It's been a good ride so far!

Since I was just a kid all I have ever wanted to do was to make people laugh or just smile. As a child, an educator sent a note home to my parents. It read; If your son thinks he is going to get through life making people laugh he is in for a RUDE AWAKENING! He is not living up to his potential. WELL, I'M STILL NOT! But at this site you will at least see me try. From the heart, thank you for even being interested, it means the world to me. I always say, I have not a single fan but many a friend!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Is this what the world has become?

Once again, my good karma is coming back to me!  No matter what the circumstance, I always try to do the right thing, even if it does not benefit me or my own, because the right thing is always THE RIGHT THING!  Right now with the knuck fucked and the FXRS not quite ready for road trippin, I was left in a pinch.  I have to get out to California this weekend for both Thy Will Be Done and RIPS Bad Ride and the very last thing on earth that I want to do is arrive in my truck.  Above all else, the last thing I want to do is pay 4 bucks a gallon for gas in a truck that gets 12 miles per gallon.  I mentioned this to my dear friend Daryl, yes, the same Daryl who began our Porn It Forward Program and the very same Daryl that I have written about who loaned me this very same beauty of a bagger to save my sanity and allow me to run the long road and the Slab City Riot last year!  This is one quality human being to say the very least.  It seems that without fail over the last two years or so, each and every single time that I have been jammed up, he has stepped forward and helped when I didn't even think help was possible.  Well once again, he stepped up and said "shit man, I just had it serviced", take the bagger and enjoy yourself!  It is nice when you do good and you get good in return!  In the last decade of my life, I have known very few people like this fine man!  He is truly in a league of his own and I will be forever grateful that he is in our life!

So I will be heading out Friday for California.  I have yet to really even go public with the news and already people have stepped up and offered me places to stay and vehicles if I need one.  I was told that this was just their way of saying thank you for all the good we have done for them and others.  They are giving back and it seems like people like this are few are far between these days.  It also seems that the worse the economy gets these days, the worse human nature gets.  With each passing day, it never ceases to amaze me, the levels people who you believed that you knew or hell man, even loved and trusted will stoop to, to get something for themselves regardless of whose neck they step on to do it!  It breaks my heart and I swear it is making me lose faith in humanity.  I wish people would realize it or believe me when I say that what you put out in to the universe will come back to you, maybe not immediately but it does eventually.

It also seems that each time someone does something really amazing for us, it is followed right up by someone doing something that just cuts me deep down in the soul!  On the flip side of that coin, it seems that each time one of these scumbags does something really truly horrible it is followed up by someone that does something really incredible.  The craziest part is that sometimes the people who do the truly amazing things are virtual strangers to me and my family.  So I ask, how is it that someone you barely even know can do something so good and someone you think you know and trust can do shit that is just so bad?  I guess the more that I try and understand this, the more confused that I get.  There never seems to be a rhyme or reason for it and it seems so petty at times.  To think that people would take a chance and throw away brotherhood or friendship over virtually nothing. 

So I take it quite personally when this happens now more than ever!  At a time when we as human beings should be reaching a hand out to people who need help, the exact opposite is happening.  I will give you an example of just what I am talking about and it just happens to include my dear friend Daryl that I mentioned not only above but so many times in the past.  Here is a guy who turns no one in need away, not in the past when things were good and certainly not now when things are bad for so many.  Another friend came to him and asked, your home is so big and beautiful and your back yard is like a resort, can I have a party at your home?  This seems like an insane question to ask someone don't you think?  What does Daryl do?  He says of course you can!  Not only does he allow his home to be opened up to a great many people he has never met in his life but this crazy bastard got up at 6 am and began cooking 65 lbs. of ribs, carne asada, brats and chicken for the "hosts" guests.  I mean this is one stand up son of a bitch!  He has recently gotten involved with the music business and has already taken his lumps by the "quality" people involved in that and he just moves forward!  So the party is going great, everyone is having a fantastic time and is for damn sure, well fed!  As the party goes on and everyone is having an amazing Memorial Day Party there is no drama to be found.......... well for a while that is.  The host of the party had been contacted by a long lost family member that they had not seen in over a decade.  I've got to tell you that my very first impression of the guy, the very moment that I met him was, this guy don't belong here and he really looks like a scumbag.  It was just written all over his face.  He had an air about him of just being "a piece of shit", you know what I mean?  Well the party is going on and one of the kids from the band puts down his sun glasses and they are like no pair that I have even seen.  You know rock stars and the cool shit they always have.  There must be a rock star store that I just don't know about that these guys shop at!  Anyway, within moments of putting them down, you guessed it, the piece of shit grabs them and puts them right in his pocket!  He has been welcomed in to this home with no questions asked because of the stellar reputation of his relative and now he is caught red handed by the very person that he stole from!  I guess the top quality free food and booze was just not good enough for this piece of shit!  He had to take advantage of kindness and steal from the people that welcomed him in to their home.  Knowing this, that in essence he just stole from my dear friend's home, the guy who put himself and his home on the line to just be a great guy, made me absolutely nuts!  Did it have anything to do with me?  NO!  Did he steal from me?  NO!  Hell, I could have just stood back and let what was about to happen go down.  Then my brain and anger got in the way.  Part of me wanted to bash this fucks head in and maybe once and for all cure him of stealing forever and the other part of my brain thought, if this guy gets beat down here and obviously knowing the piece of shit he is, the cops will be called, arrests will be made and of course it won't be him arrested and you can guarantee that this low life mother fucker would have an attorney within a few hours to sue my friend for everything!  I had a dilemma, get involved or don't?  I HAD NO CHOICE, I HAD TO! 

I am so sick and tired of people hurting people that I care about, my family included that it was in fact quite hard to even control the rage that had built up inside me, but I did!  Family or not to the host and for his own safety he was immediately tossed from the house and let off the hook.  Was it the right thing to do morally?  Probably not!  Was it the smart thing to do?  Damn straight!  In the end, we got the property back and found nothing else in his pockets that he had taken.  I guess he just hadn't had the time to peruse the rest of the house yet!  All of these people in this home, bikers, musicians and every level of "low life" and not one of those people, the ones that would be expected to act this way did anything wrong.  The wannabe gangster who had no part and no right to even be there proved my original gut correct!  WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?  Who comes in to some one's home, invited and steals from them?  All I knew was that the outcome was going to be that not one bad thing, not fucking one was going to happen to my friend Daryl, it was just unacceptable!  The party continued on and not one other thing was taken!  It goes to show you that when your gut tells you something, listen to it!  There is a reason that we were designed to have these feelings, trust them when you have them.

Times are bad and there are certainly a lot of people who maybe only a short time ago would not do horrific things to people just for their own gain and that saddens me deeply!  So trust your gut always!  No matter what the situation, always do the right thing and it will come back to you for sure, one way or another!  With things the way they are now, keep an eye on the people you care about and watch their backs more than ever and hopefully they will do the very same for you!  It sucks that this is what life has become but if you surround yourself with good people, you, like me, will make it through all of this and better things will be ahead for all of us!  Brother Daryl, again, I can't thank you enough for bailing me out of a jam again, you rule man!

Until we see each other on the road, who knows, maybe California this weekend,

Keep the wind in your face,
Tits in your back
and The Man off your ass!

Your friend,
Jack Shit


  1. Jack, NorCal anticipates wicked wet weather with flood warnings already posted for this weekend, hope you're doing SoCal my friend!

    this post, absof'inglutely!!! ive had a few people show some bad sides of themselves during these tough times. sigh. ultimately, i believe, and it really should be emphasized, karma karma karma people!!! pay it forward and good things come back to you!!!

  2. I've had 50 some-odd years of watchin' and toleratin' this exact same crap. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I proclaim:

    Hence the reason why I can't stand to do the people thing anymore.

    Virtual folks, yes....cuz just a click with my trigger finger will zap those bad boys right outta sight. Too bad I can't go around clickin' my trigger finger on all the REAL assholes.

    Welllll, I COULD...but I'd end up doin' 25 to life.