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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by TharpaChodron » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:51 am

I wish I had more leisure time to read and learn from DW, but alas, Im too busy exhausting my negative karma as a social worker. In Beetlejuice (which I recently saw again) they made a joke that people who commit suicide become civil servants in the afterlife. :shock:

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by dzogchungpa » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:02 am

TharpaChodron wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:51 am
I wish I had more leisure time to read and learn from DW, but alas, Im too busy exhausting my negative karma as a social worker. In Beetlejuice (which I recently saw again) they made a joke that people who commit suicide become civil servants in the afterlife. :shock:

That movie has one of my all-time favorite lines:

Beetlejuice wrote: These aren't my rules. Come to think of it, I don't have any rules.
If you focus on an object, you are not meditating. - Dudjom Rinpoche

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by TharpaChodron » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:26 am

dzogchungpa wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:02 am

That movie has one of my all-time favorite lines:

Beetlejuice wrote: These aren't my rules. Come to think of it, I don't have any rules.
Sounds a lot like some of my co-workers.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by PuerAzaelis » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:41 am

Bristollad wrote:
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... Cats ...
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by TharpaChodron » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:50 am

My little town with no Dharma centers or anything just had a screening of the documentary "Walk with Me" at the local movie theater. Quite a nice film, I really enjoyed it.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by dzogchungpa » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:37 am

TharpaChodron wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:50 am
My little town with no Dharma centers or anything just had a screening of the documentary "Walk with Me" at the local movie theater. Quite a nice film, I really enjoyed it.

"Fire Walk with Me" is more my kind of thing.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by PuerAzaelis » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:38 am

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:37 am
... thing ...
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Rick » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:27 pm

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:37 am
TharpaChodron wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:50 am
My little town with no Dharma centers or anything just had a screening of the documentary "Walk with Me" at the local movie theater. Quite a nice film, I really enjoyed it.
"Fire Walk with Me" is more my kind of thing.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by TharpaChodron » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:43 pm

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:37 am
TharpaChodron wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:50 am
My little town with no Dharma centers or anything just had a screening of the documentary "Walk with Me" at the local movie theater. Quite a nice film, I really enjoyed it.

"Fire Walk with Me" is more my kind of thing.
okay okay, me too. If only I could see "Blue Velvet" on the big screen again. A personal favorite.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Losal Samten » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:31 am

Ashik Kerib (1988)

The last film from Sergei Parajanov, dedicated to his late friend, Andrei Tarkovsky.

A poor Azerbaijani bard's wedding proposal is rejected by the prospective bride's wealthy father for having no offering to give in exchange. The girl vows to wait for the bard for one thousand days and nights so enough wealth may be earned to appease the father.

The least surreal of the three Parajanov films I have seen, yet it still maintains his distinctive post-Soviet Realism era's aesthetic flair. I would rank it behind Pomegranates, and above Suram Fortress. Recommended.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by TharpaChodron » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:35 am

Losal Samten wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:31 am
Ashik Kerib (1988)

The last film from Sergei Parajanov, dedicated to his late friend, Andrei Tarkovsky.

A poor Azerbaijani bard's wedding proposal is rejected by the prospective bride's wealthy father for having no offering to give in exchange. The girl vows to wait for the bard for one thousand days and nights so enough wealth may be earned to appease the father.

The least surreal of the three Parajanov films I have seen, yet it still maintains his distinctive post-Soviet Realism era's aesthetic flair. I would rank it behind Pomegranates, and above Suram Fortress. Recommended.

How does it keep a post-Soviet realism era aesthetic flair? Looks quite surreal to me. must check it out.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Losal Samten » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:46 am

TharpaChodron wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:35 am
How does it keep a post-Soviet realism era aesthetic flair? Looks quite surreal to me. must check it out.
I meant despite the lack of surrealism compared to his other films after his ditching of his earlier Soviet Realism style, what with it having a more comprehensible narrative, it still has his later avante-garde visual style.

Personally I would jump in the deep end with his masterwork The Colour of Pomegranates instead of ramping up to it; that way it'll have a bigger effect.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by PuerAzaelis » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:44 am

Uh ... so, uh ...

Is everyone ready to ship Reylo or what?!

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by PuerAzaelis » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:35 am

Losal Samten wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:46 am
... surrealism ...
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Ayu » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:38 am

My kids' humor five years ago.
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Who reads this smells like tuna with onions.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Ayu » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:44 am

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Who reads this is a fatso.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Ayu » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:47 pm

A compassionate soul corrected my bad grammar:

"WHOEVER reads this is a fatso." Or: "... smells like fish & onion."
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by PuerAzaelis » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:39 pm

Whomever?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Ayu » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:12 pm

Okay. Whatever. :smile:

I realize now, for understanding this joke one has to know these kids... How they enjoy to write something naughty and how they hate fish & onion. :lol:

So, it's not possible to translate anyhow.


.... edit: Now I see. The meaning is: "The one who reads this smells like fish & onion."
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by TharpaChodron » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:18 am

Ayu wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:12 pm
Okay. Whatever. :smile:

I realize now, for understanding this joke one has to know these kids... How they enjoy to write something naughty and how they hate fish & onion. :lol:

So, it's not possible to translate anyhow.


.... edit: Now I see. The meaning is: "The one who reads this smells like fish & onion."
And perhaps understand German humor as well? :)

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