Saturday, March 27, 2010

Secular Saturday Movie Night


  1. Here's a sec-cooler song for a secular movie, i.e., The Dark Night

    "Night and Day" by Cole Porter (with Punctuation Marks by Allan Sherman)

    Like the beat comma beat comma beat of the tom hyphen tom,
    When the jungle shadows fall.
    Like the tick hyphen tick hyphen tock of the stately clock,
    As it stands against the wall.
    Like the drip comma drip comma drip of the raindrops,
    When the summer shower is through.
    Some voice within me keeps repeating
    Colon, quotation mark.
    You comma you comma you, exclamation point.
    Close quotation, period, dash.

    Night and day, comma.
    You are the one, dash.
    Only to you comma beneath the moon comma and under the sun.
    Whether near to me or far, dot dot dot,
    It's no matter comma darling comma where you are, dash.
    I think of you, comma.
    Night and day, period. New paragraph.
    Night and day, exclamation point.
    Under the height of me. Dash.
    There’s an oh such a hungry yearning comma
    Burning parenthesis inside of me.
    Closed parenthesis, period.
    (Well, “inside of me” is a parenthetical phrase that describes where the yearning is burning.)
    And torment won't be through
    Until you let me spend my life making love to you. Asterisk!
    ('Cause there's a footnote at the bottom that tells who's making love to who.)
    Spend my life making love to you.
    Day and night?
    Night and day, question mark.
    Night and day.

  2. Hey, Eddie.

    You can remove this comment and the previous comment if you want.

    As I thought about it, things have changed since Cole Porter wrote this song... along with my thinking and the watching of old movies in day's gone by--

    because the expression "making love" was used by Cole Porter back in those days, it meant saying romantic things to one another.

    Today, people might take it to mean something else entirely.

    You make the call, my friend.

    Blessings to you, my brother.

    Keep up the good work...
    Keep your shoulder to the wheel...
    Keep your ear to the ground...
    Keep your nose to the grindstone (ooh, I'll bet that'll leave a mark)...
    Keep your eye on the ball...
    Keep the shiney side up...
    Keep a stiff upper lip...
    Keep on truckin'...
    Keep the change for Jerry's kids...

    ...and just so you know, my word verification for posting this comment is...


  3. When you relegate God to the cloister, then indeed the universe appears to be a stone cold black night. But, "The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." Romans 1:18-20

    The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Psalm 19:1-3

    And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah. Psalm 50:6

    The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods. Psalm 97:6-7

  4. Thanks SamWise for taking the secular and turning into the Sacred!

  5. I think I've seen this movie. Isn't it the one about the two narcoleptic trainers of nocturnal carnivores?


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