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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: A-B-C, Bonnie and Clyde, , , , , , , ,   

    B C-ING YOU (NO B S) 

    What do Bonnie and Clyde do?

    What do mistermuse do?

    He posits posts you can bank on for interest, though short term in sum cases (sumtimes as little as two seconds). If you’re thinking in terms of interest that goes on and on, read The Bard or The Donald (depending on whether you’re more attuned to Bill Shakespeare or Bull Shit).

    For this particular caper, we stick up — I mean pick up — from the initial A, where our girl’s-name songs left off….this time killing two letters (B and C) with one post. For our B song, off to BONNIE SCOTLAND we go:

    As long as we B in Scotland, we might as well C in Scotland:

    OK, so CLYDE isn’t a girl’s name — not a minor detail, I confess. I am thus forced to acknowledge that selecting the ideal song isn’t as simple as A-B-C — our girl C will have to wait until my next post after all. I Be C-ing you then (Lord willing and the river don’t rise).

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC 1:46 am on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Clever intro to a clever post, Muse. I’ll pass on The Donald myself – I’m NOT interested in any more BS from him if I can possibly avoid it.

      Clyde may not be a girl’s name, but I loved the River song – especially the beautiful visuals. Thanks for sharing. C you next time.
      xx,
      mgh
      (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
      ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
      “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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      • mistermuse 5:57 am on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I thank you a wee bonnie bit and then sum, Madelyn. I too dig the River Clyde song — I’d ne’er heard it before and was glad to stumble upon it (who knew you could stumble upon a river?).

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    • Don Frankel 3:45 pm on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah I see where you got stuck with Clyde there. But maybe you could have used these guys as probably some of them are girls.

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      • mistermuse 7:28 pm on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re right, Don — even a few human “Clydes” may have started out as girls. As for the “Dale” part, remember Dale Evans (wife of Roy Rogers)? I’m pretty sure she was a girl from start to finish. (That’s intended to be humorous, is case anyone takes that seriously.)

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    • restlessjo 3:59 pm on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Aside from the violence I did enjoy the Bonnie and Clyde film. Two great characters, beautifully portrayed. 🙂 🙂

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    • mistermuse 8:20 pm on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Great characters and great film. In my opinion, the violence wasn’t gratuitous, although at the time it came out (1967), some considered it so. Of course, it pales in comparison to the violence in modern movies, but even back in the 1960s, I didn’t think it was as violent as the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO.

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    • Richard Cahill 1:29 am on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      We little Catholics weren’t permitted to see it, Sr. Muse, so I have to admit I’ve only watched cleaned-up versions on TV. Commercials, too.

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      • mistermuse 7:20 am on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Ricardo, that brings back all-but-forgotten memories of the Legion of Decency pledge renewed annually at Sunday Mass which forbid Catholics from watching movies with too much sex and/or violence (which in those days meant almost any sex or violence). As I recall, violation was under pain of mortal sin, but that just made such forbidden pleasures all the more enticing for some of us.

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  • mistermuse 9:37 pm on October 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: birth control, Bonnie and Clyde, contraception, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, , Hillary Rodham Clinton, , John Dillinger, Margaret Sanger, minimum wage,   

    MORE OF THE SAME 

    What with an absolutely perfect autumn weather weekend and much outdoor work to be done before old man winter turns old man muse into a house potato, there was hardly enough time to watch a few football games and think about what to write for my next post (this one). Therefore, I’m going to take up where my last post (October 23) left off, and go with more of the same. It just happens to be three days later, so only the date (and title) will be changed to protect the historic events of Oct. 26 from whatever difference it makes.

    1881 – The most famous gunfight in the history of the American West, the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, takes place on Oct. 26 in Tombstone, AZ, between the Earp brothers/Doc Holliday and outlaws Ike & Billy Clanton/Tom & Frank McLaury/Billy Claiborne. Though it lasts but 30 seconds, it was the stuff legends (and numerous books and movies) are made of.

    1901 – The first use of a “getaway car” follows the holdup of a shop in Paris, France. It was the stuff legends (and numerous books and movies) are made of (think Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, etc.).

    1916 – Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (distributing information on contraception), thereby elevating birth control from a sin to a crime. Almost a century later, it is still a sin to the Catholic Church….which is a “crime.”

    1947 – Hillary Rodham Clinton is born. Who?

    1949 – President Harry Truman raises minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents. Fast forward 65 years: Republicans see no reason why the average person couldn’t still live on that, as evidenced by the wages paid in foreign countries to which they favor outsourcing jobs.

    So what else is new?

     

     
    • arekhill1 9:55 am on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      The getaway car is my favorite. For thousands of years criminals had to merely run, or gallop, or goat-cart away from the scene of their crimes and nowadays they can escape in pampered luxury, and even listen to their favorite radio station as they evade the law. Another quantum leap forward in evading capture is just around the corner, I predict here–the self-driving Google getaway car!

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    • mistermuse 11:19 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      My getaway car would be a Mitsubishi Mirage. The cops wouldn’t think it’s really the getaway car.

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    • Don Frankel 8:26 am on October 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Omg Mistermuse! The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral actually took place in the lot behind the O.K. Corral alongside Fly’s Photo Studio. But that doesn’t sound so hot, so I guess we’ll stick with the O.K. Corral.

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    • mistermuse 9:14 am on October 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      ….or maybe it was just a Mirage and didn’t happen at all. Either way, it’s O.K. by me.

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  • mistermuse 2:54 pm on March 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Albert Fish, beards, Bonnie and Clyde, Clyde Barrow, dead humor, dead poets, , humorous books, Longfellow, New York bad guys, , , William "Boss" Tweed,   

    BOOKS I CAN RECOMMEND WITHOUT READING (PART TWO) 

    THE UPSIDE OF UNDERTAKING — These “hilarious stories of the dead and living that will keep you laughing for hours” include “a humorous account of a day with a mortician.” This book could obviously lighten up your day, especially if you have a fatal disease and want something to look forward to a.d. …. which leads to moi’s next selection.

    100 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU’RE DEAD — Offers “100 useful, productive and money-saving ideas for how your body could be put to use after you’ve spent your last breath.” No doubt there are people who will want to save money when they’re dead, especially if planning to have their body shipped to Cabo or Antigua instead of Purgatory for the duration, but I know of no religion that offers that choice …. unless it’s Catholic, now that Pope (“Who am I to judge?”) Francis is in charge. No doubt the Vatican Travel Bureau is conclaving some money-saving travel deals behind closed doors even as we speak.

    JERKS IN NEW YORK HISTORY: SPEAKING ILL OF THE DEAD — “Features 15 short profiles of notorious bad guys, misunderstood thinkers and other antiheroes from the history of the Empire State,” from “Boss” Tweed to Albert Fish …. presumably including Brooklyn-born bank robber Willie (“Because that’s where the money is”) Sutton. As it happens, another notorious bank robber, Clyde (“Bonnie and Clyde”) Barrow, was born on this day, March 24, though not in New York. Though the Big Apple can’t claim all the bad apples, at least Fish didn’t get away.

    POETS RANKED BY BEARD WEIGHT — “See how Whitman’s beard stacks up against Browning’s, Longfellow’s and Tennyson’s.” Longfellow’s would seem a safe bet, but perhaps length doesn’t equate with weight. Emily Dickenson lived such a reclusive life that no one knows how her’s stacks up.  And let us not forget living beards like that of yours truly — if he refuses to lose his and mistermuse’s chooses, it has miles to grow before he sleeps. His wife says it’ll be a snowy evening in hell before that happens.

     
    • Don Frankel 3:35 am on March 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Tweed did leave us Tweed’s Courthouse which is very beautiful. That’s not the one you see in the movies though. The one they always use is Surrogate’s Court which is right across the street.

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    • mistermuse 7:21 am on March 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Don – I wonder why they don’t use Tweed’s Courthouse in the movies?
      Did you know that (according to Wikipedia) Willie Sutton denied ever saying “Because that’s where the money is,” claiming a reporter made it up….though Sutton doesn’t deny he would’ve said it if he’d thought of it.

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