q17

Jan. 12th, 2017 08:56 am
dubdobdee: (hobbs)
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q17:
i: How is life if you just smile?
ii: What was charmed with smiles and soap?
iii: What subterranean objects displayed a lipless grin?
iv: If every fascist has a communist smile, what does every communist have?
v: Who faced the firing squad with that faint fleeting smile playing about his lips?
vi: Who compared the spontaneity of Molotov’s smile to that of a mechanical feline?
vii: Who received a smile from the blonde which he could feel in his hip pocket?
viii: What two adjectives have been applied to the grin of Esox Lucius?
ix: Who, in futile pursuit, grinned like a rodent trap?
x: How often do squat citizens smile?

COMPLETED:
i: Chaplin's song "SMILE" (also sung by NAT KING COLE) (googled by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
ii: The SNARK in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (known by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee
iii: "BREASTLESS CREATURES under ground/Leaned backward with a lipless grin", from Eliot's 'The Wasteland' (recognised by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee, google-confirmed [livejournal.com profile] marnameow)
iv:
v: This is from the last paragraph of Thurber's "The Secret Life of WALTER MITTY" (known by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
vi:
vii:
viii:
ix:
x: "For Cambridge people RARELY smile/Being urban, squat, and packed with guile", from Rupert Brooke's The Old Vicarage, Grantchester (known by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)

Date: 2017-01-12 08:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
ii: the SNARK
iii: "lay back and with a lipless grin" -- they are skeletons in graveyards i think but i forget where the quote is from
v: WALTER MITTY THE UNDEFEATED ("puppy biscuit!"
x: "the locals in cambridge NEVER SMILE, being urban squat and full of guile" (this is the reference, but i may have misquoted)

Date: 2017-01-12 10:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
ii

Webster was much possessed by death
And saw the skull beneath the skin;
And breastless creatures under ground
Leaned backward with a lipless grin.

Daffodil bulbs instead of balls
Stared from the sockets of the eyes!
He knew that thought clings round dead limbs
Tightening its lusts and luxuries.

Whispers of Immortality, TS. Such deathy death!

Date: 2017-01-12 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marnameow.livejournal.com
Eh that anon comment was me!

Date: 2017-01-12 09:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] braisedbywolves.livejournal.com
vii is def. some Chandler - I read it in a "best lines" page a few days ago after the bishop/plate glass window answer.

Date: 2017-01-12 10:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marnameow.livejournal.com
IV Facist frown, but I have no idea at all where my brain dredged that up from.

Date: 2017-01-12 10:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marnameow.livejournal.com
I. Is this from Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life??

Date: 2017-01-12 10:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
No, that went "Life's a piece of shit, when you look at it…"

But this is def a song lyric - something from early 20th century I think

Date: 2017-01-12 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
w/out searching my first guess is the lyric is from "Put on a Happy Face."

Date: 2017-01-12 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
I thought of pack up your troubles, but that's no help

Date: 2017-01-12 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
(as sung by CHARLIE CHAPLIN and NAT KING COLE):

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
YOU'LL FIND THAT LIFE IS STILL WORTHWHILE
IF YOU JUST SMILE

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

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