Blogger Breakfast Soon!

 A quick prefatory note:  I’d like, especially now that the movie “Invictus” has been playing in local cinemas for a while, to have more comments about W.E. Henley’s poem in relation to Nelson Mandela’s long exile and imprisonment as shown in the film.  All, of course, are welcome, though unsavory and untoward comments are implicitly verboten.  What Gene Smith mentions in his comments on my previous blog posting needs more attention!

Good for Tammy S. for prodding me to suggest that we breakfast fanciers get together (whoever wants and for however long and with whatever menu:  some only choose liquids) this coming Friday (the 18th) for another boasting, basting and basking.  So stay tuned for more specifics nlt Wednesday.



14 Responses to “Blogger Breakfast Soon!”

  1. Tammy Stephens Says:

    I’ll be there, lol. 8)

  2. Ann Marie Demers Says:

    Hi Everybody,
    First, let me introduce myself to all here:
    I’m a new transplant to Fayetteville (from the Boston area) and recently discovered Dr. Rundus’ blog. I LOVE IT !! English, reading and writing have always been my favorite subjects, since grammar school –which was a LONG time ago ! 🙂
    More about me as time goes on — and I’m hoping to meet some of you at one of the Blogger Breakfasts soon ! — but since the good Dr. has requested more comments on the new movie “Invictus”, I thought I would throw in my own two cents, for whatever it’s worth.
    So here goes………..
    I first went to Wiki to read about Mandela, since I’ll confess that I didn’t know much about him except for his imprisonment and his election as President of South Africa, but not much about the events that brought him there. I then went directly to the movie website, and found this in the production notes:
    “In the film, Mandela calls upon Pienaar to lead his team to greatness, citing a poem that was a source of inspiration and strength to him during his years in prison. It is later revealed that the poem is “Invictus,” by William Ernest Henley. The title is translated to mean “unconquered,” which, Eastwood says, “doesn’t represent any one character element of the story. It takes on a broader meaning over the course of the
    After I did the copy and paste, I noticed two errors in this paragraph — if I remember my punctuation rules correctly, and forgive if I’m wrong, but shouldn’t the quotation marks around the movie title and it’s definition (particularly the close quote) be inside the commas ??

  3. Tammy Stephens Says:

    Ann Marie Demers,
    Welcome to the blogging world.

  4. Raymond Rundus Says:

    Thanks to both Tammy and Ann Marie for the communications.

    You asked, AMD, about the position of punctuation marks (such as periods. commas, question marks, and so on relative to quotation marks.

    The easiest general rule to remember is roughly this: if the quoted material is a word or a phrase which ends before the pause for a comma, or if the quoted matter ends when a sentence does, the comma and the period are usually placed inside the end quote mark, such as “this.” Semi-colons, colons, question marks, and exclamation points, are a more complex matter, in which case it would be better to consult a style manual.

    And your use of “it’s” instead of “its” in your last sentence is probably the most common error in punctuation in the English language, as least so far as the apostrophe goes. . . . You probably would much enjoy reading, if you have not, Lynne Truss’s best-seller of several years ago, “Eats, Shoots, and Leaves.” Truss is a stalwart stickler somewhat like that curmudgeon Andy Rooney.

    Best wishes. A note will be sent tomorrow about the Blogger Breakfast.


  5. fayettenam hoe Says:

    Dear Rufus , in the little life left you have amongst us; please forget about your mortality rate and let your brain run free, most of us don’t carry dictionaries around or a theoerous books, we love our language pure and simple, all those 90 dollar words just gey lost translation, we will never live up to your expectations, just let it FLOW, don’t let the inglish language be your curse, hahahahahahahahahahahahhah, we want to be free from chains

  6. fayettenam hoe Says:

    dear; Rundus; Rufus, i like that name better; Rufus, let it flow,

  7. Raymond Rundus Says:

    Enjoyed reading the recent replies to my posting about the “Blogger Breakfast” at the Hamont Grill last Friday morning.

    The seven who turned out enjoyed, IMHO, a very good breakfast, plenty of beverages, and a lot of conversation that covered a fair variety of topics.

    Hope you are not feeling too harried as the last days go so quickly before the “Big Guy in the Red Suit” makes his annual journey and we take some time to reflect upon the transcendent value that was left to us by the Son of both Man and God: “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” And also, please, return that shovel you borrowed six months ago.


  8. fayettenam hoe Says:

    dear raymond, don’t let fayettnam kill you spirit, and please don’t forget about the ghosts of haymount hill

  9. fayettenam hoe Says:

    the blood is right under your feet

  10. fayettenam hoe Says:

    haymount grill food has allways been leftovers, i should know i sifted through their garbage for twenty years, and it allways was rank, even before the cigarette butts

  11. fayettenam hoe Says:

    i remember, when haymount was diverse, and now you fools feel clean, you thought that plate was sanitized, hahahahahahahahahahaahah

  12. fayettenam hoe Says:

    a word to the unwise, even the water you drink is tainted

  13. CC Says:

    Is there a GRINCH amongst us? LOL. I guess some folk will do anything for attention. MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!

  14. casino Says:

    Damn, that sound’s so easy if you think about it.

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