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West and wewaxation...

No work tomorrow!

I watched My Fair Lady again tonight. There are a number of things I really like about that movie, but it spends a lot of time on some stuff that isn't worth that much attention (like the 'get me to the church on time' sequence) while the ending just happens without much fanfare. And, as always, I am mysteriously amazed by the youngness of Jeremy Brett in that movie. I also still laugh out loud at Eliza's description of her aunt's untimely demise.

Here is some accumulated meme-age. First, as seen in a couple of places, but most recently from glych...

Your Brain is 46.67% Female, 53.33% Male

Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female

You are both sensitive and savvy

Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed

But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve

I dunno what to say about this. It is odd to see the word "healthy" used in connection with my brain.

Next, from gentlemaitresse...

Calliope, Muse of epic poetry
You are 'Latin'. Even among obsolete skills, the
tongue of the ancient Romans is a real
anachronism. With its profusion of different
cases and conjugations, Latin is more than a
language; it is a whole different way of
thinking about things.

You are very classy, meaning that you value the
classics. You value old things, good things
which have stood the test of time. You value
things which have been proven worthy and
valuable, even if no one else these days sees
them that way. Your life is touched by a
certain 'pietas', or piety; perhaps you are
even a Stoic. Nonetheless, you have a certain
fascination with the grotesque and the profane.
Also, the modern world rejects you likea bad
transplant. Your problem is that Latin has
been obsolete for a long time.

What obsolete skill are you?
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This would be good, since I do like Latin and learning to love yourself is, we are told, 'the greatest love of all'.


Feb. 21st, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
That's what makes a horse race, I guess. I noticed I was experiencing the same reaction during that sequence as I did during the many fight scenes in Matrix 2. By the time they lifted up the table my lower brain started firing off a completely inappropriate 'gnaw your arm off to escape!' response. ;-) I liked his 'little bit of luck' number (if not the lifestyle it represented ;-) ).