Tuesday

There was a boy...

A figure from my childhood, an icon, the hero kabuki wanted to become.  Not too far from the mark kabuki would venture.  Everyone play along and try to guess the name of this hero, this dynamic force in a young mans development.  kabuki also remembers a summer replacement show - mid  60s - called something like Coronet Blue.  The star of the show has amnesia.  He is beset with troubling difficulties (ticking time bombs, groups of goons, dead pilot at the wheel of the plane) and in the very nick of time (about 28 minutes in) the star suddenly remember he knows how to solve the dilemna and voila!, he has once again saved the day.  As an adult kabuki searched for ages to find the show, certain of its theatrical excellance.  On second viewing it's just a cute blond in tight pants.  But what is so wrong with that?  Of course kabuki still enjoys a cute blond in tight pants, but with a more jaded eye.  A question for the hollywood set - whilst watching a performance do you use your own talent as a measuring stick to judge the players?  kabuki wonders how you would not.  Is kabuki that shallow? (no)  For many years kabuki was quite simply the very best at something.  Most agreed, the rest were of no consequence and summarily dismissed.  kabuki actually had an inside voice dialogue as follows:  'I am the funniest person I know.  I am the funniest person I have ever met.  I am NOT the funniest person I have ever seen. etc'  This dialogue covered many activities, and kabuki did not pad his talents.  Many of the categories kabuki had low score, so we rarely covered those areas.  But some other areas, where kabuki was (and in some cases, IS) in the positive column served well to prop up a sometimes wobbly ego.  Good or bad kabuki has never been surrounded by 'yes men'.  And others in kabuki's lifestyle community so often lash out blindly, mistaking cruelty for cleverness.  Some are just plain cruel.  kabuki avoids these children.  Not out of fear, more out of a desire to not be soiled.  Lay down with dogs, etc. So while kabuki scours the desert for new allies and such, do be kind.  It's not that kabuki doesn't want to play silly games. it's just that in the end kabuki will rip your soul out and set it ablaze.  And its hot enough here already.  ciao

8 comments:

  1. "do you use your own talent as a measuring stick to judge the players?"

    now go wash that ruler off NOW!

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  2. I am the best person I have ever met in my unbridled appreciation of cute blonds in tight pants.

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  3. Judging by his posture, it's either Speed Skating Man or Roller Derby Man.

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  4. If I knew the first thing about this genre, I take a stab at it, honest. But you're talking to a guy for whom cartoons begin and end with Bugs Bunny. Well, alright, and Felix The Cat.

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  5. I can't talk right now, I have to go Google Coronet Blue, and failing, that, simply "cute blondes in tight pants."

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  6. TOBOR THE EIGTH MAN !
    8th Man's alter ego is Mr. Tobor who runs a private detective agency. ... What can we do? Who can we call? Tobor, the 8th Man! Tobor, the 8th Man!

    people, kabuki is ashamed for you

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