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Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 4:03
Time in L.A.
= = THURSDAY (5/16) TEA TIME #46 of 50 INFO &
LINKS = = =
Episode Of The Day - 31(2.19) - "I Only Have
Eyes For You"
Sonnets Of The Day -
(5/22/02) Episode of Tea Time In L.A..
. . will be episode 50.
TeaTimeSunday (see CORKBOARD 42 -
begins June 2 . . . 4-5PM
Bronze Time. IF APOCALYSE, THEN CHECK
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PARTICIPANTS = = =
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Corkboard for messages to forensicpopouri or
discussion before or
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do post comments, suggestions, insightful quotes .
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forums page at 7PM Bronze Time.
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* SONNET SCHOOL FOR SLAYERS -
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* FAQ & INDEX
TEA TIME FAQ &
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END OF CORKBOARD 46
forensicpopouri - May 17, 2002, 4:06
of 50 for FRIDAY 5/17 (& WEEKEND) is up at -
(Slightly) EARLY LINK to FRIDAY'S SONNETS
139-142 - tid=141161
forensicpopouri - May 17, 2002, 3:28
SONNETS: UNPOETIC HEROES ARE ALL WET
NOTE: CORKBOARD 47 will be up on
time . . . But since writing/coding/posting
took all morning, POSTCARDS from FORENSIC POETRY may
an extra hour. (5:00 PM BRONZE)
lawyer - May 17,
2002, 2:33 PM
Thank you for those
remarks. I learned to love "American culture" through
the vision my parents had of it from Hollywood movies
(they grew up after the War). Then from sitcoms, film
festivals, etc. I was immersed in that "culture" at an
early age without even realizing it and the cultural
shock was not that intense when I first started living
here. These shows are a wonderful topic of conversation
and have helped me connect with the "natives"
<smile>. Most of the Americans I come in contact
with expect me to talk about wine--which I don't know
much about-- or philosophy--which I enjoy, but only in
the comfort of my own home! They are often surprised to
see me so comfortable discussing TV shows or movies
(that, as a "good" French person I am supposed to
despise! <smile> I guess I'm not such a "good"
French person after all! But we all knew that!)
your remarks interested me on another level. Part of my
practice is French/American "cross-cultural" consulting.
Next time I can't seem to find a common ground between a
French and an American party, I'll try talking TV shows.
French and US humors are very similar. I may not bring
up "Buffy" <smile>, but I'll keep Seinfeld and
Friends in the back of my mind.
SL, prunehilda, now you've got me thinking
about TV and it brings to mind a
VretilRaduriel - May 17, 2002, 10:10
That relates to some
of this cultural "stuff" we've been talking about. When
we lived in Japan, ("Hmmm --who's this we?" you ask.
"Can VR actually interact with humans face to face?") a
very good Japanese friend of ours once asked for help on
what seemed at first an odd matter. Now, this is a very
smart lady who makes her living by easing interactions
between Japanese and Western business executives. Her
livelihood exists in a peculiar intersection where
cultural differences must be translated as well as
words. And she's quite good at this, though she
sometimes finds it places her, like Spike, in a position
that's not quite either here or there. Nonetheless, she
was stumped by Western humor -- and humor is key in
business. We Kiwis, Aussies, Brits, Canucks, and
Americans had a whole store of cultural currency she
just "didn't get." So she asked for help. We scratched
our heads, tried explaining, tried telling jokes
(explaining intonation and delivery failed utterly),
everything we could think of. Nothing worked, and just
when we were about to throw our hands up and say "Well,
you either get it or you don't," someone thought of our
bootleg tapes of Seinfeld. It worked like a charm. We'd
get together and watch them with her -- and I think we
laughed just as much at the scripted humor as at our own
efforts to explain it. In exchange, she showed us the
cultural humor embedded in Iron Chef, and we're totally
addicted now and it's hysterical. The shows gave us
whole new ways to communicate, and whole lot more fun
than if we'd just been watching alone. And they did more
to explain modern cultural differences in a visceral way
than any book could have. And now, of course, I've got
her addicted to Buffy, though she claims she prefers
AND NOW IT'S FRIDAY!!! IN SANTA MONICA
forensicpopouri - May 17, 2002, 3:05
delightful posts below . . . but will wait until
tomorrow to drink them in.
Again, bless you all.
NOTE: I really attempt to "live" in the asthetic mode
perception . . . but energy reserves are low.
I have a couple of "COLLAGE" ITEMS in
mind I'd like to share . . . but need to
complete getting caught up on sleep. Maybe this
Will write sonnets tomorrow morning.
Going to bed . . . just about now.
proofread this note now, but it wouldn't make any
dear prunehilda (THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME
OF THESE SCENES <S>)
lawyer - May 17,
2002, 3:05 AM
Don't get me wrong. TV
makes me laugh A lot (I was just re-watching the
Seinfeld episode where George "accidentaly" asks Susan
to marry him and Elaine hired Newman to "get rid" of her
neighbor's dog... It does not get much better than that!
<smile.). And I can't lie: I was just laughing right
now reading your post! In my earlier post, I was just
referring to NEW laughs on TV. Even Buffy has not had
than many lately (OK I admit it, I did laugh when Andrew
smashed his head when trying to use his jet-pack
<turning her head in shame>). Not that many shows
REALLY make me roll on the floor but "Will & Grace"
and maybe "Titus." But again, I'm weird too!
FTTC-Formal Tea Time Communication--
NOTICE OF ON-SITE INSPECTION
lawyer - May 17,
2002, 2:55 AM
In view of the latest
events and increased oddness of Tea Time, and after a
special board meeting, the members of the C
democratically (but still beautifully) resolved as
that the C will, AT ONCE, send a
representative to investigate words of contraband
sand-gas and other allegations of illegal use of
commando style sleep-depravation techniques on the part
of the Tea Time organizer(s.) FP and his friends are
hereby required to stay no less than 10 feet away from
the investigator while she prawls the beach for clues.
Such thorough on-site inspection will take place on May
19 anytime between 10a.m. and 3p.m. Any attempt to hide
evidence or temper with the sand will be severely
In addition, the C gives their
representative the authorization to depose all parties
involved in this matter, including, but not limited to,
a certain "Spike" whose mention in a recent series of TT
sonnets first raised concerns (and eyebrows) regarding
the sanity of said TT organizer(s).
Reply to this
formal notice, if any, will have to be posted on the CB
on, or before, Friday May 17, midnight (Bronze
Dated: May 16, 2002
counselor of the macabre and of the "C."
Hi SL, you know, it's
prunehilda - May 17, 2002, 2:49
I laugh at TV all the
time like tonight when I watched the Dracula episode of
Buffy again. Every time Xander ate one of those
bugs....well, I'm laughing right now just thinking about
it. But then again, as my daughter informed me recently,
I'm weird and have a weird sense of
Seen tonight on TV
lawyer - May 17,
2002, 2:26 AM
One of the funniest
men on TV miming the phrase :"We'll make popcorn and ...
A good old-fashioned laugh is
so rare (on TV) these days...
lawyer - May 17,
2002, 2:03 AM
A few words of
cheering for the "Go Fish" project. I know you have not
slept much. That may actually help! I'm sorry I blew it
by posting 4 sonnets. Don't you just hate beginners!
They're such show-offs!
But remember tomorrow is
"sloppy Friday." Even half a sonnet about half a line in
Go Fish will do. Good luck.
And a quick smile for the
prunehilda - May 17, 2002, 12:48
Those four sonnets
will come to you I'm sure. Sleep well.
About Go Fish
lawyer - May 16,
2002, 8:58 PM
I understand your
doubts and your fears. FOUR sonnets! I could not even
believe it myself. But see it as a challenge rather than
an outrage. Reward the boldness, the creativity; ignore
the emptiness of the subject matter or the mistakes of
I promise I'll do better : only ONE
sonnet next time! <g>
<Note to self:
avoid angering the hand that feeds you, avoid angering
the hand that feeds you... Damn it!>
lawyer - May 16,
2002, 8:53 PM
I heard about Sleep...
Have not met him in a while though. Say "hi" for me (if
he remembers me..). Hopefully, I'll get reacquainted
with him on Sunday, on the sandy beach; otherwise I'll
have to wait for my next vacation in 2012.
Isn't it the weekend yet?!?!?!
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 8:41
Just corrected that. First thing I typed
was "Most sleep now."
Hmmmm . . . 4 sonnets
on "Go Fish"? I don't think so. What to do?
Sleep is good.
Sleep is very
Where is sleep?
Will find it later.
. . after I sleep. <seriously whacked out
All right, it took me the time, but I got
lawyer - May 16,
2002, 6:56 PM
"TO ALL - 5. - Keep
that in mind. It drops by one, tomorrow. " i.e. the
number of days left before the end drops by one unit
everyday. Nothing will happen "by 1pm
<Note to self: immediately delete
the "over-thinking" feature on my last semi-working
brain cell> <smile>
5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . .
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 6:28
confusion <ewg>. Let me
Dear participants . . .
Remember that we are fast approaching THE
Showing up as much as possible at Tea
might be a good idea.
REQUEST TO ALL PARTICIPANTS
(Democratically requesting features for the
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 6:23
As you may have
noticed the FEEDBACK & SUGGESTIONS area
Bronze threads . . . is chaos. <serious
If you would (and agree) . . . I would
appreciate your adding your
(amplification etc) to the thread I just
started in the F&S
If this seems "strangely indirect"
<smile> . . . let's just say that some
need to be taught by example.
<smile> If you have a moment, and agree with one
of my FEATURE REQUESTS for The Bronze site,
then add a thumbs up.
(And, I mean this sincerely,
If you disagree . . . or have a different
. . . definitely say that. REMEMBER what I said
lawyer - May 16,
2002, 5:46 PM
I though 6 or 5 meant
the number of days left till the end of TT. Of course, I
am--as you--clueless as to what we are supposed to do
before 1 tomorrow. It must be so obvious for
Forensic, luv, forgive me if this
question seems less than ethereal...
VretilRaduriel - May 16, 2002, 5:36
and hence, dense. But,
Just what do the 6. and the 5. from yesterday and
today's corkboards mean? Your shorthand, in this case,
is too short, I'm afraid. If you desire us to DO
SOMETHING this "stick" you're using isn't going to be
particularly effective unless we know what it is you
want us to do. So please, clarification!
Postcard to FP
lawyer - May 16,
2002, 5:16 PM
Yes, the "missteps"
are clear now... and I apologize for them. Actual work
has got in the way of many things lately. Feel free to
write a letter of complaint to my managing partner if
that's not acceptable! <smile>
self: get prescription of Ritalin for newly diagnosed
ADD. Can't I just count Tea Leaves without making
As explained in my "Go Fish" post,
the sonnets WILL be re-posted on Friday's TT (unless the
DSL Gods see it differently or another earthquake hits
Final note: tears were
mutual, believe me.
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 5:01
for the tears in my eyes . . . from the beauty of
what I have read on the CORKBOARDS today. Bless
as they have blessed me.
RESPONSES COVER . . . FROM AND NOW IT'S
WEDNESDAY . . .
TO AND NOW IT'S
THURSDAY. . . . (i.,e. posts after midnight will be
responded to tomorrow)
TO sonneteers - See
PRAYER above. (I will dwell on them this
TO ALL - 5. - Keep that
in mind. It drops by one, tomorrow.
Keep in mind day
TO "C" - Your FTTCs have been smiled
upon by ThePowersThatTea.
Tea Leaf counts will be
TO YS - Do you know
that you're YS? Hope you have time to write a
Tea Time in L.A. song. <serious smile>
BK - RE: KEVLAR: (BLACK & RED) Places for
your own thoughts
about the experience of this. BLACK
for your public-private thoughts with name
RED for your thoughts . . . anonymously
posted. At least for now . . . perhaps
TO SL - Haven't you figured out
what the "misstep" was yet? <smile>
monkey figured it out . . . and he's got his hands full
in the forrest. <ewg>
P.S. "Go Fish" if
Friday's EOTD. (Of course you knew that.<smile>)
TO VR - True names are not the
mystery. But congratulations! <smile>
Miracles happen. I have seen it with my own eyes . . .
flying over Santa Monica.
What is the diff'rence
between a "C"
and a "C"
VretilRaduriel - May 16, 2002, 4:43
It now occurs to me
that rage, in its
Degree, and more, does differ,
sure, from this
Emotion some do see as anger
While anger often moves with little
The case not always is so clear. There
An anger, righteous, just, and wed it's not,
violence, fear. That anger does not miss.
There lies power. World's misfortune felt
And not let
be. Desire to change the hearts
Of enemies, not kill,
destroy. To melt
Or rather, burn, conflicting views
A discourse new, by passion strong
Self-righteous clarity requires a
That first will pay a heed to thoughts. Will
This element when she did claim to
All clear. Her rage is power, but it's
It moves with pain, and leaves black hate
DELAY - FP'S POSTCARDS WILL BE DELAYED
ONE HOUR (UNTIL 5:00 PM BRONZE)
forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 4:05
FP got four hours
sleep . . . and one gallon of coffee takes time to