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Jokes Pokes and Chokes

Two years ago, I converted my website to a WordPress site so I could blog. The plan was to write something new every week. But the demands of life and lack of enough cool stuff worth writing about made me lazy. So instead of every week, I decided to write a new post only whenever something groovy was about to happen (or happened). Well, it’s happening again.

This Saturday night, at a big casino for a tattoo convention, my unique brand of joke slinging will be part of a big stage show featuring comedy, music, Burlesque and professional wrestling. The audience will be comprised of people who know how to have fun and love having cool stuff done to their bodies. And I’m not just talking about the Burlesque dancers. If that’s not groovy, I give up.

Jokes, Pokes and Chokes happens Saturday May 4-5, Black Bear Casino’s, Otter Creek Convention Center. It’s brought to you by Tattoo You Minnesota. For a $15 weekend pass, you can find the the perfect artist for your new ink, watch others get inked, get ideas for new ink…. meet and commune with cool people…. Saturday, starting at 6:30 PM, the party kicks into high gear with live music, me slinging jokes, Northern Light Burlesque and H.O.W. Pro Wrestling.

Dustin “Gold Dust” Runnels

Besides getting a new tattoo, you can buy some groovy-cool T-shirts. Like the one below. It was designed by the tattoo artist Sam IAM Dunn, North East Tattoo. That’s me under the gun. The proceeds for the sale of the T-shirt goes to the promoter. I’m not trying to hawk T-shirts after my show. But I will be selling my new joke book, More From the Vile File, and my CD Quickies. Maybe we can work out some package deal?

“I really don’t know what it feels like to get a tattoo, but I have some painful memories involving camel toes.” – Dwight York

Tattoo artists/shops attending: Sam Iam Dunn of Northeast Tattoo Minneapolis, MN; Black Lagoon Tattoo – Superior WI; C.M. Rutledge of Beloved Studios – St. Paul, MN; Good Times Tattoo – Oak Park, MN; Dave Zappia Tattooing – Two Harbors, MN; Forever Yours Tattoo – Anoka, MN; Tattoo Asylum Studios – Spring Lake Park, MN; A.A. Custom Tattoos – Minneapolis, MN; Fox Valley Tattoos – Appleton, WI; Defiant Tattoos – Minneapolis, MN; Ghost Dog Tattoos – Cloquet, MN; Thee Dragon’s Lair – Owatonna, MN; Queen of Hearts Tattoos – Fridley, MN; Stay Local Tattoos – Denver, CO; Hogfish Tattoos – Strasberg, VA; Cat’s Tats – Owatonna, MN; Seth Snell Studios – Rochester, MN; Ink Spot – Carlton, MN; Tattoos by Mike MaGee – Thunder Bay, ONT; Shaun Benesh of Primo Ink, Grand Rapids, MN; Modify Tattoos – Becker, MN; Your Mom’s Tattoo Atelier – Bemidji, MN; Images Everlasting Tattoos – Faribault, MN; Permanent Skin Art – Maplewood, MN; Infinity Tattoos Rochester, MN; Angela Turn Boom of Ouch Ink – Hibbing, MN

Other Vendors and Artists: Jes Durfee Glass – Duluth, MN; Mizz Hot Rocks – Duluth, MN
Majestic’s Sketches – Duluth, MN; Hill of a Design – Superior, WI

I have to believe with an event like this, I’ll be adding a post next week with photos and video. Although, I imagine I’ll need a few days to recuperate…. There’s a private show after the pro wrestling for the tattoo artists (my comedy and Burlesque dancers).

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