Saturday, March 31, 2012

Obscure Movie Quote, Part Two

Updated with answers.  Purplish is correct.  Orange is still waiting for friends.  Because orange is the colour of loneliness (ref TBBT).

Hello again!

I have about 17 things that I should be writing (conservative estimate) and probably 26 other things in general that call out to be done, but I'm tired (see other non-written posts for details).  So instead, let's play a game again!

In this game, I post what I consider to be lesser-known quotes from movies.  You list as many as you can in the comments section, but without cheating.  Today we will have some special bonus quotes which are from books.  Ooh, fancy!

1.  "I got gum on my seat.  Gum!"  Speed

2.  "I won't think about that now, I'll think about it tomorrow.  After all, tomorrow is another day!" Gone With the Wind

3.  "I now pronounce you man and wife.  Proceed with the execution." The African Queen

4.  "We were one date away from a Greek tragedy." Soapdish

5.  "There was another Bill.  An evil Bill.  And I killed him." Twister

6.  "Oh, Morgan.  Why did you make me shoot you?  I said I would if you brought those sheep on my land." Montana

7.  "Bad dates." Indian Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

8.  "Name one thing we're going to need this stupid [expletive deleted] rope for." The Boondock Saints

9.  "Oh Jerry, don't lets ask for the moon.  We've got the stars."  Now Voyager

10.  "Why couldn't it be 'follow the butterflies'"? Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

11.  "Oh, you both have layers...What about cake? Everybody loves cake." Shrek

12.  "There's not a day goes by I don't feel regret. Not because I'm in here, or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can't. That kid's long gone and this old man is all that's left. I got to live with that." The Shawshank Redemption

13.  [Sung] "And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind." The Lion King

14.  "Whoops. Look at me, your very own Greek statue." My Big Fat Greek Wedding

15.  "I want to reward you with five minutes uninterrupted eye contact." Baby Mama

16.  "Never trust a bunny." Hoodwinked!

17.  "I gave you my mind, blindly." The Phantom of the Opera

18.  --"She told me about the letters."
     --"Letters? What letters?"
     --"The letters. She told me about them.  I know all about the letters.  How do you think I know? She told me.  That's how I found out." The Man Who Knew Too Little

19.  "Listen! Do you smell something?" Ghostbusters

20.  "Do I look like I own tights?" Step Up

21.  "Are you okay? I mean, be a man.  Rub some dirt in it." She's the Man

22.  "And we was like peas and carrots again." Forrest Gump

23.  "I'm not much of a dancer, but this looks like screw in the lightbulb and pat the dog." Bride and Prejudice

24.  [Sung] "Home is behind, the world ahead... And there are many paths to tread. Through shadow, to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight... Mist and shadow, cloud and shade, all shall fade... all... shall... fade... " LOTR: Return of the King

25.  "Do I get my meat?" Must Love Dogs

26.  "I'm Benny, he's the Jets." 27 Dresses

27.  "I know a's funny because the squirrel dies." Up

BONUS:  Obscure Book Quotes

28.  It struck me as pretty ridiculous to be called Mr Darcy and to stand on your own looking snooty at a party.  It's like being called Heathcliff and insisting on spending the entire evening in the garden, shouting "Cathy" and banging your head against a tree. Bridget Jones' Diary

29. A last note from your narrator.  I am haunted by humans. The Book Thief

30.  It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in position of good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Pride and Prejudice.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Our wonderful and incredible son has a nickname: Destructo.  Sure, it sounds like he should have a cape and dwell in darkness, but he gets quite enough done in the daytime thankyouverymuch.

He's exploring his world! And doing a thorough job of it, too.  The world must be settled, and his pointer shall lead the way.  It's just coincidental that exploration is accompanied by destruction, no?

For example, one day he discovered the bathroom.  He discovered the long towel and rolled it all over the floor.  In fact, in this house, it's a good idea to determine where the toilet paper is before you get down to business.  He also discovered a kleenex box and how it works.  He was about to discover a toilet brush but was encouraged not to by his mother.

He's pulled over side tables (one dented the wall and went away as it tipped too easily).  He's opened drawers and emptied them.  He's destroyed nice, neat piles of laundry.  He's pulled mulch out the garden, rocks out of the planters, ripped cords out of appliances, sent a text message(!), daily pulls books and dvds off shelves, attempted to throw the dvd player on the floor, thrown any number of telephones on the floor, mangled and consumed a phone book (okay not all of it. Yet.), broken a solid plastic container, bashed his mother in the face with a wooden toy (he thought he was sharing), broken a glass (mom shouldn't have left it there), spilled Mom's raspberry lemonade on the red couch (seriously, Mom was being stupid and not thinking).  His favourite pastime for awhile was removing whilst tasting all of the shoes from the shoe rack.      It got to the point where we put the shoe rack away, leaving out only the necessary shoes (2 pairs for me, 4 for Adrian... hmm).

Destructo has a new trick, though.  He's started putting things away.  When I found him this morning he had shoved as many shoes as he can into an old stewing pot that he plays with.  Wonder what's next.  Maybe he'll fold the laundry? Clean the toilet?

Don't worry, he does have adequate parental supervision, but he does like to get up to things.  I should go take stock of the days' disasters.  Goodnight.