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Monday, December 6, 2010

Zen Monday: #123

photo by John Sandel

It's Zen Monday, the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo's about.

I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And I stay out of the comments box until the end of the day to avoid influencing the discussion, unless you people get totally out of control. So far that hasn't happened but there's a first time
for everything.

There's no right or wrong, we're here to have fun.

27 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

If it was a van, I'd say the Van Goes.

docker said...

Go to the IMDB entry on "This Is Spinal Tap" (click here). Check out the user ratings. The users give Spinal Tap an "eight" - but out of how many?

Clifford Beshers said...

Someone should write the numbers in the dust on the back window.

Mister Earl said...

You and Laurie are on the same page today.

bandit said...

California!

goes t' 'll?

Wash me.


wv: menest

Mister Earl said...

But the rainbow has a beard!

bandit said...

Docker:

out of 11.

wv: squal

Jean Spitzer said...

Spinal Tap.

altadenahiker said...

I'm jonesing for a new Christopher Guest movie.

J+P said...

Unfortunately, my car was going to about 40 when we met.

ben wideman said...

Definitely a Spinal Tap fan.

Strange how similar you and Laurie are today!

altadenahiker said...

Petrea and her J (aka Corky). Together, they performed only once (that's what Petrea told me anyway), and somehow, I don't think they would mind if I shared this, the only surviving clip, with you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JX5VWHWkW8

Bellis said...

he he, Karin. Nice clip. So they never got to 11?

Brenda's Arizona said...

Spinal Tap lives! Nice find, Petra.

Margaret said...

Sorry. That's past my bedtime.

J+P said...

'i, 'iker! 'ow are 'ou??

Mister Earl said...

Speaking of Spinal Tap, last week I saw Harps and Angels, the Randy Newman review at the Mark Taper Theater. Michael McKean is one of the six-member cast. It was a good show, especially if you like Randy Newman. For me, the highlight was Storm Large, a great singer with punk roots. If you watch any of her stuff on YouTube, be warned, be very warned.

WV: imemis. No I'm not.

Ms M said...

This looks like Spinal Tap to me; maybe this guy's named Nigel :)

altadenahiker said...

Thanks to enry iggnes, I can speak correkly.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

boomer with limitations

Clifford Beshers said...

I'd forgotten about Storm Large. Need to go listen to that wonderful song again...

Petrea said...

I used to go way past 11 on a regular basis, but now I'm lucky if I make it past 9.

Thanks for the video, Hiker. The one Christopher Guest line that still makes me laugh as hard as it did the first time (to tears) is the one J references: "'ello, 'ow are 'oo?" -- Corky and his Cockney accent.

Oh and thank you, Mister Earl. I had never heard of Storm Large and now I LOVE her.

Mister Earl said...

Don't thank me. I'm not the one who brought up This is Spinal Tap!

WV: refessi. She's quite refessi, isn't she. And tall.

Susan Campisi said...

I've been trying to find one of my favorite This is Spinal Tap clips (the one where Nigel talks about working in "a chapeau shop or something") but no luck. This'll do:

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp?cid=237529

Petrea said...

These go to eleven.

Petrea said...

Susan, I love the one you posted. I don't remember the "chapeau shop" quote. Does anyone? Maybe if we knew the larger context of the scene we could find it.

Speedway said...

When I saw "t11" I thought of spinal things. It's not "Spinal Tap," but it's realted, sort of...

"The Lumbosacral Cord. The lumbosacral vertebra form the remainder of the segments below the vertebrae of the thorax. The lumbosacral spinal cord, however, starts at about T9 and continues only to L2. It contains most of the segments that innervate the hip and legs, as well as the buttocks and anal regions."