The kids are excited about Notorious, which opens tomorrow. They ask me if I'ma going to see it. I say "I've seen it--I have it on DVD. It's got Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant." They look puzzled so I stop teasing them. "I'll see it, but I'ma wait for the DVD."
"Shit, Mr. G," they say, "We knew you wasn't really into Biggie."
I say: "There's gonna be some slow singin' and flower bringin' if my boogalur alarm start ringin'."
And they fall out like the Fat Albert characters, laughing each with their own little groove.
"He kilt it! He fuckin' kilt it!" JJ said. "He know Biggie." Then he busted on my corduroy jacket. "You tryin' to start a fire with that shit?"