Eighty-year-old stripper still taking it off

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I thought this was a joke until I clicked the link on CNN.com

Tempest Storm is fuming. Her fingers tremble with frustration. They are aged, knotted by arthritis and speckled with purple spots under paper skin.

Storm signs photos from 50 years ago when she was dubbed the "Girl with the Fabulous Front."

But the manicure of orange polish is flawless and new, and matches her signature tousled mane.

She brushes orange curls out of her face as she explains how she's been slighted.

She is the headliner, you know. She is a star. She is classy.

"I don't just get up there and rip my clothes off," she says.

Indeed, the 80-year-old burlesque queen takes her clothes off very slowly.

This story made me wonder -- who wants to see an 80-year-old stripper. As I read more, I realized that she's not a stripper, per se and what she's doing is commendable. Tempest Storm is keeping an art form alive. And good for her. I just hope she keeps her arthritis pills near the stage.

Check out the full story here: www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/worklife/07/14/stripper.tempest.storm.ap/index.html


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