Friday, May 01, 2015

from Ken Levine how to make your parents proud

from Ken Levine how to make your parents proud

News story:
Young woman angry because she walked up to guy at a rock concert and asked him if he was in the band. He said hell yeah. So according to her she "did him" and then found out he was just a bass player. She told the reporter later on: "I'f I'm going to sleep with someone they'd better be important.I mean I could find someone here in town as important as a bass player.". 

Ken Levine:
Oh, the humanity!  The heartbreak!  Imagine if she had slept with a roadie.  Or worse -- a  writer

Let this be a cautionary tale.  Never sleep with a celebrity until you've determined he's important enough.   Now this poor girl has to go through life with the shame of knowing she only slept with a bass player.    Let the years of therapy begin.  

My favorite related concerns a certain character from the '60s and '70s.  He was in a series of commercials for a gasoline company.   At the same time he was acting in dinner theater.  One night he goes to bed with one of the ushers.  They're in the throes of passion and she yells out, "I'm fucking Mr. Dirt!"  

You gotta love show business! 

1 comment:

Mathew Paust said...

Saul Bellow said being a writer was a babe magnet. He forgot to add that being a writer with a Nobel was the magnet.