Tonight mstegosaurus, theryk, J*Me, and I did battle with The girlsnqueers Team (featuring Ren Gender, Lani Radack, Laura Yan & Skian McGuire). As three gay men and one bi guy going into a traditionally all women venue, I figured we were fucked. No matter what we did we would have lost. Which was fine, we were there as a fundraiser, and i really enjoy listening to the four members of The Amazon team. In fact, I've never seen an Amazon Team that didn't impress the hell out of me. Still, I figured the decks were stacked. Especially when I heard four female judges, and one male.
I was wrong.
The judging was superbly consistent (and I'm saying this as a member of the losing team), partly due to the inspired hosting of realsupergirl. She may not have hosted a slam before, but she's a natural. Not the cookie cutter slam hosting that I'm often guilty of, she had a flair for making her inexperience work to her advantage. Brava.
The scores were unimportant. Every poet brought out fantastic material that wasn't necessarily a "greatest hit."
Thanks to girlsnqueers for putting the event together.
After words, mstegosaurus, theryk, morthsha and her very cute friend, Andrew, came over to Delistonkoawo, and we played a few rounds of Exquisite Corpses, which resulted in the following gems:
"Squishy - the taste of a compliment on a forked tongue"
"Ignorantly - the way you act around a campfire when you've had too much to drink
"Aaliya - a transgendered tightrope walking platypus with a lisp and lots of eucalyptis leaves"
"Cactus - a large body of water"
"Why do all these gay men keep sucking my cock?" "Because it's summer time."
"Why shouldn't I poke this?" "Because all things end, sometimes w/ a harpoon through them."
"My vagina is shabbily dressed for a change."
"The insane in Spain bomb many on the train"
"Area 51 is not a myth, it's a restaurant chain."
and the biggest stretch
According to our game the opposite of "Go banana!" is "Kill yourself - it's the only thing that makes sense."
Oh, and soon after we arrived at the house, The Boy (not My Boy, understand, I'm still very single) called. At 1 AM. That's an improvement over 3:45 AM. Maybe someday he'll call during daylight hours. Then I'll be able to tell what he looks like.
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Sun, Jul. 11th, 2004 04:08 pm (local)
akamuuyou were a fantastic M.C. If I had a venue, I'd hire you.
I was sorry not to be able to go see the Amazon poets tonite at Lizard, but I need some non-poetry time. We've got gigs Mon-Thurs. Very bleurgh.
You and kaphine should come over for surrealist games sometime. I'd love tohave you.
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Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 02:25 pm (local)
morthshaGlad I can provide you with cute boys and participate in excellent Exquisite Corpses. AND I've finally added you as a friend.
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Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004 03:27 pm (local)
akamuuCute boys are always appreciated. Particularly when they are funny and unantisocial. Y'all can come over any time.
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