And, IMHO, ‘Prosaic’ Is a GREAT Word–It ‘says’ A lot–
With Economy, No Verbosity–
Just Seven Letters.
Fun, More ‘Read All About It’ For All My Snobbish Literary Friends
Out There In ‘Radio Land’:
Prosaic Has Literary Origins
In the past, any text that was not poetic was prosaic. Back then, prosaic carried no negative connotations; it simply indicated that a written work was made up of prose.
That sense clearly owes much to the meaning of the word’s Latin source prosa, meaning “prose.”
Poetry is viewed, however, as the more beautiful, imaginative, and emotional type of writing, and prose was relegated to the status of mundane and plain-Jane.
As a result, English speakers started using prosaic to refer to anything considered matter-of-fact or ordinary, and they gradually transformed it into a synonym for “colorless,” “drab,” “lifeless,” and “lackluster.”
Why Are You Even Here? Darkening My Virtual Door-Step?
I Fukkin’ LOVE MY NAVY! I Always Shall.
And I Hope & Pray John-Paul-Jones Meets Me At Them Pearly Gates!
I Fukkin’ Love My Military Three Generation Family History! I Fukkin’ Love My Country! I Fukkin’ Love My America!” I am a Patriotic Son-of-A Bitch! Wanna Fight? Bring Your Big Guns–You Will Need Them!
Little River Band – Reminiscing (1978)
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“Who’s running The Country?”
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It’s Not Just For Breakfast Anymore!
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I feel so honored to have been allowed to serve on two ships in two war zones and given the opportunity to attend SEAL training, even though I did not measure up, at least I showed up.
Naval Academy Glee Club Tribute to Pearl Harbor
The Navy Hymn
And NEVER, EVER Forget
“To ‘Drink To The Foam!”
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My Navy has such a rich and proud and honourable history!
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Anchors AweighMy Boys!
Drink To The Foam!
Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh. Farewell to foreign shores, We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay. Through our last night ashore, Drink to the foam, Until we meet once more. Here’s wishing you a happy voyage home.
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Thank YouNavy For Your Way Over 200 Years of Service To Our Great Nation!
“It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.”
— George Washington 15 November 1781, to Marquis de Lafayette
**** “Would to Heaven we had a navy able to reform those enemies to mankind or crush them into non-existence.“
— George Washington 15 August 1786, to Marquis de Lafayette
“Naval power . . . is the natural defense of the United States.”
— John Adams
“I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight.”
–John Paul Jones
And Of Course
WP is So fukked up
Once Agaiane thye screw’d my ediT
Who Work For The NAVY!
And Fuck the Army!
Ground – Pounders!
They Do Provide A Useful Service,
Although I Have Not Figured It Out Yet
Muzak was the invention of Major General George O. Squier, the U.S. Army’s Chief Signal Officer during World War I. … In 1934, he founded his company, Wired Radio Inc.; inspired by the sound of another successful company called “Kodak,” he later named it “Muzak.”
The Battle Hymn of the Republic:
US Military Songs: United States Armed Forces Medley:
And, Oh, BTW, My Key-Board Is Beginning To Irritate Me. He said Whilst Causally Studyin’/Regarding The Un-Opened Window,,, And Ponderin’ What A Lovely Sound My Key-Board Would Make, As It hit the GROUND….
And Yes, Dear Fred,”My Mind Is Properly Fuk-ed.”
I May Have Some ‘Splainin’ to do. (Yeah. I Am A Film Nerd/Snob–Live Over It, Or Just Go Away!)
“Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do!” Perhaps the most infamous and viciously debated line on the internet, this oft-quoted and memed Ricky Ricardo line is more of a paraphrase, as he never says this exactly. He said things like, “Lucy, ‘splain,” or “‘Splain that if you can,” which evolved into this misquote.
Author’s Note: I Have COMPLETELY Fuck’d Up This Post.
“Memory Lane: Yeah! I Am Still Drunk Outta My Brain. I LOVE Lauren Bacall! That’s ALL!–My ‘Dream-Lover’
“Anybody got a Match?”
Bobby Darin “Dream Lover”
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Bertie Higgins – “Key Largo”
Starring in Our Own Late, Late Show–
Just Like They did…
In “Key Largo
Lauren Bacall’s Original Name:
“Betty Joan Perske“
“Anybody got a match?” Yeah, I got a match: Bogie and Bacall.
I have ‘swerved’ once more into Lauren ‘Bacal’ (Jewish spelling of her name before Hollywood COERCED her into changing it) and Bogie whirlwind of late.
Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday (Aug. 12) at 89, had mixed feelings about her Jewishness. In “By Myself,” her autobiography, (Which I have read, cover to cover–twice)) she wrote that she “felt totally Jewishand always would,” yet chided herself for not being more open about her Jewish identity.
Below, five facts about Lauren Bacall’s Jewish life and — in her own words — how she felt to be Jewish:She was born Betty Joan Perske.
Bacall was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family, but her Jewish-sounding name just wouldn’t cut it in the Hollywood of the 1940s and ‘50s. She changed it to a version of her mother’s family name, Weinstein-Bacal.
“It was a period when people believed that you demonstrated your Americanization byAmericanizing your name, and very frequently, Americanizing your nose,” saidJonathan Sarna, professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University.
“She did not hide the fact that she had these Jewish origins, but it was expected in Hollywood at the time that you would have an American name and persona,” headded.
I once wrote a term paper for the head of the English Department at ETSU. Unbeknownst to me, he was writing an autobiography on Humphrey Bogart at thetime. Had I known this, I most probably would not have written my term paper onBogie and Becall.
But then again, I probably would have anyhow….
And I received an A++ on my paper.
My Prof loved it. Probably ’cause he was a Russian Jew.
Or Maybe not.
It was a great paper.
And he loved it.
(Of course I was drunk when I wrote it)
Took me all of 45 minutes to write.
That is how I ‘rolled’ back then.
Always waited until the very last ‘minuet…’
Bogie was forty-five when he met Bacal.
She was nineteen.
Perhaps there is hope for me yet…
Bogie an’ Baby
If there is just one thing the Navy taught me, it is this:
“No never means no”
“Nothing is ‘written’.”
This is how I got back into SEAL training when I was two years too old…
She was / is so beautiful!
“We Played All The Parts”
I Will Forever LOVE Her!
She Enriched My Life So Much!
She Was A Delight To Behold!
And to Dream Of
One last ‘fun fact.’
In her book, Lauren described how she came up with
She recounted of how she was so nervous…
when she played along side Bogie, she had to keep her chin tucked into her chest to keep from shaking uncontrollably.
She also tells the story of how the director, Howard Hawks told her she would have to sing in the movie.