⦿ Happy Land ~1943 film. . . . . . . Don Ameche, Harry Morgan

1943 film.   A  drama of a father dealing, through an unusual process, with the tragedy
of his son killed in WW2.   
Don Ameche, Frances Dee, and a young Harry Morgan
Harry Carey as Grandpa
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⦿ My Mysterious Brain

A  mystery  to  me :  In the past 10 years or so, I’ve noticed a strange thing in myself.
Numerous times when heavily involved in something,  usually either in past ongoing intense cyber chats/ email conversations, or when  engrossed in writing fiction, in the back of my mind I suddenly visualize a particular location for myself, other than where
I actually am at the time.   A few examples for particular situations :: in the living room of my childhood house, sitting on the floor with my laptop in a present day chat, or on a serene lawn under a certain giant oak,  or in a mountain vacation cabin from my teenage years.  This is where I was, in my head, when conversing with particular people.
I have no idea how these images/ vague memories came to be associated with cyber conversations many years later, but once randomly established, they were there for the duration, every time.

The way I came to think of it was : there is a virtual roulette wheel  with real random physical locations represented, which spun until stopping when I began an email or chat conversation with someone.  And that’s the place I would be, with no logic to it.

Always in the back of my mind  I’d be vaguely aware of believing I was in these places, as if in a fugue state almost, to the point of when the conversation stopped, I’d be somewhat surprized  and startled to find myself suddenly in my present house.  But it wasn’t with everybody – again, apparently  random.  What’s going on in my brain ! ?  haha    I wonder if this happens to anybody else.

On a smaller scale, often if I randomly recall an incident or memory while doing a particular thing, like making coffee,  then almost every time subsequently that old memory pops up.  It can be quite annoying, as the memories or incidents are not necessarily ones I care to remember endlessly ! General advice for that sort of thing is – just stop thinking about it.  That’s like saying,  stop looking at the purple elephant in the room !
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Another oddity – I read an article in a magazine years ago about a strange condition called Synesthesia, where  some people can ‘see’ certain words, letters, numbers, music, or events as particular colors.
I’d never heard of that,  and found it fascinating.  I mentioned it in passing to my stepmother after my Dad died.

I was flabbergasted when she told me : my Dad had told her  that when I was a little girl,    I was like that !  I’d say things like  ‘Today is a green day, yesterday was yellow , I like the blue fives, they’re pretty’.  My Dad never told me anything about that !  and I have absolutely zero memory of it,  and I no longer ‘experience colors’… although now I wish I still did !
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⦿Just Like Heaven~The Cure live, 2004

One of my all time favorite songs in a live performance from 2004.
Some people react to Robert Smith’s appearance, which has zero to do
with his talents as a songwriter & musician.  He is an individual who lives
as he chooses
with no apologies.
 
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⦿ Porky Pig & Charley the Dog~~~ 1940’s Looney Tunes

Two 1940’s Looney Tunes cartoons. Click link or linked image.

Charley the Dog is determined to be adopted by Porky Pig.
. . .  ‘You ain’t got no dog  and  I ain’t got no master’.

Little Orphan Airedale   1947

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x44hd9c

Awful Orphan   1949
Image result for charley the dog looney tunes"
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ecxen
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⦿ Sophie’s Choice ~1982 film. Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline

A heavy drama, difficult to watch at times, but unforgettable for the stunning beauty
of the performances.   I was surprized to find this quality upload free on youtube.
Kevin Kline’s first film.


NOTE : English subtitles of the German are hidden for some reason — to access you need
to
 press Pause, then the ‘cc’ button, lower right corner, on youtube
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⦿ What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)~~Junior Walker 1969

Another great oldie that’s like a time capsule of emotion. I remember how I felt then,
the things I thought about, and how my room looked in the dawn as I got ready for
school with the radio on.

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⦿ Bonnie Raitt ~ You Got It

Bonnie Raitt, 1995.  The 1989 song by Roy Orbison,Tom Petty & Jeff Lynn.
I’ve never heard of a bad word said against her, she is widely respected for her character as well as talent.     I love her to death !
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⦿Elmer Bernstein – ‘Hollywood & the Stars’ theme

The memorable beautiful theme by Elmer Bernstein for the tv show ‘Hollywood and the Stars’, 1963-64;
also used for a time at the Academy Awards.  A lovely piece of music that so many remember and love.

  To me it evokes a haunting melancholy,  yet at the same time a majestic grandeur..
Bernstein was a prolific composer, with 200+ well-known film & television themes and scores in 50+ years,
for a wide scope of projects : dramas, comedies and westerns — the iconic Magnificent Seven theme, for one.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmer_Bernstein
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⦿Palácio da Pena~Sintra, Portugal

Sintra Portugal-in the forest alt view
 I  love-love-love this photo !  It looks like something in a fairy-tale . . enchanting.

These places are in the hidden gardens of the Palácio da Pena ~ Sintra, Portugal.
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Sintra Portugal-the path   Sintra Portugal secret gazebo
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Sintra Portugal hidden stairs

Sintra Portugal - lake tower

Palacio da Pena Sintra Portugal

   . .              thanks to my lovely Portuguese friend  Teresa !
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⦿ Dandelion Wish Central

This just intrigues and amuses me. . . 

A dandelion wish-making facility in L.A.     This was for 2 days only ! 
‘The anonymous art collective simply known as the  Art Department  transformed
a decommissioned building into a secret wish-processing facility.
More pictures on the Art Department site.


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The full story is interesting, find the article on HyperAllergic
https://www.messynessychic.com/2019/05/27/13-things-i-found-on-the-internet-today-vol-cccliii/
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⦿ some more funny cats

 people still like funny cats on the internet


Did you tell me ‘NO’ ?!
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cat-cooking
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My mom told me  I’m  ‘special’ !
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   Viking Patrol 
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my dumbass cat does this–and there’s been NO drip for 2+ yrs
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and make it snappy . .


The Boss
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  ‘Honey,  your cat is drunk… again!’
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. . . . . .     cat paw sox !

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⦿ Nazis in the house

 I was remembering the time years ago when I was in France on a 2 month working vacation. A young man we worked with graciously took us to his family’s country home in a town near Paris  for a weekend.  (I’ve forgotten the name of the town).  His lovely mother still lived there, as she had as a young newlywed when the Nazis  occupied France in 1941.  Her husband was off  fighting in the war, it was just she and her mother in the house. 
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She told me that one day 4 or 5 Nazis came along the country road, barging into houses at will  ‘because they could’.  In her house they demanded a meal to be prepared, with the best wine, as they ransacked the house.  They opened books, inspected photos, opened all cabinets and drawers, etc.  They took jewelry, some other small family heirlooms, liquor, and cash, and flicked cigar ashes on her rugs…. just being the a–hole  pigs that Nazis were.  So it was not only Jews who were targeted, it was anyone they pleased to terrorize, including 2 frightened women alone… just ‘because they could’.
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As this sweet lady was telling me about the incident she began to weep and sob.  At that point it had been many years since that day, but to her it was like yesterday.  My heart ached for her.  And  I realized I was in the very same room where  actual Nazis had stood, a living history — that blew my mind !

.no Nazis !

⦿ Buzzin’ Fly -Tim Buckley 1969

A beautiful & sweet emotional love song by Tim Buckley from the Happy Sad  album, 1969.
A sad ending from a heroin overdose in 1975, only 28 yrs old.
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Buzzin’ Fly
I wanna know  everything about you …I wanna know  everything about you…
What makes ya smile, what makes ya wild,  what makes ya love me this way,  Darlin’  I wanna know. . . 
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⦿ High-Diving Giraffes & Trampoline Elephant

‘High-Diving Giraffes’ – an odd but charming realistic CGI digital animation.
Giraffes just wanna have fun. . .

.giraffe-shades     Hey !  No running by the pool !
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Trampoline Elephant

 

⦿ Cannibals – Mark Knopfler 1996

A feel-good Zydeco thing,  &  not about cannibals !
from  ‘A Night in London’ concert, live 1996  –  with a long intro w/Sonny Landreth.
This is wild  at the end  and everyone has a good time !

big strong daddy,  big strong boy,  livin’ in a big strong land’

‘once upon  time there were cannibals, now there are no cannibals anymore’

⦿Jefferson Airplane ~ She Has Funny Cars & It’s No Secret

because  I  like  the  classic oldies.
R.I.P.  Paul  Jan 2016 …. R.I.P.  Marty  Sept 2018

     She  Has  Funny  Cars .  from Surrealistic Pillow 1966  Flash ! Paradise
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     It’s  No  Secret 

 

             Paul,  Grace  &  Marty  1966
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⦿ Hurricane – Bob Dylan 1976


the story of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter and his unjust arrest   &   20 year imprisonment
 
  with the lovely Scarlett Rivera on fiddle.

Dylan was sued  by Patty Valentine for using her name & had to pay her off and delete
her name from future issues of the record..but people know  the original recording.
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[complete lyrics]

Pistols shots ring out in the barroom night
Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall
She sees the bartender in a pool of blood
Cries out “My God they killed them all”
Here comes the story of the Hurricane
The man the authorities came to blame
For something that he never done
Put him in a prison cell but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.
.
Three bodies lying there does Patty see
And another man named Bello moving around mysteriously
“I didn’t do it” he says and he throws up his hands
“I was only robbing the register I hope you understand
I saw them leaving” he says and he stops
“One of us had better call up the cops”
And so Patty calls the cops
And they arrive on the scene with their red lights flashing
In the hot New Jersey night.
.
Meanwhile far away in another part of town
Rubin Carter and a couple of friends are driving around
Number one contender for the middleweight crown
Had no idea what kinda shit was about to go down
When a cop pulled him over to the side of the road
Just like the time before and the time before that
In Patterson that’s just the way things go
If you’re black you might as well not show up on the street
‘Less you wanna draw the heat.
.
Alfred Bello had a partner and he had a rap for the cops
Him and Arthur Dexter Bradley were just out prowling around
He said “I saw two men running out they looked like middleweights
They jumped into a white car with out-of-state plates”
And Miss Patty Valentine just nodded her head
Cop said “Wait a minute boys this one’s not dead”
So they took him to the infirmary And though this man could hardly see
They told him that he could identify the guilty men.
.
Four in the morning and they haul Rubin in
Take him to the hospital and they bring him upstairs
The wounded man looks up through his one dying eye
Says “Why’d you bring him in here for ? He ain’t the guy !”
Yes here comes the story of the Hurricane
The man the authorities came to blame
For something that he never done
Put in a prison cell but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.
.
Four months later the ghettos are in flame
Rubin’s in South America fighting for his name
While Arthur Dexter Bradley’s still in the robbery game
And the cops are putting the screws to him
looking for somebody to blame

“Remember that murder that happened in a bar ?”
“Remember you said you saw the getaway car?”
“You think you’d like to play ball with the law ?”
“Think it might-a been that fighter you saw running that night ?”
“Don’t forget that you are white”
.
Arthur Dexter Bradley said “I’m really not sure”
Cops said “A boy like you could use a break
We got you for the motel job and we’re talking to your friend Bello
Now you don’t wanta have to go back to jail be a nice fellow
You’ll be doing society a favor
That sonofabitch is brave and getting braver
We want to put his ass in stir
We want to pin this triple murder on him
He ain’t no Gentleman Jim”
.
.Rubin could take a man out with just one punch
But he never did like to talk about it all that much
It’s my work he’d say and I do it for pay
And when it’s over I’d just as soon go on my way
Up to some paradise
Where the trout streams flow and the air is nice
And ride a horse along a trail
But then they took him to the jailhouse
Where they try to turn a man into a mouse.
.
.
All of Rubin’s cards were marked in advance
The trial was a pig-circus he never had a chance
The judge made Rubin’s witnesses drunkards from the slums
To the white folks who watched he was a revolutionary bum
And to the black folks he was just a crazy nigger
No one doubted that he pulled the trigger
And though they could not produce the gun
The DA said he was the one who did the deed.
And the all-white jury agreed.
.
Rubin Carter was falsely tried
The crime was murder ‘one’,  guess who testified
Bello and Bradley and they both baldly lied
And the newspapers they all went along for the ride
How can the life of such a man
Be in the palm of some fool’s hand ?
To see him obviously framed
Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
Where justice is a game.
.
Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties
Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise
While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell
An innocent man in a living hell

That’s the story of the Hurricane
But it won’t be over till they clear his name
And give him back the time he’s done
Put him in a prison cell but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.
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⦿ Remember the Night – 1940 film . . Stanwyck & MacMurray

Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray.  A lesser-known Christmas-themed unusual romance story.
With Beulah Bondi & Sterling Holloway.

>>>  the original link is dead now – but the film can be viewed – free – on peacocktv.com
https://www.peacocktv.com/watch/asset/movies/holiday/remember-the-night/04b355ce-1afa-31bb-9486-eec63f2b9d8e

Amazon.com: Remember the Night: Mitchell Leisen, Preston Sturges, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson, Sterling Holloway, Willard Robertson, Mitchell Leisen: Movies & TV

⦿The Bishop’s Wife – 1947 film. Cary Grant, Loretta Young

 Loretta Young, Cary Grant, David Niven, 1947. My favorite Christmas movie…Cary Grant as The Angel.
 > > > problem viewing ? use dailymotion  direct  link: ⇓ ⇓

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2chnjx

 

⦿I’m Every Woman –Chaka Khan & Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Barry White

Youngsters take note– this is how it’s done,  1970s  old school

I’m Every Woman –  CHAKA KHAN  ‘Chaka Khan – Chaka Khan – Chaka Khan’
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Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – BARRY WHITE – so fine even if it is ‘disco’ I played this record so much back in the day, that I wore it out…
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⦿ Mexico – James Taylor (1975)

A lovely record that I associate with a dear friend, now passed on.
I introduced this song to him so now I associate it with pleasant memories.  

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⦿ Detour ~1945 film noir. . .. . . . . . Tom Neal, Ann Savage

  Tom Neal before his boozey downfall and manslaughter conviction….

In 1992, Detour was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry
by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
(wikipedia)
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⦿ funny cats

 . . because people like funny cats on the internet . .
more funny cats posts collected together in the category page ::: ⇓
https://lookhere3.wordpress.com/all-the-cat-posts-part-1-pictures-videos-gifs/    (and part 2)

   
    ==  OBEY ME, HUMAN ! == 

       

     
Burrito  Cat
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       stop laughing at me!

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        how cute is this !   ⇓  

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