Friday, January 13, 2012

Bathroom Monologue: Renegade Sons and Gatorade Moms, Redux Drabble


Dear Son,

Firstly, the state of West Virginia abolished the death penalty decades ago. No hangman is coming for you.

You’ve been like this ever since I was elected. You’re in your twenties now! I'll never forget the August you attacked that nice police officer for pulling you over.

Were you speeding again? Lord, if your grandfather could see you.

By the time you read this you’ll be a free man. Please remember, little renegade, that I worked very hard so you could have it made. I'd appreciate some gratitude. At least stop getting arrested in verse.

Love,
Mama

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  1. P.S. You're a wanted man? Keep going like this and no one is gonna want you. ;-)

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  2. Well, I didn't listen to too much of that video ^__^ (loud)

    However, he should listen to his Mama or as Tim says no one is gonna want him!! ^_^

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  3. I saw Styx at the Glasgow Apollo in 1979 or 1980. I think they supported Rush on their Hemispheres tour...The gig is considered one of Rush's finest moments..(jealous, are we??) All I can remember about Styx though was spandex, big hair and soft focus...the audience were psyched up to see Rush, so they didn't get a look in.

    ...And now I am deaf..

    Thanks for the nostalgia trip!

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  4. PPS: What you heard wasn't me crying.

    This could be an interesting series, John.

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  5. Well, that was odd. Instead of a comment box, there was a poll. At least reloading fixed things.

    This is quite amusing. They block video at work, so I didn't get to see it, but figured it out from the other comments. That's pretty darn funny, really! "Stop getting arrested in verse." LOL

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  6. Hehe...I love these, John. The last line made me snort.

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  7. Ahhh, a classic song. It's funny how these singers keep getting into the same trouble 3 or 4 times within a single song :)

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  8. Stop getting arrested in verse. -> funny. I had never heard that song before, but I think I have heard of that group before.

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  9. A fun play on life and the interplay of reality lyrics. I liked Mama's voice.

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  10. Some children never appreciate what their parents have done with for them and vice versa. Nice concept John, and as always well pulled off :).

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  11. Smiled all the way through this. Awesome.

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  12. Them perpetual bad boys need to grow up and do something that will make their mamas proud of them.

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  13. Great pop culture flash. Interesting way of using lyrics to inform a story!

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  14. Next to "Blue Collar Man," "Renegade" was easily my favorite Styx tune. A nice response from Mama.

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