Friday, July 22, 2011

Homebaked Shakespeare

Reader David Harley rose to the challenge of my Tuesday post by coming up with this inspired "Culture Police" meets 1692 Salem mash-up. Thanks, David!

Pop Culture Police Descend on Salem, Mass.

Not only did she insist on watching "The Real Midwives of Essex County," Salem psychic Leanne Marrama would only wear spandex and a monochromatic black wardrobe, so her friends and family reported her for fashion crimes.

Marrama, a member of the Salem midwife-witch community, was picked for a makeover on the allegedly popular TLC program, "What Not to Wear."

The show's inquisitorial cast descended on Salem, where they filmed Marrama's look being "put on trial" — in a manner reminiscent of Salem's infamous 1692 witch trials — by a jury that included other members of the psychic healing community, who had foreseen the events.

"I sobbed," Marrama recalled. "It was the most exhilarating yet terrifying moment because I was afraid of what people would think. I looked like a Congregationalist."

1 comment:

  1. There is actually a degree of "reality" in that post, CB. A Salem psychic of that name was indeed taken away for a makeover. I don't expect she's a member of your fan club, but I should have changed her name, to protect the guilty.