FMF©: So tell us how you got the name Meat Rack?
MP: I was working at the club of the same name, in New York. Boy - I was buff back then! I also worked The Toilet, but Toilet Mike doesn't sound so great.
FMF©: This was in the disco years, right?
MP: Uh-huh. The record was produced by the same guy that did that one Boney M song? Sweet guy. Ooh yeah. Ooh yeah!
FMF©: It was a hit, especially in Germany, I understand, but it was kind of pivotal in your life, wasn't it?
MP: Sure. The record came out, and so did I! [laughs]
FMF©: What about reconciling your Christianity with being homosexual?
MP: I don't see any disconnect there. The Bible is like a gay handbook. God was gay. Jesus, the disciples, Judas, that one guy that had the leprosy, the prodigious son ... the, uh ... fish ..
FMF©: The fish?
MP: Yeah. Feeding the five thousand.
FMF©: The fish were gay?
MP: Come on, girlfriend! You ever see anything gayer than a fish?
FMF©: Hmm. Well, maybe some of those tropical dudes.
MP: Nemo was gay.
FMF©: Moving right along ... coming out didn't hinder your rise through the Washington ranks?
MP: [laughs] It helped! A lot of those guys are, well, I better not say anything too specific here. But yeah, it's a big White House thing. A lot of guys crying in the toilets. Lonely guys. In great suits. Republicans. I try to mentor them, get them to, you know ... you ever seen Lindsey Graham's eyes? Wow! There's a man with pretty eyes! To see those baby-blues full of tears ... but hey, Farq! You work out? That's some good definition for a guy your age ... wanna lemme work those delts, big guy?
FMF©: Whoops! Is that the time?