Vol.2..Norwegian Farmer’s Son..February 6th

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

Poor Elliott is STILL a Gus! 😉

This gullible, garrulous Gus, True he was the son of Russ,

Yet, unlike Dad, This spacey lad, Had really missed the bus!

One of Elliott’s favorite TV shows. Fuji is in white, lower left.

While watching childhood show, About sailors on the go,

From what they said, It got in his head, New words became his glow.

Fuji, even though a Japanese prisoner, was part of McHale’s “family”

“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.

Fuji said, “Oyyy Veyyy!!!” when he was in trouble.

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!!!”

“Gullible Gus” (alias Elliott) is on left, in 1962, at the time of thinking “Oyyy Veyy” was Japanese! 😉

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!!”

Elliott’s family had a good laugh about what he THOUGHT was Japanese.

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!

“Oyyy Veyyy” is actually from the Yiddish/Jewish language.

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!

Elliott was blushing big time!!! 😉

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!!! 😉

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