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Happy Valentine's Day

Like any guy I'm poorly prepared on Valentine's Day—these things do sneak up, don't they?—so, checking the cupboards, I offer you this old, hopefully not too stale box of chocolates: My 2006 MSNBC piece on Hollywood's most memorable kisses via the following unscientific categories: the desperate kiss, the kiss in the rain, the manhandle kiss, the woman takes charge, and the wow kiss. Also this nearly 200-year-old poem from Leigh Hunt:

Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
Time, you thief, who love to get
Sweets into your list, put that in:
Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,
Say that health and wealth have missed me,
Say I'm growing old, but add
Jenny kissed me.

Enjoy the day.

Stuck in the rut of their perfection.


Posted at 09:01 AM on Sun. Feb 14, 2010 in category Movies  
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Uncle Vinny wrote:

That may be one of the best short poems ever. And it's unrelated, but I was hoping you'd somehow forget about Notorious, so I could bring it up. Curse your encyclopedic memory!
Comment posted on Sun. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Erik wrote:

I did forget the kissing scene in the original, McQueen/Dunaway "Thomas Crown Affair," because I hadn't seen it (and still haven't), but many MSNBC readers were there to remind me. Again and again and again.
Comment posted on Sun. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:16 AM

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