"Mad motherfucking drama this past week. So Rob and Gordo fight like brothers- that’s nothing new. Anyway, Rob came home one day and was locked out because he forgot his keys inside. So he rang the doorbell and banged on the door to no avail. He then went out back and saw that there was a light on in Gordo’s room and he could hear tunes so he started chucking rocks at Gordo’s window, and Gordo didn’t acknowledge it so Rob fucked off for a few hours and when he came back I was home and let him in. He was pissed and was like, "Man, Gordo was home, I know he was home and he didn’t let me in." Then, Gordo came home later and Rob confronted Gordo and Gordo was like, "Yeah, I was home but I was getting laid. You wanted me to stop and let you in? That would’ve killed everything." To which Rob was like, "Dude, it was fucking freezing out there and would’ve taken you 5 seconds to open the door." Anyway, they continued to squabble and Gordo wasn’t apologetic and Rob was mad. I didn’t take sides. I didn’t really care- it was between them. So, fast forward a few days and Gordo locks himself out, and who’s the only one home? Rob! So, what does Rob do? He totally ignores Gordo as payback but then he hears all this noise and looks out of his window and sees Gordo yanking on the security grill over Gordo’s bedroom window trying to break into his own room. He doesn’t let Gordo in, Gordo can’t break in so Gordo fucks off for a few hours then comes back when someone is home. A few days pass and our landlord is sniffing around outside and rings the door and is like, "Why is the window grill trashed? You guys gotta pay to have it fixed asap." So, Rob confronts Gordo and is like, "Hey Man, I saw you yanking on the grill and now it’s fucked and the landlord wants you to fix it ‘cause he’s pissed" to which Gordo is like, "No, I didn’t do it. I heard someone trying to break in the other night." Rob’s like, "So, someone tried to break in and you didn’t tell us? You didn’t call the cops? Bullshit!" And, Gordo maintains his innocence. So, Rob comes to me and is like, "Yo, Gordo broke his window, I saw him yanking on it and he’s not admitting to it and now all of us are going to get stuck with the bill." While Rob and I have our differences, I know he’s not one to fib and he’s very respectful of everyone in the house so my inclination was to believe him. However, I was like, "Rob, I totally believe you but it’s your word against his word and I don’t know how we settle this." I told him I’d think about it. I then approached Gordo and was like, "Rob said you fucked the window, I’m inclined to believe Rob, I don’t care if you guys are battling just right your wrong as it’s unfair of you to pin this on us and make us pay" to which Gordo was like, "No, I didn’t do it." and I could just tell Gordo was lying. It was just real bullshitty. So I go to Rob’s room and I’m like, "Dude, Gordo did it but he ain’t admitting to it." And, I had a plan to get this sorted. So, Gordo goes out that afternoon and I tell Rob to go into Gordo’s room and put on the exact clothes Gordo was in when Rob saw him fucking the window. I then instruct Rob to re-enact Gordo yanking on the window and I get on the roof and I take a polaroid of Rob in Gordo’s clothes ‘breaking in’. I go down and show it to Rob and he’s like, "That’s exactly what it looked like!". I then tell Rob that we’re going to ambush Gordo and have Rob show him the polaroid and go, "When you were breaking in, I ran to Ben’s room, grabbed his camera and shot this of you." We were howling- it was a genius plan but we wanted to to really beef up the drama / be able to record it so we could watch it with everyone and laugh our asses off. So, Rob and I go into the kitchen and install an interrogation-like room lamp and get RJ’s video camera. Rob had the polaroid, I had the video camera and we sat in the kitchen waiting for Gordo. He came home like an hour later and Rob called him into the kitchen. He walked in and was weirded out ‘cause he knew something was up as the lights were off and we just got the one lamp on. Rob and I are on one side of the table and Rob tells Gordo to sit on the other side of the table. Gordo sits down and I turn on the camera to record him and Rob’s like, "Okay, for the last time- did you fuck the window up?" Gordo’s a little nervous but replies, "No man. I saw someone trying to break in." Rob interrogates him a little longer then ‘ninja stars’ the polaroid across the table right in front of Gordo, and Gordo looks down at it and looks up at us and just goes, "Busted!" as he’s red in the face realizing I’m videotaping this. Rob is like, "Burn, dude. That’s not even you! That’s me dressed AS YOU! Ben shot that polaroid- it’s totally fucking fake." Gordo then starts laughing and is like, "Aw, fuck! You guys got me good. Fine. That was me! I’ll fix it." Christ, took so much goddamn time and effort to get to the truth. Those two- they’re something else!!!"
- Page 19 of Journal #5 (December 19th, 2000 - November 6th, 2001)