Way back in the 80s at Fresno City College — where we spent our days ditching class, smoking cigs, learning lines, and acting cool — my Theatre-Geek friends and I would hold court in the cafeteria, talkin’ shit and making grand teenage pronouncements about who and what “HAD TO GO.” (Yes, I’m looking at YOU, Tally Duke Floyd and Miss Rhonda Jones. Ha!) There we would sit for hours, sipping Diet Coke, smoking cloves, POSING HARD, passing judgement, and proudly making statements like, “Have you seen Patty Smythe in that new ‘Warrior’ video? That fucking tired hair HAS GOT TO GO.”
So, starting today, in honor of that youthful, pretentious, hilarious, ridiculous, and eternally-running list from all those many years ago, I would like to reinstate the tradition as an ongoing feature here on my blog.
Things That HAVE GOT TO GO #1:
When people of A Certain Age (aka, MY ANCIENT FATASS) are asking after an old, long-lost friend from the past who just happens to be gay…that moment when we are inevitably forced to ask that most painful, yet necessary, of questions:
“Did he…make it through?“