Showing posts with label Standing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Standing. Show all posts

Saturday, 22 December 2018

The Enkidu Principle : Stand Up, Young Man








Forget it, man.
What do you mean, forget it?


Stop beating it into the ground.
You ain't doing nobody no good.


Okay, new-meat. You get some sleep.
And save your strength, 'cause you're going to need it.
Tomorrow.


Why don't you just stay down, Luke?
He's just going to knock you down again, buddy.
It's not your fault. He's just too big.
Let him hit you in the nose and get some blood flowing.
Maybe the bosses'll stop it before he kills you.


I don't want to frighten him.


Stay down, Luke.


Stay down, Luke. He's gonna kill you.
Stay down!


Somebody ought to stop this thing.
Stay down.
You're beat!


You're going to have to kill me.




All right, pass right. Here we go.
King gets a three, queen deuce, seven pair of savannah's right here.
Deuce gets a four. No hell. Three gets a big ace.


I call.
Kick a buck.
A dollar?
One time.
All right, I'll call.
Hell, if I catch, I'm gonna burn you out. I call.
King, three, he got a four.
Queen, deuce gets a five.
Pair of seven gets a john.
And the big ace gets...slop in the face.
Okay, you still do the talking.

Cuter again.

I call.

Kick a buck.


What you got?


Pair of sevens.
I can see that, mother-head.
What have you got in the hole?
He ain't got nothing showing.
Raze his head off.
He's been betting...

All right, why don't you call him.
You've got to see it, Gambler.
I can't. I can't catch a damn thing...
I'm snake-bit. I fold.
King, four, three. You got a nine.
You got a nine. Nothing visible.
Pair of sevens and a jack gets a six.
Savannahs, you still a better, man.
Kick a buck.
Kick him back a buck!
I'll see your buck and back a buck.
Kick a buck.
Damn!
Don't look at me, mother-head.
What're you going to do, play like
a coconut? You got to call him.
I know he's got a pair of kings.
You don't have to stuff'em up my nose.
Well, you still got to call him, anyway.
The man's got kings. Get your tail out.
You wanna see him? Right there.
Nothing. Handful of nothing.
You stupid mullet-head,
he beat you with nothing.
Just like today when he kept
coming back at me. With nothing.
Sometimes nothing
can be a real cool hand.
Move over.
I'm going to sit in here
next to my boy.
Cool Hand Luke.

The Antidote is TRUTH and RESPONSIBILITY - STAND UP


Jordan Peterson - Why Young Men are Hungry for Responsibility


What is really weird if for me as I get older and feel myself growing wiser, is that if you go through Life and you are Paying Attention ( and I am), and you start to pay attention to the canonical miracles of Jesus, you actually start to begin to realise how he actually did  some of them -

And then, that 
You Can Do Them Too --


If you are amongst Good Friends and in Good Company, having a Good Time, then water does turn into Wine --

That is actually one reason why people do develop drink problems, when they use it as a Social Lubricant -
 
Does anybody remember that one guy who someone was dating on 'Friends'..?

Do you recall ever hearing the parable of 'Fun Bobby' ...?'


The Miracles and Healings of Jesus,
The Miraculous Healings of Paul, The Emissary,
Including all of the exorcisms,

Many, if not most of them simply involve Jesus/Paul/YOU addressing the person directly and commanding them with a Voice of Authority to

STAND UP
TALITHA KUM

And you can see this and document this throughout the book, provided you remain undogmatic about the text and the process, engage your creative imagination and remain un-precious about it.

The Fourth Gospel is the easiest one -

The Gospel according to St. John, the non-synoptic gospel, the one containing all of the theology and beautiful language quoted at funerals and such that nobody ever consciously listens to or hears.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Respectfully, No. I’m Going Where I Want to Because a Man Stands Up




 
“I’m going where I want to 
because a man stands up.”



CHARLIE
Hang on... I got a Dear John letter from Zoey. 
She's breaking up with me again. 
In email.
It's a Dear John email from my ex-girlfriend. 
This is going to be a high self-image day for me.

WILL
Why is she breaking up with you again?

CHARLIE

I make Jean-Paul uncomfortable. 
They've had a talk.

WILL

So it's really your ex-girlfriend, 
on behalf of her new boyfriend, 
who sent you a Dear John email.

They begin to walk UPSTAIRS.

CHARLIE

Yeah that makes it better.

WILL

What brought this on?

CHARLIE

Zoey's being indicted into the DAR 
and there's a reception. 
And Jean-Paul thinks it's unnatural, 
and he's the son of a Count.

WILL
Oh, who isn't?

CHARLIE
An email.

WILL
You're going to take this lying down?

CHARLIE

No, I'll be standing up most of the time.

WILL
I'm serious.

CHARLIE
What other way is there for me to take it?

WILL
Belligerently.

CHARLIE
Belligerently?

WILL
I'd say 'No.'
I'd do it respectfully.

CHARLIE

You'd say no?

WILL

Respectfully.

CHARLIE

What would that sound like?

WILL
' Zoey, you say Jean-Paul is uncomfortable with our relationship 
and he'd rather I not be around, 
and I respectfully say "No.". '

CHARLIE
Can I ask you something?

WILL
Sure.

CHARLIE
Do you have a girlfriend right now?

WILL
No.

CHARLIE
When was the last time you had one?

WILL
About 9 months ago.

CHARLIE
How long did it last?

WILL
A couple of days.

CHARLIE
Okay.

WILL
In my own defense, 
she was psycho.

CHARLIE
So why are you giving me relationship help?

WILL
Because I'm the only one in this conversation 
who didn't get a Dear John email 
from his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend.

CHARLIE
God, that's really true isn't it?





CUT TO: EXT. THE WHITE HOUSE - NIGHT
Charlie is waiting outside as a car pulls up. Zoey steps out.


CHARLIE
Look at that DAR dress you're wearing. 
Man, that's fantastic. 
You could churn butter in that thing.

ZOEY
Were you skulking in the shadows?

CHARLIE
I was.

ZOEY
Was Jean-Paul not able to meet me?

CHARLIE
He's meeting you right now. 
He's waiting at the Ellipse.

ZOEY
I don't ever use the Ellipse.

CHARLIE
Oh, that's right. 
You know what, I forgot.

ZOEY
Look...

CHARLIE
You sent me an email?

ZOEY
What was I supposed to do?

CHARLIE
Not send me an email.

ZOEY
He is very jealous of you. 
He is, and I'd like to try to make this work. 
So if you don't mind.

CHARLIE
Oh, but I do mind.

ZOEY
Well, I don't think that matters.

CHARLIE
I think it does.


ZOEY
Are you going to do what I asked in the email?

CHARLIE
No.

ZOEY
You just refuse?

CHARLIE
I do. 
I refuse respectfully.

ZOEY
You can't refuse 
and be respectful at the same time.

CHARLIE
Watch me. 
Ask again.

ZOEY
Stop pursuing me.

CHARLIE
Respectfully, no.

ZOEY
Why?

CHARLIE
'Cause I'm in love with you and that's the way it goes.


ZOEY
[smiles
I have to go inside for dinner.

CHARLIE
How long do you think before Jean Paul figures out your there?

ZOEY
Oh, shut up.

===============


LEO
You want to see me orchestrate this right now? 

You want to see me mobilize these people? 

These people who would walk into fire if you told them to. 
These people who showed up to lead
These people who showed up to fight.

[points at Charlie]

That guy gets death threats because he’s black and he dates your daughter. 

He was warned: “Do not show up to this place. You’re life will be in danger.” 

He said, “To hell with that, I’m going anyway.” 

You said, “No.” 

Prudent, or not prudent, this 21 year old for 600 dollars a week says,
 
“I’m going where I want to because a man stands up.”

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Who Wants to Live Forever?





BARTLET
I really did wake up energized this morning.

LEO
I know.

BARTLET
I never go to bed that way.

LEO
I know.

BARTLET
Just once, in this job, I’d like to end a day feeling as good as I did when the day started. 
[pause] 
Are you bothered by this?

LEO
The memo?

BARTLET
Yeah.

LEO
Yes.

BARTLET
We’ve heard it all before, Leo. You drive me to political safe ground. It’s not true.

LEO
I know it’s not true.

BARTLET
Good. [heads for his desk]

LEO
You drive me there.

BARTLET
[turns] What the hell did you say?

LEO
And you know it too.

BARTLET
Leo?

LEO
We’re stuck in neutral because that’s where you tell me to stay.

BARTLET
You’re wrong.

LEO
No. I’m not, sir.

BARTLET
You want to do this now?

LEO
Sir?

BARTLET
You came to my house, Leo.

LEO
Mr. President?

BARTLET
You came to my house, and you said, “Jed, let’s run for President.” 

I said, “Why?” 

And you said, “So that you can open your mouth and say what you think!” 

Where’d that  part go, Leo?

LEO
You tell me, Mr. President. I don’t see a shortage of cameras or microphones around  here. 

What the hell were you waiting for?

BARTLET
Look...

LEO
Everything you do...

BARTLET
This morning-

LEO
Everything you do says: 
“For God’s sakes, Leo. I don’t want to be a one-term President.”

BARTLET
Did I not say put our guys on the F.E.C.?

LEO
No sir. You did not do that.

BARTLET
Leo!

LEO
You said -- No! 

You said, "Let’s dangle our feet in the water of whatever the hell it is we dangle our feet in, when we want to make it look like we’re trying without pissing  too many people off!"

BARTLET
You’re writing a fascinating version of history, my friend.

LEO
Oh, take a look at Mandy’s memo, Mr. President, and you’ll read a fascinating version of it.

BARTLET
You brought me in on teachers. 
You brought me in on capital gains. 
You brought me in on China. 
And you brought me in on guns.

LEO
Brought you in from where? 
You’ve never been out there on guns.
You’ve never been out there on teachers. 

You dangle your feet, and I’m the hall monitor around here.
It’s my job to make sure nobody runs too fast or goes off too far.


I tell Josh to go to the Hill  on campaign finance, he knows nothing’s gonna come out of it.

BARTLET
That’s crap.

LEO
Sam can’t get real on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell because you’re not gonna be there, and every guy sitting across the room from him knows that.

BARTLET
Leo, if I ever told you to get aggressive about campaign finance or gays in the military, you would tell me, “Don’t run too fast or go to far.”

LEO
If you ever told me to get aggressive about anything, I’d say I serve at the pleasure of the President. 

[pause]

But we’ll never know, sir, because I don’t think you’re ever gonna say it.

BARTLET
I have said it, and nothing’s every happened!

LEO
You want to see me orchestrate this right now? 

You want to see me mobilize these people? 

These people who would walk into fire if you told them to. 
These people who showed up to lead
These people who showed up to fight.

[points at Charlie]

That guy gets death threats because he’s black and he dates your daughter. 

He was warned: “Do not show up to this place. You’re life will be in danger.” 

He said, “To hell with that, I’m going anyway.” 

You said, “No.” 

Prudent, or not prudent, this 21 year old for 600 dollars a week says,
 
“I’m going where I want to because a man stands up.”

[pause]

Everyone’s waiting for you. I don’t know how much longer.

BARTLET
I don’t want to feel like this anymore.

LEO
You don’t have to.

BARTLET
I don’t want to go to sleep like this.

LEO
You don’t have to.

BARTLET
I want to speak.

LEO
Say it out loud. Say it to me.

BARTLET
This is more important than reelection. I want to speak now.

LEO
Say it again.

BARTLET
This is more important than reelection. I want to speak now.

LEO
Now we’re in business!

Leo goes to the table and picks up a pen and writes on a pad.

BARTLET
What’s happening?

LEO
We got our asses kicked in the first quarter, and it’s time we move up the mat. 

BARTLET
Yes!

LEO
Say it.

BARTLET
This is more important than reelection. 
I want to speak now.

LEO
[while writing] I’m gonna talk to the staff. I’m gonna take them off the leash.

BARTLET
You have a strategy for all this?

LEO
I have the beginnings of one.

BARTLET
What is it?

LEO
I’m gonna try that out for a little while.

Leo puts the pad on the desk in front of the President. It reads, “LET BARTLET BE BARTLET.” 
The President looks at it and back to Leo as his chief of staff goes back into--
LEO’S OFFICE. The staff are still inside. Leo takes off his jacket and leans on his desk.

LEO
Listen up. Our ground game isn’t working. If we want to walk into walls, I’d want us running into them full speed.

JOSH
What are you saying?

LEO
Well, you can start by telling the Hill the President has named his nominees for the F.E.C.

Josh looks surprised.

LEO
And we’re gonna lose some of these battles, and we might even lose the White House, but we’re not gonna be threatened by issues. 

We’re gonna put them front and center. 

We’re gonna raise the level of public debate in this country, and let that be our legacy.

[turns to Josh

That sound all right to you, Josh?

JOSH
I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.

LEO
[to C.J.] Yeah?

C.J.
I serve at the pleasure of the President.

Leo turns to Sam.

SAM
I serve at the pleasure of President Bartlet.

LEO
Toby?

TOBY
I serve at the pleasure of the President.

Everyone turns their frowns into big smiles.

LEO
Good.

Leo turns to his desk and gets a clipboard. He turns back to his staff.

LEO
Then let’s get in the game!

Toby, Sam, Josh and C.J. exit. Leo walks to a table to get a pen. He looks at the open  door to the Oval Office. He sees Bartlet, who has been standing there watching. 

Bartlet nods at him. Leo smiles back before Bartlet walks back to his desk.

DISSOLVE TO: END TITLES.
FADE TO BLACK.
THE END

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Standing



You are so strong. 

You're amazing. 

Your mind has rebelled against The Programming. 

It's built a wall around itself. 
A castle made of You, and you are standing on the battlements, saying 

"No."

"No, not Me."





Lo, there do I see My Father. 
Lo, there do I see My Mother, 
and My Sisters, 
and My Brothers.

Lo, there do I see The Line of My People
Back to The Beginning.

Lo, they do call to Me.

They bid me take My Place among Them.
In the halls of Valhalla -
Where the brave may live


Forever.

Verily, as we had killed the mother of the wendol, who was their leader, so we had lost Buliwyf, who was our own leader, and there was no cheerfulness while we waited and heard the thunder approach.

Then I heard a commotion behind me, and upon my turning, I saw this : Buliwyf, pale as the mists itself, garbed in white and bound in his wounds, stood erect upon the land of the kingdom of Rothgar. And on his shoulders sat two black ravens, one to each side; and at this sight, the Northmen screamed of his coming, and raised their weapons into the air and howled for the battle.

Now Buliwyf never spoke, nor did he look to one side or another; nor did he give sign of recognition to any man; but he walked with measured pace forward, beyond the line of the fortifications, and there he awaited the onslaught of the wendol. The ravens flew off, and he gripped his sword Rundig and met the attack.