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  •  Thanks egarratt. I love it when folks quote (8+ / 0-)

    something I wrote.

    I alway feel great but brief moment, and then for some reason, I always remember that old movie where Marlon Brando says "I could have been a contender."

    Then I burst out laughing, and then remember another little memory fragment of him dropping to his knees saying "Steellllaaaa!"  

    Which I don't even think is from the same movie.  On the Water Front? A Street Car Named Desire? A Glass Menagerie?  

    Always the same, what could it mean?  And, I'm not on drugs or anything. Maybe I should visit one of those state where they have medicinal marijuana and I could bring back these memories and achieve greater personal insight?

    lol.  This probably means I should go back into therapy.

    There was one time long ago, where someone had slipped me one of those medicinal brownies without telling me, and I was reading this really long quote, going into great detail arcane topic,  but forgot what it was, and I starting thinking "Dang, this guy is so smart - I wish I could write like that, instead of being one of this math-science guys."  

    Turned out it was something I had written long ago, and forgotten.

    So, I always get double chuckles, and wistful feelings about getting old too fast, whenever I see anyone quoting my writing. Especially, if I was really cranked up, and start using strings of 3 or 5 adjectives in or row, or have sentences that go on for 10 or 15 lines, like some German translation of Goethe.  

    Thanks for making on old dog laugh.    

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:20:13 PM PST

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    •  Brando Trivia (5+ / 0-)

      "I coulda been a contender" is from On the Waterfront

      "Stelllllaaa" is from A Streetcar Named Desire

      My fav is from The Wild Ones - when asked, "what are you rebelling against?  "What have you got?"

      Don't look back, something may be gaining on you. - L. "Satchel" Paige

      by arlene on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:38:43 PM PST

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    •  "I coulda been a contenda" ... (1+ / 0-)
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      is from "On The Waterfront".

      "STELLAA!" is from "A Streetcar Named Desire".

      •  Thanks. That's what I sort of thought. Funny (0+ / 0-)

        thing is I don't think I ever actually saw the original movies, but rather saw so many references and allusion, or maybe even out-takes that they have crept into my mind while I wasn't really paying that much attention.

        Cuz usually my memory is pretty good.

        The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

        by HoundDog on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 03:38:56 PM PST

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