Donald Brashear: Lessons Forgotten

[Donald Brashear] is a Man of history, being one of the few men of colour to have earned their living playing the national sport of the land of the Maple leaf. From the signing of the NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE’S New York [RANGERS] their choice was of Art Dorrington in 1950, Art played Center.

Being one of only 13 players of SOME African heritage Mr. Brashear has had his share of having to “fight” for his place in the league, which almost COST him HIS career in the year 2000 when he was [\’slashed\’]by Marty McSorley, who was with the Boston Bruins at the time. Now, an American born, (Bedford, Indiana, where Astronauts Charles Walker and Kenneth Bowersox where also born and raised.), Canadian raised young man becoming part of the fast and “FURIOUS” game of [Ice Hockey], (when it’s oh so EASY to be picked out of, almost, any crowd because of Inane “historical” beliefs.), does what they feel will get them “to” the “BIG SHOW”…

Guess the side men.

Guess the "side" men.

After going through the pains that Mr. Brashear had to endure to re-enter the demanding profession of money for “play” it came as a tremendous disappointment to read that Donald Brashear would take the similar avenue that almost took away HIS livelihood during the 6th game of Lord Stanley’s Cup, play-off series,( with the New York RANGERS in the Madison Square Gardens.), when HE delivered a shoulder hit near the HEAD of opponent Blair Betts, “removing” him from the team roster for their next contest. [It\’s because of the \”dainbramage\” coach.] Marty McSorley was almost banned from Ice Hockey for LIFE for his action to Donald Brashear. Donald has gotten a 6 (!?!) game suspension.

For all his physical strength and fighting abilities it would seem that Donald Brashear could find the strength to “FIGHT” in a more enduring manner, like his Uncle [Carl Brashear]. In the adversities of ANY “OCCUPATION” it is best to be remembered as being one of its “MEN OF HONOR”… Like one

WILLIE O’REE.

This is an “after disintegration release”, (late breaking news.), about the information of Mr. Brashear’s plight, [\”Hello, this is the \’WASHINGTON POST\’.\”].

Whatever gets a “comment” started.

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My FIRST Musical …

This Kangaroo JUMPS all over the voice scale.

This Kangaroo JUMPS all over the voice scale.

The cat sans hat.

The cat sans hat.

…As a PAYING, not to have a CLUE, THEATRE GOER.

On the second day of April, 2009, the hour of seven thirty, SHARP. The opening night of Bloom-Carroll’s Junior/Senior High School presentation of “SEUSSICAL the Musical swept me from a jaded, thirty-some-odd-year STAGEHAND. Swept me into-from-what is the question that I never thought I’d, (“sheepishly”), stand before the world and tell it THAT A GROUP OF TEENAGERS FROM A TINY COUNTRY TOWN OUTDID ANYTHING THAT JUDY GARLAND AND MICKEY ROONEY EVER DID IN ANY OF THEIR BARNS !!!!!!!!!!

Now, before you begin to think that this is a proud parental diatribe, I Am going to RAVE about AN ENSEMBLE… Of extremely TALENTED children and the persons HIRED to EDUCATE THEM in the SCIENCE OF THE ARTS. If you don’t know anything about [THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL] you now have his name. But just in case, look into a story about a “Feline in a Fedora”.

SEUSSICAL the Musical, A ‘minimalists’ fill of scenery,wonderfully replicated by the progenitors of the cast and crew, ( Those that didn’t have to sing, speak or dance would have made a Noh master proud. And a 15/16 year old sound crew managed a 14 wireless microphone system quite WELL.), simply “MAH-VUH-LUSS”. As I watched these new Thespians the personality of each gave me a mirror to others that have been before us, either in movie or T.V. I’ll describe the “main” characters via who they closely resembled, and hope that you can see their performances through your memory’s eyes.

The Cat-in-the-Hat= Christopher Walken as the “Sham-WOW!” guy.

Horton the Elephant= Stan Hardy, (Laural’s demeanor, Oliver’s physique).

Bird-Girls= Marilyn, Marlene and Peggy.

Sour Kangaroo=Patsy Pink, ( Cline’s delivery, Pink Edged.)

Wickersham Brothers= Nary, Surly and MOE. ( “Blanco” Hep Hop)

Gertrude McFuzz= Terry Gar

Mayzie LaBird=Que’zeta Jones

Citizens of the Jungle=Hogwarts detention

Mayor of Whoville= Peter Boyle,(Young Frankenstein)

Mrs. Mayor= Bernadette Peters

Grinch= Christopher Graham, ( Lloyds antics, Larry’s basso)

Whos= youth from the land of “Point”, Arnold, (ask Harry Nilson)

General Ghengis Kahn Schmit= “Just Jack”

Vlad Vladokoff=Benny Hill Cheney, (self explanatory.)

Yertle the Turtle= ‘nough said.

This production was staged THROUGHOUT the ENTIRE theatre area… stage, main floor audience and Isles, the Balcony audiences. With a cast of over thirty young individuals the choreography was ” A SINGULAR SENSATION” equal to the Trockaderos’ “Mistake Ballet” in precision.

Someday a payday.

Someday a payday.

The Whos Sing Seuss'.

The Whos Sing Seuss'.

The teaching staff performed galaxies PAST the expected and have nothing, except PRAISE from a parent for their EXTRAORDINARY presentation to a THEATRICAL “NEWCOMER”.

The Fifth Day of April: 2009

It was written about, long ago, with the characters of the stories by the names of a Noah, or Lot. Later some told by example, of house building on stone instead of sand. Away from the great quantities that make up two-thirds of our very own bodies. From a time that saw the world angry enough to attempt to enslave by Death’s “tattooings”. Those same designers have acquired a patience to their tactics. And as in the storied warnings gone by the messengers are targeted, [They \”COULD\” shoot the messenger.], their “cries in the wilderness” put their pates on posted platters, [\”Us\” vs. U.S.].

Food for (the) thought.

Food for (the) thought.

How many of “our” readership are truly PAYING ATTENTION, and how many of US are so wrapped/ RAPT up in the blazing sworded message the WE have forgotten to build OUR ARKS and store our future foods for THIS FLOOD that we CAN SEE, as well as FEEL, the first “small” waves… at our CHINS ?

I have bellowed with “pen” long enough, as it has gotten to be dangerous to leave by “my front door”. “Watchers have laid their “trip-wires” THROUGHOUT the cities… and TOLD us they have. I won’t say ‘GOOD-BYE’, but the lights will be dimmed at the windows, my shoes patternless. I’ve gotten rid of the useless weight on my body… to become a lean, FREE, living machine. This Hansel& Gretal-like fattening of America has led this nation to a generation that can’t THINK its way out of the GINGERBREAD confines of self importance.

So our “captors” have waded in through the Bushes. The greatest ruse on a generation of former slaves’ descendants was convincing them that the little black guy with the lantern, (standing in so many ‘white’ folks’ yards), was derogatory when it was the opposite, Harriet KNEW better. Just as we, now, have our “Elmer Gantry” reselling us a Coral’s salves while working the villages.

It’s time for America, and the WORLD to act like the ANT, Grasshopper days OVER. And where IS a “Joseph” for ALL these Pharaohs… will he remember his/ he’s FAMILY ?