Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (熱いトタン屋根の猫)

I must admit, I had never actually seen such a thing.  I always thought it was just a creative title.
私は実際にそのようなことを見たことがなかった、認めなければならない。 私はいつもそれだけで創造的タイトルだと思った。
- Just a peasant
Photo from here in Pohnpei - ポンペイで、ここからの写真


Blogger radius said...

Well, some cats are purring when they lay on the hot tin roof, and others are hissing (like Liz Tailor did). The latter might be more inspiring for a movie, but the first are definitely easier to live with.

3:43 AM  
Anonymous just a peasant said...

Hi radius,

Hahaha! Very good point!

7:02 AM  
Blogger radius said...

Hi Just-a-Peasant, It always made me wonder where the cats were laying before man invented tin-roofs, and where the swallows were sitting before man spanned telephone wires all across the land. And what will happen to both species, if all roof tops are covered with solar pannels and all telephone wires are removed because of the spread of mobile communication.
regards, Michael

1:49 AM  
Anonymous just a peasant said...

Ha! Well, I don't know the answer to their fate, but they will certainly be happy for a long time here in the "Third World." It will be a long time before anyone here can afford solar panels and comm towers.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous hellopoponta said...

I see cats dozing on tin roofs all the time but never have I seen one dance on top of the them. What is it about cats in the US, I wonder. :)

We have a similar phrase over here: a frog in tepid water. The meaning is different. Apparently, if you put a frog in tepid water and heat the water gradually, it won't notice the rise in temperature thus ending up boiling to death.

Ayano xxx.

11:21 PM  
Blogger radius said...

For the 1958 Hollywood movie "The Cat on the Hot Tin Roof", the MGM studios first considered to give the role to Grace Kelly. In contrast to the "hissing" Liz Taylor, the character would more likely resemble a purring cat (like the one on your photo).
best greetings, Michael

7:21 AM  
Anonymous hellopoponta said...

Let me elaborate a little further.
When I read the phrase, "cat on a hot tin roof," the only image that springs to mind is that of a snoozing cat. The discrepancy between Liz Taylor (she does a wonderful portrayal btw) and the cat in my image is so great that the title just doesn't cut for me. I'm sure I am not the only one who have this trouble.

In order to convince myself that the title is indeed a valid portrayal of each of the members of the dysfunctional family, I think I have two choices. Either I go on a field trip following cats in the burning Mississippi heat, or let Williams do the convincing. I have chosen to borrow the book in question from my local library.

Ayano xxx.

3:40 PM  

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