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Started by LippyPongstocking on Jun 11, 2020 10:34:37 AM
Philostmel, with melody

Shwhimsy our sweet lullaby...

Lagopus - 11 Jun 2020 10:36:17 (#1 of 2036)


LippyPongstocking - 11 Jun 2020 10:44:37 (#2 of 2036)

Like one of Tolkein's elves, you've always been among the first, Lago!

In exciting news (for me, at any rate) I've just taken delivery of a box of delicious produce from Dukeshill, purveyors of fine meats and deli stuff, which MaLippy's very kindly sent to me. I'm already looking forward to a lunch of homemade Scotch egg in which the egg is soft-boiled!

Rendered - 11 Jun 2020 10:57:57 (#3 of 2036)


Winter has returned to TheNorth, I'll have to get the fire stoked.

LippyPongstocking - 11 Jun 2020 11:03:29 (#4 of 2036)

You know how much I've always admired FINE MEAT.

Do you have a real fire? How cosy!

It's very rainy here today and there's a strange quality to the light.

Rendered - 11 Jun 2020 11:06:25 (#5 of 2036)

It's a wood burner thing but it burns real things and gets quite toasty.

elderberry - 11 Jun 2020 12:32:12 (#6 of 2036)

I'm so envious of anyone who has rain - it's still a drought here, though at least it's cold and grey so that's nice!

LippyPongstocking - 11 Jun 2020 12:42:31 (#7 of 2036)

How unfair: if it's going to be cold and grey then the least it could do is rain as well.

Lending proof to the theory that there's no such thing as bad publicity, Gone With the Wind has now hit No.1 on the Amazon Best Sellers chart. People are mad. (That's not news, of course.) Do they know what they're getting? I would've withdrawn it from streaming not because of the racial stereotypes, but because it's very long and dull.

Rendered - 11 Jun 2020 12:54:10 (#8 of 2036)

People are totally insane and best avoided.

Dubris - 11 Jun 2020 13:19:26 (#9 of 2036)

People won't actually watch it, surely.

Ginmonkey - 11 Jun 2020 13:21:27 (#10 of 2036)

I remember the day my housemate and I decided to watch all of Lawrence of Arabia. By christ that was a long afternoon.

Catspyjamas17 - 11 Jun 2020 13:37:17 (#11 of 2036)

Oh I quite like that.

The one time, anyway. You have to be in the mood.

Dubris - 11 Jun 2020 13:41:11 (#12 of 2036)

Gone With The Wind has some very striking moments. It's just that the characters are part of an indefensible system and they're almost all under-written (if black) or deeply unpleasant (if white). Scarlett O'Hara does undergo some sort of emotional development, but it takes her from being unpleasant in one way to being unpleasant in a different way. You can see why that happens, but it's not an attractive spectacle.

LippyPongstocking - 11 Jun 2020 13:56:02 (#13 of 2036)

Yes, I think that's why I find it dull, Dubs: frankly, my dear, I just don't give a damn about any of the lead characters.

limegreen - 11 Jun 2020 14:00:31 (#14 of 2036)

I swear I added it to my YouTube watch list ages ago, because I wanted to watch it in the context of things I'd read about it. It's not there any more, but I can buy it, also on YouTube. I mean things drop off my lists all the time, but I've not read about this and YouTube.

Dubris - 11 Jun 2020 14:09:43 (#15 of 2036)

Can I bear to dip into Mansfield Park again? I can't remember whether Fanny Price (morally right but unengaging) has views on the source of Sir Thomas Bertram's wealth in the West Indies.

sloanepeterson - 11 Jun 2020 14:11:48 (#16 of 2036)

Scarlett O'Hara does undergo some sort of emotional development, but it takes her from being unpleasant in one way to being unpleasant in a different way

Ah, like South Pacific, which teaches us that racism can be cured by paedophilia.

limegreen - 11 Jun 2020 14:17:47 (#17 of 2036)

There's a recentish film of Mansfield Park that has more of the slavery angle than is conventional, Dubs.

LippyPongstocking - 11 Jun 2020 15:08:42 (#18 of 2036)

South Pacific, which teaches us that racism can be cured by paedophilia.

Splendid. I think they should use that as the synopsis whenever it's shown on telly.

I never much cared for South Pacific, although Happy Talk is indelibly imprinted on my memory - not so much because of the cringey version in the film, but more due to it reaching No.1 in the charts in July 1982, just after I'd finished A levels. Thanks, Captain Sensible!

slicey - 11 Jun 2020 15:12:53 (#19 of 2036)

I was still in my Punk's Not Dead phase when that came out and was mortified by his betryal.

Dubris - 11 Jun 2020 15:13:46 (#20 of 2036)

Oh Lippy, how could your school let you take A levels so many years early?

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