I saw "Rent" with my dad.
We left after the first half.
Can anyone explain to me why in God's name this was considered a good show?
From what I was able to determine, just about everybody had AIDS, it was Christmas, and they were bitching about how they could pay last year's rent. Then there wa a dude who owned a building, and there were some homelss people, and a few junkies who were way more limber than any junkies I've ever seen.
There was a cute girl who showed her ass, but I gotta tell you, I think it misfired, as it seemed to be a move that was intended to offend, and that ass was dynamite.
Also, It took place in an east village loft, and I wasn't sure why they wanted to stay there. I mean, everybody who I've ever known who has voluntarily gone to live in a shithole in the city was doing so becuase they were persuing something. These douchebags, they weemed like they were just hanging out in alphabet city so they could run around in their barney rubble bras and yelp.
After the first half, me and my Dad looked at each other and said- " Do you have any idea what is going on?"
I was all for leaving, but I figured, Jesus, this guy is in New York, maybe he wants to give it a chance. We were smoking cigarettes outside the theater and he says " Do you want to watch the rest of this?"
The old man knows not to waste his time.
So, Like General Washington back in the day, we got the fuck back to Brooklyn with all due haste. We ended the night watching the Daily Show, which was very funny, and he had never heard of.
That's the problem with this country, that a guy like my dad has heard of Rent, and has never seen the Daily Show.
He leaves tomorrow.
I'll be a werewolf the day after that.
Bob Joyce is toast.