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Charlie said:

May 11th, 2007 (05:49 am)
current song: Love Is Like A Bottle Of Gin - The Magnetic Fields

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.


This Charlie:


Our Charlie:



My troubles?

Smaller than the laugh of a good Clown.

I'm standing here, the house is falling down.
If I stand
Very still
As the walls collapse?

I will be in an open window.

Comments

Posted by: Prometheus Retrovertigo (wsaladc)
Posted at: May 11th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)

You should know that you make a lot of sense at just the right times.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
Catwoman

I do my best.

(but I hear from those in the know,
that bit is actually Buster Keaton)

Anyhoo.
When the houses are cards,
and they fall....

*grins*

Posted by: Gregory Parks (tokenpants)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
circus

I was going to say . . . . It is Buster Keaton, who for my money is better than Chaplin: not as sappy or full of himself, and stronger physically. Chaplin still gets respect, and your metaphor was neither lost nor wasted. Charlie usually wound up on top anyway, just the same. I'd be happy to be half as good as either of them was.

As a nerdy side note, the Buster Keaton house falling gag was reproduced in the Chemical Brothers video for "The Test," except it was done digitally. Safe, but not as impressive.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:54 am (UTC)
BackBob

you are not the only clown
to call me on that one.

Thus the retraction.

STILL

Leave a girly her metaphor, yes?

Posted by: Gregory Parks (tokenpants)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
buddha's nose

Of COURSE! I totally left you your metaphor. I still got it, and likeded it! Don't retract it!

Posted by: Gregory Parks (tokenpants)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
buddha's nose

Oh yeah, and when I finally visit, I'll bring that Buster Keaton movie down so you can see it. Incredible!

Wait - you know more than one clown!? Unpossible!

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