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Monday, January 7, 2008

Kid, Ya Gotta Get A Gimmick

If ya want ta get ahead!

Fr. Ray Blake intro-
duced DANCING GIRLS this last Sunday.

Well, I don't think it's such a bad idea. At least ONCE. He said:

"No way are these young women going to dance at Mass..."

I think in his case, given he's bucking for Cardinal Archbishop, it's a great idea. At the very least, he'd give the parish something to talk about for years to come! Think of the unity this could cause amongst his eastern european and English parishioners:

Mrs. Evans Trimmington-Winslow, III: "And then there was the time Father Ray lost his mind and had dancing girls with flaming batons flank the cross bearer in the procession...."

Mrs. Stakakowitz:
"Da, OHN BIL DURAK" [Yes, he was a fool.]

Think how that will live on in parish memory and get embellished to an entire troupe of the Bolshoi ballet accompanied by the Elephants from a touring production of Aida.

Doing something that crazy could rocket him to the top for consideration for Cardinal.

Kid, you gotta get a gimmick ♫
! Ms. Tessie Tura SAID so!


X said...

LMAO! PLEASE keep doing these dialogue posts!!!!! The names you give them are priceless too!

gemoftheocean said...

I have to say, in writing letters to people over the years, I've done lots of imaginary dialogues. I don't think they're quite up to Savage Landor's "Imaginary Conversations" which are on a really lofty plane, but then again, I ain't aiming that high. Glad you enjoyed.

swissmiss said...

I'd even buy tickets to this just to see the expression on Father's face.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

You might try "Razzle Dazzle Them" from Chicago...

gemoftheocean said...

SwissMiss: I LOVE the idea of selling tickets.

AA: GREAT choice. I also like "we both reached for the gun" from the same show. The late Jerry Orbach was the original Billy Flynn on Broadway. AA if you can carry a tune you can have the nubile Roxie sit on your lap to play "dummy" -- I expect Father Blake can carry a tune, but we don't want to give the ladies in the parish *too* much to bitch and moan about.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

I can sing a little but can't carry a tune as it weighs too much < < rim shot > >

gemoftheocean said...

On that song you need a range of about 4 notes. It's the male equivalent of "send in the Clowns." Your basic Rex Harrison range. If you can speak in rhythm ad throw in a note or two, you've got the part.

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

Karen, you know you need to write a stage play.
Oh and email Damian Thompson at Holy Smoke with Fr Blake's name. We need a proper Catholic bottom on the throne at Westminster.

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

Oh yikes! By throne I mean bishop's seat..!

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

WhiteStonee, U want a seat in the seat? LOL

gemoftheocean said...

WSN: I thought in UKese "bottom" meant.... oh, never mind! ;-D I should drop Damian a note!


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