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09 January 2009 @ 12:07 am
Stalking Punkie's Thoughts  
My latest brain droppings

  • 07:29 I haven't seen "Xanadu" since it came out, but I imagine it was pretty awful. #
  • 09:44 Hunting down my cousin continues: his work is pretty public, so I was able to find a new e-mail in a museum directory [crosses fingers] #
  • 09:48 is suing @Apeyanne for liking project management. I hope to tap into her untold millions and retire on drachmas in Crete. #
  • 09:58 Due to Hairspray's financial success, New Line Cinema has asked John Waters to write a sequel to the film: tinyurl.com/6h2gxy #
  • 10:37 WANT. There was an RC racing car set in the 70s that used to do this: runs on alpha brain waves via biofeedback: tinyurl.com/9ksglz #
  • 12:46 While I thought they were "meh" as a kid, as a grownup, frosted sugar cookies are bumping their way up my favorite cookies list... #
  • 14:01 If you ever grew up to the French song, "Alouette," I would really recommend not reading the translation: tinyurl.com/7zzjjv #
  • 19:45 has a tummy ache. #
  • 20:40 @BadAstronomer I just got your new book "Death from the Skies." If it doesn't interest my Goth sense of irony, do I get my money back? :P #
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feyandstrange on January 9th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)

That is so not the translation I remember, and I went to kindergarten in a French country! How weird that I never really put two and two together. To give me some credit, I was only half wrong. I thought "plumerai" meant "to tickle, as with a feather", and that the song was about tickling someone with a feather in the various body parts. (And I just assumed Alouette was a person's name.)
maugornmaugorn on January 9th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
14:01 If you ever grew up to the French song, "Alouette," I would really recommend not reading the translation

Wow! I totally get it now.
It sounds gruesome and cruel, but it's just a shanty song from the kitchen, and was sung while doing the task.

And it wouldn't be nearly so jarring in the french culture as it's about a once popular delicacy.
Daehithdaehith on January 9th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...the people I know who love Xanadu all remember seeing it a long time ago. The people I know who don't like the movie generally didn't see it a long time ago. I'm thinking nostalgia is the culprit here. :)
DP Twisteddptwisted on January 10th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
I saw it in the theater, and I remember it being pretty bad (maybe not bad, just silly and contrived). The music's good tho.