Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rants: In It For the Money

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Stealing a neat gimmick from Kyle Cupp:


Memo to Dennis Miller: Not since Irma la Douce has there been a filthy ho as cute as you are, Cha-cha.
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9 comments:

SINVILLE said...

Peter Lorre was cool. His look was just as nefarious, as is character's portrayal. I can't help but think, they knew how to light people, in movies, during that time. I need to watch old movies again. I don't know why I don't. I loved Shirley MacLaine as the more sophisticated prostitute in Two Mules for Sister Sara. I completely don't get the Dennis Miller reference.

Rodak said...

You must have a higher opinion of Dennis Miller than I do...?

SINVILLE said...

I enjoyed Miller, when he wad doing weekend update but I am politically naive. I guess, he is a conservative because he's on Fox? Otherwise, my impression of him, is that he spends a lot of time studying the dictionary. I thought your remark was a movie reference, I checked IMDB for a hooker portrayal. I also thought, he might have been in Night Shift. I'm planning on reading Proust this summer, but in french. Interesting that he was also a translator. I have been corresponding in french and it is amazing how much I need to spell check. I am now equally incompetent in two languages. Any luck with the blogfloating?

Rodak said...

I also enjoyed Dennis Miller on SNL. But he was either a phony back then, and when he had his first couple of own shows, or he's a hypocrite and a rank opportunist now. He's a smart guy, which makes it even more suspect that he's teamed with a dolt like Bill O'Reilly out of any true conviction.
I haven't come across any interesting new blogs recently.
I wish that I had ever had enough French to read Proust in the original. Even in translation, his writing is beautiful. I remember reading excerpts from Swann's Way in high school French class. I couldn't do that anymore. Tant pis.

Rodak said...

This woman writes a beautiful blog.

SINVILLE said...

I read her blog. Initially, I read 'The Moral Theologian and Me' and to tell you the truth, It made me sad. I don't understand why Pentimento placed her physical and mental health into the hands of men. I left her blog but revisited it tonight. I did enjoy the artist studio story (Dutch oven). I used to attend art classes and sometimes, I would just wander and watch other people work. It was oddly fulfilling even though, I would personally not accomplish anything. Rodak, I am the type of person who would make you talk to me at Krogers. In fact, my kids have a no talking rule while trick-or-treating, due to my 'overly verbal' nature. I don't think you are still "walking around the block". Just due to the fact that you write a blog and reply! Thank you, It makes the world more interesting to have a conversation. I am not sure you are as radically introverted, as you think! We all have a public facade and a private nature.

Rodak said...

I value Pentimento's blog, although I can't really relate to her devout Catholocism very well, because she writes well. She writes, I think, honestly. And she writes intimately.
For my part, I blog because I enjoy being able to occasionally relate to others as a disembodied mind, free of all physical and locally social conditions which might pertain in Kroger's.
As for being an introvert, Myers-Briggs has since confirmed what I learned long ago through my reading of Carl Jung. Myers-Briggs only provides a way to quantify, or further classify, the obvious.
You are about due for another post on your blog, no?

SINVILLE said...

People always surprised me and I really don't believe in classification of a living person. How is it a violent man, can become a pacifist? A dishonest thief, can become a crusader for the vulnerable? I read the link to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and I love to learn something new. I had never heard of this, of course. Interesting that they were attempting to help women, find the right position, in the workforce. Though, I don't think anyone of us knows what we are capable of till we try and fail, but I prefer to let people do the latter. To let them classify themselves, and discover their abilities. Can you tell I volunteer a ton with children? I understand what you mean by her style. It is so frustrating to know what you want and yet your brain won't co-operate. I am Catholic too, but I have less, and less, faith over time. I know it is meant to be the other way, we are supposed to cling to it but, In truth I believe in God, and think man created religion. What do you mean by "free of all physical and locally social conditions"? Does it mean you're nervous? Shy? You remind me of an Arab woman, I used to run into her, while walking on a golf course. She was an expert at avoiding my friend and I, and I would make my walking partner move faster to catch-up to her. I think she was nervous of us, because of her own perceptions of American women. How funny, because I am not American and love spending time in Arab countries (No one does Christmas better!). My friend finally asked me, why I was playing this game and my reply was that I am going to make her say 'hello', if it kills me. One of these days, I will write why I truly feel the way I do. I know I need to write my blog but I am dealing with the end of school business, with my younger daughters, My oldest is returning permanently from France, and I am in the pre-op process of an impending surgery. I have all my excuses lined up in a row! Actually, I have written every day, but it It is of a raw nature that I don't think I will ever publish. I trust a friend to read it, and it is enough feedback to satisfy me. Your 'up in smoke joke', was so 1950's. I couldn't help think of greasers (John travolta style)combined with your earlier "but my boys always had my back on the block" comment. It reminds me of my oldest asking me about dialing numbers on a rotary phone and wanting to know if you circled your finger around the dialer, as many times as the number.

Rodak said...

Yes, the "up in smoke" joke goes back to my years in the Bronx, hanging out with the boys on the street corner. That is very much "John Travolta."
I'm not particularly shy--but, that said, I no longer have much patience for small-talk. And I absolutely loathe "shop talk." The people most apt to accost one in Kroger's are people from work who want to gossip. I don't want to hear it.
Religion is a complicated issue. I think that I pretty much agree with you. I believe in God and think that man invented religion. That's a good way to put it.