Banks's act is definitely family friendly; you could bring your grandmother or child with you. I took my boy Sammy, and we both "laughed our butts off" (as Sam put it). I can't think of anyone who would be offended by this material except perhaps Britney Spears. In his sweeping orchestral piece "Not I," Banks assails the media's (and presumably the public's) obsession with celebrities. I see I'm not the only one who stands in line looking at the tabloids, dumbfounded:
In the paper I read the news flash:
Oprah Winfrey likes taking hot baths;
Catherine Zeta-Jones likes being pregnant;
Britney Spears admires Madonna,
The metric system, and blunt force trauma,
And they say Wayne Newton is finally eating solid foods.
Who gives a rat's lower digestive tract?
Who gives a purple possum duodenum?
Who gives a swollen rodent colon?
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