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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Wed May 09, 2018 9:10 am



An online hero, drumming to Grand Funk RAILROAD. It doesn't get any hipper than that.
I cracked the dashboard in every car I owned, drumming to this stuff in the days that were.
I suggest go to this guy's channel and be changed by his tribute to Donny Brewer and Grand Funk!!

















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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Fri May 11, 2018 12:05 am

I just re-read this whole blog. I see that I bought a guitar and amp four years ago, and then for two years instead of playing it I just researched and amassed better stuff. Well, scumbag 'friend' kaiboshed the jamming plans, and I really did need better stuff. But it took four arduous years to get it, during which time, I didn't have it yet, so I couldn't do much but tough it out.

I figured at the start it'd be understandable to not bother because it would take so long, but then I thought the time will go by whether I get stuff or not, and if I don't get the stuff, all I'll have done instead is eat better and flush the money down the toilet.

Anyway, at least I've been about music in SOME way in recent years. It is after all authentic me. I have NOTHING ELSE going on.

I also notice myself alternating between facing hard reality, and making hopeful plans. But I'm tired now. I really am. I will be 60 in a year and I haven't got the energy any more to do all I speak of.

I suppose I've got to do SOMETHING with myself though. And I do like the idea of Saturday morning comedy writing sessions with some new smart funny musical friends. And I like the idea of a game night each week too.

It'd be okay to play an open mic weekly.

And I can dabble online with comedy somehow (you can see me doing sketch comedy here with all these fake member accounts (oh, it's true, everyone here is me, and I write all the dialogue....and that IS sketch comedy, done somehow).

I sure would have liked to be part of life with it though.

But I really am tired. And this is what's left of me.
Me and Captain Meow watching TV, laying on the couch, is all I really do (other than shop and do laundry).
I have no money, no car, no friends, no family, and no energy to care.
And that's ALL the life I live now.  Everything else I speak of is just that: stuff I speak of.


But we'll see what develops during the next year.  Suspect  


The stuff is all gotten finally. Things can ensue now, if they ever will.


I want to play piano, and be funny..
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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Fri May 11, 2018 12:14 pm



The thing with drumming is it appeals to both the animal and the intellectual simultaneously.
We are cavemen, banging rhythmically with sticks. And there is joy.
But we are also an intellectual capacity to perceive the ludicrousness of the situation
and burst into spontaneous laughter no one gets. And so drummers are taken as weird. But I tell you:
no greater joy have I had than to be so fully stimulated, my whole being, all facets at once.





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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Sun May 13, 2018 1:22 pm


Someone told me if you never miss any sleep, your immune system will stay optimal and you can
go years without catching a cold.  Well, I haven't had one in 8 years. This week however... Crying or Very sad

I'd like to point out to anyone who imagines I have money somehow:
it took me 11 years to get what I have, and I had to go without the following things,
to free up the nickels to do it over a very long-term & deprived saving period:


NO CAR

NO CABLE

NO OKAY FOOD
(I am not in good health)

NO RELATIONSHIP

NO GOING OUT

NO PIZZA

NO NOSE TISSUES

(use tp, tissues cost $8 a month)

and NO FRIENDS

(that one was unintended)


I wanted to get whatever things I might need,
to have something to do in my last years,
before the republicunts take it all away
so I have to go cuddle a storm drain for warmth
so that billionaires don't have to pay taxes.

You know how it upsets me
to imagine any billionaire having to suffer
because he cant get billions more
because people with can money won't hand it over.



Someone who keeps fluffy idealism where excuses go
told me
people chose their lives
because we live multiple lives
and need things to be certain ways
so we can learn each lifetime's lessons.

Whadda buncha crap!


So I CHOSE to be poor and hobbled?
Well I sure am a good choser, eh?
Want me to chose some things for you?
Okay. I chose warts and rectal leakage and... oh, you said no?

Oh.

That's probably a good choice.







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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Sun May 13, 2018 4:32 pm

So.. I let me have NOTHING for a decade, just to get a couple shirts and a stick of furniture. But I've finished that painful trek, and freed up some nickels to eat better and go somewhere occasionally now. To that end, I haven't had cable in a long time, so when I noticed Amazon sells DVD sets cheap, I ordered some Mel Brooks and Leslie Nielson movies...and the original 1931 Frankenstein, just to see what inspired a guy to make the comic masterpiece "Young Frankenstein". It had Boris Karloff as "the monster" (yea, the monster wasn't named Frankenstein, the scientist was). I seem to recall they cast him adrift on an iceberg at the end, when they couldn't bring themselves to kill him..but I didn't see that in the first movie (SPOILER: the townspeople burn him to death in a windmill). BUT there were sequels, and I got them as a set, and also the book so I can read the author's original intent. Anyway, so I got a blu-ray player...and Lost In Space to watch on it. (What a nice picture!) I'm already quite sick of being threatened by the FBI every time I plug in a disc though. In fact I'll be going back to just watching you tube. It's too annoying to be forced to sit through being threatened by some random assholes calling themselves some magic name, as if it gives them a right to threaten me  every day. I also resent having to click away 20 ads before I can see what I bought, when what I payed for was to avoid that. Fuckers. I miss the old Democrat party. They never would have allowed predatory destruction of our cool stuff like this. And you people are all assholes for letting them get away with it, so now I have to put up with it.



Ere. Get some of this in your gob, bastards.




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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Thu May 24, 2018 1:41 pm


Little things...

I ordered a Casio CGP-700 piano, and a Sennheiser mic & stand. It arrives June 6.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

You know what Captain Meow says?
Nothing, he's a cat. Cats can't talk.
Besides, you could hardly call HIS political opinions talk!
 Shocked


I should e-mail Johnetta Smith today.
I spoke to her about willing my music instruments to the school she teaches at,
but I never got back to her. I have worked on it. I found out I can make a will for free.
And I spoke with a funeral home, to see if the state would seize my stuff
even though it's willed away legally, if I don't make "final arrangements".
This was that funeral home that took the Marathon bomber (yes, really)...
but I figured he'd be cheap, and they said $2025 to incinerate me, no funeral.
He also said the state WOULD NOT seize my assets.
I have no family or friends or money. Just a guitar and such I want the kids to get,
rather than the undeserving landlord. The problem with getting back to Johnetta is
I have to appoint an Executor of my will and I literally have NO ONE I can appoint.
No family, no friends. At the least, I'd have to name Johnetta as my emergency contact, so
if I end up in the hospital, she'd get notified and can come get stuff. But that arrangement  
necessitates giving her a key. And I shouldn't give a near-stranger a key.
And the landlord is an asshole and would give her flack, especially if I
left her to be let in by him. So I don't yet know how to get this done.
I might just have to leave her a will and emergency contact status
and hope she can handle asshole Arthur somehow. It's either that
or just give her the stuff myself, when I become unable enough.
That's not a fool proof plan though, I could die suddenly.

Oh, and on that, I've decided I'd like to go peacefully
in my sleep, like my grandfather did -
not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.

Surprised

Just sayin'.


I saw a racoon on my porch last night.
I had seen him previously and thought he was a big rat.
So this is better.

He seemed quite friendly. People must be feeding him.
I think he goes in the cellar for warmth.
Advice I got is don't corner him if I see him. Lol.



I want to post my originals here. 27 of them to start.
But they need to be copywritten. I'll have to find out how.



When I got sick recently, I had no cold medicine
and went to Amazon to order some. By the time it arrived
I no longer needed it, but I couldn't help notice I had
"food shopped when hungry" (oh, I ordered A LOT!)
It all looked very very good, at the time!  Very Happy

(Next time I get sick, it's party time!!!)

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Re: Charlie's World

Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Fri May 25, 2018 2:26 pm




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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Thu May 31, 2018 12:32 pm


My mother grew up in World War II England, while the Germans were bombing. They moved a lot to escape it, but the bombing would move and they'd be in danger again. To decide where to move to, they'd take turns wearing "the blindfold' and jab a map with a hat pin. They'd sell the family piano to afford the move, then once they got settled in, buy a new one.  Mum didn't get a whole lot of education because she was never in one same school long. At 17 she managed to get in Ivy Benson's All Girl Orchestra, as a trombonist. It was a Swing Band, you know like Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey. It was the 40's. That's what modern music was at the time. And Ivy Benson's was all women, because it was frowned on for women to be allowed to play music back then, so they started their own band which traveled Europe offering soldiers some feminine charm with their tunes, and bingo - marketing. They got to play. Ivy used to tell the girls to play hard like a man. Don't be dainty and apologetic about it. They were a serious Swing Band of the time. They made a record and appeared in a movie. Mum used to get fan mail, and towards the end of her life, the BBC came to America just to put her in a documentary about it. She had some interesting stories to tell, of life on the road, in that time.

But I'm ahead of myself. The story here was just the way her family kept selling their piano, and then getting another. I grew up hearing how you have to clean house before the new piano arrives. Indeed, we got a piano at some point, and out came the mops and buckets.

So my piano will arrive June 6. I cleaned the living room and porch yesterday. Today I have to finish the bedroom, closet and kitchen. Then the bathroom tomorrow, and it'll be done. I get tired though at 58. I'd rather watch a funny movie and eat something yummy right now, than scrub things and breath heavy.

Captain Meow says it's okay to eat and watch some TV first, but then the heavy breathing for sure. Slave driver. Suspect





Arriving Wednesday!

(and a new Sennhesier mic to go with it)




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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:08 pm


The fireplace area I picked to put it...





Cleaned and ready...





The Sennheiser mic to go with it...





My piano!






With bench and sheet stand...








Captain Meow approves!




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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:38 am


The Frankenstein movies I ordered were brilliant.
I never imagined they'd be more than just dumb
old black & white movies, but holy crap.
They restored these films so nicely.
And the movies themselves...See them!

The first film surprises you because every Frankenstein's
monster you've ever seen doesn't compare to Boris Karloff's
face. It's special. And then he actually KILLS the little girl
which leaves your mouth agape, as the towns people
become enraged and burn him to death in a windmill.
This is NOT the tame old movie you'd expect.

In movie 2 (Bride Of Frankenstein) we see sci-fi elements.
The scientist meets another scientist who's working on the
same thing, but he grows his people in a bottle,
and he shows them, and the movie is great!

And then movie 3 (Son Of Frankenstein)...wow.
It's actually 30's Sci-Fi, in glorious blu-ray.
In the era of Art Deco architecture,
it was filmed with bright spots and shadows, and diagonal lines
(even if the architecture had to be changed to create them).
In the walls are those hallways that get smaller as they go.
And in the town: cool looking houses you'd never see in real life.
It's visually stunning. And the story keeps your rapt attention.

From there (the set has all 8 original Frankenstein movies)
I found movie 4 to be "just an old b & w film".
It, and movies 5, 6 & 7, are the ones Boris Karloff refused to do
He said, after the third movie, that the story had been played out,
and he was right. But the movie company saw profit in rehashing it.
And they did so repeatedly, each time adding more monsters to the cast,
to lure kids into the theaters...so you ended up with movies that ridiculously
had the Wolf Man and Dracula and Frankenstein all in one movie.
And they'd even advertise the "mad scientist" and the "hunchback" as part of the
circus type attractions cast. I got tired of the whole thing during movie 5, 6 & 7.
And then movie 8 is Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein, which was actually okay.

But I'm telling you -->the first three movies, wowee!
Well worth the admission price to see historic film greatness beautifully restored.

Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven




The cover of King's X's 1989 album, 'Gretchen Goes To Nebraska'
is an artistic embellishment of a bit of scenery in the 1939 movie, Son Of Frankenstein.




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Oh, and you want to see a good Dracula (a comedy)?
SEE Mel Brooks "Dead and Loving It", with Leslie Nielson! YES!!  Very Happy

Also really cool visual stuff was the 1993 Dracula with Anthony Hopkins.
(because, if you haven't got money to throw around carelessly, you can always go to Amazon
and just avoid the brand new movies, and you'll find some amazing good shit for cheap!)


And you DO know you need to see Mel Brooks' "Young Frunkensteen", right?
(You must, or else Trump will start making sense to you, and you'll start
watching wrestling, and thinking Jerry Springer is intellectually stimulating.)

--> SEE Mel Brooks'  Young Frankenstein!!

(AND  Blazing Saddles.)

(AND  The Jerk.)

(AND  Dead and Loving It.)

Get those four great comedies. Laugh. Feel better. Thank me later.

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Oh and on the subject of "How the hell do they make crystal clear blu-rays
out of old grainy movies from long ago?"... I got JAWS on blu-ray and oh man...
for just $8 you get a STUNNING good print of that must-have classic, plus deleted scenes,
a couple documentaries, discussion tracks and more! (the extras). And I'm saying you really
GET A LOT for eight bucks now, when it comes to a movie!  Or that is, you do, when you find
out what's involved in making a film with lines and dirt spots and a muffly sound track beautiful again.
(They go through it ONE frame at a time!)  Wow. This is one of the few places in life now, where you
really get something for your money. Don't miss it!  ....  Of course, now I'm gonna have to get Jaws III
( I got I, II and IV. I skipped III because I remember it as a REALLY cheezy "3D", but...well, I gotta
find out what happened to the Chief (he died of fright, the wife says in movie 4). ... And WHY is Jaws so
significant you may ask (if you're saddeningly uninitiated and ignorant of one of the great things in life)?
Well, because see what I just said. And SEE THE MOVIE!!!!  It's $8 You cant even get a pack of butts for $8.

(Alright, I'll give you a little more: Jaws was a young Steven Spielberg making his mark,
stringing scenes together that are both thriller and comedy (yep, comedy). It's considered
(rightly) one of the top 100 movies of all time. Whether you've seen it before or not, see it!

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Yea, well..I figured I gotta have some tees anyway


I ordered some cool shades from Amazon too.
Gotta has some rock n roll clothes.

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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:12 pm

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The following wasn't written as a piece to be read (so it isn't written well).
It was simply me jotting down what I know of the family history, before I forget it and die.
I have had a rotten life, with only regret to suffer rather than memories of satisfactions OF ANY KIND.
I don't post this to be felt sorry for, and I don't care what anyone may think.
It's just the family story, recorded somewhere. That's all this post is.

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Ma always said "Paternoster Row in Northern Ireland"

Well..maps and Google Earth say there is no Paternoster Row in Ireland.

There is one in London, in the dooryard of St Paul's Cathedral.

There is one in CARLISLE.

And a couple other towns in England.


In any case, between the title, and this, and other property that goes with it (AND the unsold tire patent), we could have been quite well off rich.

Yet  I am poor as dirt,
nearing the bitter tired end of a life of deprivation and complete unfulfillment,

because of someone's SERIOUSLY FOOLISH sense of hurt feelings.

What the fuck.

We could have been rich.

Fuck.

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Alright..

The story the entire family has been chewing over for 75 years is this:

My grandfather was in World War I. He injured his hand, and from then on had to be mindful if he was holding something in it or he would drop it.

While there, in a trench, a soldier told him "Why are you calling yourself "Jenkins"? You're not a Jenkins, you're a Howard!" {The Howards are blue bloods (royal lineage) and own the London equivalent of Macy's and so much more. They are VERY wealthy.}

When he and my grandmother were first married, they moved to Canada, where she started a pie shop which was doing well, and he had ..some job. And while at his work one day, a lawyer came to the door and told my grandmother he had hunted them down from England because he'd discovered that "Lawrence Jenkins" (Larry) (oh and my grandmother's name was Margaret (Maggie) Morpeth) ..that "Lawrence Jenkins" was actually the one entitled to collect the rents on Paternoster Row, and he said The Duke Of Northumberland had been wrongfully collecting the rents for the whole street. The lawyer offered to correct this situation and get them their money. But when Larry got in and was told this by his wife, they left that very night as quick as possible, no forwarding address! (They went back to England).

Many things happened when June, Georgina, Laura and George (the 4 kids) were young that made them ask questions. Even his wife didn't understand what went on. They'd ask him, for instance, why they had snuck away from Canada in the night, to evade getting a lot of money which was theirs, and he said "they're a rotten lot" and he would NEVER have anything to do with them!

("They" was his real family, which he had not been brought up by.)

Another incident...When the Duchess of Carlisle was on her death bed, she sent for Lawrence 'Jenkins' (who was working in a coal mine at the time..THAT'S how poor). She spoke with him privately, and whatever it was she had felt the need to say to him before her death, she swore him to secrecy, and he promised to "take it to his grave" as asked. A couple days later they caught him burning a lot of papers but he refused to explain anything, and made sure no bits of the paper would still be readable.

Another incident...When his sister Rose (Rosella Jenkins (married to a Jim ("J.A.R.?") Mathison, and went on to live in Canada) was visiting one day, a heated discussion erupted, during which she exclaimed "I'm not your sister, I'm your aunt!" Larry clamped his hand over her mouth and pushed her into the closet and shut the door to silence her. And he would not explain the remark. Ever.

All he would say was that the people whose money he was entitled to were "a rotten lot" and he'd NEVER have anything to do with them." He'd starve first. (and they kinda did)


- If you look at a map, Carlisle and Northumberland are near each other. -


It seems logical that if the Duke of Northumberland was collecting the rents which rightfully belonged to Lawrence, then Lawrence had quite probably been cheated out of that title as well.

The pieced-together family theory that makes sense of all this is that he must have been a bastard child in the blue blood lineage (perhaps the Duchess of Carlisle, or one of her 5 daughters, had screwed the gardener *shrug*) and in those days a thing like that would have been an unsurvivably damaging scandal, so they gave the baby away to be brought up as the child of some other poor family, which apparently was the "Jenkins".

He didn't actually deny this (nor confirm it). He just reiterated they were a rotten lot and you'd be better off never having a thing to do with any of them, even if you had to starve.

How or why the Jenkins were the ones to bring Lawrence up as their own is unknown. But in his childhood someone came and offered to PAY THE MONEY to send him to the finest schools and be well dressed and become a gentleman. But he wouldn't hear of it. *frown*  But he told his family of this, when he was saying "they were a rotten lot" (about not taking the Paternoster Row money).

My mother gave me what details and names the family has. But in the times before computers,
and with it all being BURIED by people who could,
the truth seems lost forever now.
All those alive at the time, who may have known something are dead now.
And even all of Lawrence and Margaret's kids are dead now.
So...this no longer matters, I SUPPOSE.
But....if he had taken the lawyer's help, we might be an affluent, well-to-do family,
and cousin Andrew (George's eldest son) would be the current Duke of Northumberland.

{with any male offspring of his, and if none at time of his death, then Mark, ASSHOLE, and me -in line of succession}.


AS TO "PATERNOSTER ROW"... I think Ma got it mixed up. I can't find such a street in Northern Ireland at all. The Duke of Northumberland might have been what they were actually being told was in Northern Ireland.


Paternoster Row:


in London: is some of the ritziest real estate imaginable.

in Carlisle (and a few other locations in England): is still a whole street worth of real estate and rents.

And I've been so so very poor and miserable all these rotten years. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck, fuck, fuck fuck fuck.


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                                      OTHER BITS OF FAMILY HISTORY:


Grandad invented the tubeless tire, but when he offered the idea to a tire company (yea, just one *FROWN*), they said they had just re-tooled and so even though they liked the idea, they passed on it. So he stuck it in a drawer and tried no more.

I don't respect THAT.

Someone else, five or ten years later, got credited with thinking of it, and the money.

*sigh*


Benny Hill was best man at June and Bill's wedding (see picture).

Benny dated a friend of their family and never made a move on her. She said he seemed more interested in knowing about her clothes *shrug*  So THAT wasn't publicly known, but my family knew it! (Benny was gay). He said, of it, that  "when you work in the sweet shop all day, you can end up tired of sweets!"


Georgina (my aunt -my mother's sister, in England) was determined to be someone..so she worked two jobs and rented an address in a posh neighborhood, and bought just enough right clothes to be able to hob nob with the elite. She wasn't one of them, she was one of us, but they never knew her fancy address apartment had no furniture in it! Anyway..it worked. Peter Lawford proposed marriage to her. Funny thing though..she said no!

Peter Lawford was John Kennedy's brother-in-law.
..and a member of The Rat Pack
(Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford).

But she said no. Because she just didn't feel that way, she said.

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                              *more on Lawford being John Kennedy's brother in law:


Peter Lawford proposed to my aunt Georgina in the late 40's or early 50's.

She said no, so he married John F. Kennedy's sister Pat instead.

FROM WIKIPEDIA:
Patricia Helen "Pat" Kennedy Lawford (May 6, 1924 – September 17, 2006) was an American socialite and the sixth of nine children of Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. She was a sister of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Ted Kennedy. Pat wanted to be a film producer, a profession not readily open to young women in her time. She married English actor Peter Lawford in 1954, but they experienced a serious culture-clash and divorced in 1966.

She met English actor Peter Lawford through her sister Eunice in the 1940s. They met again in 1949, and again in 1953. They courted briefly and officially announced their engagement in February 1954. They married on April 24, 1954, at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Thomas More in New York City, twelve days before her thirtieth birthday. They settled in Santa Monica, California, and often socialized with actress Judy Garland and her family. Garland gave birth to her son Joseph at the same hospital and on the same day Kennedy gave birth to her son Christopher.

MORE AT WIKIPEDIA:

Pat Kennedy Lawford  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Kennedy_Lawford

Peter Lawford        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Lawford
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All of our family - on my mother's side - were either musically inclined or business minded.

As for how Georgina got such a high ambition in her, well..I don't mention this to people because no one would share this experience in common, to be able to understand it, but - even before I knew of all this, I always ALWAYS felt I was supposed to be somebody. And the books that made the most sense to me in school were Johnny Tremain, and Great Expectations, both of which were tales of a rich kid being brought up poor, and worrying the course manners he was being conditioned with would give him away when he finally made it to where he was supposed to be.

I also understood "Alex P. Keaton" (Michael J. Fox's Family Ties character) - a kid born to humble dumb dumbs, who felt so out of place he seriously questioned if he'd been adopted because he JUST KNEW he was destined for a very much higher rung of existence than being a dumb commoner, able to take pride in that.

And this made sense to me.

It still does.

-though I am almost 60 now, defeated, tired, worn out and done. The future is no longer a concern of mine. It is behind me, not in front of me any more. So I no longer yearn for nor expect ANYTHING except a pitiful end to a pathetic unfulfilling life of deprivation and the unbroken series of various torments I was to be confined to unendingly.

So thanks for being a "man of principle", Lawrence "Jenkins" Howard.

And thanks for being as clueless and irresponsible an adult as one could be "poor little Laura".

No one will ever read this or care.

I have no family, no legacy. It and myself mean nothing.

And as for you Mr Moore, go to hell.

ALL OF YOU: go to hell.

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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:41 pm



This is my great great grandmother, The Countess of Carlisle, Rosalind Howard.
The Howards and the Spencers are the royal family in England.
This portrait was made in 1870. She died in 1921,
after calling my grandfather to her death bed, to tell him things
and swear him to take it to his grave, which he did.



She was a Baroness who married a Howard.
She was a women's libber, and prohibitionist.
Her temperament was said to be sweet, then increasingly autocratic.
Click on her name, above, for more (it goes to Wikipedia).


Another portrait made of her...
(Yup. That's my mother's nose.)



Out of her five daughters, one of two of them was Grandad's real mother
(either Lady Cecilia, or Lady Mary Henrietta). But he was secreted off to be
brought up in anonymity, having the one visit from someone who offered to pay
for a proper upbringing out of guilt, and another from Countess Howard herself,
who needed to absolve herself on her death bed, by confessing to him . And this is all
interesting stuff I suppose, but ya wanna see the can of spam I'll be eating for dinner?

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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:21 pm



A little more autobiographical stuff --> click here.

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AND...

This is Benny Hill at my Aunt June's wedding (he was Uncle Bill's best friend, she was marrying):



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This is my mother playing trombone in Ivy Benson's Orchestra, just after WWII, in England.
(She's the left-most trombonist, in the back row. She had just joined. She quickly made first chair.)
The band was bigger than this intimate setting implies. They made records and movies and traveled Europe.
She received fan mail and wore glamorous clothes. She was somebody. The BBC made a documentary.





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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:52 pm


Here's my dinner. It's not name brand "Spam"
(can't afford that fancy stuff).
But as Andy Taylor used to say, "Mmm  Mmm!!
Love those watery dollar store beans!!"



And of course...I can't afford a car, or cable, or to go anywhere, or even buy nose tissues. THIS IS IT.

If you're listening Grandad: you were right! Being stupidly broke is WAY BETTER than having money!!

Hell I'm so poor, I don't even have any friends!  

Thanks.

You did so well for your family, you should be dug up and flogged!



No one will ever read this who'd appreciate the relevance of what I'm about to say but:
Grandad's attitude of "money doesn't matter, you'd be better off with out it!"
is WHY we had a mother STUPID ENOUGH to marry a guy who proposed by saying:

"I'm poor. We'll never have any money. But I love you."

ANY WOMAN AT ALL would have answered that with "You'll find somebody."

But not her, she tilted her head, said "Aw" and married the total loser. BECAUSE HER FATHER
HAD CONVINCED HER MONEY HAS NO BEARING ON LIFE QUALITY OR ABILITY WHATSOEVER.

Was she retarded?

And you know how it turned out.. She left her career, her country, every one and thing she knew.
And once he was back in his familiar element (the States), the real him was all she had to rely on.
..a guy who believed it was fine to have absolutely nothing, and just say "It's okay. It can't be helped."

She tried to leave him, twice.
But she was so poor (yup), she could never afford to.


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Now for those MORONIC ENOUGH to say "Why didn't you just work your way out of it (poverty)",
I will pretend along with you that you can't know better
than to spew idiocy hatefully, imagining it makes you clever.
And I'll pretend along with you that you're SO retarded (and maybe you are)
that you cannot grasp that without money, you can't buy things.
I will explain for you, using an extreme example, so even you can get the concept, which is:
BELOW A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY, YOU HAVE TOO LITTLE TO WORK YOUR WAY UP WITH.

Here's your example: You recall those TV ads that showed starving kids in Africa?
Their bellies were distended, they were dying. their whole family didn't have ONE CENT?
Okay. So would you say to THOSE kids: "Why not just go to college?  

Huh?  Einstein?

I was sent to the 8th grade
IN ONE PAIR OF CLOTHES.


And, according to your attitude,
this should have made me very popular,
with the girls all wanting to have my baby
and the sports team making me the star
and no one wanting to huck rocks at me
and my whole ridiculous family at all.

Right, asshole?

I actually slept on someone's discarded mattress,
on a floor, in an unheated room. YOU?

THEN SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTH.

When YOU were getting funded through college,
I was being told "it can't be helped" and "there's the factory".

When you were handed a car so you could get around,
I was told transportation is what shoes are for.

Then I was told the dilapidated condition of my only pair of shoes
was alright "because it couldn't be helped".

You got swordfish.

I got day old bread with tuna smear.

You got a guitar bought for you.

I was told maybe I could
tie a few broken shoe laces
across a cardboard box.

I'm  not  exaggerating.

And I was only a kid.


SO FUCK YOU

Your father was your life coach.

Mine abused me,
told malicious lies
and left me abandoned.

My siblings thought it was funny,
so I got laughed at along with the daily beatings.

They managed to talk the neighbor out of calling Child Protective Services.
And this was good FOR THEM, since it was primarily me that was getting the abuse.
For them, it was all just very funny entertainment. "He's hurt, HA HA!  He's upset! HA HA!"


I'd like to say adult life has shown me most people aren't horrible like that,
but virtually everybody is miserably stupid, and selfish, and mean at an opportunity.



You were HANDED SO much better than what was inflicted on me.
Yet you can't just be grateful for being fortunate.
You gotta' hate on others who suffered instead.


I hope you lose everything you've got.


Now go think about what a mean piece of crap you are
and how it always makes you want to jerk off.

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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:41 pm


Alright, we paused for "Here's my family, here's my beans."
Now let's get back in fun and funny mode. I want to do some music.
I'm working on two things currently, daily:

piano lessons (and learning a few songs)

and playing my guitars, for a few weeks each, as I attend their needs,

starting with the Casino which is my favorite for practicing
or just jamming without having to get cords out and such.

It's a beauty.  

For something to play, I got a song that's been in me for years
that presents itself every time I pick a stringed instrument up.

Also a few song ideas I had started, when I first got the Les Paul 4 years ago.

And I'm recreating the John Huntington songs I dug so much at the very start.

There is of course much more original material I could chose,
or I could just noodle up new stuff and let it evolve,
but I thought I'd start with a list and play it daily, to warm up.
It's been years since I played regularly or at all.
It'll take some daily time to get tight again.

I'm gonna put acoustic strings on the Casino today and set it up. See why it's been so slippy.
It might be fun sending bronze through a pedal board, doing Huntington's stuff.  Cool

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I  wish I could watch Back To The Future and Jaws again
but I'll be having to wait a couple years for that to work!




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Post by Charlie FiftyWatts on Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:57 am

THIS HAPPENED:





SO I WENT LOOKING, TO COMPARE:




Well I think the guy who thought I looked like Harry
was keying on similarities in attitude, clothes, English things..our shoes.
It wouldn't be far fetched to look for some sameness though,
as the royals are somewhat interbred,
because they haven't wanted to dilute their stock
and share away their wealth and power with outsiders.
(Harry has recently broken that tradition)

I always imagined Charles looked a bit like
the guy from Mad Magazine ...





(Alfred E. Newman)

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