Drunken sailors

By Thomas Macauley on

I found this in the library stacks at UC Berkeley in 1988: From “Starving Sailors: The Influence of Nutrition Upon Naval Maritime History.” National Maritime Museum, 1981 (Bristol, UK) Watt, Freemand, and Bynum, editors “…I should like to give you a little naval history which might induce us to think that present-day sailors are really …

Becoming American

By Thomas Macauley on

“Since becoming a Real American,” roared Paul Bunyan, “I can look any man straight in the eye and tell him to go to hell!…” – Paul Bunyan to Babe after changing from Paul Bunyon and Bébé “I believe what I said yesterday. I don’t know what I said, but I know what I think, and, …

Fletch

By Thomas Macauley on

Dr. Joseph Dolan:You know, it’s a shame about Ed. Fletch: Oh, it was. Yeah, it was really a shame. To go so suddenly like that. Dr. Joseph Dolan: He was dying for years. Fletch: Sure, but… the end was very… very sudden. Dr. Joseph Dolan: He was in intensive care for eight weeks. Fletch: Yeah, …