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|"Who are your biggest supporters?"
- "Why do you hate the handicapped?"
Please get it straight. I do not hate the handicapped. I do believe
there is better choices of the word and or words. I prefer "Individuals with
Disabilities" (as it states facts) or
"Special People" (like Special Olympics) or
Friend's" (like Jerry's Kid's) an even better choice yet in my
opinion is... ABigStar, but then again maybe I'm
I do however hate using "H" word... (The handicapped word that
- "Why do you do
this karaoke and dance thing?"
I do this because people "ALL PEOPLE" need something to
"Why did you start it?"
I started because someone with EPI (Exceptional Persons
Incorporated) asked me to do karaoke for
the handicapped, I added the dances which I do once a month very soon
after I began the karaoke.
"Why did you start karaoke then stop
Actually, I started
a weekly karaoke show back up again open to everyone. The karaoke
was originally canceled due to lack of support. EPI used to be my only supporter
of my karaoke. In fact I kept it closed to EPI only attendance fell
and I kept going deeper in debt as I really did not want to cancel
it. The dances have
always been open to all disabilities.
"Flipper what did you do to upset EPI?"
If you find out please let me know! Actually, I will venture out on
a limb and tell you what I believe it was in my opinion. (Read on I
believe the next one answers that.)
That's about what I did. What seemed logical to me was to make
both groups happy and have a show for each group. Thanks to Bruce
Strom for allowing me to cater to my friends, and utilize the Maple
Lanes Imperial Lounge.
"Why did you segregate them from
the other karaoke singers?"
Easy answer... It was for
security... not a segregation move.
Do you still need more of an
answer? Here it goes. I was hired to increase alcohol sales for a
bar, and to entertain customers by allowing them to sing karaoke.
Sounds like the typical karaoke bar right. In walks eight to twelve
Friend's" These eight to twelve people were
not a problem, and were well accepted. As they grew in numbers I
felt I was losing job security. In fact if I let it go I was sure to
have a whole crew of pop and water drinking singers. As this group
grew in numbers, my alcohol drinking regulars would walk in, do an
about face, and leave, so this group dwindled in size. They left not because of
"Flipper's Friend's", but the
crowded, no place to sit reason. I know this because these regulars
liked that group of
"Flipper's Friend's", through their own admittance
to me. I realized I was quickly working my way out of a job. Why
would the bar continue to pay me for my services when alcohol sales
"If you hired a band for a weekly dance in a bar, and
I and my friends showed up every week drank pop and water, cause
alcohol don't mix with my meds, and we filled your dance floor how many
weeks would you pay the band so we could keep on dancing. My guess
is you would not pay for many more dances. You might even offer me a
chance to rent you your dance hall for my own dances."
"Why did you quit doing the
I never quit doing the dances. I was forced to
cut back to once a month due to lack of support. My dances have
always fallen on the third or the fourth Friday of the month. with
the exception of no dances in July and August due to heat, and
plenty of other fun activities for my "Special Friends" to do.
"Why do you have a problem with the
Fact is I don't. I love working with these individuals. These are an awesome
bunch of individuals. A lot of these people I know by name.
Questions or comments?
Call Flipper @ (319)235-7469