|Posted by doktakra on May 22, 2007 at 2:36 PM|
I love it when I see those guys selling bootleg DVDs on the subway. I don't really know why, but they always make me smile. Not that I've ever bought anything from them -- I just like the way the dude rushes down the middle of the train car chanting, "five dollar, five dollar." I already know that I'm a bad person, so save it.
But there was an unexpected twist yesterday, when a pair of new characters entered the premises. The speaker of the two laid out his sales pitch, which began with: "They told you that nobody beats the Wiz, but they were wrong!" You can't make this stuff up. I was the only one to laugh out loud, probably because I was also the only one paying attention, but come on! Did this guy just wake up from a six-year coma? Maybe he happened to catch that old Sienfeld episode the night before? Because I remember The Wiz going out of business when I was starting my freshman year of college in 2001.
Needless to say, he made no sales, although I was slightly intrigued when he announced he had "anything and everything, from Spiderman to R. Kelly In Concert." I briefly contemplated asking if he had the (alleged) R. Kelly sex tape -- um, as a joke, not because I wanted to watch it...again -- but then decided against it. I figured it would've been worse than the time I asked my swimming instructor if the pool had that chemical which turns urine purple in the water. This was last week...I wish I was joking. Er, I may have said too much.