HOLD THAT NOSE!

When I remarked, in a comment to my last post, that some mugwump Republicans would “hold their noses” while voting for you-know-who, it brought to mind (who nose why?) the old college football exhortation, HOLD THAT LINE!….which, in turn, suggests a catchy campaign slogan for the GOP’s Offensive Lines Man: HOLD THAT NOSE! VOTE FOR TRUMP!

The nose, it seems, has long been a useful appendage when it comes to exhortations:

KEEP YOUR NOSE OUT OF MY BUSINESS
DON’T BE A HARD NOSE
KEEP YOUR NOSE CLEAN
DON’T CUT OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE
KEEP YOUR NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE
DON’T GET YOUR NOSE OUT OF JOINT
Etc.

I don’t nose about you, but I find people with noses fascinating — especially thoses with long noses….especially thoses whose noses made them famous.

On the other hand, I don’t think it’s fair that animals with big noses are often seen as having faces only a mother could love:

Animals with Big Noses

Did you notice that several humans managed to horn their way into that mix of pix, one of whom seems bent on cutting off his nose to spite his face?As Jimmy “Schnozzola” Durante used to say, “Everybody wants to get into the act,” but that guy is apparently trying to take a short cut. Oh, well, it’s no skin off of my nose.

Of course, not everyone is blessed with a big nose, otherwise mistermuse might be known as misternose. HAHAHA!  The point is that you don’t have to have a natural big nose to clown around and be a big hit with the young at heart:

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15 comments on “HOLD THAT NOSE!

  1. eths says:

    Thanks for the Judy Garland video!

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  2. mistermuse says:

    That video is a clip from the 1948 movie THE PIRATE, one of Judy’s lesser-known & under-appreciated films. Well worth watching, in my view.

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  3. ladysighs says:

    Always so clever you are!! One never knows what you will be posting next.

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    • People now are trying thru plastic surgery and botox injections to have a pretty face and body. Jimmy Durante used his most prominent feature to attract attention.to his comical actions. The tragedy of plastic surgery becomes evident in the news. A 29 year old, young women went under the knife trying to have some bodily changes. It doesn’t happen often but the poor lady died from complications. Good posting mistermuse. We should be aware of this problem and learn to like ourselves as we are, big nose and other physical imperfections..

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    • mistermuse says:

      I usually don’t know what I’ll be posting next myself, ladysighs. I just play it by ear (or, in this case, by nose).

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  4. mistermuse says:

    Michaeline, I think where human beings are concerned, there’s always room for improvement – the problem is that too often we want to improve superficial things instead of what really counts. Of course, I’m already perfect, so I needn’t worry about such things (believe that, and I’ll tell you another one!). 🙂

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  5. I find noses–all noses—comical. Have you ever sat musing in a pubic place, say, a coffee shop, and really looked at noses? They crack me up! The most colorful nose idioms I nose about are ones I have been accused of: “Get your nose out of that book!” and ones I have slung at others: “Brown nose!” Then there’s always that south end of the roast chicken referred to as “the parson’s nose” ……or “the pope’s nose”, depending on your religious persuasion. The family dog usually gets to enjoy that.

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    • mistermuse says:

      I know very little about cooking, For example, I’ve heard of rump roast, but was never curious enough to check it out — get to the bottom of it, as a bad punner (not I, of course) might say. So, irreverent soul that I am, and trusting that the south end of the chicken doesn’t mind sharing the bird-en(d), I’ll lump “parson’s nose” and “pope’s nose” with rump, because a roast by any other name would…. whatever.

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  6. arekhill1 says:

    “You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.”–Nosetradamus

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  7. mistermuse says:

    Nosetradamus must have had a nose for pithy sayings, and you were picky enough to pick one of his pithiest. Good nose job (but bad pun by me).

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  8. Carmen says:

    My father didn’t like my mother’s cousin. He used to say, “She knows all because she’s all nose!” (I hadn’t thought of her for years. . . )

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  9. mistermuse says:

    Love it, Carmen! Your father certainly had a nose for saying it all in a few words.

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  10. Don Frankel says:

    Least we forget Danny Thomas here when it comes to noses. And, of course the Seinfeld episode where he tried to explain that it was not a pick. But most importantly we have to remember that “the nose knows.”

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  11. mistermuse says:

    I didn’t particularly care for Danny Thomas as a comedian, but like Durante, he did joke about his big nose. I can only guess that the compiler of the clip of thoses with famous noses didn’t include him because his fame pretty much passed on when he did.

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