Saturday, September 27, 2008

Failure to Communicate with Cats?

I've been somewhat busy with work these days and therefore choose to remain offline unless I have to be, but I just logged in and read an RIP Paul Newman email Wagga sent. This "failure to communicate" scene from Cool Hand Luke will always remain a classic:

Newman has done some great films, but my favorite is Cat On a Hot Tin Roof. He took some serious risks playing that role in that era and stage in his career, but he did an incredible job anyway.

What was your favorite Newman film?

UPDATE: Well, I was seeking a particular vintage Stereolab video on YouTube, but only found this:


Ogg the Caveman said...

I communicate fine with my cats. When they communicate at me I know that they're communicating a desire for food, for head scratchies, or for me to follow them around from to room. I may not know which, but I know it's one of those.

As for Paul Newman, I haven't actually seen many of his films. Cool Hand Luke was good.

Oh. Also, murst!

Akubi said...

Hi Ogg,
I currently seem to have a failure to communicate with my cat. She has always been a mystery, but lately even more so. At least a half a dozen times she has meowed in a long, angry, mournful fashion for no particular reason that I can tell. OK, one might be the fact that she wants her cat box cleaned.
Anyway, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a must-see classic.

wagga said...

Cool Hand Luke (Trailer)

I have no problem communicating with the clowder, they tell me what they want & I do it.

Akubi said...

Hi Wagga,
I didn't want to link to an advertisement-based video, but the hot babe is priceless.

NotAnOptimist said...

Unfortunately, haven't seen any Paul Newman films. Well, I've seen Cars, but I'm not sure if it counts.

(Side note, OT: Bliss has faded. Hope it returns on Monday, when I try to strike up conversation #2 w/ crush.)

Akubi said...

Hu Notanoptimist,

Tennessee Williams is awesome and well worth looking into. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was directed by Elia Kazan who played a key role in the B.S. "unamerican activities" hearings.
Puzzling Hollywood crap as usual.

harold said...

duh..... (in order)

1) 'cool hand luke'

2) 'the secret turban guy'

3) 'spaghetti sauce diaries'

4) 'somebody up there likes me'

4.5) 'the great escape'

5) 'the one where he was a solicitor'

6) brian eno

7) kojak

7) semolina

harold said...

the 1st tyme i swanked to stereo lab was at an urbain-out-fatterz in hou tx, i obtained a cd of thems and got bored in 6 mins, or so

harold said...

what was this post about?

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ Akubi:

Did you say Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?

Akubi said...

Hi Harold,
You didn't like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?

Hi Ogg,
That's funny!

Akubi said...

OT, but I just spoke with my mom who mentioned a recent get-together with her friends where she discovered she was the only one who didn’t have an "adult child" living at home (let alone grandchild).
Perhaps Casey is the norm these days.

Akubi said...

I would like to bring your attention to FMW's comment (and follow-ups) on Edgar's Petro blog:
...NorCom is underway. Bringing home the troops from ME to be stationed in North American Command. Never happened before in the history of the universe. Reason for deployment? In case of "Civil Unrest"...
This isn't tin foil hat shit.