Tony: Making Fun Of The Freaks At The KC Fringe Festival

I’ve recently discovered that the only thing worse than corporate, sanitized entertainment in Kansas City is the homegrown “alternative” shtick that often substitutes for a personality among local hipsters.

Sure, The P&L District is full of d-bags who look as if they refer to one another as “broseph” and a nice variety of interchangeable skanks devoid of even the least bit of personality. However, a great many archetypes exist among the so-called “fringe” counter culture in Kansas City.

Let’s call them out together in order to offer a bit of a preview for the upcoming Fringe Festival. Check it:

1. Chubby But Still Inaccessible Burlesque Broad: I think I’ve come to another conclusion of late. Fair warning: My “game” is completely horrible and mostly consists of drunk dials and uncomfortable silences. Nevertheless, I’m going to myth bust the idea that local Burlesque babes are down to party. In fact, most of them are housewives. A few of these ladies are cool but for the most part we’re simply talking about ladies who would NEVER make it as strippers with a lot of bad tattoos and far too much attitude. The Chubby But Still Inaccessible Burlesque Broad is good for a couple of laughs but when it comes time to start making bad decisions, they’re just as lame as any small time local entertainer.

2. Skinny Jeans Guy On An Iphone – Every time I see a skinny jeans guy with an iPhone I want grab a baseball bat and maybe think about a violent mugging. But because of Catholic guilt and common sense I always stop myself. There probably isn’t a lot of cash in those skinny jeans anyway. I have no idea why the Williamsburg, Brooklyn hipster circa 2008 is still a popular pose to strike but it’s starting to become a Cowtown embarrassment in much the same way that Independence Mullet wasn’t really ironic until a few years ago.

3. The Cackling Divorced Lady Trying New Things – I should tread lightly here, this woman is at every local event laughing much too loudly and wearing something truly awful. Still, at The Fringe Festival she’s running into old friends and pretending that the fact she’s gonna die alone isn’t a big deal. The laugh is really a weapon or at least a warning to every hetero man to stay far, far away. She’s not out to pick up but at some point there will be many bottles of wine downed at speeds that would impress the kind of frat guy who would never venture into this fringe mess.

4. Librarian Chick – This nerd has tricked herself into believing that there’s something unqiue about being a slightly attractive nerd with big frame glasses. For folks with fantasies that revolve around reference material, then MAYBE this broad might be an interesting character to check out among KC’s Fringe. But manufactured irony and cynicism that’s not even as clever as Janeane Garofalo’s earlier work is just another character flaw to endure from a 7 pretending to be 5 who thinks she’s a 9 and is probably horrible in bed. Warning: Of all these d-bags this chick is probably the most dangerous, given that mistreating or clowning her might result in an embarrassing misrepresentation of your penis size on Facebook or a blog.

5. Peregrine Honig – I’ve always despised Peregrine with every fiber of my being. My feelings for the local artsy lady are best compared with that last scene in “Star Trek: Wrath of Khan” wherein Ricardo Montalb

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13 Responses to Tony: Making Fun Of The Freaks At The KC Fringe Festival

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’ll admit I’ve got a thing for the librarian chicks and will therefore be at the Fringe, but Peregrine Honig has absolutely nothing to do with the Fringe Festival – unless you’re referring to her as an archetype.

  2. Anonymous says:

    captivating (yawn)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Drugs Delaney
    It must suck to be you Tony!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Drugs Delaney
    What is this your comment is awaiting moderation bullshit?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’ve seen all these people all over the Midwest and all sorts of events, restaurants and businesses, and I used almost the same words as Tony to describe them all to my wife, who invariably told me, “Be nice.” And I invariably told her, “No.”

  6. Anonymous says:

    Now, of course, if there were real talent in the city’s art scene, that would be one thing. But it is woefully lacking. There are a few talented people and we know who they are, but the rest of them don’t know they’re lousy.

    May, with your stupid sidewalk chalk drawings and your buttplugs, I’m lookin’ at you here.

    Also, the website? WEBSITE FAIL. Missing a few stylesheets there I think.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Mrs. Robinson
    Anybody ever seen Tony in person? He’s a zit face, overweight douchebag.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Sad, irresponsible, misinformed attempt at “journalism.” Sounds like Tony got shot down by a burlesque girl (maybe even by a few guys too.)
    Tony seems to hate the art scene here in KC and I’m sure people who advertise with KCC would like to hear how KCC doesn’t support the arts here in KC. Speak up people!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Funny, funny shit

  10. Anonymous says:

    A Chubby But Still Inaccessible Burlesque Broad
    Down to party: no not right now, and most likely not with you
    Housewife: no I am a well educated and respected professional in my field
    Want to be a stripper: no not trying to be
    Have bad tattoos: no none at all
    Attitude is just part of the game darling!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Suzie Jean
    @doraff02 dude Im a bloke and I wear skinnies and im not gay

  12. Anonymous says:

    Saturnina Mcbrearty
    helpful tips, ill try these later and comment back on how good they are

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