Monday musings...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, April 21, 2008

An update on the FREE RICE totals.

As of Saturday, 28,105,576,110 bowls of rice have been earned by playing a brain tester, defining words. The site is build to advance along with you, giving you more difficult words the better you do and backing of if you stumble.

If you have not checked it out, just click on the bowl to the left...

Thats over THERE

We spent our weekend watching baseball games. Four on Saturday and three on Sunday. Our friend Ernie's High School team won both of their games on Saturday. The Vipers won two on Saturday themselves. Then they came back and won two on Sunday bringing them to the Championship game.

Unfortunately, they ran into a buzz-saw. This team had held out their ace, a 6' - 13 year old with a little peach fuzz on his chin. In tournaments like this, it always comes down to which team has the most depth in pitching.

Our friend Peter did well the entire weekend, pitching, playing short stop and even catching. He had a great relay throw from the center fielder and throwing out a runner going into third base.

Sunny and beautiful both days, today had to be about 80 degrees. Nice to have the warm weather again. I never gets real cold here in Memphis, but it is all relative when you acclimate to a new climate.

Missed "Dexter" tonight...Arg... I know, I know...I should go rent the DVD's...the shows on CBS are edited... no showing of the cool stuff, like when Dexter repays the serial killers he hunts for their crimes...

No, no...not letting him out tonight...

How about some music to sooth the savage beast?

Wow, I just thought of that line.

Didn't I? What?

The line is actually, "Music has charms to sooth a savage beast".

What? Oh, I didn't just think of it?

The phrase comes from the play "The Mourning Bride" written in 1697 by William Congreve It appears in Act 1, scene 1, actually opening the play,

Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.
I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd,
And, as with living Souls, have been inform'd,
By Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound.
What then am I? Am I more senseless grown
Than Trees, or Flint? O force of constant Woe!
'Tis not in Harmony to calm my Griefs.
Anselmo sleeps, and is at Peace; last Night
The silent Tomb receiv'd the good Old King;
He and his Sorrows now are safely lodg'd
Within its cold, but hospitable Bosom.
Why am not I at Peace?

Congreve only wrote 5 plays in his career, but two phrases used to this day both come from this one play. The other phrase?

Well it is, "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned"

Act 3, Scene 2 ends with those word:
As you'll answer it, take heed
This Slave commit no Violence upon
Himself. I've been deceiv'd. The Publick Safety
Requires he should be more confin'd; and none,
No not the Princes self, permitted to
Confer with him. I'll quit you to the King.
Vile and ingrate! too late thou shalt repent
The base Injustice thou hast done my Love:
Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past Distress,
And all those Ills which thou so long hast mourn'd;
Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,
Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd

OK, not really sure where all that came from...buut I was really talking about THIS kind of music...

"Seven Bridges Road" was written by Steve Young. He recorded in 1969 for his Rock Salt & Nails album. The definitive version is the cover recorded by The Eagles in 1980.

Eagles Live was released on November 7th, 1980. "Seven Bridges Road" was recorded on July 28, 1980, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

ENJOY.....(I hope this is is late again...)- Well lifelogger does not like this song, giving us error message upon uploading.....arg!

19 Of Your Sparks

  1. Dana Says:
  2. You really should rent the Dexter DVD's - really!

  3. Schmoop Says:
  4. I couldn't get it to work but it is a good tune. Cheers Vinny!!

  5. Travis Cody Says:
  6. Drat. No music. And that's a great song.

    Odd how certain phrases catch hold and become entrenched in the language.

    Here's to a good week!

  7. DANA: LOL..I know...I KNOW

    MATT-MAN: Nope I can not get it to load properly...will try again tonight

    TRAVIS: Believe me, I said worse than DRAT! LOL
    Good week to you also Sir.

  8. THAT is one of my all time favorite songs, let alone Eagles songs. Love love love it.

    And yes you should rent the dvds. Kidlet watched the editted versions with her dad and was most disappointed with the censoring. Dexter is my favorite television show, period.

  9. Vinny, I wanted to say that the quote was "Music has charms to soothe the savage BREAST." But then I saw you got it - my, my Vinny quoting William Congreve... excellent!

    Vinny, I posted the winners of the "What if..." meme. I loved what you said. If I had a 4th place wonner you would have been it! Thanks again for participating! I have a badge you could put in your sidebar that says you participated if you want it. :D

  10. leelee Says:
  11. Dexter is great and I fell way behind on the episodes as well. I will def rent the DVD's.

    Sounds like a nice weekend.


  12. Liz Hill Says:
  13. Great tune even though it's not working just this second.

  14. STARRLIGHT: One of mine also. Lifelogger will not let me upload it...I have tried 4 different times. In the past when this has happened, I have written and asked what the error code means. Of course, they never respond.

    THE TEACH: LOL...yes, I was aware it was Breast...but it would not have been as funny if I said that from the beginning..(Not sure it was funny anyway!)
    I saw the badge and will grab one- thanks

  15. LEELEE: It was a wonderful weekend...yup gotta go rent it I guess

    TURNBABY: damn Lifelogger...

  16. You learn something new everyday...

  17. BUD: And you see...that is the hallmark of The Couch! bwahahahhahahah

  18. Anonymous Says:
  19. Dexter is AWESOME but you really really do have to watch it in the non-edited form. Rent the DVD's you won't be sorry.

    Oh and that Rice website is so addictive, I can't click on it unless I want to spend at least half an hour playing.

  20. Tug Says:
  21. I've got nothing today Bond, but wanted to stop by & say "hi".



  22. katherine. Says:
  23. didn't know those two phrases were from the same place....

    never watched dexter

    I live a very sheltered life....

  24. TALISMAN: Thanks for sitting on The Couch. OK OK I give...LOL...going to rent them this week.

    TUG: Thanks for saying HI. Just sit and relax...

    KATHERINE: LOL...I found the second after going to look for the first...

  25. I may well be one of the only people who hasn't heard of, let alone seen, the television show "Dexter."

    That being said, "Seven Bridges Road" is a fantastic song.

  26. Coco Says:
  27. whut's a "Dexter"? I haven't watched tv since Taylor won American Idol. Just popping in to say hi! *hugs*

  28. Unknown Says:
  29. Hehe - you said "breast".


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