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The Osgood File…

Steve Rashid’s friend, Chicago Tribune photographer Chuck Osgood, caught The Vic & Paul Show at The Prop Theatre in Chicago last week — and snapped these cool photos.

Here’s our musical director and keyboard whiz, Steve Rashid, at the piano playing the opening to the show.

“Oh, what a beautiful evening,
Turn off your cell phones and all
After two decades in limbo,
Please welcome Victoria and Paul”

Paul’s traveling businessman, Ed, sweeps Vic’s barfly, Ellen, off her feet.

Victoria as the classic Greek heroine, Medea: mother, author, murderess.

Victoria as a Southern California girl sings Please Come to Starbucks.

“Another Starbucks that’s attached
To a Barnes & Noble
Next to an Olive Garden
With all you can eat breadsticks…”

Saloonkeeper Vic offers cowboy Paul a Whiskey Tasting.

Paul and Vic as one of the dullest couples alive driving home from a company party in a sketch called “Limbo”.

Vic: That was the dullest company party I’ve ever attended.

Paul: I’m in Human Resources, honey. We’re not Cirque du Soleil.

Paul and Vic as one of the dullest couples no longer alive, lost in the fog of limbo.

Paul as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Vic as Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Vic: Please call me Sonia.

Paul: I prefer that we remain more formal.

Vic: Oh, Antonin. You are too rigid….in your views.
But you will find that Sonia – you cannot refuse!

Scalia and Sotomayor dance a passionate love-hate, left-right tango.

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Salute to Johnny “One No” Boehner…

My musical friend, Shelly Goldstein, recently sent me her musical salute to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). Shelly is a Los Angeles-based comedy writer and nightclub chanteuse with a knack for parody songs that highlight the insanity of our world with stylish satire.

In this video, Shelly takes aim at our weepy Mr. Speaker, who took back the gavel from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). And my what a big gavel it was…

But Crybaby Boehner is all gavel and no gravitas.

Boehner and his new GOP majority took over the House of Representatives jabbering about “jobs, jobs, jobs” – but instead their legislative agenda has been focused on restricting abortion rights, defunding for Planned Parenthood and National Public Radio, vilifying American Muslims, declaring English as our official language and making sure “In God We Trust” remains our motto.

And, oh yeah, Johnny B. Teardrops has one other prime objective that’s presumably keeping him from helping to create any “job, jobs, jobs” – and that’s saying “no” to any plans by President Obama and the Democrats to create jobs.

But, let’s hear Shelly sing it…

And if you’re still in the mood for more musical political satire, here’s a number from “The Vic & Paul Show” featuring arch-conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and a recent arrival on the Court…

And because we must not forget the ongoing battle for work’s rights in Wisconsin — and other states controlled by GOP governors — here once again is Wisconsin native Steve Rashid’s marching song for the Madison Uprising…

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