first-person piece by the Jonas Brothers brother for New York.
I’m guessing much will be made of the shocking revelations that a young American male imbibed, inhaled and enjoyed the company of groupies.
And while it’s all as PG-13 as the headline indicates, the revelations will shock because Jonas wasn’t just any young American male; he was a young American Disney male.
So, if it’s any comfort to the Disney Girl, that fragile, “cursed” wretch, the Disney Boy doesn’t have things any easier. And that’s the real revelation of the article.
P.S.: The non-salacious highlight is where Jonas notes the Magic Kingdom is all about employing spirited tweens and teens—until, that is, those tweens and teens grow up and show just how spirited they can really be. Personally, I don’t think Disney is at all surprised or phased when the rebellion happens. It knows these acts come with expiration dates; it stamped them right on there.
You can read the story on Yahoo! And then you should go back and watch season three’s “The Grown-Ups,” followed by season six’s “In Care Of.”
As Mr. Spock would say, “Fascinating.”
According to family lore and/or the way I’ve understood family lore, my father’s brother Phillie (short for Phillip) was struck and killed by a car in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 21, 1963, the day before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As a child, I believed that this meant that my Uncle Phillie, who died before I was born, was somehow a victim of the wide-ranging conspiracy to harm the President. Cutting to the chase, I no longer believe in a wide-ranging conspiracy, and I’ve been unable to confirm via Social Security death records that my uncle died on the day before the assassination.
But that nonetheless is my day before the JFK assassination story.
Before the JFK Assassination: 69 Things That Happened in America on November 21, 1963 is the latest e-book from Inverted Pyramid. As publisher, I assure you everything listed in there actually did happen. I’m pretty sure.
I don’t think “anniversary” is the right word, actually, but there it is, and here this is:
Before the JFK Assassination: 69 Things That Happened on November 21, 1963 is new from Inverted Pyramid. Now available on Amazon.
The tribute-version cut, I call it. Poem from the e-book, Sylvia Plath Totally Ruins ‘Father Knows Best’: 50 Poems About TV, TV Watching and the Existential Sadness of Conan O’Brien. Now available at Amazon.
The thing of it is, I’m not a believer in ghosts. The other thing of it is, I don’t necessarily not believe in Hollywood Boulevard ghosts. (For Yahoo!)