Thursday, January 24, 2008
My Boston, 2005, Performance, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
When I was young, my mother often told me “ You have to study hard so when you grow up you have a bright future. ” But I never liked to read books. Whenever I read a book my mind always wanders off and I fall fast asleep. I tried many different ways to keep myself awake and concentrate. For example, I would bite my hands, stab my flesh with a pen, and in winter I would dunk my head into a pot of freezing cold water. I couldn’t help it, I would forget what I read immediately, so I read again and I still can’t remember, not to mention I couldn’t understand it at all. Later on, I had a great idea. Everyday I’d tear a page out of a book and eat it. The result was I couldn’t digest it at all, and I shit out the exact same thing as I ate. I had many dreams involving books. In one of the dreams I discover all the books that I have ever owned were being blown all over the sky by a mighty wind. Suddenly, in a split second, all the books were floating on the river toward the East. it was very unpredictable.
noun. the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident, as in a blushing crow for a crushing blow.
Origin: 1895–1900; after W. A. Spooner (1844–1930), English clergyman noted for such slips
A reversal of sounds in two words, with humorous effect. Spoonerisms were named after William Spooner, an English clergyman and scholar of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In one spoonerism attributed to him, he meant “May I show you to another seat?” but said, “May I sew you to another sheet?”
--All this thank you to the lovely, dictionary.com
Posted by Passport Smiles at 10:19 AM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Everything comes and goes
Marked by lovers and styles of clothes
Things that you held high
And told yourself were true
Lost or changing as the days come down to you
Joni, oh Joni. Since my pseudonym is taken from this Lady's song, I must include her in my posts. Love Actually expresses it best: " I love her. And true love lasts a lifetime. Joni Mitchell is the woman who taught your cold English wife how to feel." One Goal for Passport Smiles' Life: Learn to play Joni's songs on meine Gitarre
Everything comes and goes
Pleasure moves on too early
And trouble leaves too slow
Just when you're thinking
You've finally got it made
Bad news comes knocking
At your garden gate
Knocking for you
You're a brute you're an angel
You can crawl you can fly too
It's down to you
It all comes down to you
SO, everyone as a child had a character from a movie.book.whatever. that he or she admired and wished to resemble in his or her life. For Passport Smiles, that was Barbara Streisand's character (Judy) in What's Up Doc, minus the extreme bad luck and catastrophic events she causes simply by being, herself. Yet, she embodied a strong woman whom Passport wanted to become: sharply witty, lighthearted, highly intelligent, uniquely styled, oddly beautiful, confident, and extremely quirky.
Judy: I know I'm different, but from now on I'm going to try and be the same.
Howard: The same as what?
Judy: The same as people who aren't different.
Eunice: Don't you know the meaning of propriety?
Judy: Propriety; noun: conformity to established standards of behavior or manner, suitability, rightness, or justice. See "etiquette."
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
1) Menomena: Friend or Foe
2) CSS: CSS
3) Wilco: Sky Blue Sky
4) Deerhoof: Friend Opportunity
5) Animal Collective: Strawberry Jam
6) Blonde Redhead: 23
7) The Shins: Wincing the Night Away
8) The National: The Boxer
9) Feist: The Reminder
10) The Arcade Fire: Neon Bible
11) Of Montreal: Are You the Destroyer?
12) Battles: Mirrored
Most expected to be added the List:
3) St. Vincent
From the iht.com, I read this article and it is hilariously cute!
"When Larry Pinczower switches on his cellphone, the seal of a rabbinate council appears. Unable to send text messages, take photographs or connect to the Internet, his phone is a religiously approved adaptation to modernity by the ultra-Orthodox sector of Israeli life.
More than 10,000 numbers for phone sex, dating services and the like are blocked, and rabbinical overseers ensure that the lists are up to date. Calls to other kosher phones are less than 2 cents a minute, compared with 9.5 cents for normal phones. But on the Sabbath any call costs $2.44 a minute, a steep religious penalty."
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
From "Terrence, This is Stupid Stuff" by A.E. Housman
Why, if ’tis dancing you would be,
There’s brisker pipes than poetry.
Say, for what were hop-yards meant,
Or why was Burton built on Trent?
Oh many a peer of England brews
Livelier liquor than the Muse,
And malt does more than Milton can
To justify God’s ways to man.
Ale, man, ale’s the stuff to drink
For fellows whom it hurts to think:
Look into the pewter pot
To see the world as the world’s not.