Friday, October 14, 2005

The People I Meet #4

So I drove into Boston to do an interview but just as I reached the briidge into Boston I got a call from the guy saying it would have to wait until next week because he had to run over to "Wusta" Mass. So I decided to try and figure out the commuter rail system and got completely lost in Lowell, Mass...I found a comic book shop and went in to ask for directions out of Lowell...that's where I met Larry Doherty, the proprietor of Larry's Wonderful World of Comics...He asks me if I'm new to town and I tell him about myself...Once I'm done he says, "Give me your resume, I got a buddy of mine that might be able to get it in the right hands." I think, "Why not?" since I had a cancelled interview I just happened to have a tape and resume in the car...So I get it for him...then he says he's gonna do some research over the weekend about which commuter rail stop I should take and so I should call him on Monday. (If you need something done, go to your local comic book shop...It's where things happen)...
Larry and a couple of buddies are starting a comic book and it happens to be called Wicked Good Comics...A great name for a comic book about the area...the issue I feature such jarring images as NY Yankee Vampires, and a badmouthed monkey in the Marathon...I think it seems like a "Wicked Good" start.As I left the store I realized I never found the commuter rail and I still had no idea how to get out of Lowell...It's a good thing I have Hooter on the line so when I am lost in any city in America...He can guide me out of there...Thanks Hooter, See you in a couple hoursI'm now off to Plattsburgh (see map below)


'Thought & Humor' said...

We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at this infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Howdy

'Thought & Humor'

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

Boston Brad said...

Dude, Lowell is next to the town where I grew up. This trip gets stranger by the day.

Boston B via Chas-town