Highway To Hell: A Golden Boy Road Trip

Yes, the Golden Boys do occasionally leave New York to wreak havoc upon the unsuspecting denizens of other locales. A few brief, but memorable, moments occurred during just such a road trip when we set sail for Golden Boy Tom’s nuptials in the windy city of Chicago.

Tom was already in Chicago with his betrothed, while Gooby, Chuck, myself, and auxiliary Golden Boy Ozzy packed ourselves into a Ford Probe for the 12 hour drive. First off, let me say that there should be a Golden Boys soundtrack because so many songs are associated with specific moments that we all remember. Those of you on the wrong side of 30 would enjoy our music. One such musical moment occurred spontaneously during the trip to Chicago. As we all cruised along, mocking me for not driving fast enough, the 1980’s mega-hit “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats, came on the radio. Without a word, our bodies began to bob back and forth in uncanny unison to the music as we all spontaneously burst into singing the words loudly together.(“You can dance if you want to. You can leave your friends behind, ‘cuz your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance then they’re no friends of mine”) The passengers in other cars going by us laughed and pointed.

Shortly after that we stopped at a rest stop in Ohio. Two things happened in fairly quick succession shortly after we sat down to eat. Auxiliary Golden Boy Ozzy inadvertently introduced a full-fledged, habit wearing nun to the phrase “knob job” and Chuck was filmed sitting helplessly on the commode. That’s one thing about being a Golden Boy. You’re guard has to be up at all times. Especially if you’re naked. Whether it be showering, sleeping, or using the toilet, there is always an excellent chance another Golden Boy will film or photograph you and then send it by e-mail to everyone he knows. This is the post I wish I had the ability to add video to. We still have clips of us singing in the car as well as of Chuck on the toilet.

14 responses to “Highway To Hell: A Golden Boy Road Trip

  1. “On the wrong side of 30!” I love that. Being on the worng side of 30 myself, I can greatly appreciate that. Some friends of mine and I were driving along listening to my iPod when Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” came on. Just like that, the three of us on the wrong side of 30 started singing in sync with each other. The younger guys in the car looked at us like “WTF?” It was a funny moment!

  2. What if you know that song and fall under the “right side of 30” category?

  3. A FORD PROBE?!?!?!? how the hell did you fit 4 grown, dare i say it, MEN into a ford probe – and THEN you had room to dance?!?!?!& i am STILL JUST on the RIGHT side of 30 and I love that song!

  4. ROTFL *gasping for air*-N

  5. i think i’m grateful that there’s no video of your buddy on the commode.

  6. Funny that you enjoyed that song so much. Guess you didnt know “Men Without Hats” is a CANADIAN band….I knew it you know….all lies. You LOVE Canadians.

  7. Well, if you guys ever get to Texas, let me know. I would love to buy you all a drink and watch you do the Safety Dance (clothes are optional…LOL)!

  8. that was pretty quirky..I always liked “BILLY DON’T BE A HERO” when I was young..actually I sang it in my band at the time, along with Joan Jett, Pat Benatar…etc..etc..

  9. Oh man, I could SO pinch you for getting me started on that song… I am singing and flashing back to the video of the dude all holly jollying through that village…PSI could go a lifetime without seeing potty-video… thank heaven’s for small favors re: no proper video streaming from your archives

  10. Really?The “Safety Dance”?I sort imagined you guys as Trooper fans, or maybe even CHICAGO HAHAHA (I mean, you WERE going there. It would have been appropriate…no?)And I must echo question girl…all four of you in a PROBE!?!Gosh. How uncomfortable.

  11. G-Man- I suppose all guys act stupid in groups. Berly- Then you’re old before your time.Question Girl- Yes, it was quite a cramped, long ride. And yes, that song is still good.Natalia- If you think the post is funny, you should see the video. You can actually see people in the minivan driving by and laughing at us. And Gooby is inexplicably drinking from a gallon milk jug.

  12. McKay- The video doesn’t show anything except him looking up and flipping off the camera.Princess- Of course, anything good must be Canadian. I love Canada. That’s why I live so close. It’s too bad they won’t let me in anymore.Kim- Ok, next Golden Boy road trip is to Texas. Get the beer cold and ready!Fancy Face- Billy don’t Be A Hero? we may be dorks, but that would be really bad. No offense meant of course : )Amy- The videos are classic. I hope that song is stuck in everyone else’s head too.Tai- Yes, The Safety Dance and a Probe. That sounds gay too doesn’t it? Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

  13. Geeez, well that makes me feel great, i’m on the wrong side of 40!

  14. Michelle- With that belly button ring I’m sure you don’t look like you’re on the wrong side of 40.

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