Thursday, April 8, 2010


“Now you've heard it advertised, don't hesitate
Don't be caught with your drawers down
Don't be caught with your drawers down
You can step right up, step right up . . .”


In The Holy Bible, the statement is made, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” But since this has nothing to do with today’s Blog post, please forget I ever mentioned it.

I visited the Blog ‘Porch Ponderings By Rae’ back on “Day-C” and found it humorous. Rae Frazier writes some funny stuffs.

But on Day-C, while writing in the post ‘Oh, Captain, My Captain’ of an upcoming cruise she’s planning to take and making reference to Gilligan’s Island, she made a disparaging remark about Mary Ann. Arlee Bird, who is the culprit behind this whole ‘Blogging A To Z April Challenge’ left a comment:

Never been on a cruise, but I hope you enjoy yours. And don't be bashing sweet Mary Ann -- she was the real heart throb of most of us men.

I came along later, supported my brother Lee, and in the process, came up with the idea for today’s Blog Bit. Here’s what I wrote:

Yeah, Arlee Bird's right!
Mary Ann: she represents a time when women were women and men were happy.

I've axed many dudes over the years the standard question: "Mary Ann or Ginger?" I'll bet that most women would guess that Ginger wins that contest, but it goes to show how little women really understand us guys. Mary Ann is the answer I've gotten about 97 or 98 times out of a hundred.

Don't believe me? Start axing men that question yourself and see who they'd prefer. It's Mary Ann in a landslide - ah gaarauntee!

In fact, this has given me a good idear. I ain't got nuttin' really worthwhile set up for the letter "G" yet so methinks I'll say, "G Is For Gilligan's Island Poll". I'll make it a Mary Ann Vs. Ginger grudge match and see if it turns out the way it always has.

Alright, I'm suddenly looking forward to the letter "G"!
Thanks for the inspiration Rae and Arlee B.

~ "Lonesome Dogg" McMe

For decades, men have been asking each other, “Mary Ann or Ginger?” If you were stuck on an island for a long period of time, which of these two would you like to be stuck with and stuck on?

Well, as stated above, my experiences show that Mary Ann has been far and away the first choice of the average man. But let’s give it another go and see if that’s still so.

In the left-hand column of this Blog I have installed a 'Gilligan’s Island Grudge Match' poll and I am going to keep it counting through April 30th. Let’s get to the bottom(s) of this issue once and for all!

This is a poll for men only. Guys, please vote, please vote only once, and please vote honestly. The choice is yours: Mary Ann or Ginger?


OK, here’s a short "poem-like thing" that I wrote in July of 1984. It’s short ‘n’ sick but, contrary to first impressions, it’s not entirely nonsensical. See if you have any idea what this might be about. I’ll provide an explanation afterwards:


. Yum. . .Yum. . .Yum.
The brain eats itself and gets sick to its stomach.

Any idea what I yam yakkin’ about there?

Well, I'll tell you: It is a brief commentary on my tendency to gorge myself on my own thoughts until I can’t stomach them anymore. Even too much of a good thing, like gin, ice cream and wild, wild women can have negative ramifications. The same with thoughts. There have been times when I have wished to escape the musings of my own nonstop mind; there have been times when I’ve wanted so badly to get completely out of my head. (And that’s usually where the Jim Beam comes in.)

Le McQuote Du Jour:
There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish; the thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have. Remember, time is short, and suddenly you're not there anymore.
~ Ghost Of Christmas Present

~ Stephen T. McCarthy
Doggtor of Semiliterate, Half-Naked Blogological Studies
Stream O’Consciousness University in Glenorglenda, Georgia

Letter Links:
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YE OLDE COMMENT POLICY: All comments, pro and con, are welcome. However, ad hominem attacks and disrespectful epithets will not be tolerated (read: "posted"). After all, this isn’t, so I don’t have to put up with that kind of bovine excrement.



Another excellent blog, so I CAN'T VOTE? LOL.
I can recall reading that comment Arlee made and wondered what he was on about.
Well it's been nearly a week that this challenge started, have you read many blogs?

Thanks for your support

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Thank you. And yes, I've been all over the place reading Blogs. I don't have as much time as some do as I have a full-time job and lots of other stuffs I gotta tend to, but I've read quite a number of Blogs in the A 2 Z Challenge and am just now starting to revisit some. I will undoubtedly get back to yours again soon. Thanks again.

Yak Later...
~ "Lonesome Dogg" McMe

Lisa said...

Great post yet again. I love your sense of humor. Weird. :)

I'd pick Mary Ann too if I was a guy. She's down to earth and real.


In response to a comment you left on my blog, since I couldn't respond by email:

"Dogs Are From Mars, Cats Are From Hell" - it's a good book; you should read it.


Fermented Cod Liver Oil? You like that stuffs? I've never even heard of "fermented" cod liver oil, but my Pa used to make me drink the unfermented variety when I was a youngster. I'm 50 now and I'm STILL burping it up. (Gag!)


I would have to agree with the book -- even without reading it! :)

I don't exactly like fermented cod liver oil, but I love what it does for my body! I don't like apple cider vinegar, either, but drink it everday. YUM...*burp* ;)

arlee bird said...

No G day would have been satisfactorally complete with mention of Gilligan's Island. I've said my part and need not say more.

Bad stuff-- Well if that's you're best poetry Yvonne's got no competition in you. But maybe that's what writings good for--to vent off all those accumulated thoughts.

And what's this full time job excuse? You should just quit so you can blog all day. Nappy can take care of you.

Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

hahaha I'm ashamed to say I was never a fan of Gilligan's Island ... so don't really know what you're talking about.

Re your brain poem: perhaps YOU'll have to try eating your brain, instead of letting it mutilate itself on it's own, and see what happens?

Maybe your brain will succumb to reverse psychology - see that you are trying to eat it, hence try to defend itself. It's worth a try innit?

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Weird LISA ~
Hey, thanks!
You could have replied in the comment section of your Blog - I would have returned to find it.

That book doesn't really exist (as you probably guessed); I just came up with that title. But maybe I should write it. There might be a market for it.

Just say "No" to Cod Liver Oil - yuck!
But I also hit the Apple Cider Vinegar, when I think of it.
And I love the Bragg's Liquid Aminos - Mmmm... even better than soy sauce.
But the one thing I take every day - "religiously!" - is my granular Lecithin. That's the one health food store item that I totally swear by. I don't know how I'll die, but it won't be by heart attack or stroke!

rLEE-b ~
No, you're right, Yvonne has no competition from me.
But quit my job? Then what would I do for building character? That's the only reason I go, you know.

Oh, I have no control over my brain. And as dumb as it is, I still could never outsmart it. :o)

And no reason to be ashamed that you don't like Gilligan's Island; it's nearly as stupid as TV gets. I'm no fan of the show either, but I was exposed to it often growing up, and the whole "Mary Ann or Ginger" question is almost a part of American culture. It's a question nearly on par with "Who's your favorite Beatle?" (Me? I'm no Beatle fan, but George was the coolest of the four.)

~ "Lonesome Dogg" McMe