"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Passion is No Ordinary Word

Lola was an actress, not a singer, but man, she could really lip-sync. Richard had noticed on their first date that her’s were the most beautiful lips he’d ever seen---and in his life, he had observed more than a few lips because he was, as they say, "a lip man."

On Friday night Richard had wanted to go to Disneyland, but Lola said that she much preferred Karaoke, and she knew a little place in the Valley where they could go for some fun. Richard was head-over-heels in love, of course, so he immediately conceded, and before he knew it, he was standing in front of a room full of perfect strangers, as he sung —or more accurately, lip-synced--- an old Graham Parker song, “Passion Is No Ordinary Word.” The crowd didn’t much care for the punk lyrics and thought Richard an old fart for singing a song from the late 70s—one that wasn’t even disco, but when Lola took the stage to sing a song from an old play Damn Yankees, “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets,” the crowd went absolutely wild with their approval.

Later, as Richard and Lola were leaving the Smoky Karaoke, a man whom Richard had seen earlier in the club, approached them in the parking lot, and said he’d pay Lola $6500 cash if she’d ditch her date, and spend the evening with him, but Lola found the proposition—although somewhat tempting, at first---ultimately an insult, to which she responded by gently pulling out of her petite Donna Karan handbag, a 9 millimeter Smith & Wesson, which she pointed at the gentleman with a little too much dexterity and confidence, for Richard's taste.

1 comment:

  1. I love women with guns- bwahahaha