Friday, July 7, 2017

My B Movie Life, regret, The Elevator Pitch #pezoutlaw #hollywood


In the beginning the cloud that now covers us all was unknown.
What we knew, was accepted.
The hated future was not even contemplated.
Once revealed, the lines were drawn.

My friend warned me of the peril.
I thought I heeded his advice.
My stance was tempered but I fear it seeped out.
Could the hatred be that strong, was the possible destroyed because of it?

This thought only occurred to me today.
Was I to blind to see it?
I refuse to mouth the words agreed upon.
I choose silence.

The chorus is deafening, all fall in line or are shunned.
Did I choose to late?
All I can do is be more careful n try to correct the past.
Withdraw the words that shouldn't have been spoken.

I'm very surprised when I see the stance taken.
Was the warning only for me?
I think that I finally understand, but is my insight to late?
Is it even possible to correct the past?

All I know now is that I have no opinion.
I just don't care anymore.
My world is small, my needs are few.
I leave the rest to others.
Pez Outlaw

exclamation: eh
  1. used to represent a sound made in speech in a variety of situations, in particular to ask for something to be repeated or explained or to elicit agreement.

    "“Eh? What's this?”"
from google

From Pez Outlaw- eh meaning who cares.

I just don't give a damn about much of anything anymore.
The clock is ticking louder n louder with each passing day.
All this BS we fight about means nothing when time runs out.
I just don't understand why more people don't realize it.

At the end we are left with reflection of a life lived.
Were my efforts worth the life I was given?
I've led a bizarre life, was that the intention?
Honestly, people make no sense to me at all.

If life is just an illusion why don't we write it better?
I wrote my own code for a decade.
I just wish I could remember how I did it.

Old Sparkie goes out eventually.
Then What?
Am I just a madman screaming in the wilderness?

I woke up this morning sick of hearing myself talk.
The troubling thing was I hadn't said anything yet.
The problem is, if I stop talking I'd have to face my fears.
Let's not do that, OK.


amusements while we wait.

1st Amazon now Apple spending 1 Billion ea on content, Just Saying.

Are movies made for airing on Amazon, Netflix n Apple actually B Movies of yesteryear?
Was the Pez Outlaw story always a really good B movie?
Questions I couldn't possibly have an answer to.

Would a Pez Outlaw movie on 1 of the subscription base download platforms be good enough?
Also above my pay grade.

Would I think less of my life if all of the above were true? NO!
A lot of really great people made good livings making n appearing in good B movies.
Roy Rogers, Gene Autry n Gabby Hayes just to name a few.
I don't think that there lives or the value of there work was diminished in the slightest because the movies they made were not A's.

Pez Outlaw is the story of a blue collar guy taking a shot at the American Dream, so why not show it in the blue collar medium of a B Movie.
Your potential market is every person who buys a lottery ticket in hopes of getting there shot at happiness.
Truth is, if B movies were good enough for The Marx Brothers n the 3 Stooges then there good enough for Pez Outlaw.
I would be honored if my adventures as Pez Outlaw were depicted in a good B movie.

Pause While you read a whole buncha more words here that make a very convincing argument.
Proof beyond doubt.....................
As you can see from these statistics........................
Also a recent poll said.......................
Ok I win n it's done, what a relief.

I just want the Pez Outlaw story told n I'm not fussy how or where.
N yes I still want the book w/Jeff Maysh.

As the people who played a role in your life begin to die, your life slowly starts to disappear.
Goodbye Tom, Thanks for Sgt Pepper n so much more.
Most of all Tom, thank you for bringing Kathy n me together, over 45yrs later n she saves my life still every day.
Your life had meaning Tom for those you touched with it. 

I wake every morning now hearing Willie Nelson singing
“I woke up still not dead again today…”

Pez Outlaw Urban Legend

Has the life of Pez Outlaw reached the point where his adventures are now being retold as urban legend?

One of the biggest mistakes I made in the 90s was selling before all possible product had been acquired.
recent ebay listing used the following linkage to pez outlaw to try n sell product.

From the Estate of an avid collector-
(Please research "PEZ Outlaw" for more information)
A few years ago one of the World's top PEZ Entrepreneurs 
lived in & operated out of the American State of Michigan! This may increase the likelihood that rare or unknown pieces may be in Michigan.

That was the beginning of the pitch someone was using to sell Pez on ebay.
I guess I can think of a few people here in Michigan.
One in particular, we'll call this person "M".
M purchased $22,000.00 worth of Pez wholesale n that was just one of many purchases by M.
I'm not sure what M did with the pez, there's a strong likelihood M still has them. 
M only bought older pez, no Misfits.

I will not disclose M's name.
If you are from that time you probably know it.
It's up to M to choose there time.

This is not the first time that the character Pez Outlaw was used as a selling point. 

A very popular character, Pez Outlaw's adventures are reaching mythical status within the collecting community and others?

I especially like the following sentence, " the World's top PEZ Entrepreneur 
lived in & operated out of the American State of Michigan!"

Is Pez Outlaw Becoming Urban Legend?

opening shot
an 8 year old child, (1959) Pez Outlaw being dragged to, then pushed into the classroom closet at the Maple Grove Elementary school. Darkness, then the door opens revealing Pez Outlaw 10 years later in solitary confinement county jail Ohio. 
see C1. Crazy Is Easy If You Are Motivated, #pezoutlaw... for the rest of this story 
scene 2
She Whispered, "Kolinska" With that one word, Kolinska, a decade long Fairy-tale that changed my life began.

Segue to a crowded Pez/toy show floor where a woman whispers Kolinka in my ear to Josh n I on the little plane to Ljubliana about to die. see C3.She Whispered, "Kolinska" #pezoutlaw #hollywood... for the rest of this story

scene 3

1994 Flight to Ljubljana. After waiting all night on benches in a small corner of the Vienna airport finally it was time to board. We walk out onto the airstrip & are directed to board Sky Kings plane. 
“Sky King” starred Kirby Grant as Schuyler “Sky” King and Gloria Winters as his niece, Penny.

Pilot copilot & 4 seats for passengers. One of the seats occupied by the overweight male stewardess handing out sandwiches from Rubbermaid containers. This did not look good. The flight turned out to be quite similar to a ride on a scary roller coaster with the male stewardess in your lap more than his own seat. Something to do with flying over the Alps in winter in a small plane, wind currents, downdrafts & low altitudes. We drove clown cars down through the mountains after that. The single most beautiful drive you will ever take is a winter drive from Vienna to Ljubljana through the mountains. The air is crisp & clean. The scenery unmatched anywhere in all my travels. Whenever I think of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen it is that drive in winter. Though driving clown cars through serious mountains can be a harrowing experience.

see C3.She Whispered, "Kolinska" #pezoutlaw #hollywood... for the rest of this story

Wardrobe. Me in my Trench Coat n Midnight Blue Velour Track Suit, clutching a paper towel in my left hand for security, true story. On the flight from the US to Europe I would not let the Flight Attendants take my coat as I did not trust anybody. 

 Sitting in my seat on that flight to Slovenia, I began wondering how I ended up here, sure I was about to die. The whispered word "Kolinska" that led me to that moment in time. From 1970 to 1990 I had been an accumulator of things old, from 1990 to 1994 I started doing antique n toy shows as a seller. During 1993 I started selling Pez from Canada, which led to the decade that changed my life's direction forever. All the previous was reflection while sitting on this plane ride from Hell, from here the adventure begins.

The story unfolds. 
 Reality TV pales in comparison to the life I lived for 11 years.  Hungary - 700,000 Pez Smuggled. Pez Outlaw 

Pez Outlaw Dispenser

 Spies, Black market deals, smuggling and Bribery.
10 years, Nobody could catch me.
I ran circles around the corporate cool kids and made them look like incompetents.

Final shot.
As the credits roll show a backshot of Pez Outlaw today sitting on set in the dark watching his life being made into a Hollywood Movie.
To me this is the money shot, telling the audience that after all that they just watched HE WON.
Life is hard n people need the encouragement of seeing that if you stick with it n believe in yourself, you actually can succeed. 

Box Office receipts weren't so great this past summer, What You Got To Lose by telling a middle class story of hope n dreams rewarded?

I Write, But I'm Not A Writer
Every day n I mean every day, I come into the office n work/write for about 4hrs.
You wouldn't think that this is a touchy issue for others or myself for that matter, but it is.
To consider or state that you are a writer before you've crossed a certain threshold is looked down upon.
I didn't write this rule but I am judged by it.

Think about it for a minute the number of us who write out here in obscurity day after day.
I enjoy what I do n it definitely helps me maintain my sanity, but I dare not say I'm a writer.

I suppose if someone bought at any price something I've written n published it, then possibly I could get away with momentarily calling myself a writer.
Until that transformational day I write. 

My problem or is it a blessing, is that I write in many voices, maybe to many.
I don't read anything anyone else writes so I don't accidentally use the thought.
I write from within myself not someone elses story.
My writing is sometimes a purge of my mind, to cleanse it so I can move on.

Oh yeah n I make up words n use the shortcut n.
I don't try to conform to anyone elses style.
I have no idea what the rules are n don't seek them out.
I figure if what I write has merit, it will find an audience.

I will admit that I'd find it thrilling if someone wanted to publish anything I've ever written.
Until that day I write n if you're reading it, Thank You.

After Pez Outlaw, I intend to retire.
new profile pic captures my essence

Pez Outlaw Diary


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