Get Your War On(stage)

The awesomely funny comic strip “Get Your War On” was translated into a stage act earlier this year by an Austin, TX group and when I heard about it I was heartbroken that I wouldn’t get to see it.

Well, I’m gonna celebrate like it’s Mission Accomplished all over again.

It’s at Wooley Mamoth through this Sunday with enough performances that there’s no reason anyone who wants to see it should have to miss it. The Post spoke well of it, and while they say you probably want to leave your red state values at home, I think there’s plenty to enjoy in the comic for people who are lovers of sarcasm first and partisan second, even if you lean right. My favorite exchange was this one:

“Oh my God, this War on Terrorism is gonna rule! I can’t wait till the war is over and there’s no more terrorism!”
“I know! Remember when the US had a drug problem, and then we declared a War On Drugs, and now you can’t buy drugs anymore? it’ll be just like that!”

For pure dark humor, though, it’s hard to beat this one.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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