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(YouTube)   Doth thou knowest thy English literature? The late and great Alan Rickman reads Sonnet 130 from Shakespeare   (youtube.com) divider line
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amb
2021-07-31 5:48:46 PM  
Damn, I miss him. I could listen to him reading anything. Even a Denny's menu. You know you can just hear him say, "Moon Over My Hammy".
 
2021-07-31 5:56:23 PM  
If thou conjugatest thy verb as "doth thou knowest," then no, thou knowest not thine English literature.
 
2021-07-31 5:57:02 PM  
I knew somebody who had memorized every Shakespearean sonnet. You could tell him a number, he'd tell you a sonnet.

Yeah, I hang out with a wild bunch of outsiders.
 
2021-07-31 6:00:47 PM  
For those interested, in that sonnet, Shakespeare is (in part) mocking this poem by Petrarch.

/ Really, he's probably mocking the poets who followed Petrarch, and who made love poetry so cliche by Shakespeare's time a couple centuries later, but he seems to be pretty clearly using Sonnet 90 as a reference.
 
2021-07-31 6:14:17 PM  
He just stole your girlfriend.
 
2021-07-31 6:19:50 PM  
I just went out to the garage and engraved "PROPERTY OF GRABTHAR" on my hammer, in case there's any avenging needs doing.
 
2021-07-31 6:20:06 PM  
I was hoping he'd read it in the original Klingon.
 
2021-07-31 6:34:45 PM  
Thanks Subby
 
2021-07-31 6:53:29 PM  
*knowest thou
 
2021-07-31 7:33:59 PM  
Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturations are to me,
As plurdled gabbleblotchits
On a lurgid bee
 
2021-07-31 7:37:17 PM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: If thou conjugatest thy verb as "doth thou knowest," then no, thou knowest not thine English literature.


I conjugatested subby's mom
 
2021-07-31 8:09:44 PM  
"I willest countest to three. There will not be a fourthest. Now givest me the codes, or you wiliest lie with Yorick."
 
2021-07-31 8:17:56 PM  
Wonderful find, Subby. Thank you for sharing.
 
2021-07-31 9:42:58 PM  
And the sequel for those interested:
"Rhapsody on a Windy Night" by T. S. Eliot (read by Jeremy Irons)
Youtube 28Q8wHvOmm8
 
2021-07-31 10:50:48 PM  
Alan Rickman's Answering Machine
Youtube MDTBiEOoslc
 
2021-07-31 11:51:21 PM  
The Rickman was my all-time favorite actor, hands down, and I cried for weeks after he died.  The morning after his death, I was sitting on the bus on the way to work, feeling devastated, and I put on my 1,000-file mp3 player, set to shuffle, and pressed play.  Rickman's reading of Sonnet 130 started playing.  One of those random universe things, but it made me feel a little better.
 
2021-08-01 1:53:00 AM  

raidersofthelostfark: Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturations are to me,
As plurdled gabbleblotchits
On a lurgid bee


You know, I think I'd rather be thrown out that airlock over there.
 
2021-08-01 1:57:54 AM  
Sigh.... *melts into puddle*
 
2021-08-01 2:22:11 AM  

Wendigogo: Sigh.... *melts into puddle*


Oh yes. The man was elegant and sexy, even when eating KFC by the soda of the road in a POS rental car.
 
2021-08-01 3:10:31 AM  
The Phoenix and the Turtle beats the fark out of that horseshiat.
 
2021-08-01 3:20:25 AM  
TIL Shakespeare is considered horseshiat 🤔
 
2021-08-01 3:58:03 AM  
David Tennant is Catherine Tate's new English teacher! | Comic Relief - BBC
Youtube WxB1gB6K-2A
 
2021-08-01 4:29:38 AM  
*...the SIDE of the road 🙄

If any of you have not seen "Bottle Shock", add it to your list. That is a movie I have seen more than once and would watch again. Rickman is superb. Chris Pine wears the worst wig in modern movie history. Based on a true story. It's excellent.
 
2021-08-01 9:02:50 AM  
116's always been my favorite. And, yes, if this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
 
2021-08-01 9:06:23 AM  

amb: Damn, I miss him. I could listen to him reading anything. Even a Denny's menu. You know you can just hear him say, "Moon Over My Hammy".


See, now, I feel like that for a few folks - Andrew Divoff, for example, doesn't get anywhere near enough attention in that regard. Great voice, crisp diction, but forever stuck in bad movies...
 
2021-08-01 6:38:26 PM  

FormlessOne: amb: Damn, I miss him. I could listen to him reading anything. Even a Denny's menu. You know you can just hear him say, "Moon Over My Hammy".

See, now, I feel like that for a few folks - Andrew Divoff, for example, doesn't get anywhere near enough attention in that regard. Great voice, crisp diction, but forever stuck in bad movies...


--I like Divoff, his Wishmaster series wasn't bad - and he was in Air Force One and LOST
 
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