Monday, February 09, 2009

"That's life.

Whichever way you turn

fate sticks out a

foot
to trip you."

Tom Neal


from the film: Detour

tom cat - jim sullivan



30 comments:

Cassie said...

I've read your blog for a while now. Thought I should at least say hello. I find you entertaining and also thought provoking. Have a good week.

Dot-Com said...

In that case, "fate" can start keeping his feet to himself! Love the Thursday theme, by the way :-)

Candie Bracci said...

I love that!;)

subtorp77 said...

Ain't it the truth, C.M. Still working on my TT "story".

tut-tut said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed and my negative thoughts at bay.

R.L. Bourges said...

Don't know the movie, love the song and the collage too.

And hereby confirm Fate sometimes likes to greet folks with a size 15 steel-tipped boot. Just so to keep folks on their toes, I guess (don't mind me, had some unfunny news delivered over lunch.)

But I repeat: don't know the movie, love the song and the collage too.

Cheers from Graulhet to Indiana.

willow said...

Oh, man, isn't that the truth?

Merle Sneed said...

Yep, just when you think things can't get worse, they do.

C. Dylan said...

I love the collage, your site is excellent. I get a joy out of seeing the pictures especially. It's always fun to see your site. I admire your creativity.
From a java lover, Peace

Café P11 said...

i think you are a great graphic designer

Megan said...

I like the girl skipping rope especially. She can jump right over fate's pesky tripwires.

workhard said...

yeah , i agree with you, fate keeps popping up, but most of the time we just walk by..
i love reading your posts

BPO work from home

Kurt said...

I see the spammers now take the time to write an actual comment. The times they are a changin'!

Marianna said...

That is so true...it is funny I read this today.

Have you heard this "saying" about 'Zoe' (life in greek and a name many use I believe)...

'Zoe' (i.e life) is beautiful but... she is 'dating' somebody else (we say it to indicate that life can be tricky and hard to follow sometimes :-)

Take care
peace and love
xoxo

Coffee Messiah said...

cassie: Hello and Thanks for stopping by and for the compliment.

dot-com: Sometimes, the obvious isn't ; )

cb: Thanks!

subt77: I always wait until the spirit moves me, either wed or thurs morning ; )

t & t: That's always a good idea, positive thoughts anyway ; )

rlb: Thanks for the compliment ; )

willow: Part of the yin/yang ; )

merle: See above ; )

cd: You're too kind and will stop by to C what U R up to. Thanks for stopping by!

cafep11: You're too kind.....

megan: Looks that way. Guess I should have used a shoe eh? !

wh: Thanks for popping by!

kurt: One small step 4.......

marianna: I like that too, thanks for sharing it! Cheers!

Reya Mellicker said...

My teacher always said that it was the job of the Fates to trip you if you stepped off the path that was intended for you. Kind of a different perspective, eh?

NoirishCity.... said...

What is film noir anyway?
Film Noir is the flip side of the all-American success story. It's about people who realize that following the program will never get them what they crave.
So they cross the line, commit a crime and reap the consequences. Or, they're tales about seemingly innocent people tortured by paranoia and ***-kicked by Fate. Either way, they depict a world that's merciless and unforgiving.
Author Eddie Muller,"Dark City:The Lost World of Noir"


I have no idea what "Club Detour" was named after but it is not a coincidence that the post World War Two era saw a boom in film noir movies that were dark, twisted and scrumptiously entertaining. One of these films was in fact called Detour. Detour is a low budget gem of a film noir starring Tom Neal and the late great Ann Savage (who just recently passed away on Christmas Day) in which Neal's character hops a ride with a guy who mysteriously ends up dead. Logic of all unlogic, instead of going to the cops and saying "Hey, look, this guy just died. I don't know what happened," he steals his identity and picks up what has to be one of the most psychotic female characters ever in a 1940s film who knows the truth and ends up blackmailing and sucking him into a world that could only be a dream. Sound like fun? It is if you suspend disbelief of all reality that requires you to make sense of the storyline.
"From The Blog Dimwit"

DarkCityDame :-(

NoirishCity.... said...

Hi! C.M.,
What a very beautiful and unique, (collage) "graphic design."
Thanks, For sharing as usual!
DCD :-)

tony said...

When someone puts a "best foot forward".........it usual ends up with another soul tripping over it!

Squirrel said...

Is that glass filled with coffee liqueur?

Coffee Messiah said...

reya: Seems to work out that way, doesn't it, if we look closely ; )

dcd: That's a great review and appreciate your stopping by! ; )

tony: Funny how that sometimes works, eh?

squirrel: OK ; )

e said...

Loved your graphics and the comment, as usual. Fate has tripped me up several times, I think.

Still thinking about the fish thing...

Coffee Messiah said...

e: Thanks.....you never have to take the theme too literal, if you know what I mean. I'm taking liberties with this one myself ; )

Mark said...

Interesting thought, not sure I agree. I would say that we trip ourselves up, we are our own worst enemy and that the foot of fate is attached to us.

Avid Reader said...

mind over matter... maybe we want to trip up sometimes

Steve Ballmer said...

hmmmm, good brew!

N said...

once in a while, u get a chance to trip life :)

its rare but i think we all get our chances to have our say against 'fate'. faith and belief is what counts at such times.

Coffee Messiah said...

mark: Of course, but life is so unpredictable,that I have seen in my own life, that simply ending up being somewhere at the wrong time does put you in this kind of situation. Mostly though, you are right.

ar: Sometimes we just can't help ourselves I think.

sb: Hey, Thanks!

n: It's so unpredictable sometimes, isn't it?

Georg said...

Bonjour Coffee,

Very apt and to the point. Here is another one, you might like. It is from Plato.

Be kind, for everybody you meet is fighting a hard battle

Georg

Coffee Messiah said...

georg: Bonjour and yes, we indeed are, aren't we.

Cheers to you and yours!