davidbrucehaiku: color prejudice

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COLOR PREJUDICE

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Some things make no sense

I like purple, pink, red, and

Oh, yes, black and white

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davidbrucehaiku: impossible not to like this

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IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO LIKE THIS

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We all must like this

Personality to spare

And cat ears to boot

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Sir Walter Raleigh: Even Such is Time

Even Such Is Time

 

Even such is time, that takes in trust

Our youth, our joys, our all we have,

And pays us but with age and dust;

Who, in the dark and silent grave,

When we have wandered all our ways,

Shuts up the story of our days.

But from this earth, this grave, this dust,

My God shall raise me up, I trust.

 

                            Sir Walter Raleigh

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Snippa and Snopp (YouTube)

Little boys refer to their nether-regions as “pee-pees” and “wee-wees” among other things, what sort of slang do young girls use to refer to their nether-regions?

I’m sorry if this comes off as creepy; I’m just curious because I just realized that I never came across that as a little boy.

An Answer:

ilovemrmiyagi

Im Swedish so I dont know any English slang words but “snippa” is the most common one. The most common one for boys is “snopp” so the words go well together. Also, a few years ago a Swedish kids show made a little song and animation called like the snopp- and snippa song and it made it onto conan obrien show and was apparantly a shocker (its basically just a cartoon dick and vagina dancing, for kids) so yeah, Google that if youre interested. (Im on mobile otherwise i wouldve linked it)

Snoppen och snippan *musikvideo* – Bacillakuten på Barnkanalen

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David Bruce: Theater Anecdotes

• When Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) was a young man acting in London, a play he was in was supposed to end spectacularly with a house falling on and killing the villain, while the hero rescued the heroine just in time. Fortunately, the house fell exactly as it was supposed to, the villain was killed exactly as he was supposed to be, and the hero rescued the heroine exactly as he was supposed to. Unfortunately, the curtain had fallen too quickly, and the audience saw none of the spectacle. Afterward, the manager spent considerable time looking for the man who had dropped the curtain too quickly. Perhaps it’s just as well that the miscreant had run away, since the manager had a crowbar in his hands.

• Lee Schubert produced the Broadway showAmericana, which featured some of Doris Humphrey’s dances. Mr. Schubert came to a rehearsal, watched for a while, and then said, “Some of the dances are too long. Why can’t they be cut down to the high spots?” Ms. Humphrey replied, “Your contract said these dances are to be intact.” Later, at a dress rehearsal, Mr. Schubert again said, “Miss Humphrey, too long!” This time, she replied, “Mr. Schubert, please keep your predatory hands off my dances.” Mr. Schubert shouted, “I’ll see you never have your dances done on Broadway again.” She answered, “That will be just fine with me.” Then she added, “Do you know what ‘predatory’ means?”

• As a young man, William Schwenck Gilbert, who was later to be the librettist of The Pirates of Penzance, liked to give the impression that he was important in the theatrical world. A friend asked him if he could write an order for free seats at a local play, and Mr. Gilbert very happily did so. However, when the friend presented the order at the box office, he was laughed at, and later he demanded an explanation. Mr. Gilbert explained, “You asked me whether I could write you an order for the play. I replied that I could, and I did, but I never said it would be of the least use to you.”

• Bert Lahr, who played the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, was a worrier. Once he made a huge first-night success on Broadway and everyone knew that the play was a hit. Afterward, some friends came to his dressing room, where they saw him sitting alone with a melancholy look on his face. “What’s wrong, Bert? You’ve got a hit,” they said. “This show is going to run for a couple of years.” Mr. Lahr replied, “I know — and how am I going to follow it?”

• James J. Davis was Secretary of Labor early in the 20th century. Previous to going into politics, he worked in an opera house, where he appeared in several Shakespearean plays, including Richard III. In the scene in which Richard III says, “A horse, a horse; my kingdom for a horse,” Mr. James and the other young actors were battling mightily on stage, with many shouts of “Hey! Hey!” A man from the audience shouted, “Don’t order so much hay, boys, until you see whether he gets the horse or not!”

• Ralph Richardson was fastidious concerning the props that appeared on stage with him. In the George Bernard Shaw play You Never Can Tell, he carried a silver tray on which was loaded an afternoon tea, including a plateful of biscuits (or, as Americans would say, cookies) artistically laid out. Once, he said in the wings, “Oh, oh, oh! Celia Bannerman has eaten a biscuit!” His co-actor, Keith Baxter, pointed out that there were plenty of biscuits left. Sir Ralph replied, “But the pattern, old fellow, the pattern! It’s gone!”

• Many stories circulate about how Samuel Beckett came up with the title of his play Waiting for Godot. According to one story (which Mr. Beckett never denied), he once came across a crowd of people watching the annual Tour de France bicycle race. When he asked them what they were doing, they answered, “We’re waiting for Godot.” (Godot was the oldest — and slowest — bicyclist in the race.)

• Actor-manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1853-1917) was a perfectionist. During a rehearsal of a thunderstorm on stage, a real thunderstorm blew up outside the theater. Sir Herbert listened to the thunder, and then he said that it would not do. On being informed that the thunder was real, he said, “That may satisfy the people outside, but we must do better.”

• Lilian Baylis’ theatrical company was once invited to perform in the open air at Elsinore. Unfortunately, it rained and rained, and Ms. Baylis, who was always very concerned about her company, went to the door of her hotel, looked out at the rain, and then said indignantly, “This will have to stop.”

• Each night, after the end of her hit play Catherine Was Great, Mae West made this famous curtain speech: “I’m glad you like my Catherine. I like her, too. She ruled 30 million people and had 3,000 lovers. I do the best I can in two hours.”

• Actress Coral Browne once performed in a production of Oedipus Rexthat featured a 19-foot-long golden phallus. When she was asked what she thought of it, she replied, “Well, it’s no one I know.”

• Alan W. Corson of Plymouth Meeting in Pennsylvania was once told by a shocked fellow Quaker that one of their religion had gone to the theater, adding, “I have never been within the doors of a playhouse.” Mr. Corson replied, “Neither have I; but, I doubt not, many better have.”

• An entry in Samuel Pepys’ diary for 28 January 1661: “… to the Theatre … a lady spit backward upon me by mistake, not seeing me; but after seeing her to be a very pretty lady I was not troubled at it at all.”

• A reporter once asked Irish playwright Brendan Behan, “What is the message of your play?” Mr. Behan replied, “Message? What do you think I am … a bloody telegram boy?”

• James M. Barrie created the role of Tinker Bell in Peter Panafter he saw a small child wave his foot at a firefly.

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