I was in a movie with Paula, DEJA VU. I know that I mention this occasionally. I am watching one of her other movies right now and that is what made me bring it up. I was an extra in Deja Vu; Paula was one of the Stars. We did eyeball each other occasionally. I tweeted her to ask her out after she and her husband broke up. I tweeted her to ask if she wanted me to escort her to the Oscars.
And now, here is Heidi Klum in the picture below. I had posted a video of Heidi here also, but I took it down today. In the video, she was “too sexy for herself.” 🙂 I heard a comedian say that onstage once. He said that he was too sexy for himself.
Then, here goes O.J. running off his mouth how Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension for molesting 27 women was a long enough punishment. My opinion is that Deshaun should have been suspended for the whole season.
My current take on the New Orleans Saints: I turned my TV off Sunday in the 4th Quarter after 2 horrific referee calls. I cannot take it anymore! P.S. I have the hat on in the picture below because my head got cold overnight.
Her outfit is nice because the mask and her gym pants are both purple. Outfits where the colors match are nice.
Raquel Welch was one of the top movie stars in the 1960’s and 70’s. I do not know if she won any academy awards. However, I think that it was the type of roles that she was given. Usually, like Marilyn Monroe, the studios typically gave her roles that mostly emphasized her nice appearance instead of giving her meaty, dramatic roles.
A story by Sugar Ray (below) reminded me of one of my encounters that I remember.
GAZETTE (July 7) — I had a similar story in my repertoire to Sugar Ray’s which he tells here. My story also took place in a locker room where I checkmated a bully. Here is Sugar Ray’s story first. Sugar Ray says:
“One day, a bully, probably about six feet two, threw me against a locker at Parkdale High. I was almost knocked out cold.” (However, at 13 years old, Leonard had started training as a boxer. By 15 he was competing as an amateur boxer in the AAU’s national division.)
He said, “The old me would have searched for any peaceful way to end the mismatch. The new me fired a succession of left hooks, missing wildly. The bully began to laugh, yet each hook began coming closer and closer, until one put his butt on the ground.
“I looked down at my fists, seeing them in a whole different light. I realised they could operate outside the ring as well as they did inside. As for the bully, he never bothered me again.”
by Sugar Ray Leonard
by Ferdie (New Orleans) — I also had a similar bully incident in a locker room that I settled by knocking the scumbag to the floor with a powerful combination that my cousin had taught me. Just like Sugar Ray said, “As for the bully, he never bothered me again.” NOTE: I spend most of my time to myself, enjoying TV, cooking, eating, being with loved ones. I hate bullies, crime, violence and all of the killing in the streets.
I never did become the boxer or “ninja” that my cousin is; but with what skills he taught me I successfully neutralized several hateful lowlifes whom I came across through time. Today, there is such a spirit of hate in the world that it is overwhelming.
This picture below shows how Americans spray tanned themselves in the 1940s. I think that is similar to how people do today, but now they climb inside a machine which tans them.
By the way, I bet that most people around the world get their tans by lying on a beach or in their back yard.
Music is the language of love. A song is what sparked off all of the love in the classic movie CASABLANCA.
I just watched the New Orleans SAINTS get robbed of a football game. But anyway...
The Baton Rouge Advocate bought the New Orleans Times-Picayune and now we get LSU on the front page of the sports every day, and relegate Saints, Pels, Tulane to page four or further back in the newspaper.
Even Jesus Christ held music “upon high” in his ministry, and sang hymns when he met with his followers. Jesus’ music tradition is still carried on today in most religions which hold music up in a high place. The Scriptures say that the Lord lives in our praises. Godly, spiritual music is praise.
This picture below is scientists’ rendition of how Jesus looked (using scientific and DNA methods). This is the picture of Jesus that they portray.
Scientific methods drew this picture of how they say that Jesus looked.
Do you remember when Donald Trump strangled his secret service security agent on January 6th?
Do you believe your very own eyes or do you believe the words coming out of Donald Trump’s lying mouth about the incident?
GAZETTE (New Orleans) — This picture below of Mrs. Thomas is somewhat mean-spirited. Mrs. Clarence Thomas is a lovely lady. It is her politics and sway on Clarence’s SCOTUS decisions that people do not like.
This is a younger picture (below) of Ginni Thomas which shows how lovely she was.
Many people wonder if Donald Trump will suffer any consequences for his insurrection crimes on January 6th. He seems to want to announce early for the 2024 Presidential race in order to protect himself from prosecution. His thinking is that no charges will be brought against him while he is campaigning.
Meanwhile, I would like to perform my act and music again.
by FERDIE (July 4) — My stand-up comedy and music career might be over. The Corona virus shut the doors of the coffee house at which I performed for a number of years. When it opened back up (they and Algiers Point Bar where I did some open mic nights) contacted me often to come back and perform. I was not ready to go into Corona crowds yet. They eventually stopped calling. I might start back, but I still avoid Corona crowds.
Kareem Abdul Jabber at 7’2″ makes Bill Russell and Muhammad Ali (both over 6 feet tall) look short. I tell you what, as I get older, I can see people who were shorter than I now look taller than I. It surprises me, but I had a back injury with vertebrae damage.
Have you ever seen a turtle basking in the sunlight. It is almost a spiritual act. I could never understand it
A Native indigenous question answered at this link:
Name: Wakan Tanka. Tribalaffiliation:Lakota, Dakota Personage: The Great Spirit; God. Alternate spellings: Wakantanka, Wakan-Tanka, Wakataka Pronunciation: wah-kahn tahn-kah Also known as: Great Mystery Type:High god, Creator Related figures in other tribes:Wakanda (Omaha), Earth-maker (Ho-chunk), Gitche Manitou (Ojibway)
Wakan Tanka is the great Creator power of the Lakota and Dakota tribes. Wakan Tanka is an abstract, omnipresent creative force who is never personified in traditional Siouan legends, and in fact did not even have a gender before the introduction of English with its gender-specific pronouns.
Wakan Tanka Stories
Wakantanka: Wikipedia article about the Great Mystery.
Inquiring minds want to know. Can we come up with the public’s opinion on the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard of their day (Brad&Angie)? I am now thinking that I should have given 2 more choices: 1. Neither one is wrong, or 2. Both of them are wrong.
100% of the voters said that Brad was wrong.
Sexy Jessica Simpson wants to know too. BREAKING NEWS (2016) was reported on the custody battle between Angelina and Brad:
I am happy to see that they resolved the custody battle for now.
GAZETTE (July 1) — An Essence Festival spokesperson says the negative test policy update sent in error, must be vaccinated for entry. All attendees must have proof of vaccination to get past the gates.
Updated: 12:21 PM CDT Jul 1, 2022
GAZETTE (Match 30) — The New Orleans Saints have picked up QB Andy Dalton to back up Jameis Winston. Excellent move! I like this very much. Former backup QB, Taysom Hill, will now be used mainly as a tight end. I love the move with Andy Dalton. Now, Jameis Winston will have to have a good year for these moves to pay off.
Oh, my goodness...
The New Orleans Pelicans are playing the Lakers on Sunday night. I am sweating bricks. The Lakers might want sweet revenge for that major butt-whooping that the Pelicans laid on them last month. Good God almighty!! UPDATE: The Pels beat the Lakers in an exciting game, and are now riding a high “wave.”
I think that I like this video below. Last week, I posted a still picture of this young lady. Now, thank God, she has put out a video of the photo session. Lovely!
Sorry to drag @rickygervais into this but his jokes at the Golden Globes were brutal. BRUTAL. No one slapped him because…well…he’s a comedian. @chrisrock didn’t deserve this and Will Smith ruined what should have been one of the best nights of his life. https://t.co/obXKy7qPed
Sophia Vergara is #1 in my heart, and #1 in the world as most beautiful.
In the clip below is one of my favorite couples in cinematic romances.
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are here in an iconoclastic scene from Casablanca.
GAZETTE (July) — How can this baby have the same exact smile as her mom’s. I will search to see if her mom has any later pictures of her baby. I want to see if her daughter still looks like her “mini-me.”
Two weeks after his last love letter to his wife during the Civil War, this man was killed at the Battle of Bull Run. All of the lives lost in making this country what it is, it is a sin and a shame that insurrectionist, traitor, seditionist Donald Trump is perched to announce in July his candidacy for President of the United States. Trump has served no penalty, has answered no questions to the Justice Department, has gone completely “Scott free” over the January 6th insurrection.
BREAKING NEWS (note: this was an APRIL Fool prank which I fell for) >>Colin Kaepernick has reportedly signed a 3 year $28 million deal with the New England Patriots, per Adam Schefter. https://t.co/nZRBJLXI5O
Now to the LaLa Land of Orangeman, Donald Trump...
We hear so much said about Donald Trump that we become anesthetized to the surrealism.
I extend my thoughts and wishes to Sidney Poitier.
Should Donald be touching his daughter like that? I do not think so.
I have some words below about NFL running back Adrian Peterson’s release from the Tennessee Titans. For now, I have to look up some stats concerning today’s top 25 College Football Playoff rankings. 1.Georgia. 2. Ohio State. 3. ‘Bama. 4.Cincinnati.
My #exWife used to cut my hair; she is very good. My daughter who lives across the lake has trimmed my hair very stylishly too; but who feels like driving across the lake just for a haircut? Plus, my #exWife would “accidentally” stab me in the head occasionally while cutting my hair; and she clips very fast and recklessly around my ears often drawing blood. No, No, No! I do not need her with any sharp instruments anywhere around my head. So, I am looking at stores and on the Internet for nice electric clippers. I aaa
Gina Lollobrigida was one of the top sex symbols of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that it’s possible Peterson could return.
Peterson was signed by the Titans in the wake of Derrick Henry’s foot injury, which required surgery and put him on the shelf for most of the regular season.
In three games with Tennessee, Peterson compiled 82 yards off 27 carries and scored one touchdown. The 36-year-old stands fifth on the NFL’s all-time rushing list with 14,902 yards upon his release from the Titans.
GAZETTE (Sept. 11, 2022) — Why do I like old school cheesecake pictures? I like old school cheesecake because it is not gratuitous like some of the pictures today. Do you remember that they brought Bettie Page to court in the 1950’s? The government singled her out and persecuted her for her pin-up pictures which today are fine and dandy. The government persecution of Bettie eventually led her into a mental institution.
This next picture is Bettie Page in a field.
Bettie had a prolific modeling career with many iconic and popular pictures. Then, the government singled her out by filing charges on her for her pin-up pictures. The persecution by the government eventually caused her to have a mental breakdown.
Bettie was often referred to as the “Queen of Pinups”: her shoulder-to-armpit-length jet-black hair, blue eyes, and trademark bangs have influenced artists for generations. Wikipedia
GAZETTE (June 14, 2022) — Should Opie decide for himself? Sheriff Taylor (Andy Griffith) had these words of wisdom. “You can’t let a young’n always decide for himself. He’ll grab at the first flashy thing with shiny ribbons on it. Then, when he finds out there’s a hook in it, it’s too late. Wrong ideas come packaged with so much glitter that it’s hard to convince ‘em that other things might be better in the long run.”
GAZETTE (JUNE 13, 2022) — We celebrated my mother’s birthday last night. Relatives texted pictures; but I dropped my phone (my N.O. #), cracked the glass and cannot see texts, hear the phone ring or do anything. WOE IS ME! I have insurance though.
I wrote here my latest Scrolls from my daily Captain’s Log. I will edit it as I go, after I publish it. Remember that the pandemic is going on, and I spend most of my time indoors. I just wanted to get an article published. Please understand. 20August2021
19July2021, Mon. — . start of this session
1120 hrs. >>Still no keys. UPDATE: I have since found my keys. 1137 hrs. No eggs, no receipt. I bought eggs, but could not find them at home or the receipt to check if the clerk actually rang them up.
1318 hrs. >>tuna. 1728 hs. >>ate, now evening news.
0450 hrs. >>A dream: Upstairs in the high bay at my job. A lot of the new people were in Cell J Control room. FACT: In reality, I had retired by April that year which my dream was about. I tired of training new crops of people every cycle with no extra benefits, respect or atta’ boys from the higher ups or the “grunts” on the front line. 0947 hrs. need to get to grocery. >>Suborbital means that you are not in orbit.
2048 hrs. >>NBA finals.
1203 hrs. >>no more basketball this season. I have to start studying baseball. 2154 hrs. >>Since New Orleans does not have Major League Baseball team, I like the Mets so far.
0912 hrs. >>phone is dead. 1250 hrs. >>ate tuna @1241. 1656 hrs. >>pot pie @1646,
1254 hrs. >>Arizona vs. Cubs baseball game. 1627 hrs. >>Yankees vs. Boston. 2146 hrs. >>soup and sandwich.
1118 hrs. >>that fried chicken damn near killed me. 1454 hrs. >>pains in my side, heart and stomach might be from eating too many peanuts. By April 2022, I was rushed to the emergence room with appendicitis. 2229 hrs. >>figuring out what to eat since I got sick this morning.>>
0644 hrs. still have not found dentures. 1534 hrs. >>bns.tuna, ice cream @1742. 2358 hrs. >>Eating cheese.
0911 hrs. >>breakfast. 1719 hrs. >>watching the news.
0013 hrs. >>I am watching a jazz documentary – the blues. 0848 hrs. >>need to add another story.
1151 >>cheese and turkey sandwich.
0818 hrs. >>I dreamt about the paint at the bottom of the pillars on my house. 1612 hrs. >>I found my dentures. 1832 hrs. >>rinsing out some briefs. 2341 hrs, I caught a few winks. Looking for some TV now. I am watching some of the olympics.
0045 hrs. >>BMX racing. The mens BMX racer from nevada crashed and was taken to the hospital.
2028 hrs. >>I am watching In and Out.
0803 hrs. >>breakfast, now movie. 1538 hrs. >>watch some baseball.
1041 hrs. >>I am watching Midway. I had soup and fried eggs.
I want to thank my readers and subscribers for visiting the DELERY GAZETTE to read a little bit. There are some things in the news that I want to touch upon. I will add to this article as I write my thoughts on some of those issues. I want to write about the Academy Awards which everyone is chiming in on. While I am waiting on the NFL draft on April 29 I have been watching some volley ball.
Now, here are some of the Scrolls that I am writing in my “Captain’s Log” from my desk. I posted them here raw and just like I wrote them. If you have questions you can ask them in the comments box at the bottom of the post. Thank you!
These are some of my recent Scrolls for my next book:
These Scrolls which I originally wrote in my Captain’s Log at my desk are now more-or-less rough drafts of what I want to enter into my book. I will do much editing and cutting before they are “book ready.”
0827 hrs. >>It is supposed to rain this morning. I ate breakfast and drank coffee already. I want to put another intro at the top before I publish the book. They say quad summer. What in-the-hell is Quad Summer? This must be some kind of New York thing or something like that. >>>Maybe I will go off to vote today.
2033 htrs. >>I am watching the PELS as they go into the 4th quarter. With 9 mins. left in the game, it looks like the PELS are going down.
1512 hrs. >>What is the news today? Firstly, I will look in the fridge to see what I have to eat. Meanwhile, I saw this picture which made me happy.
1007 hrs. >>CNN is talking about notifying the families of the dead in Indianapolis. 1124 hrs. >>pork chop, roast, taters, greens. >>>Movie… please. >>I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
2343 >>peanut butter. Yes, that is my savior sometimes. I do not even always need jelly. Plus, I have read that peanut butter is very healthy… almost like a medicine. By the way, in this video below, I say something about the medicine of my music.
1400 hrs. >>peanut butter and jelly. Shower. 1643 hrs. >>heading to mandeville
0853 hrs. waiting on meal delivery. Put on some grass-cutting clothes. 1547 hrs. >>Waiting on the verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin. I just found out that Chauvin has been out on bail during the trial. 1956 hrs. >>I am watching the Pelicans. I will probably turn the game off with 2 to 3 minutes left. I surely do not want to watch the PELS lose the lead and lose another game. My opinion: the PELS will not make the PLAY IN. They lose too many huge leads to lose the game in the end.
0955 hrs. >>Feeling pains in my side like kidney stones. Meanwhile, there is nothing like a good laugh to take the edge off the pain a little bit:
2127 hrs. >>since the PELS are kind of suckie right now I have, for solace, started following teams with the many former PELS who are thriving this season. RIght now on TV is guard Frank Jackson who is looking so good for the PISTONS. One who totally has me happy who knocked the pels in their ass twice the last 2 weeks, crippling their run for the playoffs. 2307 hrs. >>Treme is America’s oldest African-American neighborhood. 0127 hrs. Werewolf. Ali Boo-ma-yeah! Bomaye! Rumble in the jungle. >>I will get the tools out that I need. As soon as it gets bright, I plan to go outside. I guess it will be in about 3 hours. I will find my shoes now.
1237 hrs. >>It is now bright outside. I see coffee in the next few minutes. 2254 hrs. >>I cut some on the grass. I will do more tomorrow.
23April2021, Fri. >>needing to find the newspaper for the sports. TGIIF!
25April2021, Sat. 0150 hrs. >>Weak movie choices. Cut grass in the morning. 0255 hrs. >>Did chicken, nuggets, vegetables, noodles. 0656 hrs. >>Keep scrolling until an answer comes. I sure wish that I can find fish. 0746 >>Ingress. I am aiming at egress soon (leaving the house).
George Armstrong Custer lost his life and everyone’s life in his battalion of the 7th Cavalry at Little Bighorn because he wanted only himself and his troops to attack Sitting Bull’s village. Why? In order to capture young Native girls for his carnal pleasure for the journey back East.
In his previous mission Custer killed everyone in the village except 17 young Native girls whom he dragged back East to rape and to share his tent during the march. All Companies of the 7th Cavalry were supposed to rendezvous at Little Bighorn before attacking, but Custer disobeyed orders because of lust for the Native girls and personal glory. Custer’s body was found with an arrow shoved up his penis which the U.S. Army did not reveal to his wife.
Hey, y’all, I am having fun filling out my March Madness bracket. I have #8-seed LSU and #2-seed BAMA winning in the 1st Round. I even have BAMA going to the Sweet Sixteen… maybe even the Elite Eight. Some experts think that BAMA will make the Final Four. Once I fill in all the slots on my Times-Picayune sheet, I will go online to finish my online bracket, and maybe win the $millions or a car or a trip. Who Knows? However, most likely not!
The Play-In game (PELS vs. Lakers) will be played at the home of seed 9 team which is New Orleans for right now. The winner will play the loser of the seed 7 vs. 8 game ( Den vs. Clippers). The winners of the Play-In games will then go to the playoffs as seeds 7 and 8 with the losers eliminated and going home. Then the regular Playoffs tourney (Round 1) 7-game series’ will start: 1vs.8, 2vs.7, 3vs.6, 4vs.5.
To my brother, Carl: Look at all of the teams lower than New Orleans and Los Angeles (pertaining to the draft). I feel sorry for the 7 and 8 seeds who used to go straight to the playoffs without having to play the 9 or 10 seed. I think it is unfair to 7 and 8. The pandemic is over now. Why not go back to the old system now.
UPDATE to last week’s NBA standings: @Carl Delery >>I hope that you are not mad at me for our discussion last week about the standings for the playoffs between the Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans. Look where the Lakers are now; they even fell out of the play-in. So, they might not make the playoffs; but the NBA still has seven games left to play. Just click that picture below to enlarge it where you can see the standings well. Just click the picture!
Last week in PELICANS versus Charlotte, a referee threw out one of New Orleans’ players who was shutting Charlotte down. I have not watched the Pels since last week when that bad call by the refs cost them the game vs. Charlotte. New Orleans fans are still sensitive to bad calls since the refs rudely cost the Saints three Super Bowl appearances recently. The PELICANS were running away with the game. I immediately changed the channel. Herbert Jones did not foul roughly, but was thrown out of the game anyway. I, just this minute, saw that New Orleans lost. I could not watch anymore after that bad call. The referee gave the game to Charlotte. That might change New Orleans’ whole season.
@Carl >>Did you say that someone told you about the metrics of the Anthony Davis trade deal between Los Angeles and New Orleans? I know you did not figure that out all by yourself. That is some deep mathematics. Yes, the Anthony Davis trade involved stuff like that. However, I was talking about the playoffs scenario not about any confounded draft picks. Our argument here reminds me of the SAINTS losing out on QB DeShawn Watson to Cleveland. So, the SAINTS yesterday gave QB Jameis Winston $24M/2 yrs to return to New Orleans. Cleveland gave Deshaun $230M, plus they gave Houston a bunch of 1st round picks. The SAINTS got Jameis back at a bargain basement price, and he might just bring us to the Super Bowl.
COMING SOON! I will write something about my two brothers and my dad. What I want to say stems from a post that my brother wrote (linked below). His post inspired me to want to say, for example, that both of the houses that I lived in at my marriages were made possible for me by my dad. Plus, likewise, it is such with the very house that I live in now. Thusly, I think that my dad’s spirit/virtue has passed down from him onto my brothers.
MyIndian name isSitting Wolf. I may have a little Indian blood in my roots, but I also have some French-Cajun ancestors who fought with Sitting Bull at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. They wore cuts from their Mardi Gras Indian costumes and blended in with the Native Indians. My Cajun ancestors were angry about how the Yankees had been carpetbagging in Louisiana after the Civil War. Summarily, the name Sitting Wolf passed down to me likewise to what I explained in my article at DeleryGazette.com entitled King Farouk III. https://delerygazette.org/2020/11/02/king-farouk-iii/
About my ascendency to the throne of the ancient King Farouk Dynasty which I explain in the article, I succeeded Fuad II who was the ninth mystical ruler of the ancient Muhammad Ali Dynasty and am in the lineage of the penultimate King of Mount Zion per the Caribbean Sea.
Sitting Bull posing below with Buffalo Bill, 1885
Buffalo Bill, known for his Wild West Show that featured Native American men and women, struck a partnership with Sitting Bull in 1885 when Sitting Bull performed on his show for several months. Sitting Bull lead his people against the US government at the Battle of Little Bighorn (among other battles).
After he left Bill’s show, the two remained friends that lasted until the end of their respective lives. Sitting Bull ended up going back to his tribe after the show in support of his tribe’s Ghost Dance movement which the United States looked upon as insubordination. The U.S. ended the tribe’s Ghost Dance ceremony with a massacre of the Indians.
Arapaho woman called ‘Pretty Nose’ sitting for her portrait at Fort Keogh, Montana, 1879
A photographer captured this image of Pretty Nose, a woman who was a member of the Arapaho tribe who was a war chief who took part in the Battle of Little Bighorn.
There are those who stated that she was a member of the Cheyenne tribe, but what she wore identified her as Arapaho, thanks to the black, red, and white cuffs adorning her. She lived well into old age, so much so that she was able to see her grandson, Mark Soldier Wolf, become an elder of the Arapaho tribe.
That American war plane looks beautiful flying off of the battleship on its way to mete out some American justice. Where are all of those great American heroes from back then who now would surely not allow these deplorables and sedtionists to drive a stake into the heart of our American justice.
Here below is a video showing my jambalaya and how it turns out. I cook jambalaya, gumbo, shrimp stew and other Creole staples occasionally. See the video below for my jambalaya.
My Cooking is Often Ruff.
Shockingly, I have not poisoned myself yet with my cooking during the pandemic. Normally, in regular times, one of my loved ones (like my #ex-wife, my daughters, my son-in-law, etc.) invites me over for pork chops, steaks, lasagna, grilled ribs, gumbo, shrimp stew and such… on almost a daily basis. Or else, every day I drive to one of my favorite creole/cajun restaurants for #worldfamous food… I cook at home often too if necessary. However, my cooking could gag a maggot; but you “got to do what you got to do.” Oh, I forgot, my sister Karen too brings over/ drops off her fine cuisine sometimes too… or my brother Carl and his wife pick me up every morning for lunch when they are in town. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221056963626925&id=28059611&sfnsn=mo