No matter what you think of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you gotta be happy for Iggy and the Stooges (“Roll over, Woodstock!” “Come on, let’s get some rich ladies up here!”).
And you’re definitely gonna like this speech if you’re a Dictators fan — especially if you appreciate the eloquence of our own Top Ten.
To help celebrate National Grandmother’s Day, we present the Saga of Grandma’s Spatula.
“When I was 15 years old, my grandmother in upstate N.Y. used to watch me during the week whilst my parents worked in the city. One day, yours truly was f*cked up on Quaaludes, and I went up to my gram, who was BBQing burgers on the grill in front of our bungalow. I said, ‘Gram, you make them too well done, let me turn the burgers.’ She said, ‘Get away from me.’ I said, ‘Gram, you overcook them to death, they’re like hockey pucks when you’re done! I like them raw, let me turn the burgers!’ AGAIN she said, ‘Get away from me.’
“I grabbed for the spatula — she grabbed it back. A struggle ensued. Grandma — Manitoba. Grandma — Manitoba. The spatula went back and forth. I grabbed one last time, and GRANDMA WENT FLYING OVER ON HER ASS! The people in the other bungalows looked over, aghast, and said ‘Did you see what he did to his grandmother?’
“I stood over her triumphantly, spatula in hand, and as I looked at her lying on the ground I said, ‘Grandma, remember one thing. I am no mere mortal. I AM HDM, and I AM RIGHT!’”
— Salvi C.
Start off your week in style, courtesy of the King of Men.
From a memorable, quote-filled (“How can you learn anything when you’re all talking?”) Dictators show 11 years ago this past weekend:
“Remember, I’m the best there is,
I’m the best there ever was,
and I’m the best there will ever be!!”
Handsome Dick Manitoba
Long Branch, N.J.
Feb. 20, 1999