Alexplorer Goes Time Traveling...

If you're just joining this series already in progress, then it means you don't have a time machine, so here's the short version: Every Tuesday (your present), I come back from my adventures time-traveling around MySpace and fill you in on what happened to people from my past as they keep slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future.

Ah, here's one now...



Les

Then:
Honestly, I really never knew Les (not his real name) when we were in high school together.  He was a year older than I was, and we never had any friends in common.  He graduated and supposedly moved out to California.  I heard a rumor that "that fag has AIDS."  Of course, this was the early '90s, so the idiots at my school called every guy they didn't like a fag and, by extension, that barb was coated with Liberace's blood.

Now:
No, he didn't have AIDS, and on his profile he identifies himself as straight, though his wardrobe sometimes proclaims (loudly!) otherwise.  It is true, however, that he moved out in California supposedly working on his music career, a project that continues to this day.  His bio statement is hilarious.  It claims that he is a "song writer/ producer/ choreographer and formerly a recording artist with [a record company I've never heard of]."  I guess that last item speaks volumes already, but a quick search of Amazon.com failed to yield any evidence that he has ever done, well, anything.

Hypothetical letter I'll probably never send to him:
Les,

Please get famous sometime soon so I can get paid a few bucks by Entertainment Tonight and Extra to undo your career with an exposé on the lies in your stated background.  Hey, don't get pissy here; think about the big picture.  Remember the great third act Vanilla Ice's loss of credibility created for his "Behind the Music"?

-Alex.


Copyright 2007 Ale[x]plorer.  All photos are of the actual individuals described above because, seriously, I can't make this shit up.
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