My friend Scott, a forefather of teabaggery

I don’t like to brag, but I have a personal connection to the patriotic teabaggery presently sweeping across this great nation of ours… You see, my friend Scott, the founder of Baltimore’s Atomic Books, was instrumental in the mainstream popularization of the formerly-gay practice which spawned this historic conservative movement. You might not be aware of his work, but I’m confident, if there were ever going to be a Mount Rushmore of Teabaggery, his goateed face would be chiseled into it, right alongside Sarah Palin’s. Just watch this historic footage:

Did you see Scott on the other side of the bar, drinking a beer amidst the teabagging? (This, of course, is footage from the John Waters’ film, Pecker.)

I haven’t seen the Pecker DVD, but I’m told John Waters even mentions Scott in his commentary track. Apparently, he thought that it was funny that Scott was the only straight guy in that scene… At any rate, it crossed my mind that maybe Scott should come out to our next Shadow Art Fair and sign autographs for teabagging enthusiasts. (He also played a dead body on the TV show Homicide once, and a retarded man in the film Species 2, but I think people would be most interested in his teabagging-related work.) And, before your criticize, you should know that my fallback plan is to ask my friend Joe, who once met CNN’s Anderson Cooper, to set up a “Meet a Man Who Met Anderson Cooper” booth… But maybe I should combine the ideas, which makes sense, considering Cooper’s fascination with the art of teabagging.

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  1. Stan
    Posted February 16, 2010 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    I applaud your efforts to extend an olive branch to the tea baggers among us.

  2. Teddy
    Posted February 16, 2010 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    I’d pay to teabag someone at the Shadow, and I’m sure others would too.

  3. Smithton
    Posted February 16, 2010 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    I think you should allow, and encourage, the teabagging of any Shadow Art Fair vendor.

  4. Movie Fan
    Posted February 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    I like that you’re reaching out to the teabagarati, offering to bring in one of their more affordable super heroes, but I’d be more inclined to shell out money for an autograph of the retard in Species 2. If he’s the retard I’m thinking of, he was awesome.

  5. Posted February 16, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    I like the idea of an entire art fair within the Shadow Art Fair, run by teabaggers. There could be freedom fries, teabagging accessories (like knitted teabag koozies), tshirts making bold statements about Obama being a Nazi Communist Socialist, and, of course, the booth with Scott.

    Oh, I heard from Scott today about this post. It seems as though someone shared it with John Waters, and he sent Scott a heads-up this morning… Small world, huh?

  6. Joe
    Posted February 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    You could have a whole “Brush with Fame” section.

  7. Mike Shecket
    Posted February 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    So this is what I THOUGHT teabagging was…but then I was hearing it was balls-in-mouth, not balls-on-forehead. Has the definition evolved?

  8. Carly Smyth
    Posted February 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    I learned in school that it was balls against the forehead.

  9. SK
    Posted March 21, 2011 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    The thought of your friend Scott has got my balls twitching.

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