This cartoon by Gemma depicts what happened to me on Monday night after I suddenly developed a fever.
After researching the possible causes of my fever, I felt much worse and did go to bed early. I stayed there most of the following day but dragged myself out late in the afternoon to vote. Due to my dire illness, I voted all wrong. What other excuse is there for not voting for Jimmy McMillan for governor?
Jimmy represents the Rent Is Too Damn High party. I’m an owner, not a renter, of my apartment but I am trying to find some new office space and, indeed, the rent is too damn high. Jimmy’s spectacular facial hair is surely worth of support. And, most importantly, as the winner of the 2008 Drysdale Award for the Blog With the Most Swears, I should support any party with “damn” in its name without question. If you made the same mistake as me, you can still show your love for Jimmy by buying a t-shirt. Click the photos to shop.
All of this inspired me to check YouTube for videos of the original Broadway cast of Rent. I was impressed to find clips from the 1996 opening night. I’m a big hypocrite. While I totally agree with my beloved Patti LuPone for going off on a photographer during a 2009 performance of Gypsy, I was still delighted to find the Rent videos. So sue me!
If the Rent Is Too Damn High party doesn’t run in the next election, I’ll have to vote for the Tea Party. Not THAT Tea Party! Gemma Correll’s Boston (Terrier) Tea Party!
Cute dogs and cupcakes are a winning ticket.