I recently attended a show by a local magician, Dan Sperry, held in a theatre not far from where I live. Dan is a young man with wild spiked hair and very mod clothes. Itâ€™s not really my kind of act, but I do try to support any local magic action if at all possible.
Actually, the show wasnâ€™t bad. The audience was about half kids, I would say and even though a lot of his material was more advanced he tried to play solely to the kids. Personally, I think that was a mistake, but it was his call.
Anyway, at some point he called up a kid that I would guess was about nine. The boy was a holy terror. He totally destroyed what should have been one of the highlights of the show â€“ his Miserâ€™s Dream. The kid ran behind the table and was totally uncooperative. A more seasoned performer would have done a quick bit and gotten the little hellion off of the stage. Dan pressed on and on and on. When the bit was over, the kid wouldn’t leave â€“ his mother finally had to come on stage and get him.
My point? I was sitting next to some ass hole the was laughing at everything the kid did. I couldnâ€™t understand. Then I realized it was his old man. Pitiful, just pitiful. Iâ€™m always amazed when parents will let their kids be so rude and thoughtless and make things miserable for everyone else.
Iâ€™m getting oldâ€¦â€¦
Drivel & Drool
Time to award the i/m Disposable Douche Award again
As weâ€™ve mentioned previously, the i/m DD is not given frivolously or lightly. It must be earned by continuously being a pompous jackass â€“ a rude and boorish person, incapable of decent human emotion or compassion. In other words â€“ a world class DICK!
Todayâ€™s recipient is a man of unquestioned qualification for this prestigious designation. We are fortunate that he so freely exhibits his dickosity to one and all. I commend to you his latest bit of rancour:
Yes friends, Mario Carrandi is our honoree. As one who has dealt with Mario for many years, let me assure you that he is no johnny-come-lately to dickdom. No sirree bob, heâ€™s been a horseâ€™s ass since day one, only improving with age and growing in his chosen craft.
Hereâ€™s a tip of our hat and a drop of the trou to you, Mario â€“ i/mâ€™s latest Disposable Douche.