"Make Denim, Not War!"
We were throwing a party one weekend when we
got on the phone with one of our old roommates.
He lived down the street and was throwing a party
of his own. One of his guests was a guy we all
knew who was always in trouble with the law for
violent offenses: assaults, gun charges, etc. Somehow, Hugo and this guy got on the phone
together, and Hugo jokingly started talking smack.
This violent acquaintance of ours, while also joking,
told Hugo he was going to come down the street
and kick his ass. Then he hung up the phone.
This caused Hugo to turn a very ghastly pale and begin to panic. He instantly began to think of ways
to make things "right" with this guy who he thought
was going to kill him. His first idea was to run out
and buy the guy a card and some nice flowers!
Seriously. Next, after we got Hugo back on the
phone with him again, Hugo offered to buy the
guy . . . jeans! Hugo promised the guy a pair
of pants if he didn't come down the street to tear
him limb from limb. Of course, Hugo then found
out it was all a joke, and for the next six months
all Hugo's friends would tell him their jeans sizes
as soon as they saw him--"Better make it a 36-30,
or I'm going to kick your ass!"
material is © 2004 and onwards by Ken Hughes
All artwork is © 2004 and onwards by zer0 (Peter Branting)
All Hugo material supplied by John, Dave, and Ken