Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Wannabe of All Trades

See if you can spot a pattern:
  • When I had a good English teacher in ninth grade, I decided I wanted to teach English.
  • When I had a good physics teacher in eleventh grade, I decided I wanted to teach physics.
  • Whenever I read a good comic book I want more than anything to write (and/or draw) comics.
  • When I read Maus and Persepolis and Fun Home I wanted more than anything to write a memoir in graphic novel form.
  • After I saw Batman Forever I made plans to write and star (as Robin) in the next Batman sequel (and heaven knows it would have been better than Batman & Robin turned out).
  • When I had great English professors in college I decided I wanted to be an English professor.
  • When I've had great library and information science professors I've briefly considered getting a PhD in LIS--albeit very briefly before discarding the notion as foolishness.
  • When I listen to hip hop I want to be a rapper.
  • When I saw Scratch, a documentary about turntablism, I wanted to be a turntablist.
  • When I see great movies I am overcome by a desire to be an actor.
  • When I hear Barack Obama speak I want to be a politician.
  • When I read blogs that get enough hits to support their authors off the ad income I want to write amazing blog posts that will gain me fame and fortune.
  • When I read young adult novels I want to be a YA novelist.
  • When I read Harry Potter I decided to write a multi-part fantasy epic that would rival the Bible in all-time sales.
I just finished reading the complete run of Boondocks, a controversial syndicated comic strip about race and politics. Can you guess what my latest lofty aspiration is?


FoxyJ said...

You want to be a comic strip? Can you do that from home?

Mr. Fob said...

If you have a pole and a red light I can.

[kɹeɪ̯g̊] said...

HA! That was funny.

Edgy said...

You want to be Chris Buttars—a racist politician?

Mr. Fob said...

Craig: What's funny? I was being serious. Especially about the red light.

Edgy: Have I mentioned that I'm glad you're back to being Edgy? Because I am. I can try to be a racist politician like Chris Buttars, but I'm not sure I could ever succeed at it like he has.

Edgy said...

Maybe you should just be a racy politician then.

Mr. Fob said...

That I can do.

Edgy said...

You're ridiculously scary in your response time right now.

Mr. Fob said...


Kristeee said...

So are you aiming to be the crotchety grandpa or a gangsta in an upscale neighborhood?

Mr. Fob said...

I'm thinking of combining the two. Imagine Riley at 65.

JB said...

I totally do the same thing.

I LOVE the Boondocks!! They have a TV show too, which is also awesome. It's kind of anime-like.

Mr. Fob said...

Yeah, I've requested that my library buy the first season on DVD since I don't have Cartoon Network and I'm too cheap to buy it myself.