pietro scionti



(page last touched: 9-mar-11)


An honour to a marvellous man forever in my heart and soul





...The REVELATION... 'tis the ancient truth that once was told to a few privileged human beings, who then became known as "Potens" as "Tip" and honoured as Gods, and forever will stay as it is, enlightening men and beasts...

You want to know what it is? Enter if you dare... 


VIEW MY CURE LIST HERE (concerts, mp3 files, videos, official stuff)

*not trading anymore*















Albums #4. It's kind of a duty I feel towards the site, by now:


White Lies - To lose my life... 8/9

The National - Boxer 8/9

The Killers - Sam's town 8/9

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible 8

The Killers - Day & age 8

Pearl Jam - Yield 8

Placebo - Meds 8

R.E.M. - Around the sun 7/8

We Are Scientists - Brain thrust mastery 7/8

Kings of Leon - Only by the night 7/8

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Murder ballads 7

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - No more shall we part 7

I Am Kloot - Gods and monsters 6/7

The Futureheads - This is not the world 6

The Horrors - Primary colours 6

Verdena - Requiem 5





If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be Frank Warner's Foundations of Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups.

I give a clear, detailed, and careful development of the basic facts on manifold theory and Lie Groups. I include differentiable manifolds, tensors and differentiable forms. Lie groups and homogenous spaces, integration on manifolds, and in addition provide a proof of the de Rham theorem via sheaf cohomology theory, and develop the local theory of elliptic operators culminating in a proof of the Hodge theorem. Those interested in any of the diverse areas of mathematics requiring the notion of a differentiable manifold will find me extremely useful.

Which Springer GTM would you be? The Springer GTM Test







This is a place that you all made together




I will post it just once because I don't mean to brag:





Chandler: See, when you flirt with a guy, you think, "I'm just flirting, no big deal." But the guy is thinking, "Finally! Somebody who wants to sleep with me!"
Monica: No way!
Chandler: It's true.
Monica: Well that's pathetic!
Chandler: Again, true.
Monica: And this goes for all guys?
Chandler: All guys that are awake. Then we go to sleep and all the guys from the other end of the world wake up and behave the exact same way.




I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night




You whispered Where are you? I questioned your doubt but soon realised, you were talking to God*


*This sentence was actually "drafted" for inclusion seeeeeveral months ago, but I just left it idly in my cell phone, where so many people could see it, it's almost useless to post it on this thing, what's it called now, "Inter-nat"?




Hi. I'm Pietro, but you can just call me M. Sc. Pietro (emn... Master of Science? Master's degree-d? It's really a mess to understand what are the equivalents of academic titles abroad).



I kicked some serious ass





Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep
It's such a bitter form of refuge
Well don't you know the kingdom's under siege
And everybody needs you
Is there still magic in the midnight sun
Or did you leave it back in '61?
In the cadence of a young man's eyes
Out where the dreams all hide



You set the tone, Carter.


*It actually ended on April, 2nd in the US, but it made no sense to post it back then since we had just begun the final season that week











Finite Simple Group (of order two)
A Klein Four original by Matt Salomone

The path of love is never smooth
But mine's continuous for you
You're the upper bound in the chains of my heart
You're my Axiom of Choice, you know it's true

But lately our relation's not so well-defined
And I just can't function without you
I'll prove my proposition and I'm sure you'll find
We're a finite simple group of order two

I'm losing my identity
I'm getting tensor every day
And without loss of generality
I will assume that you feel the same way

Since every time I see you, you just quotient out
The faithful image that I map into
But when we're one-to-one you'll see what I'm about
'Cause we're a finite simple group of order two

Our equivalence was stable,
A principal love bundle sitting deep inside
But then you drove a wedge between our two-forms
Now everything is so complexified

When we first met, we simply connected
My heart was open but too dense
Our system was already directed
To have a finite limit, in some sense

I'm living in the kernel of a rank-one map
From my domain, its image looks so blue,
'Cause all I see are zeroes, it's a cruel trap
But we're a finite simple group of order two

I'm not the smoothest operator in my class,
But we're a mirror pair, me and you,
So let's apply forgetful functors to the past
And be a finite simple group, a finite simple group,
Let's be a finite simple group of order two
(Oughter: "Why not three?")

I've proved my proposition now, as you can see,
So let's both be associative and free
And by corollary, this shows you and I to be
Purely inseparable. Q. E. D.








'Cause I love my mind when I'm fucking you




A promise is a comfort to a fool. So cool.......












All hail the "Macbook Wheel"




After twenty-two months, batch #3 of albums is ready to be judged. It took quite some time...


Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City 9
Editors - An End Has a Start 8
Bright Eyes - Cassadaga 8

Arcade Fire - Funeral 8

Damien Rice - 9 7/8
Damien Rice - O 7/8
Pearl Jam - Ten 7/8
Julie's Haircut - Adult Situations 7/8
Stars - Set Yourself on Fire 7/8
Deasonika - Deasonika 7
Pearl Jam - Binaural 7

Julie's Haircut - After Dark, My Sweet 6/7
Cocteau Twins - Treasure 6/7
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses 6
Deasonika - Piccoli dettagli al buio 6
Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High 6
New Order - Low-Life 5/6
New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies 5/6
My Bloody Valentine - Bloodless 5

The Associates - Sulk 5




Conegliano, July, 6th 2002: every drop of water you could think of, it's coming down on our heads.

The Cure start to play: yeahh!! Robert!!! Simon!!! I love you!!!!

A few songs, then he says: "This isn't meant to be funny"

What? What is he talking about?

Moments later, the first notes of PRAYERS FOR RAIN start to ring in the air


Great song anyway, who cares of the silly phrase?

PFR ends, and then he says:
"This ins't funny either"

And they play THE DROWNING MAN





He is just too cute



Today I can state, with no doubt whatsoever, is an historical day: after 4-5 years (but probably more since I don't remember ever changing the page), I have fixed the "choose a room" page: it finally shows the header and the links above the main image, and the link windows are where they were supposed to be. Let us rejoyce 





Floating here like this with you

Underneath the stars

Alight for 13 billion years

The view is beautiful

And ours alone tonight




(We)'re back! Don't get too excited, though, it's just for the new Cure singles. I had two choices ahead of me: either shut down the site for good or only keeping the discog section up-to-date (I hate those sites whose discography stops to 1999!). I went for the second option, I'm too selfish to jump off the new right now.

PS: Third batch of albums in process, maybe new reviews will eventually arrive

PPS: I've been to New York, wanna see pictures?

PPPS: There's a bean in da house.




I can't understand how come I did not write about last year's Scudetto in this page. Who knows... Mah!





go get'em tiger...





doctor in mathematics




After all, it there's nothing to add, why should (we) bother finding something to write? Who says (we) have to update regularly? (We) do not run a news site, just some sort of "archive"




Guess who's back! The albums review section! I initially thought it would be kinda cool to "release" it one year after the first one (ie last november) since it was almost ready back then, but as you may have guessed  I didn't have that emotional transportation to do it... (PS: 90% of this list was ready by january, but I still managed to let it "rest" offline till now!!)


Bloc Party - Silent alarm 9

Bright Eyes - I'm wide awake, it's morning 9

Editors - The back room 8/9

Sigur Rs - gtis byrjun 8/9

Sigur Rs - Takk 8/9

Sigur Rs - () 8/9

We Are Scientists - With love and squalor 8

Bright Eyes - Digital ash in a digital hum 8

Afterhours - Quello che non c' 8

Afterhours - Ballate per piccole iene 8

Afterhours - Hai paura del buio 7/8

Marlene Kuntz - Che cosa vedi 7/8

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand 7

The Veils - The runaway found 7

Travis - 12 memories 7

Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean rain 7

Franz Ferdinand - You could have it so much better... 6/7

Idlewild - 100 broken windows 6

Bright Eyes - Fevers and mirrors 6

Incubus - Morning view 6

The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy 5/6

Incubus - A crow left of the murder 5/6

Beck - Sea change 5

Marlene Kuntz - Ho ucciso paranoia 4/5




One year has passed




Incredible but true... (we)'re back. For old times' sake, thanks to the new Cure remasters. Not that (we)'re full of new stuff now, there is nothing else to add at the moment




June 2006 has been the first month in (our) site's history with no updates ever. So sad but true...

And let me repeat myself: 










Yep! Still alive :-)

I realized I'll never have the will to improve my Cure stuff list like I wanted (and it would've been a huge work), so I'll just re-upload it again like it was, I like to think it is useful to someone, with all cd lenghts and stuff.

PS: I'm in the midst of the 2nd album processing period (see music section below), so expect votes in the (near) future




(Introducing Paranoid Android):

Thom - This is one song... this is one song you can't have sex to.

Unless you're really fucking weird






You have to understand, after five years, a lot of interest towards the site has passed... i'm really sad about it.

Moreover, not much is happening in the cure world (as always)




Never assume malice when stupidity will suffice




I passed the CAE (English-speaking language) exam with B. That's kinda what I expected




I am unsure whether to create a mini section devoted to Easy Cure








this saturday i'm going to prato to listen (for the 3rd time) to Easy Cure re-creating the In Orange show. And most of all, I'll meet again some of the friends I made in Taormina. I can't wait!!!




mothers of lazy obnoxious crazy horses...




Hi there! Sorry for not updating, just waiting for the inspiration... ;-)

Spent Christmas with parents, eating (and skating!)




Ocular Trauma - by Wade Clarke 2005


Oh well, I'm a (wanna-be) mathematician and I like it !




Download Lennon's cover of "Love" by The Cure (and three other tracks), released for Amnesty International's campaign "Make some noise"

for 0.99 or 0.77 :





As you see, I slightly re-ordered this page. I'm still not splitting it into sub-pages, because I like the mess and moreover, i fear nobody would read them thinking "oh come on, more pages to open? tsk, so complicated!" ;-)

PS: the pictures from Taormina aren't coming because they all suck!




"That song is the bane of my entire life, i've not had a single interview where i wasn't asked 'do you really wish it was the 60's?' No!! I don't wish it was the 60's!! It's just a song okay, i don't wish it was the 60's!! Levi Jeans wish it was the 60's, i certainly fucking don't!!"


Thom: Everybody in da house say Yeah!
Audience: YEAH!
Thom: Fucking hell, it works!






I'm gonna die on Sunday, August 3, 2059... :-(





up up up... to heaven!




fuck! why is the world so bad? :(




Thank you to:

Francesco, Gioia, Perla, Laura, Francesco, Lorenzo, Maurizio, Francesco, Simone, Roberta (and to the Cure)

for being with me for the best two days of my life in Taormina


Pictures soon




I created this page to share this knowledge of mine with the world: here are four couples of famous persons ab-so-lu-te-ly identical!!!! And I am not the only one who thinks it, especially for the first two couples !!!!!

PS. do not fully trust the pictures for the fourth ones, I couldn't find anything better but I know I'm right :-)




Sick of the megalomaniac egocentric background? Like the new one? :-)







The ultimate Cure concert.

(and I WAS there...)





Maybe I should split this page, it's becoming really huge




And here we are, two members less and a handful of debates, harsh comments and resentment between Robert & COF. What can I say? At first I was very very sad, I really liked Roger and Perry. And moreover, this is the first lineup change in my life (I knew them in 96), I wasn't prepared or aware of how it would feel.

Now I've accepted the thing, but how can they stay a trio without using pre-recorded samples on live shows?? That's my biggest question now. We'll see in August. Anyway, Let's hope this brings a new refreshing air into the Cure music.




thank you reds...

as an Inter FC fan, I could not hope better... from 3-0 to 3-3...

"When you walk through a storm,
Hold your head up high,
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm,
There's a golden sky,
And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind, Walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed and blown..

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart,
And you'll never walk alone.......
You'll never walk alone.

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart,
And you'll never walk alone.......
You'll never walk alone"









(Place: Sigillo, Perugia, Italy; Date: 20-7-03)


**** The old pic was a little outdated, so here's a new one: new pic (31/01/05)




More photos by/of myself, taken at a Cure show in Imola, june 19th 2004:

The Cure: Pic 1 -- Pic 2 -- Pic 3 -- Pic 4 -- Pic 5 -- Pic 6 -- Pic 7 -- Pic 8

Me + My Brother: Pic 9

Me + Our Friends: Pic 10
Me: Pic 11

My Brother + A Friend Of Ours: Pic 12



my birth date: 22/10/1985

my city: Perugia


my music: THE CURE (and this is their singer, main guitarist, songwriter and lyrics composer Robert Smith)


after The Cure, which are  on the top without any doubt, here are the

others in a rough preferencial order 





[little moment of personal pride and self-esteem]: MY PERSONAL "AWARDS":

results of the Cambrigde University ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) exams:

KET - > pass with merit (2000)

PET - > pass with merit (2003)

FCE - > pass (grade B) (2004)

CAE - > pass (grade B) (2006)


(more in the italian section...)


CURRENTLY... (present occupations and/or important situations)


Last movies seen: ...

Best movie seen: The LOTR trilogy movies, The Matrix trilogy movies (bar Reloaded), Donnie Darko


Last books read: ... 

Current: ...

Best book read: "The Music of the Primes" by De Sautoy, "1984" by Orwell;  "The trial" and "Penal colony" by Kafka; "The lord of the flies" by Golding; "Catcher in the rye" by Salinger; "The stranger" by Camus, "Little Prince" by De Saint Exupery, "The idiot" by Dostoevskij





Bands I want to check out soon/I'm checking out now: Mogwai, Travis, Veils, Libertines, Incubus, Nick Cave, Deftones, Badly drawn boy*, Sodastream, Mars Volta, R.E.M.'s latest, Hope of the States, Franz Ferdinand, Giardini di Mir, Afterhours, Max Gazz's latest, Pixies, Smiths, Echo and the bunnymen, Sigur Ros, Delorean, Kasabian, Beck, Killers, Marlene Kuntz, Bowie


5/11/05 Ok, so I've finally slimmed up the above list a lot, and here are the votes I promised:


Giardini di Mir - Punk, not diet 9

Hope Of The States - The lost riots 8

The Smiths - The Very Best Of 7/8

Sodastream - A minor revival 7/8

The Killers - Hot fuss 7/8

Cranes - Forever 7/8

Kings Of Convenience - Riot on an empty street 7/8

Delorean - Delorean 7

Kasabian - Kasabian 6/7

Sodastream - Looks like a russian 6/7

Cranes - Loved 6

Mogwai - Come on die young 5/6

Pixies - Wave of mutilation-the best of 5/6

The Libertines - The Libertines 5/6

The Mars Volta - De-loused in the comatorium 5

Sonic Youth - Daydream nation 4/5

Deftones - Deftones 4


* I'm not interested in him anymore, even though I did not really listen to anything from him



And I'm ready for the next batch, with more names from the previous list plus people like Bloc Party, Editors, Bright Eyes... Got over them too. Now some people: to name a few, Arcade Fire, Deasonika, Julie's Haircut, My Bloody Valentine






Best album: mmmhhh... i'd say Disintegration


Best song: that's though!!! I'd identically say Disintegration, but here is a list of my best-ever's:

Three imaginary boys (Three imaginary boys/Boys don't cry)

A forest (Seventeeen seconds)

The drowning man - All cats are grey - The funeral party - Faith (Faith)

Charlotte sometimes

One hundred years - The figurehead - Pornography (Pornography)

Inbetween days  - A night like this (The head on the door)

The kiss - If only tonight we could sleep - How beautiful you are... - Just like heaven (Kiss me kiss me kiss me)

(pratically all Disintegration here, but especially: Plainsong - Lullaby - The same deep water as you - Disintegration)

Open - Apart - From the edge of the deep green sea - Trust - A letter to Elise - To wish impossible things (Wish)

Want - This is a lie - Jupiter crash - Bare (Wild mood swings)

Out of this world - Bloodflowers (Bloodflowers)

Lost - Anniversary - The promise (The Cure)

Charlotte sometimes - Wrong number - Breathe - A chain of flowers - Fear of ghosts - This twilight garden - The big hand - Adonais - Burn - Yesterday's gone - This morning (Singles - B-sides - Misc)


mmmhh... this isn't a short list at all!!!


to sum up: best "dark cure": The same deep water as you - best "rock cure": Disintegration - best "pop cure": Just like heaven




RADIOHEAD - Best song - Paranoid android


R.E.M. - Best song - Everybody hurts (maybe)


DEPECHE MODE -  Best song - Enjoy the silence


SMASHING PUMPKINS -  Best song - Tonight, tonight


INTERPOL - Best song - Obstacle 1


PLACEBO -  Best song - Pure morning


Won't talk about the italian bands here...



VIEW MY CURE LIST HERE (concerts, mp3 files, videos, official stuff)

*not trading now*







Check out this band, the Hasselhoff Hoodlums. They're friends of mine, pretty cool and nice too!



 Online petitions created by Cure fans:








My Cure madness reflected also in two tests i made many months ago (the imgs don't work probably because the two sites are now gone and i didn't remember to save them on my hd. rip)


Which Cure single are you?

Result: Lovesong


quiz created by glitterevil

and the other one:


Which Cure album are you?

Result: Disintegration


A quiz by el


Third test!!!!! Made today (october 4th 2003):


Which Song By The Cure Are You?"


 Friday I'm In Love
Friday I'm in Love - You're carefree and still
single-spirited. You like relationships only
when they suit you and you tend to cast others
aside sometimes. Try not to be so cold.

Which Song By The Cure Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla


And ok! It's time for an Interpol quiz now!


 Daniel Kessler
You're Daniel Kessler!!! Congratulations. Daniel is the brains behind the
Interpol machine, and has the sharpest suits.
Daniel is also the nicest guy ever and always
takes time out for his fans.

Which member of Interpol are you?
brought to you by Quizilla


And that's the non-plus ultra of tests (1-sep-05):



You're so depressed... but why? Some people might
call you whiny and annoying, and you are, to
them. You still have people that are willing
to listen to you... right after they've been

247 other people got this result!
This quiz has been taken 2385 times.
10% of people had this result.

What band from the 80s are you?
brought to you by Quizilla



and i swear i didn't cheat... ;-)




        Beautiful quotes:


"Bitch! Yeah, I called you a bitch, what now?"


"Oh yeah? Your mother!"


J.R.R. Tolkien - > "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, And in the darkness bind them" (from "The Lord Of The Rings")


Bob Marley -> "when the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace"


Russell Crow to a girl in "A beautiful mind" - > "I don't exactly know what I am required to say in order for you to have intercourse with me. But could we assume that I said all that. I mean essentially we are talking about fluid exchange right? So could we go just straight to the sex"


Gluefreak* -> We may be virtual, but we still care.


James Joyce -> "Why is it that words like these seem to me so dull and cold? Is it because there is no word tender enough to be your name?" (from "The Dead")


Benjamin Peirce -> "Gentlemen, that is surely true, it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it, and we don't know what it means. But we have proved it, and therefore we know it must be the truth." (about Euler's identity)


William Shakespeare -> Hamlet's monologue "To be or not to be" from "Hamlet"


To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.-


William Shakespeare -> Macbeth's monologue "She should have died hereafter" from "Macbeth"


She should have died hereafter.

There would have been a time for such a word.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,

Creeps in this petty pace from day to day

To the last syllable of recorded time; .

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools

The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage

And then is heard no more. It is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing.


T.S. Eliot -> "The burial of the dead" from "The Waste Land"


April is the cruellest month, breeding

Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

Memory and desire, stirring

Dull roots with spring rain.

Winter kept us warm, covering

Earth in forgetful snow, feeding

A little life with dried tubers.


Unreal city,

Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,

A crowd flowed over London bridge, so many,

I had not thought death had undone so many

Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled

And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.

Flowed up the hill and down King William Street,

To where Saint Mary Woolnoth kept the hours

With a dead sound on the final stroke of nine.

There I saw one I knew, and stopped him crying:


You who were with me in the ships at Mylae!

That corpse you planted last year in your garden,

Has it began to sprout? Will it bloom this year?

Or has the sudden frost disturbed its bed?

O keep the Dog far hence, that's friend to men,

Or with his nails he'll dig it up again!

You! hypocrite lecteur! - mon semblable, - mon frre!"


T.S. Eliot -> "The fire sermon" from "The Waste Land"


Only a cock stood on the rooftree

Co co rico co co rico


London Bridge is falling down falling down falling down

Poi s'ascose nel foco che li affina

Quando fiam uti chelidon - O swallow swallow

Le Prince d'Aquitaine la tour abolie

These fragments I have shored against my ruins

Why then Ile filt you. Hieronymo's mad againe.

Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata.

Shanti Shanti Shanti


Metal Gear Solid 2 - Sons Of Liberty -> "What do you intend to do, steal this thing?" "Steal? Oh no no, I'm taking it back!"


This is a signature from our guestbook (link is also at the bottom of this page). It's just too funny, isn't it? B-)

>> KoldKadavr
>> Tuesday, October 14th 2003 - 04:50:25 PM

>> Cool site... moving on to BIGGER things. Contrary to popular opinion, both God and I want YOU in the Great Beyond. How do you get there?

>> Belief in the Trinity and frequent confession. We know you CAN make it if you follow our guidelines in this Finite Existence. Sign the GB, too.

>> God Bless You with discernment. VINCENT QUI SE VINCENT (Latin: he conquers who conquers himself).


Trancript from a Counter Strike game chat (found this on a forum signature):

Guy 1: d-_-b 
Guy 2: How do you make that inverted b? 
Guy 2: Wait.... 
Guy 2: Nevermind... 


Conor Oberst (aka Bright Eyes) -> "I'll fight like hell to hide that I've given up" (from "Another travelin' song")


Conor Oberst (aka Bright Eyes) -> "When you're asked to fight a war that's over nothing / it's best to join the side that's gonna win / No one's sure how all of this got started / But we're gonna make them goddamn certain how it's gonna end" (from "Road to joy")


Robert Smith -> "These flowers will never fade [...] These flowers will always fade" (from "Bloodflowers")


Robert Smith -> "The further I get from the things that I care about the less I care about how much further away I get" (from "Fear of ghosts")


Robert Smith -> "I don't understand this obsession with banging out records. What a stupid attitude! Like the world is holding its breath waiting for the next Cure album. It isn't."


Robert Smith -> "It has nothing to do with me if there's a lot of bootlegs of the Cure. I've never objected to
them. No-one's ever had their tape recorder confiscated at a Cure show, it doesn't bother me in the slightest"


Robert Smith -> "How beautiful you are..." inspired by the poem "Les yeux des pauvres" (The eyes of the poor) by Charles Baudelaire


You want to know why I hate you?

Well I'll try and explain...


You remember that day in Paris

When we wandered through the rain

And promised to each other

That we'd always think the same

And dreamed that dream

To be two souls as one


And stopped just as the sun set

And waited for the night

Outside a glittering building

Of glittering glass and burning light...


And in the road before us

Stood a weary greyish man

Who held a child upon his back

A small boy by the hand

The three of them were dressed in rags

And thinner than air

And all six eyes stared fixedly on you


The father's eyes said "Beautiful!

How beautiful you are!"

The boy's eyes said

"How beautiful!

She shimmers like a star!"

The child's eyes uttered nothing

But a mute and utter joy

And filled my heart with shame for us

At the way we are


I turned to look at you

To read my thought upon your face

And gazed so deep into your eyes

So beautiful and strange

Until you spoke

And showed me understanding is a dream

"I hate these people staring

Make them go away from me!"


The father's eyes said "Beautiful!

How beautiful you are!"

The boy's eyes said

"How beautiful! She glitters like a star!"

The child's eyes uttered nothing

But quiet and utter joy

And stilled my heart with sadness

For the way we are...


And this is why I hate you

And how I understand

That no-one ever knows or loves another

Or loves another


Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe (aka R.E.M.) -> "Nightswimming"


Nightswimming deserves a quiet night.
The photograph on the dashboard,
taken years ago,
turned around backwards so the windshield shows.
Every streetlight reveals the picture in reverse.
Still, it's so much clearer.
I forgot my shirt at the water's edge.
The moon is low tonight.

deserves a quiet night.
I'm not sure all these people understand.
It's not like years ago,
The fear of getting caught,
of recklessness and water.
They cannot see me naked.
These things, they go away,
replaced by everyday.

remembering that night.
September's coming soon.
I'm pining for the moon.
And what if there were two
Side by side in orbit
Around the fairest sun?
That bright, tight forever drum
could not describe

You, I thought I knew you.
You I cannot judge.
You, I thought you knew me,
this one laughing quietly
underneath my breath.

The photograph reflects,
every streetlight a reminder.
Nightswimming deserves a quiet
night, deserves a quiet night.


Nick Cave -> "Where the wild roses grow"

They call me the wild rose, but my name was Elisa Day
Why, they call me it I do not know, for my name was Elisa Day

From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one she stared in my eyes and smiled
For her lips were the colour of the roses, that grew down the river all bloody and wild

When he knocked on my door and he entered the room my trembling subsided in his sure embrace
He would be my first man, and with a careful hand he wiped at the tears that ran down my face

They call me the wild rose, but my name was Elisa Day
Why, they call me it I do not know, for my name was Elisa Day

On the second day I brought her a flower, she was more beautiful than any woman I'd seen
I said "do you know where the wild roses grow, so sweet and scarlet and free?"

On the second day he came with a single red rose, he said "give me your loss and your sorrow"
I nodded my head as I lay on the bed, if I show you the roses will you follow?

They call me the wild rose, but my name was Elisa Day
Why, they call me it I do not know, for my name was Elisa Day

On the third day he took me to the river. he showed me the roses and we kissed
And the last thing I heard was a muttered word, as he knelt above me with a rock in his fist

On the last day I took her where the wild roses grow, she lay on the bank, the wind light as a thief
And I kissed her goodbye, said "all beauty must die", and lent down and planted a rose between her teeth

They call me the wild rose, but my name was Elisa Day
Why, they call me it I do not know, for my name was Elisa Day



"You'll never walk alone" (Liverpool FC official anthem):


When you walk through a storm,
Hold your head up high,
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm,
There's a golden sky,
And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind, Walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed and blown..

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart,
And you'll never walk alone.......
You'll never walk alone.

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart,
And you'll never walk alone.......
You'll never walk alone


        "The Simpsons" is the best cartoon ever!!!!!!!!!!!! here are a few significative lines:


Homer: [reading computer screen] "To Start Press Any Key". Where's the ANY key?

Scully: Now, we're going to run a few tests. This is a simple lie detector. I'll ask you a few yes or no questions and you just answer truthfully. Do you understand?
Homer: Yes.
[the polygraph explodes]

Big brother representative: Now, Mr. Simpson, may I ask why you're here? 
Homer's Brain: Don't say revenge. Don't say revenge. 
Homer: Ummm... revenge? 
Homer's Brain: Okay, that's it. I'm outta here. 
[Sound FX: step step step step step... slam]


Mrs. Bouvier: "Oh, Monty, you're the devil himself."
Mr. Burns: "What the...WHO TOLD YOU?!...Oh, uh, yes."

[Homer, falling behind the couch for a peanut he dropped, finds a twenty dollar bill instead.] 
Homer: Oh, twenty dollars. I wanted a peanut. 
Homer's Brain: Twenty dollars can buy many peanuts. 
Homer: Explain how. 
Homer's Brain: Money can be exchanged for goods and services. 
Homer: Woo-hoo!


[Homer reads "Fatherhood" by Bill Cosby]

Homer: [reading] Cosby's First Law of Inter-generational Perversity: No matter what you tell your child to do, he will always do the opposite. Huh?

Homer's Brain: Don't you get it!? You gotta use reverse psychology!

Homer: Well, that sounds too complicated.

Homer's Brain: Okay, don't use reverse psychology.

Homer: All right, I will!


Lisa: Remember, it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt. 
Homer's Brain: What does that mean? Better say something or they'll think you're stupid.


Homer: All right brain, you don't like me, and I don't like you. But let's just get me through this, and I can get back to killing you with beer.

Homer's brain: It's a deal!


[Homer is explaining a plan of his own to sneak out of work]

Homer: I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to speed around the city, keeping its speed over fifty. And if its speed dropped, the bus would explode! I think it was called... "The bus that couldn't slow down." [The movie was indeed called "Speed"]

Marge: Homer, wasn't the whole point to catch the Cat Burglar? 
Lisa: And I still don't have my saxophone. 
Homer: Lisa, the mob is working on getting your saxophone back. But we've also expanded into other important areas. [reads a list] Literacy programs, preserving our beloved covered bridges, world domination

Lisa: World domination? 
Homer: Oh ho, heh, that might be a typo. 
Homer's Brain: Mental note: the girl knows too much. 


[Homer is whining about the town split in two different phone codes]

Homer: [writing "939" on his hand] I hate this new area code. Like I don't have enough to remember already. [looks at his other hand, which has "Lenny = white, Carl = black" written on it] Is that right? Don't you miss the old 636 ... [consults hand] ... Carl?


Homer: What really burns me up is they didn't give us one word of warning.

Carl: What do you mean? They ran those TV commercials about it, and that big radio campaign.

Lenny: Don't forget the leaflets they dropped from the Space Shuttle, and the two weeks we all spent at area code camp.

Homer: Not a single word of warning.


[Bart & Homer are planning to use chloroform to get rid of the Who's bodyguards to convince them to play in New Springfield (the new code part of town) instead of Old Springfield (the old code one)]

Guard: Can I help you?

Homer: Uh ...

Bart: Dad, the chloroform.

Homer: Huh? Oh, right. [holds up the bottle] I'll give you this bottle of chloroform if you'll take us to The Who.

Bart: D'oh! [slaps forehead]

[Principal Skinner has just revealed he stole his identity from his sergeant in Vietnam, supposedly dead. The townspeople all stare shocked.]
Homer's Brain: Keep looking shocked, and move slowly towards the cake.


Homer: That's it! Kids are the answer. I'll dedicate my life to my children.

Ron Howard: Really? You have children? Aw, well look, here's some money. [hands Homer some bills]

Homer: [putting the money in his shirt pocket] No. I don't want your pity or your money.

Ron Howard: Usually when you say that, you give the money back.


Homer: [praying heavenward] "I'm not normally a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me, Superman."


[Lisa won the "Miss Springfield" content]

Kent Brockman: The father of the deposed beauty queen, Homer Simpson, filled out the pageant application incorrectly. In the area under `do not write in this space' he wrote `OK'.


Grandma Simpson: [singing] How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?

Homer: Seven!

Lisa: No, Dad, it's a rhetorical question.

Homer: Rhetorical, eh? Eight!

Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware: it carries a terrible curse.
Homer: Oooh, that's bad.
Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free Frogurt.
Homer: That's good.
Shopkeeper: The Frogurt is also cursed.
Homer: That's bad.
Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings.
Homer: That's good.
Shopkeeper: The toppings contain potassium benzoate.
[Homer looks puzzled]
Shopkeeper: That's bad.


Homer's brain [as he enters the 3rd dimension]: "Oh, glory of glories. Oh heavenly testament to the eternal majesty of God's creation.".
Homer: "Holy macaroni!"

[Burns learns about the stock market crash of 1929]
Mr. Burns: Oh no. Smithers, why didn't you tell me about this market crash?
Smithers: Well, sir, it happened 25 years before I was born.
Mr. Burns: Oh, that's your excuse for everything.

[The whole episode is a parody of the horror movie "The Shining"]

Willy's Brain: Don't be hard on the wee boy. His father is going to ga-ga and chop 'em all into haggis.
Bart: What's haggis?
Willy: You read my mind boy. You've got the shinning.
Bart: You mean "shining"?
Willy: Shh. You want to get sued?


[Taken from the same episode as above, this sequence is a parody to the "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy" part]

Marge: Homer? Homey? Hmm...[notices typewriter] What he's typed will be a window into his madness. [reads it] "Feelin' fine". Woah! That's a relief.

[Homer has been thrown out of an all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much]
Lionel Hutz: This is the most blatant case of false advertising since my suit against the movie The Neverending Story.
Homer: So, do you think I have a case?
Lionel Hutz: Mr. Simpson, I don't use the word 'hero' lightly, but you are the greatest hero in American history.
Homer: Woohoo!

Marge: I'm afraid we're going to need a bigger house.
Homer: No, we won't. I've got it all figured out. The baby can have Bart's crib and Bart'll sleep with us until he's 21.
Marge: Won't that warp him?
Homer: My cousin Frank did it.
Marge: You don't have a cousin Frank.
Homer: He became Francine back in '76. Then he joined that cult. I think her name is Mother Shabubu now

[Homer, at bank getting loan to buy Lisa a pony, is dealing with Mr. Burns personally]
Mr. Burns: By the way, are you familiar with our state's anti-usury laws?
Homer: Us-ury?
Mr. Burns: Oh, silly me! I must have just used a word that doesn't exist. Sign here!
[Homer signs contract. Burns laughs maniacally, then coughs and laughs sweetly when Homer looks at him]
Mr. Burns: Sorry, I was just thinking of something funny Smithers said today.
Smithers: I didn't say anything funny, sir.
Mr. Burns: [whispering] Shut up!


[Homer whines to Marge about his childhood mishappenings]

Homer: I felt so left out.
Marge: Kids can be so cruel.
Bart: [walking by] We can?  Thanks, Mom!
Lisa: [from another room] Ow!  Cut it out, Bart


[Lisa just dreamt George Washington asked her to reveal the truth about Jebediah Springfield]

Bart: I want to help you, George Washington?  Pfft, even your dreams are square.







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