Yet another word game

Sate rhymes with fate, which I guess was at work when a tree fell on our house early this morning, causing quite a bit of damage but luckily, we are fine and hopefully, insurance will pay for the fixings.
Note: The "Like" I gave was an acknowledgment of sympathy and that I am glad nobody was hurt.

Fixing something like this is a hassle, but it's fortunate that nobody was injured.
 
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Nikolai Gogol's novel The Nose sounds hilarious! According to what I have just read about it, the story is about a Russian official who awakens one day to find his nose mysteriously missing. The supernatural comes into play, as the nose is able to transform its size depending on what is needed to further the plot. Sometimes, it is portrayed as the size of a common nose, while other times, it is portrayed as the same size as a human. This strange ability plays into the absurdity of the story and adds to its comedic tone. I am glad Mike B posted about this story!
 
Nikolai Gogol's novel The Nose sounds hilarious! According to what I have just read about it, the story is about a Russian official who awakens one day to find his nose mysteriously missing. The supernatural comes into play, as the nose is able to transform its size depending on what is needed to further the plot. Sometimes, it is portrayed as the size of a common nose, while other times, it is portrayed as the same size as a human. This strange ability plays into the absurdity of the story and adds to its comedic tone. I am glad Mike B posted about this story!
The story is quite good and was written during a creative period in Russian literature.
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
Literature teacher used to tell us how important it was to read the 700 - 800 [she had a list] most important literary works. Well, I can certainly say F. Scott Fitzgerald's 5 novels didn't register in my own 700 - 800 list. However, I was quite intriqued with Zelda and Ernest; Gertrude and Alice Babette.o_O
 
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Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
Theater was the minor field of study for universitytom, enrolled in a once mighty program for the performing arts.
Arts and culture of a country like England mold and influence to a grand sureshian extent, and establish the individuality and uniqueness of that place. And for an immersive experience, have [no] fun succumbing to the elements of summertime.

Did someone Shakespearean asked universitytom in his youth, 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Arts and culture of a country like England mold and influence to a grand sureshian extent, and establish the individuality and uniqueness of that place. And for an immersive experience, have [no] fun succumbing to the elements of summertime.

Did someone Shakespearean asked universitytom in his youth, 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
No, but my first mentor/instructor in an acting workshop class I enrolled in to meet my theater minor requirements likened me to a wildcattom innsighed a cage weighting two bee reeleased on the boreds on an unsuspecting crowd. Imagine dat! Six months aweigh frum gradewe8ing anne torturedtom phinally fownd sumwon hoo beeleaved inn hymn.
 
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Which you will when she whips those puppies out.
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Outside the realms of my current comprehension . . .
Hymns are songs of praise and worship, and the singing of these songs all over the world will likely always be a comforting ritual.
A comforting ritual can be obsessively arranging your drink bottles during a tennis match.
 
ritual / which you will . (phonetic)
I gave up too quickly.
Work is the curse of the drinking class - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde passed away in 1900 in the Hôtel d’Alsace on Rue des Beaux Arts in Paris. On his death bed he joked, “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death - one or the other of us has to go." In 1971, Jim Morrison stayed in the same hotel when he first arrived in Paris. He moved to an apartment at 17 rue Beautreillis, where he died the day before the Fourth of July in 1971.
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
The Fourth of July 1971 was a much appreciated holiday by dormroompaintertom, a job he had to take on in order to qualify for a scholarship/student loan while attending the same university that The Lizard King had tried out a few years earlier.
 
The fab four came to create such a song in India.

‘Back In The USSR’: The Story Behind The Beatles’ Song
A classic back-to-basics rocker, ‘Back In The USSR’ incorporated Beach Boys harmonies and Chuck Berry riffs to become a scorching piece of rock’n’roll.

Tapes exist of The Beatles in Rishikesh singing a song about spiritual regeneration in the style of The Beach Boys: a performance not a million miles away stylistically from the Esher demo version of ‘Back In The USSR’. The song morphs into a ‘Happy Birthday Mike Love’ song, in honour of The Beach Boys’ vocalist, who was studying Transcendental Meditation with them at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Indian Ashram.

Rishikesh was always likely to inspire creativity. Set against a backdrop where the mighty Ganges gives way to the verdant foothills of the Himalayas, this was an enclave of serenity, a place where artists such as The Beatles would be able to allow their work to simply flood out of them, free from the shackles of the modern world.

“You ought to talk about the girls all around Russia”
Love has recalled Paul McCartney strolling out from his hut at the ashram one morning: “I was sitting at the breakfast table and McCartney came down with his acoustic guitar and he was playing ‘Back In The USSR’, and I told him that what you ought to do is talk about the girls all around Russia, the Ukraine and Georgia. He was plenty creative not to need any lyrical help from me, but I gave him the idea for that little section… I think it was light-hearted and humorous of them to do a take on The Beach Boys.”

McCartney’s final lyric does indeed talk about girls from the various parts of the USSR (“Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out/They leave the west behind/And Moscow girls make me sing and shout/That Georgia’s always on my mind”) just as The Beach Boys’ ‘California Girls’ does for the US (“Well East Coast girls are hip/I really dig those styles they wear/And the Southern girls with the way they talk/They knock me out when I’m down there”).

‘Back In The USSR’ also reflected The Beatles’ desire to return to being a rock’n’roll band after the complex studio experiments of the previous few years. “Chuck Berry once did a song called ‘Back In The USA’, which is very American, very Chuck Berry,” McCartney told Radio Luxemburg in November 1968. “So this one is… about a spy who’s been in America a long, long time, you know? And he’s very American. But he gets back to the USSR, you know, and he’s sort of saying, ‘Leave it till tomorrow, honey, to disconnect the phone,’ and all that.”
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/back-in-the-ussr-story-behind-song/
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
All That Jazz was an entertaining biopic film about legendary choreographer Bob Fosse’s very wild lifestyle in the mid 70s NYC arts culture. Fosse chose the very accomplished actor Roy Scheider to portray his role. His female co-stars were Jessica Lange and Anne Reinking. The film won the coveted Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and four Oscars but was passed over in the more prominent Oscar categories despite receiving 5 additional nominations.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Strange and unusual posts are often just a reezult uv spin ding two mutch thyme innsighed The Vortex, a plaice whiffowt cleen aire, wahturr ore hoap four a few cher whiff kwaliteas two strive two meat.
 
Right Said Fred says he's too sexy for Milan, NY and Jpn.
What about PAR, LDN, LA, and the LBC?
Strange and unusual posts are often just a reezult uv spin ding two mutch thyme innsighed The Vortex, a plaice whiffowt cleen aire, wahturr ore hoap four a few cher whiff kwaliteas two strive two meat.
Meatballs can be vegan and Swedish.


 
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