Hey, welcome fellow skateboarders! If you're not a skateboarder, get the hell out of here! Who invited you? Just kidding. My hope in starting this is to bring together my former "brothers in arms", the long hairs, and some not-so-long hairs, to reflect on times past, present, and future. This should be fun. I hope it's fun. First up: a little explanation.
Clem: Clement Aidone was the Assistant Vice Principal of our high school, James I. O'Neill HS. He was the decidedly "Bad Cop" in the Good Cop/Bad Cop thing he and Mr. Hughes, the principal, had going on. He had the most nasal voice you've ever heard, due to his huge schnoz, and he always called you "Mr. _____". You know the first Matrix movie, the fight scene at the end in the subway station when Smith spots Neo, takes off his glasses and says, "Mister Anderson!" - THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT CLEM WAS LIKE! If they had kept records for school administrators in those days, the dude would be in the Guinness Book of Records for most students suspended. Hell, he suspended me, yes even me, for 5 days! Every desk, every bathroom wall, and every bathroom stall had "CLEM SUX" etched into it. Once, someone even spray painted it on the front of the school in huge 6 foot letters. I don't think anyone really hated him though. It's not like he framed you for stuff or had a vendetta against anyone. He was just the MAN, man.
Ah, those were the days.