The Alien Has Landed

It's Prince Mongo's planet. We only live on it.

OK, Mongo's definitely not crazy. And he's got his faults. He can be mean and petty, just as he can be funny and inspiring. But he most definitely is one of those rare things on this Earth — a man who lives life on his own terms. And he lives it with some imagination and a lot of guts.

And kindness. One of Mongo's greatest passions is helping the homeless, or street people, as he prefers to call them. Nobody in Memphis ever wrote about that. Concha told me about it, saying it was a secret that couldn't be revealed. But after I spent a couple of hours with Mongo, he showed me the cooler in the back of his truck, full of ice and leftover food from a morning delivery. "I try to help unfortunate families who can't pay their bills," he says. "There is no mercy on Earth to help those people."

Prince Mongo only pawn in game of life.
Colby Katz
Prince Mongo only pawn in game of life.

Good thing there's mercy on Zambodia. Long live Prince Mongo.

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