February 6th……….”WHEN WATCHING TV SHOWS, AS A LITTLE KID ON YOUR FARM, DID YOU THINK YOU LEARNED SOMETHING AND THEN FOUND IT WAS NOT WHAT YOU THOUGHT?”
POEM – “Gullible Garrulous Gus” by N. Elliott Noorlun
This gullible, garrulous Gus, True he was the son of Russ,
Yet, unlike Dad, This spacey lad, Had really missed the bus!
While watching childhood show, About sailors on the go,
From what they said, It got in his head, New words became his glow.
“McHale’s Navy” had a prisoner of war, Who had stumbled there upon their shore,
Though a Japanese, he was eager to please, And they loved him forevermore.
But when trouble came, Fuji felt quite lame, So to express his great dismay,
He’d blurt out loud, Within that crowd, And hollered, “OYYY VEYY!!!”
So, for days on end, I’d try to bend, Conversations to my sway,
And attempt to please, With MY Japanese, As I’d use the term, “Oyyy Veyyy!!”
My parent’s slapped their knees, In laughter high as the trees,
Cause what I didn’t know, Was the words from that show, Were NOT even Japanese!
What the writers had thought to be funny, Went over the head of this sonny,
So a major contrast, With humor to last, Made that Japanese man extra funny!
So, next time when you try to be cool, Beware lest you be the fool,
Best to check your source, You silly horse, Or you’ll be an ass of a mule!!! 😉