I Was “James Bond”, Once… …Once.

ALRIGHT, Let’s Begin.

So, I Found This Photo Over The Weekend, And I’ve Been Trying To Think About How To Explain It, It’s Significance, And The Significance Of The Cache Of Original Material I Found Along With It.

In Case You Can’t Tell…

…’Cause Most Of Y’all Can’t…

…I’m The Snappy-Dresser On The Left.

Go Ahead.

Look Again.

Now…

…Don’t I Look Like “JAMES BOND”?!?

GREAT!!!

Because That’s Exactly Who I Was Supposed To Be At The Time This Photo Was Taken.

This Was The Promotional Photo For The 1996/1997 High School Parody Film, Made For A Class Project.

The Name Of The Flick Was…

And NO I’m NOT Lying

4 “DICKS” AND A CHICK

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YES, My Peeps…

…I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE That Was The OFFICIAL Title.

Seriously.

That’s The Really REAL Name.

We Got Away With Calling It That Because We Were A Band Of Four (4) PRIVATE DETECTIVES.

And…

…Since The Nickname For A PRIVATE DETECTIVE Is “PRIVATE DICK”…

…Well…

…That Was Considered Acceptable.

So…

…I Mean, Come On…

…Who Among You Wouldn’t Call At Movie By A Name Like That If You KNEW It Was Going To Be Acceptable?!?!?

Remember…

…You’re 17-Years-Old.

EXACTLY, My Peeps!!!

Damn Near ALL OF YOU Would Have Totally Gone For It.

And We Were No Different.

The “4 DICKS”ย  Were PARODIES Of…

JAMES BOND

COLUMBO

THE HIGHLANDER

ELIOT NESS

…And The CHICK Was…

BETTY CROCKER

(Codename: “HOOVA“)

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I’m Totally Not Making This Shit Up, My Peeps.

This Was Our Class Movie.

Doesn’t It Just Figure I Was An “A/V” Geek, Also?!

SURE IT DOES!!

O.M.F.G.

Just Remembering All Of This Is Making Me Laugh, And Laugh HARD.

The Plot Went Something Like…

…We Were Hired To Steal “Colonel Sanders” Famous Chicken Recipe For “Hardee’s”

…Or Some Such Nonsense…

…And Our Contact On The Inside Was “The Colonel’s Former Mistress” Whom Just So Happened To Be…

…Yep…

BETTY CROCKER

…Though We Didn’t Know It Was “BETTY” At The Time.

We Were Using Her Codename, “HOOVA“!!!

(HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! !!! !!!)

Sheesh.

Yeah.

We Were So SO AWESOME…

…NOT!

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Well…

…We Thought We Were At The Time.

So That’s Good Enough To Justify Our Actions.

At Least…

…I Think It Does.

Maybe?!

ANYWAY…

…Regardless Of All The Nonsense And Whatnot…

…This Class Was Where I Developed My Already Budding “A/V” Skills That Helped Me Get Into The Idea Of Becoming A JOURNALIST For The NAVY.

I Already Knew I Was Going To Go Into The NAVY.

That Plan Was Fixed.

Set.

Nothing Was Going To Change My Mind.

And Nothing Did Change My Mind.

The Only Change Was The Job I’d Be Doing.

I Was Actually Considering A Few Possibilities Before Finding-Out About The “JO” Rate In The NAVY.

“JO” Being The NAVY’S Abbreviated Term For A JOURNALIST.

BAAM!!!

That’s All She Wrote.

I Knew What I Wanted To Do.

Period.

And By Gum I Did It, Too.

And I Owe A Bundle Of The Skilled-Knowledge I Went Into The Journalism Program With To THIS CLASS.

I Took The Class Twice, Actually.

As A Junior AND As A Senior.

They Had A Special Stipulation For The Class That Allowed Me To Take It The Second Time.

And I Loved It.

Absolutely Loved It.

That’s One Of The Few Things I Loved About That High School…

…The “A/V” Program.

The Rest Is History.

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So…

…Quickly About My Cache Of Material, Found Along With The Silly-Ass Photo Above.

I Found My Personal Mother-Load!!!

Scenes I’d Written.

Plot Outlines.

Character Ideas.

Titles.

You Name It, I Found It.

And It’s All MINE!!!

(MMMUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!)

MINE MINE MINE!!!

So…

…As Time Goes On…

…Be Expecting Me To Toss Some Of That Original Material On You.

I Have Everything From…

…Horror Scenes…

…To A 1920s/1930s Radio Serial Show Outline.

From A Disaster Epic…

…To En Erotic Love-Story/Murder-Mystery.

It’s All Here, Kids.

Well…

…Not All Of It.

I Have More…

…Somewhere…

…Someplace…

…But I’ll Find It.

So BE READY, My Peeps!!!

This Could Get Really REALLY INTERESTING!!!

At Least, I Sure As Shit HOPE IT DOES!!!

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I’ll Be In-Touch, My Peeps.

HOLLA AT Y’ALL L8R!!!

PEACE!!!

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“…I Walked Around My Room… …Not Thinking… …Just Sinking In This Box…” –OUR LADY PEACE (“4AM” (1997))

I Blame Myself

For Being Too Much

Like Somebody Else

I Never Thought

I Would Just Bend This Way

Then A Phone Call Made Me Realize I’m Wrong

… …

4AMIs My Absolute Favorite Song By The Band OUR LADY PEACE, And It’s Off Of Their 1997 AlbumCLUMSY!!!

… …

And If I Don’t Make It Known

That…

I’ve Loved You All Along

Just Like Sunny Days

That

We Ignore

Because

We’re All Dumb And Jaded

And I Hope To God I Figure-Out What’s Wrong. …

… … … … … … …

… … … …

After A Reblogging Last Night For A Wonderful Friend…

…I Suppose You Could Say I Had The Band…

OUR LADY PEACE

…On The Brain.

Specifically…

…This Song…

4AM

…Which Is…

…To Me…

…Their Absolute Best.

Actually…

…I Only Have Three Of Their Songs On My MP3Player, Anymore.

They Got A Little Old To Me A While Back.

So I Did A Musical-Purge…

…Tossing-Out All But Three Songs.

INNOCENT

SOMEWHERE OUT THERE

…And…

…Of Course…

4AM

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4AM

…Was The Song That Got Me Listening To The Band In The First Place.

I Was A Senior In High School When It Came-Out.

A Very Impressionable 17-Year-Old, Ya Know?!

So The Song Kinda Stuck To Me…

…Stuck With Me.

Like Many Of My Favorite Songs…

4AM

…Has Been A Trusty Little Companion.

So Why Not Whip-It-Out Onto The Masses?!

Wait…

…That Sounds Kinda Dirty…

…I Shall Rephrase.

So Why Not Share It With The Masses?!

There.

Much Better.

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The Song ALSO Feels Very Relevant At The Moment.

Many Because I’m Working On This Piece…

…And We’re Inching Closer And Closer To The 4AM Hour.

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Sheesh.

One More Night With Nearly ZERO Sleep.

This Shit Is Killing Me, Fo F-in SHO, My Peeps.

I’m Touchy And Irritable.

My Thoughts Are Cloudy…

…And Not In A Fun, Bubbly Way.

More Like A Dense, Cut-It-With-A-Knife FOG.

Grrr.

I Know The Sleep Will Eventually Come, But When When WHEN?!?!?

I Sure As Shit Hope It Hurries The Hell Up.

Another Night Like This, And I’ll Just Drop Down Into A Crumpled-Pile Upon The Floor, Fo SHO Fo SHO.

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So…

…Yes…

…I Feel Pretty Contented With The Statement That…

4AM

by OUR LADY PEACE

…Is Very Relevant To The Current Moment.

Wouldn’t You Generally Agree?!

Good.

Glad You’re Coming With Me On That.

The Support Is Much Much Appreciated, My Peeps.

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I Sincerely Hope Y’all Have A Damned Decent Day.

I’m Gonna Do My Best To Deal With What I Can.

Can’t Ask Much More Of A Sleeeeeeepy Man, Right??!

RIGHT!!!

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