WHO IS THAT GUY?!
Sometimes you just gotta do what ya gotta do...
LOOKING FOR TALENT...
With that in mind I decided I simply had to have, for my family archive, a copy of the motion picture that includes a "performance" by one of Costa Mesa's most notorious residents - a fellow who lives in the north part of town and goes by several names, including one he bestowed upon himself - Mr. U. Know-Who.
...IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
This fellow, a prolific writer both on his own local blog and on several radical right wing web sites, spends a lot of time trying to manipulate issues in this city based on his own personal bias. If you read his stuff you'll get the idea - "If it ain't white, it ain't right."
PUFFING THE RESUME
This guy stands before our elected and appointed bodies and pontificates about the way things should be in our city - most of which are predicated on the absence of Latinos. During these tirades he will frequently tell us that he's been a Marine, lawyer, real estate salesman and actor. He never mentions being a success in any of those careers, by the way, just that he's done them. And, of course, now he fancies himself some kind of a political king-maker.
BLOWING THE BUDGET
But, I digress. So, eager to have a copy of "his" movie, I blew the family entertainment budget for the week - $1.26 on Amazon.com - and purchased a copy of "The Second Coming of Suzanne", which was made in 1974 and stars Sondra Locke (Clint Eastwood's main squeeze for awhile), Jared Allen, Paul Sand, Gene Barry and Richard Dreyfuss. "Wow!", you say, "Cool cast! This must be a dynamite movie!" Wrong! It's an hour and a half of celluloid dung - the strangest, most disjointed film I've ever seen, and I see a lot of films. You can see stuff made by high school kids with their family digital camera on YouTube that put this to shame!
"The Second Coming of Suzanne" has become a cult film much like "The Attack of The Killer Tomatoes". It is truly a terrible piece of work, which was directed by Gene Barry's son, Michael. Only a father's love would place him in this movie!
MORE LINES THAN DREYFUSS
Now, in all fairness, I must say that Mr. U. Know-Who has more lines in this crappy movie than does Richard Dreyfuss. That's right! About an hour into this 90 minute movie our "hero" makes is first and only appearance as one of two reporters. His lines go as follows: "You know, I hope you're ready for this. I've met this Logan before and he's quite a freak show." That's it! No mas. Nineteen words in 20 seconds of film time and he's gone!
BUDDING BIGOT WITH HAIR
So, if you want to see Mr. U. Know-Who in vintage 1970s garb, with longish hair and sideburns, (see above) go to Amazon.com and enter the title of the movie. You won't get the deal I got, which totaled just under $5.00 with shipping, but the last time I looked you could acquire an aging VHS tape for just under $2.00. I suspect that you will feel, as I do, that you've been ripped off once you see the movie, but it might be worth a chuckle or two.
So, check off "Movie Actor" from the list of things he's done. I didn't say he'd done it well, but he's there in all his "glory".
Now, about this "Marine" business...