One of the acts in this year's Circus Amok show has the audience nominating people to the United States Supreme Court. Names that come up repeatedly are Oprah (of course,) Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, and Jennifer Miller (it's her show, don't forget.) At the Park Slope, Brooklyn show yesterday someone nominated Ani Difranco. Only in Park Slope, I thought.
At a surprise baby shower I went to on Friday night my friend Wendy was surrounded by stacks of gifts and her three year-old adopted son, Tolya, from the Ukraine. Tolya said: "Why do we need so many clothes for the baby?" Wendy replied: "Because the baby doesn't have any clothes yet." Tolya, looking horrified, exclaimed: "It comes naked!?!"