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My name is John Strong and I'm that guy. That guy whose existence reflects the harsh reality of what is, and the ever-present idealism of what could be. I'm a true Pisces, the yin and yang sign. The comedy/tragedy mask depicted with both a smile and frown. Yeah, that's me John. The funniest, friendliest, most charismatic guy to ever grace a room. While simultaneously being a fearlessly disciplined, rebellious, taskmaster poised to combat injustice, right a wrong at a moment’s notice. I am a creative. A Renaissance man, who chose the pen as his predominant passion. A philosopher/intellectual who leaned on his own understanding and formulated a unique outlook on this thing called life. I am the flawed hero, the tormented soul, the tortured protagonist. I have lived a life that could have only been scripted by the great screenwriter in the sky. Yes, my life has indeed been a movie. And I love movies. So, it only makes sense that I talk about it here on the Perfectly Imperfect Podcast.

My name is John Strong and I'm that guy. That guy whose existence reflects the harsh reality of what is, and the ever-present idealism of what could be. I'm a true Pisces, the yin and yang sign. The comedy/tragedy mask depicted with both a smile and frown. Yeah, that's me John. The funniest, friendliest, most charismatic guy to ever grace a room. While simultaneously being a fearlessly disciplined, rebellious, taskmaster poised to combat injustice, right a wrong at a moment’s notice. I am a creative. A Renaissance man, who chose the pen as his predominant passion. A philosopher/intellectual who leaned on his own understanding and formulated a unique outlook on this thing called life. I am the flawed hero, the tormented soul, the tortured protagonist. I have lived a life that could have only been scripted by the great screenwriter in the sky. Yes, my life has indeed been a movie. And I love movies. So, it only makes sense that I talk about it here on the Perfectly Imperfect Podcast.
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My name is John Strong and I'm that guy. That guy whose existence reflects the harsh reality of what is, and the ever-present idealism of what could be. I'm a true Pisces, the yin and yang sign. The comedy/tragedy mask depicted with both a smile and frown. Yeah, that's me John. The funniest, friendliest, most charismatic guy to ever grace a room. While simultaneously being a fearlessly disciplined, rebellious, taskmaster poised to combat injustice, right a wrong at a moment’s notice. I am a creative. A Renaissance man, who chose the pen as his predominant passion. A philosopher/intellectual who leaned on his own understanding and formulated a unique outlook on this thing called life. I am the flawed hero, the tormented soul, the tortured protagonist. I have lived a life that could have only been scripted by the great screenwriter in the sky. Yes, my life has indeed been a movie. And I love movies. So, it only makes sense that I talk about it here on the Perfectly Imperfect Podcast.

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English


Episodes

Soul Man (Don’t Matter If You Black Or White)

4/21/2019
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I verbally outlined beats for the first act of a screenplay to my graduate class. My professor ingested this information; he mulled it over and responded with a nod, “Yeah, I can dig it.” He could dig it? This wasn’t the late 1960’s nor mid ‘70s. I wasn’t sporting bell bottoms, or a manicured fro with a black power fist hair pick. There were no psychedelic guitar licks in the background driving this narrative forward. It was freaking 2009 and the first black president was in office. And he,...

Duration:01:27:17

Cool Hand Luke (You’re An Original That’s What You Are)

4/14/2019
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Conform: to be obedient or compliant – usually used with to conform to another’s wishes. Luke Jackson was exalted for his ability to endure, fight; persevere against all odds. He embodied what/who others aspired to be. But the moment he needed inspiration, the support of those who looked to him, they turned on him. This story, this sentiment I know oh too well. I have known many a cheerleader in life willing to root from the sideline with no intent of ever contributing. Just along for the...

Duration:01:14:43

The Matrix (The Blue Pill)

4/7/2019
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The red pill in the film The Matrix represents the unknown, the uncertainty of not knowing ones future. In order to make this piece of pop culture relevant today let’s draw similarities to social media. The invention of the ringtone marked a new way of monetizing the cellphone. It established a template for tracking consumer trends. The introduction of YouTube ushered in a new platform of both viewing and distributing content further extending the reach of advertisers. The world was...

Duration:01:30:22

The Hurricane (Mindless Behavior)

3/31/2019
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Self-appointed fitness gurus; life coaches, philosophers are the new “public figures.” Masses flock aimlessly to the microwaved insta-lives they display online. The answers to all life’s woes are now accessible via an app. Happiness is no longer an idea but a tangible thing that can be manifested and displayed via a post. We are living in the age of lost and found. Losing yourself and finding yourself in someone else is commonplace. Copy and pasting someone else’s image, ideals, downloading...

Duration:01:02:48

Shawshank Redemption (A Solitary Sentence)

3/17/2019
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Life is loud. Life is so loud in fact that most people can’t handle silence. The silence of what is. You can live your whole life looking neither forward nor backward, protected by the moment. But some of us don’t have that security blanket. Our blinders have been removed. And once removed you begin to see things as they are. Isolation has propelled many a great man/woman into their destiny. Conquering isolation “The Wilderness” defined Jesus, just as Andy Dufrain’s character in the...

Duration:01:03:21

The Count of Monte Cristo (At Your Best You Are Loved)

3/10/2019
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“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”- Forest Gump This quote pretty much sums up the character that ushered it into pop culture, a forgettable, ordinary person who lived an extraordinary life. People love the notion of triumph against all odds on the big screen. But what of the guy/girl that lived next door, sat next to you in class, the former coworker that makes good. Gets the dream job, meets the right person…lives happily ever after. Are they a...

Duration:01:17:13

The Color Purple (Ugliest Smile This Side of Creation)

3/3/2019
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I was a child when I saw The Color Purple for the first time. I watched it until I knew the motivation behind the dialogue, and the subtle suggestions in things unsaid. This wasn’t a Walt Disney Production; it didn’t have a thing in common with my Nickelodeon or TGIF shows but I loved it. I watched it over and over again. It felt realer than real to me. Not a figment of someone else’s imagination but something I’d lived, something I’d experienced…because it was. The film The Color Purple...

Duration:00:48:00

The Goonies (Troy's Bucket)

2/24/2019
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The Goonies is the best 80’s kid’s movie, period. One kid’s grit, determination, unwillingness to give in transported a group of friends on the journey of a lifetime. This journey defines what it means to believe (to this day). This kid, this character Mikey was the ultimate leader. Growing up everyone in my community had dreams, everyone wanted to be a “somebody,” do something big. But not everyone had the willingness, the resilience to strike out in search of their own treasure. I credit...

Duration:00:52:14

Stand By Me (Dead Body)

2/24/2019
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The 80’s classic film Stand By Me provides the cinematic backdrop for an in-depth look at the concept of friendship. Question posed…how does the ideal friend differ over time as we age, mature, and our wants/needs become more prominent? Does who we surround ourselves with reflect how we view ourselves? I share two childhood experiences I credit with cementing my view on the topic of friendship, and offer unbridled commentary on the friend versus associate debate. “Me watching how the...

Duration:00:44:48

Introducing: Perfectly Imperfect Podcast with John Strong

2/19/2019
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My name is John Strong and I'm that guy. That guy whose existence reflects the harsh reality of what is, and the ever-present idealism of what could be. I'm a true Pisces, the yin and yang sign. The comedy/tragedy mask depicted with both a smile and frown. Yeah, that's me John. The funniest, friendliest, most charismatic guy to ever grace a room. While simultaneously being a fearlessly disciplined, rebellious, taskmaster poised to combat injustice, right a wrong at a moment’s notice. I am a...

Duration:00:02:38