There was a boatswain's mate named Johnny Johnson in the first division and he stood watches inport on the quarterdeck and on the bridge at sea. Some of his announcements on the 1MC (general announcement PA system) were classics ---
In port, tied up to a pier in New York City:
'Now sweepahs sweepahs start your brooms. Sweep down all lower decks, ladders, and passageways. Empty all shit cans ovah da fantail.'
A very pregnant pause 'Delay dat word on shit cans, empty all shit cans on da pier!'
Another pause, now he's obviously reading something written by the OOD (Officer of the Deck).
'Delay dat word on shit cans, empty all trash *receptacles* into the *containers* provided on the pier.'
This was a different day but he was piping 'general visiting'
'Now all hands rig for genrahl visitin! All hands is reminded to watch der language, we got cunt aboard.'
I take old Starbucks Drink Cups and turn them into Lamps
The warm panels are made from melting down old Starbucks drink cups, but it looks and feels like mica or some organic material. The wood in the lampshade and base is pulled from our 100 year old house in Astoria Oregon during a remodel, and it all comes together for a beautiful, classic look.
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