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zero 04-26-2010 10:45 AM

GARETH: I did learn a lot from David. I learnt from his mistakes. We’re very different people; he used humour where I use discipline. And I learnt that nobody respects him. And in a war situation, if you want your platoon to go over the top with you to certain death, it’s no good saying to them ‘Please come with me lads, I’ll tell you a joke.’ It’s a direct order ‘Come with me.’ And they’ll go ‘Yes, he’s got good leadership skills, let’s all go with him to our certain death’.

12"razormix 04-26-2010 11:10 AM

in politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. enjoy it.

donald rumsfeld

zero 04-26-2010 11:47 AM

Blofeld: Tiffany, my dear. We're showing a bit more *cheek* than usual, aren't we?
[Tiffany takes the cassette out from her bottom and hands it to Blofeld]
Blofeld: [to the guards] Take her below and lock her up with Mr. Bond.
[the guards take her to a cell]
Blofeld: What a pity, such nice cheeks too. If only they were brains.
[referring to the cassette]
Blofeld: Destroy this, Metz

12"razormix 04-26-2010 12:11 PM

PEGGY: What if I'm not as smart as I always thought. What if I'm... average?
HANK: Peggy, you have an IQ of 175. You said so yourself.
PEGGY: Well, there could be a margin of error. Especially since it's my own estimate.

MoJoRiSin 04-26-2010 09:57 PM

"Early in the episode Hank visits an art store to buy a work of art. Here we encounter the usual gang of self-proclaimed progressives who lace their work with political overtones. In the real world, these free-thinking, non-conformist, political artistic types all seem to share the same adolescent and socialist point of view and, amazingly, that's how they're presented here. After this scene is a funny line by Hank as he tries to persuade Peggy to create some art: "Even the ones who do it for a living aren't very good at it." The amusing scenes continue. After Peggy creates her work it is reviewed. Once again the artists who profess to be so independent and broad minded come across like a simplistic high school social cliché. All of them look at Peggy's work and when asked their opinion they merely say "interesting" and then pass the question off to the next person by asking them what they think. After everyone fails to display the ability to form an opinion without instruction from the collective "hive mind" one artist finally peeps up. Is it an opinion? NOPE! It's a question about the artist! In order for the reviewers to form their opinion they question the artist to see if he or she conforms with the rules on what makes a good artist. Clearly, if the artist conforms to the proper model then the reviewers will praise the work. Obviously, Peggy's stable life as a mother and substitute Spanish teacher does not conform. One reviewer says "You're not a real artist, this is crap!" and all the other sheep fall into line with the same opinion.

The episode continues with Peggy finding success, but not due to the quality of her work. Someone discovers her, and then creates a phony new back history for her that pleases the artistic community and suddenly she's a hot commodity.

At the end, Peggy abandons this image and prepares to destroy her work. It is at this point that a bunch of typical people (the kind that the artistic community would look down upon as "redneck", "ignorant", "unsophisticated", and "stodgy") come across Peggy and display what the so-called sophisticated artists never did: the ability to think for themselves and form their own opinion about Peggy's art.

I really enjoyed this episode because it showed that community as it actually is instead of how it professes to be. I think most boring "normal" people acknowledge that the artistic community comes across as one of the most rigid and undiverse collectives around. King of the Hill should be praised for taking a chance by poking fun at an industry that's closely related to its own. I bet the writers took a lot of slack for this.

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zero 04-28-2010 04:32 AM


- a. mcbonnie

12"razormix 04-28-2010 06:27 AM


opa grünerhügel

zero 04-28-2010 10:57 AM

Clouseau: That is why you'll never be a great detective, Cato. It's so obvious that it could not possibly be a trap.

MoJoRiSin 04-30-2010 03:02 AM

"r other uses, see Cellar door (disambiguation).
The English compound noun cellar door has often been used as an example of a word or phrase which is beautiful in terms of phonoaesthetics (sound) with no regard for semantics (meaning). It has been variously presented either as merely one beautiful instance of many, or as the most beautiful in the English language; either as the author's personal choice, or that of an eminent scholar, or of a foreigner who does not speak the language."
~w. p.

12"razormix 04-30-2010 07:13 AM

Instead of a trap door, what about a trap window? The guy looks out it, and if he leans too far, he falls out. Wait. I guess that's like a regular window.

Jack Handy

MoJoRiSin 04-30-2010 01:15 PM

"The Midwest Premiere of….

Horses at the Window
Written by: Matei Visinec
Directed by: Radu Alexandru-Nica
March – April 2009
Cast: John Gray, John Stokvis, John Kahara, Beata Pilch, Tiffany Joy Ross, & Holly Thomas

In concert with the Romanian Cultural Institut in New York and the French Cultural Services in Chicago, Trap Door Theatre is proud to present Matei Visniec’s Horses at the Window. Horses at the Window is a penetrating, playful examination of the women who wait patiently at home for their fighting men. A mother, daughter and wife say goodbye to their men, when a messenger appears with flowers, compliments and death portents. A charming treacherous guide, the Messenger’s seductive infiltration into their lives is an allegory for the quiet way the idea of war can become commonplace in society.

Critically acclaimed Romanian guest director; Radu Alexandru-Nica is well known for his attention to the “new realism” a movement dedicated to finding truth in a playwright’s text, no matter how absurd. A native of Sibiu, Alexandru-Nica graduated from the Gh Lazãr, The National College of Sibiu in 1998 and studied Theater at the Ludwig Maximiliams University. He received his PHD in directing from University Lucian Blaga in Sibiu. He has assistant directed for Andrei Serban and Silviu Purcarete, two of the greatest Romanian theatre directors. Alexandru-Nica is the resident director of the National Theatre in Sibiu.

Matei Visniec playwright, poet and journalist, was born in Romania, and now lives in Paris. He began writing for the theatre in 1977. Early in his career Visniec’s plays were banned by the Romanian censors. In 1987 he was invited to France by a literary foundation. While there, he asked for and received political asylum. After the fall of communism in Romania, in 1989, Visniec became one of the most performed playwrights in the country. Visniec gained international attention in 1992, with productions of Horses at the Window in France, and Old Clown Wanted at the “Bonner Biennale”. Since then, Matei Visniec’s work has been produced in France, Germany, United States, Denmark, Austria, Poland, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Romania, and Moldavia.
Lighting Designer: Richard Norwood
Costume Designer: Sarah Walls-Rosenberg
Stage Manager: Gary Damico
Sound Designers: Bob Rokos & Sam Lewis
Assistant Stage Managers: David Holcombe & Sam Deutsch
Graphic Designer: Michal Janicki
Set Designer: Ewelina Dobiesz"

MoJoRiSin 05-06-2010 12:38 PM

"Learning something first right ..." With these words ended the dispute with the father of his 16-year old son, Max, the so-painter wants to be happy. Instead occurs Miedinger Junior autumn of 1926 a doctrine for a typesetter at the Zurich printing Jacques Bollmann at the. Four years later, he is convinced: "I want to make and not to end of life ships zusammenfummeln columns to set."
The evening classes with Johann Kohlmann at the Zurich School of confirming his interest. Max 1936 can finally use his professional talents Miedinger: as a typographer in the advertising studio of the department store chain Globus. Over the next 10 years he has here created posters, newspaper advertisements, the house label and internal stationery.

zero 05-06-2010 03:51 PM

when you look back on your life, it looks as though it were a plot. but when you are into it it's a mess: just one surprise after another. then, later, you see it was perfect.

- arthur schopenhauer

MoJoRiSin 05-08-2010 11:21 AM

mo says yes


Originally Posted by Tunesmith (Post 369728)
One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.
~Emily Dickinson

MoJoRiSin 05-08-2010 11:23 AM

i was confused, this was actually the first one ::

Originally Posted by Tunesmith (Post 369727)
Hfox's last quote:

Memory, so complete and clear or so evasive, has to be ended, has to be put aside, as if one were leaving a chapel and bringing the prayer to an end in one's head.

~ Harold Brodkey

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