We were off to a 17th birthday party for TLOML's niece so we drove down King St on the way to Big Sister's in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs. We were stopped in traffic, which gave TLOML and I a chance to browse some of the signs outside King St's strip clubs.
One sign immediately grabbed our attention. It read something like this: Interactive All-Male Revue.
TLOML looked at me with a raised eyebrow. The traffic cleared and we drove on.
Later when we were away from the radar-like ears of Moe; Larry; and Curly, she asked knowingly:
"What would interactive mean in the context of a strip show, I wonder?"
"It might represent the appropriation of a term most closely associated with computer programs," I explained. "Interactive means you can influence the way the application runs, and the application will, um, respond to what you do. Hands on is a synonym for interactive."
"And in the context of An All-Male Revue?"
"Well, remember when Johnno had that job at Crystal T's ages ago? He told me in some detail how those shows used to get very hands on."
"I think I understand. But you've never mentioned Johnno having a job at Crystal T's before. What sorts of things went on?"
"Well, this is only hearsay you understand, but...I'll have to ring Johnno tomorrow to get precise details. Can you wait?"
And I hope you can too.