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Former Presidential Candidate Michael Badnarik to debate at the Dionysium!

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A long standing tradition at the Alamo is the monthly Dionysium.  If you've never been but are curious to see what all the fuss is about, then tomorrow's program is perfect for your intellectual teething.  2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Michael Badnarik will be debating the affirmative in "Resolved: Iran has a legitimate right to pursue nuclear technology, including weapons"!  That's the real deal right there.

But that's not all!  Tomorrow's Dionysium will also include:

A Lecture!
The Shaw Alphabet. George Bernard Shaw hated English spelling; he left money in his will to create a new alphabet, now forgotten by all but a handful of hobbyists.
Who hasn't hated English spelling at some point?

A Reading!
Of Sonia Sotomayor's "A Latina Judge's Voice" speech.
Let's see what all this fuss is about too!

Austin's favorite Maestro, Graham Reynolds, tickling the plastics of the groovy Alamo Wurlitzer organ!

Austin animator Lance "Fever" Myers will show a cartoon, handpicked for your viewing pleasure!

About the Dionysium:

The Dionysium offers a unique, innovative program of debate, lecture, declamation, theatrical presentation and music in a salon-like atmosphere on the first Wednesday of every month at the Alamo South Lamar. Audiences enjoy offerings not to be found elsewhere in Austin, including the recitation of famous speeches, participatory discussion in a formal, moderated context, and the opportunity to participate in the recreation of Ancient rituals. A typical Dionysium show will feature a lecture, a declamation, a drinking song, a film or live musical performance, an appeal to Dionysus, a fiction-writing contest, and plenty of strong drink. But the heart of every Dionysium is the debate, pitting two experts against each other in toe-to-toe parliamentary combat. Dionysium debate resolutions have covered everything from Social Security reform to the future threat of genocidal robots. Check out The Dionysium Website for full information.

Go already, and get your tickets here

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