Kinison was a former Pentecostal preacher and he knew the Bible backwards and forwards, often working the scriptures into his routine. My favorite bit was the hypothetical 'if Jesus had been married' and the kind of grief she would have given him after being gone for three days.
ANYWAY, Sam was one of my favorites so I wanted to pay my respects and grab a cool photo to share with Fang, the fellow who had enlightened me on all things Kinison. I asked everyone - cab drivers, concierge, bellhops, dealers - but none knew and sadly, many had never heard of Sam. Finally, Jody and I agreed that Google - and only Google - would provide the answer to my desperate plea.
When I woke up on Saturday morning and saw Jody in her own bed, online, I eked out my first words of the day: "Did you find the statue?"
"Well, the bad news is, it doesn't exist."
"Yeah, apparently, it was created for the movie 'Domino' ... "
"Hey, I just saw that! Oh, wait. Oh, man ... "
"Yeah, it was made out of Styrofoam and spray-painted bronze. Sorry. If it helps at all, there's plenty of people who were duped as well and have gone looking for it here and in Needles, where he died."
"Very disappointing. The man deserves a statue. (Pause) So, what's the good news?"
"Um, there is no good news. That's all I got."
"In another time and place he would have been called prophet." --engraved on the tombstone of Sam Kinison, buried in Tulsa, OK