Sunday, April 15, 2007

Unveiling the Dance Party Institute®

Padre Mickey's Dance Party™ is the Journal of the Dance Party Institute®.

Board of Directors
Executive Director: Padre Mickey de Panamá
President: The Rt. Rev. Red Mr. Peanut Bank, Bishop of All Legumes and Vegetables
Vice President: His Most Shriekiness, the Rt. Rev. Gallito Mescalito
Secretary: Mr. Chompita's Chewed-up Squeaky Kittytoy.
Keeper of the Cool Coloured Paper Clips: Señorita Chompita Wiggletail
Actual True Boss of Everything™: The Lovely Mona
The Rev. Göran Koch-Swahne: Senior Theological Fellow and Only Swedish Fellow
Leonardo Ricardo: Senior Ranter and Artist Fellow
Luis Coelho: Our Man In Brasil Fellow

We have lots of Members™, Supporters™, Followers™, Soft Touches™, Deep Pockets™, and Super Secret Big Time Enablers Who Don't Want Their Names Used But, Boy, Would You Be Impressed If You Saw Their Names, I'm Not Joking! You Would Be Amazed!!™
Here is a partial list in no particular order:
Caminante
Eileen the Episcopali-fem
Matty Boy
Jane R
Pseudopiskie
Grandmère Mimi
KJ
Rev. Ref+
Madpriest
Juanuchis
St. Pat
Rasberry Rabbit
Tía Sue
El Almirante de Moralidad
Padre Xico
"John" who is really a big deal but we're keeping it secret
"Jake" not his real name
Dennis
"Woan Rilliams" "Barchishop Do Crakerburry" Yeah, he wants it kept secret, too!
And anyone else who has left a comment here, including a cast of hundreds, except that gal who insulted Leonardo and was confused because we were doing the Lord's work but don't believe the Bible is Infallible. See, we just add names and stuff like the ACI.

The Dance Party Institute® is a part of the Real Live Orthodox Episcopal Anglican Protestant Catholic Pentecostal Evangelical Fundamentalist Christian Church of All the Americas and Actually the Entire Globe; Yeah, that's Right, We Include the Global South, the Global North AND the Global Center, So Where Else Ya Gonna Go? also known as the RLOEAPCPEFCCAAAEGYRWIGSGNAGCSWEYGG or The True, Really, I Mean It, Church™

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22 comments:

Reverend Ref + said...

What? I'm part of the DPI?? I don't know if I should be honored or scared. I mean . . .

I

Can't

Dance

Saint Pat said...

Oh, thank you! I always wanted to part of a right-wing organization headed by a red peanut!

I think I should be Minister of Propaganda.

Padre Mickey said...

Well, neither can I, Rev. Ref+ I figured you could referee board meetings.

Jane R said...

¡Que bueno! I'm honored.

Well, I can dance and sing. But more to the point, I recently MC'd the spring awards and honors convocation at the college where I teach and two days later, at a local watering hole, a colleague complimented me and then added, "I could see the tug between the minister and the comic going on up there." To which I said "Damn, you already know me this well?" just as a campus ministry colleague quipped "There's a difference?"

So maybe I should be Minister of Hot Air.

And all y'all need to remember that proverb from Zimbabwe "If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing." Padre Mickey, anyone who wields the aspergillum the way you do is bailando already.

Caminante said...

Oh good, I am glad to see that I rate as a member. Do I qualify as being the resident feline-lover (fanatic)? Or the only Vermonter who makes fire-alarm hot salsa? Or the French medievalist who also likes techno music? Whatever. I am honoured to be part of the DPI.

Saint Pat said...

So, do I get to be minister of propaganda? Of course, I can't actually call myself what I am. That's not good propaganda.

What I'll call myself is "Executive Director of the Ministry of Truth, Light and Inerrancy."

Padre Mickey said...

St. Pat, here in Panamá propoganda means "advertising," like: "did you see that progaganda for Kentucky Fried Chicken en el Televisor last night?" "If ya wanna be in charge of advertising, yer on! Actually, if you wanna be the "executive Director of the Ministry of Truth, Light, and Inerrancy" you can be that, too. Everyone can be whomsoever they want; all it takes it a cheque to the Dresbach Missionary Fund.

Jane R said...

Ah, NOW he tells us! The DPI is lining its pockets. (Or is it funded by deep pockets?) Does this remind anyone of any other entities in the known universe?

St. Pat, I love "Executive Director of the Ministry of Truth, Light and Inerrancy." It's you! The real question is, what will you WEAR?

Caminante, I am a feline lover too, but you are clearly the Top Feline Human since you have several and I am currently bereft. (I did try to adopt a few months after the sweet boy died, but I was allergic! I'm allergic to some and not others, which is weird but true. So I am waiting till the right cat finds me, which usually happens when the cosmic time is appropriate.) Love those photos you had this Friday. (Chompita, stop being jealous, you are the Top Dog.)

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Delicious!

Grandmère Mimi said...

I'm a little miffed at being placed rather low in the hierarchy, but then Jesus said the first shall be last. What about the middle? Did Jesus say anything about the middle?

Jane R said...

Maybe you are Empress of the Middle, Grand-mère Mimi. Remember China was the Middle Kingdom, and the Middle Kingdom of Egypt was another reign, so those are two great civilizations bearing the name Middle and both having (or having had, but hey, we're into reformation and revival and retrieval) proper royal rulers of great power (not to mention GREAT regalia). You could also be Her Serene Highness (I know, Highness is not as high as Majesty, but I always loved the title Her Serene Highness and the Serene part suits you) of the Holy Middle Realms or some such.

And this is very high in our book because as Anglicans we are the VIA MEDIA, or Middle Way (haha, that's also the name of the Buddhist path) and thus you would be Supreme Anglican if you were Queen of the Middle.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Jane, I like Serene Highness of the Via Media. That works. It sounds quite Buddhist. Perhaps the serene part will rub off on me.

Padre Mickey said...

The Executive Director of the Dance Party Institute® Speaks:
Okay Grandmère Mimi, Jane and anyone else.
Look, ya'll can give each other whatever title you want; it's no skin off my nose. Heck, I won't even ask for a contribution. The only titles not up for grabs are:
Executive Director, President, Vice President, Secretary, Keeper of the Cool Coloured Paper Clips, Actual True Boss of Everything™, Senior Theological Fellow and Only Swedish Fellow, Senior Ranter and Artist Fellow, and Our Man In Brasil Fellow; those are all taken.

Knock yer selves out.

Jane R said...

We're knockin'. ;-)

Jane (who just got out of an uncharacteristically SHORT vestry meeting, glory hallelujah, Christ is risen!) (actually it's not called a vestry because the congregation is technically a chaplaincy and not a parish or a mission, so it's a "steering committee" but it's basically the vestry) Minister of Hot Air, Theological Drama Queen, Media Babe, Ecclesiological Feminista, and World Famous Crêpes Maker(but my titles could change tomorrow)

Luiz Coelho said...

I thought I was gonna be ++++++++Mescalito's personal secretary.

I can shriek too!

Dennis said...

Oh, my.
I just feel honored to have been included. What an honor. And I have these little notes I brought along with me just in case I needed to accept an honor like this... ahem. Of course I want to thank the Academy and also my momma. And MadPriest and Mimi who always believed in me and told me to try and reach for the stars. And KJ and and Eileen, where would I be without them? Clumber for his art and inspiration. Oh, and... uh, why is the band playing? I have more to say! I brought a list of people to thank and you can't chase me off this stage by playing the theme to Places in The Heart loudly! I am not Sally Field. I have more to say. Give me that microphone!

Anonymous said...

I thought I was gonna be ++++++++Mescalito's personal secretary...Luiz

LOL,

Well, I was a tad 'put off' that I wasn't actually "billed" as the REAL voice of +Mescalito (although, "one" can sorta put two and two together and get SHRIEK out of "rant!")

No, matter, I'm fine with my "low profile" senior ranting...afterall, somebodies gotta be uglier than those insane puritan/zealot "self seeking/grandstanding" commenters at Stand Limp and Virtueless (not to mention Wendall Karma-mans)...one might think a couple of them thar know-it-alls/religious "nuts" might wanna be a Bishop in CANA the way they go on-and-on about fear/hate!

Leonardo Ricardo, Non-lisping Gay Senior Ranter

Grandmère Mimi said...

Padre! Humor alert! Your commenters are way funnier than you are.

Dennis, superb acceptance speech!

Luiz, Leonardo, everyone, LOL! Running to bathroom now.

OK, I'm back. I hope I didn't leave anyone out in my words of appreciation.

Eileen said...

Blushes...I'm "Included" here...Me? A heretic! Wow!

I love dis Church!

Oh...you only invited me to be a cheap source of heat????? WTF???

Anonymous said...

"...except that gal who insulted Leonardo and was confused because we were doing the Lord's work but don't believe the Bible is Infallible. See, we just add names and stuff like the ACI." His Padreness

I forgot! Insults are hardly noticiable after I started being obnoxiously real and direct (read no more nonsense accepted from bigoted religious/other morons)...the insults do come but they don't hurt as much as I thought they would...I've gained on courage but now I'm trying to adjust to my throat wringing/adams apple removing desire.

Anonymous said...

"...except that gal who insulted Leonardo and was confused because we were doing the Lord's work but don't believe the Bible is Infallible. See, we just add names and stuff like the ACI." His Padreness

I forgot! Insults are hardly noticiable after I started being obnoxiously real and direct (read no more nonsense accepted from bigoted religious/other morons)...the insults do come but they don't hurt as much as I thought they would...I've gained on courage but now I'm trying to adjust to my throat wringing/adams apple removing desire.

Anonymous said...

whoops, that was Leonardo Ricardo...yo

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