Squid Game, Pre-Madonnas, and CBC Porn

A graphic of Tony Nappo edited to appear as multiple people sitting in a circle as a spoof of Alcoholics Anonymous. At the top and bottom of the image is text that reads "Nappoholics Anonymous"

Nappoholics Anonymous is a weekly column featuring twelve random thoughts by actor Tony Nappo. Some are funny, some are poignant, some bother him, and some make him weep from sadness while others make him weep for joy. Here are his thoughts: unfiltered, uncensored, and only occasionally unsafe for work.

1. I got my hands on the first few episodes of the Sex and the City reboot, and was quite enjoying it before I realized I had opened the wrong file and was actually watching Golden Girls reruns.

2. Fuck Yeah of the Week

3. I’ve always been a Lennon man, but after watching the Beatles’ Get Back documentary, if I had to choose between Lennon and McCartney, I couldn’t. It would be like choosing one of my balls. They just work better as a team.

4. Fuck Yeah of the Week #2

5. My daughter asked me what “Prima Donna” meant the other day. After I told her, she pointed out that it sounds a lot like Pre-Madonna, which is what she thought she was hearing for years. I had never heard it that way before, and thought that that was kind of brilliant. I also thought that Pre-Madonna would make an amazing title for something. But not something that I’m likely gonna write or make, so I’m just throwing it out into the ether.

6. CBC Porn Lineup

5. Ton of a Crotch

4. Jerking Moms

3. Rubbing the Burbs

2. Pretty Hard Facials

1. BALLTOYZ

7. Note of Advice to Francesco

Working with a young guy named Francesco Antonio who I’ve been mentoring for years without ever meeting him. After spending a week together on set, he sent me this advice that I had sent him in 2018 when he was about to work on a film, I presume.  The motherfucker did wait until working together for a week to send it to me without any explanation, so he’s either saying I did well in terms of living up to my own words, or that I need to learn to take my own fucking advice.  I’m gonna just assume it was the former until I hear different.

8. Was watching a couple of episodes of Squid Game with my daughter and had a thought that those rich white men who are the villains of the piece because they wanted to watch these poor people kill each other for money as a game are really anyone watching the show. I mean, we don’t share in the responsibility for the games happening, but we do share the same sickness for wanting to watch them. The rich white guys are just there to alleviate our guilt and give us someone to blame.

9. Repost of the Week

10. Tribute of the Week

11. Meme of the Week

12. Feel-Good Story of the Week



5 Responses to “Squid Game, Pre-Madonnas, and CBC Porn”

    • Thanks so much for saying that, Lorna. I haven’t been motivated for a while. It’s a confusing and frustrating time to live through. I think maybe it was the third season of After Life that motivated me to come back but to come back with a bit more levity and positivity than I have been displaying over the past year. I don’t know how long that will last but that’s where my head is right now. I see this column presently as a
      Chance to take a five minute break from life but not without ignoring the realities around us altogether, either.

  1. Tony.. you always manage to score really high with me in these posts. Thanks for setting up some thoughtful moments for me to wrestle with and enjoy and also the quiet chuckles .

    • I love you, Pete. Both as an actor and a human being. Thanks for saying this. And I really enjoy your paintings, as well. It’s fucking cool to see people express themselves in ways you didn’t know they had in them. I look forward to seeing you in the other side of all this shit.

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Tony is Italian, he’s from Scarborough, he’s an actor, he’s a father, he’s a really good house painter, and he doesn’t believe that most things matter, ultimately, at all.