Showing posts from July, 2023

True Story©… The (un)Usual Suspect

  I kind of saw this shit coming… One could point to that premonition as the very reason for my recent commitment to rehabbing the Moe Phillips name.      As the both of you know I have been working from home since two days after Meka’s birthday in 2020. [ Phlip Note : HI MEKA!!! ] Since then, and as documented in these very pages, I have employed Moe Phillips in my miscreance as a means of making some semblance of fun out here in this fucked up world without the onus of facing the circumstances of my actions. … until I had to face the consequences of my actions.      Last Wednesday, I watched out of the window of my lower-level window as a Greensboro PD cruiser stopped in front of my house and sat there for a few minutes before approaching my door. Oh shit. Rather than allow them to get all the way to the door and excite my dogs with the presence of a stranger, I met them at the front porch… Me: “Good afternoon, officers.   What can you help me with?” Detective: “Good a

True Story©… Trap Gawd

       Fun fact: Jeopardy has been a favorite television activity of mine since I was in middle school.  I have ATTEMPTED to take the quiz several times in my adult life, but have sadly only come close to making it on television thus far. “Almost,” you ask?      I have never told anyone this, but one time I actually made it through the test – back in the pre-“anytime test” dark ages. The thing with trying to get on Jeopardy is that it is a multi-part operation before you ever make it onto television.  The first step, as hinted at above, is to take a randomized trivia test.  This is to test your knowledge before you find yourself on television looking like Tyrone.       After the testing comes the tryouts, wherein prospective contestants are interviewed and assessed for television readiness.  Next, you’re presented with clues to be sure you’re comfortable with the formatting and pacing of a game.  This is not in a test game format — we’ll get to that in a minute – these are more to

True Story©… The Poo Party!

       My birthday was last Saturday… While I will gladly continue to accept gifts and donations for the remainder of the month of July, this will be the last time I mention it here until probably next summer.      As I mentioned last week, I shirked the idea/expense/effort of a big cookout in lieu of putting on a Burger King crown and just having people show up and hang out with me all day in public places.   I chose to see Indiana Jones, to go bowling and then to eat Mexican food before heading back to the house.   All told, it allowed people to choose what level of their own entertainment they would partake in and pay for their own involvement in it.   Think of it kind of in the vein of a destination wedding, wherein your presence itself is the present.   That is literally all I asked anyone for.      Of course, things being as they are – but thankfully not to spoil a parade of IN door activities – it would rain off and on all day as the weather is wont to do in NC.   That mean