Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Daily Hump: Humping Quasimodo

Homer: (running into the church) Sanctuary! Sanctuary!
Reverend Lovejoy: Why did I teach him that word?
Now that it's lunch I have some time to take my daily hump. If you checked in earlier you may have noticed this morning's post is titled Humpback Flashback. Naturally, humpback got me thinking of Quasimodo, best known as the lovable cripple from the 1996 animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Go Fighting Irish!) (and, no, there's no difference between humpbacks, hunchbacks and crookbacks says WordNet). For those of you like me who have better things to do [i.e. anything] than slug through Victor Hugo Boss's 1831 tome or Disney's piss-poor hatchet job it's interesting to observe
Quasimodo's name is a pun. Frollo finds him on the cathedrals doorsteps on Quasimodo Sunday, and names him after the holiday, inadvertedly calling him "half-formed."
Quasimodo Sunday is the first Sunday after Easter, recently designated in 2000 as Divine Mercy Sunday by Pope John Paul II. As Wikipedia notes
The name Quasimodo came from the Latin text of the traditional Introit (opening blessing) for this day, which begins "Quasi modo geniti infantes..." ("As newborn babes...", from the First Epistle of Peter 2:2). Literally, quasi modo means "in the manner of [i.e. newborn babes]".
Quasi modo Wordhumper hump.

Quasimodo [Wikipedia]
Quasimodo Sunday [Wikipedia]
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) [IMDB]
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) [IMDB]
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame [Amazon]

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:: posted by David, 1:52 PM

2 Comments:

Now where does the "Blunch Black of Blotre Blame" fit in?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_within_a_film
Blogger Loocite, at 7:47 PM  
I...I don't know.
Blogger David, at 5:42 PM  

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