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From the RubberNun mailbag:

Hello! Came upon your blog searching for a rubber nun puppet. The Flaming
Lips utilized Sister in a duet onstage last night, and I was smitten. Am
now searching for my own. I may be developing a "habit" (groan).

If you could, would you enlighten a fellow nun-lover as to where to find
one? I'll promise to keep the secret close to the vesper (bigger groan...)

Many thanks,
- Beth

Sister was onstage with the Flaming Lips? My golly! When pressed for further information about this astounding spectacle, Beth replied:

Yeah, the Lips used their Sister during "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots"
(this was the San Francisco show, which is one of their favorite tour
spots, so not sure if Sister will grace every show). It was a sing-along
with the audience, and they had a very close-up fisheye style camera right
on the mic that was projected onto a huge screen behind the stage. So
fans got to see Sister belting Yoshimi up close n' personal. Was a
phenomenal show, my 4th Lips show and by far the best.

Unfortunately for Beth, I received Sister as a gift (from gadgetgirl -- if not for her, this site wouldn't exist. Something to think about!) for xmas a couple years ago, and her maker doesn't appear to have any more. Perhaps if all the Flaming Lips fans in the world started some sort of letter-writing campaign, they could convince the fine folks at Accoutrements to make some more. Then everyone could know the thrill of having their hands inside a nun. Grah!

Replies: 7 Confessions

Ebay, man.

Doug F @ 06/03/2003 10:58 AM CST

Doug, you rock!

amyc @ 06/03/2003 01:58 PM CST

This Sister's sister WILL be mine. OH YES, it will be mine.. (please?)

*sinister snicker*

the aforementioned Beth @ 06/04/2003 01:17 PM CST

You can have this one. I don't want to be greedy.

amyc @ 06/04/2003 02:10 PM CST

please let me know if you don't get that one off of ebay, I'll see if I can get another one.

the other amy @ 06/05/2003 02:08 AM CST

She is mine, OIY YES! she is mine!

Sister's Sister is now fluttering on fleeting habit & postal wings to San Francisco. I'll see if I can get a divine little photo of her posing with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the upcoming Castro Street Fair. Just for you, Amy. :)

Beth @ 06/12/2003 12:47 PM CST

Congratulations, Beth! May your Sister bring rubbery righteousness to your life.

(And some of the good Frisco Sisters are readers of this site -- if you could get a picture with them, I would be most thrilled!)

amyc @ 06/12/2003 01:47 PM CST

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