Drummer on the Roof

Speaking of marching bands, drum corps, etc., this old A&J from 2006.

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33 responses to “Drummer on the Roof”

  1. Nancy, A recently deceased transplant from “Joisy”, Patt Rall, was distressed by this, and also by seed caps worn indoors. I’m afraid we’re stuck with guys, used as a default for both women and men, and often so used by women. First ran into it in mid 1950s from a well-behaved 15 or so yr-old girl in her parent’s home where we were guests for dinner. She was excusing herself from the table to go study, and addressed her dad [a U. Mich. zoology prof.], mom, and Elaine and me as “You guys”. Elaine and I were surprised, but have since gotten used to it. Don’t know if it’s “acceptable” where Elaine is.

    I’m not particularly happy re seed caps indoors, especially on backwards, but am more annoyed by low slung pants, which often result in being “half-mooned.” Fads are strange,


  2. LOL with you, Llee and totally agree with you about “you guys,” Nancy in Bucks Co. Also your friend, emb. (I had to transfer this first line from yesterday’s post )

  3. The casual use of guys for gender indeterminate is a pre/post 60’s deal. Probably the hair. When the great Rita Moreno would let loose with a big ‘HEY YOU GUUUUYS!’ to start another episode of the Electric Company, it never occurred to me to count the mix of genitals in the crowd. If they were in fact all young men, that never occurred to me either.

  4. The Village went to bed early.

    Ghost is sick again. Scared me to death last night he was so not lucid. Did not think that I could wrestle him to an emergency room alone.

    Calling ambulance and EMS was my back up plan.

    He is better this morning and sleeping.

    Misti offered to come help drag him 50 miles to ER at 1.30 last night. He said the two of us trying to dress him and get him into a truck involuntarily would have been fun to see.

    He is back mentally after fever broke but still sick. I love this man you know.

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