worked together with Kareem on
published July 9, 2007
In memory of my friend, Kid Kareem:
devastated. I just found out that a good
friend of mine,
Kareem, passed away.
Worst part? I found out about it on his damn
My Space page?! I'm so crushed. We had
that check in every once in and while
friendship and I started to wonder what was
going on with him since I hadn't heard from
him in a while so clicked on his My Space
page then there it was.
We met on
Spartan - that David
picture - about four years ago. He worked
for one of the producers and I worked for
the other. I'll never forget the first day I
met him. He was cooler than school. The
coolest actually. Huge fro, baggy clothes,
adorable smile, and just the quickest wit on
the planet. I loved
How could I not? Everyone loved
feeling the waves of losing someone so
unexpectedly. The sadness from knowing that
someone who was so young and had so much
life ahead of him is no longer here. I can't
call him. I'll never hear him say, "what's
Stepherdaisy?" his nickname
for me, hug his neck, laugh with him.
The only thing
I can do is say that I truly will miss my
friend and I think the best way to remember
him is through some of his hilarious quotes
from our Spartan/ production days. So
here's a little homage to the Kid (as he
called himself). I love you, sweetie:
sit at their desks and
Biggie in the office after
hours on Veteran's day
"Again, for the
Vets. For our fallen
comedy on set
Deborah- " I
ate a turkey dinner off of Pat's hairy
-" Jesus, and I'm Muslim."
telling Kareem about my "voice
"Oh, I thought
you said your blood seeker."
re: a crappy production company we
"It's got that shit gloss on it."
complaining about eating too much Baja Fresh
-"You reached your 'fresh hold."
on the phone with another dude telling him
Kareem - "No,
dude, it's not Cod Kareem. It's Kid Kareem"
Listening to Al Green - "How to Mend a
Broken Heart" in the office with just me and
- "God, I feel like slow dancing."
on the phone with someone,
monitoring their "cool."
- "Did you just say 'Peace Out?"
telling a story about working with
incompetent people who didn't even know what
-the top agency in town - was.
"Yeah, they'd put a message on my door that
the president of the CIA called for Art."