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[Feb. 19th, 2009|09:43 am]
Ed and Hank

And the Oscar damn well better go to...

Pretty short. (There should be a longer post sometime next week or the week after.) Disclaimer: Hank told their story to Annie Proulx. Jack and Ennis are all hers. Ed and Hank belong only to each other. Rating: G $$: Nope.

Links to all previous posts are here:

And the Oscar damn well better go to...

"Hey, Ed... D'ya wanna beer...?"

"I sure do."

"Well... When ya get up ta get one fer yerself would ya bring one back fer me too...?"

"Wha' kind d'ya want, dumbass...?"

"Whatever ya grab is fine with me..."

"Dammit, Hank..."

"Dammit, Ed..."


"Nothin'... I jus' figured I'm way behind on my 'Dammit, Eds' as compared ta yer 'Dammit, Hanks'... so's I thought I'd throw one out fer the helluva it..."


"So's... Wha' was tha' particular 'Dammit, Hank' in regards to...?"

"This milk... I been tryin' real hard ta ignore it... waitin' ta see exactly how long it'd take ya ta notice it 'n throw it out... but it's been weeks 'n it's still sittin' in here gettin' more 'n more disgustin' ev'ry day... I swear I could put it in the middle a the livin' room floor 'n you'd jus' keep steppin' right over it withou' even seein' it..."

"I've noticed tha' milk alrigh'..."

"Then why in the hell haven't ya thrown it out...?
'S like I gotta do ev'rythin' around here..."

"I was enjoyin' the diff'rent colors it was turnin'..."


"'N who knows... we could be makin' yogurt 'n not even know it..."

"How 'bout you go ahead 'n taste it 'n let me know."

"Tha's okay... I ain't really a big fan of home-made yogurt..."

"Then how 'bout I dump it out..."

"Jus' leave it be, Ed... I'll take care of it tomorrow..."

"Well... don't go spillin' it... 'S gonna stink ta high heaven... Remember tha' time ya tried makin' that Indian cheese 'n the milk boiled over 'n went everywheres...? Hell... even after we pulled the stove out 'n cleaned everythin' real good it still stank fer a while after that ev'ry time it got hot 'n humid..."

"Lucky fer us it don't get hot 'n humid here too often..."

"Lucky fer you ya mean."

"'N ya know... tha' cheese didn't turn out half bad... wha' was left of it anyways... Maybe we should try makin' it again sometime..."

"Tell me yer kiddin'..."

"I just shoulda used a taller pot... like tha' big ol' one my ma used ta use fer cannin'... tha's gotta be around somewheres... It's prob'bly in the cellar..."

"Yer ma... She was one helluva cook..."

"Yeah. She sure was."

"Well... how 'bout ya just start with tryin' ta dump out tha' milk withou' makin' a big ol' mess... 'N go on ta the cheesemakin' after tha'..."

"Who knows... maybe I'll spill some of tha' milk on myself 'n you'll come in ta find that I've been turned inta some kinda mutant super-villian on accounta bein exposed ta toxic sour milk..."

"'N they'll call ya Cheese Head no doubt..."

"I'd prefer ta be addressed as Mr. Cheese Head."

"Better make tha' Mr. Swiss Cheese Head... 'Cause I think ya got a a few more holes in it than yer s'posed ta..."

"'N you 'n Bill can be my henchmen...Mr. Curds 'n Mr. Whey..."

"Curds 'n Whey...? I don't think so."

"If'n you got a better idea I'm open ta suggestions... I ain't gonna be one a them hard-ass, dictatorial-type super villians... The names jus' gotta be dairy-related... 'N our secret lair will hafta be in Wisconsin... Maybe tha' place we stopped ta buy tha' Limburger cheese when we were drivin' from Madison ta Chicago with Iris..."

"Tha' limburger was good... real good... I liked it on tha' rye bread... with raw onions... But... Damn... tha' sure as hell stank ta an even higher heaven..."

"Yeah... 'n tha' smell... that'll be our secret weapon... it'll incapacitate most folks withou' killin' 'em... I wouldn' wanna hurt nobody..."

"Well... I hate ta spoil all yer evil plans fer takin' over the world 'n all... But no way am I movin' nowheres... So's unless yer willin' ta build yer secret lair right here... yer gonna hafta do it withou' me... Here's yer beer, dumbass..."

"Yer drinkin' tha' kind, huh...?"

"I thought ya said ya didn't care..."

"Is there another one...?"

"Here... Jus' take mine... 'n give me yers..."

"Thanks, Ed..."


"But... speakin' a super-villians... Heath Ledger damn well better win tha' best supportin' actor Oscar fer bein' The Joker... He sure as hell deserves it..."

"He sure does... He stole ev'ry scene he was in... Hell... He stole the whole damn movie..."

"Yeah... 'N least-wise he's already won the Golden Globe fer it... 'n tha' SAG award... 'n them British 'n Australian awards..."

"He's won all them awards already...?"

"Yep. 'N prob'bly more that I don't know about... But it'll still be a crime if'n he don't win an Oscar fer it too... 'N it was a crime that he didn't win an Oscar fer Brokeback... 'Course it was hard ta choose 'cause him 'n Jake Gyllenhaal were both up fer it fer Brokeback Mountain... But... still... Nobody else coulda played Ennis but him... Hell... He was Ennis... Even though yer Ennis... Kinda anyways..."

"So's... are you sayin' he was better at bein' me than I was at bein' me...?"

"Ya know damn well that ain't what I meant... Well... maybe it was what I meant... But only yer you, dumbass... 'N like I said... he was better at bein' Ennis than anybody else woulda or coulda been... 'N Jake Gyllenhaal... all the same applies ta him too about Jack... 'N he was Jack too..."

"Even though yer Jack... Kinda anyways..."

"Yep... 'N ya know... them roles... Ennis 'n The Joker... they got some things in common..."

"Ennis... and The Joker...? I think ya've fin'lly lost yer mind, Hank... I guess it was bound ta happen sooner or later..."

"I just mean... tha' both them characters are wearin' masks... kinda anyways... even though wha's behind 'em couldn't be more diff'rent... 'n Heath Ledger... he let ya see wha' was goin' on behind them masks... not just with words 'cause the words don't come close ta sayin' it all... but by bein' the character... 'N that ain't easy ta do..."

"Well... I guess I did live behind a mask fer a whole lotta years... I tried damn hard to anyways... but I don't think I was real good at it whenever you were around..."

"'N thanks be fer tha'... 'N ya know... Heath Ledger had tha' same slow smile as Ennis tha' you had... 'N when ya did fin'lly smile at somethin'... 'n when Ennis did... damn... it was one helluva smile... 'N it still is... 'Course yer smile comes a lot more often these days... 'n a lot quicker too..."

"Cut it out, Hank..."

"'N yer eyes... I read somethin' someone... I cain't remember who... said about Heath Ledger... tha' when ya looked inta his eyes ya could see how strong he was... but ya could see he was kinda fragile-like at the same time... 'n both them things are wha' drew her to him... 'N I never knew how ta describe it before... but tha's part a wha' drew me ta you so long ago... 'n it still does... only you ain't so fragile-like as ya used ta be... but you still got a look tha's... Hell... I dunno..."

"Can we jus' talk about somethin' else, dumbass...?"

"That 'n the look a sheer pain on yer face whenever I say somethin' nice ta you... tha' drew me to ya too... 'n yer fine ass of course... 'n..."

"I got news fer ya... Callin' me 'fragile' ain't nice... I ain't fragile... Hell... Tha's the last thing I am..."

"She didn't mean fragile like physic'lly fragile... more like vulnerable-like... in a good way... not a bad way..."

"Well I ain't tha' neither... Jeez..."

"Okay... okay... ya ain't fragile... or vulnerable... 'n ya never were... 'n ya never will be... Does tha' make ya feel better...?"

"No. 'N ya know sometimes you talk too damn much... Jus' like Jack did too..."

"Well Jack sure as hell never said nothin' like that ta Ennis..."

"Prob'bly 'cause he knew he woulda gotten decked if'n he did."

"'N besides... ya'd think you'd be used ta it by now..."

"Ya'd think."

"'N... I don't got the words fer it... but alls I know is... whatever it is... lookin' inta yer eyes still makes my heart thump real fast 'n my damn knees go real weak 'n my..."

"Hell... Here I am jus' tryin' ta mind my own business 'n enjoy a beer 'n relax a l'il after a hard day's work 'n you wanna start somethin' up before we've even had any dinner..."

"I weren't fixin' ta start somethin'... I was just sayin'..."

"Ya weren't...?"

"No. I weren't."

"You sure...?"




"Damn... I don't think this look a mine is workin' as well as it used ta... It must be on the fritz or somethin'..."

"Well ya keep the damn lights so damn low that I cain't hardly see ya from over here..."

"Well then maybe ya better come a l'il closer."

"Maybe I better."

"Ooomph... Dammit, Hank... Take it easy, wouldya..."

"Feelin' a l'il fragile, huh...?"

"Ya took a flyin' leap onta me, dumbass... 'N you could end up breakin' the damn couch... Again..."

"Hold on... I'll be righ' back..."

"Where the hell are ya goin'...?"

"Ya get three guesses 'n the first two don't count."


"Yep... Here..."


"Roy Orbison, huh...?"

"Yep... 'Ev'ry time I look into yer lovin' eyes... I see a love tha' money jus' can't buy... One look... from you... I drift... awaay'... Well... maybe not drift away exactly... More like I get reeled in real good... But... like the song says... 'Anything you want... you got it'..."

"Anything I want, huh...?"

"Yep. You name it... Ya know I especially like it when ya name it..."

"I want wha's left of my beer back."

"No way, Mr. Whey."


"Nice try though... So's... anythin' else...? Within reason, I mean..."

"How 'bout ya just c'mon back over here, dumbass... a l'il more slow-like this time..."

"You got it."

"'N take off tha' t-shirt..."

"You got it."

"'N tha' belt... Take off tha' belt..."

"You got it."

"Now... yer socks... take off them socks..."

"You got it."

"'N take off them jeans..."

"You got it."

"'Goin' commando', huh...?"

"You got it."

"Laundry needs doin'...?"

"You got it."

"C'mere, dumbass..."

"You got it."



From: jenna_hilary
2009-02-19 06:52 pm (UTC)
What a gift Ed and Hank are to us! Most times when I read these little posts that Hank provides, I smile. And in this difficult world, that's a precious thing, the ability to provide a light touch, some humor, some--ultimately--some hope that things aren't so bad. With Cyn being hounded into retreating from LJ, I've got to grab hold of something positive about my fellow human beings somehow. Somewhere, Ed and Hank are listening to Roy Orbison, and that's good.

Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 06:16 pm (UTC)
That is so nice of you to say about Ed and Hank. And I'm so glad they made you smile. With Hank hogging the computer all the time to write about him and Ed, there's pretty much no time left for me to read, so I always seem to be really out of touch about what's going on on LJ. I don't know what happened with Cyn, but I do know that a lot of people have left or felt like they had to retreat in some way and I think it's very sad either way. And I sure wish something could be done to change it.
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[User Picture]From: torry28
2009-02-19 06:53 pm (UTC)
I hope Heath wins too, and its always an uplifting day when I read some loving bickering and loving between Hank and Ed.
I was going to say and you but that sounded all wrong like a threesome, Jesus. its wonderful to hear from you and I'm looking forward to more when ever the mood strikes you.
Thank you. Have a great weekend.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 06:22 pm (UTC)
LOL! There are definitely NO threesomes going on in the Ed and Hank household. Glad you enjoyed a little more of their unending bickering and the other stuff too. Hope you're having a great weekend as well. And I'll betcha Heath does win.
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From: mazaher
2009-02-19 08:04 pm (UTC)

In praise of slowness

Those slow smiles... Hank got it right. *And* those slow hands. Slow as in gentle, careful, thorough.
Humans can be fine sometimes, Jenna.
I hope you and every one of us has a good safe place to drink beer and listen to Roy Orbison (or whatever) after a day's work.
Which is what's I'm off to do now.
Good evening to all
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 06:26 pm (UTC)

Re: In praise of slowness

Yep. Hank does enjoy Ed's slow smiles. And Ed's slow hands too. (I love your userpic. I know I've told you before, but I'm old enough that you have to give me a break for repeating myself.) And yeah, there's nothing better than good beer and good music after a hard day's work. I'll be writing more soon. Hope your weekend is relaxing!
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[User Picture]From: trekfan
2009-02-19 08:27 pm (UTC)
Aw this is nice. Well first of all Heath WILL win. no doubt about it.

And I love Roy Orbison's Pretty woman.

And I think Ed's got Hank's number all right :D
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I agree. Heath will definitely win. (He damn well better.)

And yeah, Ed's got Hank's number. Which Hank doesn't mind at all. And Hank's got Ed's number too. Which Ed doesn't mind at all. :D

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[User Picture]From: trekfan
2009-02-21 06:38 pm (UTC)
see they can agree on something. having each other's numbers.

so I guess you'll all be parked in front of the TV tomorrow night :)
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 08:29 pm (UTC)
You betcha!
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[User Picture]From: sid401k
2009-02-19 11:11 pm (UTC)
"Well Jack sure as hell never said nothin' like that ta Ennis..."

"Prob'bly 'cause he knew he woulda gotten decked if'n he did."

Oh, yes! Love it!
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 06:40 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it! Too bad for Ed Hank knows Ed would never deck him, so Hank can pretty much get away with saying whatever he wants to. (Although he tries to rein himself in for Ed's sake.)
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From: bentgyro
2009-02-20 03:34 am (UTC)
These guys are so great! And Heath better damn well win that Oscar!
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 06:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And yep, he damn well better win, and I think he will.
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[User Picture]From: eandj
2009-02-20 07:23 am (UTC)
super-villain and swiss cheese, Heath and the Joker aaannnd Roy Orbison- yeah you got it
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 06:59 pm (UTC)
So glad you liked it! Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: argentine65
2009-02-20 11:14 am (UTC)
Yes, Ed, you got whatever you want from Hank because you got that look in your eyes. I love this boys and I love you for bringing them and I am sure the Oscar goes to Heath. Thank you so much. Martha
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 07:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Ed gets whatever he wants from Hank and Hank's pretty good at getting whatever he wants from Ed too. So glad you liked it! Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: elena_62
2009-02-20 12:30 pm (UTC)

I've got it!

Hi, 'Blues!

I developed a new strategy concerning Ed & Hank. Instead of tackling the old chapters I missed (which I promise I'll do!) and only when I've finished the new ones, I'll read what you write as soon as you post it.

Nice to see them so ''domestic'', with Ed making experiments about the milk gone off, and Hank ignoring it.

And I had to smile about the Limburger, because I had forgotten that for a while it was my favorite cheese.

Interesting thoughts also about Ennis/The Joker. And about fragility as positive quality.

Thank you for the update!

Greetings from cheesy (literally meant) Switzerland!

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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 07:32 pm (UTC)

Re: I've got it!

LOL! As I just started to write this the little bubble that often pops up on my computer telling me I suffer from a bad case of low disc space just popped up again. So I will not forget that I need to make some space somehow and get around to backing up everything Hank's written about him and Ed. (It would have been much easier if that dumbass had just done it as he went along. :D )

And yeah, we all love Limburger cheese! Although there's no where around here that we can get it. :-( I can't imagine what great cheese you can get in Switzerland. Here... not so much.

Glad you enjoyed the post!
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From: katecaton
2009-02-21 08:22 am (UTC)
Mmm, that slow smile.
I really hope Heath wins, although I doubt he would have been as bothered as we all are on his behalf!
Great to hear from Hank again.
Love Kate
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 07:36 pm (UTC)
Good point... About how Heath wouldn't have cared as much as the rest of us do on his behalf. I bet you're right. (And I bet he'll get that Oscar too.)
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[User Picture]From: joetheone
2009-02-21 12:12 pm (UTC)


Yep eyes always reveal the soul my Great Grandmother always told me. I get that a lot, I have brown eyes and I get this a lot from people they say stuff about them, I just tell them they are shit brown because I'm full of shit all the way to my eyes. But, I know what you mean. When I look into the eyes of so many people I see things it is weird, it is like a way to judge a person and their mood and what is going on. I think that was why when I was in sales I was so good. And why now when I work with the developmentally disabled I see things and no how to customize what I'm trying to get across, it is as if I can read the emotions in them. Sometimes though I see some scarry things in my line of work. Sometimes I see trust and understanding. My partner has these light blue eyes that change with different moods, my best friend Stephen has these deep blue eyes sort of like Jack and it is really something to behold the look in them at times. My mother has light brown eyes and my father has these rich sort of black eyes and it is really strange but eyes are something I always look at and decipher.

Yes, I hope Heath wins for this performance even though a little late at least his work would be honored. I have watched all of his movies now and he really could transform himself into each character and give us everything in each one. Sort of like a chameleon in that way. But, yes the eyes did it every time we could see behind them and feel the emotions he set forth for us.

I think the lack of words but the facial expressions and the looks are what he did so well in Brokeback that took us all over the edge into the place that was private and something we all wanted.

Go have fun and be good cammando is always good makes it easier for those quick times. LOL Joe
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-02-21 08:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Eyes

Your Great Grandmother was very wise. (And she would not approve of you telling a lie and saying you're full of shit all the way to your eyes.) And yeah, I think sometimes when you're good at reading peoples' eyes you see things you'd rather not see. I love your descriptions of the eyes of the people you love. And yeah, eyes really are something.

I have to admit, we haven't seen all of Heath's performances yet. But we definitely will. We missed some of his first movies and a couple of the more recent ones. But from the ones we have seen he sure was able to transform himself into each character. And I definitely agree with you about Brokeback too.

And the laundry's been done, so (as far as I know) Hank isn't going cammando today... Maybe I'll have Ed go check on that. Just to make sure...
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[User Picture]From: samtyr
2009-03-10 06:46 pm (UTC)
This was just great! I love these two so much -- it's so good seeing this from a "more mature" pov. :) Roy Orbison -- one of the greatest singers ever! As much as I loved the original soundtrack (as opposed to the score), I always wished they would have included just a few more of the older singers/songs 'cause it was so good to hear them again. I thought that the Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris duet of "Love Hurts" would have been perfect in several places.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-05-10 04:39 pm (UTC)
LOL - Glad you enjoy the "more mature" pov.

Apologies for taking so long to respond to your comment. We were camping for a couple of weeks and then having a whole lot of computer problems and whatnot. And yeah, I definitely agree with you that it would have been good to hear some more of the older songs included in the movie. I just listened to that version of "Love Hurts" and it sure would have been perfect.
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[User Picture]From: lara_pinta
2009-03-22 03:01 am (UTC)
What a fitting and fine tribute to Heath - thank you.

Ove the last couple of pages I found myself singing your words in my head along to "You got it" one of my favourite of Roy's and that was fun.

Thank you as always.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-05-10 04:41 pm (UTC)

Apologies for taking so long to respond to your comment. We were camping for a couple of weeks and then having a whole lotta computer problems and whatnot.

I'm so glad you liked Hank's post and that it got you singing along with Roy.
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