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Fading into Bolivian

April 25, 2022

Over at the Ragtag Daily Prompt the word for today is MUSTARD

A good chunk of my sense of humor is made up of malapropisms and puns and was formed and fueled from watching television as a kid. Malapropisms and puns from Slip Mahoney, Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers and cartoons like Rocky and Bullwinkel. And I suppose I should toss in cheesy rhymes thanks to Underdog.

So, when I was younger, so much younger than today, I had a friend named Howard and Howard and I had a lot of jokes like kids do (Hey, wanna hear a dirty joke? Ok. Two pigs fell in the mud!) and one of them was whenever we heard the word mustard, we would reply to whoever was within earshot, “Mustard, but I’m constipated.”

<Insert laughter here>

After a loss to champion Lennox Lewis on June 8, 2002, a beaten and swollen-faced Mike Tyson was asked by a reporter where he would go from here. “I don’t know, man. I might just fade into Bolivian.”

And if it matters, in the mustard vs. ketchup on a hotdog debate, I come down on the ketchup side.

Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hotdog.” Dirty Harry Callahan.

And it’s always Heinz.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2022 12:12 pm

    In high school, my friends and I got loads of laughs over saying “Stoned Wheat Thins” in as many weird, stoner ways our innocent young minds could imagine.
    Crickets chirping.

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  2. April 25, 2022 12:12 pm

    There are other brands? 😉

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