Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #567

Teresa, left, not fully understanding boundaries when it comes to waking people from an otherwise peaceful nap: “I gotta know right now. Do you love me? Will you love me forever? Do you need me? Will you never leave me? Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you take me away, will you make your wife?”

Dana, right, fully understanding that perhaps he hadn’t made the best choices when selecting a lover: “I guess this means we’re having meatloaf for dinner again.” 

Note 1: This is Exhibit #29 in Bonnywood’s March Madness. Details found here.

Note 2: Yes, I realize that perhaps it’s too soon to be making light of Meatloaf at this point. But to be fair, I first scribbled this four years ago, so that gives me a slight layer of protection against my possible inconsideration. Hell, if that wretched Marjorie Taylor Green hag can get away with blaspheming everything she touches, I should be allowed to cross the line here and there.

Holy cow, I just realized the madness of the above equivalency. I’m nothing as dangerous to society as Marjorie, nor will I ever be. Hot patootie, bless my soul….

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    • Thank you kindly. We had a bit of a falling out in the 1990s, when I innocently asked him if he ever met a power ballad that he couldn’t overdramatize, so I wasn’t sure where we stood, socially… 😉

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  1. Hahaha, the man looks sick, injured, and dazed, but the woman continue to plague him nonstop. I think this is a man’s point of view–a typical black and white movie theme. However a woman’s view will be very different.

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    • Well, I wasn’t trying to make this a gender viewpoint kind of thing, but I can see how you got there. I was really just trying to create an odd musical trivia reference, which is one of my loves as a writer… 😉


    • When have I ever not, the writer asks, with tongue in cheek. (Except for Sunday Bible School as a timid youth. I knew whatever I did would get back to my Granny, and she don’t play.) 😉


  2. Teresa? This looks far more like Kathy Bates the Younger, already practicing for her future role in that toe-tapping ankle jiggling fun fest of a movie ‘Misery.’ As an actor Dana don’t have the chops James Caan had though. Ah well, I guess when you are a Method Actress you can take the old ‘break a leg!’ advice a bit too seriously, because, man, can Kathy ever nurse a grudge.
    And don’t worry about the sensitivities of the Loaf. In the Rocky HPS you know he/Eddie brought a bright fresh slice of reality to the table, so let’s not quibble over questionable tastes.

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    • “Misery” was SUCH a dark movie, even more so (in my opinion) than the novel. At least in Stephen King’s typically phonebook-sized tome, we got some understanding into how the Bates character went so far wrong, but much of that is missing from the film. Still and all, Madame Bates skillfully navigated the goings-on in an admirable way. But the BEST actress for that year? Hmm. Personally, I would have gone with Angelica Huston or Joanne Woodward, but that’s just me.

      Still and all, thanks for noting the RHPS reference, as that was the very inspiration for Dana’s single line in this brief mess… 😉

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  3. Another great film (THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES) blasphemed! Keep up the bad good work (or good bad work….whatever).

    P.S. Teresa Wright was a very under-appreciated actress, IMO.The film’s director, Wm. Wyler, called her the most promising actress he had directed, but she never won an Oscar (though nominated twice for best supporting actress and once for best actress).

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    • Well, you know how it rolls at Bonnywood. Nothing is particularly sacred.

      And I also know that you know I would never question a kindred soul, but are you SURE that Teresa never won an Oscar? Asking for a friend, of course… 😉


      • Your “friend” is right — she won Best Supporting Actress for her role in MRS. MINIVER (Oscar winner for Best Picture), which was also directed by Wm. Wyler. I don’t know how I missed that, but in my defense, this is the first time in my life I was ever wrong.

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        • Oh, I completely believe that this situation was the first time you have ever been wrong. I was stunned when I noted your “never won” comment, and my world shifted on its axis. But I quickly recovered and hopefully assumed that the Russians had somehow hijacked your website. We’ll get through this, we will. Stiff upper lip and all that! 😉

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