I referred to this dude earlier (see Kristen B.) in terms of prodigious cameos/box cuts/flat tops – and as you can plainly see, I ain’t no liar.
You can’t rilly tell from my drawing, however, that he’s got this kinda defiant look/stance to him. Even if you were an alien from the planet Zonkulus, if you came across his picture in my yearbook you’d just know he wuz some sorta cool. I mean, his frickin’ name is Yohance! Whut kinda name is that shit, anyway? Dutch? Black American? Who knows – and frankly, who cares? It just sounds right. Add the fact that his last name rhymes with the actor who played TV’s “Hunter”, and you end up with str8t murder.
Speaking of forgotten ’80s TV tough guys, someone recently gave me the oddest (and coolest) compliment ever. Running into these kinda nerdy-then-still-nerdy-now, but-hella-successful cousins of a childhood friend, one of them told me I looked like “Hawk”. And I wuz like, “Hawk as in the cohort of TV’s Spencer for Hire? As played by Avery Brooks, to Robert Urich’s Spencer?” And they wuz like, yup.
Then they proceeded to discuss how Avery Brooks also starred in Deep Space Nine, in their estimation the best Star Trek series. When I ax’ed why, they said it dealt with the realities and moral ambiguities of the utopian ideal presented in all the other series. Which is actually a purdy good argument, except for the that ugly shape-shifting dude, Odo. They only had the budget to transform his ass like once an episode, thereby kinda killing my suspension of disbelief. But I digress…