Smilin like Rashad -Stu Cazzo -
"If you're asking me to share stories with you, that are frankly none of your business, maybe I'll give you a couple and maybe you'll take that little smug look off your face."
Here's were Sonnen busts out some hard-hitting details about how tough his upbringing was, right?
This is where the feel of the interview begins to change and, though he remains staunch in his demeanor, Sonnen begins to let the audience in on the joke.
"I can date back to when I was 11-years-old. I'm minding my own business and I'm in a park. This guy, a stranger to me, takes a piece of gum out of his pocket. He puts it in his mouth and then he just throws the wrapper on the ground. He publicly litters. And I saw that! I had to see these things at a young age. Sure somebody came along, picked it up, and threw it in a trash can, but for the few moments where that sat on the ground and the law was violated in my neighborhood..."
Though many of the commenters on YouTube missed it, Sonnen is kidding around at this point. From there, Sonnen built on the joke, providing more and more ridiculous examples of the "hard knocks" he experienced growing up.
"We have chaos. We have anarchy at times in West Linn. There was years when my father didn't even make a-hundred-grand--or barely made a-hundred-grand--and sure we had a maid, but she only came twice a week. What do you think happened the other five days? You think those dishes washed themselves? You think those clothes got themselves in the hamper?"
Given that Sonnen has no background in performance arts, his acting in this video is impressive. Though the words he's saying make the joke clear, he doesn't once break character.
"My neighbors....they had twins....they bought them a Mercedes Benz...they had to share that car!"
I had a friend that grew up in the hood of St Louis...he was actually a rapper that was on a couple Too Short tracks - I used to recite those lines to him all the time trying to fuck with him...telling him how hard I had it growing up in the suburbs.