purified, hydrated and patriotic!

As I rushed to make an appointment I took a sip of my water and took notice of the brand of water I was drinking. “Pure American” Yeah, Freedom Water! As the soothing liquid went down my throat I felt so enriched, so refreshed — so American! By the way, it is on sale at Walgreens — for fifty cents! Freedom water. You can get it cheap! …Of course we all know what freedom really is — just another word for nothing left to lose. Which is why, I guess, none of us are really free.

As I was picking up my Freedom Water earlier in the day, I noticed that their sattelite radio was playing “You Light Up My Life” by one Miss Debbie Boone — and, then I had to pop into 7-11 for gum when I was greeted by “Emotion” performed by the one and only Samantha Sang (the original version!?!?!) — AND, then Lee’s sandwhich shop was sound decorated by the stains of John Sebastion performing the theme to Welcom Back, Kotter! Was today 1977?!?!?

Oh, and I should note that I’ve been consumed with thoughts of Sidney Lumet’s ill-fated attempt at the film musical. …Hia cinematic take on THE WIZ in which we, the public, were exposed Diana Ross in a really short afro at 40 playing 20. I don’t know. Maybe it is because Nipsey Russell just recently died or maybe I desire to see a moment in time when Michael Jackson looked more human as a funky scare crow than as a father. …but I feel the need to ease on down that rocky road that crashed more than a few screen careers. Ah, yes, my odd cinematic desires. Call for help if I feel the urge to watch George Burns and the Bee Gees smear crap on the magic that was SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND! …please!


October 10, 2005. Uncategorized.


  1. digitic replied:

    And yet I still think it’s perfectly normal for someone (including myself) to have a strong desire to live a life of Can’t Stop The Music with the Village People.

    The construction worker / lineman was soooo hot!

  2. Jon replied:

    The perfect beverage to wash down a plate of freedom fries. seriously lame, but not bad for 50 cents

  3. Underling replied:

    The Wiz is one of my all time favorite guilty pleasures. I can watch it at any time…and just love it.

    (I realize that if the guy I’m currently seeing read this I would loose all of my cool qoutient points…but camp musical are just good gay fun!)

  4. Karyn replied:

    L’eau du libre? L’eau du gratuis? I don’t know the French translation there… but it sounds better than what Karl’s been drinking!

    I never saw The Wiz. It sounds like you stepped out of your door and into a time machine. Yikes!

    But it’s all good… you sound so happy.

  5. matt replied:

    Milford — Ah, yes — NYC 1980 with Bruce Jenner before he lost his nose! I think I was always more into the Native American Villiage Person. Plus, I enjoyed that noise he made throughout that horror film!

    Jon — Yeah, a good deal. Freedom fries are OK, but I think I am all about the Freedom Toast.

    Underling — Ah, I wish you were here to watch it with me!

    Karyn — Yeah, things are good! What has Karl been drinking?!?!!? I need to visit my fave blogs!!!! Only just got home.

  6. Miss Marisol replied:

    My mom tells me that, as a little one, whenever I would hear “You Light Up My Life” I would bust out singing and crying at the same time. What a drama queen.

  7. SME replied:

    I can’t say it enough: Really glad I missed most of that decade. Whew.

  8. adrock2xander replied:

    That’s hilarious…PURE AMERICAN…wowzers…you’d never know when the most trivial things will inspire you!

  9. joe replied:

    well, the Wiz is pure american. um, thank god I’m Canadian!

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