I thought I might start a "fun" new feature on this blog to encourage more reader activity. Instead of commenting on what I have to say about so-called neo-neo-realism, why not voice your opinion on something that's a lot less boring? Since my blog is dedicated to the cinema, I thought a free association of words and films would be an exciting new feature. Example: when you hear the word "lame," you might imagine a series of Robin Williams films. Better yet, you hear "voluptuous," you very well might think of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Or, if you're really filthy, The Little Mermaid. Hey, I don't judge. I just want some clever responses. I was going to choose dictionary.com's "word of the day" as the starter-offer, but their word was "impassive," and that word would describe just about my entire DVD collection. Instead, I chose the far more amusing adjective "catawampus." It was a mere coincidence that I chose a photo as Eartha Kitt (as Catwoman, no less) for the design. This'll help you out on your language skills, film knowledge, AND cleverness, so by all means, throw out some suggestions. Maybe Eartha Kitt in Ernest Scared Stupid comes to mind when you hear "catawampus," maybe not.
cat - a - wam - pus [kat-uh-wom-puh s]
Chiefly midland and southern US of A
1. askew; awry.
2. positioned diagonally; cater-cornered
3. diagonally; obliquely