Tuesday, June 03, 2008

FanBoyWonder Salutes Kemosabe’s Birthday

FanBoyWonder would like to take a moment to acknowledge and commemorate the birthday of our best pal and all-around Kemosabe John Micek.

We’ve known each other for 15 years—starting out as two young lads thick as thieves. After a while, we grew apart as life moved us in different directions and as unaddressed grievances festered. We took a break for a couple years following some harsh words and some hurt.

Kemosabe had the courage take the first step and reach out and we both had grown up enough to realize friendship in the truest sense of the word isn’t easy and ain’t all that common.

Two scenes from one of FanBoyWonder’s favorite movies say it all—1994’s Wyatt Earp staring Kevin Costner and Dennis Quaid as Earp and Doc Holliday.

Doc: Do you believe in friendship Wyatt Earp?”

[Wyatt nods]

Doc: “So do I.”

Doc: “Do you have many friends?”

[Wyatt shakes his head]

Later on into film…..

Wyatt: “What's wrong with you?”

Doc: “What is wrong with me? What have you got? I am dying of tuberculosis. I sleep with the nastiest whore in Kansas. Everyone who knows me hates me, and every morning I wake up surprised that I have to spend another day in this piss-hole world.”

Wyatt: “Not everyone who knows you hates you, Doc.”

Doc: “I know it's not always easy being my friend, but I'll be there when you need me.”

Happy Birthday John! Your “Old Friend”—Chuck

FBW Editor’s Note: When not playing the part of FanBoyWonder’s Kemosabe or when not playing with two bands -- Milkshake Jones www.myspace.com/milkshakejones and Fink’s Constant, http://www.myspace.com/finksconstant -- John L. Micek covers Pennsylvania politics for a major Keystone State newspaper—read his political blog, Capitol Ideas, at http://blogs.mcall.com/capitol_ideas.


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