Sunday, March 29, 2009
This one is for Tim. One of the toughs that lived in our neighborhood back in the day was named "Mitchell" - isn't that such a bully name? I mean, MITCHELL for God's sake. Given, it was his last name but still - his name wasn't Les Walbenstein or Harold Bortle - it was Chris Mitchell - and by those of us he terrorized, he was known simply as Mitchell. Anyway, Tim and I likened him to a demon the likes of Tim Curry's character in the movie Legend. And we further fantasized that he roared around our 'hood in a demonic roadster - bellowing threats to the physical well being of the younger kids, the less-tough, and, in my case, the ludicrously geeky.