The random ramblings thread

Discussion of other topics not necessarily Keats or poetry-related, i.e. other authors, literature, film, music, the arts etc.

Moderators: Saturn, Malia

Postby Credo Buffa » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:14 am

I think Dil Se was from the early to mid 90s, so that's probably why he looks so young.

I just love that it seems every Bollywood movie (or at least the ones I've seen) have three things in common: 1) there are always song-and-dance numbers, no matter what the location or the plot or the characters, 2) they're all hard core about good Indian values (rural is preferable to urban, Indian men/women always win in a love triangle involving a non-Indian man/woman, the West corrupts otherwise good Indian youngsters, the girls are always wearing sari's during pivotal moments or song sequences, no matter if they're actually in warm, sunny India or cavorting on frozen Alpine mountain tops), and 3) Shahrukh Khan is always in them! :lol: When I lived in Scotland I would occasionally flip through channels late at night and find a Bollywood movie on, and I think probably 80% of the time Shahrukh was somehow involved. :P
"Holy Kleenex, Batman! It was right under our nose and we blew it!"
User avatar
Credo Buffa
Lamia
 
Posts: 935
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:42 am
Location: Minnesota

Postby Malia » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:46 pm

I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on the forum that will find the following information interesting :lol: but I figured I'd mention it anyway. As many of you know, I'm very much "into" the story of American football player Brian Piccolo these days. Well, turns out that Brian and John Keats were both born on October 31 and they both died of tragic diseases at around the same time in their lives (Keats having been 25 when he died and Piccolo 26 when he passed away). Hmm. . . mere coincidence? Or, maybe it's just my penchant for tragic male figures who die an early death that has led me to discover this connection. ;)

At any rate, time to get back to the 'ol schoolbooks. Ah yes, "Communication, Decision Making , and Conflict in Organizations"--not quite "Ode to A Nightingale," but. . .oh well. . . :)
Stay Awake!
--Anthony deMello
User avatar
Malia
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 1606
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:55 am
Location: Washington State, USA

Postby Saturn » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:53 pm

Exciting stuff Malia :lol:

How you keep your sanity I'll never know.
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
Saturn
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 3940
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:16 am

Postby Malia » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:16 am

Saturn wrote:How you keep your sanity I'll never know.


Duh, by reading about tragic male figures! Now hold on a second, thinking it over, that sounds like a pretty insane way to keep one's sanity, now doesn't it? ;)
Stay Awake!
--Anthony deMello
User avatar
Malia
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 1606
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:55 am
Location: Washington State, USA

Postby Saturn » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:21 am

Look what happened to me...

..oh wait I was crazy before I started reading poetry :lol:
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
Saturn
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 3940
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:16 am

Postby Malia » Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:14 pm

Pretty random thought as I take a break from the project I'm working on for class. My project partner and I have to take a situation from a real life organization and then write up a case study about it--write the problem out (the 'case') and then analyze it in terms of the principles of organizational communication and then finally suggest remedies for their communication problems. Well, my partner wrote out the case and she said one of the hardest parts was coming up with psudonyms for the people involved (to protect their identities). I said, you know I'm the kind of person who'd just go into a piece of literature and pull names from that arena. "For instance", I told her, "John Keats had a lot of friends with great names for organizational case studies". I mentioned a few names and she laughed (because it was so random and nerdy of me to find my name-finding inspiration from a dead poet's cadre of friends) and we decided that one of the character's names would be "Dr. Haslam" in honor of Keats's good friend Haslam and one of my favorite of Keats's friends. So, Haslam is being "honored" in our little project for organizational communication. Who woulda guessed it? ;) OK, OK, enough dawdling. Back to work. . . .
Stay Awake!
--Anthony deMello
User avatar
Malia
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 1606
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:55 am
Location: Washington State, USA

Postby Saturn » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:03 pm

You really are obsessed with Keats aren't you? :wink:
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
Saturn
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 3940
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:16 am

Postby Credo Buffa » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:06 am

Hee hee hee. :lol:
"Holy Kleenex, Batman! It was right under our nose and we blew it!"
User avatar
Credo Buffa
Lamia
 
Posts: 935
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:42 am
Location: Minnesota

Postby Malia » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:18 am

Saturn wrote:You really are obsessed with Keats aren't you? :wink:


Who? Moi??

Why, I'm never obsessed with *anything*!

:lol:
Stay Awake!
--Anthony deMello
User avatar
Malia
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 1606
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:55 am
Location: Washington State, USA

Postby Credo Buffa » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:49 pm

Oh, my friends.






I've just returned from seeing Becoming Jane.






And it is now official: I am head-over-heels in love with James McAvoy.






I thought you should be the first to know. :wink:
"Holy Kleenex, Batman! It was right under our nose and we blew it!"
User avatar
Credo Buffa
Lamia
 
Posts: 935
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:42 am
Location: Minnesota

Postby Malia » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:14 pm

Now, why am I not surprised? ;)
Stay Awake!
--Anthony deMello
User avatar
Malia
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 1606
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:55 am
Location: Washington State, USA

Postby Credo Buffa » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:22 pm

Seriously, any man in Regency garb is going to get my attention, but when he's already devastatingly lovely and talented and SCOTTISH and plays the roll of a scoundrel-turned-hopelessly-in-love-willing-to-do-anything romantic (from Limerick, no less. . . ha ha!), what can a girl do but swoon?
"Holy Kleenex, Batman! It was right under our nose and we blew it!"
User avatar
Credo Buffa
Lamia
 
Posts: 935
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:42 am
Location: Minnesota

Postby Saturn » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:05 pm

He may be appearing next as a young Scottie in the next Star Trek film apparently :roll:
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
Saturn
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 3940
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:16 am

Postby Malia » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:01 pm

Saturn wrote:He may be appearing next as a young Scottie in the next Star Trek film apparently :roll:


Oookaaayy. . . :lol:

Hmm, perhaps Keats will have a Star Trek connection--if he plays our poet, that is.
Stay Awake!
--Anthony deMello
User avatar
Malia
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 1606
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:55 am
Location: Washington State, USA

Postby Saturn » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:06 pm

I'm serious about that by the way, not making it up.

As long as he plays Keats he can do whatever the hell he likes :lol:
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
Saturn
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 3940
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:16 am

PreviousNext

Return to Miscellaneous

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests

cron