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When I was young I watched Citizen Kane on TV solely because of a reference to "Rosebud" I saw in Mad Magazine.
Q: What’s worse than a lobster on your piano?A: Aphids on your rosebud!(Glad to see someone’s practicing good hygiene.)
When I was young I watched Citizen Kane on TV solely because of a reference to "Rosebud" I saw in Mad Magazine.William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davis didn't appreciate the Rosebud reference when the film came out.
Of course they didn't - unlike the reporter in the movie, WR Hearst and Marion Davies knew what it meant.
When the page opened the title showed before the photo loaded. In that moment I fully expected to see a sled.
^^^Hearst's pet name for his favorite portion of Marion Davies' cuerpo?
Anyone else think "Rosebud" is a cheap shot in what's otherwise a brilliant movie?
A Rosebud in the snowhttp://www.mardecortesbaja.com/snow%20citizen%20kane%20rosebud.jpgAn Old StoryIIt was roses, roses, all the way,With myrtle mixed in my path like mad.The house-roofs seemed to heave and sway,The church-spires flamed, such flags they had,A year ago on this very day!IIThe air broke into a mist with bells,The old walls rocked with the crowds and cries.Had I said, “Good folks, mere noise repels— But give me your sun from yonder skies!”They had answered, “And afterward, what else?”IIIAlack, it was I who leaped at the sun,To give it my loving friends to keep.Nought man could do have I left undone,And you see my harvest, what I reapThis very day, now a year is run.IVThere’s nobody on the house-tops now— Just a palsied few at the windows set— For the best of the sight is, all allow,At the Shambles’ Gate—or, better yet,By the very scaffold’s foot, I trow.VI go in the rain, and, more than needs,A rope cuts both my wrists behind,And I think, by the feel, my forehead bleeds,For they fling, whoever has a mind,Stones at me for my year’s misdeeds.VIThus I entered Brescia, and thus I go!In such triumphs, people have dropped down dead.“Thou, paid by the World,—what dost thou oweMe?” God might have questioned; but now instead’Tis God shall requite! I am safer so."The Patriot" Robert Browning
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