Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Me & Mark McPherson

Mark McPherson is the detective assigned to the Laura Hunt murder case in Laura, Otto Preminger's 1940's noir classic. It hit me today, as I played Yahtzee on my iPod during the train home, that Mark and I have a few things in common.

Yes, I have been known to fall in love with those I can't have, like Mark does in the movie. Sure, it's possible that I'm more comfortable gazing at a loved one's picture than I am in risking my heart in a real relationship. (Though to this point, at least, all the objects of my affection have been among the living.)

But most of all, I am hooked on games. They keep me calm, just as the handheld baseball game Mark plays with as he questions murder suspects kept him calm. Of course, we've come a long way since those handheld games. I've got Pogo on my laptop and a couple EA games on my iPod. My favorite games are Yahtzee, solitare and blackjack.

Tuesday Tunes #23

The weather's heating up so lets do a little "hot" related word association. Songs/Bands/Artists/Albums you think of when you see these words.

Steamy --
"I'm on Fire" by Bruce Springsteen. Oooh, that song completely captures lust and yearning for me. Sooo steamy.

Heat -- "Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas.

Hot -- "Rocky Racoon" by The Beatles. Daniel was hot, he drew fast and shot, and Rocky collapsed in the corner.

Summer --
"Hot Fun in the Summertime" by Sly and the Family Stone

Dry --
"Soon It's Gonna Rain" by Barbra Streisand. Smell how the velvet rain is falling, out where the fields are warm and dry.

Desert --
"Band on the Run by Paul McCartney & Wings. The night was falling as the desert world began to settle down. In the town they're searching for us everywhere but we never will be found.

Beach --
"New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel. Take a holiday from the neighborbood. Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood.

-- "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen. In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream ...

To play along yourself, or to see how others answered, click here.