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Postby Slade » Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:56 am

That's not the sort of pout I meant, but you have me laughing.
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Postby Mbwun » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:07 am

Cute baby photo, steelclaw32, but me don't think she's appreciating those bunny ears one bit. :)

This is supposed to be some kind of well-known photo of a pouty Marilyn Monroe, but I don't really think it looks like she's pouting. Hope it will tide you over until I find something better, Slade.

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Postby steelclaw32 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:00 am

Well. ok then, WILL THIS do Slade!? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Slade » Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:56 pm

That's getting there, Mbwun. A pout to me usually means pursed lips. Try Bardot.

As for you, steelclaw...again, I'm laughing.
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Postby Mbwun » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:10 pm

Can't find pursey-lipped pictures of either of them. But here's the "Princess of Pout", Bridget Bardot, for you. I didn't think you'd mind the ever-so-slight "nip-slip". (Didn't think anyone else here would mind, either.)

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Postby Starra » Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:26 pm

How about this one?

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Ms. Julie Delpy herself?

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Postby Slade » Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:34 am

Thanks Mbwun, Starra (and steelclaw??),

That's exactly what I want!

Now that we have the pictures, my comment will follow soon.

And it's good to see you back, Starra.

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Postby MarylandManson » Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:54 pm

"I'm Out For Pout"

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Postby Slade » Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:06 pm

Of all the theories I have read about what makes us us - you know, this complicated existence called "the human condition" - the best explanation is the triune brain: our three brains in one.

Body language is usually governed by our reptilian brain - the R complex - at the top of our brain stem, and is akin to the head-bobbing of a lizard and the tongue-flicking of a snake.

However, of all "feminine wiles," the body language I consider to be the atomic bomb - and as evidence, "the smoking gun," I offer the various images posted above - is The Pout. And not for a moment do I believe that body language is controlled by the reptile brain. No, Sladists, that comes directly from the cerebral cortex, and God help the male who finds himself in its cross-hairs.

Like Jesse.

It's interesting to reread this thread with an eye to the split between how men and women view the three-brain interaction going on in BEFORE SUNRISE/BEFORE SUNSET.

The young Celine plays the game largely as "the equality of the sexes." If there is a Pout in BEFORE SUNRISE, it's a fleeting subconscious one and I must have missed it.

But I caught the hint of one in the coffee bar in BEFORE SUNSET, and I thought, "If this movie really understands the triune brain, it will contain an all-or-nothing atomic blast by Celine when she lays The Pout on poor Jesse.

And She knows, because She warns him, and Her instincts never fail,
That the Female of Her Species is more deadly than the Male.


He makes the mistake of putting Nina Simone in the CD player, and that gives her the perfect shot.

When The Pout hit me, I thought, "You're gone, Buddy."

And sure enough - literally - he wasn't.

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Postby MarylandManson » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:59 pm

But is the triune brain most engaged when one simultaneously processes signals aimed at different component brains? For example, what if there was The Pout at the same time the siren was saying things apparently inconsistent with The Pout? Which do you trust--your reptilian brain (to process body language); your limbic brain (to feel your own emotional response); or the rational brain (to comprehend what's being said)?

A woman I worked with once capped off a discussion about sexual assault and No-Means-No with this one, accented by a flirty wink and a giggle: "Well...you know...sometimes no can mean yes..."

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!

Here's another example, from Disney, no less, in SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959). Picture a young princess and prince meeting, dancing, falling in love amongst the hilly glens of the forest. She leans against him, then suddenly decides it's time to run:

Philip: But when will I see you again?
Aurora: Oh, never!
Philip: Never?!
Aurora: Well...maybe someday.
Philip: When, tomorrow?
Aurora: Oh, no! This evening!
Philip: Where?
Aurora: [runs away] At the cottage...in the glen.

That's a verbal green light that has Philip on the hook...or is it the coy, come-catch-me fleeing that does the job? Or his own (animated) hard-on? Body language, emotions, subtext, or all of the above?
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Postby Starra » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:52 pm

I'm about to say something I've shared with very, very few men.

Men like to think that they reel women in... hook, line and sinker.

But what men sometimes fail to realize is that women throw the man the rod with which to reel them in.

I know before I leave the house if my date is getting lucky. The poor chap doesn't know until right before he is getting lucky that he's getting lucky.

Except if during the course of the date he says or does something stupid. Then all bets are off.

And the single, most often committed, stupid doing is assuming that he's getting lucky.

Clear as mud, huh?

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Thanks Slade. It's good to be back.
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Postby Slade » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:24 am

It's been a year and a half since the last post. Remembrance Day always gets me thinking about poetry. We don't live in poetic times, so I return to the First World War. As I was leafing through a book, I came upon this. Jesse quotes it - remember? - as morning comes to Vienna.

Question: As you read it, what's your favorite stanza?

As I Walked Out One Evening

As I walked out one evening,
Walking down Bristol Street,
The crowds upon the pavement
Were fields of harvest wheat.

And down by the brimming river
I heard a lover sing
Under an arch of the railway:
'Love has no ending.

'I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,

'I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky.

'The years shall run like rabbits,
For in my arms I hold
The Flower of the Ages,
And the first love of the world.'

But all the clocks in the city
Began to whirr and chime:
'O let not Time deceive you,
You cannot conquer Time.

'In the burrows of the Nightmare
Where Justice naked is,
Time watches from the shadow
And coughs when you would kiss.

'In headaches and in worry
Vaguely life leaks away,
And Time will have his fancy
To-morrow or to-day.

'Into many a green valley
Drifts the appalling snow;
Time breaks the threaded dances
And the diver's brilliant bow.

'O plunge your hands in water,
Plunge them in up to the wrist;
Stare, stare in the basin
And wonder what you've missed.

'The glacier knocks in the cupboard,
The desert sighs in the bed,
And the crack in the tea-cup opens
A lane to the land of the dead.

'Where the beggars raffle the banknotes
And the Giant is enchanting to Jack,
And the Lily-white Boy is a Roarer,
And Jill goes down on her back.

'O look, look in the mirror?
O look in your distress:
Life remains a blessing
Although you cannot bless.

'O stand, stand at the window
As the tears scald and start;
You shall love your crooked neighbour
With your crooked heart.'

It was late, late in the evening,
The lovers they were gone;
The clocks had ceased their chiming,
And the deep river ran on.

W.H. Auden
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Postby EZ Rhino » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:01 pm

What a thread! Methinks I might just learn something if I take the time and read the 40 or so posts here. In the meantime, here's something to digest:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071108171518.htm

"The researchers discovered that, with strangers, women were generally more talkative when it came to using speech to affirm her connection to the listener, while men's speech focused more on an attempt to influence the listener."
I wish the media would report more on public service and charity news instead of gossip. It is of much greater value. - Jackie Chan
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Postby krista in ma » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:23 am

Slade wrote:Question: As you read it, what's your favorite stanza?

...And down by the brimming river
I heard a lover sing
Under an arch of the railway:
'Love has no ending...



This would be my favorite. Plenty of things just have me thinking lately... Sounds simplistic (spel?), but there should be more love in the world. It gives people hope sometimes. I think it's an important connection to things we lose.

Of course, it has made me think of 1,001 quotes from various things...

Prime Minister: Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspision love actually is all around.





Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.
~Emily Dickinson
~ Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl ~
Stay safe and come home soon.
~ Spc. Byron W. Fouty, MI ~ Staff Sgt. Alex R. Jimenez, MA ~
They have served our nation; together they are home.
~ Staff Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin ~
An American Son Returns Home
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Postby Slade » Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:18 am

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SONNET 29 by William Shakespeare

When, in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least,
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate

For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings,
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
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