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Posted on: December 28, 2008, 11:16:33 pm
Posted by: caskur™
I'm sick of B&B writing to same ****, year in, year out....it started on The Young and Useless and spilled over to B&B.

I write comments on their forum sometimes and they get published....bwahahaha..

I used to come home from playing A grade badminton 4 times a week, open my kitche window because I had a TV in the kitchen, go outside and sunbake and listen to The Young and Useless for years.....but then I met an American guy who told me what was going to happen two years ahead of us....and I stopped watching/listening to that one.....I stopped sunbaking too.....that was a wise move for me.
Posted on: December 28, 2008, 11:05:42 pm
Posted by: arete
LOL @ ..like tell me something you American posters....do all American men sleep with their mothers, sisters, sister inlaws and all the children of the said relatives or does that just happen on B

Only in West by gawd VA!

J/K

It's not funny, it's sick & yes twisted but sometimes that forbidden
fruit is the most tempting.  It's perverted, taboo & people eat it up.
The demoralization of America is no secret. Cry  Yes, it starts on TV
in our living rooms & then ends up being wide spread "normal" activity.

Unhealthy & very sad to say the least.
Posted on: December 27, 2008, 02:24:52 pm
Posted by: caskur™
Without pawing through some old mags of mine buried under some dust, I read where a guy investigated the deaths of the Brontes.

He wrote a story about it but publishers told him to write it in novel form that would make if more saleable.

I won’t mix up the fact with fiction by regurgitating what I read 10 yrs ago in the magazine regarding his unearthed “facts” because I simply cannot remember the details….but this was the book he wrote …

The Crime of Charlotte Bronte
By James Tully





http://www.amazon.com/Crimes-Charlotte-Bronte-Secrets-Mysterious/dp/0786706465





The Bronte Society have discredited his book I believe....and he didn't get great reviews by this person at least....but I think it would be a worthwhile read if ever I come across a copy...

Review of one reader...


Bad evidence, bad writing, June 1, 2001
By  Minsma (Los Angeles, CA United States) - See all my reviews

This review is from: The Crimes of Charlotte Bronte (Paperback)
James Tully dedicates his book, "Para mi querida J...--who I met when she was but seventeen and have loved deeply for some fifty years." Despite the sentimentality of this dedication, the book itself is deeply misogynistic. All the women are silly, devious, or both; gossipy, snoopy, ridiculously docile, and melting in the snares of a handsome man to commit atrocities--or else shrewish enough to drive him to murder. And worse--they are plagiarists! Tully would have us believe the Bronte sisters stole the work of poor, doomed, haunted brother Branwell, passed it off as their own, and then blackened Branwell's sainted name. Tully's evidence for this? The testimony of a couple of Branwell's pub cronies many years after the fact and when all the Brontes were safely dead. It is typical of the kind of "evidence" Tully provides to support his wild conjectures throughout the book. Smarmy remarks like, "Now, I am a mere male, but..." also do not help Tully make his case.
All this would probably be acceptable--controversy is the meat of literature, after all--if the "novel" was at least well written. It is, in fact, woefully bad--the narrative is flat, repetitive, indirect, while the characterizations are paper thin or stereotyped. Worst of all, each chapter consists of a supposed deposition from Bronte maid Martha Brown followed by commentary from a present-day investigator. This structure seriously bogs down the flow of the story and repeats the material just reviewed by Martha to tedious effect. I suspect the information provided by the present-day investigator, an ill-defined solicitor character, is simply a dumping ground for the nonfiction book Tully wanted to write (by his own admission) and couldn't sell because the case he presented for the Bronte "crimes" was so meager, thereby making his wild conclusions laughable. Unfortunately, there is nothing laughable about this novel--it is so bad it doesn't even inspire true irony.
Posted on: December 27, 2008, 01:15:37 pm
Posted by: caskur™
I read the book a couple of time, "Wuthering Heights"



Quite simply the best book ever written.

I live about 30 miles away from Bronte country...it's one of my favourite places to visit.

Jane Eyre was good too.

I believe they were murdered by the Irish Curator [the Brontes]....I'll look for the story about it...
Posted on: December 27, 2008, 01:08:44 pm
Posted by: d
I read the book a couple of time, "Wuthering Heights"



Quite simply the best book ever written.

I live about 30 miles away from Bronte country...it's one of my favourite places to visit.
Posted on: December 27, 2008, 11:33:40 am
Posted by: Omnia
I'm off now to look for the DVD . . . I want to watch it again tonight.
Posted on: December 27, 2008, 11:28:50 am
Posted by: Omnia
Now you've got me wanting to watch it again . . .


Cathy:"Everything he's suffered, I've suffered. The little happiness he's ever known, I've had too. Oh, Ellen, if everything in the world died and Heathcliff remained, life would still be full for me."

 
Posted on: December 27, 2008, 11:28:24 am
Posted by: caskur™
I will watch it.

Our ABC puts on Black and White movies in the early hours of AM time and sometimes I see them...

they had Jungle Book on the other night....and Ali Barber and 40 thieves the originals not remakes.

They also had Citizen Kane on as well, before those two movies.
Posted on: December 27, 2008, 11:23:17 am
Posted by: Omnia
If you ever get the chance, watch Wuthering Heights with Merle Oberon as Cathy
and Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff ~ superb!

Quote
could actually feel the torment of Heathcliff when he threw open the window and called for Catherine's ghost to come in.......

Oh I agree!
I especially love these words:

Heathcliff: "Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest so long as I live on! I killed you. Haunt me, then! Haunt your murderer! I know that ghosts have wandered on the Earth. Be with me always. Take any form, drive me mad, only do not leave me in this dark alone where I cannot find you. I cannot live without my life! I cannot die without my soul."

That-was-beautiful . . .
Posted on: December 27, 2008, 11:07:32 am
Posted by: caskur™
I read the book a couple of time, "Wuthering Heights"

I also have a stage production of the musical with UK's, Cliff Richard, but never had time to watch it all the way through.

I love the fact my son got to read "Wuthering Heights" before he died....and Jane Eyre by the other sister...and Margaret Mitchell's, Gone with the Wind....Kane got to read many classics before he died.

and also he went out a bought Kate Bush's CD with her version of Wuthering Heights...a song she wrote at the age of 18.

That is unbelievably powerful that story...the second time I read it,  could actually feel the torment of Heathcliff when he threw open the window and called for Catherine's ghost to come in.......

I gives me chills thinking about it.

Yep, I am a fan of the Brontes.
Posted on: December 27, 2008, 10:54:56 am
Posted by: Omnia
That was a great movie . . . Burt Lancaster?
Was he the one with a great smile . . . I'll google him in a minute and have a look.

My three favourite movies of all time are ~

Casablanca
Wuthering Heights
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

I can watch these over and over . . .
Posted on: December 27, 2008, 04:16:35 am
Posted by: caskur™
We were treated today.

A great movie from 1962


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055798/

Birdman of Alcatraz



Based on a true story.

What a great man he must have been.


Ha, and remember BraIn slagging me off for putting up a picture of me from 1962 and it being black and white.

He claims all his pictures from back then are coloured.

The only pictures from that era that I am aware of, were hand coloured.....not many could afford coloured pictures back then.

Posted on: December 24, 2008, 11:03:31 am
Posted by: caskur
I'm a very boring TV watcher.

I just watch the news on EVERY channel.
Posted on: December 24, 2008, 09:08:29 am
Posted by: Omnia
I don't get to watch too much tv, but if I manage to catch it there's
a thing on at the moment about some tattoo artists in Miami who own
a shop. One of them has just become a first time Dad, and is still being taught
how to tattoo by one of the other men. It's like a reality thingy . . .  whatever it's called.
I like the Dog Whisperer Milan something or other is his name . . . oh and I like the American man
called Dog who catches criminals.
Posted on: December 24, 2008, 08:41:23 am
Posted by: bella
hugh laurie(sp?) is brilliant Cool
Posted on: December 24, 2008, 08:37:20 am
Posted by: caskur™
house #1 in my book



He is bloody cool, isn't he?

What a great show so far anyhow.

I didn't like him when he first came on, I didn't think he sounded like a
doctor, I didn't like his voice but now I'm used to his voice and the story lines have been interesting too....I like that he is a shithead and a very flawed character...LOL
Posted on: December 24, 2008, 08:32:49 am
Posted by: bella
house #1 in my book

Posted on: December 24, 2008, 08:05:11 am
Posted by: caskur™
OK, a nice lighthearted thread about what TV show you all like the best?
At the moment, I regard "House" as the best show on Aussie TV and it appears
Pacey, aka Colonel Flag from newstalkback.au likes that one too...

My favourite and only soapie is Bold and Beautiful but lately, I've gone off that one. The story lines are just not cutting it and the incestuous sex is getting a bit weird....like tell me something you American posters....do all American men sleep with their mothers, sisters, sister inlaws and all the children of the said relatives or does that just happen on B&B?
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