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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Andrews Sisters, , birth certificate, Cabaret, , illegal aliens, Joel Grey, Kardashians, , , , Paul the apostle, , , the buck stops here,   


    Money is the root of all evil.

    Some people–especially the biblically grounded–say the above admonition dates back to the apostle Paul’s first letter to the Kardashians….specifically, Timothy (Kardashian). But said name (“Tim” for short) was changed to “Kim” early on because Tim wasn’t Tiny for long (plus, “Tim” was obviously an inappropriate name for someone of her gender). Or maybe “Kimothy” was misspelled “Timothy” on the birth certificate, and the error went unnoticed until the day they had to furnish proof she wasn’t an illegal alien. Whatever.

    But if we can’t believe the bible, what then? For the record, my sources have uncovered this more likely origin for MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, first recorded by The Andrews Sisters and sung on the 1940s Blue (radio) Network (other researchers put their money on the Green Network, but that’s a source of a different color):

    I must admit the song isn’t nitpickingly accurate. The correct admonition is The love of money is the root of all evil. This does put a whole different spin on the sin, the point being that you can screw who you will for wealth, and, so long as you don’t love it–so long as you can say, “Up yours!”, your affairs are strictly money business.

    And so we come to the point in the proceedings where, having run out of my own pearls of profundity to pad the post, I turn to what others have to say (and sing) on the subject:

    Business is the art of extracting money from another man’s pocket without resorting to violence. –Max Amsterdam

    It’s money. I remember it from when I was single. –Billy Crystal

    A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money. –Everett Dirksen, former U.S. Senator

    It may be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven, but it’s easy for him to get on the church board of trustees. –Evan Esar

    Women prefer men who have something tender about them — especially the legal kind. –Kay Ingram

    A fool and his money are soon elected. –Will Rogers

    Cocaine is God’s way of saying you’re making too much money. –Robin Williams

    And with that, the buck stops here.

    • Paul Sunstone 12:22 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      “Give me control of a nation’s money, and I care not who makes its laws.” Whether or not Nathan Rothschild actually said that is disputed, but what cannot be disputed is that whoever controls a nation’s money is positioned to rule that nation.

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      • mistermuse 6:51 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Now that you mention it, I think you’re right — our nation’s wives do control the money (not to mention their husbands).

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    • scifihammy 3:33 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      haha An entertaining post. 🙂

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    • masercot 5:50 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Boy, do I love the Andrews sisters. First spotted them in the Abbott and Costello movies. The big blonde is my favorite…

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      • mistermuse 7:00 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I do remember the Andrews in an A & C movie, but (without looking it up) I don’t remember which one (maybe more). The blond Andrews was Patti, the lead singer who, as I recall, continued to sing on her own after the sister act disbanded. I have a number of their old 78 rpm records in my collection.

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        • masercot 8:11 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink

          Well, just to fill in that one gap in your knowledge: The movie was called “Buck Privates”. They did both “Boogie Woogie Bugle-boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”. I love the choreography of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”…

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        • mistermuse 12:44 pm on August 1, 2018 Permalink

          Thanks, Charlie. It’s been a long time since I saw that movie, but I do have both those songs on record.

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    • calmkate 6:35 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      If money is the cause of all evil then why do churches keep asking for it? But love your quotes …. am expecting payment for this praise 😉
      The Andrew sisters isn’t playing for me … might be an issue this end.

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      • mistermuse 7:17 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I offer this payment–another quote, this one by Freud:
        “When someone criticizes me, I can defend myself, but against praise I am defenseless.”
        I trust you’ll accept it, because you wouldn’t want to take advantage of a poor defenseless muse, now, would you, Kate?

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    • arekhill1 11:16 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too. –Steve Martin

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      • mistermuse 11:55 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Love the quote, Ricardo. Who doesn’t want a fur sink, an electric dog polisher, and a gasoline powered turtleneck sweater? But I think Steve could’ve done a lot better than a $300 pair of socks — in fact, I have a $600 pair of socks I’d be willing to sell him for $1,200 just to let him feel like he got his money’s worth.

        P.S. And, if he acts now, I’ll wear them for a week and ship them unwashed so they smell good.


    • Don Frankel 4:50 pm on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Muse, I may be wrong but I thought Paul wrote his letters to these guys.


      • mistermuse 7:01 pm on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Don, scholars say Paul wrote letters to the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Colossians, Philippians, Thessalonians, and of course the Kardashians, but they don’t mention The Coronets. If Paul did write to The Coronets, the letters must have got lost in the mail.


    • chattykerry 2:43 pm on August 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Gosh, I love the way you wound the bible around the Kardashians, the Andrews Sisters and Robin Williams. Excellent post – there should be award for this type of thinking!

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    • mistermuse 4:48 pm on August 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, Kerry — comments like yours are my award. 🙂

      By the way, I had to work “Timothy” into the post as well, because “money is the root of all evil” is actually from Paul’s first letter to Timothy (though I can’t say for sure that Timothy’s last name was Kardashian). 🙂 🙂


    • ESP 1:47 am on August 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      came here from potato blog, and find this as entertaining as it was claimed to be. following for more.

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    • America On Coffee 1:43 pm on August 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply


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    • mlrover 5:43 pm on August 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, it’s the “love of money” not the dinero itself. Creepy, amoral and wordy Any Rand misquoted that Scripture passage to justify her weirdness. She had Frisco blabbing on for pages and pages about it in Atlas Shrugged. As if everyone at a party is going to stand around and listen to anyone that long. OK, the guy was supposed to be handsome and rich. Still no excuse to cram her twisted philosophy into melodramatic narrative. My poly sic sister called Rand a social monster. Gee, who does that remind me of…orange and has never read the constitution he vowed to protect.

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      • mistermuse 6:33 pm on August 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        If Rand and Trump are alike (except that Trump couldn’t write a coherent thought, much less a novel), it’s a good thing only one of them is still alive.

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  • mistermuse 9:54 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Andrews Sisters, C notes, , Cindy, , , , , ,   

    C NOTES 

    In American slang, C notes are $100 bills. In this, the third in our song series of girl’s names in alphabetical order, C notes are the sound of music recalling the Cins of our past….such as this scintillating folk song sung by Johnny Cash (sharing credit with Cave):

    From toe-tapping folk song to glass-slippered fairy tale, Cin is transported 78 rpm, perchance to dance with a smitten Prince Charming imploring her….

    When the two sisters returned from the ball, Cinderella asked if they had been well diverted, and if the fine lady had been there. They told her: Yes, but that she hurried away immediately when it struck twelve, and with so much haste that she dropped one of her little glass slippers, the prettiest in the world, which the King’s son had taken up; that he had done nothing but look at her all the time at the ball, and that most certainly he was very much in love with the beautiful person who owned the glass slipper.

    And so you see, young ladies, all you need is a fairy tale fairy godmother and you too can meet a Prince of a fella!



    • Garfield Hug 10:42 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Ya right! My prince is rather lost haha😂💕😂

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      • mistermuse 11:02 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Have you tried the LOST AND FOUND? Someone may have turned him in and he’s just waiting to be claimed (if you don’t mind ‘seconds’)! 🙂


        • Garfield Hug 11:07 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink

          Hmm LOST & FOUND….🤔? Seconds…😂😂Now I have to find the fella??😣

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        • mistermuse 2:13 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink

          I was thinking of your giving Mr. Ex a second chance after you lost him the first time, but that would probably make Garfield jealous….and why give a loser a second chance when Garfield is a winner who appreciates you? 🙂


    • Richard Cahill 10:46 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I remain envious of your foreknowledge of your post subjects for the next 23 weeks, Sr. Muse. I wander in the wilderness from day to day myself. But I rest secure in my faith that Trump will provide.

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      • mistermuse 1:56 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Ricardo, but I’m just taking ’em one post at a time without looking too far ahead, because at some point a letter is going to give me a hard time, and I don’t think Trump is going to provide any song help until the letter T, for which he has provided daughter Tiffany, which I will avoid using even if she invites me to breakfast.


    • Carmen 2:56 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Well, here’s one person (nowhere near a princess, I might add) whose name begins with the right letter and has already met a Prince of a fella – you, Mister Muse!!

      *and on that note, I must ‘sign off’ for the next couple of months, as me and my #1 ‘Prince’ (the one with the tarnished crown) are going off to see a couple of the daughters . . .you take care while I’m away, hear?? 😉

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      • mistermuse 6:08 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not so sure I’m a Prince of a fella,
        But I know that Carmen is bella bella.
        Bella means beautiful, in Italian they say,
        But in any language or place, bella bella you stay.
        So have a great trip over land and sea….
        I know when you return, bella bella you’ll still be.


        • Carmen 6:22 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink

          Awww. . . you just got elevated to KINGly status, and a more marvellous poem I can’t muster, mister! 🙂

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    • Don Frankel 11:17 am on October 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Or a King Muse. I got curious about songs with the name Cindy in them and found this one.

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      • mistermuse 5:12 pm on October 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Don, this strikes me as Elvis putting his own spin and style on the folk song CINDY sung in my post clip by Johnny Cash & Nick Cave. The lyrics are different, but ‘re-working’ the song wasn’t a problem because old folk songs are in the public domain — therefore I don’t have a problem with it either, although I’m not a big Elvis fan (a few songs excepted). In any case, I appreciate your time and trouble.


    • moorezart 12:24 pm on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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      • mistermuse 4:18 pm on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        You are Commendable beyond Compare, sir.
        A veritable saint, I do declare, sir.
        To wish for more, I do not dare, sir….
        Except I hope your readers will care, sir.



  • mistermuse 5:03 pm on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Andrews Sisters, , Crowfoot, famous last words, , Lady Astor, last words   


    I’ve done a post or two in the past on humorous and/or famous epitaphs, but there’s a quote and a song that remind us that famous (and not so famous) last words aren’t always written in stone:

    “I’ll show you that it won’t shoot.” –Johnny Ace, R&B singer (died playing with a pistol in 1954)

    So this post will pay its respects to the utter-ly unchiseled last words of a sampling of those who have gone before us….and may those who died at the hands of axe murderers and body hackers rest in pieces.

    Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. –Somerset Maugham

    This is no way to live. –Groucho Marx

    They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance. –John Sedgwick (Union general just before being killed by Confederate sharpshooter during U. S. Civil War)

    If this is dying, I don’t think much of it. –Lytton Strachey

    I knew it! I knew it!  Born in a hotel room and, goddamn it, dying in a hotel room. –Eugene O’Neill (died in a Boston hotel at age 65)

    Good. A woman who can fart is not dead. –Louise-Marie-Therese de Saint Maurice (upon passing gas as she lay dying)

    Am I dying, or is this my birthday? –Lady Astor (awakening on her deathbed to find her family gathered at her bedside)

    Why not? After all, it belongs to him. —Charlie Chaplin (to a priest’s “May the Lord have mercy on your soul” while giving the last rites)

    Oh God! Here I go. –Max Baer (former heavyweight boxing champion)

    What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. –Crowfoot

    • Don Frankel 5:47 pm on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      One good turn deserves another Muse.


    • mistermuse 6:12 pm on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      ….or you could say, “One good TUNE deserves another.” If I recall correctly, MISS OTIS REGRETS is by Cole Porter, so it could hardly not be a good tune. Good find, Don.


    • Joseph Nebus 9:52 pm on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t help wondering if Groucho had thought out his words ahead of time, or if it was a spontaneous line. It’s so perfectly crafted.


    • mistermuse 10:46 pm on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I wouldn’t put it past Groucho to have thought of it ahead of time….speaking of whom, the quote which struck me as most Groucho-like was Lady Astor’s. Unfortunately, some of her other traits were not up to the level of her wit.


    • arekhill1 9:09 am on May 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Samuel Upham had been a professor at Drew Theological Seminary for years and as he lay dying, friends gathered about. The question arose as to whether he was still living or not. Someone advised, “Feel his feet. No one ever died with warm feet.” Dr. Upham opened an eye and said, “Joan of Arc did.”


    • mistermuse 9:31 am on May 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Love it….col (chortled out loud)! Joan turned out to be one hot broad.

      BTW, I’d just learned that the word “chortle” was invented by Lewis Carroll from “chuckle” and “snort,” so I couldn’t resist using it above. One can never know too much trivia.


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