Thursday, January 3, 2013

Friday Flash Fiction 55 - Honkytonk Bar Fight Kryptonite

"We are responding to a disturbance."
The floor was littered with broken beer bottles and teeth.
"Everything's fine, officer, as you can see", said the bartender, unplugging the sparking jukebox.
Cowboys and rednecks sat meekly, their hats off, sipping beer through busted lips.
"Playing The Star Spangled Banner always settles these good ole boys down."





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49 comments:

  1. Ha!!
    You must have seen the Blues Brother's movie recently. I loved that part when they played the theme from Rawhide.
    And...I loved your Rowdy 55 BrandiWine...
    You are fast becoming a fan favorite.
    (At the very least mine)
    Thanks for playing, You Rock The Warren....
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. I was just commenting to my son that if anyone needed to stop a bar fight in a honky tonk, all they would have to do is play the National Anthem. What jackass redneck would NOT stand up and take off his hat if he heard the National Anthem playing?

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    2. Same thing for soldiers in a bar fight.

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  3. ha, if only...i think no one wanted to go to jail that night...smiles....nice to have patriotic patrons willing to settle down to salute...smiles.

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    1. Good ole boys raised right by mama stand up and show respect!

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  4. You paint quite a scene: broken beer bottles and teeth. Yikes. I'm too old for places like that! Happy New Year!

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    1. I can't remember the last time I was in a bar that was not attached to a restaurant.

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  5. In Texas, it is Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA"... :) Loved this!

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    1. It was between God Bless the USA and the National Anthem!!

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  6. hahaha love the entrance to the scene, "broken beer bottles and teeth" ;-)

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  7. Better make sure the jukebox doesn't break down.

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    1. I suppose they could get a little old lady to sing, that would straighten them boys out!

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  8. Loved the sipping beer through busted lips. I can just absolutely see it!

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    1. As a Texan, I knew you would appreciate busted lips and cowboys!

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  9. Littered- quite right! Wow haven't witnessed a scene
    like that in a while- thanks!

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    1. Me neither. We should get out more maybe???

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  10. Hehehehe....Boys always ready for rough housing!xx Rachel

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    1. Some of them cowgirls and redneck ladies are more ready to rumble than the boys!

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  11. So true! Nothing like a cowboy for some patriotism.

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    1. COol! That was what I was going for!

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  13. (The card games)
    For years I was THE biggest Blog Whore on the planet. Not as big of one as Brian Miller, but I got around ....
    When I was fortunate enough to be the first commenter, I loved to shout Yahtzee!
    But after a while, I liked to mix it up a bit...
    Bingo, Canasta, Euchre, Gin, Etc.
    Now is it clear to you Coney Girl?
    :P:P:P

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    1. Blog whore. I am hearing the word whore like Danny DeVito in It's Always Sunny in Philly...HOOOOOOOOR! lol.
      At least being a blog whooooore won't cause your pecker to fall off. Or make you WISH it would fall off...hehehe

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  14. Yeah, until they figure there isn't a NASCAR race about to start!

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    1. I DO NOT get NASCAR! I don't get it. Not at all. Cars driving in circles in the heat and one hundred thousand plus people packing the seats. I don't get it...

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  15. Hahaha - good write, and I really like Mama Zen's comment too!

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    1. Not making fun of NASCAR, just wondering why the fans would sit for hours in the hot sun watching cars drive in a circle.

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  16. Okay, now I'm wanting to go start a bar fight so I can see if this works.

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    1. Let me know how it works! I am too chicken to leave the house after sundown much less go to a bar!

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  17. I am still a Sooner and I want my peppermint marshmallow and my pony and you will need "jaws of life" to get me out of mt fetal position.

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    1. Now I think you are just messing with my head...Sooner...hm......You should have Peppermint marshmallows at wal mart. They are GOOO OOOOd!
      Did you watch that game last night? My husband rage quit watching about ten times then went back for more torture. He said if he heard the words Johnny and Football together again he was going to vomit. I told him now he knows how I feel every time I hear the words Bell and Dozer together!!

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  18. Nope, no one messing with anything here. Ask your husband how many words he thinks we know? I don't understand the last two unmentionables you mentioned, but I will ask the all knowing internet. Brandi, I can't get to the reading list anymore. I just got LMcM's book from the library, and they had just gotten a new book that is a biography of the photographer. Some of his pictures are in the longer account on the Washita Park website, too. There is a saying that if you look into the abyss long enough, it looks back at you. I am beginning to think that the looking back part could mean a lot of different things. What happens when a heart shares a journey? How many ways will the men, women, children, horses, and dogs (I am guessing there were dogs) look back at us. Will they ever say, "Thank you for knowing. We are in a good place now." I'm a slow reader, but you have to keep your book club going, growing or at least give me a chance to write down the titles you first gave. Curiously, I thought they would always be there. I know Christmas is coming up for you. Remember the example of the humble star leading us in service of the Great King, for the sake of the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal life to a place we needed to go.

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  19. "sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation"

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    1. LOL. I will put it back up for you, Jane. Did you see that Rabbits Eat Quilts blog just got a new bunny?

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  20. Brandi, Lyse Doucet, wishes all Orthodox Christians a Merry Christmas on the BBC world News page. I would like to add mine, too. Fen, was watching PBS's Antiques Road Show Monday Night. It was from Corpus Christi. And a man descended from what he referred to as the last Kiowa chief recognized by the US government had some beautiful things. The appraiser remarked on the silkiness of the leather and said that the Kiowa treatment of leather was superior to anything being done else where in the world at the time. I thought you might want to see it. Oh, a d the BBC page has a link to Orthodox Christian celebrations around the world. Peace and Blessings, Juana

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    1. THANK YOU for the information! My mother in law would LOVE this!
      FUnny, I got my son a Zombie Survival Calendar (my whole family is very into zombie EVERYTHING and ANYTHING) at Barnes & Noble and he leafing through it and said that there are Eastern Orthodox Christian Holy Days marked. I thought that was CRAY ZEE. BUT, if you read World War Z by Max Brooks (Actor/Comedian Mel Brooks's son), the author uses our priests in very unique ways that I thought was very complimentary and sounded pretty accurate as far as something they would probably resort to if the story were real! YOU HAVE TO READ WWZ!!!

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  21. Oh, Brandi, I did go ooh and aah at the new bunny at REQs. Another bunny has a forever home. Yeah!

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