Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I remember getting choked by Gene Kiniski.....

The band, D.O.A., was shooting a music video at the Town Pump, and the call had gone out to their friends and associates to come be the crowd for the shoot that day. My friends and I got all punked out, too fun a chance to miss!

The cameras were all set up, and we were told how it was going to go: the band would pretend to play on stage, we'd jump around like maniacs, Gene Kiniski would run in with a briefcase (he was representing the corporate pigs, I guess!) and start causing mayhem, and then Joey would jump off stage and kick the crap out of Gene. Sounds great!

The cameras began rolling and we began jumping around to the music. Gene ran in, and I was in shock. I'd heard of the wrestling legend before, of course, but he was so BIG! He saw my dumbfounded look and headed straight for me, wrapped his big mitts around my neck, and then proceeded to choke me, cartoon-style. The director made him choke me a couple of times so they could get a good shot of it. Gene was awesome! As soon as the cameras would take a break, he'd laugh and say "You look like you are havin' fun!", but as soon as the director would yell "Action", he'd turn into this wild-eyed madman and go straight for my throat!

I've watched the video a few times, and I don't think that shot made it. Too bad. I'd like to watch my head shaking back and forth as Mr. Gene Kiniski throttles me. I think it would be good for those days when I'm getting too high an opinion of myself...might take me down a peg or two to see what a wimp I really am!

13 comments:

Spoke said...

Wow, you're so tiny and he's so, not. That would have been fun to do. Both for you AND him.
I was choked by popcorn in a theatre once, and a cop in North Vancouver too. Never filmed though...

annacond said...

Yay! Your blog finally let me in again, I've been banned for ages...d'ya hate me or something?!

You really should start another blog in addition to the I Remember one. The next one could be for all the famous people you've met. OR been choked by...

Kim said...

Sometimes I envy how cool you are...but then I remember the cool people I've met, who maybe not famous, have sculpted my life and made me proud to know them....You and Spoke being two of them....

Paula said...

annacond, sometimes blogs will come up "access denied", but I find if I just refresh the page, then I get in no problem. did you try this?

annacond said...

I refreshed till the cows came home for two or three days I think it was, with no success. Your blog and two others, it was a little unsettling wondering if I was actually getting banned.

Spoke said...

Three things I see here:
1) Kim likes me.
2) Annacond had a cow.
3) Paula refreshes.

Pondering Pig said...

I just love reading about your adventures as a young punk in Vancouver. More! More!

dee said...

Thanks for the rad recipe, I'm totally gonna try it :)

RadioSilence said...

Sounds like a case of auto-erotic gene-shpyxiation :) *groans* Thank you. Ill be here all week. Dont forget to tip your severs.

Ugh.Ill just blame the nyquil on my bad humor. Yeah, thats the ticket ;)

toomanywhatifs said...

Spoke.... the popcorn is so tiny, and you're so, not! Ironic.

Spoke said...

The corn ganged up on me...I didn't stand a chance.

Take 2 said...

Hey girl,

I am in the process of getting my blog going. So far basic but I will get it going bigger and better soon.

canadiangirl said...

*snorts* aww, did poor lil Spoke get choked by the big, mean, nasty popcorn??? *snickers* *sees look on Spoke's face* *decides running would be a good thing* *confirms that when Spoke's fingers reach for MY throat*....

You meet all the cool famous people Paula!! No fair!! *sulks*

*starts running agian as Spoke starts catching up*