Sunday, 25 September 2016
Saturday, 24 September 2016
"Defendant Joe Somar, of the band 'The Fugue', on People's Court, explaining why his life is hard."
From Joe Somar himself:
"The story behind the court appearance was back when I lived in Brooklyn, I worked for a crappy bike shop in New York City. Not going to plug their name because that place sucks. This guy brings in this lemon of a electric bike and demands me fix it. We tell him we can't but he won't let us give it back. I tried to call him over and over for months, telling him to take the turd back but no dice. Finally, I just chuck the thing out.
A few months later I get served court papers but they're not just any court papers, they're PEOPLE'S COURT papers. My boss told me not to anything to embarrass him on TV. I immediately began to write out a huge list of ways to embarrass him on TV.
I had initially planned to rip my shirt off and do a huge WWE-style interview if I won challenging the plaintiff to take me on in other courts (Divorce Court, Night Court, a basketball court) but i kind of blanked out and just pulled that speech out of my ass. I have no idea why I said I felt emancipated. I probably got it from watching too much Law & Order. No wait, there is no such thing as too much Law & Order.
To be honest, I never expected any of it to pop on YouTube. It was a pretty popular clip for a little bit but I'd be lying if I said it actually made me famous or anything. I didn't so much as get a handjob out of it and that's how I measure fame."