Comments: Relationships and Bones' World

Marching to a different beet.

Ma says her dad loved popeye... The black and white ones, because he died in the '30s. I've heard rumors that in popeye's mumbling back in the day, they'd drop in swear words.

Posted by K-nine at January 18, 2011 09:36 PM

Bones. My beetnik. I realized today how much of our conversations occur in the kitchen or while around food. It's that teenage boy think that Carl was talking about in one of my posts... that relationship with boys and food. I think that's all the do... eat.

I'm going to look for the old black and white ones...

Posted by Bou at January 18, 2011 10:46 PM

Bou- It was customer apprciation day at Publix!!! Every Publix was giving away tons of samples. Too funny! It was the highlight of our 92 year old Uncle Joe's day too! haha

Posted by jd at January 18, 2011 10:55 PM


I shall break it to you now, the food thing doesn't end with the teen years. My kids were out at a bar one night buying dinner. My son ordered a hamburger and fries, I have no idea what my daughter got. They brought the food. Then, as my daughter tells it...

"Mom, the waitress walked off to get the ketchup. She didn't do anything else, just went to get the ketchup from the kitchen and come back to the table because our table had none. She walked up with it and looked at your son's plate and said... Well, I did bring this back for your burger. Where is your burger?

Mom - he had eaten the entire thing and it was BIG! AND he was almost done with his fries!"

I think we'll be laughing about that for years.

Posted by Teresa at January 18, 2011 11:42 PM

Do you have a vhs player? I'm pretty sure we have an old b&w popeye you can borrow.

Posted by vwbug at January 19, 2011 06:29 AM

... my goodness..... I still can't get over the Marijuana Trench.....

Posted by Eric at January 19, 2011 06:46 AM

Here's an early popeye (puports to be the first, but I don't know). I think he's been in the marijuana trench.


Posted by K-nine at January 19, 2011 08:49 AM

Are you sure Bones doesn't need hearing aids? If you're missing the high notes, you miss the consonants, which are what make you understand the words, as in "no" vs. "go."

If the kids like food samples, don't take them to Sam's or Costco, they'll go nuts. I think some folks go to those stores just to nosh their way around and get a free meal!

Posted by George P at January 19, 2011 10:25 AM

I'm laughing at 'Sayonara Razor Blades'. One of those multi-purpose products.


Posted by Jean at January 19, 2011 05:39 PM

I'm with Eric. OMG! Too funny!

Posted by Lemon Stand at January 19, 2011 09:30 PM

Knine- OK, that was awesome. I had no idea that Betty Boop was in the first Popeye. And I have decided that Chuck Norris WISHES he could be Popeye!

George- They do hearing tests at school. I think he's OK, but it's a thought. I think if he had hearing problems, he'd not be pitch perfect when he sings... there is that. I think he really is trying to assimilate. A Mariana is nothing. Marijuana... well, we know what that is! Cyanide is not a word to him... but he's heard Sayonara. (Go figure...) My teenager would love eating through Sams!

JD- We walked into Publix today and he was so disappointed!!! I think he wanted it to be appreciation WEEK.

Jean- Oh! Get your Sayonara Razor Blades when you purchase one set of Gingko Knives!

Teresa- Boys and their food. Holy cats. They're like vaccuums! I can't believe your son didn't get heartburn!

VW- We can get them on youtube, evidently. I'll have to show Bones. It'll be something else for him to mimic... (Great)

Eric and Lemonstand- Yeah, I'm not letting him forget about the Marijuana Trench. And Lord only knows what I'm going to get googled for now.

Posted by Bou at January 19, 2011 10:05 PM

Was the trip to the store AFTER the visit to the Marijuana Trench? 'Cuz that trip will make you hungry for sure! ;)

Between that and the Sayonara Razor Blades ... as a friend of mine would say, your son is a "caution"!

I've got one for you. This one was from our oldest son (when he was very young): First Bat Piss Church. Yes, the First Baptist Church is down the hill from our house, and the boy could read, but somehow he didn't make the connection between his ears and his eyes.

Posted by PeggyU at January 20, 2011 02:05 AM

The Marijuana Trench is where the other kids from Scenic Hills hung out remember?

Posted by P'cola Titan at January 20, 2011 11:06 PM

That Bones. He'll either be President or the next Jeffrey Dahmer. I doubt there will be an inbetween. Grab hold and hang on! It's going to be quite a ride!

Posted by Peter at January 20, 2011 11:38 PM

What? He didn't hear Popeye sing, "I'm strong to the finach, 'cause I eats me spinach, I'm Popeye the sailor man. Toot! Toot!"

Posted by Denny at January 21, 2011 11:20 PM