3.12.2009

The well, she is dry

Nothing to report today, other than that I may have just contracted RSV from a baby in the library. I hope I pull through.

Introduced GH yesterday to the delight that is Cold Comfort Farm. Even though he could only catch about half of the mumbled country English dialog, I think he still got quite a lot out of it. And really, many of life's important lessons can be found in this film, I think.




For example:


The wages of sin is Death.

Highly sexed young men living on farms are always called Seth or Reuben.

Nature's all very well in her place, but she musn't be allowed to make things untidy.

When poetry is combined with ill-groomed hair and eccentric dress, it's generally fatal.

And, most importantly, there'll be no butter in hell.



What important life lessons have you learned from movies?

22 comments:

thecapitall said... [reply]

Best. Movie. Ever!!

Anna B said... [reply]

book--even funnier! (one might not even think that's possible--but it is!)

Kelly said... [reply]

Love it! Both the book and the movie.

I have learned that I should never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. That has served me well.

Off to cletter me dishes!

goddessdivine said... [reply]

Hope you're feeling better!

Lady Susan said... [reply]

One of my posts was a list of life lessons from North and South. Sorry for the long list but there are JUST SO MANY!

Stew is a much underrated dish

Whenever your trains stops at a station - get off - just in case!

You don't always need Henry to explain

Fruit is not a suitable topic for small talk

Telling someone you wish to marry them because you love them is more effective when you're not shouting and chasing them round a table.

Never ask your mother and sister to visit new neighbors.

Beware of being in the presence of handsome men who remove their cravats ...your life will never be the same again.

Never stand in front of an angry mob. You are likely to have a ruddy big rock thrown at you which lands squarely on your temple.

If you really want a man to cool his ardor, accepting his invitation to dinner and turning up in a tight green frock showing all your charms to advantage isn't the right way to go about it.

Plaid trousers are never a good idea. Under any circumstances.

Don’t necessarily rule out grown men who live with their mothers

It is generally unwise to goad a gentleman with the words, "Act like a man."

Always Look Back

Lady Susan said... [reply]

Oh and I simply adore "Cold Comfort Farm."

"I saw something nasty in the woodshed!"

Th. said... [reply]

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What about what it teaches about women?

Incidentally, Nem, I think you should update the time when you post. You always appear several down on my site's feed and thus become easy to miss.

DanaLee said... [reply]

Nobody puts Baby in a Corner! Lesson learned Patrick, lesson learned.

Mark said... [reply]

Great movie Nemesis--"I saw something nasty in the woodshed" is still tossed around my family all the time.

I'm a long-time reader, first time poster. I'm not even a crazy stalker. Everyone wins.

I love trying to summarize movies in one moral to the story, which I do for the benefit of my family when I blog-review movies for them. Here are some I came up with for all those Jane Austen movies that Masterpiece Classic did last year:

Northanger Abbey: You should tell your boyfriend if his dad is hitting on you.

Sense and Sensibility: Don’t trust men who can quote Byron off the top of their head.

Mansfield Park: Never let attractive suitors get in the way of your plans to marry your cousin.

Emma: Be born into wealth. Life's easier that way.

Persuasion: Settle for the richest, handsomest man you can find.

and finally, Pride and Prejudice:
Never let your boyfriend meet your mom.

And a few more recent life lessons I've learned, thanks to movies:

Wuthering Heights: If your boyfriend runs off, make sure he has a good cell phone plan so he can let you know when he's coming back, so it doesn't just happen to be the day after you've just married the one man he really, truly despises.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Your mom may mean well, but don't always take her advice.

and from the Godfather Part 3: As the Buddha said, What Goes Around Comes Around.

Pie said... [reply]

Have just requested CCF from the library per your recommendaton. Cinematic Pearls of Wisdom:

-Look before you leap into spare room beds.

-Assertain ownership of jersey cows before selling them off.

-Don't eat plum pudding sauce.

-Be quite certain what beverage guests are being served.

Pie said... [reply]

Oh, and if Marianne says it will rain... bring an umbrella.

Deborah said... [reply]

Loved the book and the movie, especially Rufus Sewell!

jeri said... [reply]

I made Joe watch that movie and he actually laughed. He said it was a bit slow... but he still endured to the end.

chosha said... [reply]

Stay away from the salmon mousse. (This doesn't always ensure you won't die.)

Pick out the really great diamond earrings. You might end up being the one who wears them.

I am the navigator.

megs said... [reply]

BUTTER IS A CARB!!!


name the movie :)

La Yen said... [reply]

Mean Girls above.

And the lesson we repeat time and time again in our home?

"There are no cats in America and the streets are paved with cheese."

Science Teacher Mommy said... [reply]

"Do, or do not. There is no try." Yoda was modeled after President Kimball, dontcha know?

And on an unrelated subject, I got one of those awesome, anonymous you-are-so-unChristlike comments. I feel like a real blogger now. I should send dear anon here--she'd have a field day with you.

And Chosha--I AM the navigator. Yes! I loved that movie.

Mad Hadder said... [reply]

"We've so little to do and so much time to do it in." --Willy Wonka

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

"I saw something nasty in the wood shed."

"But did it see you, Baby?"

Taylor said... [reply]

We watched this movie on Saturday. And my cinematic tidbit of wisdom is:
When you are running from someone that wants to kill you, never, NEVER turn around and wait for them to come into your veiw. JUST KEEP RUNNING!

Lola said... [reply]
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Lola said... [reply]

Yes that Taylor one is mine. I'm not sure why it put me as Taylor. hmm.


As you may have gathered my wisdom is not from Cold Comfort Farm. Sorry if that was a little confusing!

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