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6 years 7 weeks ago, 6:37 PM

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Cannon Balls

It is possible to learn something new each day. Here's your little bit of knowledge for today. Cannon Balls It was necessary to keep a good supply of cannon balls near the cannon on old war ships. But how to prevent them from rolling about the deck was the problem. The best storage method devised was to stack them as a square based pyramid, with one ball on top, resting on four, resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon.There was only one problem -- how to prevent the bottom layer from sliding/rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate with 16 round indentations, called a Monkey. But if this plate were made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make Brass Monkeys. Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled. Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannon balls would come right off the monkey. Thus, it was quite literally, cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. And all this time, you thought that was a vulgar expression, didn't you?

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 6:42 PM

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brass monkeys

very educational an entertaining lol

6 years 7 weeks ago, 6:51 PM

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Yes, I am now trying

to figure out the connection to that Beastie Boys song, Brass Monkey, here are the words for that too:

Before reviewing the lyrics, I recommend all site rednecks don't read, as your heads might explode!!!

(chorus) Brass Monkey - that funky Monkey
Brass Monkey - junkie
That funky Monkey

Got this dance that's more than real
Drink Brass Monkey - here's how you feel
Put your left leg down - your right leg up
Tilt your head back - let's finish the cup
M.C.A. with the bottle - D. rocks the can
Adrock gets nice with Charlie Chan
We're offered Moet - we don't mind Chivas
Wherever we go with bring the Monkey with us
Adrock drinks three - Mike D. is D.
Double R. foots the bill most definitely
I drink Brass Monkey and I rock well
I got a Castle in Brooklyn - that's where I dwell

(repeat chorus)

Cause I drink it anytime - and anyplace
When it's time to get ill - I pour it on my face
Monkey tastes Def when you pour it on ice
Come on y'all it's time to get nice
Coolin' by the lockers getting kind of funky
Me and the crew - we're drinking Brass Monkey
This girl walked by - she gave me the eye
I reached in the locker - grabbed the Spanish Fly
I put it with the Monkey - mixed it in the cup
Went over to the girl, "Yo baby, what's up?"
I offered her a sip - the girl she gave me lip
It did begin the stuff wore in and now she's on my tip

(repeat chorus)

Step up to the bar - put the girl down
She takes a big gulp and slaps it around
Take a sip - you can do it - you get right to it
We had a case in the place and we went right through it
You got a dry Martini - thinking you're cool
I'll take your place at the bar - I smack you off your stool
I'll down a '40 dog" in a single gulp
And if you got beef you'll get beat to a pulp
Monkey and parties and reelin' and rockin'
Def, def - girls, girls - all y'all jockin'
The song and dance keeping you in a trance
If you don't buy my record I got my advance
I drink it - I think it - I see it - I be it
I love Brass Monkey but I won't give D. it
We got the bottle - you got the cup
Come on everybody let's get ffffff

(repeat chorus)

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 10:08 PM

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My skull...........

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Before reviewing the lyrics, I recommend all site rednecks don't read, as your heads might explode!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 1:16 PM

Anonymous

for your info

i actually have all the Beastie Boys albums on cassette!always have liked em'i just never cared for that jungle jazz shit-killin niggaz and fuckin hoez bullshit

6 years 7 weeks ago, 7:06 PM

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MABEY

IF MC CAIN USED THIS SONG AS HIS CAMPAIGN HE'D BE AHEAD INSTEAD OF BEHIND

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 7:10 PM

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or I kissed a girl and I liked it

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 7:15 PM

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YES

AND THEN SARAH PALEN AND MRS MC CAIN BUMP UGLIES RIGHT BEHIND MC CAIN DURING HIS " THANK'S FOR NOTHING JOE THE PLUMBER " SPEECH

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 9:32 PM

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brass monkey

its a brown malt liquor type like md 20/20 i used to drink it when i was younger and lived in ny i dont know if they still sell it

its better to burn out than fade away
6 years 7 weeks ago, 9:53 PM

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Mad Dog 20/20

My wife said she knows what you are talking about,they use to sale it here in KY., but took it off the selfs. Because the kids were getting ahold of it and it was cheap. They don't sell it here anymore, because of the kids getting it.. Down here they called it Mad Dog 20/20.

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 10:11 PM

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We used to get back from the field and hit the class 6 for crazy horse....three day hangover

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 1:08 PM

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Cannon Balls

That was very educational. looking forward to learning more.

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