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Hawaii Vice!

…for these goodies from Hawaii!

I’m gonna smoke that cigar on my private island… also known as my patio,

-Shady

Zoinks,

-Shady

Siblings: Start.

34 years later,

-Shady

That's nobody's business but the Turks.

Five weeks,

-Shady

"Goody Boy" by Amanda Hope Cook.

…of the Michael’s Goody Boy Diner sign in Columbus, Ohio.

From May 1999 to July 2003, I lived just a few blocks away from Goody Boy. I saw that sign nearly every day for over four years. It’s pure nostalgia for me. And one hell of a painting.

Learn more about Amanda and her work (and then buy some) here.

Yep, that’s a painting,

-Shady

DANNY!

I’m going. That’s all there is to it, I’m fucking going.

That makes it even cooler,

-Shady

Fat bitches need love, too!

The fact that someone felt the need to write that on a bathroom wall is insane,

-Shady

…for this post, I came across this image:

October 1996: The 3rd Annual Pumpkin Picking Extravaganza

It shows the gang (minus my friend Alyssa Shaw, for some reason) from the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Picking Extravaganza in October 1996.

From left to right: Marcia Kranz, Michelle Ciappa, Jeremy “Jocco” Scott, Dan “The Goon” Blosser, Mark Mattson, some guy who was dating Alyssa Shaw (not pictured) at the time, Bryan Loar, a six-month-old Anya Loar, Alisha Loar, and Alisha’s friend who I can’t remember the name of for the life of me.

The 22nd Annual is in ten months,

-Shady

…an old CCAD friend named Mike Olenick posted this on his Facebook page:

“Every year when Halloween rolls around I’m reminded of one of the great mysteries in my life from my freshman year of college in 1996. I would like to solve this mystery, and so if you know anything about it please let me know. I want to know who shit on the dance floor of the basement of the CCAD dorms (AKA the cafeteria) DURING the Halloween dance party. Was it a Stormtrooper? Or could it have been Godzilla? Or was it someone else? Did he/she have accomplices? Maybe you were there and saw something. Maybe you heard about it afterward. Maybe you were the shitter? Please feel free to share any pictures you may have of this event. Even if this remains to be one of life’s great unsolved mysteries, I will never forget Joe Frash holding a microphone and pointing to a turd on a floor repeating, ‘This is not funny… there is feces on the floor.’ Let’s share and tag the heck out of this until we get some answers. You can also tell me privately if it needs to remain a secret. Justin Shady, do you know anything?”

Yes, you read that correctly. On Halloween 1996, someone took (or left) a shit in the middle of the “dance floor” at the Halloween party in the cafeteria at CCAD. Unfortunately, I don’t know who the mystery shitter was, but I do have a bunch of photos from that night.

So here you go, Mike-O. I hope these jog someone’s memories… if not their colon.

Michelle Ciappa as a pregnant nun and… shit, two more people. The older I get, the more names disappear from my brain.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Dave Buenning as Uncle Fester and Emily Reineck, who also just so happened to be my girlfriend at the time, dressed up as a princess.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Apparently, my idea of a costume back then was a bad wig, an ugly shirt, an elephant mask, and lipstick applied haphazardly around my lips. I still own (and wear) that shirt, though. Seriously.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Two fellow RAs: Aaron Zimmerman and Jay Mueller as a priest.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Mark Mattson in what might be one of my all-time favorite Halloween costumes.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

I can’t remember the names of the two guys on the left, but the fabulous man in drag on the right is Johnny Photos.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Marcia Kranz, Jamie Coulson (in the mask and military outfit), and two more human beings!

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Aaron and Jay with two non-costumed folks.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

I want to say the guy on the left was named Jay, but I might be wrong. Princess Leia and Han Solo? No idea.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Catwoman and Pale-Faced Girl.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Jay and Michelle.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Reagan (or possibly Regan), who, if I remember correctly, was student council president at the time.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Meow!

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Mandy, Jamie Breitsch, Mike Olenick, and Brian (sorry, I can’t remember everyone’s last name). Mike is the one who put the call out on Facebook.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

More Jamie Breitsch!

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

And finally, the obligatory gaggle of Stormtroopers. Though it remains unclear if any of them were Stormpoopers.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

So there you go, Mike-O! I hope these help.

A night I’ll never forget… because, you know, someone took a shit on the floor,

-Shady

Ron Shady... one year and one month before he became a father.

I know this because he wrote it down on the back of the photo.

See?

More than 30 years after this photo was taken, I came across it in an old family photo album and, for a brief second, seriously thought it was a photo of me.

You might be able to see it yourself, especially if you cover up his beard.

I guess he is my dad,

-Shady

Old Poop!