Well years ago in School we were as children forced to create Diorama’s and have a little presentation about them. This isn’t the one.
The one I did was about weird science experiments and special effect’s use in the movie industry. My elements of interest were all over the place from the hypnotic spinner used to convince you in the beginning of a late night Rod Serling show. Various Illusion effects and some Foley art tricks . well needless to say I effing Bombed on that one. They did not define the limits of our Theme so I went so far outside the box , I had to visit a Catholic school Guidance Councillor, or as commonly know as Father Mac Anany ..
Luckily He was a big science geek also , So instead of the usual Catholic form of discipline he told me to try getting into Oratorical contest’s like the Toastmaster held, This one was in separate age levels, My self I was 11 and in grade 8 so They(my parents and the Priest) signed me up . No one told me that the topic was handed to you half hour before you were to make a 4 minute speech. Well I got ” Should a Priest have a second Vocation”. I nailed it because I heard of the monks making cheese in Oka in grade 6 so I totally plagiarized that class, nailed it got a Silver dollar for the win, and now that silver dollar happens to be worth a few bucks, So kinda a win win.
Was supposed to represent the School in the provincials that year but was informed by my parents that we had to Move Again, which suck’s dogs balls always moving. Moved on to Kitimat bc arrived at the new high school one age level to low to start high school although I was excepted at Notre Dame in Welland to start at 12 years old. So having to redo Grade 8 in Bc was a breeze, knocked off the compulsorily and challenged the Grade 9 got it for the second semester.
May i add at this time in my life I was still about 4′ 3″ tall not quite the tallest weed in the garden but here I was. This is the point in time when I met my first friend in the new school, Peter Runions He was extremely nice to introduce me to the town although I had been there for about 4 months already. The Second person I made friends with was Paula Hazlett we met at the Park in Kildala when she was interested in Peter.
So to put this in perspective I’am short but can talk my way out of anything. Then the 6 inch summer had kicked in. By the beginning of 1978 semester I was now 5 feet tall woo hoo not the shortest person in School but still mistaken for a 8th grader. that year the Initiation was weird I was in half 200 and 300 courses. Of course if you cannot tell my English skill’s were lousy I could not put together a sentence structure if my frigging life depended on it . But I could write and make a speech to beat anyone .
So in grade 9 science the diorama thing came up again so being the lazy little person I was I once again copied myself from my Ontario work. New province who would know? Well as it turn out my teacher would because it was in my transfer papers from School. Damm almost got away with it so I was forced to do an off subject presentation. So I went with a Popular Science project I was playing with on sound transference via vibrations through a board in the wall instead of a speaker. could only get the mid range sounds to work though as i knew nothing about Crossover sound separators.
So Now i’m 53 and a few days away from 54 and what do I do for fun now? Well Dr Who of course and now new sci-fi shows Killjoys , all Star trek and of Course STAR WARS , I mean really who hasn’t seen a Star Wars anything yet?
Then of late Comic Cons where anyone and every one can be Who and What they feel. so next month i will rearrange the little homage to Dr Who and post a new photo. until then Monday is my 30th wedding Anniversary and as any man know that Shit should not be Ignored .