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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Silence Will Fall ... Because I'll Be On Some Good Drugs,

This is my last blog entry before the surgery, so I’ll try to keep it light and frothy, and save the catheter and erectile dysfunction humor for the recovery diary. I will say that my wife will definitely enjoy that extra ten minutes of sleep a week. *rim shot*

Today’s entry will be filled with a few random observations, and finally a video by the artist that my wife half-jokingly calls my “other lover.”

Some Interesting “Philosophical” Quips :

“Pain Don’t Hurt” from Roadhouse. Only Patrick Swayze and his intense, very nearly believable earnestness could pull off this line. Pain, by definition, does NOTHING but hurt. But by golly, I stole this as a catch phrase, and never let it go. Tomorrow, I may modify the line to “Could you please give me something that makes pain don’t hurt?” File this along with “I ain’t got time to bleed,” by Jesse Ventura from Predator. You can tell someone’s a badass when they make you believe a sentence that contradicts itself in six words or less. Nobody puts Baby in the corner? Really? Where is she sitting? In the corner! She may have even decided to sit in the corner. Who do you think you are, Patrick Swayze? Okay, I admit may be overreacting here. When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong. By the way, sometimes people will put Baby in the corner because of the mess she makes with strained peas, but everyone loves the bowl of spaghetti on the head trick.

“That’s the trouble with self-improvement, honey, I know when it’s time to quit,” from David Lee Roth’s “A Little Luck”. Say what you will about Diamond Dave, but when he puts his mind to it he can be one clever son of a gun, and I’ll be darned if he’s not right. Keeping your imperfections perfect requires a little good old fashioned laziness. One doesn’t want to become someone other than their true self, that’s like messing with a fixed point in time.

Don’t do that by the way.

“Do or do not, there is no try,” says Yoda to Luke and everyone just ate it up. Now, I love me some Yoda but my Jedi Master, Liz Carr, would never say something so ridiculous. How are you supposed to “do” if you don’t try? We’re not all naturals at pulling aircraft out of swamps with our minds, Grover. Yeah, that’s right. I went there.

Speaking of Sesame Street’s Grover, if you have a kid, or even if you don’t, purchase a copy of “The Monster at the End of this Book” by Jon Stone and Michael Smolin. It’s insanely clever.

Just mixed up my magic intestine cleaning fluid (with Lemon Flavor Packet!), which I will drink tomorrow after a “liquid breakfast”, followed by a full day of liquid meals. Fortunately, my wife will be home and can talk with my Jedi Master (Hi, Liz!), during our weekly confab, when I am otherwise “occupied”.

I’m wearing my “Macho Forever” shirt today, in honor of what would have been Randy Savage’s 59th birthday, and I’ll be wearing my Pop My Culture Podcast Tee on my way home from surgery, in honor of it being such a great show. With all these great tee-shirts I could be a model on “Project Runaway”.

Once again, I’d like to thank you all so much for the positive energy and support you’ve shown me and my family during this challenge, and believe me I’m absorbing it all, and will use it to recover quickly and finish off this cancer, and maybe, just maybe, with all this love inside me, I might make a positive difference in the world.

Thank to Jenni Cole (@LilFerret on the Twitter) for picking this entries title, well the first part of it anyway. I added the drugs part.

And speaking of things that make me light headed and happy...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. John Barrowman…



  1. Good luck. We're all counting on you.

  2. Positive vibes, prayers, and thoughts your way. If you need any help with anything, please let me know. I'm off until Saturday.

  3. Much love to you. I'll be thinking of you!!!

  4. See that's the problem. You need an all girl orchestra! Much love, and hugs!!

  5. I've got a choir of angels and battalion of warriors on my side, Anastasia. Heck, even the Barrowman himself wished me luck ! #NameDropper!

  6. Brother! (One word, but it speaks volumes)

  7. Kudos to the person who chose Andy Sipowicz, who had a similar surgery to mine on NYPD Blue. I also consider Andy's the greatest face turn in the history of fiction, with Vegeta coming a close second.

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  10. We won't know until after 5:30 p.m. tonight when the surgery is exactly.

  11. "Nature has a way sometimes of reminding Man of just how small he is. She occasionally throws up terrible offspring's of our pride and carelessness to remind us of how puny we really are in the face of a tornado, an earthquake, or a Shawn Colton. The reckless ambitions of Man are often dwarfed by their dangerous consequences. For now, Shawn Colton - that strangely innocent and tragic monster - has gone to earth. Whether he returns or not, or is never again seen by human eyes, the things he has taught us remain."---Steve Martin (Return of Shawn Colton, 1984)

    "Maybe because... Shawn Colton is inside each one of us!" Shinoda (Shawn Colton 2000, US version)

    I love you Shawn. I look forward to your return to the ring, bigger and badder than ever before. SHAWN COLTON WILL CONQUER THE WORLD!

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  13. Mom,

    I didn't know what time I was going in either. My surgery is at 11:30.

  14. David Classic : AAAAARRRRRRROWOWOWWOOOOOO ! Grrrr... ::Smash, Stomp:: Shawnzilla's Revenge !

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