It didn't. The ways we use the Internet have evolved a good deal, but, as the puppet Trekkie Monster insists, it does, still, seem to be "for porn." And though "volatility" has been replaced by "great recession" in economy-talk, there are more unemployed people than ever, and the homeless, anecdotally at least, are certainly making a comeback on New York City streets. More important: the essential themes of the show are plainspoken, timeless, and independent of technology. Well-told stories about fundamental aspects of the human condition—finding yourself (or, more apropos here, failing to do so); falling in love; graphic puppet sex—these won't ever go out of fashion!
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Photo by Carol Rosegg.