once said something incredible stupid to me. Actually it was more of a lament.
He was just thinking out loud, I suppose.
I was knee – deep in my rehearsals with Sister Madelyn, getting ready to perform “The Sound of Music” — read about that somewhere else in these pages. Anyway, he said to me, or asked me: “Why don’t kids ever get together and say, “Let’s put on a show?”
I said, “Daddy, ‘Summer – Stock’ was just a fantasy. No one ever lived that.”
I think that was the beginning of the ending of my relationship, my good one, with my father.
Summer Stock, Le Trailer:
Vid Cred: Panos Golfis
Vid Cred: pokeahugkiss
Street Cred for Vid: kherrick90
Hooray For Hollywood!
I May Be Mistaken,
But I Think All The Broads In This Vid
Are The Same Broad:
All Tongue-in-Cheek! I love it!
Credit: TOPPOP: Star sisters
“Any barmaid can be a star-made”
Hey Film Buffs! This (Below) is Required Watching!
She put down her Rubik’s Cube, grabbed the DDT can and bounced it off my head.
That’s my Gal!
Video Credit: benjichilders
More Unsolicited ‘Opinion’ From Y’all’s Favorite Asshole: C’est Moi.
Child–King of The Boy Wonder, One-Hit Wonders:
“Atlantis”Way down below the fuckin’ Ocean. You shoulda remained there.Dear Donnie. Just sayin’.
Bobbie Gentry Did him a Solid by even allowing him on her TV show.
How lame was he?
Trust me: The Math breaks down at this point.
But He was Pretty-Boy Lame
So… I’m sleeping one off when I felt something tickling.
Woke up and discovered a rather plumpish large roach parked on my nose.
(Had to go cross-eyed to look at him—yes, I am assuming gender here—my bad)
He jumped off my nose onto my chin.
Then he spoke to me:
“Hey Bubba, we be outta here.”
Still half-asleep and somewhat groggy, all I could muster was, “Whaaat?”
Mister Roach continued, “We are leaving your Dumb Ass.”
I bolted upright, causing Mister Roach to tumble onto my mattress.
“Take a gander Mutha Fukker!”He shouted out of his Little Roach Lips.
But I heard him well enough.
Focused my eyes on the floor. Sure as shit, there was a single file line of cockroaches, some carrying suitcases, some wearing backpacks, all marching quick-time toward my back door. I looked up and saw a squadron of gnats flying over the marching roaches, providing air-cover I quickly surmised.
Spokesman Roach was preparing to jump off my mattress, but before he leapt down to join his comrades, he turned to me and said, “Don’t you wanna know why we are leaving your sorry ass?”
“Not really,” I replied. “But I figure you’re gonna tell me anyway.”
“Damn Skippy Asshole.”
“Well, get it off your chest then. Does your kind have chests, by the way? I have spent many a sleepless night pondering this heavy mystery.”
“Very Funny You Schmuck,” He shot back.
He coughed up some vile phlegm, depositing it on my mattress.
And continued, “For your edification (This was a literate Roach, with a solid command of The Queen’s English) For your edification, he repeated, we have thoraxes.”
“I am praying you will soon arrive-at-the-point,” I said.
“Here is our list of grievances,” He said, handing me a sheet of toilet paper. “Read and Weep. Then wipe your ass.”
I perused the paper and discovered this Piercing Eloquence:
“To Wit, Please Discover Below Our Valid and Legitimate Justifications For ‘Buggin’ Out.”
(I had to laugh at that—This Roach had a sense of humor—who knew?)
I continued my read:
This ‘Host Human’ is a nasty son of a bitch—no shower in weeks—even by our standards, this is beyond the pale
There is no uneaten food anywhere to be found in this ‘Mouse House’
The ‘Music’ he plays (too loudly) assaults our sensibilities and disrupts our concentration
He has been known to spray, indiscriminately, recklessly, RAID at our brother and sister gnats, thus branding him as a ‘Mass-Murderer’
He is ugly and disgusting
He is stupid
“Seems to me Y’all have put a great deal of thought into this… uh… ‘Declaration of Independence,” I said, handing him back his manifesto.
“Yes, we have. Now will you kindly get the door so that we may make good our departure?”
“Sure,” I said. But one question before you ‘Bug Out.”
“Make it quick Jerk; we have somewhere to be.”
“Where are you going? What will Y’all do?”
“Never mind what we will do. Just get the damn door.”
“But how will you get to where you are going?”
“If you must know, there is a ‘Roach Coach’ headed here as we speak. Catch ya laters.”
I opened the door and waited until the Caboose of the Bug Train made it out into the parking lot. I stood in the doorway and lo’ and behold, I saw a Roach Coach (Meskin, judging by the paint scheme on the vehicle). Seemed fitting I suppose: La Cucaracha.
Even though MY Roaches were all Texican/American Roaches and spoke even less Meskin than me.
I wished them well.
I suppose they could learn. MY Roaches were not idiots. I mean, under good leadership, they had the intelligence to abandon a sinking ship.
I stepped back into my hooch; shut and locked the door; sat down on my bed. Was thinking,
“Well fuck them! My Ingrate Pets. I need to adopt a Dog, or a Cat, or an Armadillo, or an Ant Farm of Fire Ants—any one of which would be more loyal.”
As I was sitting there feeling all alone and abandoned, I became aware of a funky odor and it was ME!
So I spent ‘An Hour In The Shower.’
“I dream of things I can’t say, or I’ll get put away.”
To Put A Cork In This Story:
Never put your Faith in Roaches or Gnats. They are fickle and never loyal. They will not stand by you during the lean times.
Get Yourself an Armadillo.
P.S., “Never hit your Mother with a Shovel. It leaves a Dull Impression on Her Mind.”
Just for you, Donavan:
Credit where Credit is Due:
This was/is a great Song.
Too bad it is all you had in you.
But Hey! Ride that Fame-Train.
Until you run outta track
Video Credit: Carlos Lara
By the way, Donovan, you ain’t no Cat Stevens
Sorry: ‘Yusuf Islam’
(Difficult to keep up with all you ‘stars’ name changes—Identity changes.)
“Yusuf Islam’—Gag me with the ‘Woke-Ness’ Monster spoon, but Cat,
Your wonderful music supersedes your lame-ass identity politics.”
I’m still looking for ‘That Hard-Headed Woman.‘
Help a brother out?
And Cat/Yusuf, I too have known a lot of fancy dancers.
They need not apply.
I am in the Crusade of ‘REAL.’
Oh shit! A sudden fear comes upon me:
“What if MS Muse swerves into this post?”
I’ll tell ya what:
It will not be a pleasant experience for your humble servant, that’s what.
P.P.S., I LOVE The Art.
I Give zero shits about the ‘Artists’ Politics.
I love and Appreciate The ART
These sentiments of mine are well-documented in these pages.
said these words to me shortly after Cat Stevens changed his ‘Religion’ (and his name) from whatever-it-was to Islam: “I always knew he was ‘that way.’” “What way?” I asked. “Islamic- Ass-Misogamist,” she said. “You do not know that,” I said back. “You are ignorant on this topic.” She stormed away. Needless to say, I did not get laid that day. And for many days thereafter. Bitch saved grudges like cash money.
I am Starvin like Marvin. (I am out of money at this present moment)
When I open my fridge, I see two / three week maybe four old week old fried rice.
(But who keeps up with these kinds of things? “Concept of Time?” never been on my mind. I never take the time…to give a shit)
I’m just livin’ and dyin’ in three-quarter time…
No one would eat this
Y’all think I’m joking?
Here /Below is what is on my menu:
Three-week frozen in my freezer and sworn by me to never eat.
Funny how one can lose pontifications and noble Protestant-if-i-cantations when feeling them hunger vibrations… When it comes down to brass tacks, we all have a “purchase” price.
I was twce almost a Navy SEAL.
Bugs in food never bothered us (My Bud/s Classmates and me during Hell Week. We were always so hungry we would have eaten anything.
I am cognizant of the history of my country.
I have read extensively on the Death March to Bataan.
And as a mid-ample ‘Author’s Note’ dropped in here at ‘mid-post’: I know the misery of ‘Bridge Over The River Kwai.’ I know of what that meant. It was actually about a lot of bridges. A lot of rivers. A lot of torture.
Suffering unimaginable by today’s Snow-Flake-Standards. A lot of dead men. A lot of horror. I study history. The bullshit Hollywood version was just that. Bullshit. Sanitzed for your protection. Cinematically Good as it was, still bullshit.
I read the ‘first-hand’ accounts. Didn’t live them, but did not swallow the Hollywood Versions either.
If I must be compelled to eat rice infested and rancid,
I just remember.
I remember how easy my life is. Has been made so easy
“Almost cut my hair It happened just the other day It’s gettin’ kinda long I coulda said it was in my way But I didn’t and I wonder why I feel like letting my freak flag fly Yes, I feel like I owe it to someone.”
Fun Fact: David Crosby spent a lot of time in the Dallas County Jail (back in the Day–I was So Proud….of Him. & and of the Jailers!
But I Did Not.
(Cut my hair)
I did, however comma, Shave my Beard. For You See…
I had ‘groan’ weary of looking like Ted (Bat-Shit Crazy) Kaczynski.
(And scaring the little children)
I am, Inherently… A Good, Kind, Caring, Loving Man:
Who Respects The Sensibilities and Human Foibles.
Lord Knows I have cornered the Market on ‘Foibles‘