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Master's Degree holder, telecommuting from the hot tub, proud Darwinian Dawkobot, and pirate librarian belly-dancer bohemian secret agent scribe on a mission to rescue bloggers from the wholesome clutches of the pious backstabbing girl fridays of the world.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Amused Muse at the Pride Parade

Look for me (in case we get on the news) participating with Minnesota Atheists at the Minneapolis GLBT Pride Parade! The t-shirts this year are pink, purple, and black.

I was ecstatic! (And I think I was the only one who was.)

I'm coming out of the closet myself today - new member of Minnesota Atheists, and none of them have seen me in belly dancing regalia. I asked if I could be "creative" as to what I could wear with my t-shirt. We're supposed to project a "nice" image to the broader community, and we are. We are very nice!

And so am I. I'm a very nice person!

I'm just decidedly not suburban nor conservative. Never was. Never will be.

There's nothing "naughty" about belly dance, heels, makeup, and shimmies! Any more than there is about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Righto?

UPDATED: I forgot to mention the theme for this year: "The Evolution of Equality"!

UPDATED: Photo above.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see if we can hit that elusive NC-17 rating for you:

(1) It is good to support oppressed minorities - such as gays, lesbians, homosexuals a/k/a fags, dykes, fudge-packers and rug-munchers. (albeit that any normal human would and does engage in oral pleasuring a/k/a oral sex of their partners - but buggery might be painful without a skilled partner).

(2) Seduction by semi-nude dancing goes back to the Bible and blasphemy is denying the Bible - so shimmy on reggae woman!

(3) By my standards the Missionary Position isn't just boring - it is an obscene and perverted act of sexual laziness demonstrating a wholly cavalier approach to intercourse. The blow-up dolls that receive such treatment exist simply to receive ejaculate from pitiful sperm donors who might as well be be practicing necrophillia for all of their need to relate to a living human sex partners. Res ipsa loquitur!

(4) What is the difference between a penis and a gun? Not much. Both are long and hard and emit a substance that, if it hits you in the right place, will radically alter your life.

(5) Some people say that good sex is worth dying for - but death is a persistent problem as 99.9999999999% of everybody who ever lived is dead.

If you don't make the NC-17 rating, we'll have to weigh in on how Republicans are afraid that vaginas have teeth and that breasts/teats belong on bulls. Good night, Gracie.

June 24, 2007 11:23 AM  
Anonymous JanieBelle said...

Shimmy away, Kristine!


June 24, 2007 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure how accepting the atheists will be of your belly dancing. But the drag queens will love you if you are dancing through out the parade.


June 24, 2007 1:49 PM  
Blogger Mike Haubrich said...

anonymous - This atheist at least was pleaased to have Kristine belly-dancing alongside me. The nice thing was that between our Jezebel and the burlesque dancers on the float just in front of us, we got a lot of cheering, waving and clapping from the crowd.

In regards to the quote from the other anonymous, point 4, well, happiness is a warm gun.

June 24, 2007 2:39 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Raggae woman? Well, okay.

Personally, I like the "let him think he's in charge" position. But regarding blow-up babes - this is a fascinating article.

Kisses, JanieBelle! You're not going to believe this. We were right behind the 1) burlesque float and 2) the Naked Minnesota people (one nudist in pink shorts, the other wearing a barrel and nothing else, so there I was, shimmying my little heart out, preening and smiling for all I was worth amongst the competition. Ugh! We got some great reactions, though.

Not just as many as we could have, I think. But anyway, everyone in MN Atheists was very supportive! Including Mike - thanks!

I'm just disappointed that Rev. Barky wasn't there - I heard he was around, but he wasn't in the parade and I didn't see him at the festival. (I still think Rev. Barky would look good in henna.)

June 24, 2007 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops, after rereading what I posted, I am afraid that what I said could be taken as unkind. All I meant by the drag queen remark was that they love it when they see anyone doing such a femme display. It was meant as a fun statement.


June 24, 2007 5:11 PM  
Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitor said...

Hey, I did plan on being there but this weekend was dedicated to car repair. I had to do a full tune up and I was even going to replace my shocks but I decided to have that done later.

I have to drive up from Madison and back every other weekend and the truck has to be in good working order - good thing I did though - I found a bad spark plug cable.

Thanks for thinking of me though - I wish I could have marched with you.

June 24, 2007 5:54 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

No offense taken, Janine. I knew what you meant.

Hey, Rev. Barky! I know that you have a long haul - just was hoping to see you there, is all.

Good luck on the repairs. I don't miss having a vehicle at all! ;-)

June 24, 2007 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That reference was to Stevie Wonder's song, Boogie On Reggae Woman. Those lyrics were sexually explicit - way beyond what Little Stevie Wonder had ever published before. see,

Just trying to help pump up the ratings.

As for the comment about happiness is a warm gun, all I can say is why don't we do it in the road, dear Prudence?

It is a damn shame that two Beetles are dead - what with George succumbing to cancer and John being shot to death by Mark David Chapman. George's life couldn't have been helped by that nut who broke into his house and stabbed him the year before he died.

OK, that's as many key words as I have at the moment - I'm watching Daniel Craig in the new Bond film try to stop a bomber and have to go before the explosion. I hear it is the best bang since the big bang....

June 24, 2007 8:27 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Ah. Well, I was in Jamaica to make a short film. ;-) The loudness of the reggae music corresponded to how fast and crazy the drivers drove.

The best bang since the Big Bang is, in my opinion, the sex scene between Julian Sands and Nicolette Scorsese (Martin Scorsese's daughter) in Boxing Helena.

I'm watching some 60's film called Baron Blood. *Snore!* It sucks so far.

June 24, 2007 9:28 PM  
Blogger Scott Hatfield . . . said...

Ah. In an attempt to arouse prurient interests (and foster that desired NC-17 rating), perhaps you should provide shimmying pictures. (sigh) I had so hoped to see a Galapagos shimmy, but I can understand how all that nature stuff might've got in the way.

Also, don't call it 'shimmying'. Call it 'depraved dancing' or such. That should send your rating through the roof!...SH

June 25, 2007 12:21 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I've been scouring the news for images - don't really see any. In the meantime, I'm working on my science quiz/belly dance flash animation as promised. I really can't shimmy and hold a camera at the same time! ;-)

And it isn't "depraved dancing" - I gotta be honest here. It's actually good, clean, family fun - sorry.

June 25, 2007 12:33 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Okay, I just posted a photo. I cringe at most photos of me, though.

June 25, 2007 11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time have someone video tape you in action. As for cringing at one's own image, I still have nightmares about a shot of me at a Chicago Dyke March. sigh


June 26, 2007 1:32 AM  
Anonymous JanieBelle said...

I love that picture! You're beautiful!

Plus all the signs are very cool.


June 30, 2007 5:28 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Thank ya, dear!

That t-shirt covers up too much, I think - I'm long-waisted so I look like a cherry on the bottom. ;-)

I'm going to do some flashdance trimming to that t-shirt, and maybe add some sequins.

June 30, 2007 5:33 PM  

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