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Offline RedAzaelia

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #690 on: January 28, 2008, 09:25:04 pm »
So maybe this is kind of weird and out there, but I thought some people might appreciate it.

My favorite comic strip is Calvin and Hobbes (what a blast from the past, right?). It's about a little boy (Calvin) with a very active imagination, whose best friend is Hobbes, a tiger who is sometimes a stuffed animal, and sometimes...well, isn't. It's almost always good for a laugh, and it often cheers me up after a bad day, though it is sadly not being written anymore. Sometimes, though, the cartoonist, Bill Watterson, took a break from the humor and tackled more serious topics, with grace and simple accuracy. I thought a sequence about Calvin's first experience with grief and death would perhaps be relevant.

It's on this website: http://progressiveboink.com/archive/calvinhobbes.htm, if you scroll down to the bottom--it's a sequence of 9 strips right at the end.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #691 on: January 28, 2008, 10:12:30 pm »
Thanks RedAzaelia, I was glad to read those Calvin & Hobbeses.  I used to love those, and I think I remember the little raccoon.



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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #692 on: January 29, 2008, 05:03:27 am »
A track from Brokeback Mountain Radio:

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Which track?  I couldn't hear anything?
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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #693 on: January 29, 2008, 05:09:57 am »
Today I went to Castro Street to look at the Castro Theater, since they restored the marquee to it's 1970's appearance for the filming of "Milk," a movie about Harvey Milk.  I watched them getting ready to film a sequence on the street with a lot of extras.  It was so sad, seeing a movie being filmed and knowing that poor Heath will not be filmed for any more movies.   :'(

For pictures and article . . .

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2008/01/30/MNUBULUI1.DTL&o=1

« Last Edit: January 30, 2008, 12:37:36 pm by ptannen »
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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #694 on: January 29, 2008, 07:58:27 am »
Thanks for sharing that, Pete. I was wondering if any of our SF brokies would get down to Castro Street to see the transformation. There was an interesting article at www.towleroad.com with before and after pictures. Are you going to be in the movie, Pete? Marching in one of the protest scenes? They are filming them on Feb 4 and 8.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #695 on: January 29, 2008, 09:03:36 am »
From the IMDb board. Written by the owner of Ennis/Jack shirts:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-gregory/heath-ledger-two-shirts-_b_82971.html

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #696 on: January 29, 2008, 04:35:18 pm »
So maybe this is kind of weird and out there, but I thought some people might appreciate it.

My favorite comic strip is Calvin and Hobbes (what a blast from the past, right?). It's about a little boy (Calvin) with a very active imagination, whose best friend is Hobbes, a tiger who is sometimes a stuffed animal, and sometimes...well, isn't. It's almost always good for a laugh, and it often cheers me up after a bad day, though it is sadly not being written anymore. Sometimes, though, the cartoonist, Bill Watterson, took a break from the humor and tackled more serious topics, with grace and simple accuracy. I thought a sequence about Calvin's first experience with grief and death would perhaps be relevant.

It's on this website: http://progressiveboink.com/archive/calvinhobbes.htm, if you scroll down to the bottom--it's a sequence of 9 strips right at the end.

I love Calvin and Hobbes and I love that little cartoon abou the racoon - thanks Azaelia.
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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #697 on: January 29, 2008, 09:27:04 pm »
I guess it’s human nature that when something is heavily on our minds, we tend to find reminders of it everywhere.  I’ve seen it in myself and in others here in regards to BbM and Heath’s death.  On my way into work today, I saw something that made me think of both.  It was one of the NYC Transit’s “Poetry in Motion” series.  It made me smile. 


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If there is something to desire
there is something to regret
If there is something to regret
there is something to recall
 
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there is nothing to regret
If there is nothing to regret
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Poetry in Motion® is a program that was developed by the Poetry Society of America and the MTA New York City Transit in 1992 to make bus and subway riding a more pleasurable and enlightening experience. Inspired by a similar program in the London Underground, the program places poem-placards in the spaces usually reserved for advertisements in subway cars and buses. Since its founding 10 years ago, the program has expanded across the country, reaching 13 million people daily.
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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #698 on: January 29, 2008, 09:50:25 pm »
Thanks for the Calvin and Hobbes. I love those comics, and I remember that one about the racoon.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #699 on: January 30, 2008, 06:23:02 am »
Hi, my Darling. Another day without you and many to come. But I am healing slowly. And the beauty of your art and personality shines inside of me. I love you. Just to stop by. Thank you for the rainbow. I love you.