Sunday, December 4, 2011

Marcel The Shell

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/video/marcel-the-shell-1

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/video/marcel-the-shell-2


Listen to them in order, and carefully.  Sometimes that breathy little voice gets lost.  The second one is more poignant than the first, and lingers, for some reason. 

7 comments:

  1. I know a person, who in fact befriended me via Freecycle, sweet little person, whose voice is EXACTLY like Marcel the shell. But not quite as poignant.

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  2. It's charming, isnt it?

    I do too. She's 90, and I hear her voice in this, too.

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  3. Define Poignant!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. bittersweet, sad, look it up.

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  5. I did look it up, I found 4 different meanings, and bittersweet wasn't one of them.
    1.
    a. Profoundly moving; touching: a poignant memory. See Synonyms at moving.
    b. Physically painful: "Keen, poignant agonies seemed to shoot from his neck downward" (Ambrose Bierce).
    c. Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings: poignant anxiety.
    2. Piercing; incisive: poignant criticism.
    3.
    a. Neat, skillful, and to the point: poignant illustrations supplementing the text.
    b. Astute and pertinent; relevant: poignant suggestions.
    4. Agreeably intense or stimulating: poignant delight.
    5. Archaic
    a. Sharp or sour to the taste; piquant.
    b. Sharp or pungent to the smell.

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  6. I am impressed. I'll go with 1a, moving, touching. And yet bittersweet can be considered a kind of poignant memory, too, if you consider "I had a sister. Her name was Marissa".

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  7. Or it could be used in a sentence.
    I think my sister is poignant.. east coast dialect.. Just kidding

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