Though I have a dozen words left to write for Zenyatta Piñata, why not shirk responsibility and revise a finished play?
I was thinking of Dodgers great Orel Hershiser today, and regretted naming a sex toy after him in my Menage. After all Orel (even when spelled “Oral”) is an honest name. It’s also a religiously inspired name. Why bother putting it in the service of a dirty joke?
Especially because I had a much better dirty joke I could have used, one I formerly employed as an IM away message. Here it is adapted for the play:
Cody Not in your stocking, dude.
(He throws a toy at JOE.)
Joe (Inspecting it:) What is this?
Cody Come on; you have to ask? It’s a rubber mouth.
Joe Cody, it has a moustache!
Joe It’s a man’s mouth!
Cody Is that a problem?
Joe Maybe I’m uptight, Cody, but I don’t have any fantasies involving facial hair down there.
Cody Aw, sure you do, Joe. Just close your eyes and think of Tom Selleck.