Author Topic: November 7th, Pine Creek  (Read 30036 times)

Offline Sason

  • BetterMost Moderator
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 9,979
  • Bork bork bork
Re: November 7th, Pine Creek
« Reply #50 on: October 29, 2009, 10:03:47 am »

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone.
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead,
Put crépe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song,
I thought that love would last forever: 'I was wrong'

The stars are not wanted now, put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

~~W.H. Auden

I've been reading back in this thread.

This is a very beautiful poem, Paul.


It's the one that was read at the funeral in that movie, whatever-the-name-was, isn't it?
When everyone suddenly realized that their two male friends had been a couple for years, without anyone knowing it.

Düva pööp is a förce of natüre

Offline Penthesilea

  • Town Administration
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,433
Re: November 7th, Pine Creek
« Reply #51 on: October 29, 2009, 10:17:20 am »
I've been reading back in this thread.

This is a very beautiful poem, Paul.


It's the one that was read at the funeral in that movie, whatever-the-name-was, isn't it?
When everyone suddenly realized that their two male friends had been a couple for years, without anyone knowing it.


Four Weddings and a Funeral. Strange coincidence: I've just been talking with Kelda about this very movie on another thread :).

Offline Lynne

  • BetterMost Supporter
  • BetterMost Moderator
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 9,291
  • "The world's always ending." --Ianto Jones
    • Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts
Re: November 7th, Pine Creek
« Reply #52 on: October 29, 2009, 10:43:12 am »
I just did a quick calculation with my international clock. At this very moment it is 11.20pm on Thursday night here in Sydney and 4.20am Thursday morning in Seattle, making a 17 hour time difference. So, yep, just confirming that I will be joining the movie viewing starting at 2pm on Nov 7 Seattle time, which will be 9am Nov 8 Sydney time.

Now all I need is for someone to explain to me how I watch the movie AND engage in chat at the same time -  my TV and PC are in different rooms!

You might have to move one or the other for the day.   :-\  I don't own a TV, so I watch the DVD on my laptop and occasionally ALT-Tab back to the chat session...it's rather disruptive for the movie watching, though.  I see the purpose of this as more interacting with my fellow BetterMostians, so that's OK.  It's not as if we don't know the film by heart.   ;)
"Laß sein. Laß sein."

Offline Sason

  • BetterMost Moderator
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 9,979
  • Bork bork bork
Re: November 7th, Pine Creek
« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2009, 02:10:42 pm »

Four Weddings and a Funeral. Strange coincidence: I've just been talking with Kelda about this very movie on another thread :).

Yup, that's the one.

Life is full of strange coincidences, isn't it?   ;) ;D



Düva pööp is a förce of natüre

Offline Ellemeno

  • Town Administration
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 15,367
Re: November 7th, Pine Creek
« Reply #54 on: October 30, 2009, 04:29:42 am »
You might have to move one or the other for the day.   :-\  I don't own a TV, so I watch the DVD on my laptop and occasionally ALT-Tab back to the chat session...it's rather disruptive for the movie watching, though.  I see the purpose of this as more interacting with my fellow BetterMostians, so that's OK.  It's not as if we don't know the film by heart.   ;)


I plan to watch it on my laptop in a reduced size, so that I can use the same screen for chatting at the exact same time!

I do encourage everyone to make sure that chat works for you long before November 7th.  You will likely need the latest version of Java installed.  This is free, and good for other things besides BetterMost chat.  If I can help you I will - but not during the chat.  Then, I'm going to enjoy myself.  So practice, move, adjust, chat, learn, now, not then!

We will be starting the movie in unison, and once started will not pause it (we learned that tip the hard way in a previous simulchat).  It's fine to arrive late - when you're ready, go ahead and ask where we are in the movie, and I can give you the time code for what point we are. 

Here is what I use to determine what time is when/where:  http://www.timeanddate.com/  I use its "Meeting Planning" page.





Offline Lynne

  • BetterMost Supporter
  • BetterMost Moderator
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 9,291
  • "The world's always ending." --Ianto Jones
    • Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts
Re: November 7th, Pine Creek
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2010, 11:35:16 am »
We have a Holy Day coming up on Sunday, Friends.
"Laß sein. Laß sein."

Offline Monika

  • BetterMost Moderator
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,586
  • We are all the same. Women, men, gay, straight
Re: November 7th, Pine Creek
« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2010, 01:46:18 pm »
can´t believe a year has gone by already

Offline southendmd

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • Moderator
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,812
  • well, I won't
Re: November 7th, Pine Creek
« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2010, 06:35:38 pm »
Today is very special to me!
It is the culmination of a long journey that started on Brokeback Mountain with two cowboys I fell in love with.
Not a sexual kind of love but a love bourne of the pain of recognition. I saw myself in them. I saw my pain expressed in their lives I saw where and how I would  end up if I didn't change.
All of this understanding was driven home in that post card that was returned to Ennis in that small post office in Riverton. We are not promised tomorrow. We have one life and one shot at living it to the fullest. Each day we don't do that is a day wasted that we will never get back. No, tomorrow may never come so if Ennis and Jack have taught us anything it is this "Seize the Day" Carpe Diem. my friends!Live each day as it were your last foritmay just be!

Thanks, Lynne, for bringing this thread back up.  I read it from the beginning and came across Rich's post, above. 

Rich sure seized the day.   :'(
photobucket sucks

Offline Lynne

  • BetterMost Supporter
  • BetterMost Moderator
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 9,291
  • "The world's always ending." --Ianto Jones
    • Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts
Re: November 7th, Pine Creek
« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2010, 08:03:35 pm »
Shit, Paul. :'(

That is a real gem. Thank you for finding it.

I, for one, could take a lesson or twelve from Rich.
"Laß sein. Laß sein."

Offline Shakesthecoffecan

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 9,562
  • Those were the days, Alberta 2007.
Re: November 7th, Pine Creek
« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2010, 10:38:50 pm »
 :)
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."