Wednesday, April 22, 2009
you talk'in to me?
“You talk’in to me? Are you talk’in to me? Well, you’se must be talk’in to me cause I don’t see anyone else reading this blog.” A fractured movie line from Robert DeNiro in the movie taxi. Yeah, that’s me in the picture, a New York Hoodlum. But as you can see by the date on the picture, it was a very long time ago. This was taken in the lobby of my high school. At that age I thought that I would stay young forever. By the way, that was a real leather jacket, not the cheap naughahyde or plastic stuff they have today. I stopped wearing the leather jacket when I started college and saw that a leather motorcycle jacket was not the correct thing to wear. Do you think that Henry Winkler used me as his inspiration for the character The Fonz? Actually, this was the style in New York at the time for the rough and tumble “tough guys”. So what did I metamorphose into? Check my next blog, you just won’t believe it is the same person.