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Sunday, 3 August 2014

ELIZABETH TAYLOR PRACTICES LASSOING





Well, it's time for another Magpie Tale

Prompt supplied by Tess for MAG231


Elizabeth Taylor, Set "Of Giant", by Frank Worth



I've been thinking and thinking but all I can come up with this idea.  Of course if I can think of a more sensible one I shall have another go by expending significantly more brain power next time to the prompt.  With apologies to Elizabeth Taylor who I am sure would have seen the funny side of things. 


Here is Elizabeth casting her magic lasso; the definition of the verb being to single out, throw around, pull, tighten and rope up real good.



Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
Catch me a husband with each throw.
If he squeals I'll let him go.
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe!



Well, that's another one gone for a Burton, or is it a Burton  again, or a Hilton, or a Wilding, or a Todd, or a Fisher, or a Warner or a Fortensky . . . . 

(Great shame Mike Todd died in a plane crash . . . she really loved him)




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57 comments:

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    1. Stone me! So I am.

      I liked Liz Taylor in Cleopatra, it was a bit corny and OTT, but so what, life is corny anyway!

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    2. I think on this occasion you might well be the Alhpa and the Omega, the last!
      to see my terrible poem!! . . . . . lol

      I liked her in Cleopatra and obviously so did Richard Burton.

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    3. Wasn't she reputed to have said "Anthony, I want to asp you a question"?

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  2. ALOHA from Honolulu, Eddie
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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    1. Hi Cloudia . . . . Love the fish!! I know what that means . . . . 153 . . . Cast Nets To The Other Side . . . . :)

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  3. ha. cute little rhyme...and i guess it all depends on what happens when the lasso settles on whether or not i squeel...ha
    no pigs aloud, for sure...

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  4. ha. cute little rhyme...and i guess it all depends on what happens when the lasso settles on whether or not i squeel...ha
    no pigs aloud, for sure...

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  5. Ok Eddie ... I'm laughing! A good thing.

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    1. Glad I made yer laugh Helen . . . lol :)

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    1. Well not straight away anyway . . . . lol
      Thanks Magaly . . . :)

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  7. Short, but in the play: one star, other-stone. ~ Fun prompt! :)x

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    1. Thanks - only thing I could think of this week . . . lol

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  8. Heeheehee - I guess she was pretty good at it! Nice one Eddie. :o)

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    1. Quite well practiced . . . . lol
      Thanks Mary (other one!) . . . . :)

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  9. That was pretty funny. I love Elizabeth Taylor in the grand scheme of Hollywood ol' school divas. Nicely done. Made me smile.

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    1. Thanks Donetta . . . :)
      Yes she was a very lovable lady.
      Joking aside, shame about her private life not working out . . .perhaps she lassoed the wrong guys . . . . :)

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  10. Delightful Eddie, absolutely delightful. Although someone should have taken that lasso away from her at some stage, maybe the what? 8, 9 times over with Richard Burton would have remained at 1??

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    1. Yes, should have remained with Richard . . . . but he was very unfaithful to her at the slightest opportunity, which was a great shame. . .. :)

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  11. Lively and droll; well done.

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    1. Thanks Berowne . . . . . enjoyed doing this one - not much to do really! . . . :)

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  12. Hi Eddie - great take ... fun - but the image is amazing ... she exudes sex appeal ... while she's caught herself in the shadow of the lasso ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary . . . . actually she wasn't my favorite . . . I preferred Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren . . . :)
      But I can see her undoubted beauty in films like Cleopatra. Strange though that beauty does not always guarantee fatal attraction.
      Cheers ~ Eddie

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  13. Well..... she could well have said that!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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  14. Hi Eddie...
    Now...even I could have written that!
    Hahaha!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)
    Ps....hope you had a great weekend...

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    1. Yes I do believe you could . . . . lol
      I really could not resist it but I felt a bit naughty . . . and it was all I could think of to write.
      Glad you had a great weekend at the cottage . . mine was ok too.
      Cheers! . . . Eddie

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  15. Oh Eddie..this was pure genius...I loved, loved, loved it!

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    1. Thanks Katherine . . . . loved yours as well . . . very funny! :)

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  16. And no one ever really caught La Taylor , did tney ...good one Eddie

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    1. No . . .she caught them!! . . . lol
      Thanks Kutamun :)

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  17. I think she would laugh at this...and sparkle.

    I don't believe she let a diamond go but that may have been her retirement investment.

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    1. Yes, I think she would laugh and with any luck might lasso me . . . . lol .. .but I wouldn't want to be tied down . . . . rofl
      Cheers :) Eddie

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  18. Eddie, this is great! And I believe you're right; Liz would have seen the humor in it :)
    ~ Jen

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    1. Thanks Jenifer . . . . . and yes she must have had quite a sense of humour to put up with Richard Burton and all his antics and then go back for a second helping!! . . . boy what a gal . . . . . :) Eddie

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  19. I just adore this, as we've all been thinking it, but nobody mentions it! You can't get any more perfect than this- you have given away her magic secret, of selecting her hubby!

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    1. Hi Karen - so it took an ex ambulance man to find her secret . . . rofl.
      Glad you liked it and it made you laugh. Are you going to take up learning to throw a lasso ? . . . . lol
      I wonder what treats are in store for us next week!! . . . .cheers ~ Eddie :)

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  20. Apparently she was wont to ‘play with her jewels’ according to a reply to she gave to Burton when he called from another room to ask what she was doing. Perhaps she toyed with her men in the same way after selecting them so carefully; eeny meeny- Great fun!

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    1. She acquired almost as many jewels as Zsa Zas Gabor who outdid her on husbands as well . . . . nine of them and none previously married to Liz. . . . .:)

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  21. Your a hoot Eddie!! Thanks for making me chuckle this is awesome!

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    1. Thank you Carrie . . . . . and I am honoured to exercise your lovely chuckle muscle . . . . lol

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  22. I take my hat off to you for this one Eddie :-)

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    1. Thanks Pen - I don't really know what made me think of this one! . . . . must have been my magic thinking hat . . . lol
      Cheers ~ Eddie :)

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  23. Well done Eddie ..loved your witty Magpie piece.

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    1. Thanks Mary . . . .seems as though you are in complete agreement with Other Mary. Two Marys cannot be wrong . . . . rofl. Thanks for the comment - just looked up Magpie and saw you did not participate this week. If I had not thought of that little verse, neither would I . . . . . :)

      Might see you with the next prompt . . . :)

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