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Remember Foghorn Leghorn?
Man, I always loved him; he’s my Pop’s favorite, too. He’s that arrogant cartoon rooster from the Looney Toons series. You know, the good old southern boy squawker who quips stuttering one-liners chock full of sarcasm and hilarious similes and metaphors. They are entirely offensive and politically incorrect, BTW.
And, other than his horrendous treatment of the poor, long suffering Barnyard Dawg, whom he loves to mercilessly tease and even wallop on occasion, I do find the faux fowl uproariously funny. Especially when he’s taking the brilliant, diminutive Henery Hawk to school. Henery’s mission in life is to capture and eat Foghorn -- even though he’s about 1/30 the size of his desired prey,
Pitifully outwitted by Henery, Foghorn must resort to good old-fashioned street smarts to best the annoying little bugger. Their banter is legendary, yo.
Foghorn Leghorn is comical because he’s got the feathers to spout off what many of us are thinking but would never, in a million years, say to one of the other humans for fear of being plucked, dipped in batter, rolled in extra crunchy coating and deep fried, you dig? Some of my favorite Foghorn wisecracks include:
“That boy’s about as sharp as a bowling ball”
“That boy’s as timid as a canary at a cat show”
“Smart boy, got a mind like a steel trap – full of mice”
For more on his crazy quips and how I yearn to be more Leghorn-like, read my column: "LIFE LESSONS FROM ONE ANGRY BIRD"
Y'all come back on Sunday now, ya hear? I say, ya hear me?
Mt 13:47-53 Jesus said to the disciples: "The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth..."