Moebius Machiavelli 
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Is a student of history at the University of Central Florida. He lived in Atlanta from 1987-2001. He is the Author of," Are there Zombies… More »

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Re: “Gospel tribute to Zac Adams

Man, I wish I could be there. Love, ya bro, see you on the other side...

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Posted by Moebius Machiavelli on 03/06/2014 at 3:25 PM

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Re: “Zac Adams R.I.P. (1979-2014)

When I first met Zac I wanna say he was hanging out with the skater punks... They were all younger kids doing there own thing. I was living on the streets in Little Five Points back then reciting poetry for spare change or your watch... He didn't know what to make of me... Only he was polite and respectful. Only a bunch of things kinda happened at once... there was also an influx of new kids. They were a lot younger, and a lot of them were slinging and some had been for awhile. Only because there were a lot younger it put a new twist in the scene because...
When you were new to Little Five Points a lot of the older kids that hung out on the streets would give you a hard time. This is kinda difficult to explain, but... new kids would get picked on in a "kinda" right of passage. I think this occurs any every neighborhood... It is kinda a test to see if you'll stand up for yourself, but also to see if you had a sense of humor, or if you had a chip on your shoulder....

Only this wasn't the kind of things you'd do to grown men. When the "BG's" or "Bubble Gum Gang", or "Bubble Gum Kids" as they would be called diminutive at first, the Old Schoolers who were sweating them, didn't understand that these kids were "grown" in the culture they came from, and so when folks tried Heckle boxing 'em. The "BGs" thought they were being dissed (disrespected) and not going through a rite of passage that they had already gone through before... early on there was some violence, guns and fist a cuffs, and all that, but...
I never had problems with the BG's. I never had any problem with Zac. I remember talking to Zac about some of this stuff at the time, and what I was seeing, and I told him that he knew what this was all about, because he was smart and polite... It was about RESPECT. He totally understood. He didn't seem to fall into the same pit falls that the other kids did, and was able to help a lot of folks navigate what could have turned into a really bad and bloody feud over a miscommunication.

We hung out a lot over the years in Little Five Points. It is reminiscent to me now of how old men used to get together in a small town store. As a kid I would watch, not understanding the subtext. I can't say I know him in the same way Capone, Nik, Lil B, or Rob knew him, but I think we all came to have a lot of crazy shared life experiences in our neighborhood. When Zac went to work at Savage he was still as much a part of the community, and when he moved on to work the door at Blind Willies, but there was a transformation... He was using his old school experiences to change his life, and I think everybody was proud of him... cause the street is a hard hard road, and no one wants to live that lifestyle their whole life...
It is funny I talk to people about the way "things were" and people can't understand a neighborhood that extends beyond social cliques, race, economic status; the way Little Five Points once did, and there are a lot of us that still maintain contact with each other, even as folks have grown up to become parents, get real jobs, and all of that. I was in Atlanta right before New Years when I last saw Zac. He was out in front of Five Points Pizza, once the ole School Felini's, on his way to work. I heard that familiar baritone, as he said, "Poetry for your Spare Change or your Watch." Heckling me a little, about a time now passed.
He looked healthy, seemed happy, and oh, so alive... Thus he remains in the heart, and in the stories we share. Love, Respect, and God Bless.

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Posted by Moebius Machiavelli on 03/06/2014 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Is setting yourself on fire a good way to treat snakebite?

I guess I can lack forethought too... I said anti-venom instead of venom. I guess I was thinking about the fact that the anti-venoms are often as deadly as the bite itself. The point being, no one should get heckled for asking a question. xoox, MM

Posted by Moebius Machiavelli on 12/25/2011 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Is setting yourself on fire a good way to treat snakebite?

So in other words, while it would help (as you would be hard pressed to show that removing 50% of the anti-venom would hurt) if done within 3 minutes you wouldn't recommend it anyways, because it is no longer in vogue. Disappointing at best.

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Posted by Moebius Machiavelli on 12/25/2011 at 6:50 PM

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