A sad confession
Originally published October 27th, 2005.
Filed under Hollywood, Lex
The late artist, Andy Warhol (nee Andrej Varchola, Jr.) is remembered for many things, including the quote attributed to him, “…my prediction from the sixties finally came true: In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.”[ His reflection on the continuing fascination with celebrity, fame, and “public persona” has been talked about, written about and visually addressed countless times.
Recently, a young man in New York, took it upon himself to demonstrate that if you act like one, you can be one:
Clever, and illustrative.
Growing up with Audie Murphy
This is at voices.yahoo.com.
The author is the husband of a facebook friend of mine. It is a very good story and I hope all will enjoy it.
Crew of the USS Sylph
Back in 1935 a young high school graduate in Connecticut, looking for work in the depth’s of the last Depression, went to sea in the Navy. He went on to serve, eventually, for ten year’s, in peace and war. At the end of the war, a son of Italian immigrants, now a salty Gunner’s Mate First Class, with ten years in This Man’s Navy, walked across his last ship’s brow for the last time.He went on to do a few things after that, as did so very many of his generation, tempered into true steel by his experiences in both the pre-war Navy and at sea during the war itself on a converted yacht, USS Sylph (PY-12) . Fair winds and following seas, Gunner’s Mate. Save a spot at the bar for the rest of us, will you?
Give me Bosun’s Mates, Gunner’s Mates, Quartermasters, Signalmen and Snipes. Give me a few JO’s who can con a ship well and true and I will sail tomorrow morning on the tide. Fall out and carry out the Plan of the Day.