March 10th, 2012
|03:29 pm - Barry Is Dead And Silver Bullets In My . . . Butt?|
I was at work yesterday when my boss showed me the obituaries of my local paper. He saw someone in there that he thought he'd heard me talk about in the past. I looked and sure enough, my friend, Barry, whom I'd written about here concerning his getting his butthole sewn shut, had died. He died Monday. I actually hadn't seen Barry since October. Back then he was doing fine, had gotten a job driving a cab in town. He'd seen me way on the south side of town and gave me a free cab ride home, which I was very thankful for. It's funny because I specifically remember how during that cab ride he and I were talking about some dude who had died--just like that!-- and we were like, "Yeah, you never know, dude. One day you're here and the next day you're DEAD. So Barry is dead. He was 52. He was kinda creepy but a good guy, and he was my friend.
It's unfortunate because I don't actually know anybody else who knows him so there's no way I can find out how he died. I'm assuming some sort of health problem resurfaced, probably having to do with his digestive system, because all the paper said was that he was dead. I'd go to the funeral but it's up in Indianapolis where his family is from and I don't have any way to get up there right now.
Anyway, I watched a shitty werewolf movie last night, Red Riding Hood. I kinda figured it would suck but it had a (stupid looking, come to find out) werewolf in it and my boss, who knows of my Taco Werewolf identity and werewolf obsession, kept insisting that I watch it. Yes, my boss not only tells me what to do at work, but he also tells me what werewolf movies to watch at home. Hahahhaaa. Okay, I watched it, and it sucked liked I figured it would. What was the point again? LOLOLOL
Then there is Johnny Depp as Tonto in a new Lone Ranger movie I guess is coming out in 2013. I was looking at Depp in the pic and was like, "Oh My Goth! He looks just like the Crow!-- and then I was like, "Wait! he actually has a fucking CrOW on top of his fucking head!" Actually it might be interesting to put a bit of a dark angle on the Lone Ranger. I've always liked the Lone Ranger, actually, and have long hoped they'd make some werewolf connection with the Ranger's use of silver bullets.
I sort of enjoyed this TV movie, about a Navajo policeman tracking down
Indian werewolves they call skinwalkers. Sorry about your buddy, maybe the free cab ride he gave you tipped the scales, and made the final difference to get him into heaven.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312278/
At first I thought you were talking about the probably better known Skinwalkers from 2007
which is pretty good and has some hot werewolf chicks in it. But I haven't seen the TV one you referenced so I'll have to check that out! It's produced by PBS so not only might I be entertained but I also might learn something, Thanks for that, Dick.
Hahaa, that's a good point about Barry tipping the scales by giving me that ride! It's not very often someone dies that I give a fuck about. I suppose it'll happen more and more often as I get older.
Yeah, I came across that guy's site a couple years ago. Back then he had a much better, more elaborate painting of Obama surrounded by all past presidents as he stepped on what was the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, or hell, maybe it was the "Emancipation Proclamation" and he was having Obama be "ironic." LOLOL.
That art critic doesn't like it but his criticisms of it are hardly anything the artist gives a fuck about. This guy isn't trying to head some sort of high-brow, bleeding edge art movement. It's just a propaganda piece of political art to appeal to the conservative anti-Obama crowd. It's simple, representational, direct realism, what most conservatives like in art, if they like art at all.
Myself, I think the painting is dumb and that it sucks. The guys got obvious technical skills at painting, but it just isn't creative or weird enough for me. It's a cheap piece of garbage, actually. And my opinion has nothing to do with the fact that it's anti-Obama. I'll gladly and quickly compliment a piece of anti-Obama art if I think it warrants it, but this piece just isn't interesting. Lots of conservatives will eat it up, though. He's an established artist and I'm sure he'll sell lots of prints.
I've got some more Obama art of my own coming up!
Oh, and Dick, thanks for the link! Just because I don't find that painting, in itself, interesting, I'm very interested in the fact that this guy is out there producing stuff in the Obama art market, that it's getting attention, and that people are buying it. I actually wish more conservatives would get involved in art for the upcoming election, or just political art in general. I'm going to have to start keeping an eye on this guy!
That painting, by itself, is boring, but it's interesting that they dragged in an art critic to stomp the artist and call him names. I really liked the stuff that you posted last year, and if you got the right publicity, who knows where it would lead. You might end up with your own golden telephone.
Sorry to hear about Barry. Losing a friend, even when it's not a too close one, is always hard...as is being reminded of our own mortality.
Thanks for your kind words, Flame Song! It funny how life does slowly condition you to the fact of your inevitable death, and yes, seeing friends die along the way is a sad part of that.