Wednesday, May 3, 2006

DEBATE AT LOLITA BAR: "Is Immigration Harming the United States?"

In between May Day and Cinco de Mayo, come to Jinx to make sense of today’s massive protests.

John Carney and Michele Carlo debate the question “Is Immigration Harming the United States?” (with Michel “The Brain” Evanchik moderating and Todd Seavey hosting) at the next Jinx Athenaeum, Wednesday, May 3 at 8pm, downstairs at Lolita bar (free admission, cash bar) on the northeast corner of Broome and Allen on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, one block south and three west of the Delancey St. subway stop. (Volunteers to debate specific future topics, especially if you have a willing, serious opponent, are welcome.)

Meanwhile, if you’re writer or editor who’d like to be put in touch with the man who just wrote that tell-all book about working for Hustler and learning tons of dirt on icons of both left and right, JR Taylor (taylorhq[at]aol-dot-com) can put you in touch with him.

And for those who can’t make it to the debate, here’s some bonus entertainment:

With the movie of The Da Vinci Code opening in three weeks, there is controversy over inaccuracies in its depiction of religious history. Less talked about, but arguably far more important for humor purposes, is the question of whether these three videos — all produced by devout Christians — contain inaccuracies (I learned about them from Andrew Corsello, , and , respectively — and BE WARNED that the first one contains lots of foul language, the second contains a banana and actor Kirk Cameron, and the third contains references to Sir Mix-a-Lot’s classic “Baby Got Back”):

P.S. If you’d like to be on the invite list (and aren’t already) for an unrelated monthly bar gathering for conservatives in media (possibly at a new, more Midtownish location, and we’re open to suggestions), let me know.

P.P.S. NOTE: I’m away (in L.A. and then DC) for about a week after Wednesday’s debate, so don’t panic if I’m unresponsive to e-mail until after that.

(NOTE: The above was sent as a mass e-mail in the days prior to the debate and was posted on this blog retroactively in April 2007. Click here for other Debates at Lolita Bar.)