Tuesday, August 14, 2007

noriega, where have you been all my life?

so noriega took power of panama in 1983, and then was ousted by the US in 1989 (what a year!) and now, suddenly, he resurfaces again! do you wonder where he's been? in jail in miami! in miami all these years! and now he's due to be released on september 9th at the grand ol' age of 72, and some people worry he will return to panama and reclaim his throne. (unlikely, unlikely says i.)

i just had no idea he was incarcerated in the US all this time (i honestly didn't even know that could happen). i wonder: did he have a cellmate? (probably not if somehow even paris hilton got out of having one right?) did he carry a shank in his sock? did he make a tiny chessboard? did people know who he was? did he lift weights out on the yard? did he feel bad for what he had done or was he planning his next revolution these past 18 years? did he write a manifesto? did he get to watch tv while locked up and if so did he watch sabado gigante? (and did he see the mother's day episode that i was in the audience of? and did he have a different favorite in the hot mamacita contest? because i kind of think the wrong lady won.) does he admire chavez and will they meet? was he a fan of prison break? are they even allowed to watch that in prison? does he feel as though he has been cryogenically frozen all this time and is suddenly stepping out to a whole new world or is it all the same old same old to him? and if he had been incarcerated in the phillippines would he have participated in the dancing of "thriller"? there is just so much i would like to know.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

ha ha!! dad, i bet he's coming to get his shirt!! ;)
-kel

The Goodfellas said...

oh ho, i bet you're right! :D

ps. kelly, did you watch that thriller thing? is it not beyond weird?? (and speaking of the phillippines, don't you wonder whatever happened to ms. marcos?!)

Anonymous said...

"don't you wonder whatever happened to ms. marcos?!"

yes-often! especially after being compared to a dictator's wife for the majority of my life. :(

Anonymous said...

oh- and yes,the thriller thing is just about the weirdest thing i've ever seen. is that real???

The Goodfellas said...

yeah, it is! apparently one of the inmates choreographed the thing and somehow got ALL those other guys to go in on it too. crazy huh?? so cool. :-)

mistermcfall said...

This was such a weird post...and what makes it even weirder is that I understand it! I wonder if any other families tracket Noriega like we did. And then throw in "Why me" Nancy Kerrigan, and Katarina Witt!!! Such lovely memories...