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  • mistermuse 9:39 am on June 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Americans, cursive writing, Egyptians, , hieroglyphics, , physicians, , Sumerians   


    Ancient Sumerians wrote in cuneiform;
    Ancient Egyptians wrote in hieroglyphics.
    Ancient Americans write in cursive form;
    Impatient physicians write in hieroglyphics.

    As an ancient American who still writes poems in cursive form, I wish my fellow fathers everywhere a Happy Father’s Day.¬†

  • mistermuse 12:00 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Americans, good old boy, , , , , , , , Presidents' Day, , , Walter Donaldson   


    My fellow Americans:¬†as most of you know, today¬†is PRE-RESIDENTS’ DAY.¬†But whether you’re a typical well-educated American, or just a good-old-boy American, you probably can’t name many PRE-RESIDENTS. Some of you¬†may not even know¬†where the¬†PRE-RESIDENT resides. Know problem.¬†Think of¬†him or her¬†this-a-way:¬†if you’re¬†addicted to playing the lottery, you¬†no doubt¬†think of yourself¬†as a pre-multimillionaire. In the same way, being the¬†optimist that you are, it logically¬†follows that¬†a¬†PRE-RESIDENT¬†must be a¬†homeless person — but¬†only a¬†temporarily homeless person (or, in this case, a temporarily¬†White Houseless person).¬†So, as soon as a temporarily homeless/White Houseless person¬†wins the big prize, (s)he’s home free, so to speak.

    But, sad to say, neither want nor optimism guarantees a winner, as you may perchance recall:


    Feb. 15¬†being¬†a holiday and all, I trust you’ll pardon my using the re-reposted WINTERDREAM¬†poem one more time¬†(I could’ve taken today off, you know).¬†But, as long as I’m here,¬†Feb. 15¬†also happens¬†to be the birthday of¬†prolific pre-WW II songwriter Walter Donaldson, one of whose noteworthy¬†songs¬†is on the money¬†for¬†resident Ohioan mistermuse (that’s Hoagy Carmichael on the vocal about two minutes in):

    Yes, there really is no place like home. May you never end up a PRE-RESIDENT.

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    P.S. As I put the finishing touches¬†to this post on¬†Sunday, it saddens me to add this postscript: late Saturday night, a fire across the¬†river in Kentucky¬†destroyed the 185 year old Rabbit Hash General Store, which was not only “the center of the universe” (to quote a board¬†member of the¬†local Historical Society), but the campaign headquarters and second home of Lucy Lou, the doggone best of all the¬†pre-presidents running¬†for President, by fur:

    Rabbit Hash General Store destroyed in fire

    • Cynthia Jobin 12:14 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      And here I thought the 15th was “Recuperate from Valentine’s Day” day… These holidays now seem to be coming upon us as fast as mondays! Having been a pre-resident and a post-resident of several places several times in my life, I am too weary to say anything tonight except “Yay Hoagy!”

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    • mistermuse 12:29 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hoagy lives forever in Stardust memories.

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    • linnetmoss 7:43 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      So sad about the Rabbit Hash. Great song though, I enjoyed it!

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    • mistermuse 9:57 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Rabbit Hashers are fundraising to build a replacement general store modeled on the original (in hopes of retaining its status on the National Register of Historic Places). I’d been in the old store several times, and whether the aromas, squeaky floor boards, homey atmosphere and overall ambiance can be duplicated is questionable….but I wish them all the success in the universe.


    • arekhill1 11:12 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Does Joe Biden count, even though the government already gives him a house?


    • mistermuse 11:46 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      If you ask me, Joe should’ve gotten in the race for the White House. Electability-wise, he’d be looking pretty good right now, compared with all the other choices.


      • Michaeline Montezinos 12:45 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with you, mistermuse, in wishing Joe Biden had been a candidate for the pre-resident. Now I can hardly watch those idiots. It makes a person want to stay home and not vote, even by absentee ballot. I was saddened to hear about the fire that ended the historical building.

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    • mistermuse 1:22 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Michaeline. Here’s the latest on the Rabbit Hash building:



      • Michaeline Montezinos 2:25 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for the sad news about the fire of the Rabbit Hash building, I could see how much this historic house meant to the local people. I am glad no one was hurt but saddened by the loss of not only the house but the antiques inside.

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    • Don Frankel 4:19 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Love that poem Muse. A lot of money only gets you in trouble.

      Now as to the fire at the Rabbit Hash General Store if this does not scream conspiracy what does? If you ask me the first culprit that comes to mind is the guy who claimed that there was no need to vote for one of his opponents as he was dead. No names here as I don’t want my humble abode to burn down next. But the Secret Service had better start to surround Lucy Lou If not well I’ll have to come out of retirement. Then it gets ugly.

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      • Michaeline Montezinos 7:44 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        If the going gets tough the Michele gets going. If you need backup just call me and I will help protect you and your home. I think prayer counts, don’t you, Don Frankel?

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    • mistermuse 10:11 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I think you may be right, Don – the culprit probably has a bone to pick with Lucy Lou, but if he thinks she’s going to turn tail and not run for President, he’s barking up the wrong tree. Right now, Lucy Lou is apparently lying low, as the media hasn’t seen hide nor hair of her since the fire. I suspect that the Secret Service has advised her to remain indognito for a while.


      • Michaeline Montezinos 10:41 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        indognito…? Did you mean incognito and made a slight typing error or is this a pun I don’t understand, mistermuse? Sorry to nitpick but in the past you have pointed out ways I could improve my writing. Once it was about the placing of a comma and you were right.

        In May I will be moving to a first floor apartment instead of stair climbing up to the second floor. Does this make me a pre-resident?


    • mistermuse 11:56 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Indognito was an incognito pun, Michaeline. If you didn’t recognize it, apparently it worked, which pleases me, because I worked like a dog to think of it. ūüôā

      Sorry, I won’t address your last question, because my policy is one question per customer.


      • Michaeline Montezinos 7:35 am on February 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I recognize your pun now and it is a good one, mistermuse, Now may I ask if moving to another apartment makes me a pre-resident. Thanks for your answer if you choose to give me on, doggone it.


        • mistermuse 9:52 am on February 17, 2016 Permalink

          Michaeline, I must say you’re very dogged in your pursuit of an answer, so I will pre-sent you with an answer: yes and no. Yes, you’re a pre-resident of the apartment you’re moving to, and no, you’re not a pre-resident in terms of being homeless before you move to your pre-destination. If you don’t believe in pre-destination, I pre-sume you’re just pre-tending to move and will stay put.


    • Don Frankel 9:55 am on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Indognito is up there with the best of them. Politics is a dog eat dog world.


    • mistermuse 10:36 am on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Don, anyone who thinks a dog shouldn’t run for President hasn’t been paying attention to the GOP debates.


    • BroadBlogs 2:07 pm on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Is Ted Cruz a pre-resident?


    • mistermuse 3:45 pm on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I hope not (or, as Ted Cruz might pray re his opponents: I pray not).


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