Mr. Grooism

Get your own
 diary at DiaryLand.com! contact me

Larry’s Links:

If you only visit one
of my links, be sure to
check out Insider Entertainment
Stuff and an anything goes
weblog from Television/Comic Book
Wordsmith Mark Evanier at
POVonline and
News From M.E.
(Hey, that’s two links!!!)

Visit The World’s Fastest Cartoonest,
Mad Magazine Icon and Groo creator
Sergio Aragones (pronounced Ev-uh-neer)
at (where else?) www.sergioaragones.com!!!
Be sure to check out his “ask Sergio” feature!

You can find my favorite
Penguinesque Musings
at Penguin Perspectives

For the web’s smartest source of
sarcasm, games , news and anecdotes
plus his trademark Bad Review Revue,
ya just gotta read Defective Yeti !.

Mimi Smartypants rocks Chicago
with the Windy City’s hippest blog!

Take a stroll through
the back alleys of New York City
for fascinating hidden treasures at
Photohistorian Kevin Walsh's amazing
Forgotten New York

NEW!!!
For a more sideways look
at the nooks and crannies
of NYC descend
if you dare
to the depths of
Satan’s Laundromat!

Hey, with a handle like
Tazja Lovecraft
she’s gotta be worth reading!

The first blog I ever read is still
one of the best, can you say
cheesedip?

Laugh yourself silly with
Comic Book Artist/Animator
Scott Shaw!'s
Oddball Comics,
a hysterical tribute to classic
comic strangeness (with an
equally oddball Message Board!)

Start your journey through the
Okefenokee Swamp here at the
brand-spanking new and highly official
The Official Pogo Website,
then check out the links section for the established
Pogo fan sites!

Super Fan and All Around Nice Guy
Eric Chun’s website
has great comic book sketches,
GrooFest/San Diego Comic Con
pictures plus The Bangles!

Sergio Aragonés Groo The Wanderer
Official Website

Join The Groop!

Whatever you do, do not click here!

Check out Mr. Grooism
for news, opinions,
reviews, Grooisms (natch!)
and occasional bouts of lunacy,
covering a wide array of interests.
Whether you're into Comic Books or
Rock and Roll, Groo or Godzilla,
Sci-Fi or Fantasy, the self-styled
Mr. Grooism will poke around
in your corner of the cosmos
soon enough! older entries newest entry

December 05, 2003 - 10:50 p.m.

Part 3:
There's Something About Larry

And On The Third Day He Got Around To Talking About Himself

Geez, what kind of blogger am I, two days of introduction and I still haven’t given you folks a proper hello.

Hello.

I’m Larry.

Hi there.

Hmmm, now let’s see, I’m a single 42 year old male who is one with Life, The Universe and Everything.

In addition to making not-so-subtle references to the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, I’m a voracious reader. I especially lo-o-ove comic books, and enjoy exploring all of the nooks and crannies of pop culture. Here’s the links to My Faves in my profile if ya wanna take a peek.

I’ll wait.

Back so soon? You blew it off, didn’t ya? That’s okay, I still love ya!

Anyway, where were we?

I worked for 11 years as an advertising copywriter for a major department store (no names, but you’ve seen their parade, hint, hint) until October 2002, when I either freed myself from the shackles of oppression or made the biggest mistake of my adult life (the jury’s still out) by quitting. Oops.

After six months of fruitless job-hunting, I finally accepted a job as assistant manager of a record store. The pay sucks, but the actual “working-in-a-record-store” part of working in a record store is a blast. Even the bad days are better than The Corporate Shuffle, that’s for sure! It helps that we’ve got a great crew who know how to have fun while working hard, and who really know their stuff.

What else, what else, what else? I dunno, I’ve always found the whole mini-biopic type of exposition to be rather boring, so let’s just call it a day on the whole “who is Mr. Grooism” rant and get on with something a bit more telling.

That’s right, time for a Grooism. Ya wanna know something about Larry, then a Grooism is just the ticket! To those of you who have heard these stories already, apologies extended.

Grooism #1:

Larry Flashes the King & Queen of Denmark (or possibly Sweden)

Back in 1986 or 87 or so, I was working as a supervisor for a small NYC contract security guard firm, and one of our accounts was the South Street Seaport. They were holding some sort of Danish Heritage Festival (or possibly Swedish, I can't remember which) the culmination of which would be an appearance by the King & Queen of Denmark (Sweden?). I was stationed by the side entrance to the stage, and in addition to tons of security guards & NYC Police, there was Secret Service aplenty.

So the moment came for the Danish Royal Couple (Swedish?) to take the stage, and as they approached the Secret Service took control, and told me to get on the other side of the sawhorse-style barricade, NOW NOW NOW! I hurriedly stepped over... and ripped my pants almost completely in half, front-to-back, in full frontal view of the King & Queen of Denmark (but I'm thinking perhaps it was Sweden)!

Okay, I did exaggerate a bit, I didn't exactly FLASH! them, but they certainly got a pretty damned good look at my Hanes® (or they could have been Fruit of the Loom®)!

The End


Add your own comments, I’d love to hear from you!
Just v CLICK HERE v
0 comments so far

Ahoy, mateys! Only until Talk Like A Pirate Day!

previous - next

All content except as noted copyright 2003, 2004 Lawrence C. Steller, all rights reserved. May not be reproduced in any form without express written permission from Larry, ok?

Sign up for my Notify List and get email when I update!

email:
powered by
NotifyList.com
about me - read my profile! read other Diar
yLand diaries! recommend my diary to a friend! Get
 your own fun + free diary at DiaryLand.com!