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zero 02-14-2009 01:31 PM

och mo - it's that "itchy cat" thread that's upset you isn't it? frankly, i felt the same way when i saw it. but as my 93yrs old neighbour used to say to me each morning "aye son, ye've jist got tae keep goin, so yehave'"

MoJoRiSin 02-14-2009 09:57 PM

di you mean that I should keep going or that i should keep going?
again, confusion abounds

zero 02-15-2009 02:52 PM

now you're just angling for a ★HUG★

MoJoRiSin 02-15-2009 11:18 PM

*HUGS are alright anytime
even on
otherwise mo will be resting on that day
(from now on)

MoJoRiSin 02-16-2009 09:58 PM

yes that would work...
Jazz, perfect!
surely then you wouldn't stop with your complaining! :)

MoJoRiSin 02-17-2009 01:06 AM

movie review fro a movie mo has not seen although i am a huge fan of Aquarello at fil
Au Hasard Balthazar, 1966
[Balthazar]Balthazar is a farm animal - a donkey - born into a life of servitude: a beast of burden destined to work the land, carry bales of hay, provide occasional transportation. His harsh, often exploited existence is paralleled through the life of Marie (Anne Wiazemsky), a reticent young woman whose father (Philippe Asselin) has been asked to maintain a friend's farm after tragedy compels the owners to leave. Years later, the owner's son, Jacques (Walter Green), returns to the farm to profess his support for Marie's father, whose reputation has been ruined by persistent debt and rumors surrounding the unresolved ownership and usage of the farm. Jacques is devoted to Marie, but his declaration of love is received with complacent resignation. Instead, Marie is drawn to Gerard (Francois Lafarge), a cruel young man whose participation in the church choir is a facade for his activities as a thief and smuggler. Balthazar's ownership passes to a baker (Francois Sullerot) and his wife (M.C. Fremont), and into Gerard's hands, who delivers their baked goods and collects payment. Inevitably, an ailing Balthazar is turned over to Gerard's accomplice, Arnold (Jean-Claude Guilbert), a career criminal suspected of murder, and begins a new life as a guide animal, then a circus attraction, before being sold at auction to a miserly, abusive merchant (Pierre Klossowski). When Gerard spurs Marie, she turns to the merchant for companionship, but is led further down a path of hopelessness and despair.

Au Hasard Balthazar is a haunting, subtly disturbing, and thematically uncompromising portrait of man's innate cruelty and destructive impulses. Through the transfiguration of a mistreated animal as an allegorical symbol of virtue, purity, and redemption, Robert Bresson creates a visually spare and indelible film of startling intensity: the symbolic image of Marie, Gerard, and Balthazar in the snow; the framed shot of a humiliated Marie against the back closet of the farmhouse; the final, sublime shot of Balthazar with the grazing sheep. Alone in the countryside, wandering and without direction, Balthazar finds a place of peace...his sanctuary.

© Acquarello 2000. All rights reserved.

MoJoRiSin 02-17-2009 10:15 PM

Memorable quotes for
My Geisha (1962) More at IMDb

[last lines]
Paul Robaix: Keep bowing, you little ham.
Sam Lewis: I'm not a philosopher; I'm a film producer!
This movie is worth putting in you queue
I am thinking about the Japanese man's monologue
when he is describing how a geisha is trained
silly trivia:
2 characters names :: Yoko and Paul

zero 02-19-2009 11:08 AM

here you go mo here's something


MoJoRiSin 02-19-2009 09:05 PM

^ yes that is something for mo... t u !
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Moshéh (M. T.), Mouses , Moses . In Ex., ii, 10, a derivation from the Hebrew Mashah (to draw) is implied. Josephus and the Fathers assign the Coptic mo (water) and uses (saved) as the constituent parts of the name. Nowadays the view of Lepsius, tracing the name back to the Egyptian mesh (child), is widely patronized by Egyptologists, but nothing decisive can be established

he saved the aquarium woman? ;)

MoJoRiSin 02-19-2009 09:20 PM

what mo actually meant to type
believe it or not

was this ::


well i was going after the waves/snake/double M's but here is a link to a more honest visual ^ ;)

MoJoRiSin 02-19-2009 11:46 PM

3 words

white black read

Caspian Tern:

Physical Characteristics: Deep red bill, often with indistinct black ring at tip, black legs, black cap with very slight crested appearance, white face, neck, breast, and belly, pale gray back and upperwings, pale underwings with dusky gray on outer 5-6 primaries, white tail

MoJoRiSin 02-25-2009 12:26 AM

just because a really smart dude invented the dishwasher
and another figured out how to truck the amanas
all over
this tar nation

MoJoRiSin 02-25-2009 12:27 AM

what exactly does the queen do?

MoJoRiSin 02-25-2009 06:25 PM

The crescent in the Turkish flag is said to be a new moon. It was confirmed by the Turkish embassy when I made sure with them. But the horns of the crescent are pointing to the right, which suggests that it is not actually a new moon because the horns of a new moon are always pointing to the left. I once thought if it was a reflection in a pool of blood after a severe fighting which ended up in Turks` victory as one legend says, no wonder the crescent is pointing to the right because it is a mirror image. But actually it is not true. When the mirror is placed horizontally on the ground, the mirror image becomes upside down, but the right and the left stay as they are. I would be very grateful if you could provide a final showdown of why the crescent in the Turkish flag is said to be a new moon. Thank you.

MoJoRiSin 02-25-2009 06:35 PM

Flag protocol dictates that flags painted on vehicles such as planes and trains appear as if they are flying the way the wind would be blowing them when the vehicle is moving forward.
Mo feels pretty darned stupid right now

Frieda 02-25-2009 07:49 PM

how can you feel stupid if you've just learned something :confused:

MoJoRiSin 02-25-2009 08:49 PM

anouncement or thread killer ?

Originally Posted by Coffee (Post 407074)
oh...an anouncement. The people in charge of our safety in the air are stupid.

^:D :D

what in tar-nation is that supposed to mean?:o

MoJoRiSin 02-26-2009 09:33 PM

tribia for today
"Judging from the online groups created in recent days, a number of users are Facebook fasting for the next 40 days ("Better than giving up a more significant vice like drinking, smoking, staying out late, etc.," said one member of the online group "Giving Up Facebook for Lent"). And you have decided to be among the flock
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"Happy up Here"

zero 02-27-2009 05:40 PM

for mo

MoJoRiSin 02-27-2009 06:05 PM

"take your knickers off" <that is copy and pasted from your

ob scene link.

is this a friggin joke?

dore that imply that i should leave my

fancydress on ??


zero 02-27-2009 06:11 PM

it implies you should click on the green link down the page to play the song

MoJoRiSin 02-27-2009 06:13 PM

sheese ~"~ alright BRB

zero 02-27-2009 06:16 PM

10minutes 47seconds later . . .

MoJoRiSin 02-27-2009 06:17 PM


MoJoRiSin 02-27-2009 06:18 PM

free your mind instead.....

S I M P L E !!!

zero 02-27-2009 06:22 PM


MoJoRiSin 02-27-2009 06:22 PM

i am still listening
in another

MoJoRiSin 02-27-2009 06:38 PM

this is coming to mind : )
it just is ....

google lent click on news
this was there somewhere
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used without permission though

Sometimes the etymology of a word can be helpful. Linguistically, Lent is derived from an old English word meaning springtime. In Latin, Lente means slowly. Etymologically, then, Lent points to the coming of spring and it invites us to slow down our lives so as to be able to take stock of ourselves.

That does capture some of its traditional meaning, though the popular mindset understands Lent mostly as a season within which we are asked to fast from certain normal, healthy pleasures so as to better ready ourselves for the feast of Easter.

One of the images for this is the biblical idea of the desert. Jesus, we are told, in order to prepare for his public ministry, went into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights during which time he fasted and, as the Gospel of Mark tells us, was put to the test by Satan, was with the wild animals, and was looked after by the angels.

Without sublimation we can never attain what is sublime. To truly enter a feast there must first be a fast.

Lent has always been understood as a time for us to imitate this, to metaphorically spend 40 days in the desert like Jesus, unprotected by normal nourishment so as to have to face "Satan" and the "wild animals" and see whether the "angels" will indeed come and look after us when we reach that point where we can no longer look after ourselves.

For us, "Satan" and "wild animals" refer particularly to the chaos inside of us that normally we either deny or simply refuse to face --- our paranoia, our anger, our jealousies, our distance from others, our fantasies, our grandiosity, our addictions, our unresolved hurts, our sexual complexity, our incapacity to really pray, our faith doubts and our moral secrets. The normal food that we eat, distracted ordinary life, works to shield us from the deeper chaos that lurks beneath the surface of our lives.

Lent invites us to stop eating whatever protects us from having to face the desert that is inside of us. It invites us to feel our smallness, to feel our vulnerability, to feel our fears, and to open ourselves up to the chaos of the desert so that we can finally give the angels a chance to feed us. That's the Christian ideal of Lent, to face one's chaos.

To supplement this, I would like to offer three rich mythical images, each of which helps explain one aspect of Lent and fasting:

In every culture, there are ancient stories, myths, which teach that all of us, at times, have to sit in the ashes. We all know, for example, the story of Cinderella. The name itself literally means, the little girl (Puella) who sits in the ashes (cinders). The moral of the story is clear: Before you get to be beautiful, before you get to marry the prince or princess, before you get to go to the great feast, you must first spend some lonely time in the ashes, humbled, smudged, tending to duty and the unglamorous, waiting. Lent is that season, a time to sit in the ashes. It is not incidental that we begin Lent by marking our foreheads with ashes.

The second mythical image is that of sitting under Saturn, of being a child of Saturn. The ancients believed that Saturn was the star of sadness, of heaviness, of melancholy. Accordingly they weren't always taken aback when someone fell under its spell, namely, when someone felt sad or depressed. Indeed they believed that everyone had to spend certain seasons of his or her life being a child of Saturn, that is, sitting in heaviness, sitting in sadness, waiting patiently while some important inner thing worked itself out inside the soul.

Sometimes elders or saints would put themselves voluntarily under Saturn. Namely, like Jesus going into the desert, they would sit in a self-induced heaviness, in the hope that this melancholy would be the means to reach some new depth of soul. That too is the function of Lent.

Finally there is the rich image, found in some ancient mythologies, of letting our tears reconnect us with the flow of the water of life, of letting our tears reconnect us to the origins of life. Tears, as we know, are salt-water. That is not without deep significance. The oceans too are salt water and, as we know too, all life takes its origins there.

Hence, we get the mystic and poetic idea that tears reconnect us to the origins of life, that tears regenerate us, that tears cleanse us in a life-giving way, and that tears deepen the soul by letting it literally taste the origins of life. Given the truth of that, and we have all experienced its truth, tears also are a desert to be entered into as a Lenten practice, a vehicle to reach new depths of soul.

The need for Lent is experienced everywhere: Without sublimation we can never attain what is sublime. To truly enter a feast there must first be a fast. To come properly to Easter there must first be a time of desert, ashes, heaviness and tears.

Oblate of Mary Immaculate Father Ronald Rolheiser is a specialist in the field of spirituality and systematic theology. His website is www.ronrolheiser.com.

MoJoRiSin 02-27-2009 06:42 PM

you really got me going
what you don't understand is this is just mo as per usual :: :cool:


MoJoRiSin 02-27-2009 06:46 PM

signing off for friday
see youse guys tomorrow

MoJoRiSin 02-28-2009 03:19 PM


Both male and female mountain goats
have beards, short tails,
and long black horns,
which contain yearly growth rings.

^this is significant....
to mo
it looked like
someone drilled holes
and fastened horns to her head
with cement

MoJoRiSin 02-28-2009 10:09 PM

Odbe I am thinking that in a prvious lifetime
you may have written
Wizard of Oz
when you graduate from school
we can all write stories together
and make tons of money
i bet
what do you think?

MoJoRiSin 03-01-2009 01:35 PM

silliness i say
Iconic Noodle Celebrates 50th Anniversary
all hings considered,

August 25, 2008

by Andy RaskinIn January 2007, media the world over noted the passing, at age 96, of Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen. When I found out that Ando's funeral would be held at a baseball stadium in Osaka, I used frequent flier miles to get there. Everyone there was in black suits and ties.
Inside, the stadium had been decorated to look like outer space. Blue lights twinkled in the bleachers, and galaxies twirled on video monitors. Six thousand people sat in the dark on folding chairs facing the home run wall, where rows of Buddhist monks framed a long white stage. The theme was an homage to Space Ram, the instant noodle that Ando developed for astronauts, but also to Halley's Comet, which showed up in 1910, the year Ando was born. Ando had brought ramen from the heavens, and now he was returning home.
The funeral included speeches by prime ministers and chanting by the monks, but there were also goodie bags. Each attendee received a five pack of Chikin Ramen, a container of Cup Noodles, and a book of Ando's famous sayings. I happened to be struggling over whether to begin a career as a writer. Then I read the first saying in the book: "I invented instant ramen when I was 48 and Cup Noodles at 61. In life, there is no such thing as too late."
A few days later, after I flew home, a friend asked if she should leave her boyfriend. Unsure what to say, I opened Ando's book. One saying was related to his failure to sell a product called instant rice. "When you enter a market," Ando had written, "do it slowly. When you withdraw, do it quickly." My friend was single the next day.
Soon all my friends wanted advice from the inventor of instant ramen. "Flavors taste best to those who appreciate them," I counseled one. "Food is balance," I instructed another. Still, some of the sayings were downright cryptic. One friend asked, should I propose to my girlfriend? I answered with Ando's most famous utterance: "Mankind is Noodlekind."
We debated what Ando meant by that, and eventually decided he meant my friend should propose. Then we cooked and ate the entire Chikin Ramen five pack. This year, instant ramen demand is expected to surpass 100 billion servings worldwide. Thank you, Momofuku, and not just for the noodles.
Andy Raskin is the author of the forthcoming book The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life.
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MoJoRiSin 03-01-2009 07:26 PM

so much for taking Sundays off
however, i am reaffirming my 4-5pm pst vow
(starting tomorrow)

MoJoRiSin 03-01-2009 09:47 PM

Odbe, I am amazed beyond belief
thanks a million for the brick deciphering
my brain does not work nearly fast enough,
i will never admit how many times i watched that to no avail...
Thank You ! :)

MoJoRiSin 03-01-2009 09:59 PM

i miss Anna
did she say goobye?
it's me and my big mouth
i just know it

Odbe 03-02-2009 05:41 AM


Originally Posted by MoJoRiSin (Post 407342)
Odbe I am thinking that in a prvious lifetime
you may have written
Wizard of Oz
when you graduate from school
we can all write stories together
and make tons of money
i bet
what do you think?

I was thinking Alice In Wonderland
I'll have to ask my medium
but it sounds jolly good fun
we can all practise on poetry for now
(over at the fiction project)
fancy, I think I've got why you keep
taking new lines
it keeps the ideas flowing, or so I find
also makes everything you say
sound like poetry
that's nice.

Odbe 03-02-2009 05:42 AM


Originally Posted by MoJoRiSin (Post 407383)
Odbe, I am amazed beyond belief
thanks a million for the brick deciphering
my brain does not work nearly fast enough,
i will never admit how many times i watched that to no avail...
Thank You ! :)

I cheated
I made a screenshot

and you're welcome

MoJoRiSin 03-02-2009 09:08 PM

white words on a white

MoJoRiSin 03-02-2009 10:06 PM

the guy who wrote that ^
Ramen King article has a website
Ramen Advice
so far so good

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