As we were leaving Hot Springs this past weekend, we drove past a bar that advertised “Strip Karaoke”. Strip Karaoke? Mein Gott in himmel! It’s an idea so simple, yet so genius…so controversial, yet so innocent and pure…It just might be the greatest. idea. ever.
Sadly, we did not stop to check out the activities, and the sign outside raised more questions than answers. For example, is the bar just a “normal” strip joint where they happen to make the dancers perform karaoke while they undress?
Or is it the customer that is required to sing, as the dancers undress behind him?
Or is it some amalgamation of the two?
Or…and I’m just spit-ballin’ here…is it some bizarre new karaoke method hitherto unknown to the human race?
The world may never know.
The other fantastic thing espied from the car during our exodus from Hot Springs was the gigantic outdoor Jesus mosaic on the wall of a Howard Johnson’s hotel. At least, I assume it was Jesus–we drove by pretty quickly, and I guess it could actually be Howard Johnson beckoning weary travelers to rest at his humble inn.
You know, as I take a closer look at this mosaic, I can’t help but notice that Jesus actually looks indignant, like a sullen Rob Schneider. Perhaps he is displeased at how much time I spent thinking about strip karaoke.