There's more than meets the eye here, but it's been a horrific week for more reasons than just a mugging, PMS, no water, job frustrations.
Until yesterday I was pretty much a "down server." Couldn't send or receive, was just an empty shell of a woman.
Until Vernon Koekoemoer entered my life.
Briefly, I had the pleasure of actually laughing.
This guy was found at H20 this weekend. (H20 is a regular old school rave, occurring on the fibreglass waterways of Wild Waters in Boksburg.)
This is he. Then someone named him, for heavens knows his real name isn't Vernon (but imagine how coincidental or funny it would be if he really was Vernon Koekemoer.)
Anyway, as you can clearly see – this individual has it all.
I mean look at him.
He's everything you ever wanted to walk down the street and tell your mate, "Dude I really just saw the most amazing thing...no really...it was like I was in this bad dream..."
The Buffalo's, the mullet, the nutcracker shorts, the steroids, the wifebeater, the over-the-wifebeater ballet blouse, the chain. Vernon is now famous. His photo has been everywhere, and a Facebook group was started which, in 24 hours had more than 1 100 people join. Members were encouraged to make photos using Vernon as their...muse.
Oh and “Vernon” (although not Vernon) started a profile of himself, so you can be his friend too if you want.
Here are some of the mock ups that came out of it:
(These ones are my favourite, but there're heaps more, really worth looking at if you want a giggle. And it's hard to make me giggle at the moment.)
The creator of the group has threatened to leave because he is scared “Vernon” will find the group and sue him. Let's think of the possibilities of this happening. Hmm, no. Vernon clearly found Buffalo's yesterday; and they came and went in 1991. So chances are, he has no idea what the Internet is, nevermind Facebook. Vernon is also alone at H20, so probably doesn't have any geeky friends. Vernon should also be well chuffed! If not very flattered – I mean the oke has done some serious travelling. To Mount Rushmore, to the moon, to New York, to the Great Wall of China. Vernon is a new legend - he's starred in films, sitcoms, soap operas.....
He really shouldn't fret. It happened to the Hoff and Chuck Norris. (Chuck who?)
A dude on ChumpStyle reckoned there's been a Vern spotting at the Benoni Virgin Active. What a sight that must be! Vern in the flesh, pumping iron! A sight for sore eyes indeed.
They're making t-shirts and bumper stickers now. I've already placed an order. Random humour really really works for me.