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As part of their comedy drag trailer park prize night, Raleigh's FLEX nightclub this week will be presenting Shirley Q. Liquor (pictured), the syndicated radio personality who some readers may have heard on G105. Now, Shirley sounds like an elderly black woman, but don't be surprised if, when you see her, she resembles a white man in drag and black face. That's right: If you tend toward political correctness, you might want to avoid FLEX this Thursday. The titles of some of his--we mean, her--comedy skits give her away: "Pre-flight Checklist" (better known as "Ebonics Airways"), "12 Days of Kwanzaa," and "The White Woman's Song." We e-mailed Shirley Q. to ask her what was bringing her to Raleigh, and this is what she had to say: "I be coming to Nerf Camolima to see my auntee because she owe me some moneys. Me and my 19 chirrens is coming up to Raleigh on the bus, and while we there, I'mo go to the Flex and holler at the menz. I loves the menz and they always treats me so nice." Funny? Or just offensive? You make the call when Shirley takes to the FLEX stage this Thursday night at 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 and seating is limited. Call 832-8855 for details.

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