Sunday, September 1, 2013

Happy Birthday, Katie-Bar-The-Door!

9 comments:

Erik Beck said...

Happy Birthday to the inspiration for so much great writing on film.

Though I keep hearing Christopher Guest in my head yelling "Not to 50!"

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Oh to be 70 again!

mister muleboy said...

K-T-B-t-D, you continue to rawk.

You can quote me.

mister muleboy said...

Who -- our changing perspectives on age is amazing. To wit, a true story:

Back in the late 1990s, my 97-year-old grandmother and I attended the funeral of her sister-in-law, my great-aunt. They had been friends for over 90 years. I knew that my great-aunt's death at age 94 would affect my grandmother deeply.

Seeing as how they'd been born and raised in rural Missouri, the funeral was of course open-casket.

My grandmother leaned over the casket, and sadly said: so young. . . .

And my grandmother didn't do irony.

Maggie Jean said...

Happy, happy, Birthday. 50 is the new 25. Just go with it.

mister muleboy said...

... our changing perspectives are. . .


jeez

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

But query whether *is* is not actually permissible here -- my admittedly battered ear tells me that it should be. I will be back with a more definitive & ... considered ... answer ... well, to be honest, I always have loved the Broncos, so go ahead & shoot me, it won't ruin my day ... manana

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Well, drat. I was hoping that some rule somewhere regarding collective nouns might save me, but, well, no. It appears they only help with institutions and " animate nouns" (alive, such as for example, mules: (“the pack of mules is about to stomp me”). But although grammar won’t allow me to treat our changing perspectives as a collective group to which we can all point & recognize with a singular verb, we could cut to the chase and just say “our changing perspective” (singular) to get that feeling directly while making my ear almost as happy as does the too-seldom heard Who Am Us Anyway, to wit: “Our [shared but always] changing perspective on age is amazing.

mister muleboy said...

Who, I may be the only person out here who cares about this, but I care deeply.


Some of the smallest things in life can be such great fun, can't they. . . ?