Skill Focus Burlesque
Jan 28, 2012
I’ve always believed in Rule 34 and the slide from 8 bit Super Heroes to pasties protected titillation isn’t all that far. Even if your level 3 Gazillion Übermensch on WOW and living in mom’s basement, you still have ‘needs”. Tonight I missed the early show which reportedly featured juggling and Thom Thorspecken sketching, but I got into the video game late night event. While I have passing familiarity with the Mario Brothers, Black Mesa and John Cave and Princesses Peach are complete strangers, but that didn’t dampen the fun factor of this geek friendly hoe down. Hosted by Ruby Darling and an evil genius in a lab coat and rubber boots (guess who I was applying attention to), Video Game themed girls (and a guy) stripped down to the legally allowed latex and G-string limits as specified by His Chalkiness, Our Dear Leader.
The audience was jazzed, and one girl up in the last row stage left made an eye rolling impression on hostess Ruby. Our theme tonight was “Experimenting on flesh bags” but there’s no pop quiz and this certainly isn’t a peer reviewed experiment. Otherwise respectable actors and actress (none of whom I will out) dress as avatars from Mario Brothers and Suite 101 and Half-Life. The music was too loud, the audience was too drunk, and the bartender was in his typical passive / aggressive lovable curmudgeon mode. As the “experiments” stripped a steady stream of nubile alcoholics ran back and forth to the bar, and after each act the lab rats passed the hat in the audience. The Suite 101 girl had the most clothes and padding to get through, Princess Peach took off the fewest clothes, the guy in the foam was the best technical dancer, and Sonic the Hedgehog and her LED infuse hula hoop strip got the best response. My favorite? Well, I like all strippers, and if I play favorites, I might never here the end of it. This a pro show, they may not start on time, but they hit their marks and get a well deserved response.
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