La cosa nostra

19 June, 2009
Rat Fink

Loosely translated: our thing. Last night, the “thing” was Godfather III. Awesome.

Its opening solo trumpet theme has become one of the most familiar pieces of music from any film score in history:

The Hollywood Reporter described it as “so instantly recognizable that an audience could probably identify it simply from the melancholy sound of its first sustained vibrato trumpet note.” Perhaps that’s why they placed it at #1 on the list of their “Top 100 Film Scores” of all time. Cool.

And even though I’ve watched the penultimate scene on the opera house steps a hundred times, I still bawl. The three weirdos who came to my house to watch it with me didn’t seem to mind, though. Zany creatures, they:

Caesar, Schminky and Abe
Caesar, Schminky and Abe

The pizza, the movie, the conversation…all good.

Fink, to the showers and then the school house

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Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
19 June, 2009 12:08 pm

Who the heck are those freakjobs?

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Rat Fink
Rat Fink
20 June, 2009 8:47 am
Reply to  Tom Hanks

I don’t know, but don’t think you’re fooling anybody by that silly posting name, Abraham Lincoln.

Poser.

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Suzanne
Suzanne
19 June, 2009 3:03 pm

lol :)

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Meg
Meg
19 June, 2009 4:05 pm

oh mah gawd…what a gang ya have there. Yikes.
Looks like a mighty fine time was had.

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Rat Fink
Rat Fink
20 June, 2009 8:47 am
Reply to  Meg

Yep Meggles…only one missing was you!

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BoomR
BoomR
19 June, 2009 11:48 pm

Gurl – I wanna party with you – you hang with some cool peeps!!! :-)

Sorry I’ve been absent all week, but have been in the bowels of western Virginia for several days for work (with no cell phone service & crappy Internet at best). Glad to be home – only to have to return to VA next week Tues – Fri (but at least I’ll be near VA Beach :-) )

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Rat Fink
Rat Fink
20 June, 2009 8:23 am
Reply to  BoomR

Sweetness! I wondered where you’d gotten off to. You can come and party with this old girl any day, darlin. I gotta have something better than western Virginia to offer you!

I’m going to be in Tiffin all week this coming. You ever been to TU while you lived up here?

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BoomR
BoomR
20 June, 2009 4:20 pm
Reply to  Rat Fink

Nope…can’t say that I was ever in Tiffin. Didn’t even know they had a U!!

I can’t wait for you to get your MB!!! I’d send you a ticket to come to the big D for a weekend of MacGeeking but I know how you are about them there flyin’ machine contraptions….

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Booger Hoople
Booger Hoople
20 June, 2009 12:49 am

Abe wears his mustache above his lip. I wear mine on top of my head, along with the rest of my hair.

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Rat Fink
Rat Fink
20 June, 2009 8:49 am
Reply to  Booger Hoople

As you do.

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