Conduct's Island of Misfits Toy Drive
Allen Street Warehouse, December 6th
Of the forty million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide,
nearly three million are children under fifteen. What if you
had been born with HIV? Seems bleak during Christmastime. Still
trying to figure out why you weren't at this toy drive with
Honky, Tuna Helpers, Murfph, and DJ Spiv, when all you had to
do was bring a toy for a child with AIDS? There was a raffle
with items from bigfatmeanie.com, Buffalo Exchange, Alamo Drafthouse
and Forbidden Fruit plus a silent auction with items from Bobby
Love, Pipes Plus, Diablo Rojo, Kenneth B. Gall photography,
Through The Looking Glass and Telepathic Tattoo. I won a Manic
Panic hair package/new hairdo for practically nothing.
Miss Conduct? Island of Misfits? A tattoo? I skated with Miss
Conduct in the roller derby. In 2002, Miss Conduct was voted
crowd favorite, and she probably still is. All of her fucked
up friends (me included) drug our tired ol' asses east of Red
River to make a very wealthy contribution to those poor sick
Tuna Helpers did a puppet show fit for
David Lynch, complete with costumes and sign language. Honky
stuffed our stockings with a little southern rock, the Neon
Cowboy picked up Miss Conduct with his teeth, and it was time
to go. The misfits care, even if they don't look like it. I
bet every single person who bought a toy thought at least a
little bit about this horrible problem. I know that I broke
into tears when I bought Candyland. Kids with AIDS? Seems they
deserve a little more.
I tip my leopard-print cowboy hat to everyone who brought a
toy, served a drink, sold a raffle ticket, checked my id, etc.
Sorry to stand on my soapbox, but everyone who didn't make it
needs to look around and be thankful for all they have and make
the best of their AIDS/HIV-free life. Happy Holidays! And you
better be wearing a condom right now! IF you did miss out on
the fun, you can still visit www.youarevital.org.
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