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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life

just watch me pee

May8

so…

only a man can fully appreciate this post.

I have never had a problem peeing in public on an open camp fire.

they call me trinity

have you ever seen the movie, They Call Me Trinity? I think it was one of my Dad’s favorite films. it’s a genuine Italian “spaghetti western”, that starred an impossibly handsome and gifted comedic Terrence Hill as our favored protagonist, “Trinity”. the lesser known sequel was My Name Is Nobody. that also starred Henry Fonda, (my favorite Fonda movie remains, Mr. Roberts: “now hear this… now hear this…”) which is in so many ways astonishing, yet something of a testimony to the sheer genius of the series. Dad absolutely loved westerns, and military yarns. and, he was a terrific belly laugher. the room always lit-up for me when he laughed.

I don’t think Dad stopped laughing from the opening credits to the very end. and, the retelling of numerous Trinity scenes made cocktail parties at our house(s) worth looking forward to.

in any event, there was a scene in a public latrine where Trinity faces-off with a hapless fellow, face-to-face over urinals. that seen left a lasting impression on me for countless reasons.

 

this past weekend I had my Emma Jo and our hearty-and-ferocious U13 Shockers Nation soccer team at a Select tournament in Duluth preparing for the State Cup May 11th and 12th. we were warming-up for a match and I had something of a run-in with the other teams head coach. he wanted us to change our jerseys and there really was no point. he was just trying to get into our heads. the simple fact is, he was being a DICK.

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about ten minutes before the match I found myself heading towards the public restroom only steps behind him. he approached a urinal first and paused. I strode right up to the urinal next to him, looked right at him and instantly unleashed a manful and thundering effort, staring at him for a delightful thirty seconds. the entire time he could produce nothing. as I prepared to make my triumphant and testosterone enhanced departure, I slapped him heartily on the shoulder (whoopsee) and offered a well-meant, “good luck coach”.

I know all of this is mean-spirited. but, he was a DICK.

after all that he probably thinks I’m a dick.

we are ready! wish us luck at State Cup!

peace be to my Brothers and sisters.

brian patrick cork

Bat Masterson

December11

So long Gene Barry.

To me, you will always be that debonaire Bat Masterson. They don’t play it that way any longer. Perhaps they never did. They, whoever, they may be, certainly should.

One of the coolest parts of the Television series was that the Bat Masterson character, portrayed by Mr. Barry, often beat his adversaries senseless with the use of his gold-tipped cane, as opposed to the use of firearms (with which he was equally dexterous).

My Grandad would say: “now there’s a gentleman – for you”. And, if he were, tragically, absent from the living room, then my Dad would always carry the banner. It was a determined play on words, and directed amicably towards the hapless villains. Oh, and they were a dastardly bunch.

Great stuff, really.

Please join me with a rousing rendition of the Bat Masterson THEME SONG:

“Back when the West was very young

There lived a man named Masterson

He wore a cane and derby hat

They called him Bat

Bat Masterson!

A man of steel, the story says

But women’s eyes all glanced his way.

A gambler’s game he always won

His name was Bat

Bat Masterson!

Refrain

The trail that he blazed is still there

No one has come since to replace his name

and those with too ready a trigger,

forgot to figure on his lightning cane.

Now in the legend of the West

One name stands out above the rest

The man who had the fastest gun,

His name was Bat

Bat Masterson!”

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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