Wednesday, January 04, 2006
On acronyms and Jewish crossdressers
Words have become so limiting, don't you think? For example, I no longer live in Atlanta, but the ATL. The city's new theme song (which deserves the award for worst use of tax dollars in '05) is even called "The ATL." When bureaucrats --- and malcontents --- are adopting street slang, you know this craze has gone too far.
Back in a day, a friend of mine and I created some acronyms of our own, just for sport. Yes, we did need to get out more. Nonetheless, we imagined a politically correct, gay friendly, educational theatre group that would tour the country, performing paeans to tolerance. Something Harvey Fierstein might be involved with.
Presenting, the E.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y. players: Everyone Qualifies Under Affirmative Lifestyles Independent of Tyranny ... Yentl!