10.20.2006

Friday Nostalgia



Audrey, from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," 1961.

This one's for my students who are graduating tonight.

18 comments:

Collin said...

Awwww...that's sweet.

I've always wondered what a "huckleberry friend" was though.

minus five said...

can you believe i've never watched that movie? at least i have heard of it though.

but i have to stay, that if someone was sitting outside on the fire escape singing and playing the guitar, i would throw lit cigarettes down at them... especially if it was that song.

Tania Rochelle said...

You both suck.

Biggy said...

yawn.

Collin said...

Why do I suck? I just wanna know what a huckleberry friend is.

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is one of my fave movies and, of course, Truman Capote's story is wonderful.

Only MF would throw lit cigarettes at Audrey Hepburn. Shame, shame, shame.

M. Ru Pere said...

I like the story of Johnny Mercer getting it on for years w Judy Garland - to me a Hucleberry friend is somebody you'd get on a raft with if you were a runaway slave

minus five said...

collin: i think tania hated the world when she wrote that. and this time, i wasn't to blame.

yessss!

but you're right about those cigarettes.

minus five said...

and not to worry, collin, for not knowing the meaning of a phrase, or you either, rupert, for thinking you know the meaning, but not actually knowing it at all. neither or you should feel bad because in my research, i also found that "celeste from china" had the exact same question. here's what i found for you:

"You can find a full explanation on World Wide Words at :

http://www.quinion.com/words/qa/qa-huc1.htm

What it means is easy enough. To be one's huckleberry-usually as the phrase I'm your huckleberry-is to be just the right person for a given job, or a willing executor of some commission. Where it comes from needs a bit more explaining.

It's older than Huckleberry Finn."

Tania Rochelle said...

MF is like an encyclopedia, isn't she? And an expert on me, evidently.

M. Ru: Thanks for actually contributing something positive. The rest of 'em can bite me.

Biggy said...

yawn.

minus five said...

t: haven't you learned by now? i'm an expert on everything.

Collin said...

Tania, your Hanes panties must be in a twist. ;-)

M. Ru Pere said...

i love it when Collin and MF are both in the time-out corner, lol . . . and Biggy's yawning . . . now if Jennifer would just show up . . . huckleberry friend is older than Huckleberry Finn? Damn . . .

Tania Rochelle said...

Yeah, where's Jennifer? Boycotting?

minus five said...

rupert: i'm always in time-out with tania. i wouldn't get too comfortable if i were you. she turns on people in seconds flat.

t: you probably pissed jennifer off by telling her that she sucks.

minus five said...

are you trying to be like audrey and not ever update your blog? because you're doing a good job of it.

MCALDWELLC said...

yeah, Tania...it's Sunday, for Chrissake.

minus five said...

mary: don't try and jump on the "update your blog" bandwagon. you're almost as bad as audrey and you're certainly not of the same caliber as tania and i.

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