Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Alfred Says Good Evening / Alfred Dice Buenas Tardes

In a recent online crossword, I discovered that I was the theme (sort of): "Rich with Rich Mitch." (Although, I don't really understand the title, which I think should simply be "Rich with Mitch.")

I especially liked 17 Across.


Recientemente, en un crucigrama on-line, descubrí que yo era la tema: "Rico con Mitch Rico." (Aunque, realmente no entiendo el título, que creo que debería ser simplemente "Rico with Mitch").

Me gustó especialmente 17 Horizontal. 

La pista significa: "El director favorito de Mitch Rico". El verdadero nombre del director es "Alfred Hitchcock" pero la respuesta aquí es "Alfred Mitchcock."




24 comments:

  1. Alfred Mitchcock!!! HA!! On a side not, I could listen to Alfred Hitchcock talk all day.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      Alfred should have been so lucky (to have Mitch... well... you know what I mean). I could listen to him, too!

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  2. He was certainly one of a kind, even though his movies seem tame by today's standards.

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    1. Stephen:
      I don't think any film terrified me as much as The Birds, and for many years. I wonder what my reaction would be if I saw it for the first time now. (I won't watch it again.)

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  3. At least you didn't end up in an irrigation mitch!

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    1. Debra:
      A long, long time ago (American Pie?)... Oh... I had friends who had a daughter. Coincidentally, her name was Debra! (Your mother's name isn't Janet, is it?!?) When Debra was about 2, she called me Ditch. That then evolved briefly to Bitch! Bemitched, bothered, and bewildered am I.

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    2. Ha ha! My brother's name is Mitchel and at school the other kids always called him "Mitch the Bitch." That's when my Mom learned to never again give a kid a name that rhymed with anything insulting.

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    3. Debra:
      Do you remember the Shirley Ellis song "The Name Game"? I was MITCH MITCH BO BITCH and my brother was CHUCK CHUCK BO BUCK BANANA FANA FO ... etc.

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  4. "da boids" (said in my best NYC accent) is damn scary, as is "psycho" and "vertigo".

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    1. anne marie:
      I have never been so terrified by a film as I was by The Birds.

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  5. Go for it Mitch and watch The Birds again......it is so well done and yes I nearly s*^t my pants at the cinema when I saw it.
    Ah, scary yes!
    Alfred Hitchcock's method can't be duplicated, thank God.
    Now how dis you manage to get a crossword puzzle dedicated to you?

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    1. Ron:
      No way will I watch The Birds again. I had nightmares for years. I wonder who that puzzle was really meant for.

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  6. At least it wasn't used like ... "Oh my god, you're such a Mitch!"

    "Mitch, please."

    I'll stop.

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  7. No glitch in this post!!
    Well done, Mitch!

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    1. Jim:
      So proud to pull it off without a hitch... I mean a mitch... I mean a hitch!

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  8. The wind began to switch, the house to pitch, and suddenly the hinges started to unhitch. Just then, the witch, to satisfy an itch, went riding on her broomstick, thumbing for a hitch. And, oh, what happened then was Mitch!

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      And once again the song is reeling around in my head! But I love your ending.

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  9. We had a family vacation near where The Birds was filmed and of course had to watch the film. I had never seen it before and thought it was pretty lame. Of course the copious amounts of wine we were consuming may have had something to do with our gales of laughter during the scary parts.

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    1. Wilma:
      How long after the movie was made was that? Maybe I wouldn't have been so traumatized years later. Or maybe I should have just gotten drunk.

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    2. Wilma: I saw it when I was 9 years old!!! I should have waited!

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  10. That very well known caricature that he stepped into each episode was drawn by Hitchcock himself. And if you really want terrifying watch the rape scene from Frenzy. Again, as with all his films, it is the implied never the explicit that generates a sense of horror that is heart stopping.

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    1. Willym:
      I had no idea Hitchcock himself created that drawing. Wow!

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