Sunday, August 07, 2011


"Sheriff... do the letters F.O mean anything to you?" (Smokey and the Bandit 1977).

A great line from a great 1977 movie, delivered by Burt Reynolds, as the Bandit, tickled me as a 32-year old and has remained in my reservoir of potential retorts ever since. Opportunities to use F.O. in a professional life are no less common than in other occupations. However, doing so is generally ill-advised as it tends to accomplish little, other than permitting a brief release, while exposing oneself to (probably) deserved criticism for losing your cool.

Nevertheless, I’ve found F.O. in response to a jerk to be a useful expression of disgust or frustration. If you are reading this post as a part of a general perusal of this blog, please disregard the words and enjoy the pictures.

However, if I’ve posted a link somewhere else inviting you here,

"Do the letters F.O. mean anything to you?"

F.O., ya'll

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