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LIONEL VIDEO SCREED: The Logodaedalus Speaks Anent “Nucular”

“Many people get unlimited mileage out of a limited vocabulary.” (Graffiti)

I addressed this as well in my PIX 11 Commentary.

But, surprisingly enough, there may indeed be a nucule. Though most don’t know it.

Literary usage of Nucule

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
“… that fruit which is otherwise called a gland or acorn, or any small, hard, one-seeded pericarp. The female organ in Chara ia also calli-il a nucule. …”

2. Text-book of Botany: Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1875)
“The nucule therefore stai in the monoecious … a and a nucule 5, c its Crown ; ß sterile lateral leaflet … m the basal node of the nucule (X …”

3. Class Book of Botany: Being an Introduction to the Study of the Vegetable by John Hutton Balfour (1852)
“The nucule is produced on the axil of a branch, and consists Fig. 1056. Fig. 1057. … The globule is usually placed immediately below the nucule (Figs. …”

4. On Molecular and Microscopic Science by Mary Somerville (1869)
“The nucule is an ovoid sac with five long cells spirally Fig. 41. Antheridia of Chara fragilis:—A, antheridium developed at base of …”

LIONEL VIDEO: Hagiography & Fond Recollections Of Growing Up Catholic

My fascination with Catholic saints continues to this day. The greatest stories ever reported. Or concocted. In any event, the stories are wonderful.

My favorite was, of course, St. Lawrence.

Grilled, barbecued over a gridiron, Lawrence, the famous cut-up (or was that Tobia? Anyhoo.) was known to have responded, “Turn me over, I’m done on this side.” I swear.

Pope Sixtus II’s martyrdom was followed three days later by that of Lawrence, the last of the deacons of Rome to be executed. He was put to death by being roasted on a gridiron over a fire. The Golden Legend, written in A.D. 1275 by Jacobus de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, gives us this account:

And the ministers despoiled him, and laid him stretched out upon a gridiron of iron, and laid burning coals under, and held him with forks of iron. Then said Laurence to Valerianus: Learn, thou cursed wretch, that thy coals give to me refreshing of coldness, and make ready to thee torment perdurable, and our Lord knoweth that I, being accused, have not forsaken him, and when I was demanded I confessed him Christ, and I being roasted give thankings unto God.  And after this he said with a glad cheer unto Decius, Thou cursed wretch, thou hast roasted that one side, turn that other, and eat.

LIONEL HOSTAGE VIDEO: Private Musings & Deep Thoughts. Or Something.

The official name of this piece is LIONEL UNPLUGGED: Decoding the Jejune World of Our MSM, Charlie Sheen et Myriad Miscellany. This has such a Red Brigade texture to it and just the way I like it. Raw, ribald, riveting and replete with rapid-fire ripostes.

Contains gluten.


Saturday, October 16, 2010, at New York’s famous Carnegie Deli, was LIONEL MEDIA’s first installment of an event heretofore unheard of or experienced in the real, entertainment world. LIONEL MEDIA teamed up with Shirt Scuffle in a T-Shirt competition that seeks to capture the essence of my show and the experiential totality of this mediapalooza. Check the link and join the high jinks and creative mayhem.

Herein for members only is the PAT COOPER INTERVIEW. Unplugged, unedited and unfettered. A nonstop, unplugged, unhinged and unedited interview with Pat Cooper, a comic original and personal hero.

The most naturally funny comedian and a nonpareil raconteur, my friend Pat Cooper. (Photo by Steve Garrin)

LIONEL VIDEO: A Rare Interview With Sandy Levine (MBD) Of NY’S Carnegie Deli

This Says It All.

Let this be a lesson to you anent the incontinence-inducing vuvuzela.