Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Belly to Belly Summit on Long Island!
So I am standing in line and look over to the back of the line. Who do I see? Joe Gatto from "Impractical Jokers" on TruTV. This is a pretty funny hidden camera show with four neighborhood guys from Staten Island who play practical jokes on each other and get people to react. It is a pretty funny show. It has a contest format. A typical gag is they have a phone and stop people and ask them they speak Spanish and can they translate texts which are some crazy obscene stuff. Or they have a fake focus group in a Supermarket and give out free samples and then ask outrageous questions that the other guys script for them. They count up who completes the tasks and whoever loses has some terrible task like jumping out of an airplane or being a nasty judge at a kids pageant and getting hate from the audience. It is a pretty funny show.
So I tell the wife "Hey I am going to get a photo with Joe." I walk over and go "Hey Joe who you doing? Can I get a pic? We can match bellies." He was very nice. He is famous for running around with his fat gut hanging out in inappropriate bathing suits. Just like I do only I don't do it for money. I do it just to make everyone uncomfortable at the pool.
"Sure" he says and we snap a quick shot. I tell him "That was very funny." He goes "What was funny?" "The look of terror when you saw that I recognized you. Nice." He laughed "Yeah it can be kind of scary."
Of course then he put on a show at the line. People were laughing and having fun. It was pretty cool.
He waved as he got in the car and then faked like he was going to run us over in the parking lot.
You never know who you are going to run into at Home Goods.