yvonnegeorgina: Theory: women who enjoy whiskey will always find husbands, if they desire to find husbands.
We know that the upper and middle class are more... →
yvonnegeorgina: “What preserves the voices of the great authors from one century to the next is not the recording device (the clay tablet, the scroll, the codex, the book, the computer, the iPad) but the force of imagination and the power of expression. It is the strength of the words themselves, not their product placement, that invites the play of mind and induces a change of heart....
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He told her he loved her, she said “What?”, bought time, he told her...
me: oh i was just going to ask if you'd moved yet?
her: no trying to figure it out
me: ah, ok
her: there is no u-haul type service in europe
soooo not sure what to do?
me: the things they haven't thought of yet
her: i guess i will ship going to check it out
me: a person could make a fortune with a few well-directed services
her: to rent a van one way cost like 1100 euros
me: you could buy a van for that man
the comma makes a difference
religion as a force for good? →
Don’t knock masturbation - it’s sex with someone I love!– the masturbation gap
ebert and clinton on casablanca
RE: I know, probably about the number two movie on your favorite list is "Casablanca" and the thing that amazes me about that is it's almost sixty years old, it's in black and white, it takes place in the backwater of the war, there aren't any battle scenes.
WJC: In Morocco. Yeah.
RE: Most people don't even understand all the business about the letters of transit and yet it's one of the classic movies that young people still look at and that everybody still treasures. What do you think is so timeless about it?
WJC: First of all, it's a story about love and honor and courage. The stuff that people care about. I mean, at the end of life when you look back that's what you treasure, the moments of love and honor and courage. You know, secondly, Bogart is fabulous in it and Bergman brings tears to your eyes. I mean, I still can't watch the movie without saying, "God I wish I'd known that woman." You know, she's just riveting on the screen, you know.
RE: My favorite actress.
WJC: Just riveting. And so you know, when Hillary and I, when we were in law school, I never will forget this, we were in the moot court competition, you know the trial and the students had to prepare the trials so we conceived this whole trial around "Casablanca."
Victor Laslow gets murdered the Paul Henreid character you know, so the question is "Who did it?" And so that's just an example of how it captures your imagination. I think also, I think another thing that really made it come alive was the Even though it's the backwater of the war the circumstances are inherently interesting. I mean, he's got this kind of neat little bar you know, and these people come in trying to while away their lives and trying to reconcile their differences.
And Claude Rains is fabulous as a representative (unintelligible). So you get a sense of the drama of it and you know these people really do love each other and they do the right thing anyway.
RE: They do the right thing.
WJC: She goes off, he takes a risk and then Claude Rains turns out not to be a thug and they all walk away in the fog. It's really quite a It's a.. You know, just wonderful. There's just nothing about it that's not wonderful.
RE: It's just about the perfect movie in a way.
WJC: Yeah it is.
thoughts is Napoleon
Ginsberg reading HOWL @ SFSU, 1956. →
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purple light in the canyon that’s where i long to be with my three good companions just my rifle, pony, and me
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