It was a Saturday and I was feeling kind of bored. I had to break away from the group on the block because all they really want to do is drink and smoke, not to mention somebody is always going to jail. So there are a lot of times when I have to venture out on my own just so I can stay out of trouble. I'm glad I did this time because I just happened to come across a game show completely at random. Someone is always filming something in downtown L.A., but this time I got to be right in the middle of the action.
Guy does chicken dance
At first glance I had no idea exactly what was happening. All I could see was a group of people circling some event right in front of the 7-11. After swimming my way to the center I saw that they were filming a game show. When I saw the host holding the mic I immediately recognized who it was.. actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy. I'm a pretty big fan of his work I think the guy is hilarious. I've seen him in movies like Malibu's Most Wanted, Kickin' It Ol' Skool, and that TV Show The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. Looks like he has a new show in the works now called What's Your Price? where he goes around to different locations and offers random citizens a
Cutting the tags off underwear
couple of bucks to do something crazy and see who takes the bait, kinda like that old commercial "What would you do for a Klondike bar?" except substitute the ice cream for cold hard cash. The price range seems to be somewhere between $5-$10 bucks. Almost everybody took the money, the only one I saw turn him down was a female who was asked to go inside the 7-11 and I guess flash her boobs or something, I didn't quite make out what they were saying on that one. However, when I first arrived I did see one guy cluck like a chicken and do some kinda chicken dance for 7 bucks,. Also, a couple of other people let him cut the tags off their underwear which was a little weird but hey I guess anything goes. They were initially asked to drop their pants but they didn't quite go for that one. He closed out by having everyone yell the name of the show like most game shows do, and he even stuck around for a bit to take a few pictures and sign autographs. Pretty cool guy.
When people ask me where I'm from that's always a tough one. The only response I have is.. nowhere. True, it sounds like a cop out but it's the only answer that I can deliver. All over is where I'm from and I doubt that's going to change because the list continues to grow. Born in Downtown Los Angeles, my journey from youth to present includes NJ, NC, GA, VA, KY, NY, NV, etc...even a little trip to Tijuana (definitely going back) and now full circle back to L.A. I sometimes dream of the American Dream: A house, wife, couple kids, a white picket fence, maybe even a dog named Spike. But the reality is that those things are beyond the scope of my reach. I'm a Nomad..this is my way of life.