In honor of MLK Day, the community of TinyTown held a colorful Diversity Parade around Spritzing Rock Pond on Monday afternoon. A search committee was formed a year ago to search for “diverse” people from neighboring towns to be transported in for the occasion.
White children from TinyTown borrowed ethnic masks and costumes from the local Diversity Museum and performed folk dances on a float while the local Daughters of the American Revolution kazoo band played “It’s a Small World” – over and over again.Other popular floats included:
The “Affordable Senior Housing” float, made of Werther’s Original candies. Since there is no affordable senior housing in Tiny Town, seniors were bussed in from every other town in a 20-mile radius.
The “Financial Diversity” float, assembled from cigars, single-malt scotch bottles and Monopoly money. A collection of hedge fund managers, portfolio managers, venture capitalists, stock brokers, advisors, analysts and traders waved to onlookers and threw out free golf balls.
The “Rainbow Redemption” float, honoring homosexuals who have been “converted” into heterosexuals. (Note that this was a compromise reached after months of negotiations among committee members.) Featuring a larger-than-life figurine of Ned Flanders, the float was wrapped in a rainbow flag with a bedazzled pot of faux gold at the end.
The search committee is looking for new members for next year's Diversity Parade. If you have ideas or would like to volunteer, please leave a message in the comments section below.