A Day Of Dougie
December 3, 2018
Grandma’s Barn, George Clooney & Hetero Life Mates
I sit here, listening to the rain fall. It’s late at night, although early by my usual standards. I’m listening to the sounds of Hugh Laurie on the computer. For those of you who know the name, but can’t quite place it, it’s Dr. Gregory House from the show “House”. He’s one helluva singer and musician as well as a talented actor. He made a CD a few years ago and I was lucky enough to download a copy on to my computer. Really good stuff.
So here I am, kind of down and in my feelings a little bit. The rainy weather we’ve had for the past several days does that to me. Well, actually it’s life that does that to me, but the rain doesn’t help either. I’ve learned and heard so many things the past few days about different people and my head is spinning. I don’t know what to say or think anymore. Oh vey! But it is what it is, right? I’m not surprised, but just disappointed. It’s none of my business anyhow. It’s fucked up though, big time.
But I’m not going to dwell on that. I’ll never mention it again. What I will mention though is Daredevil on Netflix, Season 3. Yeah, I know that Netflix just announced last week that there won’t be a Season 4 and that the show is being cancelled, but Season 3, I watched it finally over the past several days, and damn, it was well done and very good. It’s a business call and I get why Netflix is cancelling the Marvel shows, due to an upcoming Disney Streaming Service that will be featuring the MCU, but still it sucks big time. We should have one more season of The Punisher and Jessica Jones left since they’re already in production and then new Marvel series on Netflix will be but a memory. Did I say that it sucks? Well, it does. So I guess that means dropping Netflix and adding the new Marvel Streaming Service instead. Hell, the MCU shows were the only reason now I watch Netflix. Everything else, I can watch on In-Demand as part of cable TV package or find on the computer. Netflix has some good stuff, but without the comic stuff, they’re not for me anymore. Too bad.
I guess, looking at the clock, I should go ahead and do what I’m here to do and that is a “Day of Dougie” piece where I draw random topics from the Magic Bag and write about each topic. I have to go in a little bit and make a late night run for my brother to go do some stuff and make a few stops. I’m such a loyal and loving tool sometimes, but someone has to do it and he’s my bro so… So let’s can the chit-chat and go get the Magic Bag and figure out what topics I’m going to quickly ramble and rant about. We have Grandma’s Barn, George Clooney and Hetero-Life Mates. Okay, now that we have the topics, let’s get to getting and away we go…
A talented actor that I’ve been a fan of for a very long time. Clooney’s first movie, that I know of anyhow, was in the epic classic, “Return of the Killer Tomatoes”. Yes, he started off in a big way, filming this movie while also making appearances on “Roseanne” and “Facts Of Life”. He got his big break, movie wise with two projects. He co-wrote and co-starred in Good Will Hunting with buddy Matt Damon and roughly about the same time, he was featured in the Kevin Smith movie “Mattrats” as a clerk from Fashionable Male who liked to engage women in a very uncomfortable place… no, not the back of a Volkswagen. And from that humble start, it’s been success all the way, including starring in a movie as Daredevil, The Man Without Fear and more recently in several DCU movies as Bruce Wayne / Batman. Affleck is a damn good actor most of the time. Check him out in Chasing Amy as an example. But a super-hero, he is nor should never, ever be. I’m a fan and will always be so, but damn it Ben, hang up the cowl and utility belt. Go back to the Mall. And leave J-Lo alone. She’s not right for you. Go be with Matt. He’s your hetero life mate. It’s obvious and you guys belong together. Look at your performances in Dogma. ‘Nuff said!
Hetero Life Mate
Since I brought it up with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who are bound together in so many ways, the next topic of discussion will be Hetero Life Mate. This is simply two guys who are best friends and soul mates, not gay or anything like that, but may as well be a couple in every other way but the sex thing. They get it and each other in a way that other friends don’t and everyone probably thinks that they’re gay for each other anyhow even though they’re not. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, aka “Jay & Silent Bob” originated the term to define their unusual and unique friendship and relationship and it’s caught on, being far more common than anyone had ever realized. For me personally, the poor soul who gets this tag is my bro-son, Kenneth. He’s sometimes like a brother to me and other times, like a son. Our friendship is odd and doesn’t make sense to many and hell, sometimes it doesn’t even make sense to us, but it’s here and it’s real. I know that when all else fails, that man has my back and he knows the same about me. We’re just friends, nothing more and nothing less and even when we have arguments or disagree, I know he’s always going to be a part of my life and vice versa. That’s what being a “brother” is all about. We have relationships with others and they are very important and big parts of our lives, but there will always be a place for the other guy as well. He’s stuck with me and I’m stuck with him and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Hetero Life Mates. And there you go. And finally…
It was big. It was a barn. It had a pool table, lots of old relics from Grandma and Grandpa’s days of running a general store in their youth and there were always lots of snakes too. I wasn’t supposed to go into it alone or be in there all that often. Of course, I did. And there you go.
I’m ending it there because it’s late, I’m tired and I have to get up in the morning rather early. I know it’s lame, but I’ll do better next time. I promise. Thanks for reading. Questions and comments welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care and stay just too sweet. Good night.