Humor – May the Force Be With You!

 

There is no force in the universe...
There is no force in the universe stronger than the force that holds 5 gallon buckets together!

 

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A Soldier’s Son – Introduction

 



Martin C. Ross’ final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery

My father was a soldier and he loved the army. He was a gritty guy and had little or no fear. This isn’t to say he was mean or aggressive; he wasn’t. He had a big heart and he was kind and generous.

My grandparents were Polish/Russian immigrants who came to America in the early 1900s to have a better life. They didn’t have it easy. As Jewish immigrants they faced much antisemitism and discrimination.

Over time, they learned English although they continued to speak Yiddish at home. During the depression my father spent time in a place he told me was an orphanage. He was forced to live away from his parents and family. He never forgot this chapter of his life and it had a profound effect on him.



My father Martin Ross and my mother, Beatrice have dinner – circa 1952

As a small child, all I knew was that my father was a soldier. I have to say that he wasn’t the only one in the army. We were all “in the army.” My mother had to put up with a lot as my father went off to war in Korea and left us at home. This wasn’t the only effect the army had on our lives. Like many military families, we moved quite a bit. It seemed to me it was every three or four years.



My father Martin Ross’ photo shortly after retiring from the Army in 1960

My father amassed a large number of military photographs during his career as a soldier. The reason I am starting this series is to share pictures I have related to life in the army, China during World War II, the Korean War and related topics. I have no children and these archives will be “tossed” when I die. I am hoping to share these with those who may be interested in military history or life during these eras.

The offerings in this series will not have any specific organization. I will publish the photographs and whatever notes are on the pictures as I get to them.

To start the series, I offer the following…

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When my father was in China and Burma (now Myanmar) during World War II, entertainers would visit the troops from time-to-time to help them get a bit of relief from the wartime drudgery. Joe E. Brown (1891-1973) was a popular comedian and movie star. He was a very talented expressionist who would make faces with his rather large mouth.

Here is a picture of Joe E. Brown entertaining the troops in China. Notice the picture of Chiang Kai-shek behind him.



Joe E. Brown entertaining the troops in China during World War II



Notation on the back of the above photograph written by Martin C. Ross

Brown was accompanied by Harris Barris** who also appears in the picture above as well as the picture below which shows the two men mixing with the troops after the performance.



Harry Barris and Joe E. Brown mingling with the troops after the performance

* “Chiang Kai-shek, also known as Generalissimo Chiang or Chiang Chungcheng and romanized as Chiang Chieh-shih or Jiang Jieshi, was a politician and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975, first in mainland China until 1949 and then in Taiwan until his death. – Via

** “Harry Barris was an American popular singer and songwriter, and is one of the earliest singers to use “scat singing” in recordings. Barris, one of Paul Whiteman’s Rhythm Boys, along with Bing Crosby and Al Rinker, scatted on several songs, including “Mississippi Mud,” which Barris wrote in 1927″ Via

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Humor by Nature and Man – Blue-Footed Booby!


It is hard not to be drawn immediately to those blue feet and what a color of blue they are! As it states at the referenced link below, it is a bit of coincidental humor to be named a “booby” and have those feet!


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SignEdge Humor: Low Flying Aircraft




One caption under this picture on the Internet was: “When vandals have a snese of humor.”

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Disoriented on the Sandwich Express

We were recently out and about on a hiking trip and on the way we decided to stop to pick up some sandwiches for a meal later in the day. As we were traveling through one of the towns, we visited a supermarket to peruse their sandwich offerings.

This was part of the display of sandwiches which caught my interest.



Do you see why this might be a problem? The person who stocked the cooler with sandwiches put them upside down relative to the customer’s perspective. There were all sorts of head twisting and turning before I finally decided upon the Tuna Salad Croissant which, by the way, was quite good!

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JBRish Picture of the Day

Won’t it be a grand day when the picture above is not considered funny, sarcastic, snarky, etc.?

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Picture: Like Cats and Dogs


I will comfort you (ooo)
I’ll take your part, oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Bridge over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel

 

“Cat comforts dog?”

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JBRish is on a Brief Hiatus

Hello JBRish readers. I want to let you know that we will be on hiatus for a while. I know, I know, we just got back up and running after our computer issues and now we are going on hiatus.

We will use the time to complete the process of restoring our files to their appropriate organization and of course plan more interesting posts along the way.

 
Until then, I think many JBRish readers will connect with the picture below as they look forward to the summer season; ENJOY!

'When your beach towel is from COSTCO
“When your beach towel is from COSTCO”

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Halloween Fun – Amazon Costume Challenge

Have some Halloween Fun by Trying to Guess the Specific Name for This Costume!


Amazon box Halloween Fun
Can you guess the name of this costume? HINT – It is an Amazon PRIME Box!! See below to find out!
Picture courtesy of Amazon via Twitter

Be creative this Halloween by using a big box or a bunch of small boxes as part of your costume. Can you guess what this person’s costume is? Probably not what you are thinking.

Click Here and Highlight this whole line to see Prime Rib!

Don’t blame me, this is from Amazon. By the way, they are having an Amazon Prime Costume Challenge. You can read the details at the link below.


Amazon Prime Challenge Link


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