The title of today’s post is LIPS SERVICE — as distinguished from ROOM SERVICE — although I’m informed there are major hot-els and inns, both in-and-outside of iniquitous areas, where hot lips can be ordered (what one might call inn-clusive room service).

And then there’s Major Hot Lips Houlihan, which may be a stretch (what one might call post thematic stretch syndrome), but hopefully you can use the exercise as much as I can use the connection:

Coincidently (speaking of seeking hot lips), Robert HOOKER was the author of the novel MASH, on which the movie of that name (1970) and TV series M*A*S*H (1972-83) were based. HOOKER, born 2/1/1924, was the pen name of Korean War Army surgeon H. Robert Hornberger Jr. A very Happy upcoming Birthday to you, good sir, wherever you are.

Two years before “Hot Lips” creator Hooker was born, this red hot song was conceived by composer/orchestra leader Henry Busse:

So you see, friends, this post is not just paying lip service to LIPS SERVICE. This lips service is a hip service because it’s a ‘sound’ follow-up to last week’s THE KISSING POST. It’s in the groove. It’s on record.

Will my next post continue along the lines of this post and THE KISSING POST?

My lips are sealed.





21 comments on “LIPS SERVICE

  1. scifihammy says:

    haha A fun post. 🙂 I remember Hot Lips from MASH; she was entertaining. 🙂

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  2. Smiling. Brings back memories.

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  3. I didn’t know MASH’s original author was a Korean War surgeon. Thanks… I’ve learned something new today!

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  4. calmkate says:

    brings back many memories, nice light post …
    your SOH has returned as the idiot gets burned …

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  5. Christie says:

    That’s a nice one, MASH. I saw the other day it is running on one American channels, again🙂

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  6. Loved it. A splendid post with a funny tease. 💋Haha! Lips were really in during those roaring years than today. Oh… but today you can get your lips pumped up.😞

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  7. Great songs also. Cheers!

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  8. inesephoto says:

    Delightful post, and good memories 🙂

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  9. A few years ago, we watched “M*A*S*H”, the entire series, from start to end. It was interesting to see how much the characters grew throughout the years, particularly Loretta Swit’s character.

    Also: Great music you’ve posted, as always. 🙂

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  10. mistermuse says:

    Thank you, SS. After all these years, M*A*S*H is still one of the best ‘sitcoms’ ever (I reluctantly characterize M*A*S*H as a sitcom because it’s like putting a well-kept home in a seedy neighborhood).


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