The sham elections this weekend held in Zimbabwe reminded me of my days at Red Reefer Community College. Back then young students like myself were giddy at the prospect of Africans reclaiming their countries in the post colonial era.
We all desperately wanted to believe that Robert (Bob) Mugabe would not become another tyrant when he transformed Rhodesia into ZimBOBway...
I finished off the ME decade at Red River Communtiy College where I was enrolled in a two year Journalism & Advertsing course called Creative Communications...
and that is where I met withinwithout !
WW is pictured here on the right and I'm on the left, at one of our many Toga Parties...with a bit of a Clash Rockin The Casbah thingamabob added for good measure.
Initially he thought that I was the biggest arsehole in the known galaxy, but I soon won him over with my high spirited hijinx and madcap, zany, antics...
hilarity ensued and we have been besties ever since .
As you can see from these yearbook pictures I introduced skateboarding through the halls thanks to a trip to California a few years earlier...
a tad ahead of the curve on that one...GO ME!
My intention was to have fun, which I did...and believe it or not I actually did get into TV production right after so I did make some use of the course.
During College I became the Illustrator for the radical student newspaper the Projector. I also started a ridiculous cartoon feature called Airhead & Woodhead.
I didn't give Airhead much thought..usually thrown together the night before deadline..afterall how could I find a lowest common denominator for students studying Hairdressing, Meat Cutting, Mechanics, Computers and Business?
So I focussed on the influential excessive experiential antics of the popular characters in the recent movie sensation Animal House. My other big influences were Hunter S. Thompson, National Lampoon, raging hornymones, a variety of mood altering pharmacological agents, ridiculous amounts of beer, and of course being in my early 20s, I knew everything!
Here are a few of those dumbass cartoons which many students seemed to enjoy and lent me a bit of notoriety during my stay...here I am portraying an angry Vietnam War Vet in the 'Oral Sex Revival Show' at Beer & Skits night..
we won First Prize, a $100 from a brewery sponsor, which I believe was immediately spent by the cast at a nearby Pub.
you can click on the Toons if you'd like to read them?
Oddly enough I was offering my 2 cents on many of the same things that I blog about...mythbusting, geopolitical issues, sex, movies...
I'm not sure if that's good or bad?
Unfortunately my father passed away during final presentations in 1980...
but up until then I had a blast!