Tell Ray to Stop

by Bob 'Dex' Armstrong
 
 

I was watching the Discovery Channel the other night and they were showing scenes from the nuclear power school... In the lobby, they had this larger-than-life bronze bust of Admiral Rickover. Over the years, a tradition had evolved... Each sailor passing would give the old admiral a rub on the nose. Suffice it to say, Rickover got issued a rather prominent proboscis.

It was also evident that the statuary's original patina had long vanished, leaving the father of atomic propulsion with a bright brass schnozz.

(Sung to the tune of 'Rudolph, the Red-Nose Reindeer')

"Hyman, the shifty-eyed Rickover...

Had a very shiny nose...

And if you ever saw him...

You would even say it glows.

All of the other smokies...

Used to laugh and call him names...

He wouldn't let his nukeys...

Join in any grab-ass games."

If I have told Ray once, I have told him a thousand times... Quit scaring little children. Forgive us, Gene Autry.

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