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Lessons through Beckett
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:09 pm    Post subject: Lessons through Beckett Reply with quote

"I saw on the horizon, where sky, sea, plain and mountain meet, a few low stars, not to be confused with the fires men light, at night, or that go alight alone."

I want to use this line. In a lesson, but not a lesson, at least, I think. I can't go on, I'll go on. What do I know?
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some inspiration:

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/on-the-occasion-give-or-take-of-the-fiftieth-anniversary-of-the-first-staging-in-paris-of-samuel-becketts-waiting-for-godot-a-few-representative-selections-from-the-annotated-treasury-of-waiting-for-godot-parodies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksL_7WrhWOc

Regards,
John
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Johnslat

Thank you very much for your clip, but it was too deep for me, at least, I think it was, or maybe it wasn't. It may not have been. I don't know.


Best wishes

Sasha?
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Beckett Reply with quote

Would that be Margaret Beckett or Thomas a?

Sounds like Sasha's run out of supplies again and has resorted to boot polish spread on toast! Laughing
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would love a carrot or a parsnip to go with my supplies. Or maybe an old turnip...
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:20 am    Post subject: Famine Reply with quote

If uncle Joe hadn't killed all those kulaks, there would've been carrots, parsnips and turnips a-plenty! Crying or Very sad
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black marketeers and profiteers? No place for that carry on in Utopia!
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Kulaks Reply with quote

You mean pioneers of free enterprise and champions of liberty!
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Champions of liberty? The bandits who'd let their fellow man starve to death for want of a penny's profit?
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:45 pm    Post subject: Kulaks Reply with quote

Hardy cultivators of the soil who fed the empire and provided cannon fodder for the Tsars' armies.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thus propping up the tottering regime and holding back the workers...
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:56 pm    Post subject: Tottering? Reply with quote

Too much vodka as usual.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. Not enough. At least that is what I think. Or do I? Perhaps I do, perhaps I do not. Let's wait for Godot, and fail better.
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:09 pm    Post subject: A Becketfull of vodka Reply with quote

Go-dot? A flight price comparison website, perhaps?
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VinnyG.



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried Robert Frost? Some good stuff there on fire and ice, roads, fences, woods, paths not taken, and other things to make you want to hit the bottle harder (milk bottle of course).
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