Thursday, July 2, 2009

A VISIT FROM DAP: Mavis Beacon

I'm sure you guys are familiar with Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. In my terrible middle school we had a class with this maniac teacher, Mr. Goldsmith, who used to "teach" all sorts of odd shitty little classes that were a complete waste of time. One of these classes was 'typing' which consisted of this dude rambling with the students and saying things like 'How ya doing, good buddy?' He would always say 'good buddy' after everything, but the second the principal, or another teacher walked into the room he would all of a sudden snap out of it and behave like a normal adult. I am not making this up.

Anyway, I was at Staples the other day, wanting to die, when I saw the box for the latest edition of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing and wondered about the black lady whose always been on the box. Well it seems we've been BAMBOOZLED.
From Wikipedia: "Mavis Beacon" is not a real person. The original photo of Mavis Beacon was of a retired Caribbean-born fashion model named Renee Lesperance who was discovered in 1985 by Les Crane, the former talk-show host, while he shopped at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Crane, who was then a partner in Software Toolworks, invented the name. Her first name was taken from Mavis Staples, lead vocalist for the Staple Singers, and from beacon, as in a light to guide the way.

There is no fly Jamaican lady who can type mad good, IT'S A SHAM, FUCK THE WORLD!


boobs said...

mario is also not real.

CF Edley said...

fuk you bob!

boobs said...

cfe is also not real.

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