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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Alice in Chains-Loving Poet in Florida Needs Your Help

posted by on October 25 at 15:29 PM

This email just arrived in my inbox:

Hello. I’m a writer and poet currently living in Orlando, Fla, hoping you can help me with a trivia question that has proven mighty difficult to answer. Maybe you or someone there can assist me on this one. What color was the 2000 Pontiac Trans Am that Layne Staley bought once he finally decided to purchase a brand spanking new vehicle? I am working on a poem about him and such details make all the difference. My friend has good, hard-earned $$$ bet that this car was black but somehow I don’t think that’s correct. Many Thanks.

I have no fucking idea. Does anyone??

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Perhaps the Rooster knows.

Posted by B-LO | October 25, 2006 3:34 PM

Perhaps the Rooster knows.

Posted by B-LO | October 25, 2006 3:34 PM

He drove a pearl white Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 (He was very proud when he bought it) which to the untrained eye looks a lot like the last generation Trans Am. It was either 1996 or 1997.

He'd park it in the lot, come into the bank and cash a $5000 check, then go back and wait for a white van to pull in. He'd then get in the van for about 10 minutes and they'd both drive away.

He got a kick out of writing "cigarettes" in the memo line of the check just to dick with his accountant.

Posted by monkey | October 25, 2006 3:49 PM

kind of a dead junkie blue.

Posted by SEAN NELSON, EMERITUS | October 25, 2006 5:34 PM

Man, I can't wait to read this poem...

Posted by opalescent arcs | October 25, 2006 7:18 PM

He's a poet, why hasn't anyone tried to give him a hard time by telling him the car was purple?

Posted by Nerple | October 25, 2006 8:33 PM

Purple? PURPLE?

Oh, c'mon...


Posted by palamedes | October 25, 2006 9:41 PM

Nothing in the English language rhymes with purple.

Posted by Stanley | October 25, 2006 10:30 PM

Sadly most of the time his skin was the same pearl white with a blue tint that his car was. It was very sad. He was such a sweet and shy guy too.

Posted by monkey | October 26, 2006 8:39 AM

FUCK. Nothing rhymes with "Mitsubishi". I was all set to go with "bitchin' Trans Am" and now I have to START OVER.

Posted by A Poet | October 26, 2006 1:59 PM

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