20 September 2006

16 mwaahhhhhhh

for weeks since its discovery, i have staunchly resisted the temptation of posting this. if you're a myspace friend of the bombshell, you've probably already seen it. or you've thought about seeing it but didn't and thus missed the sad, sad, vintage-dated, french excellence. but alas, orson welles has temporarily unseated yul brynner to become my latest dead-person crush and while the laugh in 102, take 2 is quality, the completely disinterested, drunken, tortured laugh unleashed in 102, take 3 has become part of the pillbox lore and, most frightfully, has found a place in my own laughery. so mwaaahhhhhhhhhh, the french.

16 comments:

Bombsy said...

See, it always comes back to the French. Always.
(translation)
Voila, c'est toujours des francaise. Toujours.

oline said...

it really is disturbing that i've started laughing like that for real. that my sincere and earnest laugh is now mwaaaahhhhhhh. maybe i've been posessed by the sad, sad drunken spirit of orson welles. which would mean i have a dead-person crush on the spirit that is posessing me, which seems more than a little scandalous.

Les Savy Ferd said...

French, eh? took 5 1/2 years of it in high school and remember damn little. And with no audio here at work i dare not play the welles. so my comment is useless.

actually on a foreign language tangent, I am always interested in strange sounding last names that when translated become ultra-ordinary. I knew this kid in college named travis vogel and thought, wow, thats a cool last name. Turns out vogel means bird in german. so basically his name is travis bird. less cool, but a whole lot more 'cut.'

recently I came across an author whose last name was l'Heureux. can't remember his first name, let's call him Joe-Bob. so if my french is right (not likely) this makes him Joe-Bob "of the hours" doesn't it?

Bombsy said...

Actually, heureux means happy. I'm not kidding. L'heur is hour.

Bombsy said...

So he's "Joe Bob the Happy".
BTW, heureux is, in my estimation, THE hardest word in the french language to pronounce.
the closest i can come to phonetc is this, which is to be formed entirely in the back of your throat while painfully depressing your tongue...
eu-hr-rhue

oline said...

all i can say is, there's no russian word for "fun."

and dougO- high school for 5 1/2 years?! you never cease to amaze.

nick said...

i think the dougO and i could have a contest to see who has forgotten the most french. i have four years between high school and college, and six of spanish. what it has left me with are intense loves of the cultures of spain, france, & mexico - and broken language skills of these two tongues... including the knowledge that the word for raincoat between the two languages is separated only by the presence of l'accent aigu en français (imperméable), y no hay uno acent español (impermeable).

and there you have your useless linguistic triva du jour.

Meggie said...

Let's see... 5 years of French between high school and college plus an French-Canadian ex who refused to argue in English. So basically I remember curse words and insults.

My Spanish is limited to hola, adios, and bueno. Oh, and Desiree taught me cuno de la madre culo waco (rough idea on spelling) which doesn't come in handy working in healthcare. They kinda frown on cursing patients out in Spanish.

oline said...

you people and your silly french. my russians are way more rocking. ИBáH ПeTpoBИЧ TáK CKa3áЛ.

nick said...

ok there's a 3 in there... you're making that up!

oline said...

on my honor, there's a cyrillic letter that looks like a 3. the english phonetic equivalent would be the z. so while that particular one is, in fact, a 3 and not the cyrillic, 'twas an accurate representation. doubtsolas!

nick said...

one, two, zee, four, five...

Les Savy Ferd said...

while i didn't in fact GO to highschool for 5 1/2 years, i did learn french (beginning in the middle of seventh grade).

on that note: ManMan

oline said...

hurrah- i hear we've got a PlanPlan!

Bombsy said...

Of what speakest thou, ManMan? What is this PlanPlan?

Osutein-sensei said...

Since we're breaking out our linguistic skillz:

日本語は世界で一番おもしろい言葉だよ!