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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Re: Movie Quotes
The best:
"You don't understand! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am." - Marlon Brando
"Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country." - George C. Scott
"Does your dog bite?" - Peter Sellers
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!" - Mandy Patinkin
"Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?" - Harrison Ford
"I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash you got." - Nicolas Cage
"I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen." - John Cusack
"Shane! Shane! Come back!" - Brandon De Wilde
"What do they think I am, dumb or something? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!" - Jean Hagen
"Go ahead, make my day." - Clint Eastwood

Sadly, there are some missing:
"There's no basement in the Alamo!" - Jan Hooks (PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE)
"That's the artificial horizon. It's better than the actual horizon." - Steven Wright (SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER)
"Would ya look at the size of that kid's head! It's the size of a planetoid and it has it's own weather system! Looks like an orange on a toothpick! ... I'm not kidding, that boy's head is like Sputnik; spherical but quite pointy at parts! Aye, now that was offsides, now wasn't it? He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow." - Mike Myers (SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER)

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Good News
Two bits of Iraq-related good news:
  • Iraq Murder Charges Dropped Against Marine - "A former Wall Street trader who rejoined the Marines after the Sept. 11 attacks will not be tried on murder charges for killing two suspected Iraqi insurgents, a Marine general decided Thursday."
  • Iraqi Officials Confirm Zarqawi Is Wounded - "Iraq's interior and defense ministers said Thursday they have information that al-Zarqawi has been wounded -- apparent confirmation of recent rumors that the Jordanian-born terrorist leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq was injured. But the officials said they did not know how severe the injury might be."

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

I love NetFlix. If you aren't a NetFlix subscriber, go there right now and sign up. It is easily the best deal in the world. All the movies you can watch for about $20 a month. They have every DVD in existence available for rent.

And if you haven't been watching the TV series 24, rent it and watch it from the beginning,. This is as good as TV gets. The person who thougt up this idea is a freakin' genius. I have never enjoyed or been as "clifffhanger'd" as I ever has with this show The first three seasons are on DVD, and you should start from the beginning and watch all three seasons in order. This is fantastic, marvelous, suspenseful, television. As good as it gets. I can't believe how good this is. Each show is suspensefull, compelling, fun, adventuresome, and worth watching. I can't imagine having to watch this week to week -- having to watch it four shows at a time on the separare DVD's is bad enougth. It's easily among the best television shows I've ever wathched. If you aren't famililiiar with it, get familiiar. It's TV at it's best. Netflixs makes it easy. Do it. Now.

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Picture of the Day
The President holds a beautiful baby -- conceived by one woman and carried to term by another. The child was an "excess embryo", adopted and born by his loving mother.

God Bless George Bush. Would that we were half the man he is.

(Thanks to the estimable KLo on The Corner)

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Monday, May 23, 2005

The Stupidest Idea in the History of the World
There have been some pretty stupid ideas in the history of the world -- communism, putting pineapple on pizza, Supertrain -- but none of them, not one, is as stupid as this idea.

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

The Truth About Illegal Immigration.
Here's the truth: It's an ugly, unpleasant, and potentially deadly scourge for the people that live in border states.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Governor a "Dark Horse"?
KLo gives Governor Pawlenty the nod as a dark horse for the 2008 nomination.

I'd vote for the guy in a heartbeat.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Movie Quotes (#257-343)
We're getting close to the unveiling of AFI's 100 greatest movie quotes. The list will be revealed in a 3-hour television event on June 21. Of course, it's a very subjective selection process and I don't plan on leaving it up to their panel to tell me which are the best quotes in movie history. Here are numbers 257-343 from their list of candidates. I'll let you know later what I think of them.
  • I cannot stand little notes on my pillow! "We are all out of cornflakes, F.U." It took me three hours to figure out F.U. was Felix Unger. - Walter Matthau (THE ODD COUPLE)
  • The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea. - George Burns (OH, GOD!)
  • Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go! - Katharine Hepburn (ON GOLDEN POND)
  • Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons! The loons! They're welcoming us back. - Katharine Hepburn (ON GOLDEN POND)
  • You don't understand! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am. - Marlon Brando (ON THE WATERFRONT)
  • I had a farm in Africa. - Meryl Streep (voice) (OUT OF AFRICA)
  • You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it. - Robert Mitchum (OUT OF THE PAST)
  • I think we deserve a break. - Jane Greer
    We deserve each other. - Robert Mitchum (OUT OF THE PAST)
  • Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy. - Clint Eastwood (THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES)
  • Chivalry is not only dead, it's decomposed. - Rudy Vallee (THE PALM BEACH STORY)
  • Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice. - Spencer Tracy (PAT AND MIKE)
  • Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. - George C. Scott (PATTON)
  • I know you are, but what am I? - Paul Reubens (PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE)
  • You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts. - James Stewart (THE PHILADELPHIA STORY)
  • Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition. - Doris Day (PILLOW TALK)
  • Does your dog bite? - Peter Sellers (THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN)
  • A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face. - Evelyn Venable (voice) (PINOCCHIO)
  • I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I've even loved you before I saw you. - Montgomery Clift (A PLACE IN THE SUN)
  • Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape! - Charlton Heston (PLANET OF THE APES)
  • They're here! - Heather O'Rourke (POLTERGEIST)
  • Never give a sucker an even break. - W. C. Fields (POPPY)
  • With my brains and your looks, we could go places. - John Garfield (THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE)
  • I want the fairy tale. - Julia Roberts (PRETTY WOMAN)
  • Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. - Gary Cooper (THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES)
  • Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die! - Mandy Patinkin (THE PRINCESS BRIDE)
  • I did join the Army, but I joined a different Army. I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms. - Goldie Hawn (PRIVATE BENJAMIN)
  • Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer. - Kenneth Mars (THE PRODUCERS)
  • A boy's best friend is his mother. - Anthony Perkins (PSYCHO)
  • We all go a little mad sometimes. - Anthony Perkins (PSYCHO)
  • I ain't so tough. - James Cagney (THE PUBLIC ENEMY)
  • Bring out the Gimp. - Peter Greene (PULP FICTION)
  • They call it a "Royale with Cheese." - John Travolta (PULP FICTION)
  • Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes? - Harrison Ford (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK)
  • I'm an excellent driver. - Dustin Hoffman (RAIN MAN)
  • I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash you got. - Nicolas Cage (RAISING ARIZONA)
  • Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. - Joan Fontaine (voice) (REBECCA)
  • You're tearing me apart! - James Dean (REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE)
  • There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun -- a Swiss watch and a woman from anywhere. - John Ireland (RED RIVER)
  • Are you gonna bark all day, little doggie, or are you gonna bite? - Michael Madsen (RESERVOIR DOGS)
  • Sometimes you gotta say, "What the f***." - Curtis Armstrong (RISKY BUSINESS)
  • Yo, Adrian! - Sylvester Stallone (ROCKY)
  • This isn't a dream! This is really happening! - Mia Farrow (ROSEMARY'S BABY)
  • Earn this. - Tom Hanks (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN)
  • I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen. - John Cusack (SAY ANYTHING...)
  • Say "hello" to my little friend! - Al Pacino (SCARFACE)
  • Hoo-ah! - Al Pacino (SCENT OF A WOMAN)
  • The list is an absolute good. The list is life. - Ben Kingsley (SCHINDLER'S LIST)
  • Do you like scary movies? - Roger L. Jackson (voice) (SCREAM)
  • Let's go home, Debbie. - John Wayne (THE SEARCHERS)
  • Shane! Shane! Come back! - Brandon De Wilde (SHANE)
  • It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily. - Marlene Dietrich (SHANGHAI EXPRESS)
  • Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'. - Tim Robbins (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION)
  • Why don't you come up sometime and see me? - Mae West (SHE DONE HIM WRONG)
  • Never apologize and never explain, it's a sign of weakness. - John Wayne (SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON)
  • Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-babybaby. Please! - Spike Lee (SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT)
  • Here's Johnny! - Jack Nicholson (THE SHINING)
  • A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. - Anthony Hopkins (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS)
  • I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner. - Anthony Hopkins (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS)
  • Non! - Marcel Marceau (SILENT MOVIE)
  • What do they think I am, dumb or something? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge! Put together! - Jean Hagen (SINGIN' IN THE RAIN)
  • I see dead people. - Haley Joel Osment (THE SIXTH SENSE)
  • It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years. - Diane Keaton
    Two hundred and four, if you count my marriage. - Woody Allen (SLEEPER)
  • Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? - Lucille La Verne (voice) (SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS)
  • Look at that! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex! - Jack Lemmon (SOME LIKE IT HOT)
  • Well, nobody's perfect. - Joe E. Brown (SOME LIKE IT HOT)
  • Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into! - Oliver Hardy (SONS OF THE DESERT)
  • Soylent Green is people! - Charlton Heston (SOYLENT GREEN)
  • I'm Spartacus! I'm Spartacus! - Tony Curtis, Ensemble (SPARTACUS)
  • The calla lilies are in bloom again. - Katharine Hepburn (STAGE DOOR)
  • Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17. Not alive, anyway. - Otto Preminger (STALAG 17)
  • Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine. - Judy Garland (A STAR IS BORN)
  • May the Force be with you. - Harrison Ford (STAR WARS)
  • Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope. - Carrie Fisher (STAR WARS)
  • I am your father. - David Prowse, James Earl Jones (voice) (STAR WARS V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK)
  • Do, or do not. There is no try. - Frank Oz (STAR WARS V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK)
  • Stella! Hey, Stella! - Marlon Brando (A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE)
  • I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. - Vivien Leigh (A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE)
  • Go ahead, make my day. - Clint Eastwood (SUDDEN IMPACT)
  • There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan. Boy! - Joel McCrea (SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS)
  • I am big! It's the pictures that got small. - Gloria Swanson (SUNSET BLVD.)
  • We didn't need dialogue. We had faces. - Gloria Swanson (SUNSET BLVD.)
  • All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up. - Gloria Swanson (SUNSET BLVD.)
  • Can you dig it? - Ron O'Neal (SUPERFLY)
  • I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the American way. - Christopher Reeve (SUPERMAN)
  • Match me, Sidney. - Burt Lancaster (SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS)
  • You're so money, and you don't even know it. - Vince Vaughn (SWINGERS)
  • Vegas, baby. - Vince Vaughn (SWINGERS)

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Monday, May 09, 2005

I love headlines like this:
U.S. troops kill 75 insurgents in Iraq offensive

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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Broken Hearted
Yeah, I'm just crying my eyes out for poor Brett and Javon. I'm really broken up about it.

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Monday, May 02, 2005

Re: Movie Quotes
Here are my comments on the latest batch.

Classic (in other words, if I can slip any of these into conversation, it's a good day):
"Wax-on, wax-off."
"Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera."
"There's no crying in baseball!"
"The stuff that dreams are made of."
"Is it safe?"

Still very good:
"My precious."
"You're good, you're very good."
"Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper."
"Over? Did you say "over?" Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no!"
"It's alright, that's in every contract. That's what they call a sanity clause. -
You can't fool me! There ain't no Sanity Claus."
"Who's on first."

New to me, but I likey:
"Mac, you ever been in love? -
No, I've been a bartender all my life."

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Movie Quotes #189-256
I know i'm taking big chunks here but time is running short. In June AFI will release its list of the Top 100 Movie Quotes (using this list of 400 candidates) and we need to be ready! Here's the next set.
  • You're gonna need a bigger boat. - Roy Scheider (JAWS)
  • Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet! - Al Jolson (THE JAZZ SINGER)
  • I was born a poor black child. - Steve Martin (THE JERK)
  • Show me the money! - Cuba Gooding, Jr. (JERRY MAGUIRE)
  • You complete me. - Tom Cruise (JERRY MAGUIRE)
  • You had me at "hello." - Renee Zellweger (JERRY MAGUIRE)
  • Life will find a way. - Jeff Goldblum (JURASSIC PARK)
  • Wax-on, wax-off. - Pat Morita (THE KARATE KID)
  • Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. - Yul Brynner (THE KING AND I)
  • Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast. - Robert Armstrong (KING KONG)
  • Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime. - Robert De Niro (THE KING OF COMEDY)
  • Where's the rest of me? - Ronald Reagan (KINGS ROW)
  • Get me to that bus stop and forget you ever saw me. If we don't make that bus stop... - Cloris Leachman
    We will. - Ralph Meeker
    If we don't, remember me. - Cloris Leachman (KISS ME DEADLY)
  • And for an hour, for an hour -- I'm the best actress in the world... - Jane Fonda (KLUTE)
  • Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper. - Pat O'Brien (KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN)
  • Hey, lady! - Jerry Lewis (THE LADIES' MAN)
  • I need him like the axe needs the turkey. - Barbara Stanwyck (THE LADY EVE)
  • You're my Lassie come home. - Roddy McDowall (LASSIE COME HOME)
  • In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention. - Clifton Webb (LAURA)
  • Sherif Ali, so long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people, greedy, barbarous, and cruel as you are. - Peter O'Toole (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA)
  • No prisoners! No prisoners! - Peter O'Toole (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA)
  • There's no crying in baseball! - Tom Hanks (A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN)
  • Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico? - Edward G. Robinson (LITTLE CAESAR)
  • Hi-Yo, Silver! - Clayton Moore (THE LONE RANGER)
  • My precious. - Andy Serkis (THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS)
  • One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough. - Howard Da Silva (THE LOST WEEKEND)
  • Love means never having to say you're sorry. - Ryan O'Neal (LOVE STORY)
  • Oh, Frank, my lips are hot. Kiss my hot lips. - Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H)
  • Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini? - Robert Benchley (THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR)
  • We didn't land on Plymouth Rock -- Plymouth Rock landed on us! - Denzel Washington (MALCOLM X)
  • You ask me if I have a God complex. Let me tell you something. I am God. - Alec Baldwin (MALICE)
  • You're good, you're very good. - Humphrey Bogart (THE MALTESE FALCON)
  • The stuff that dreams are made of. - Humphrey Bogart (THE MALTESE FALCON)
  • This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. - Carleton Young (THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE)
  • I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or Catholics. - Woody Allen (MANHATTAN)
  • Is it safe? - Laurence Olivier (MARATHON MAN)
  • What do you feel like doing tonight? - Joe Mantell
    I don't know, Ange. What do you feel like doing? - Ernest Borgnine (MARTY)
  • Somebody stop me! - Jim Carrey (THE MASK)
  • I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis. - Judy Garland (MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS)
  • I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me? - Robert De Niro (MEET THE PARENTS)
  • You know the difference between you and me? I make this look good. - Will Smith (MEN IN BLACK)
  • I'm walking here! I'm walking here! - Dustin Hoffman (MIDNIGHT COWBOY)
  • Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young. - Eve Arden (MILDRED PIERCE)
  • I am your number one fan. - Kathy Bates (MISERY)
  • Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight? - Jack Lemmon (MISTER ROBERTS)
  • No wire hangers, ever! - Faye Dunaway (MOMMIE DEAREST)
  • Snap out of it! - Cher (MOONSTRUCK)
  • But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom. - H. B. Warner (MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN)
  • I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too. - James Stewart (MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON)
  • You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the Taylors and all their armies come marching into this place. - James Stewart (MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON)
  • This is the people's war! It is our war! We are the fighters! Fight it, then! Fight it with all that is in us, and may God defend the right. - Henry Wilcoxon (MRS. MINIVER)
  • Mr. Christian! - Charles Laughton (MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY)
  • My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married! - Marisa Tomei (MY COUSIN VINNY)
  • Mac, you ever been in love? - Henry Fonda
    No, I've been a bartender all my life. - J. Farrell MacDonald (MY DARLING CLEMENTINE)
  • Will you take me? - W. C. Fields
    I'll take you -- and how. - Mae West (MY LITTLE CHICKADEE)
  • There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them. - Mark Hellinger (voice) (THE NAKED CITY)
  • Toga! Toga! - John Belushi (NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE)
  • Over? Did you say "over?" Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no! - John Belushi (NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE)
  • Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son. - John Vernon (NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE)
  • Who's on first. - Bud Abbott (THE NAUGHTY NINETIES)
  • I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore! - Peter Finch (NETWORK)
  • Goodness, what beautiful diamonds! - (cloakroom girl)
    Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie. - Mae West (NIGHT AFTER NIGHT)
  • It's alright, that's in every contract. That's what they call a sanity clause. - Groucho Marx
    You can't fool me! There ain't no Sanity Claus. - Chico Marx (A NIGHT AT THE OPERA)
  • Would you like me to tell you the little story of right hand, left hand? The story of good and evil? H-A-T-E. It was with this left hand that old brother Cain struck the blow that laid his brother low. L-O-V-E. You see these fingers, dear hearts? These fingers has veins that run straight to the soul of man -- the right hand, friends, the hand of love. - Robert Mitchum (THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER)
  • One, two, Freddy's coming for you... - (children) (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET)
  • Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half. - Melvyn Douglas (NINOTCHKA)
  • Must you flirt? - Greta Garbo
    Well, I don't have to, but I find it natural. - Melvyn Douglas
    Suppress it. - Greta Garbo (NINOTCHKA)
  • Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars. - Bette Davis (NOW, VOYAGER)
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