Let’s talk politics for a minute.
If anyone is still reading this, we’d like to let you know that the Worthless Son-in-Laws are playing at the Boone Saloon this Wednesday, September 28th, 2011, at various points between 7:00 and 10:00 PM (i.e, early!). What does that have to do with politics, you ask? Well, as it happens, our friend Mr. Allan Scherlen is running for Boone Town Council, and this show is a fundraiser for his campaign. There may also be some special musical guests joining us onstage.
Apparently not satisfied with being your general run-of-the-mill sucker for punishment, Allan wishes to take this concept to a whole new level by entering into a career of elected public service. Not only does he want to tar his good name by appearing on the same stage as us, but he also wants to tar it with the prefix “Town Council Member.”
Apparently he doesn’t have enough stress in his day-to-day life, or maybe his list of enemies is embarrassingly short. Maybe he doesn’t have anyone to argue with at his place of work. Maybe he simply has had trouble getting run over by a bus. Whatever the reason, we are supporting Allan in his masochistic endeavor because that’s the kind of friends we are.
According to NBC, the BBC, and CNN, there are now only three candidates vying for the three open town council seats, as one of the four original candidates has dropped out of the race. As those of you with advanced math skills have already inferred, this show will not only be a fundraiser, but a premature victory celebration. It also means that Allan’s questionable judgement in having us play his fundraiser will likely go unpunished at the polls (the campaign coffers, however, are another matter).
The only issue now is whether he will suffer a four-year or a two-year term. The campaign also needs to raise money so there can be a proper party on election night. And to pay for all the “Vote for Scherlen” Snuggies.
At any rate, Allan is now free to drink a few more beers than he otherwise might have, since there is not as much reason for him to maintain any sense of decorum. (Just kidding, of course–it’s not like he was ever going to limit his beer intake for a sense of decorum.) For his own good, we will be playing a fairly long set in order to limit the candidate’s time in front of a live microphone. As the old adage goes, “All politics is local, but only some locals are politic.”
[Note: Participation in this event is considered a civic duty under Watauga County Ordinance 4.11.839, Section 3. Local judges will be taking attendance.]
See you there! (Or in court.)
The Worthless Son-in-Laws
Event page here.
Disclaimer: Did we mention that this is an early show, from 7-10 PM? Since this is a non-partisan race, The Worthless Son-in-Laws will be remaining strictly non-partisan for the evening, but the next day we will go back to being socialists. There is not actually a Watauga County Ordinance 4.11.839, and if there were, it would concern public urination. Allan, now that you are a public figure, you may not sue over the content of this blog entry [19 CFR Sec.12(d)]. Sorry about that.