Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Make a Note

A picture of a string with drops of water- the logo for SoCS

 

A nice sit on the back porch and a concert by the cardinal intent to broadcast his availability is interrupted by a tone on my phone. (I didn’t mean that rhyme.) A quick look on the screen shows a large box on the porch. Thank heavens it didn’t fall into the backyard, is my thought while going through the unlock process.

A gate of steel rolled back, four bolts unlocked, two crossbars lifted, and the front door is thrown open. A mental note is made to replace all this stuff with a security sensor. There is nothing on the box to indicate the contents or sender, but the assumption is it’s from Linda Hill. A walk around the box reveals nothing.

All of a sudden (Love that), a whirring noise accompanies the slow rise of the top of the box. The decision was made to step back just as the top fell to the driveway. Inside the box, a strange green color glows as a hand clutching some kind of gun rises from within.

Soon a green helmated character in a green skirt follows the hand. “Where’s the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom,” says the character. The realization comes to me that this is Marvin the Martain in person. I immediately apologize for the lack of a kaboom, and Marvin hands me an envelope. (Of course)

Marvin continues to rise and disappears in a large fluffy cloud. I open the envelope to find a message. Here is what it says, Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “make a note.” Do with it what you will. Have fun!

If you would like to have fun, visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2022/07/08/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-9-2022/

Make a note by John W. Howell © 2022

“I don’t even remember Marvin the Martain.”

“I made a note to look up the Warner Brother’s characters and was surprised that he’s been around since 1948.”

“That’s hard to believe.”

“Yeah, I know.”

“What is the fascination with these characters anyway?”

“No real explanation other than I always liked them and find them fun.”

“So they become part of your intro.”

“Exactly.”

“And you aren’t nuts.”

“I don’t think so.”

“I’m going to make a note.”

“About what?”

“To ask for an appearance by Foghorn Leghorn.”

“Really?”

“Yes, really.”

“That is so easy to arrange.”

“I would love that.”

“Consider it done.”

“Calls for a Voo Doo Ranger.”

“Or two. I’m buying.”

“Even better. I’ll do Über.”

“Done.”

 

 

91 comments

  1. […] Cheryl, I think I’m going to need another John Howell’s Special. I mean, unless research has shown that mixing seltzer, bourbon and cherries is […]

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    1. Thanks for the mention, Dan

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  2. 1,000 Bonus points for featuring Marvin the Martain, John. I love that guy! Great job with the prompt.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Did Linda authorize those points? If so I can get a lug nut for the Bentley turbo.

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      1. Those are from the bar. We keep a stash there for friends of the Island View. They are good everywhere other bonus points are accepted.

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      2. Oh excellent . I now have two lug nuts. It won’t be long.

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  3. My vote is for Andy Pandy. 😀

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    1. On the list. Thanks, Keith.

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  4. Marvin is still rather popular these days. He shows up on merchandise all the time. One of my masks had him on it too. Not sure why he still gets attention.

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    1. I’m not sure either. 😁

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  5. I loved Marvin! Especially the way he talked… it may have been violent but it was cartoon violence not real people.

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    1. He is a character for sure. Thanks, Pamela.

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  6. Ya gotta admit – Marvin is cute, but I say, I say, you get extra points for Foghorn!!

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    1. Foghorn is one of my favorites. Looks like you have him down. 😁

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  7. I don’t remember Marvin the Martian. Yes . . . I say, yes, to an appearance by Foghorn Leghorn!

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    1. He’s next. 😁

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    2. Looks I started a comment and fell asleep, that’s dangerous!!
      I had not heard of Marvin the Martian! But Foghorn Leghorn yes I know him …. Bring him on!! 💜💜💜

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      1. 😊 Not only falling asleep you are starting to repeat yourself too. 🤣

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      2. Omg? You’d better have me put down now 😜☺️😜 or send a Warner Brothers assassin to dispatch me!

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      3. You need a rum and coke.

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      4. Yes indeed 💜😂

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  8. I’ve always loved to hear a cardinal intent on broadcasting in the morning. Or anytime. You do have a way with words. Most excellent use of the prompt. Looking forward to more Looney Tunes.

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    1. Thank you , Jill. I’m so glad you like my Lunacy Toonacy. 😁

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  9. I’m not sure I remember Marvin the Martian. Was he related to My Favorite Martian? Loved Foghorn! Happy Saturday sung to the tune of Born Too Late by Poni-Tails.

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    1. Super song, Jill. Marvin was first a cartoon in 1948 so he was ahead of My Favorite Martin. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of Young Girl by Gary Puckett. (Notice the theme) 😁

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  10. My vote goes for Beaky Buzzard and the baby bumble bee. Bonus points if you don’t sing the “Won’t my momma be proud of me” song. Bring on the Voodoo Ranger…

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    1. First appeared in 1942. On the list.

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  11. Marvin the Martian was one of the first cartoon characters I recall growing up. He kind of “flew under the radar” compared to other, more famed Tunes characters…but I think he’s come to be more appreciated today as he continues to be utilized in popular culture.

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    1. Yes indeed. His last appearence was in Space Jam in 2021.

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  12. Capital idea, boy. I’ll take, I say, I’ll take two of those beers since you’re buyin’

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    1. I say boy. Here, I say here you are.

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  13. Thanks for the smiles, John. Marvin the Martian put me in the Wayback Machine. Mr. Peabody says “Hello.” 🙂

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    1. Hello back. 🤣

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  14. Foghorn Leghorn, who can forget that character. Good use of the challenge, John. I’m making a note right now to read more of your muses.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I would stay innocent if it were me.

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  15. Ha, so now I know you to expect next week. This week’s visitor is new to me. Happy Saturday, John.

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      1. HI John, thanks for that link. Somehow, Marvin looks familiar but I don’t remember seeing him in the cartoons.

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      2. His features were made a long time ago.

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  16. Marvin the Martian is one of my family’s favourites! (Especially one of my brothers-in-law). So happy he has come by, even if it was sans kaboom!
    Happy Saturday, John!

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    1. Yes he missed the kaboom. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. So much fun, you are, Mr. Howell!

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      2. Aww Thank you, Dale

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  17. Date I admit that I …

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    1. ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

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      1. Yes how did I do that 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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      2. I don’t know. 🤣

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      3. It’s all the excitement in your post!!

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Marvin the Martian is a fun character 🙂 Glad he made an appearance, too bad he didn’t get his boom.

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    1. Yes he was pretty upset. Thanks, Denise.

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  19. It looks like I fell asleep while commenting! Sorry! I have never heard of Marvin the Martian! But I have heard of Foghorn Leghorn and I love him bring him on 💜💜💜

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    1. I say, I ‘ll be glad. I say, willow. Be glad to see you

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      1. Excellent ☺️

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  20. I don’t remember Marvin the Martian, John, but I do remember Foghorn Leghorn. Nothing like visiting cartoon characters!

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    1. I think we all need to visit these guys

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      1. As long as there aren’t any ACME explosives and giant rubber bands.

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      2. So true. 😁

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  21. Marvin the Martian sounds familiar to me. I looked him up – there are plenty of pictures to jog my memory!

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    1. Good for you for looking him up. I hope you enjoyed it.

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  22. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Marvin Martian— “I think man is the most interesting insect on Earth.”

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  23. I do not remember Marvin the Martian, but I love Foghorn Leghorn! Actually, I had a question for two crows who were outside yesterday, “Are you Heckle and Jeckle?” They looked at me! Then I pointed south to Texas. I hope they make it soon. 🙂

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    1. After the Warner Brothers series is finished they would be good candidates. If they start walking now, they will get here by the time WB is finished. 😁

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      1. Ah ha! Good to know, John. I’m loving WB, so waiting is no problem.

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  24. I used to have a Marvin the Martian coffee mug. I wonder where it got to . . .

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    1. Went back to the mother ship I think.

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  25. […] Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Make a Note […]

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    1. Thanks for the share.

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  26. loved reading this – might have to give these writing prompts a try, i always liked a fun writing challenge! had to give you a follow and will be reading some of your other writing prompt stories 👍🏼

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    1. I’m so glad you stopped by. Yes, if you like to write, prompts are the way to go. They give me a break from my novels for sure. Thanks for the comment. 😊

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  27. So, Voo Doo Ranger is a beer?

    I had no idea Marvin was 74 years old. He’s really aging well. I guess that’s the luck of being Martian.

    Anyway great to hear Foghorn will be arriving by Uber. 🙄

    I’ll miss all of the security paraphernalia when you get sensors…..

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    1. Yes, VooDoo Ranger is a beer. I don’t think it is available in Canada. Yes I still have all the paraphernalia so you won’t miss them yet.

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      1. Oh Good!
        Although the electronic way can backfire! That would be funny…hehe

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      2. Yes that would be funny for sure. Thanks. 😁

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