It’s painted red, the stripe was white It was eighteen feet from the bow to the stern light Second hand from a dealer in Atlanta I rode up with Daddy when he went there to get her Put on a shine, put on a motor Built out of love, made for the water Ran her for years, till the transom got rotten A piece of my childhood will never be forgotten
It was just an old plywood boat A ‘75 Johnson with electric choke A young boy two hands on the wheel I can’t replace the way it make me feel And I would turn her sharp And I would make her whine He’d say, you can’t beat the way an old wood boat rides Just a little lake across the Alabama line But I was king of the ocean When Daddy let me drive
Just an old half-ton shortbed Ford My uncle bought new in '64 Daddy got it right 'cause the engine was smoking Couple of burned valves and he had it going He let me drive here when we’d haul off a load Down a dirt strip where we’d dump trash off of Thigpen Road Sit up in the seat and stretch my feet out to the pedals Smiling like a hero that just received his medal
It was just an old hand-me-down Ford With three-speed on the column and a dent in the door A young boy two hands on the wheel I can’t replace the way it made me feel And I would press that clutch And I would keep it right And he’d say, a little slower son you’re doing just fine Just a dirt road with trash on each side But I was Mario Andretti When Daddy let me drive
I’m grown up now three daughters of my own To let them drive my old Jeep across a pasture in our home Maybe one day they’ll reach back in their file And pull out that old memory And think of me and smile, and say
Just an old worn-out Jeep Rusty old floorboard, hot on my feet A young girl two hands on the wheel I can’t replace the way it made me feel And he’d say, turn it left and steer it right Straighten up girl now you’re doing just fine Just a little valley by the river where we’d ride But I was high on a mountain When Daddy let me drive
When Daddy let me drive Oh he let me drive Daddy let me drive
It’s just an old plywood boat With a '75 Johnson with electric choke
The transom stern of HMS Vanguard during construction. Instead of having a gradual
tapering off section, it was found that simply ending the hull anywhere within up to six feet of the rudder had no significant impact on performance. The loss of weight meanwhile gave an increase in speed and acceleration. It was a discovery made in the design studies for the N3-class battleships and G3-class battlecruisers of the early 1920s - colossal ships which never came to fruition.
Victorian “Dollhouse” 1890’s Queen Anne Elwood Indiana by John S. Via Flickr: Directly across the street from the house that appeared long vacant in streetview (but is now occupied) is this sweetheart of a Victorian cottage. It has aluminum siding but is otherwise 100% original looking with two fancy stained glass transom windows. The porch with the swing and white wicker furniture looks especially inviting. No modern house has this much charm.
The first time I remember women reacting to me was when we were filming “Hud” in Texas. Women were literally trying to climb through the transoms at the motel where I stayed. At first, it’s flattering to the ego. At first. Then you realize that they’re mixing me up with the roles I play - characters created by writers who have nothing to do with who I am.
“Madam, you do not call a man a fool on the transom of his own home. A home that happens to be the world headquarters of a company keeping streaming video of a man who’s about to drink his own urine online for tens of thousands of Filipinos. Does that sound like foolishness to you?”
"I think you would be foolish to turn this down."
"Did you just call me a fool?"
"No. All I meant was..."
"Madam, you do not call a man a fool on the transom of his own home. A home that happens to be the world headquarters of a company keeping streaming video of a man who's about to drink his own urine online for tens of thousands of Filipinos. Does that sound like foolishness to you? So, you can tell your clients, respectfully, that they may go fuck themselves."