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May 17th, 2005at 09:06am Posted by Eli

This sounds like a brilliant idea:

Celebrating clunky sentences and mixed metaphors, self-indulgent prose and just plain old bad writing, Lit Lite, a weekly literary series, invites performers to select and read from their favorite bad books. And so one evening last week at the Chelsea restaurant Elmo, Greg Walloch, a stand-up comic, chose to deliver passages from two novels by the actor Ethan Hawke, “The Hottest Stat” and “Ash Wednesday.”

“Man, when I first met Christy – and this is no joke, a cliche but no joke – it was like my heart was literally stuck on my esophagus,” Mr. Walloch read from “Ash Wednesday” as an audience of more than 40 groaned and giggled. It was soon revealed that Christy is a woman with a posterior so “dynamite,” that, “if you looked at her from the back you’d swear she was a black chick.” Mr. Walloch, who is white, deadpanned, “That happens to meall the time.”

….Earlier this month, in keeping with the theme “Women’s Problems,” performers read excerpts from Rosie O’Donnell’s free-verse poetry blog (onceadored.blogspot.com), “Yvonne: An Autobiography,” by the actress Yvonne De Carlo, who played Lily Munster in the television series “The Munsters,” and Eve Ensler’s “Good Body.” Tonight, under the banner “Difficult People,” Jodi Lennon, a comedy writer, will present “Hold My Gold,” a hip-hop how-to guide for white girls.

I envy all of you who are in NYC and have the opportunity to partake of such giddy entertainments. I especially approve of anything that mocks Ethan Hawke for the pretentious, fatuous twerp he is.

Also, Flotilla DeBarge may be The Best Drag Queen Name Ever.

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