TTOmovieT -the Wakefield Doctrine- no, despite what I claim in the intro, I couldn’t pull it off…oh well, still time to go normal

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“ok, good start, we’re all willing to believe that you’ll walk the straight and normal for this week’s TToT!”

So we all know how this bloghop works, correct? Ten things that inspire in you, prompt from you, stimulate, initiate, or otherwise cause you (the participant) to experience a feeling of gratitude. Pretty simple, isn’t it?

Well for some people. Some people are naturally fluent in the language of emotion. They not only have available a gigantic palette of feelings (to mix up this here metaphor, here), they are blessed with an ear for emotions. And there are people who are naturally inclined to organize and, by organizing present their List (or groups or collections of like objects) in a manner most easily understood by everyone (else).

For the rest of us, we have the Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules), and this is (one of) the things that makes this a remarkable ‘hop. It allows everyone/anyone to participate. Not only does the BoSR/SBoR help those of us who might benefit by a little help, it sanctions the broader expanse of expression that not only offers a certain variety, but it also provides a greater variety of reading fun and enjoyment for those participating and those who just happen to stop by.

So, what’s up with this Week’s Post Title? Welll! let me tell you. This week has been a week of remembering some of the fun of my early days in this blog world. Such as the Post based on a TV commercial or, today’s (at the time of writing, yesterday when you read this) chance quote from a book. The energy would pop up and I’d write me a Post.  Today’s TToT title is an example of another type of blogging fun, grab a premise and write my way out of it. In other words, I seem to be proposing a List using, referring to or something to do with movies! What the hell! Clearly we can see how it is I came to be ‘comfortable’ with the seat-of-the-pants writing that I’ve done for ‘Blogdominion‘ and ‘Almira‘. Start writing and see where it takes ya.

Item 1: the Wakefield Doctrine  All kinds of good things about this… in the simplest of terms, were it not for the Doctrine, I am certain I would not be typing in a blog.  So… what movie, what movie…  hey, lets use the clip from ‘Mad Dog and Glory’ with David Caruso (as the scott), Robert DeNiro (as the clark) and some actor whose name I don’t know (as the roger). this was the second film clip that I found when I started writing the Doctrine blog (advisory: adult language)

Item 2: Una! (boy am I in trouble! Item 2 and I can’t find the videos I would have sworn were there

damn… lets try

Item 3: ‘Almira‘ (I’m currently in the midst of artistic crisis, i.e. ‘what the hell was I thinking? I can’t write a book and even if I could, a book based on a story that everyone knows… so I can’t totally wing it?? what the hell was I thinking?!?!’  I am grateful for the Readers of Almira in Chapter 7 (to be released tomorrow, Monday at the very latest) in which we should discover: that Tom Hardesty is very talented and really needs to do something with his music, Eliza is about to meet someone who isn’t just interested in her body and money like her current houseguest, Stephen Lawrence (who is only there because his father needs more money for the school, well, that and the fact that Eliza is remarkably hot) and we get to know our little friend, Becky Stillworth who, at the library for a warm June Saturday, finds herself increasingly fascinated by farmhand (at the Gale Farm) Hunk Dietrich and… the best part, we go back, just for a while, to 1912 and find out more about Almira Ristani’s life as a young girl.

Item 4: Phyllis (who has relatives who live in Colorado…. and though this video wasn’t on a trip to see them… actually it was a business trip/Doctrine road trip )

Item 5: work and work: surely there’s a movie out there that I can get a clip from that exemplifies the virtue of good work and steadfast effort.

Item 6: the Gravity Challenge  (now this should be easy enough) 5 intrepid bloggers engaged in the struggle with gravity…

(hint one of the Graviteers has a similar name, but then another one of them lives on a farm, and still another also has blonde hair and…and! a 4th lives in Chicago (which is kinda like New York*), one makes me think of the Nation’s capital (but that was a different episode) and of all of the Graviteers only one is named kristi)

Item 7: the people I know here, in the virtual world  hey! I just remembered Cynthia totally used to do some cool videos… lets see if I can find them

got one!  (thanks out to Cynthia… I’d say she’s an inspiration, but that’d be less (and more) than I want to say, lets try for a made up word (no! no way! lol)  we’re really big into ‘identification’ here at the Doctrine, especially and in particularly with other clarks… being Outsiders we tend to come up a little short when the most common (and btw effective) advice is “hey! don’t worry, everyone feels like that/goes through that/thinks that at one time or another” while not disputing the correctness of that observation, as clarks we lack the key element… of being like anyone else (Outsider, ya know?)  anyway way, Cynthia is demonstrating that clarks can self-develop themselves way beyond what we might think and so, here in this Video she illustrates this fact (not simply what she’s saying on the video, that fact of how she comes across to the viewer…that’s the encouraging and impressive part)

Item 8: god! I better come up with something!  hey! doug!  yo!  Friend of the Doctrine zoe  is totally the Christopher Nolan of those of us who would make videos for Post…. production values?  damn straight. Anyway Click on this Link and (at the bottom of the Post) are three vids that she did with Meester Douglas  (and one by yours truly that’s like…jeez a little talkative?)

Item 9: still nothing!  wait  wait! (I just saw a comment from Kerry.…. hey!  she’s done some vids   (rummaging through old links and posts and such)…. got it!  Here kinda roundabout… a Link to a Post on another’s site but it’s a song that had lyrics by Kerry’s brother… so that qualifies for today’s theme!
[STOP the PRESSES!!!  Alert Reader and professional clark, Denise (over at Girlie) totally caught my misnomer** on the credits for the song!!  The Lyrics is by Kerry  and the music is by her Brother.  OK re-start the PRESSES!!!]

Item 10: SR 1.3  and am I totally grateful for getting through this post! In all humility I will say, I have totally raised the bar for Trainwreck BlogPosts (category: TToT)


*  where the Douglas’ are from…of course

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clarkscottroger About clarkscottroger
Well, what exactly do you want to know? Whether I am a clark or a scott or roger? If you have to ask, then you need to keep reading the Posts for two reasons: a)to get a clear enough understanding to be able to make the determination of which type I am and 2) to realize that by definition I am all three.* *which is true for you as well, all three...but mostly one


  1. Cynthia says:

    Haha, I totally forgot I did that video. I should do some more!! LOL.
    And Phyllis has family in Colorado? Where!?
    And you stayed at The Stanley and didn’t tell me!? WTF, Señor, that is TOTALLY cool! I’ve always wanted to stay there…and get spooked. :D

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      I didn’t actually stay overnight (although I did take the guided tour…for a while, but the guy was new and …after the first 45 minutes I had to bail (although I did tell the tour guide that I had to tell for a ‘non-this-is-boring-now reason’) this was a Doctrine road trip which were a lot of fun… I used to have to go to SLC in March and the rules were simply I could go anywhere on the way home, as long as I got home the same day that I would have if I came straight home… hence the side trip to Denver-rent a car drive out to the hotel do video drive back, get on plane and fly home!

  2. ivywalker says:

    I dont know if my films are as exciting or cerebral as Mr. Nolans. Thank you for the shout out , Doug thanks you as well….

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      dogs do everything (include hold down starring roles) better than any other lifeform!)

  3. valj2750 says:

    Did you know, I of blonde hair (not born with), lived in Colorado for five years? Now there’s a life experience and story never told. I’m impressed with all your video technical posting knowledge. I’ll be catching up on Almira this week. I will get to read two chapters! Now there’s a thankful for being back from vacation.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      wrestling with the characters as ‘we speak’… or I write this comment. I know what’s supposed to happen, telling it is being resistant.

  4. amycake76 says:

    A different episode? Now what do I remind you of?

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      not what, but when, as in ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ (Ocean City the Movie.)

  5. Lizzi says:

    You SERIOUSLY BoSRsed it! Hehehe BRAVO! And hooray for all the good things happening.

  6. jny_jeanpretty says:

    Kathy Baker.

  7. herheadache says:

    Interesting post you have here.
    Thanks for the shout-out at number nine and the correction. It was a collaborative effort anyway.

  8. it is always a good feeling when something comes from nothing – ( I think) wonderful videos – Congrats

  9. Kristi says:

    Work–how did your presentation go? (I can’t remember exactly when you said it was, but I seem to think it was sometime recently.)

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      still in process (am encouraged by what seems to be some change in my ability to carry the conversation inside my head, out to the world around me*)

      *no! really. As I write the script (for the presentation) I keep coming up against the idea of how I am here, in the virtual world and who I am out there, in the ‘real’ world.

  10. May says:

    Starring Robert DeNiro as the Clark! How I would love to see that on the credits!
    Wow, that hotel is amazing.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      yep the Stanley Hotel (in the way of synchronicity that we all are familiar with) the movie was on last night (the Stanley Kubrick version), but I missed the ‘establishing shot’ for which the hotel behind me (in the video) stood in for.

  11. Vanessa D. says:

    I find it hard to believe there’s no video of Una in this weeks thankfuls. You’re going to owe her an extra one next week!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      for gods sake!! don’t tell Una!!

      Actually we’ve done a few Friday Night Walks on the video…. but good idea, I’ll have to find a way to have her sit and the drivers seat as I film… we only go 5 to 8 mph… how much trouble could we get in?!

  12. OK, how is that a similar name? What am I missing…?
    I’ve never had blond hair, nor have I lived in Colorado. :D

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      ….er poetic license…. editorial misconduct? Keyboard Malfunction!! yeah, I’m gonna go with ‘keyboard malfunction’


  13. christine says:

    Nothing like reading one of your posts to make me even more thankful that I am a straightforward listmaker. ;)
    I may have to try that hot water soup to get my gravity back on track of the downward.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      “…there but for the grace of God (and the worldview of the Predator)…lol

      “oh …Ol liv ah”

  14. Carin says:

    Yes, you did. You have your own unique style.