When I was in Middle School one of the most embarrassing things that happened to me was that a few kids who decided I wasn’t cool, and more importantly was a “poseur” (we were in Upstate NY and what I was posing as is debatable, I think it centered around me wearing a Starter Jacket popular at the time) left messages on my family answering machine where they quoted Mr. Dobbalina by Del Tha Funkee Homo Sapien. The song is basically about Del being mad about someone being fraudulent in their behavior.
There has been so much writing about theater and the idea of reforms regarding programming, diversity and everything else that it seemed a decent time to check in. I still work with regional theaters but in the past few years have felt myself floating more and more away from them. Part of this was the nature of the work I created- often solo shows meant for me to perform many regional theaters didn’t know what to do with them. It was financial because presenting venues and performing arts center’s paid more than theaters (a fact most artists are never educated on). I felt I had to go an independent route.
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How is it anyone thinks Lebron would do anything but go to the Clippers? How? How could Lebron even believe he wasn’t going to sign with the Clippers? (note: I am not a Clipper fan, I root for the Nuggets, yes, I’m the one, Fat Lever, baby!).
Lebron is a walking finals appearance. A few years ago, obviously, there were questions on his greatness (after all how dare he be 25 and not have won an NBA Championship, can I hear OVERRATED). It was always curious to me how upset people were when he signed with the Miami Heat. I understood Cleveland fans being upset, nothing ever truly good seems to be able t happen in Cleveland for too long a spell, but the rest of the country seemed to be really out of touch with their own probable actions in the same situation. Let’s just say it’s 2010 again and YOU are Lebron:
1. You are 25 years old
2. You’re on your hometown team, sure, but no one else is (Delonte West was a
secondary option! And when your jumper fails you your fan base will freely
speculate that it’s because Delonte had sex with your mother. Your mother! Your
own fan base will discuss this on the radio! HOW DARE YOU LEAVE!!!)
3. You’re rich.
4. You’ve never been out of Ohio…
… And you can move to Miami!
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