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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:07 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

If you have a spare ten minutes sometime, I can think of no better way to spend them than by reading that poem.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marita wrote:

Well, there was no need to mention my size. Short? I'm 5 foot, that's not short, that is perfect.
Don't know what the last sentence is apart from twaddle.

Marita


I'm Prufrock as well, Marita, but at 6 foot-ish I'm not really short. Short of cash - now that's a different matter!  Wink



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I 'm the same as you county_lady. Hard to reconcile how you can have free will AND choose wisely! I thought life was about coping with all the difficulties. Must have another try and end up with a John Buchan novel!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to roll up your trousers now, Marita

You're Love in the Time of Cholera!
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Like Odysseus in a work of Homer, you demonstrate undying loyalty by sleeping with as many people as you possibly can. But in your heart you never give consent! This creates a strange quandary of what love really means to you. On the one hand, you've loved the same person your whole life, but on the other, your actions barely speak to this fact. Whatever you do, stick to bottled water. The other stuff could get you killed.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marita Wrote
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You're Prufrock and Other Observations

Though you are very short and often overshadowed, your voice is poetic and lyrical. Dark and brooding, you see the world as a hopeless effort of people trying to impress other people. Though you make reference to almost everything, you've really heard enough about Michelangelo. You measure out your life with coffee spoons.



Well, there was no need to mention my size. Short? I'm 5 foot, that's not short, that is perfect.
Don't know what the last sentence is apart from twaddle.


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Twaddle!? That's not twaddle! That's TS-bleedin'-Eliot, that is!


My first thought was the Crash Test Dummies song:- Afternoons and coffee spoons!

What is it that makes me just a little bit queasy?
There's a breeze that makes my breathing not so easy
I've had my lungs checked out with X rays
I've smelled the hospital hallways

Someday I'll have a disappearing hairline
Someday I'll wear pyjamas in the daytime

Times when the day is like a play by Sartre
When it seems a bookburning's in perfect order -
I gave the doctor my description
I tried to stick to my prescriptions

Someday I'll have a disappearing hairline
Someday I'll wear pyjamas in the daytime

Afternoons will be measured out
Measured out, measured with
Coffeespoons and T.S. Eliot

Maybe if I could do a play-by-playback
I could change the test results that I will get back
I've watched the summer evenings pass by
I've heard the rattle in my bronchi ...

Someday I'll have a disappearing hairline
Someday I'll wear pyjamas in the daytime

Afternoons will be measured out
Measured out, measured with
Coffeespoons and T.S. Eliot
(2x)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, Apple - it may (... or then again, it may not! ...  Very Happy ) come as a complete surprise to you that those lyrics are quite new to me!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were a one hit wonder about 15 years or so years ago when they had a massive hit with "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" and then were never heard of again and "Afternoons and Coffeespoons" was another song on the album called "God Shuffled his feet" (which I bought at the time obviously!)

Here (hopefully) is a link to the song itself:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=j53VGZnW4fU


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's catchy, but I don't really like the lead singer's voice.



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also got To Kill A Mockingbird! Bizarre questions to come up with
"you are a revolutionary and groundbreaking person, you have changed the minds of many people"
Funny, I don't recognise myself.



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