Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Day #203

I went to see a Cajun puppet musical. Since the extent of my knowledge of Cajun culture derives solely from Cajun blackened chicken and fish, I hoped that meant I was going to see puppets charbroiled on a griddle. It turned out this Tears of Joy production only had a Cajun theme, and the puppetry was actually Indonesian rod puppetry combined with Japanese Bunkaru, which is where the puppeteers are visible but have black veils on their heads, in a slightly creepy KKK/Abu Ghraib way.
All of that was new and interesting, but how much more rad would it have been if the Large Nipples family had blackened those puppets with a blowtorch?

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