Devon and I were chillin' in the living room, Devon playing a video game and me not playing a video game, since I've given up World of Warcraft for Lent. (I'm a recovering Catholic, so there's no reason I need to observe Lent except that I want to.) We flipped on the TV for Dad, who is spending the night with us, and Dad said...
Look, I'm sorry, I don't even know how to phrase this without sounding like the biggest dick in the world. I'm sorry, really. Sorry that I think this is funny and need to blog it and sorry Dad said it.
But Dad said, "What's up with all the negroes? They're all over the news." This was in response to Gov. Paterson and Al Sharpton appearing in back-to-back segments.
My dad is 88 and has Alzheimer's disease, but I'm pretty sure he would have said the same thing 20 years ago.
Like I said, I'm a dick because I'm still laughing. Sorry.
In other news, I finally had a movie-worthy cabbie experience going from Queens to Brooklyn. I spent last night at Dad's, and we took a cab back to my apartment. Through the rear-view mirror, I watched the cab driver fall asleep. You heard me. I said FALL ASLEEP. He even did the deep-breathing thing people do when they are FUCKING SLEEPING.
Then his girlfriend called. To his credit, he asked her not to curse, since he had to put her on speakerphone to avoid getting nailed by the fuzz. (Yes, I just said "fuzz." Deal with it.)
Apparently, his girlfriend was perturbed because he was sleep-working when he should have been home taking care of her sick ass. Literally. Through the speakerphone, I heard: "You motherfucker sonofabitch. I've got stuff coming out of everywhere, my mouth, my asshole...."
I love New York.