the reluctant tv star
edited: Thursday, July 22, 2010
By Katie Gabrielle
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2008
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this is the true story of how my brother became a reluctant tv star and received his 15 minutes of fame in a unique way...I hope you enjoy it :)
This is the true story of how my oldest brother became
a reluctant tv star . Bob still maintains that he pulled off the
best practical joke of the decade and embarrassed John in
front of his whole senior high school class. It was a classic and
perfect and I have heard this story many times over the
My brother John was a very intelligent boy of 18 at the time
and lived an exemplary life devoted to clean fun and good
living (so he says!) He was polite to strangers, typed his
homework neatly and was never tardy. Most of his
friends liked him but a few thought he was a "nerd". John
just wished to stay pure and free from bad influences.
Unfortunately for John, he had a brother Bob that would
do anything to tarnish John's angelic lifestyle. . John's
virtuous life was about to unfold into the following
embarrassing and demeaning hilarious practical joke that
kept us in stitches...
It is not exactly clear who is responsible,there is alot of
evidence to the fact that Bob is the culprit. According
to the story passed down to me, Bob sent a
wallet size photo of John to a children's tv program called
"Captain Bob". Now isn't that ironic.. It was a very
popular cartoon show and lots of John's friends watched it
every afternoon after school.
The photo was the yearly one taken for the senior class
yearbook. The photo was aired during the late afternoon
cartoon hour and included John's full name and address. By
5:00 pm that afternoon, all of John's friends and fellow
students had either watched the tv cartoon program or heard
about it. Total strangers smiled at John and giggled behind his
back when he walked down the street.
Mild applause broke out when John entered his homeroom
at high school the next morning. John blushed and shrugged
his shoulders in defeat.
Bob was seen smiling all day...
John never watched that cartoon show ever again.
It became Bob's favorite show...
That afternoon, John waited for Bob in the school yard.
I think he socked him one!
All I know is that Bob put some ice on his eye that
Was John smiling the next day?
For reasons which remain unclear, police authorities did
not conduct an official investigation.
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|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
This is entertaining. Can see it actually happening brothers like to get other brother in some kind of dilemna. Did Bob ever get paid back for this joke?
|Reviewed by John Leko
|...entertaining...one unwilling becomes a star...and two brothers...one casting...who might have also worn a cast...if the darkness of an eye...had not been payback enough...from a brother who desired no spotlight.
well penned memoire Katie...