Beetlejuice – Day-o [Banana Boat Song]

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Haunting Scene from Beetlejuice

Singing: Harry Belafonte

Post Created by Jennifer Kiley

Post Friday 19th September 2014

Beetlejuice - Day-o (Banana Boat Song)[FULL HD]

For all those that have seen Beetlejuice, follow what I write to see how well I remember the film. Saw it quite a few times. This is one of my favorite scenes. You may think it is just funny. Wrong. They deserved it. Being pompous elitist snobs and treating their ghosts as if they didn’t exist. And bugging the hell out of their daughter.

She can communicate with the couple who died and live in the beautiful house on the hill. The daughter respects their space but her parents are outrageously irritating and controlling. They think they are so erudite regarding their ghosts. When all they really think about them is they are a novelty.

So what they get returned to them in full is a reaction to their behavior. This causes them to feel scared to death until they are willing to learn. I haven’t seen this film in a long time. It may be time to track it down and sit back with the popcorn and drive my partner nuts while goofing on the film or just getting excited remembering.  <3  Jennifer

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Mitch Hedberg – A Comic Genius

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A Comic Genius

Comedian Mitch Hedberg

Post Created by Jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 17th September 2014


Mitch Hedberg - A Comic Genius

Mitch Hedberg – A Comic Genius

Mitchell Lee “Mitch” Hedberg (February 24, 1968 – March 29, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian known for his surreal humor and unconventional comedic delivery. His comedy typically featured short, sometimes one-line jokes mixed with absurd elements and non sequiturs.

Hedberg’s comedy and onstage persona gained him a cult following, with audience members sometimes shouting out the punchlines to his jokes before he could finish them.

With his rising fame in the entertainment industry, Hedberg appeared on Letterman nine plus times, signed a half-million dollar deal with Fox for a television sitcom, and was dubbed “the next Seinfeld” by Time Magazine. George Carlin and Lewis Black were reportedly among his comedian fans.

Hedberg was known to be a drug user, mentioning it in some of his jokes (e.g., “I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too”). In May 2003 he was arrested in Austin, Texas, for heroin possession.

On March 29, 2005, Hedberg was found dead in a hotel room in Livingston, New Jersey. He was 37 years old. Hedberg was born with a heart defect for which he received extensive treatment as a child. It was initially speculated that this condition may have played a part in his death. The New Jersey medical examiner’s office reported “multiple drug toxicity” in the form of cocaine and heroin as the official cause of death.

Hedberg’s death was formally announced on April 1, 2005, leading many to believe it was an April Fool’s joke, only to find out later that it was not.

Hedberg had an interview in the December 2001 issue of Penthouse. In the interview, published three years before his death, he was asked “If you could choose, how would you end your life?” His response: “First, I’d want to get famous, and then I’d overdose. If I overdosed at this stage in my career, I would be lucky if it made the back pages.”

A few months before his death, on October 12, 2004, Hedberg sat in on the news with Robin Quivers on The Howard Stern Show. He appeared on the show again on March 17, 2005, just 12 days before his death, and briefly discussed his drug use, saying, “Well, you know, I got the drugs under control now.” Stern responded, “Do you? You know how to take them responsibly?” Hedberg replied, “Yeah, you know, just for the creative side of it.”

[An edited down biography courtesy of Wikipedia]

I wanted to give a glimpse into who is Mitch Hedberg. I only just discovered him moments ago, before putting this piece together. He is funny. Intelligent & witty funny. He zings you then surprises you. I love his humor.

There are many videos available on YouTube. I will try to put together sections from his routines & post here on ‘the secret keeper’ if possible.

Hope you find the first hit of Mitch Hedberg delightful.

Dying at 37 is really f*cked up & from a drug overdose makes it even more f*cked up. I would love to hear what he would say about what is happening now. In the present of now as it moves through time.

Hope he’s hanging out with Bill Hicks & George Carlin & Lenny Bruce. So many to choose from but the three comedians I mentioned, I think Mitch Hedberg would fit into that group very smoothly.   <3  jennifer kiley

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The Many Phases of Daniel Radcliffe

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Just a look into the past. A post from 2 years ago. I retrieved from hitting random posts & felt it would be fun for others to hear & see the gorgeous Daniel Radcliffe. We share a Birthday so I feel bonded to him. Want to celebrate his beauty & talent & genius. <3 jkm

Originally posted on the secret keeper:

The Many Phases of Daniel Radcliffe
Inside the Actors Studio Interview 1st & 4th Parts
An Array of Photographs
Some Only Slightly “R” Rated
Don’t Ask But I Have
That Photograph, Also
Not On Display Here

Daniel Radcliffe b. July 23, 1989-it’s my birthday too.

I felt so excited the first time I knew. I have such a crush on Daniel but only since he grew out of playing Harry Potter. He is in competition with Robert Pattinson. I may not be into men, being a lesbian, but there are certain men who just have an attraction inside and out to everyone male and female. This is a delightful interview. I do hope you take the time to enjoy the complete talk. I’ve listened to this several times since Daniel first was on Inside the Actors Studio. He just does great talk. Enjoy him in all his directness and honesty…

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Private Moments #79 “Raining Through the Pain”

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Private Moments #79
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post 15th September 2014

Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #79 - “In Our Hours of Darkness”

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Purple Raining Lady (c) jkm 

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

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“Raining Through the Pain”
Madison Taylor
10th March 2009

Raining through the pain
The strain of tears falling
The inside is outside
Crawling on the skin
Scraping the outer surface away

Raw is the screaming
The mind cannot control
When trying to reach out
Letting hands reach back in return
Feeling the pain surging through the veins

Losing someone is cruel
Living’s practical joke
No one is laughing
The creation of death
Should’ve been carefully considered

It is too late
It is in its place
Where it will stay
Until eternity turns around
And reverses its self

© jkm ’08

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

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“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

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“The Known and the Unknown” – #9

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Excerpts from the Essay “Fail Safe”
Written by Debbie Millman
Post Sunday 14th September 2014

The Essay titled “Fail Safe”
Taken From Anthology
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays
on the Intersection of Life and Design

Debbie Millman is an Artist
Strategist & Interviewer

“Fail Safe” The Essay-Explores Existential Skills-Living With Uncertainty-Embracing The Unfamiliar-Allowing For Not Knowing-Cultivating What John Keats Famously Termed “Negative Capability”

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The Known and the Unknown – #9

I recommend
the following
of action

for those
who are just
their careers


for those
like me,
who may be
midway through

heed the words
of Robert Frost

Start with
a big
fat Lump
in your throat

start with
a profound

a deep homesickness

or a crazy
Love Sickness

and run
with it.

If you
imagine less

less is
what you


don’t stop
you get
you Love.

as hard
as you can






20 years
from now

two weeks
from now.


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“The Known and the Unknown” Part #9 - Jennifer Kiley


“Do What You LOVE

“Another Day”

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“Another Day”

Sung by Roy Harper

Post Created by Jennifer Kiley

Post Saturday 13th September 2014


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“Another Day” - Roy Harper

“Another Day”

The kettle’s on,
the sun has gone
another day
She offers me Tibetan tea
on a flower tray

She’s at the door,
she wants to score
She dearly needs to say

I loved you a long time ago, you know
Where the wind’s own forget-me-nots blow
But I just couldn’t let myself go
not knowing what on earth there was to know.

But I wish that I had ’cause I’m feeling so sad
that I never had one of your children.

And across the room, inside a tomb
our chance is waxed and wanes
The night is young,
why are we so hung up
in each others chains?


I must take her,
I must make her
while the dove domains
and feel the juice run as she flies
run my wings under her sighs
as the flames of eternity rise
to lick us with the first born lash of dawn.

Oh really my dear
I can’t see what we fear
Sat here with ourselves in between us.

And at the door
we can’t say more
than just “another day”
and without a sound
I turn around
and I walk away.

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“The Art of Seduction”

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“The Art of Seduction”

TED Talk: Seema Anand

Post Created by Jennifer Kiley

Post Thursday 11th September 2014


Let us start with Creation. According to Hindu, creation is more than a one being’s job. In order to create the world there needs to be three beings 1. To Create 2. To Preserve 3. To Destroy.

Rama created Men & Women differently. Shiva & his wife created a manual to teach the Arts of Seduction. Sexual Energy is the most powerful energy of the world

In the Karmasutra, it says Men & Women need to learn 64 skills for the Art of Seduction. Skills of the Art of Seduction was not just meant for women, it is also meant for Men. What does a man have to be? He has to be rich. Translate this to a Gay Life Style, one would follow the same rules, both in the relationship would need to learn these skills in order to manifest ones Sexual Energy. As I wrote earlier, Sexual Energy is the most Powerful Energy of the World.

Divide the 64 skills of your life into 4 stages. Each stage gets divided in 4 stages and those stages get divided in 4 stage. That gives us 16 branches which gives us 64, which stands for the totality of your life. These skills are meant to build up energy & power in order to actualize ones sexuality.

Cleopatra when she seduced Caesar, she used the method of always being happy when she spent time with her. She wanted to think & feel when he was away from her, he would remember the happiness he felt when with her. She wanted him all to herself.

Seema Anand’s favorite part of the Art of Seduction is perfuming your body. I love this idea myself. Nothing is more seductive then taking in the scent of perfume that one loves. It awakens ones senses in a wonderfully subtle way.

Hope you enjoy Seema Anand’s storytelling of The Art of Seduction, even though she feels the use of the word “Seduction” doesn’t quite feel right for describing the Art of expressing one’s Sexuality.

- jennifer kiley

The Art of Seduction – Seema Anand – TED TALK

The ancient arts of Courtesanery and Seduction were once treated as high philosophy, with divine and academic associations. Dr. Seema Anand explores how these narratives have been lost and in the evolution of their vocabulary, the implications have changed.

Working with the range of what ‘story’ can mean to an individual Seema facilitates the learning processes of ‘telling’, ‘listening’, ‘acknowledging’ and ‘rejecting’ the narratives that make up our lives and our social interactions to enhance communication, build links and open dialogue.

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