Adults reading their awkward teenage diaries

Adults reading their awkward teenage diaries

It may be a little known fact outside this most conservative corridor of Old Route 66 but there is a thriving community of aspiring story tellers, budding comedians and stand-up comic artists in my beloved home town.  The Comedy Parlor in Tulsa’s Blue Dome district played host to OK, So Tulsa Storyslam Saturday evening for a three-time-a-year event of Adults reading their Awkward Teenage Diaries.  Yours truly was actually a participant in this particular evolution.  Myself and six other diary readers graced the stage at the aforementioned venue and read our awkward teenage diaries.   Saturday evening’s readers included some stage veterans, among them Shaun Perkins from Locust Grove, OK who has been involved with the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry....

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Bill Maher packs the Brady

Bill Maher packs the Brady

As I have stated before on this blog, there are many enclaves, organizations with frequent social functions and community events that make life for liberals along this most conservative stretch of Old Route 66 bearable.  Saturday evening was a classic example of what underscores that sentiment.  While The Big Lebowski was being shown to an open air crowd of Dudeists on Guthrie Green and the 80’s Prom was rocking the Cain’s Ballroom, comedian Bill Maher performed his stand up comedy routine before a sold out house at Tulsa’s Brady Theater. The Brady Theater is a hundred or so year old venue with a storied history all its own and not all of it the palatable kind.  Yours Truly attended his first ever rock concert there back in 1977 but the Old Lady...

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