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Fight the Good Fight, Finish the Race, Wear the Right Pants

 

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Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

Beware: “Right” pants required.
My guess is I won’t able to walk for…let’s say 3 days. Maybe a week.

I love bike riding. Early, with friends, in the country – the best.

Of course, the REASON I probably won’t be walking much the next few days is BECAUSE I went riding this morning. Early, with friends, in the country. Which as you know, I love.

But THIS morning I made the mistake of doing it without what is called: the “right” pants.

This was a mistake.

Note to self: To ride a 400 mile route without the proper attire, in this case, padded bike shorts, is very close to subjecting yourself to slow-cooked capital punishment…with a hot poker.

Editor’s Note: they said we rode only 16 miles – which for them, it probably was. This is because THEY were wearing the “right” pants. But if you were wearing what I had on – Levis 501 Jeans, whitey tighties, and my 3-fold billfold stuffed with receipts, it was 400 excruciating miles…EASY.

I can’t think off hand where it is EXACTLY in the Bible where the Apostle Paul talks about “Running The Race, finishing the course, and Dippit-dee-ing the doo” – or whatever – and if you think I’m getting out of this “tub-soaking” to go look for my Bible to look it up, you’re nuts. I can’t move. It was hard enough balancing this TV tray on my knees over the tub so that I could get my computer in here to Bleach. (BTW, I’ve never been so nervous bleaching as I am right now with a computer on a TV tray, on my knees, in a tub – anyhow)

Just take my word for it! The PAUL thing is IN there – somewhere.

The point is this, I wish Paul woulda been more specific as to the KIND of race he was talkin’ about, because then he might have included a little something about making sure you had on the “right” pants before you took off down the highway.

And don’t give me that stuff about Paul talkin’ about “Putting on the armor of God” – NObody wears armor on a bike ride.

Man, I am so grumpy when my…um…ah…when I’m in pain.

And balancing a TV tray on my knees in a tub.

I need a cookie.

As together we stand and sing.


About Greg Lee

    Greg Lee

    For five years, Greg was host and contributing producer of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS show, “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” He also hosted Nickelodeon’s “Total Panic”, the ESPN music video show “Max Out”, several segments of NBC’s “Inside Stuff” with Ahmad Rashad, and a number of specials for the premium movie channel SHOWTIME. For 6 years he co-hosted the NBA’s “Stay In School Spectacular” for NBC, working with Sinbad, Queen Latifa, Mary J. Blige, Heavy D, Kid N Play, Boys II Men, Salt N Peppa, and Wil Smith.

    As an actor, Greg appeared on “The George Lopez Show”, “The District”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “Newsradio”, “Mad About You”, “Sesame Street”, “Ghost Writer”, and “World Cup Comedy” as well as many TV and radio commercials for Honday, Subaru, Nestle’s, Southwest Airlines, Office Depot, Delta Airlines, Dell Computers, Buick, Mitsubishi, Sprint, McDonald’s, Charles Schwab and others.

    Greg received strong reviews for his portrayal of a crazed acting teacher in the play ACTOR! at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. He starred in the independent films “Interviewing GOD”, “Chaos Theory”, appeared with Katharine Ross in “Eye Of The Dolphin”, and it’s sequel, “Way Of The Dolphin”. This year he produced and starred in the short comedy film, “Killer”, which he also wrote.

    For over eight years he was the voice of Principal (Mayor) White on the Award-winning cartoon, DOUG. He’s voiced several episodes of “The E! Hollywood True Story”, two Documentaries, the video cartoon series “Hoop Dogs”, and a video for the “Sundance Institute” with Robert Redford.

    After sharing the stage with such notable improvisers as Fred Willard, Wayne Brady, and Edie McClure, Greg went on to share his improvisation-based creative training course, “Throw The Bunny”, for MATTEL, Disney, IDEO, Proctor & Gamble, The American Film Institute, J.W. Tumbles and Old Nave to high acclaim.

    As a writer, Greg worked on the award-wining cartoon, DOUG, P.B. & J. OTTER, The Sundance Channel, MATTEL, The Longaberger Company, Disney, PBS, ESPN ZONE, J.W. Tumbles, Proctor & Gamble, Lucastudios and FOX. He co-created and wrote an original children’s television series entitled, SCOOBS, for The Britt Allcroft Company of Thomas The Tank Engine fame. He wrote, produced and performed three one-man shows entitled, Satan’s In The Toaster, Converstational Insanity, and When Bad Things Happen to Good Sermons. He currently writes and performs for the stage show TOKENS, and recently toured with The Apostles Of Comedy. Greg has written and produced music for Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS and MATTEL, and is currently recording a collection of his own original music in Nashville.

    Greg was been involved in both television and stage show development with Nickelodeon, Disney, Jumbo Pictures, Klutz Toys, Cartoon Pizza, Nelvana, The Britt Allcroft Company and country music legend, Marty Stewart.

    Web Site: http://brotherpreachercantype.blogspot.com/
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