The above pictures provide proof that Randall Smoot (aka Randy or Wildman Smooty) was an active participant in high school dances and after parties during the turbulent 1970s. He can be seen in photographs (including one in color) actively looking for his friend with the flask and for a young woman … any young woman … who would dance with him.
I hope these photos put to rest certain controversies regarding where and with whom Mr. Smoot was active 40 some years ago. And put an end – once and for all – to the brutal swiftboating of an ordinary American’s aimless, callow, and generally misspent youth.
Smoot claims that he accomplished quite a bit during those heady days … far more than his parents ever knew … and that he sometimes misses that important time of fighting for his own right to stay out late, drink while underage, and get to second base without having to pretend he was going steady.
In a separate interview, however, Smoot has stated that he does not miss trying to remove base makeup from his button-down shirts before his mother sees it, nor does he miss Boone’s Farm apple wine.