March 16, 2011
Luckily I was deployed for most of the time that the whole TV biker show thing went nuts. I came home from Iraq and was helping McGoo put his first bike together, and him and our friend Sully were imitating Jesse's voice while we were doing it. I didn't get it, but I figured it out afterward. My wife had a magazine, People, I think. JJ was the world's hottest dude or something, so I read it to see what it was all about. I remember a question, something like "What are you going to do when it all caves in?" His response was "Fuck it man, I'm a welder. I can always find a job if the whole thing shits the bed". Maybe that wasn't the exact words, but that was the point and I thought it was cool. Now one can jump to all kinds of judgements regarding personal lives and everything else, but who's qualified to talk shit? I've always chosen to be an amateur participant rather than a professional fan no matter what the endeavor, so I'll leave those kind of comments up to other self-proclaimed experts. He's got a new blog that is unfiltered and is worth reading. His rant on riding like an asshole and learning to read "Car English™" is spot on, as is the one on "Internet Bikers". Both are true and I'm as guilty of both for sure. If I had his address I'd send him one of our Internet Outlaw stickers...