WWII's Kilroy Was Here , The inside info on how the legend started
okay so, i've watched the episode 3 or 4 times now, and something i'm not quite sure of: the final mural riley paints, is it granddad and his wife from back in the day, or is it huey and rileys parents? I think it's Riley and Huey's parents because of #3. In the comics, I don't. Riley Freeman is a character from the syndicated comic strip The Boondocks written by Aaron Riley, who grew up on the West Side of Chicago, was moved along with his brother to the peaceful, white airsoft weapons and tags houses, as demonstrated in "The Garden Party" and "Riley Wuz Here". Relationships[ edit]. Riley wuz here Avid viewers of the famous American television animated series Boondocks would agree with me that the song which played towards the end of.
I don't think the show really has ever mentioned them in any episodes. Fanon usually says that they're dead. Others might be under the interpretation that Huey and Riley's mom might have been a single teenage runaway explaining Grandad's less than kind attitude toward his grandkids.
However, the world may never know. Well somebody had to die since the boys inherited something to get that house. Who died is another question entirely. Actually, its stated that they're dead, as according to the original comic strip, they died in an accident and Granddad used the ensuing inheritance to buy the house. But wait, I thought they never mentioned any cause of death for Huey's and Riley's parents? The subject is never really brought up in the comics nor show. To my knowledge, it was implied through bits and pieces of dialogue.
Why take him and not Ed Sr.? It's obvious Ed Sr. Who's gonna die first?
What show is this parodying? He can't take Wuncler senior because the President directly told him not to. At that point, he was basically just taking Ed III as a general "fuck you" to Wuncler, rather than for any practical purpose.
Not that he needed to take especial care with prisoner taking at the point either, as Wuncler basically gave him leave anyway. Also, Rule of Funny. If Flowers was going to cause a scene that lands him in prison for life at absolute best, why not just shoot Ed III? I mean he'd already gone rogue and everyone was pissed over the chicken flu thing three episodes ago.
I mean he has the gun pointed at Ed right then and there and has nothing to lose at this point. Because live hostages help you get away. Then again, he could've shot Ed Sr.
I wouldn't want to be the man who shot Ed Wuncler. Considering how many enemies the man has, and the joy he takes in maximum-prejudice strategies, I'd be abducted by anonymous men while I was awaiting trial, and my corpse wouldn't surface for decades.
And remember when Huey proposed killing Ed Wuncler II, only for that plan to be shot down by Granddad "You know for a smart nigga, you've sure got some dumbass plans. While Robert didn't elaborate, he did imply a good point; murdering an extremely rich and powerful man who has friends in the government just wouldn't end well. So his name is Colonel H. He bought the title nominally.
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It must be a nickname or nominal title he's been blind since he was 15, how was he going to get into the military? His crew features similar Theme Namingso it's presumably either just a nickname or a 'gang rank' of some kind. The title 'Colonel' is basically Kentucky knighthood.
It's bestowed on any Kentucky citizen who the state feels to be exemplary. Exemplary and Stinkmeaner aren't really words that go together. Since he drives despite being blind, fighting in combat despite being blind wouldn't be totally out of question, although it seems rather too honorable for him to be involved in.
Stinkmeaner is indicated to hate blacks slightly more than he hates people in generalso maybe he chose the title Colonel because of its association with white Southerners.
We even have a trope for itas I recall. Stinkmeaner sounds just nasty and hateful enough to want to join the army purely for the sadistic pleasure of hearing another man's Death Rattle. In fact, that would be his ringtone. Stinkmeaner is probably a nickname of some kind. Why did everyone go crazy in the "Fried Chicken Flu", chicken isn't the only food in the world? The episode's plot comes from a news story about a drive-thru running out of chicken and the patrons acting like the world was about to end.
It was a joke on both the mass hysteria over swine flu, and the huge backlash KFC received a few years ago after Oprah endorsed people to try their new baked chicken and KFC ran out almost instantly.
In "The Real" how did Riley trick the reality show people? Home Edition that made the producers think Granddad was blind. In reality, he was only wearing sunglasses to emulate Bill Cosby.
The EM crew also believed that Granddad was running a homeless shelter out of the house, and Riley brought in Tom, Jazmine, and Ruckus to pose as homeless people. Granddad played along with the deception, but was so excited to see the finished car that he forgot to act blind, leading the EM crew to stop work on the house. Don't reality shows usually check records to make sure that people stories about illness, disabilities, or whatever are actually true and not complete B.
They do in the real world no pun intended. Not in this show, which works purely and unashamedly on Rule of Cool and Rule of Funny. Who would give a blind person a car, anyway? Despite all this, Riley often insults his brother with the repeated phrase "Nigga, you gay," usually after receiving a hug although he just distanced himself from Huey while speaking those words in the episode " In the Season 3 finale however, Riley offers Huey a hug near the end without insulting him but admiring Huey when they saw him on the television instead.
Robert Freeman Robert Freeman is Riley's paternal grandfather. Riley constantly disrespects Robert and Robert mainly resorts to physical punishment to keep Riley in line, but Riley seems accustomed to this kind of disciplinary action to the point where it does not influence or change his actions in any significant way.
He seems to not understand his grandpa's rules and gets whipped with his belt when he makes a bad choice. They are shown to be close at times and agree on things in season two. In season three, the two are seen to have "father and son" moments, such as when they go out to try the new fried chicken in "The Fried Chicken Flu".
They're the closest thing to a gang that exists in Woodcrest. They have a great variety of real firearms and are free to commit any crime they wish since Ed's grandfather essentially owns the suburb.
Riley sometimes accompanies them on their various misdeeds, and is not afraid to point out when their crimes are poorly-planned, or are only successful because of Ed's grandfather's status. However, Rummy dismisses Riley's reasoning and says they get away with crimes because he Rummy is a criminal mastermind.
However, they tend to use him for their own personal gain, such as stealing his Granddad's car with knowledge that Riley will not reveal they did it, then when it was eventually returned, they stole his new bike, fitted with rims riding as they shouted: Dubois Family Riley likes to make fun of the Dubois family — especially Tom.
He mocks Tom's unmanliness, breaks Jazmine's beliefs, and makes fun of Sarah's cooking. He outwits Tom, an attorney, in an argument about R. Kelly's trial and makes fun of Tom's fear of being anally raped in prison. He also mocks Sarah's cooking by comparing her peach cobbler to vomit with peas in it.
Cindy McPhearson Cindy threatens would-be competitors to Riley's "Fun-Raiser" in "The Fundraiser" Cindy could be considered the white female counterpart of Riley and is initially an antagonist to Riley as seen in the season two episode Ballin'. Cindy and Riley were initially rivals on different basketball teams in the local league, but in The Story of Gangstalicious Part 2, Granddad invites her over to play with him, signifying a small amount of friendship.
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In the Season 3 episode The Fundraiser, Cindy became a business partner of Riley's and helped him, Jazmine, and Phil, a seldom used stereotypical ignorant kid, sell large amounts of chocolate bars in order to make money. She becomes the last remaining partner of Riley, being the only one not to bail out of the organization. Well, as Kilroy then himself got smart about this, he began using other markings besides a line. The "outsmarting match" continued between the women and Kilroy until he began to draw images and signing his name.
It is the most popular image of Kilroy with his signature that hardest to duplicate exactly and thus that is the marking that endured. At least that is somewhat how we tell it from the home front. During an inspection of the fleet he noticed that bolts on the ship had seven or more threads extended from the nuts.
When he saw this he issued orders to cut the bolts to a maximum of three threads. This resulted in saving tons of metal for other uses during the war. Thereafter, when GIs went aboard a ship and saw that the bolts had been cut down to three exposed threads, they knew Kilroy had been there - "Kilroy Was Here. Here is one story that I heard and think that it sounds very logical.
Plumbing inspections, electrical inspections, etc, etc. There was one inspector named Mr. Kilroy working in a shipyard in Boston. Upon completion of his inspection tour, if the proper people and papers were not there for him to sign he would just scrawl on the bulkhead "Kilroy was here" And then move on to his next inspection. That was the sign that he was there, inspected and passed the ship.
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Most of the ships were built so fast that not all surfaces had time to be painted and thousands of soldiers saw his little notes on the bulkheads. That's how "Kilroy was here" got it's start. If not, at least it is a good story. Legend 6 "Ogham" picture courtesy of http: I was just on your site looking at the speculation as to where "kilroy was here" came from and I may have stumbled across a different explanation that goes back a LONG time.
I was in a site looking up information on Irish lore and found an ancient form of communication that was written on large stones throughout Ireland in the form of symbols. The system of communication was called "Ogham" and on the link below it states that "Kilroy, son of here" seems to be the basic message type carried by the markings. My thinking was that it was a way for a traveler, land-owner, etc.
From "Kilroy, son of here" you could easily re-phrase it into "Kilroy was here". Below is the link to the info I found. There's not much there, but you can contact the person who wrote this as well I believe there's a "contact" link on it. Have a good day. Kilroy, a young inspector of riveting at a shipyard in Boston, was going to depart for Europe as a soldier because World War II broke out.
One week before his departure from a port in Boston for Europe by warship, Kilroy met up with a young woman at a small restaurant near the port. Her name was Rosie, who came from California to visit her relatives in Boston. Kilroy and Rosie soon fell in love with each other. They met at the restaurant every day, and sat at a regular table in a corner.
They both were Irish Americans, as supposed from their names. When Ireland, their ancestral place, was talked about, Kilroy said, "Ireland is widely known for fairy folk tales, isn't it? Whenever he talked, he drew an interesting illustration of a fairy. D "Some people usually say that I look like a terrorist, not a doctor Question to the Vets who fought in the South Pacific - If you had met Makio coming at you with a sword or bayonet fixed, could you have guessed that he had such a good sense of humor?
Looking at the fairy, Rosie said, "Oh, what a cute jocular fairy! The night Kilroy was going to propose to Rosie. He was waiting for her at the regular table in the corner of the restaurant. Rosie did not come. Kilroy in grief asked the restaurant owner for permission for one thing, and the owner, who well knew the circumstances, agreed with good grace.
Kilroy took out a rivet, his good-luck charm, from his pocket and engraved with it on the table, "Kilroy was here. A number of soldiers poured in Boston in order to depart for Europe. The restaurant was also flourishing with them. They were amused at the notation and the illustration carved on the table in the corner. In fact, she had been hastily going to the restaurant on the evening Kilroy was there, but on her way, she was involved in a traffic accident.
She had been admitted to a hospital. About a month after Kilroy departed for Europe, Rosie came to the restaurant. Rosie looked at the notation and the illustration engraved on the table.