I mean, this would be simple enough if the prompt was “cheer,” but it’s “cheers.” Well, I’ll just go with “cheer” and hope no one notices.
The prompt in its original form begs to be used to discuss the TV show Cheers, but since I waited this week to see how many others talked about it, I don’t want to go with that, other than to say I thought Frasier, which followed Dr. Frasier Crane from Boston to Seattle, was funnier. Still, there was this one scene in the original show, and I haven’t been able to find it on YouTube, where two prim-and-proper elderly ladies stop into Cheers and start out ordering tea, and it escalates from there until they order shots and beers, “Wild Turkey and Bud.” Carla walks away, telling them “I’ll run a tab.”
I had a friend from North Carolina who raved on and on (and he could rave on and on) about Cheerwine, a kind of soda (or pop, or Coke, or whatever you call it where you are) made from cherries. I tried it, and it’s awful, but to each his own.
Cheerleading has gone from an activity where the prettiest girls in school stand around in short skirts and tennis shoes shaking pom-poms to a real athletic event. There was always a certain amount of athleticism involved, but now… It’s real competitive, too, I guess because now universities are recruiting cheerleaders and offering full scholarships. I’m really amazed there aren’t more serious injuries with some of the stunts they try, especially the smaller ones, who end up getting thrown up in the air. I mean, I can see them really getting injured if the ones who are supposed to catch them, don’t.
Is it five minutes yet?
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Yes, I know it’s Pig Latin, but they called it “toucan talk” on the backs of the original boxes, which I remember very clearly…