Thursday, August 13, 2009

How about you?


I watched the Irish comedy "How About You" on DVD the other day and was enchanted. Nothing earth-shaking, gut-wrenching or ground-breaking, just eccentric characters with a touch of normal-life suspense. Would the old-folks home be closed? Could people change and make their world a better place or were they destined to remain bitter and cranky? (Heads-up for folks with kids, there is pot-smoking.)
The movie title and theme comes from the catchy song written by Ralph Freed and Burton Lane for "Babes on Broadway," starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. I'm sure you all have heard the memorable lines, "I like New York in June, how about you? I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?"
So let's have some getting-to-know-you fun and write our own lines. Here are some from me:
I like suspenseful tales, how about you? I like a tall ship's sails, how about you?..I like shooting stars at night and a vampire's flight; I like the smell of trees and honey of bees; October skies and pecan pies; marks in the sand and a roadhouse band---how about you?

12 comments:

Corey Schwartz said...

I like my blogging friends, how about you? I like happy ends, how about you? :)

PJ Hoover said...

I like coffee after my shower, how about you?
I like feeling the power, how about you?

Stephanie Faris said...

I've never even heard of that movie. I'll look into it.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Corey: Yes, I love blogging friends and happy ends. :D

PJ: Gotta have coffee and power, oh yes.

Stephanie: It's one of those "little" films with one of Corey's happy ends.

Suzanne said...

okay Tricia, you ready? I know that whole song by heart. Every beat.

I like a winter sea, how bout you?
I like coffee more than tea, how bout you?
I like my husbands hand, when I'm feeling blue....
I like a scary ride
crazy I'm bonafied

How about you?

Yat-Yee said...

Love the song. Love the comments. No juice to come up with anything.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Suzanne!!!! yes, I can hear your lyrics perfectly. I love them. In fact, that song's been quite stuck in my head all day.

Yat-Yee: Thanks. It was fun.

storyqueen said...

I like birthday cakes, how bout you? (but)
I don't like belly aches, how bout you?

Yeah, I know, I went for the cheap, easy rhyme...it's still early!

Fun idea!

Shelley

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Shelley: I love that!

MG Higgins said...

I was totally focused on this yesterday and got rudely interrupted (dinner, I think). I'd only gotten as far as...

I like my reading chair, how about you?

And I couldn't think of a second line. Maybe...

braiding my hair?
truth or dare?
petting a bear?
setting a snare?
my mother's flatware?
flannel nightwear?

(OK, I had a little help with a rhyming dictionary.)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Melissa: Isn't it fun? The song keeps going through my head and I don't mind at all--I love it. Such a good feeling to it.

Sarah said...

I hadn't heard of this movie either. I'll have to look out for it!