Oh, Colorado Springs — when wilt thou learn to keep thy unique views on government, taxation, public support and puppet boobs out of the news?
I'm referring, of course, to the news that Lamar Advertising rejected a previously accepted advertisement featuring the endowment of Avenue Q character Lucy the Slut. (Avenue Q will be at the Pikes Peak Center March 16 and 17).
First reported by The Gazette, the story was quickly picked up by The Huffington Post. From there the Los Angeles Times has weighed in, as has The Celebrity Cafe, and the loudest voice of all, Broadway.com, who interviewed the young lady puppet in question.
"When my public relations people told me that my cleavage was banned from the bus shelters of Colorado Springs, my first thought was: 'they could fit my cleavage on a little bus shelter?!' Then I was disappointed—I simply hoped to further beautify the community. However, given my notoriety as a profligate home-wrecker, I suppose all of the men of Colorado Springs might succumb to my generous charms. My bazooms are widely acknowledged as a threat to the traditional family structure."
I know that I never get tired of Colorado Springs being described (as Broadway.com did), "as a conservative town that supports many religious organizations, including several mega-churches ..." so I say to you, sweet C-Town, keep the hits coming and the media shall follow, laughing all the way.