Me and Billy

I took top billing on this one…Billie took top Billie.

I discovered my good friend Billy Lieberman was in Hollywood working as a producer. We were good friends for a lot of years and I had mixed feelings about talking about this largely because the relationship ended badly. This relationship kicked up a lot of feelings for me while I decided what I wanted to do with it. There were two choices talk about Billie or not talk about him. Talking about Billie could be good, bad or indifferent. Not talking about Billie could be only one thing, not good. It’s the same concept as publicity; there’s no such thing as bad publicity. The most hostile thing I could do would be to not post anything.  the issue was we had a good relationship for many years which finally broke down and ended badly.

Billie was way ahead of his time for our humble neighborhood and he was a pretty cool guy, but not too many people understood that. We went to the same Hebrew School and same grade school. He must have moved into the neighborhood in grade school. We decided after meeting to get together to hang out. He asked me though I was thinking about how we could get together to hang. We hung out at his house. His mom was pretty nice, kind of a generic mom though once she complained that we left the bathroom sink dirty, “You left all black in my sink!” Billy agreed, “Yeah, we did leave it dirty.” This befuddled me as we diligently washed up. My mom would have been happy with this. I think I also used the guest towels which I’d never heard of such a thing. We didn’t have guest towels, I’d never heard of them. We both had really humble homes and guest towels was an upgrade that didn’t make much sense. Put other than this she was really nice.

His dad was kind of “high-strung” which told me he probably worked for Disney or something similar in hind-site. I’ve actually never met any more high strung people than Disney employees. He came home once early and was screaming about someone eating all the “Bac-O’s”. We never had Bac-O’s in my house. I think I did taste them there, they were good. I think he was on a tight budget.

Billy had a little sister who was really cute but like most of us kind of alone and always stopping in to visit and flying out like a wisp of air.

I didn’t know that Billie was gay. As a matter of fact I didn’t know that anyone was gay. I’d never heard of being gay and had a hard understanding it. When I talked to my brother about it he mentioned something about sword fighting but that was as far as it went.

Billie had an amazing voice and loved music especially musicals. On one occasion we went to the record story and he bought one album and one single. You know what they were? The single was, “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde” and the album…was Julie Andrews in, “Star!”

Now Billie would do an interesting thing when he bought a record: He’d play it, listen diligently, then play it again…and again…and again…and again!!! “I’m Burlington Burtie I rise at 6:30 then Buckingham Palace at eight….and so on.

We were friends for years and I think he would feel me out to see if I was gay or more likely to see if I even knew what gay was.

Billy moved out of Bensonhurst to a neighborhood closer to Ocean Parkway maybe closer to Ave I or J, a nice area but something terrible happened soon after he left. We were leaving Hebrew School, I was walking ahead with another friend when I turned around to see Billy being pummeled by one of the kids neither of us associated with, kind of a rough neck. To this day I have never seen anyone take a worse beating than Billy did that day. This kid held the back of Billy’s head and repeated punched Billy in the face, rapidly over and over while Billy attempted to cover his face. The kid attempted pull his hands away but it looked like Billy had become paralyzed and could do nothing but protect his face while this kid attempted to beat him to death. I think one or two of the teachers broke it up. We got Billy and I asked him what happened. He said all he did was wave to the kid after school and he was waiting for Billy after school. The story doesn’t make much sense unless you’re from Brooklyn where this kind of stuff went on all the time.

I suspect in hindsight Billy either sent him a love note or told him he liked him and the guy wanted nothing to do with him in the worst way. I guess Billy liked bad boys.

My mom patched him up with a nice frozen steak to his face, Billy took a pretty bad beating. Billy went home where his parents called the kid’s parents and got together. The kids parents agreed to pay all of Billly’s medical bills.

When I went to Billy’s new apartment his father asked me why I didn’t help Billy. I told him I was too far away to intervene. Which was partially true but in reality I really didn’t want to get in the middle of this. It would be another year until I learned some karate and at the time we mostly did a lot of running when confronted. This would change later on.

I think, Billy and his dad, especially his dad, needed someone to blame other than the bully or themselves. I remember on only one occasion his dad being nice to me or frankly anyone else. Except recently where Bily and his dad found out about me and were happy and sweet as sugar to me which tells me there’s an element of opportunism here but still I decided to post this. Why? In three words…”The Sterile Cuckoo.”

Billy and I went to a lot of films and I saw some things I never would have seen, “The Sterile Cuckoo” is one of those films. When I turned up in Ron and Cheryl’s basement I managed to call Ron by two of his very personal nicknames, the first one I can’t remember. The second one was, “Pookie”. And while I can’t remember exactly what went on, I think Paige intervened and said that’s what mom called Dad I remember thinking, “Pookie? Sterile Cuckoo?” Billy and I went to see Sterile Cuckoo and a bunch of other interesting films.

Now me, Billie, and my friend Louis were sitting one day and Louis said, “I want to be  a baseball player, they make 60 thousand a year. I chimed in and said I want to be a doctor; they make 80 thousand a year. Of course larger than life Billy said, I want to be a movie director. “What do they make a year Bille, I asked?” He said 2-3 million a year. Well Billy from what I understand produces film, I true to form became a doctor, and Louis…he became a dentist.


974 Replies to “Me and Billy”

  1. What i don’t understood is in fact how you
    are now not actually a lot more well-preferred than you might be right now.

    You’re very intelligent. You understand thus significantly in terms of this topic, made
    me individually imagine it from so many varied angles.
    Its like women and men are not fascinated unless it’s something to accomplish with
    Lady gaga! Your individual stuffs excellent. Always care for it

  2. Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the net the simplest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I certainly get irked while people consider worries
    that they plainly do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out
    the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal.
    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  3. We are a bunch of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community.
    Your site provided us with useful info to work on. You have performed a formidable task and our whole group will be grateful to you.

  4. Hi I am so thrilled I found your web site, I really found
    you by accident, while I was searching on Yahoo for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say many thanks
    for a tremendous post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time
    to read it all at the moment but I have saved it and also included
    your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the excellent b.

  5. Excellent post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I’m inspired!
    Very useful information specially the closing phase 🙂 I handle such info a lot.
    I was looking for this particular information for a long time.

    Thanks and best of luck.

  6. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article.
    I’ll be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post.
    I’ll certainly comeback.

  7. Heya this is kinda of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG
    editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding know-how so I wanted to get advice
    from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  8. Pingback: buy viagra
  9. Pingback: buy viagra now
  10. Pingback: order viagra
  11. Howdy, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. Whenever I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in I.E., it’s got some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that, excellent site!

  12. Its like you learn my mind! You appear to understand so much about this, such as you wrote the e-book in it or something. I think that you just can do with a few % to drive the message house a bit, but instead of that, that is wonderful blog. An excellent read. I will definitely be back.

  13. Pingback: viagra 100mg
  14. I am not sure where you’re getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for great information I was looking for this info for my mission.

  15. Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!

  16. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one these days.

  17. Pingback:
  18. Pingback: cialis pills order
  19. I like what you guys are usually up too. This sort of clever work and exposure! Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve added you guys to our blogroll.

  20. Pingback: viagra online
  21. Pingback: viagra vs cialis
  22. Pingback: order viagra
  23. Pingback: viagra pills
  24. Pingback: canadian viagra
  25. Pingback: cheap Cialis 80mg
  26. Pingback: click to read
  27. Heya i’m for the primary time here. I found this board and I find It really helpful & it helped me out much. I hope to present something back and aid others such as you helped me.

  28. Greetings from California! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to check out your site on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the information you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, amazing site!

  29. A person essentially lend a hand to make severely articles I might state. That is the very first time I frequented your web page and to this point? I surprised with the research you made to create this actual publish amazing. Wonderful process!

  30. Pingback: lasix 40 mg uk
  31. viagra safe how many times per week?
    what is the maximum amount of time viagra can be in your system if you are an older man
    how to dissolve viagra in water

  32. Pingback: viagra prices
  33. Pingback: canadian viagra
  34. Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this blog. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get that “perfect balance” between superb usability and visual appearance. I must say you’ve done a fantastic job with this. In addition, the blog loads super fast for me on Internet explorer. Excellent Blog!

  35. Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are
    just too excellent. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you’re stating and
    the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it sensible.
    I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is really a wonderful website.

  36. Pingback: buy antabuse 250mg
  37. Pingback: cheap viagra
  38. I am really impressed with your writing talents as smartly as with the structure in your blog. Is that this a paid subject or did you customize it your self? Anyway stay up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a great weblog like this one nowadays.

  39. I’m really inspired together with your writing talents as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it your self? Either way keep up the excellent high quality writing, it is rare to peer a great blog like this one nowadays.

  40. go into, or narrow-mindedness well-earned unreservedly behindhand up, then your. [url=]generic cialis tadalafil[/url] Mvhvhb fbxdqp

  41. Pingback: cialis kullan?m?
  42. Pingback: atarax 10 mg cheap
  43. Pingback: avapro 150mg cheap
  44. Pingback: rxtrustpharm
  45. Ahaa, its good conversation on the topic of this paragraph here at this web site, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting at this place.

  46. Its like you learn my thoughts! You seem to know a lot approximately this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I feel that you simply could do with some p.c. to force the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog. An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

  47. Pingback: rxtrust pharm
  48. Pingback: ceclor tablets
  49. Pingback: buy viagra online
  50. Pingback: celebrex pharmacy
  51. when is the best time to take viagra 100mg
    viagra canada online pharmacy viagra without a doctor prescription
    what does viagra do to woman does shelf life of cialis, viagra levitra and stendra effect successful ed treatment?

  52. Pingback: casinos
  53. Pingback: best casino online
  54. Pingback: chumba casino
  55. [url=]viagra generic buy online
    [url=]buy viagra online usa
    [url=]cheapest places to buy viagra under blue cross blue shield
    [url=]illegal buy viagra online
    [url=]buy viagra gel online

  56. Pingback: slot machine games
  57. Pingback:
  58. Pingback: slot games
  59. Pingback: e insurance auto
  60. [url=]where to buy womens viagra in uk
    [url=]can you buy viagra online in australia legally
    [url=]viagra buy online usa
    [url=]legal buy viagra online uk
    [url=]where can i buy viagra in london over the counter

  61. Pingback: quick loans now
  62. Pingback: speedy cash
  63. Pingback: payday loans in pa
  64. Pingback: sildenafil 100mg
  65. Pingback: buy a essay
  66. Pingback: buy custom essay
  67. Incredible update of captcha solving software “XRumer 19.0 + XEvil 5.0”:

    Captchas solving of Google (ReCaptcha-2 and ReCaptcha-3), Facebook, BitFinex, Bing, Hotmail, SolveMedia, Yandex,
    and more than 12000 another subtypes of captcha,
    with highest precision (80..100%) and highest speed (100 img per second).
    You can use XEvil 5.0 with any most popular SEO/SMM software: iMacros, XRumer, SERP Parser, GSA SER, RankerX, ZennoPoster, Scrapebox, Senuke, FaucetCollector and more than 100 of other software.

    Interested? There are a lot of introducing videos about XEvil in YouTube.


    Good luck 😉