Twenty years ago in the Rutgers-Camden Gleaner: My Rhinestone reunion story.


I wouldn’t say this clip from the 1989 April Fool’s issue of the Rutgers-Camden Gleaner shows promise for the comedic writing genius I am today, but I will say there’s some glimmers.

Basically, what we used to do for the April Fool’s Day issue is gather up all the goofy pictures and make up shit about them. This promotional photo from Rhinestone, the Sylvester Stallone-Dolly Parton vehicle, just begged for a story with a Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s Campus at Camden angle. So I wrote that there was an impromptu reunion concert, right in the student center’s Faces tavern!

If you want to actually read it, here’s a PDF file, suitable for framing.