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Tonight is a very strange night.

I went to Unblurred, and it was just ... odd. First, I saw this guy. Many of you know that Rob looks an awful lot like this guy, Mike Johnsen, that I went to high school with. I think I saw Mike Johnsen tonight, but it really could've been Rob. And how sad is it that apparently even I can't tell the difference between the two?

I continued ambling along, and ended up in a new space. It's apparently someone's living space with a gallery area downstairs. I went in, and felt instantly uncomfortable. My friend Sonya later described the vibe from the people inside as "too cool for school," and I think that was pretty right on.

I headed back to Modern Formations. While inside, I ran into Mike, a guy that I kind of peripherally know through friends. He came over and started talking to me, and ended up saying something pretty inherently racist to me (while talking about helping to set up the show, he talked about going to the store to buy something, and how he ended up "Jewing the guy down on the price." My mouth hung open in disbelief for the entire rest of the conversation).

At that point I decided that the vibe was way too hinkey for me. I said goodbye to Corinne and Erin and headed home. When I arrived home, I turned on the TV (something I almost never do) and saw the news that the mayor had died.

This is obviously not my night. Whatever the fuck is going on out there, I'm going to bed and hoping that it's over with by morning.


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Sep. 2nd, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
I was also @ Unblurred, so here are comments on each topic
If he was standing in or in front of ON, that was Michael Johnsen.

The new space is actually a nice place. I was there for a good bit of the evening, and somehow ended up serving drinks @ the bar. Try it again some time. Don't know about the other people, but the owners are really nice. I'm actually having a visual art show there in January.

And that's so weird: all day today I had the phrase, "jew 'em down" running through my head. Not for any reason, just because it was in my head and I don't know why. Thank G-d I don't have Turret's Syndrome like "Mike."

And, just love for the rest of the topics. xo.
Sep. 2nd, 2006 11:19 am (UTC)
Re: I was also @ Unblurred, so here are comments on each topic
Wow, I'm sorry I missed you.

Yes, he was standing in front of ON, and yes, I thought it was probably Michael Johnsen, but I was so struck by the fact that I wasn't sure that I walked past him a good four or five times trying to decide. Ultimately, I think I settled on "I don't think Rob has a backpack like that, so it must be Michael Johnsen."

And the great irony about Mike "Jew 'em down" is that while he stood there and kept talking (to me, a Jew), he ended up going on about our mutual friend Adam (also a Jew), who is apparently one of his best friends. And all I could think was "Dude, you are seriously fucking crazy." He really is, actually. I mean, no fooling, there's something seriously wrong with that guy.
Sep. 2nd, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
Re: I was also @ Unblurred, so here are comments on each topic
Maybe Mike was taking liberties with your friendly relationship. Some of the harshest comments I've gotten have come from "friendly fire," from folks who think because they know me they can take more liberties. You know I don't mean it because we're friends. I don't know, doll. Comedy is certainly subjective.
Sep. 2nd, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: I was also @ Unblurred, so here are comments on each topic
I doubt it. We were never anything I'd qualify as "friends"; merely "friendly acquaintances." It's like, I don't know you very well, right? So imagine that I came up to you last night and said something about "Chinks" or "Spics" -- wouldn't you think that I was insane? I know I would.
Sep. 2nd, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
Re: I was also @ Unblurred, so here are comments on each topic
I understand. However, the image of that happening is kinda funny so now I want you to come up to me out of the blue talking about chinks & spics. Can we make that happen? Plz?
Sep. 2nd, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
Re: I was also @ Unblurred, so here are comments on each topic
I'll even throw in a "Kike" and a "Wop" for free.
Sep. 3rd, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
Re: I was also @ Unblurred, so here are comments on each topic
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