And remember- everyone, even though they were paying attention- was on twitter and facebook.
He told us one time before college he was homeless.Everyone was loosing their God damn minds online and just barely holding it together in person.This man was so beyond full of shit- like, he was a God awful life coach but his dedication to lying was inspirational. I made sure I was out of the room before he came up to congratulate the cast and everything.Everyone seems to silently agree that instead of just asking him anything outright, we should just see how good of a liar he was.So they’d be asking him stuff like ‘how much money did you make with ____ company’ and he’d give a ridiculously high number as people were sending each other reports of him filing for bankruptcy during that time.And he said he went with Penn State but later lost the scholarship for some reason and we’re like…really.There was absolutely nothing coherent about anything he was saying- nothing that tied anything together, made a point, seemed like it had anything to do with an assembly on self esteem.The school faculty have no fucking idea what’s going on, until one of the students texts her mom, who happens to be the woman that convinced the principal to hire this guy.We see her check her phone, go wide-eyed, and she runs out of the fucking room presumably to either find the principal or hide in terror. Jean had been talking to random people intermittently throughout this speech, but we reach the ‘questions’ part of it.The principal was freaking out and denying he had anything to do with it, before calling some students to his office to see what exactly the kids had searched up on the guy…Because apparently teenagers can perform better background checks than school officials. A couple months after this, for my theater class’ showcase, I wrote and directed a skit called ‘Mason B. Critical acclaim for Richard Grayson's earlier books: "Grayson shows a sense of humor and appreciation of the weird. " - Kirkus Reviews "Grayson is able to create a full range of masks behind which the artist peers out to make his criticisms of modern life. The reader is dazzled by the swift, witty goings-on." - Newsday "Shines with intelligence and even wit." - Cleveland Plain Dealer "Grayson has a splendid command of language; he is steeped in literary history, is highly inventive." - Orlando Sentinel "Slices of life as we know it right here and now. - 1 longed for those endless days of July and August. In tenth grade at Canarsie High School, I was the founder and only member of SPONGE, the Society for the Prevention of Negroes Getting Everything.