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  • mistermuse 1:02 am on August 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Lazy Bones, Leon Redbone, Relax, Relaxation Day, Take It Easy,   


    Today being RELAXATION DAY, I’m of a mind to put as little effort into this post as possible. Now that I think of it, I should probably stop right here….but then, how could I relax, knowing I’d short-changed my countless faithful followers. After all, our President never ceases to model being a ‘word’-class genius, so who am I to act less nobly than he — am I not duty-bound to follow his lead, even if I have to hold my nose? Of course snot.

    In any case, let us proceed….to RELAX:

    Well, that looked more like an example of do as they sing, not as they do. Here’s something a bit more in the spirit of the day:

    Now that we’ve boned up on how to properly relax, we can truly….

    But just in case you’re still not at ease with taking it easy today, I suggest that this demonstration of the lotus position warts — I mean, warrants — serious consideration (if you’re so inclined):


    Now that’s what I call a croaker who knows how to croak — I mean,       relax     .

  • mistermuse 12:12 am on August 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bond, , , , Ian Fleming, , Lazy Bones, , ,   


    On August 8, a piece was posted on SWI (Speak Without Interruption) titled 60+ Years of James Bond (007), which reminded me of a poem I’d posted on SWI a few years back. Today being the 50th anniversary of the death of Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming (5/28/08–8/12/64), it occured to me to revise and re-publish the poem here — especially considering that it was one of many posts purged in the SWI meltdown almost a year ago and no longer appears there.

    According to Wikipedia, in the beginning Fleming envisaged that Bond would resemble [in appearance] the composer, singer and actor Hoagy Carmichael….therefore, as an “extra added attraction” (and as postscript to my previous post TODAY CAN SPEAK FOR ITSELF), the poem will be followed by a Soundies film of Hoagy singing his composition Lazy Bones.


    Dames bond.
    Dames bond in order to bond.
    In order to relate (secrets?).
    To navigate their pain.
    To celebrate broad-based gain.
    To advocate and proclaim.
    To concentrate their aim.
    To do what guys have done.

    Guys bond.
    Guys bond in order to do.
    To do what guys have to do.
    To play at war.
    To play the game(s).
    To play (or not) the dames —
    Dames bound to bond James?
    Hold on.

    The guy who loved me
    Is a spy — it’s in the book.
    You know the One who wrote the Book?
    Revelation. Plot twist.
    You only think you know the One.
    The One whose agents are everywhere.
    The One whose clues lead nowhere.
    It’s all so mysterious, so indecipherable.
    How does it all end?

    P.S.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXvX56WjhvY



    • arekhill1 10:33 am on August 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Your words leave me shaken, not stirred.


    • mistermuse 1:25 pm on August 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I apologize, not apollogize (note to others: that’s an inside joke that I probably should’ve left out).


    • Don Frankel 1:32 am on August 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I always find it ironic that the only things left from the Roman Empire are the ballpark and the Vatican. I guess the only thing left of the British Empire is James Bond.


    • mistermuse 7:03 am on August 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Well, the British still have kings and queens, but then, so do decks of cards. There’s probably a good joke in there involving a House of Cards, but I’m not wide awake enough yet to deal with it.


  • mistermuse 6:15 am on August 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: August 10 is LAZY DAY, Lazy Bones, , , lazy songs,   





    • Don Frankel 9:48 am on August 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I’ll have to have a lazy day today and quite a few more for awhile. But everything is progressing well. I got the book and just started it. They are making 3Godfathers. Thanks a lot. I’ve got a lot of time on my hands. I can only watch so much TV.


      • mistermuse 11:02 am on August 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Glad you got the Harry Carey Jr. book sooner than expected to help occupy your convalescent time. You may recall that my July 29 post also mentioned John Huston’s bio. Of course, John’s father, Walter, was a great actor, but did you know that Harry Carey Jr.’s father was also a famous actor (mostly in silent Westerns) who starred in John Ford’s first feature film, STRAIGHT SHOOTING, in 1918?


    • Don Frankel 8:52 am on August 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I know about Harry Carey Sr. That’s why they always accentuate the Jr. for his son. He’s also the guy who buys the steers from Montgomery Clift in Red River.


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