Fated to be Mated with the One Man She Hated

August 7, 2009 at 6:27 pm 2 comments

First, the news (and things that purport to be news):

Hiroshima, 64 Years Ago

Kenyan Birth Certificate Generator

15 Billboards That Don’t Belong Next to Each Other

The New York Times loves statisticians, too!

Republicans Propagating Falsehoods in Attacks on Health-Care Reform

Real column vs. Onion article

Now for some personal commentary:

I watched the movie 39 Steps the other night.  I had seen the show on Broadway and wanted to see the movie it was based on.  Not only does the movie, released in 1935 totally holdup, but I continued to be amazed by how closely the stage play followed the movie–even though the play is a comedy with only three cast members playing all of the roles.  I would highly recommend watching the movie if you’ve seen the play (as I would recommend the play).  Still, I looked up the movie on IMDB, for several entertaining factoids, like the fact that many of the actors were born in the 1800s…But my favorite part was the movie’s awesome (and extremely dated) taglines:

“It’s Great…It’s Grand…It’s Glorious!”

“Handcuffed to the girl who double-crossed him”

“The MAN who put the MAN in roMANce.”

“The Most Charming Brute Who Ever Scorned A Lady”

“Fated to be Mated with the One Man She Hated”

And the most misogynistic of the group:

“She Hated to be Mastered… But She Learned to Like it from the Man who put the MAN in roMANce”

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Erin  |  August 7, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    hahaha

    The 39 Steps was the first Hitchcock I ever saw and I then went through a phase of watching all his movies. Some of the dialogue was hard to understand, I thought, but it’s still a fantastic movie.

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  • 2. Elvis  |  August 15, 2009 at 9:31 am

    On the falsehoods being peddled by Republicans, perhaps, i think you should attend those town hall meetings to outsceam the proponents of the loony ‘Death panels’ and ‘socialized medicine’ tags.

    Reply

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