Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

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In sleepy Atlantic Beach in 2007, it was just kind of a little joke -- one that was heard around the world.

It happened after the now-defunct Atlantic Theatres changed its marquee after someone complained about the title of the play "The Vagina Monologues." So the comedy club changed it, briefly, to "The Hoohah Monologues," causing an Internet sensation (a British Web site's headline was, "No vaginas, please. We're Floridian").

We're not sure if there's any connection, but just last week The Onion had this headline: "Renowned Hoo-Ha Doctor Wins Nobel Prize for Medical Advancements Down There." The satirical news site then goes into great detail about "renowned hoo-ha specialist Dr. Victoria Lazoff," holder of "a doctorate in lady parts from Johns Hopkins University," and her groundbreaking work in" ... you know, that area."

Funny stuff. See it at www.



Once banned in Boston, she's now being welcomed back just across the river. City councilors in Cambridge, Mass., one of A.M. Stir's favorite cities, have proclaimed April 10 to be Lily Ann Rose Day.

Good for them.

Lily Ann Rose was the stage name for Lillian Brown, who's now a charming grandmother in Clay County. But in 1947, as a teenager, she started dancing in Boston burlesque clubs under the name Lily Ann Rose, causing some fuss when she had what's now known as a "wardrobe malfunction."

She's a Cambridge native, and the day in her honor coincides with her appearance at the Greater Boston Burlesque Exposition and Vintage Fashion Fair. Sounds like a fun time.

To read more about her, look for our 2004 story on Just search for Lily Ann Rose.


JUST STAY IN SCHOOL took an online poll of graduating college students -- and found that the real world looks as ugly as a student apartment after an all-night Natty Light beer bash.

"Graduating students are in big, big trouble this year," said Streeter Seidell. "I think it's safe to say that the post-collegiate days of scoring your dream job, drinking on the boss's dime, and watching your 401k grow are over. However, the days of taking online surveys because you have nothing else to do are just beginning!" The findings:

-- 55 percent are considering graduate school to avoid getting a real job.

-- 22 percent said they'd fail classes on purpose to stay in college.

-- The most regrettable majors: communications (we here at Stir could have told you that), psychology and political science. The least regrettable: nursing, engineering and teaching/education.

-- 32 percent say they're moving back in with the folks.

-- 63 percent of those without a job haven't had a single interview yet.



It's come to this: There's now a computer application that will cut your Apple computer off from the Internet, e-mail and all -- for as long as eight hours at a time. …

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