Friday, August 24, 2007

We're Just Like This, Only Better Looking

I couldn't care less how cornball that was. All sublime things are sorta lame, aren't they?

Hollywood's sorta lost this knack. Occasionally we watch a DVD, and the mildly out-of-date coming attractions show a drunk and a hooker self destructing in a seedy motel room in Vegas while the voice over intones sonorously:

It's the love story of our times...

My wife and I burst out laughing every time. Good luck kids. No matter what, though, don't end up like my wife and I; what a hopeless square everyone will think you are. Behind your back, they'll even tell your friends you probably like the Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose.


Ruth Anne Adams said...

Happy Anniversary, G & G!

SippicanCottage said...

Well, you took a shot. I applaud people that take a shot.

Off by months, though. It's like this every day at the Cottage. It's sad, I know.

aside: there's a 3 Stooges short I adore. They're census takers. Moe goes up to a door and rings the bell. A man answers.
Moe: "Are you happy, or married?"

A dish is flung from inside the house. The man ducks, without looking, and the dish breaks in Moe's face.

Moe takes out pen, makes a mark on his pad, and says:


Ruth Anne Adams said...

Well, certainly it's the anniversary of something in the swamp.

Btw: love, love, love, love, love Clark Gable.

Anonymous said...

Being square has worked out well here for many years. Barbara is one of my favorites. Tough lady too.


XWL said...

Nice post, I think I made my personal view on Barbara Stanwyck quite clear between putting her on this list twice, and this other list once.

SippicanCottage said...

Barbara Stanwyck was a babe.

Ruth Anne- In a way, the picture of Gable in there with his real wife made me a little melancholy. She bought it in a plane crash and he never got over it. I always think of that when I see him as a young man.

But hell, they're all mostly dead now, ain't they?

Wolf Flywheel said...


The short you mentioned is titled, "No Census, No Feeling."
An apt moniker if I say so.

SippicanCottage said...

Thanks, Wolf.

Rat tat tittle itty ay, hay!