If you mention bazooka, most people think of the shoulder held "rocket"
launcher first used in WW-2, but the very first bazooka was a horn made out of
plumbing parts, and then out of stove pipes and a whiskey funnel and invented
by a variety radio host named Bob Burns from Arkansas. WW-2 soldiers adopted
the name for their "tank killer".
Kaleb might have heard his parents or grandparents mention Bob Burns and the
bazooka. People who heard the bazooka played said it would be more effective on
the battle field than the army version. Since it sounded so terrible, the
Germans would have surrendered by the hundreds.
> > Kaleb wrote:
> > "Yep. I am quite familiar with all the welk performers. Perry Mason and
> > Matlock were big shows also."
> > Meade wrote: " My perfect re-run channel would be original Star Trek,
> > Perry Mason, Twilight Zone, LW, In Search Of, The Avengers, The Prisoner,
> > and Monty Python."
> > I still watch Perry Mason! I love it. And Meade that's a great list! It
> > looks like my Netflix list of shows! Except Monty Python isn't on Netflix
> > that I have found. I wish it was I would watch that all the time! Spam,
> > Spam, Spam, Spam, . . .
> > Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
> > Don Snook
> > _______________________________________
> Agreed, but I wish they had not eliminated the old radio shows like:
> The Shadow
> Mr. District Attorney
> It Pays to be Ignorant
> Major Bowes Amateur Hour
> Comics like Fred Allen and Bob Hope
> and various musical shows like the Hit Parade and a Hawaiian music show.
> You could get routine stuff done while listening to your favorite programs.
> TV takes your full attention.
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