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arcobaleno.jpgJust in time for Pride Week, I attended the way gay WYSIWYG Talent Show last night.

Using her webby mojo, founder Chris Hampton landed a sold-out crowd in the Bowery Poetry Club. An army of publicists couldn't have picked a better-suited, warm-hearted audience for the reading.

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Wearing the best straight face, Greg Walloch speiled dirty jokes about handicaps, race, and sexuality that had people rolling in the aisles.

The blogging Spinster took a funny look at her job supporting lesbian and gay teenagers in high school.

Joe Jervis from JoeMyGod took a gonzo journalism ride through a 20/20 feature about Gay-dar. Jervis' ten-minute piece packed more personality and craft than that whole television show.

Curly McDimple read with her eyes averted the whole time, but not out of shyness. Like a writing superhero with laserbeam eyes, she would cut you in half with insults if she looked at you.

Rod Townsend from Manhattan Offender threatened a striptease and took us on a guided tour through his color-coded bathroom--a neat segue into the Seven Deadly Sins.

Joel Derfner delivered his entire hilarious story in his underwear, giving an unxepectedly sensitive glimpse into an evangelical prayer meeting for "ex-gays."

Swithing from her usual musical duties, dj:ayden psychoanalyzed gender roles and Jay-Z lyrics with a deceptively shy delivery.


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It's true. There's a trail of corpses in my visual wake. I really should wear a blast shield at all times in the interest of everyone's safety.

Thanks for the link, Jason!

It was my pleasure, Curley. I'll see you next month.

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