Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Orson Welles












His talent was huge, like his size,
His motto was ‘no compromise’.
But though he was fearsome,
And awesome and fulsome,
He never learnt how to tie ties!

 Prompt from Tess's movie collection.

12 comments:

  1. haha...so he could fight, just not in style...smiles...some of those knots can be tricky...i had to learn several way back in the day when i sold mens clothing...

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  2. There's a way of tying that can determine a man's occupation. Is it true? I've only been told of an American (double loop making shorter and bigger knots) and the British way (single loop, longer, smaller and slanting knot)I suppose as long as it's comfy, I'm ok either way!

    Hank

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    1. Want a job teaching tie knotting? I learnt one knot from a mate at school and that was the one I always use. Don't wear ties much now, thank goodness!

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  3. hah! he was getting ready to "tie one on" groan..... great limerick Stafford!

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  4. Hahaha. Brilliant. You've still got it!

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  5. I'm losing it ~~ I sang this to the tune of Popeye The Sailor Man! Works perfectly.

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  6. Ha! Helen has it perfectly. I tried it (silently). I believe this photo is from his movie "Touch of Evil."

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    1. Thanks you two, I never realised the 'Popeye' song was a limerick! Now I will sing all future compositions to 'road test' them!

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  7. Very funny, and well spotted with the tie (which WAS well-spotted)! I couldn’t see you in the Linky List, but that could just be me.

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  8. Who would have thought, the knock shop. But it is as easy to fall in love there as anywhere else, love truly knows no bounds !

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