Surely you’ve heard about Philadelphia’s Mummer’s Parade every New Year’s Day…and maybe shaken your head and wonder what the hell that was all about. It’s a Philly thing, just go with it.

But a new dimension to the old tradition was revealed this week.  AS columnist Karen Heller writes in the Inky this morning, things have changed a bit…

The Mummers are comic but not carnal, fancy but not frisky. They gave us wenches but not harlots, string bands but not G-strings.

That was then, this is now.

Click on that excerpt to read the whole story.