Tuffenuf shows me the red spandex he is wearing. “I want to get you in my show, ” I tell him,” so can you wear compression shorts that come up a lot higher up those thighs?”
‘No problem,” he smiles When I see Tuffenuf smile, he makes me feel twenty-three again. That is why I am really fixated about this fantasy about 1970s SupraStyle retro-gear.
“How old were you when you felt your parents’ house was no longer your home?” Out of the blue comes this Lad who is more interested in hearing what I have to say then what he has to say. Finally!
“Oh in nineteen seventy-nine,” I tell him. “That makes me twenty-three.”
“I was 14.”
I want you to read Tuffenuf, then I want you to become him. with your legs of vanilla cream and muscles. Wear that Peter Pan outfit without the green tights. Just put on those Daisy Dukes, Asian Wonder-Lad. I can see from your photo spread that you are ready for the Fight-Dance against Tobias. Everyone wants a piece of Tobias.
“And I am no exception!,” proclaims Tuffenuf. “I want a piece of Tobias! I can go toe-to-toe with him”
“You could go head-to-toe with Tobias,” I tell him. Tobias keeps stealing everybody’s goals, like a goalie keeping the puck out of the net. He guarantees victory in the Fight-Dance competition by wearing pink boxing gloves. When Tobias breaks into Gregory Gregarious Productions to steal intellectual property from my house-boat, Tuffenuf, my Lad of the House, will not have any of that.
“I am doing the House of Mirrors Effect on Tobias,” says Tuffenuf, “bombarding him with my fists until I deliver to him my KO punch!”
Dustin walks into Gregory Gregarious Productions and shouts, “I want to work with you!.” TC Newell is there and nudges me hard in the ribs. So I tell Dustin that I want to work with him, too.
“Perfect!,” says TC Newell. “I am about half-way into a thirty day writer’s block.” TC is looking for someone to read and play Tuffenuf.
“So I will make a video.” I say. Cyrissa smiles and cheers because I know that she can get tired of reading me and likes to watch me better
“I want to work with you,” I say to Dustin and walk over to him.
Rema, my SupraStyle Fashion designer looks Dustin over from head to toe. “White denim and pink,” he says. “It is making a statement.”
“My goodness!,” says TC. “You are all making statements for me.”
“We all want to do a Fight-Dance for you,” says Justus.
Mario, the Gypsy Minstrel, says, “With my music underneath the moon-glow, making all Supra-Heroes’ faces glow, their fight-dancing making their fists glow!”
“I’m working on collages and viable visions with Tuffenuf,” says Nehemiah, our photo-journalist. “I really believe that Dustin should model for Tuffenuf.”
“And I want Dustin to be Tuffenuf!,” I say.
“He’s got legs of vanilla cream and muscles!,” says Rema. “The white denim material would look good on him. The thigh-highs for sure.”