“The dumpsters are never empty in Freegantown, Freegantown, Freegantown.” Is the refrain from the first musical number in this epic piece of Twin Oaks Children’s theater.
This short gem was captured in a low resolution video. But you can get the witty dialog (including the pitch for more bandwidth). It should be pointed out that Rowan (Tall Guy) is playing a role inspired by me, or at least inspired by my head-achy guests (from Nero who burned part of Acorn, to Jason who drove some people a bit crazy).
As background, freegan is a dietary preference which chooses to prioritize recovered food (typically from dumpsters, but it could be other places where it has been discarded like farmers markets) over other dietary constraints. The root is from “free”, which is usual cost of dumpstered and other recovered foods. More radical freegan philosophies go well beyond free food and boycott the entire money economy.
And now for the video:
One of the more famous crazy guests stories is about Ursula the Performing Bear. Ursula was a human, who had a large bear head and certainly did perform both with it on and not. But that is a different story.
Ursula had many talents, besides infuriating her hosts, by not leaving when she was asked to leave (but this is also another story). She was quite an accomplished tattoo artist and did many free tattooing sessions while she was here.
She did one session with a member who i will call Jane. Jane wanted a number of tattoos, and Ursula did them all. And they were having such a good time, that they decided to continue.
Ursula: What tattoos shall we do next?
Jane: Oh you decide
Ursula: Really ?!?
This is a conversation you are not supposed to have with a mentally unstable person with a tattoo gun in hand. Ursula proceed to put a giant tattoo on Jane’s fore arm, which looked vaguely like:
The only thing was there was no Andrev in Jane’s life. Nor had their ever been. So now she had a monster large tattoo of a name that refers to no one. she knows. Jane was unconcerned. She herself was a bit neuro atypical.
But Jane did have a boyfriend who was born named Steve. But we had a Steve at Twin Oaks already, so he changed his name on arrival to Sven. Which sort of worked and sort of did not work as a name for him. When Sven saw the tattoo, he decided to change his name to Andrev and thus he would match the tattoo.