Posts Tagged ‘General Hospital’
Felix van Groeningen’s film Belgica is fueled by a soundtrack featuring 16 very different bands, from electronica…
And from rock…
… and a dozen more. Or so, at first glance, it seems. In fact, all sixteen bands are the fabricated products of a single protean group– Soulwax.
As we decide that it’s time for a change, we might recall that it was on this date in 1981 that Australian actor and musician Rick Springfield released his first #1 hit, “Jesse’s Girl.” He followed with four more top 10 US hits, “I’ve Done Everything for You”, “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “Affair of the Heart” and “Love Somebody,” and with two US top 10 albums, Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet (1982)– all while starring as surgeon-playboy Noah Drake in television’s longest-running soap opera, General Hospital.
Cicero addressing the Roman Senate, using lots of Latin phrases (source)
Was there ever an occasion to make an impression, or a confrontation– or that matter, a conversation– that wasn’t tastier when spiced with a few well-chosen Latin phrases?
Now, thanks to The Phil Brodie Band, a Sheffield (UK)-based blues outfit, that crucial bon mot is nearer to hand. Drawing on the work of Henry Beard, PBB has fielded “Handy Latin Phrases“– and indeed they are handy. Consider, for example:
Bulla Crustulum- Stud-muffin (literally, manly pastry)
Mendax mendax tuum braccare flagare- Liar, liar, pants on fire (PBB notes, ” the spelling might be wonky”)
Fac ut cubiculum- Get a room!
Aspice quod felix attracsit- Look what the cat dragged in.
And (in “honor” of the California Supreme Court’s recent upholding of Proposition Hate… er, Eight):
Fructus Sum!- I am a fruit!
Many more here.
As we get in touch with our inner Oscar Wilde, we might recall that it was on this date in 1974 that the first Daytime Emmy Awards were bestowed in a stand-alone ceremony (Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and Search for Tomorrow did well; but The Doctors ruled!)…