To this point in my nascent career as a performer and entertainer (ha!), I’ve concentrated mainly on stand-up comedy, and shied away from pursuits in filmed entertainment.
After all, I thought, who wants to see a fat bald yinzer on screen when they are trying to enjoy themselves at the movies?
Then, I finally got around to seeing the locally-made movie Adventureland. And what did I see?
A FAT BALD YINZER PROMINENTLY PLACED IN A KEY DRAMATIC SCENE IN THE MOVIE.
Not only is he fat and bald, but he is wearing a 1976 Jack Lambert jersey.
Now where have I seen a fat bald yinzer in a Lambert jersey before? Hmmm. Let’s see. It’s on the tip of my tongue. Oh yeah, I remember:
IT WAS IN THE AWARD WINNING SHORT FILM “P.O.V” STARRING ME AS A FAT BALD YINZER!
Not only was I in full Lambert-jersey regalia, but I BROUGHT BLACK AND GOLD ZUBAZ PANTS TO THE PARTY! You don’t get any more yinzer than that!
One more thing: I WAS DRINKING ROLLING ROCK. (This was when Rolling Rock was still made in Latrobe – the home of Steelers training camp.)
For crying out loud: if any independent filmmakers or local casting directors need a fat bald yinzer for their next film, there is only one place to look. Right here: Tom Musial Dot Com.
Thank you for your time.