I’ve been seeing the Gatorade G2 commercials a lot lately. The ones with Jeter and Manning walking around transforming the world at their feet. They remind me of some sort of stupid global warming super hero battles. Jeter and Manning walk around transforming concrete to grass using only the power of their own awesomeness. I’m imagining that the next installments involve Lebron cutting down trees and using them to lay hardwood floor everywhere, or Dale Jr. turning wetlands into concrete.
Anyway, in Jeter’s commercial he talks about “slow-mo, fast-mo, and any kind of mo there is.” Well, that got me wondering, what other kinds of “mo” are there Derek? Off the top of my head I can think of Moe from the Three Stooges; MO-ssouri; modus operandi and mowing the lawn; perpetual motion and motion in the ocean; McCain, Obama and Clinton and the Big Mo.
But after doing a few searches, here’s eight mo’ mo’s that might be refering to.
8. Flaming Moe
When the weight of the world has got you down,
and you want to end your life.
Bills to pay, a dead end job,
and problems with the wife.
Well don’t throw in the towel
cause there’s a place right down the block.
Where you can drink your miseries away.
At fla-ming Moes. Where liquor in a mug will warm you like a hug.
(*harmonizing*) Let’s all go to flaming Moe’s Flaming Moe’s
And happiness is just a flaming Moe away.
Happiness is just a flaming Moe away
* 1 oz. Brandy
* 1/2 oz. Blackberry Liqueur
* 1 oz. Creme de Menthe
* 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
* 1 oz. Sloe Gin
* 2 tbsp. Grape Cough Syrup (Krusty Non-Narkotik Kough Syrup)
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add crushed ice and shake well. Strain into cocktail glass. Light on fire.
7. Five Guys Named Moe: The Ultimate Dance and Show Band
“5 Guys Named Moe is a fabulous 12-piece horn-driven show band that’s sure to be a hit at your next party or event!
With the ability to tailor our show for your event, we offer a number of “theme shows” that are sure to please. First, if it’s 60’s rock ’n roll, soul or Motown you want, check out our ultra-cool “Rock ‘n Soul” show. Or, for an entire show of 70’s & 80’s retro dance hits and disco we’ll fire up our full-blown—“Dance-’Til-You-Drop”—party!”
6. Moe Bandy
“Just imagine that you were a sheet metal worker in Adkins, Texas and you had a dream to become a big entertainer. In addition, just imagine every time you tried to reach that success, a very large door was slammed in your face. Imagine traveling all the way to Nashville four times with no luck, and being flat broke to boot. Can you even imagine that in the last attempt at the big times, you would pawn your entire household of furniture so that you might achieve your dreams? Well believe it or not, that is just the way it happened for Moe Bandy.”
5. Moe Berg: Catcher and spy
Moe Berg bluffs his way up onto the roof of the hospital, the tallest building in Tokyo at the time. And from underneath his kimono he pulls out a movie camera. He proceeds to take a series of photos panning the whole setting before him, which includes the harbor, the industrial sections of Tokyo, possibly munitions factories and things like that. Then he puts the camera back under his kimono and leaves the hospital with these films,” says Nicholas Dawidoff, a Berg biographer.
Moe Berg has long enjoyed a reputation as the most shadowy player in the history of baseball. Earning more notoriety for being a frontline spy than for being a backup catcher, it is difficult to separate fact from fiction in Berg’s undercover career. Just Berg being a spy begs the question: How much of the fiction might have been used as cover?
The only utility player to be the subject of three biographies, few of his accomplishments came in the batter’s box. It was Berg whom St. Louis Cardinals scout Mike Gonzalez was describing when he coined the phrase “good field, no hit” in the early 1920s.
4. Slo Mo and Mic Wrecka
The Slo Mo mutation continues. The always impressive Mic Wrecka is now the man up front, co-writing every song on ‘Smokey Mountain’, to my great pleasure. We’ve been with our friends from Stargazer Lily, Sue Rosetti and Steph Hayes, over two years now, and they’ve done a fantastic job with the vocals and guitar. Sue really assumes the lead role on ‘Smokey Mountain’. I like the fact that I can hear all of the vocalists on the disc quite clearly — they’re each lending their considerable talents and vibes to this project
3. Tony Mo
“Tony Mo is the people’s person. He’s a symbol for all that is right in Belmar. He’s a mascot. He’s a hero. Tony Mo is legend. He’s the elite, and the common folk at once. Some call him “Mizlak”, others “social experiment”. Tony Mo has two speeds- “walk” and “dance”. He slaps the floor, and he wants you to too. You hear that chanting? The one that sounds like a “hey” chant? Those are Tony Mo’s believers. Everyone knows Tony Mo. Tony Mo steals the fire from the dance floor. Tony Mo explodes.”
2. Mo the Clown
Who is this Mo The Clown anyway??
Mo The Clown is a white face clown living in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He is an entertaining, award winning balloon twister, creating a myriad of balloon sculptures for children of ALL ages.
Strolling or seated, Mo’s balloon presence and irrepressible personality draw folks to benefit from the efforts of his tireless balloon buffoonery. Adhering to the adage that fun is meant to be practiced and a good time should be had by all, Mo is a diplomatic asset to his host, working to create an enjoyable experience.
Mo is also a New Hampshire Justice Of The Peace, performing Weddings With A Twist. ”
1. Corn Mo: the Man, the Myth, the Mo
Corn Mo played in a jazz band. Then a country band. Then a metal band. And then, he found the accordion. And then he joined a juggling troupe. And then he started 357 Lover which became the band of what he tried to do solo. And then decided to keep doing both. And then he joined a sideshow circus called The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. And then he started touring and having adventures.
And its been awesome. And it keeps getting better.