I don’t know
Born Milton Teagle Simmons on July 12th 1948. He had a gym, called Slimmons. . . in Hollywood*. . . I’m assuming, I’m only skimming the Wikipedia after all. *AH Beverly Hills. Then I guess because he’s such an enormous douche, and, those were “in” at the time, he made a work out video. . . Then another. Until this annoying fucking douche had permeated almost every home in North America. With his fake tan positive body image gospel, set to Such great oldie hits as ‘My Boyfriends Back’ and ‘The wanderer’ and “Blame it on The Boogie’
I can’t even begin to tell you the imagery this song evokes.
I can remember the day that someone brought one in to my high school gym class. . . I don’t know if we were being punished for something, or what the fuck? But it was hideous. All of these fat sweating people, dancercising themselves to a ‘better’ body, and a better them. Fake tans and makeup, sliding down fat sweaty faces, on to fat sweaty bodies. Fake hoots of triumph and jubilation, as if fat people can actually be happy!
**How did I get to be talking about Richard Simmons? It’s been a good 15 or 16 years since that fateful morning. . .Sweatin’ to the Oldies with my gym class. That guy was sort of a big deal at the time, I guess. . .I don’t keep very current on my current events. I don’t know if there was internet at the time, as I didn’t discover internet until some years later when I got my own computer. ** Some guy did a tweet, reminding me that Richard Simmons was still alive.
I didn’t read that far, Yes and, he’s currently providing a voice for something, on some show. I looked at a picture of him and thought, I might literally be uncomfortable being in a room with this guy. I’ll bet whether he’s gay or straight, he’s been paying for sex since he could get a paycheck. Creepy pubic head, fake, smiley, tanned guy. I kind of get a queasy feeling in my stomach thinking about it. Can prostitutes refuse service? I guess only the free agent types.
I guess the real point I’m trying to make is, there isn’t one. No, point. If there are talented writers and artists and comedians out there, doing their thing un noticed and unpaid, and then a douchy, fake, smiley, tanned, guy like this Simmons fuck, gets to be famous and rich, it just furthers the proof that we have ceased to evolve. Well, a certain weird majority has anyway. Those of us evolved enough to notice, are reject, hipster malcontents. Non racist, non biased, We get a lot of smile/nod combinations, but, not a lot of cred. Except for in our own community. I wonder why?
*talking to myself.