February 15, 2009

A love song for the day after Valentine's.



So go on. Dance on tippy toes, eat flowers, and sing about love, love, love, love, love.

57 comments:

rhhardin said...

The attitude doesn't match up with the line of put-upon guys buying flowers and candies at Kroger on Friday night.

It seemed to be more a cost-of-living feeling there.

Ann Althouse said...

RH, I was just talking about you! Let me give you a virtual hug. And your little dog too.

traditionalguy said...

Over at the Publix last night the ceiling was filled, around check-out, with helium Love Balloons of all sizes, and some had the computer chip to sing a love song when touched just right. No one seemed interested. Then a real Love story came on PBS, Doctor Zhivago. Everytime Lara came into the scenes, the Lara's Theme played and the good doctor lit up like the Chaplin character in your post.I like to see real humans strong enough to give and recieve love in the worst of times and the best of times. No Balloons need apply. Just the courage to take risks with people proves the gift of love will live on.

Skyler said...

I'm not very familiar with Chaplin, and I know that times were different back then, but that was pretty lame. It almost seemed like it was some typical faux artsy French thing, except it was in English.

My, how times have change.

Curtiss said...

At the time, Chaplin was in his 60's. He had great core body strength.

His wife was in her 20's. He had great core body strength.

Chip Ahoy said...

^^^ Should be the other way around, as Bette Middler might have Soph say, "Twenty goes into sixty a hell of a lot more times than sixty goes into twenty."

LutherM said...

A better Chaplin scene not dancing,but about love, is in City Lights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpeiPbjDlDs

ALSO,FROM NOT QUITE THAT LONG AGO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kNItHsf9Q4

Trooper York said...

RH you freak me out dude.

Psychedelic George said...

The way you wear your hat,
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that,
No, they can't take that away from me.

George. Fred. Ginger.

Ron said...

Let me give you a virtual hug. And your little dog too.

Sizzling cats! The Althouse equivalent of singing Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life in Young Frankenstein!

Those who had "booty call" in the pool, will be paid to "place."

S'all good!

Lem said...

Ok, just One more.. ;)

The Cranberries - When You're Gone (Live)

Hold onto love that is what I do now that I've found you.
And from above everything's stinking, they're not around you.

And in the night, I could be helpless,
I could be lonely, sleeping without you.

And in the day, everything's complex,
There's nothing simple, when I'm not around you.

But I'll miss you when you're gone, that is what I do. Hey, baby!
And it's going to carry on, that is what I do. Hey, baby...

Hold onto my hands, I feel I'm sinking, sinking without you.
And to my mind, everything's stinking, stinking without you.

And in the night, I could be helpless,
I could be lonely, sleeping without you.

And in the day, everything's complex,
There's nothing simple, when I'm not around you.

But I'll miss you when you're gone, that is what I do. Hey, baby!
And it's going to carry on, that is what I do. hey, baby...

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Lem said...

..because she sings in tune,

Dolores might sing off key.. but she does creatively ;)

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Trooper York said...

Never Theo, I am not afraid of cockroaches or dead english dudes.

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Dust Bunny Queen said...

This bittersweet love song always gives me chills, of course I'm a sucker for a tenor voice.

And for the more sultry tones of love you can't beat Peggy Lee even when she's singing about the blues in the night

Trooper York said...

Theo, those were the golden days of yesteryear. The discussion around here has a lot of stuff that is lot more boring than opera.

Trooper York said...

And admit it Theo, you are the blogging cockroach and Sir Archy.

dick said...

I was wondering whether Dolly Parton's song about Butterflies came first or the British sitcom with Wendy Craig came first. Always enjoyed that sitcom.

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blake said...

Love lasts till the day after Valentine's?

Skyler said...

Yes, singing in tune has gotten rarer and rarer over the decades. It's refreshing when someone shows they can do it.

Eli Blake said...

We might as well redefine Valentine's day as being the next day, being as how Al Capone ruined the original Valentine's day.

On Valentine's day, legend has it that Cupid used to shoot people with arrows. But Capone shot them with machine guns.

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m00se said...

Something by Maurice Chevalier would have been much less creepy.

Chaplin in his later years was a bit surreal...

m00se said...

I'm doing something I call "comments roulette" these days.

I see a post that's interesting, and wait until there's a large number of comments, without reading them. Then I comment on what I want, disregarding the overall flow of comments.

It's interesting to see where I jibe with the others and where I don't...

Walt said...

A song of the times: "Buddy, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars?" by Roy Zimmerman.

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Lem said...

The day after

Jason (the commenter) said...

I like depressing love songs. But I think any love song needs a little melancholy to make it ring true.

Ann Althouse said...

Look, "Limelight" is one of my favorite movies. I know the criticisms of it, but I'm in a different place. The embedded song is not supposed to be good. It's kind of more absurdly bad. The character is a washed up performer, and this is one of his performances. It really touches me. And I love the flower-eating and dancing.

rcocean said...

Dolly sings "I'll always love you"

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Dust Bunny Queen said...

Ah.. just the way you look tonight you're so lovely.

Oh and Limelight Alan Parsons Project

Limelight: A very poignant movie about times gone past and missing the opportunities of time. What was and what could have been.

Lem said...

You have your sad love songs and you have your happy lovesongs.

People who believe they can change the world are far more dangerous than your average crooked politician...

If Obama wins..(Interview took place b4 the election) What would be your advice to young people (most probably in love) dedicated to free markets, individual liberties... What do you do?

You do what you find you can do under those conditions... witch you can only learn by experience.. But its a little like saying what advice would you give to someone on death row just before they're about to take'm down to the gas chamber.

Lem said...

Love is a many splendored thing

BTW I can say Engelbert Humperdinck in a fraction of a second... I dont why I was given that gift.. ;)

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Walt said...

A true love song: I'm Soooooooo Tired! Lilly Von Althouse.

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HelenParr said...

Walt:
Blazing Saddles is on right now on AMC.


I didn't get a harumph from that man over there...

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Lem said...

I will make no mistakes in the name of loneliness. I have my work and an uncomplicated life. I don't want to feel anything again... ever.

Love is a many splendored thing

Lem said...

I've must have killed more men than Cecil B Demille

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EDH said...

That was Charlie Chaplan?

Honestly, I never knew he had a speaking role in a movie.

Jason (the commenter) said...
But I think any love song needs a little melancholy to make it ring true.


Or longing, which overlaps sometimes.

And your little dog too.

Hmm, where have I heard that before?

Lem said...

I dislike many films but I wont tell Netflix.. for fear they would limit me and not recommend with abandon.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I dislike many films but I wont tell Netflix.. for fear they would limit me and not recommend with abandon.

Don't worry Lem. I've gotten recommendations based on movies I've given two stars to before.

rcocean said...

Sorry Theo my "pearls before Swine" remark was meant in jest. No offense.

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MayBee said...

Charlie Chaplin's beautiful granddaughter moved to LA and opened a movie company named Limelight.
Her partners were arrested for running an international drug ring out of it, and it was closed down.

One last tragedy.

rhhardin said...

Men see half-naked women as objects, brain scans find.

You can't fool brain scans.

blake said...

Didn't brain scans also say that women find (non-human) primate sex erotic? Or was that plethysmography?

blake said...

Interesting comma usage from the article:

With men, who were known to have sexist tendencies, they also discovered that a part of the brain that usually turned on during social interaction actually de-activated when they saw the photograph.

I think they didn't mean to put that first comma in, but it does suggest the researchers' bias, doesn't it?