Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Another day?



Is that the best you can come up with? "Tomorrow is another day?" Try this on for size: Tomorrow is a brand new day. See, that's optimistic! That's saying, "Tomorrow is a brand new opportunity for me to turn things around, to really make a change for the better!" But "another day?" It's generic. Tuesday last week? Another day. Third Friday this October? Another day. That time you slapped Prissy around before squeezing a baby out of Melanie? Another day. They're all just another day, each and every one of them. Just a couple of words waiting for Paul McCartney to put some music on 'em. If that's the best you can do to motivate yourself I gotta be honest with you, I don't blame Rhett for leaving you. I mean really, who wants to be with someone with such a weak grasp of motivational language? I'd probably leave you too. And not to be too picky, but as the final statement on the four hour story of your life? One word: Limp. I could go on, but frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

71 comments:

Marilyn said...

Hey, give her a break. She was singed by a burning Atlanta, had to birth her rival's baby, dig in the dirt to find a stumpy carrot to eat, and lost her child in a riding accident. I'd be a little crabby about tomorrow, too.

As for Rhett, good riddance. What a carpetbagging thug.

Peter Nellhaus said...

And that sappy music. The end should be triumphant, Ta-ra da boom dee yay!

Jonathan Lapper said...

Rhett Butler, Carpetbagging Thug. I believe that was on his calling card. And it's not that she's crabby about tomorrow, just so bland about it. That Scarlett, always picking the most dramatic moments to say the most boring things.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Ta-ra da boom dee yay! You have successfully brought back memories of grade school. Oh that song, how many times did I sing it? And why? Taking pants away? Underwear? It all seems slightly sinister now.

Rick Olson said...

Bland? Ah, but she had a Resolute Look on her face when she said it, didn't she? Or was that just gas?

Anyway, nobody looked better in curtains than our Scahlett ...

You Yankees jest don't unnerstand.

Marilyn said...

Well, let's face it. Scarlett preferred Ashley Longworth, after all. A more yawn-inducing dandy there never was. They were just made for suburbia.

Rick Olson said...

Yes, but they was just a-yearnin' and a-yearnin' for each other ... ah'm gettin' hot just thinkin' about it ...

But wasn't his last name "Wilkes?"

Marilyn said...

Wilkes, Longworth, see, he didn't leave an impression.

Fox said...

She looks beautiful in that still.

She just has tears in her eyes from Clark Gable's breath. It was like cutting onions, y'know.

Rick Olson said...

But, Marilyn, it's very important here in the South to get all the family stuff just right ... and the fact of the matter is, them Longworth's was bounders, no respectable girl like Miss Melanie would marry into them. Ah, but the Wilkes' ...

Jonathan Lapper said...

I hate when work keeps me out of the conversation. Thank goodness I'll be fired soon.

Scarlett did look good in curtains, she was quite a beaut, but the look at the end was definitely gas.

And Marilyn, "they were just made for suburbia." That's the best description I've ever heard of them. Ashley Wilkes puts the whole story of GWTW in jeopardy. He's such a colossal dud it becomes difficult to suspend your disbelief and accept that someone like Scarlett would ever fall for him.

Fox - I've read tales of Gables breath but hey, if we're going to cut her some slack let's do the same for him. The man had a severe tooth and gum infection in 1933 that damn near killed him, forced the extraction of almost all of his teeth, the removal of his gall bladder and kept him in the hospital for over a month. After that, they say, his breath was never the same again. Still, it must've sucked having to do scenes face to face with him if you're Leigh and his mouth is right in front of your nose.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Rick - Stop waxing romantic about the South. We all know you're a transplant from Jersey.

Fox said...

Jonathan-

It's not Viv's fault that Clark didn't wanna brush his teeth and pay for it later in life with a case of the yuckmouth.

F*ck the North and the South... I'm from Texas, bitches!

Marilyn said...

Yeah, Rick's just like the hubby. When he's just regular ole hubby, he sounds like me. When a movie about the South comes on, well, dip him in a mint julep and call him Colonel.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Fox - Did you just write "I'm from Texas, bitches!" on my blog? Did you think doing so would make me think, "Ah, Texas. Sophisticated."

If I was from Texas I'd feel hurt and betrayed.

In truth, I will not tell you where I am from as I would then have to admit to hating it, which would tick people off, and I will not tell you the sections of the country I find ideal (two different regions) as that would also cause disgruntlement. But, alas, Fox, I must admit fully, neither ideal location is Texas. Sorry.

Rick Olson said...

Jonathan, dat's Joisy, dontcha know ...

And Fox, I lived in Texas for, like six years, and you're absolutely right: Texas is NOTHING like the South, that's for sure ...

Marilyn, sounds like yo' husband's an honorable man. Mebbe we can get together and listen to some Allman Brothers albums some time.

Rick Olson said...

Jonathan, I'm not actually from the South either, though I live there now, but I will defend it from carpetbaggers till they pry my cold, dead hand from around my can of Pabst Blue Ribbon ...

Jonathan Lapper said...

And Fox, I lived in Texas for, like six years, and you're absolutely right: Texas is NOTHING like the South, that's for sure

Fox - I'm pretty sure Rick just insulted you. Watch your step, I think there's a gauntlet at your feet.

Fox said...

Sophisticated? No. We think sophistication (especially the self-appointed kind) is just bigotry dressed up in pseudo-intellectualism.

Ah, regional wars. So childish... but maybe Lucas could revive his career by making a movie out of them!!

It's all good though. I love both my yankee and rebel brothas and sistas.

Rick Olson said...

Ah do believe that Fox has turned his tail (get it? Fox? Tail?) and run. Just like a Texan ...

Jonathan Lapper said...

Fox - Rick has burned you bad.

Fox said...

Rick-

Just b/c the Crimson Tide rolled up on Clemson this weekend doesn't give you the right to be so mean.

Think about Marilyn while you're being boastful. She's quiet today b/c her Cubs have lost four in a row.

Marilyn said...

YIPPEEE!!!

Fox said...

Actually... this is the real reason Rick is so feisty today:

---> Released on DVD today

Rick Olson said...

Mean? MEAN? Was Davy Crockett mean when he defended the Alamo? Was Sam Houston mean when he rolled up a vastly under-armed and under-funded Mexican army in 18 minutes at San Jacinto?

Show some SPINE!

And thank God the Tide won ... you just don't knowwhat it's like around here when the Tide loses ... it's like they run you over at stop signs, cuss in our houses of worship, say cross things to you in supermarket check-out lanes ... it's enough to make a grown man cry!

Rick Olson said...

Ah, Bait Shop ... a gentle story of a boy's coming of age, and the cracker that takes him a-fishin'. I cried a river when they had to shoot ol' Blue ...

Fox said...

Sam & Davy were just defending us in the War of Mexican Aggression.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Mexican Aggression. Oh lord, this is turning into one of those discussions. I'll never do a public scold of a Southern movie again.

But the Gamecocks are as happy today as the Crimson Tide. After all, Alabama and the University of South Carolina stand on one side and Auburn and Clemson on the other in the battle of Culture vs. Agriculture.

Although Lisa Simpson still doesn't want to be a Gamecock.

Fox said...

Longhorns, bitches!

Rick Olson said...

Ah, yes. Longhorns. Perhaps you will have heard of the place where I spent my six years, a little town called College Station?

Fox said...

Oh... Rick. I am sorry. I've only been there once, and the only cultural advantage to living there is cheap burritos and hot girls. Now... someone like Arbogast might "yeah, and?? ..." but, really, I respect Rick even more now for having lived through that place.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Oh Jesus more of the "bitches" thing. Aren't the Longhorns the team that has eight less National Championships than the Tide?

Jonathan Lapper said...

Arbogast, Marilyn and I will go over to the corner pub and talk movies while you and Rick debate Texas football (yaaaawwwwwwnnnnnnnnn).

Rick Olson said...

Fox ... yes, I lived through the horror that is College Suction. Finally ... someone who UNDERSTANDS.

Jonathan, Fox and I are in tremendous solidarity, now ... you can no longer stir the pot with any scurrilous comments about the Tide winning more championships than the Longhorns, no matter how true they are.

Jonathan Lapper said...

You're right Rick. I will no longer make mention of how truly suck inducing the Longhorns are next to the Tide.

Fox said...

Jonathan is just upset b/c he's had to talk Gamecock football in his part of the country.

Gamecock football : zero NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Longhorn + Tide Championships : 16 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Fox said...

This is Marilyn right now.

Marilyn said...

Oh fiddle dee dee.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Oh Fox, I guess you're one of those people who considers movies with the most Oscars to be the best. Tsk, tsk, too bad. Others like myself appreciate the finer points, the subtleties, the exquisite intangibles that can't be measured by awards or trophies. Like the fact that USC has "cock" in the name of its mascot. I mean, that's pretty unbeatable. Have you seen some of the signs at that stadium:

"You can't lick our Cocks"

"Our Cocks are too big for you"

"You can't hold our Cocks for four quarters"

Really, there's just no comparison.

Jonathan Lapper said...

And besides I only mentioned them because you mentioned Clemson, their archrival.

Geez, Marilyn, find Arbogast and let's get out of this conversation. I'm buying.

Marilyn said...

You're on. I can't join in with a college team (basketball is all we had!) named the Ramblers. A lemon car, that's what I have to show for my college sports fandom.

Jonathan Lapper said...

I went to Catholic University for their Theatre Department. The athletics dept was none too impressive. They may be now for all I know, but I don't because I've never kept up with CUA since graduating.

Fox said...

The way you guys are trying to exclude Rick & I is making me feel like this!

Jonathan Lapper said...

That picture looks awfully familiar. I know I've seen it somewhere before. Oh well, I'll figure it out.

You know you're never actually excluded Foxy Brown. But you wouldn't be able to join the rest of us at the pub anyway until you're of legal age.

Fox said...

Jonathan-

I was curious why the commenting slowed down, so I did some research...

* It seems that Rick is doing most of his commenting over at another blog today. In fact, when I brought up your name, he played it ignorant like Judas.

* On a break from work, I spotted Arbogast driving a school bus.

* Marilyn still thinks we're boring.

Marilyn said...

zzzzzzzzzz

Jonathan Lapper said...

Hey not every one these scolding famous characters from the movies can be a firestorm of comments. That's why next time I'm doing Jesus!

Marilyn - Wake UP!

Fox said...

If you're not blogging about Sarah Palin today, then I think it's hard to generate some action.

Heck, even P. Diddy is waying in!:

"Alaska? I don't even know if there's any black people in Alaska."

more HERE.

Jonathan Lapper said...

As soon as Tina Fey plays her in a movie I'll put that one up as well.

Fox said...

Good call on the casting my man!! You're a natural.

I totally wanna make out with Tina Fey.

bill r. said...

Oh, good Lord. You guys really need me here to act as a firm yet gentle taskmaster, don't you? Otherwise look what happens.

Fox said...

IT'S BILL!

bill r. said...

Hey, Fox. I'm trying, for the nonce, to go about my daily business, which includes coming here and calling people names and saying words like "balls".

Fox said...

As you will see above, Lapper has talked about "cocks" a lot today.

bill r. said...

What a jerk that Lapper is! How dare he soil this previously thoughtful and austere comments section in such a way!

Tits.

ARBOGAST said...

There's nothing for me here. Seriously, I feel like Farley Granger at Hooters.

Fox said...

It's fitting that Arbo snuck that comment in right after Bill said "tits".

Arbo, what about tits? You like tits, right? Who do you think has awesome tits?

Jonathan Lapper said...

Christ everyone stop. Even Arbo left before I could get him to go out with Marilyn and I (Bill would've been included to but the whole 'balls' 'tits' thing ended it).

Seriously, these comments get a little out of control here don't they? From now on, and I know this is a little weird, let's try and stick with movies and tone down the bathroom stuff, okie dokie?

Jonathan Lapper said...

And Bill, welcome back.

Fox said...

Christ everyone stop. Even Arbo left before I could get him to go out with Marilyn and I (Bill would've been included to but the whole 'balls' 'tits' thing ended it).

Seriously, these comments get a little out of control here don't they? From now on, and I know this is a little weird, let's try and stick with movies and tone down the bathroom stuff, okie dokie?


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Jonathan Lapper said...

Am I missing something? I just see what I wrote quoted here.

bill r. said...

There's a link buried there, showing what your rebuke has reduced him to.

Anyway. Sorry...

Jonathan Lapper said...

Nobody apologize, I'm as guilty as the next person. Here's the thing: Last month I had 492 comments, conveniently counted by crappy Haloscan for me. This month, counting the no longer available haloscan comments, this blog has already exceeded 1200 comments! 1200! I'm all for big comment counts but I like it when we talk about the movie more. Like here we could talk about how much we loathe Gone With The Wind, or not. I'm not saying I don't want us all to continue joking because I do, I just don't like it when the thread completely loses track of the topic of cinema. That's all.

Jonathan Lapper said...

And Bill, lost in all this I want to say again, as I did on your blog that I sincerely hope your Dad is doing okay.

bill r. said...

Thanks, Jonathan. He's doing as well as can be expected. Again, without getting into detail, he's very ill. But he's got a great attitude, no matter what's in store, and he's ready for anything. He's 77 (I'm the youngest of seven boys, so my parents are older than most parents of people my age), and his way of viewing the worst is "I've had a good run". He's making it easier on us all. And "the worst" isn't something he, or his family, will have to face for some time yet, God willing.

Jonathan Lapper said...

He's 77 (I'm the youngest of seven boys, so my parents are older than most parents of people my age),

I'm the youngest too and my parents were in the mid-thirties when they had me so they were always older too. Now it's common to have children at that age but then I was the odd man out.

ARBOGAST said...

I'm the youngest three!

Jonathan Lapper said...

I'm the youngest of three as well. Older brother and sister. Then lil ole adorable me.

Fox said...

It's easy for us (myself) to get carried away in here with comments b/c it becomes like a chat room atmosphere. A fun one at that.

But I totally understand your concern. Mainly, if a newcomer wanted to jump in on Gone With the Wind, he/she may feel intimidated by the high comment count and decide to hold back.

This is probably why Marilyn and Arbo have "comment approval" on their blogs. :0) Can you imagine Arbo having to police Bill, Rick, and I at his dwelling? He'd probably kill us!

ARBOGAST said...

I'm the youngest of three as well.

I didn't say I'm the youngest "of" three I said "I'm the youngest three" to carry the motion.

But I am actually the youngest of three, now that you mention it.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Motion carried.