Sippican Cottage



A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

We’re Just Like This, Only Better Looking

I couldn’t care less how cornball that was. All sublime things are sorta lame, aren’t they?

Hollywood’s sorta lost this knack. Occasionally we watch a DVD, and the mildly out-of-date coming attractions show a drunk and a hooker self destructing in a seedy motel room in Vegas while the voice over intones sonorously:

It’s the love story of our times…

My wife and I burst out laughing every time. Good luck kids. No matter what, though, don’t end up like my wife and I; what a hopeless square everyone will think you are. Behind your back, they’ll even tell your friends you probably like the Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose.

8 Responses

  1. Well, you took a shot. I applaud people that take a shot.

    Off by months, though. It’s like this every day at the Cottage. It’s sad, I know.

    aside: there’s a 3 Stooges short I adore. They’re census takers. Moe goes up to a door and rings the bell. A man answers.
    Moe: “Are you happy, or married?”

    A dish is flung from inside the house. The man ducks, without looking, and the dish breaks in Moe’s face.

    Moe takes out pen, makes a mark on his pad, and says:


  2. Well, certainly it’s the anniversary of something in the swamp.

    Btw: love, love, love, love, love Clark Gable.

  3. Being square has worked out well here for many years. Barbara is one of my favorites. Tough lady too.


  4. Barbara Stanwyck was a babe.

    Ruth Anne- In a way, the picture of Gable in there with his real wife made me a little melancholy. She bought it in a plane crash and he never got over it. I always think of that when I see him as a young man.

    But hell, they’re all mostly dead now, ain’t they?

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