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08/04/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)

“Real love is more than a physical feeling. If there's even the slightest doubt
in your head about a guy, then forget about it. It's not real.”

- Ethan Embry
(b. 13 June 1978)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   "And now for something completely different"...

BONUS - - Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) - The Offspring, 1998


"Beginning with a sample of the quasi-German nonsense phrase "Gunter glieben glauchen globen" from Def Leppard's song "Rock of Ages," chanted as a replacement for the traditional "1, 2, 3, 4" to start the recording, the song ridicules a "wannabe gangsta" (or "wangster") who is immersed in hip-hop culture not because he truly loves it, but because it is trendy, makes him feel tough ("friends say he's tryin' too hard, and he's not quite hip/but in his own mind, he's the - he's the dopest trip") and makes it seem that he can get all the girls ("and all the girlies say I'm pretty fly - for a white guy"). The song openly mocks the middle-class suburban youths who listen to rap music for this reason."


Monday, August 04, 1969 - Vietnam War: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy began secret peace negotiations. They eventually failed as neither side could agree to any terms.

Monday, August 04, 1969 - Musician and singer Max Cavalera (Sepultura and Soulfly) was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


  From My Friend, Judy Cress Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '58) of IL - 08/03/09, 10:43 PM - "again?":

I thought it would be easier to send an email than try to call everyone....I went to the recycle center today right after it started to rain, slipped and fell landing on my left knee and hand.
After being x-rayed forever my knee is fine and my hand has so much degeneration changes they can't tell if it's broken or not. As I swell so much when I break anything I can almost guarantee I have a broken bone in the back of my hand. Plus the pain is so bad it makes me sick and you all know how high my pain tolerance is and this made me  cry. Tylenol 3 hasn't even knocked it down.
Say a prayer for me please and yes I got a blessing.

   YOWZERONI!!! Judy-Judy-Judy! I keep telling you, you gotta take care of yourself, 'cause there's nothing left in your body to break! We're praying for you!


   Happy Birthday today to The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) AND   Frank Friedland ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

06 -   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX;

07 - Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND    Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND    Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) of NC!

08 -   Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA;

09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND      Hunter Todd  ('57) of TX!

  Many Happy Returns, One and All!


    From John Murden ('60) of VA - 08/03/09 - "Reported Attack Site":


I am getting a message that NNHS65 is a "reported attack site".  Is this part of the issues you have been experiencing? Is someone piggy-backing on the site?

Lots of luck!

Yes, John, that is the entire issue! 
Some of you are still being blocked from viewing the site out of safety concerns.  Most of y'all are not.  Our server, also hosts many, many other sites.  Six of them are having malware "issues".  Here's the latest from Google: 

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 419 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 86 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-08-03, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-07-30.

   Surely things will be better soon.....

   Thanks, John!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/03/09 - "Missed you":

I have really missed the newsletters.  I sure hope the site is up and running soon.  My computer won't access it at all. 

I left Florida on the 30th with my dear friend, Stacy.  She was going to visit her family in Denver and Salt Lake City.  I  jokingly told her I would hide in her plastic crates and jump out in Denver, so I could come visit my daughter in Colorado Springs.  She invited me along, changed her route and dropped me right at Kimmy's door.  And wouldn't let me pay for any travel expenses.  She said she owes it to me (not), and besides I'm a better navigator than her Labbie dog.  I'll be here until the 19th when I fly home to Florida.  It is beautiful here and seeing Kimmy (my baby) after so many months is great.  Her husband, Chris, is in Afghanistan and she needed the boost.

Hope they get things fixed soon.

Thanks for all you do.

Love ya,

   Oh, Ruthie, how wonderful for you! That's just fabulous!

   Thanks, Lady, I hope things clear up soon with the cyber censors soon, too! Present conditions are making me even nutsier than usual!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/03/09 - " AREVA Inc. FLASH 110: Newport News Groundbreaking; Live Webcast - 07/22/09":

AREVA North America colleagues,

AREVA CEO Anne Lauvergeon, along with Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, Newport News Mayor Joe Frank, and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding President Mike Petters, will host a groundbreaking ceremony today at 6:00 p.m. EST, kicking off construction of the AREVA Newport News facility where heavy components for AREVA’s EPR reactor will be manufactured.  Please see attached FLASH for more information.

Note that the groundbreaking event will be webcast live from the Newport News site, beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST.  To view, go to the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Web site at <> and select “Live Webcast” next to the AREVA logo.

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Glenn!

  From Ronni Green Cristol ('64) of MD - 08/02/09 - "Jimmy Krikales":

Hi Carol,

I was recently in Newport News visiting my mother and we drove up to the River Room seafood restaurant in Yorktown where Jimmy Krikales is cooking like he did at Nick's for years. The dinner was wonderful and he was very interested when I told  him he had been mentioned in one of your newsletters.  I promised to send him the edition but can't remember the date you printed the info.  Is there some way you can help me out with this?  I want to say it was some time in May or June but can't seem to locate it.

Hope all is well with you and thanks again for your wonderful site always full of great news.

Ronni Green Cristol

Oh, WOW - how COOL!
Thanks, Ronni!

   Like you, I would have thought it was back in May, but actually it began with the 4th of July edition (most appropriate, wouldn't you say??), and for several more Newsletters as well.  The entire thread is posted on the Nick's page, but the conversation was featured on five Newsletters:

Please give Jimmy our regards and thanks for all the great memories of good food, and give your mama our love.

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/03/09 - "Mustard":


I Love Mustard. (This is a true story. If you have children you will probably relate to this father).
As ham sandwiches go, it was perfection: a thick slab of ham on a fresh bun with crisp lettuce and plenty of expensive, light brown, Gourmet Mustard.
The corners of my jaw aching in anticipation, I carried it to the table in our backyard, picked it up with both hands, but was stopped by my wife suddenly at my side.
Here, hold Johnny (our six-week-old son) while I get my sandwich,' she said.
I had him balanced between my left elbow and shoulder and was reaching again for the ham sandwich when I noticed a streak of mustard on my fingers.
I love mustard.
I had no napkin.
I licked it off.
It was not mustard.
No man ever put a baby down faster.
It was the first and only time I have sprinted with my tongue protruding out.

With a washcloth in each hand, I did the sort of routine shoeshine boys do, only I did it on my tongue.
Later, after she stopped crying from laughing so hard, my wife said, "Now you know why they call that fancy mustard

   EEWWW! Thanks, Ruthie!


1.   From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":


You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!


From ArcaMax - 08/03/09:

Blonde Sheep Winner

There was a blonde who was tired of all the blonde jokes and decided to dye her hair brown. She then went for a drive in the country and came upon a shepherd herding his sheep across the road.

She asked the shepherd, "If I guess how many sheep there are here, can I keep one?"

He replied "Sure!"

Out of the blue, she blurts out, "352!"

He is stunned but keeps his word and allows her to pick out a sheep. She looks and searches and finally picks out the cutest one.

He looks at her and says, "If I guess what color your hair really is, can I have my dog back?"


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact - WHS CLASS OF 1959
3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion
- For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at - CLASS OF 1970

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 08/04/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)

Written by Dexter Holland
(b. 29 Dec 1965)

The Offspring, 1998

Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
And all the girlies say I'm pretty fly for a white guy
Uno dos tres cuatro cinco cinco se�s
You know its kinda hard just to get along today
Our subject isn't cool, but he thinks it anyway
He may not have a clue, and he may not have style
But everything he lacks, well he makes up in denial
So don't deflate, play it straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
Gonna play the field, keep it real
For you know a way, for you know a way
So if you don't break, just over compensate
At least you know you can always go on Ricki Lake
The world needs wannabees
Hey, hey, do the brand new thing!
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
And all the girlies say I'm pretty fly for a white guy
He needs some cool tunes, not just any will suffice
But they didn't have Ice Cube so he bought Vanilla Ice
Now cruising in his Pinto, he sees homies as he pass
But if he looks twice, they're gonna kick his lilly ass!
So don't deflate, play it straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
Gonna play the field, keep it real
For you know a way, for you know a way
So if you don't break, just over compensate
At least you know you can always go on Ricky Lake
The world loves wannabes
Hey, hey, do the trendy thing!
Now he's getting a tattoo yeah, he's getting ink done
He asks for a 13, but they drew a 31
Friends say he's trying too hard and he's not quite hip
But in his own mind he's the, he's the dopest trick
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
And all the girlies say I'm pretty fly for a white guy
Uno dos tres cuatro cinco cinco se�s
So don't deflate, play it straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
Gonna play the field, keep it real
For you know a way, for you know a way
So if you don't break, just over compensate
At least you know you can always go on Ricky Lake
The world needs wannabes
The world loves Wannabes
Let's get some more wannabes
Hey, hey, do the brand new thing!

"Pretty Fly for a White Guy" midi courtesy of - 08/04/09

"Pretty Fly for a White Guy" lyrics courtesy of - 08/04/09

Liz Donnelly's "Boring White Guy" cartoon courtesy of - 08/04/09

Animated Electric Guitars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/04/09

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated United States Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Sad Face clip art courtesy of - 08/03/08 (re-saved 02/16/09)

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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