Saturday, May 19, 2007

MS&W 2007: Post Script

As was chronicled in an earlier post, we watched the 1958 movie "Auntie Mame" starring Rosalind Russell. (NOT the Lucille Ball version! There is no argument that the Rosalind Russell is the superior version!)

In the movie, there's a part where Mame is getting ready to go fox hunting on horseback. Though she claimed to be an avid rider, she had never ridden a horse in her life. But - to impress her soon to be fiance and to shut up a meddling Southern bell - she got dressed and ready to ride. The particular scene that made me, the Queen, and Funky Duck burst out laughing was when Mame was posing for a photo.

She's got her leg up, sorta crossed over - like she's riding side saddle - and her hands are up as if she were holding the reigns. A very bizarre stance indeed. Quite humorous to watch - and even funnier to reenact.

I give you:

The Crocheting Commuter, The Queen of the Snow Cows, and Funky Duck
as Mame Dennis - Equestrian Extraordinaire!

And if you think this is funny, you should have seen the reactions of the other people at the train station. They thought we were out of our minds -- which we probably are. :)


The Queen of the Snow Cows said...

Well, you know what Mame would say. "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

...Or something along those lines anyway...I can't remember the actual quote.

And that pic never gets less funny! LOL!

Sam said...

You've got the quote right...I think. I believe the real quote replaces "suckers" with "bastards" - but that must've been too much for the 1958 sensors! :)

I, too, get a kick out of that photo!! PRICELESS!!

And I forgot to mention that the photo was taken while the camera was propped up on a garbage can.