Sugar Ray

Her outfit is nice because the mask and her gym pants are both purple. Outfits where the colors match are nice.

Nice outfit.

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.

UPDATE: In 1974, Welch won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy for The Three Musketeers.

Raquel Welch

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
Sugar Ray.

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.

Spray tanning in 1940’s.

By the way, I bet that most people around the world get their tans by lying on a beach or in their back yard.

Supreme Court

Music is the language of love. A song is what sparked off all of the love in the classic movie CASABLANCA.

Oh, what a love song!

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.

Jesus Christ

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?

Proof with your own eyes…

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.

Ginni Thomas

This is a younger picture (below) of Ginni Thomas which shows how lovely she was.

Ginni when younger.

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.

Coffee house where I performed for years before Corona hit.

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.

Kareem Abdul Jabber

Have you ever seen a turtle basking in the sunlight. It is almost a spiritual act. I could never understand it

Basking in the sunlight.
A Native indigenous question answered at this link:

http://www.native-languages.org/morelegends/wakan-tanka.htm

Native American Legends:

Wakan Tankan (Wakataka)

Name: Wakan Tanka. Tribalaffiliation:LakotaDakota Personage: The Great Spirit; God. Alternate spellings: Wakantanka, Wakan-Tanka, Wakataka
Pronunciation: wah-kahn tahn-kah
Also known as: Great Mystery
Type: High godCreator
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

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Wakantanka:
    Wikipedia article about the Great Mystery.

Wakan Tanka; The Great Spirit

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.

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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.


Dear Marilyn!

To Marilyn.

Say something at boscoville:

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Click link. Leave a message.

Cut My Lawn

26April2021

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.

…the players themselves had fun.

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.”

14April2021, Wed.

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.

15April2021, Thurs.

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.

Nice picture.

16April2021, Fri.

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.

Thoughts on My performances.

17April2021, Sat.

1400 hrs. >>peanut butter and jelly. Shower. 1643 hrs. >>heading to mandeville

20April2021 Tues.

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.

21April2021, Wed.

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.

22April2021, Thurs.

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).  

Note Early Years

Should we tell MAGA Christians that this is the true face of Jesus, produced by computer generated synthetic intelligence — based upon information compiled about him? My question is: How accurate is the science?

Jesus Christ.

Next, Seeing my high school yearbook picture (second picture below) brought back many memories. I am at the top, left in the picture. However, before going there, I will write about a funny incident about watermelons (first picture below). For my job, I was on a mission at Cape Kennedy working some last minute ‘touches” on the Space Shuttle before a launch. During our stay at Cape Canaveral, my job gave each one of us employees a condo with nice, large kitchens and refrigerators. In the meantime… (to be continued later).

A Watermelon story!

Meanwhile, back to my yearbook picture for now… Once I hit college, I grew my hair longer and was like a run-away freight train on the loose. All of the many pretty girls at the U. of New Orleans drove me crazy. I heard my dad tell his friends on several occasions, “That boy better slow down with those girls before he hurts himself.” Now-a-days in the twilight years of my life, I lie down in bed at night racked with guilt. I want to say that I am sorry. It was not until I was older that I learned that you are supposed to save yourself for marriage. No one ever told me that the Church commands us to avoid pre-marital shenanigans. Who knew? I cry in bed at night sometimes wanting to say, “I am sorry…” to all of God’s sweet creatures who put their hearts into my hands.

When I was in high school I was more serious and reserved. The only thing that is the same now is my music. I changed 180 degrees after I took drama and speech electives at the U. of New Orleans. I was in some plays, and more-or-less changed. Yes, I obtained a sense of comedy.

My senior yearbook.

Seeing my senior picture also reminded me that I wake up at night sometimes in a cold sweat wishing to God that I could express my sincere “mea culpas” to the women. MEA MAXIMA CULPA, as the Catholic repentance goes! Maybe in heaven I will be able to have my apologies reach the correct ears (their ears). In the Old Testament they did penance with ashes covering their brows and wearing torn garments. FORGIVE ME, WOMEN OF THE WORLD!!!… for I know not what I do!

My opinion is that James Franco looks like James Dean.

I guarantee you that James Franco could successfully play James Dean in a bio pic (if he has not already done so). I just flipped to the movie GIANT from 1956 and James Dean looks just like Franco.

Question, A RETWEET: When it comes to women, what would I prefer? A teenie bit of #romance, and a pocket full of #money; or hot romance, and my money flying out of my pockets willie-nillie? My answer…

Drewwwwww!!

Mitch McConnell Sucks!

Oh, my God! #MitchMcConnell is a #dirtyrat. That cheese-eating son-of-a-gun has been shutting down everything in our country for the last 10-1/2 years.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/americanunity/permalink/2289476288049696/?sfnsn=mo

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#MitchMcConnell is a #dirtyrat from the gutter.

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Bettie Page has to be the most prolific pinup queen ever. She has a great, unending volumn of pictures. The Los Angeles Times wrote: “Page was most famous for the estimated 20,000 4-by-5-inch black-and-white glossy photographs taken by amateur shutterbugs from 1949 to 1957. The photos showed her in high heels and bikinis or negligees, bondage apparel–or nothing at all.”

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Note About Girl

Dear cedric.o.garrett >>when it comes to me, you are rather perceptive like my brother is. Working with me for so many years, you can often “read” below the surface of things that I say 🙂. My brother often “calls me out” on things that other people do not see. The photo that I wanted to post below is in my files on my office phone. I was too lazy to transfer it here; so, I just “posted” something (anything related) from my files on this. Very good, Cedric. You impress me like my brother often does 😎. I could not put it past you. The picture does not match with the words unless you translate deeper.

She (below) is the “someone” who came over with medicine for me.

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Very lovely!

Who is She?

MEANWHILE, A MEMORY:
I remember what it took to wrap up the manuscript of my book I HAVE A DREAM!
I would have had a shortened career at my job years ago if someone did not speak up “bigly” for me. Security chased me down once when I ran past the gate to punch in on time. Rushing in, I forgot to show my badge. Security thought that I was 007 crashing the gates like I did. My manager desperately came running up to us at the clock to verify that I worked for him. I told him that at least I punched in on time. The guards were a hair breath away from dragging me out by my ankles 🙂. I was one lucky son of a gun that my manager “rescued” me and spoke up quickly for me. I went straight to my desk and put the finishing touches on my book I HAVE A DREAM! We went to the presses with it, and got it published. For a whille it was even on display and sold at the bookstore at the MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK in Atlanta, Georgia.

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I WANT TO MENTION to my readers that I am presently reading the autobiography of Geronimo. Geronimo died in 1909 imprisoned on an Indian reservation in Oklahoma. A Mexican army attack killed his first wife and 3 toddler children when he was very young sparking the beginnings of his military raids.

How Petty Is Donald Trump?

DELERY GAZETTE (Jan. 20, 2019) — I posted a picture of my granddaughter below. This week saw Donald Trump reach down to lower levels of pettiness. All month he was already causing many Americans to suffer because of his government shut down over THE WALL. NOTE: Here, I look back on when Donald Trump shut down the country. Then, he lost the election and has still not gone away. GO AWAY!!

This is my youngest granddaughter.

Words about Lil’ Potato.

Let Us Win Back The House

Hell No! We won’t go!! Vote on Nov. 6!! Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump want to bring us back to 1775. Hell No!!! Let us say “Hell No” to the hate.

Gumbo and potato salad to go.

I WANT SOME BOILED CRABS! Do you ever at times get a hankering for a certain food, and cannot get over the urge until you get your hands on what you want?

This picture of Brad Pitt below makes me laugh because it reminds me of me and how I feel and what I think about how I am treated by some unnamed individuals. There are people who treat me below the dignity with which I feel that they should. I keep telling these people, in my mind, to just keep on messing with me. If it is “crazy” you are looking for, I will soon show you “crazy.” Hahaha…

SPEAKING OF CRAZY, wait until the NFL season starts. I think that the New Orleans Saints are going to play out of their minds this season.

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Coming soon to a theater near you.

I might seem rather delusional in this story below. If the Lord sends the young lady in this picture or someone looking just like her (closer to my age maybe) to my house, I will let y’all know. It does not hurt to have hope that God will answer my pleas. In reality, of course, God might want to send to me a lady about 30 years older than this lovely “thang.”

Good God Almighty! God, why don’t you slap this big, fine thang straight into my arms? I will be lying back “in the groove” waiting for you to do that for me, Lord.

nikita

Yes, God, please give me this fine thang.

Wanna’ See “Crazy”?

I WANT SOME BOILED CRABS! Do you ever at times get a hankering for a certain food, and cannot get over the urge until you get your hands on what you want?

This picture of Brad Pitt below makes me laugh because it reminds me of me and how I feel and what I think about how I am treated by some unnamed individuals. There are people who treat me below the dignity with which I feel that they should. I keep telling these people, in my mind, to just keep on messing with me. If it is “crazy” you are looking for, I will soon show you “crazy.” Hahaha…

SPEAKING OF CRAZY, wait until the NFL season starts. I think that the New Orleans Saints are going to play out of their minds this season.

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Coming soon to a theater near you.

I might seem rather delusional in this story below. If the Lord sends the young lady in this picture or someone looking just like her (closer to my age maybe) to my house, I will let y’all know. It does not hurt to have hope that God will answer my pleas. In reality, of course, God might want to send to me a lady about 30 years older than this lovely “thang.”

Good God Almighty! God, why don’t you slap this big, fine thang straight into my arms? I will be lying back “in the groove” waiting for you to do that for me, Lord.

nikita

Yes, God, please give me this fine thang.

Not Morgan Freeman too?

Oh, #MyGoodness! Is Morgan Freeman also among the accused now? Has a man “just talking” become a crime and a sin now? #WOE to men! REPORTED TODAY: “Several witnesses on CNN said that Morgan Freeman frequently made comments about the bodies of women working on set, at his production company, or even female reporters. Four people who worked on film sets with Freeman said that the actor made comments about women’s clothing or bodies.” Huh?!

Don’t look, Morgan. DON’T LOOK!

Cheering

Cheerleaders! Close your eyes, men.

I wish that I could be a “bad” motor scooter like Muhammad Ali was. Muhammad said that he is so mean that he makes medicine sick. I filmed Ali for my job at a luncheon when he was in New Orleans to fight Leon Spinks at the Super Dome.

Why in the heck should empty land have more say-so in the election of our president than actual, human voters? This logic below is very flawed.

I saw another incident today on the news about utter, racist police brutality. I cannot watch much more of these incidents on TV. This stuff is not good for my spirit.

A friend of mine switched to a different political party, bringing joy to my heart. Any good news these days for Democrats and for righteousness is great news, no matter how small. We have a criminal president in the United States who wants himself and all of his henchmen to be above the law.

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Yes, Drive “em Crazy! by Ferdinand Delery

If interested, please buy here.

We (my local family) had some visitors come to town from California over the Memorial Day holiday. It is nice to see relatives from out of town. They came to town to visit relatives on both sides of the family. I did some visiting too on Memorial Day on my end. I had fun!