Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June 19: The Manly Edition

What the hell happened? Seems like only yesterday we were living our regular routine in Orlando - you know, drinking our Big Gulps, counting our Disney collector pins. Then, wham! Cultureville. We're still recovering from the Orlando Fringe Festival, but our hangovers are somewhat lightened by The Daily City's "Best Outdoor Show" award for the Fringe Poetry Smackdown and a George Award for your Speakeasy host. (What's a George Award? Still not completely sure. We think it's for eating more PB&J clouds than George Wallace.) Thanks to anyone who stopped by the Poetry Vending Machine (starring your favorite Speakeasy regulars), and keep your eye on the mothballed Vending Machine blog - we'll be posting select poems from Fringe 2012 there as soon as we get our gumption back.

Anyway, that's our excuse for posting late this month. So right down to business then, gentlemen: Your Speakeasy theme for June. It's a pleasant little month despite all the rain, named after a complicated lady but largely known for that single father's day smack dab in the middle of it. Luckily, we are not ones to complicate your life (especially after Fringe). So it is that Speakeasy celebrates not just Dads, but dudes in general this month, with our catch-all theme of Manliness. Writers this month are invited to scratch those balls, spit in the dirt and pitch us your best poems and stories of testicular fortitude. It is damn hard work starting all those wars and yelling at the TV, so let's have a night of fancy words just for us, yeah? High five, bro. Be there at Will's Pub on June 19 at 9 p.m.

Whuzzat? OK, ladies can read too, but they'll get 23% less applause. See you there, all! Good luck getting laid at this one.

- Tod