Friday 7 December 2012 @ 10:01 am

Continuing with the series of humiliating photos
from my past made public in an effort to offer
the broken, the beaten and the damned proof that
shit gets better (and might even work out for the best)…

Submitted for your approval is this image of a young
Kev Smith, circa 1988, at the one and only TOGA PARTY
he ever attended. It’s a toga he might wear again soon,
at the SMORGY on Jan 26 & 27th!

(With the plug out of the way, we return to
the Tale of the Toga Photo…)

During senior year in high school, my friend
Mike Belicose packed his basement with over
a hundred high schoolers hoping to remake
ANIMAL HOUSE without cameras.

Features of the customized toga worth noting…
1) Fashioned from Disney/Mickey Mouse sheets.
2) Bullwinkle antlers headband
3) Era-appropriate skinny tie
4) Plastic Hawaiian Lei
5) Goofy grin
6) The beginnings of armpit stretch marks

And yet, somehow, I didn’t get sexed that night.
Lei-ed, yes – just not laid.

I’m 17 years old in this picture.
And in 5 years, I’ll make a movie called CLERKS.

Remember kids:
From dorky acorns, mighty jokes can grow!


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