Monday, March 10, 2008

Fun Monday

I.T. Guy poses this challenge:
I need YOU (yes, the wonderful YOU!) to pick 5 memorable lines from 5 different movies (if you could tell us which character said it and to whom, would be a bonus)...and tell us to WHOM (who in the people in your life) you could have said those lines.

BTW, IT Guy, props to you for the correct use of the pronoun 'whom.' It is such a misunderstood and abused little word.

So, this week....I'm just not feeling it. Maybe it's the head cold. Maybe it's that my memory is slipping. Maybe it's that my favourite lines from movies are usually silly. Maybe it's just that I don't have a burning desire to say anything to anyone right now. (The only desire I have is to crawl back into bed and sleep for about two days.)

In an attempt to get partial credit for this assignment, I'll give you five of my favourite movie quotes. Make sure you go check out all the other participants.

Broadcast News
What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he's around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has a long, red, pointy tail. No. I'm semi-serious here. He will look attractive and he will be nice and helpful and he will get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation and he will never do an evil thing... he will just bit by little bit lower standards where they are important. Just coax along flash over substance... Just a tiny bit. And he will talk about all of us really being salesmen. And he'll get all the great women.

L.A. Story
Why? - With this financial statement,
you think you can have the duck?
...You can have the chicken.

Real Genius
Moles and trolls, moles and trolls, work, work, work, work, work. We never see the light of day. We plan this thing for weeks and all they want to do is study. I'm disgusted. I'm sorry but it's not like me, I'm depressed. There was what, no one at the mutant hamster races, we only had one entry into the Madame Curie look-alike contest and he was disqualified later. Why do I bother?

I'm not even supposed to be here today!

L.A. Story
There is someone for everyone. Even if you need a pickax, a compass, and night goggles to find them.


At 10 March 2008 at 08:43, Blogger Babaloo said...

Oh poor you. Hope you get rid of that head cold soon. I bludgeoned mine into submission with zinc tablets last time. It does work. Really. Get well soon!

At 10 March 2008 at 09:58, Blogger Sweet Irene said...

Well Ann, for someone with a head cold, I think you did a super job. Those are some great movie quotes.

It's a shame when you have to get your head wrapped around a subject and you are just not up to it, but you did it in your way anyway.

Very cool!

At 10 March 2008 at 11:11, Blogger laurie said...

ok, that first one sends chills down my spine. i'd forgotten it. (and how the hell did you remember such a long quote verbatim? google?)

but it's true! and i'ts my profession! that must mean that.... devil!

At 10 March 2008 at 11:39, Blogger mjd said...

If you like the devil quote, you might like the movie Bedazzled. There are two versions. The Peter Cook and Dudley Moore version is much funnier than the version with Elizabeth Hurley.

At 10 March 2008 at 11:54, Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Love the one from L A Story!!!

If you haven't stopped by my blog for the FUN MONDAY movie quotes I hope you can find time. I'd love to have you pay me a visit.

At 10 March 2008 at 13:03, Blogger SwampAngel65 said...

Hope you feel better soon!
Thanks for posting eventhough you feel like crap...

I never bothered to use a pick ax or night goggles! That answers it!!! I've used the compass, but not all together, thus my now know reason for never being able to find the right one.

Thank you and bless you!!!

At 10 March 2008 at 13:50, Blogger Kaycie said...

"Real Genius" is the reason I'm a Val Kilmer fan. I love that movie.

Hope you feel better soon.

At 10 March 2008 at 14:10, Blogger Jenni said...

That first quote is so true.

At 10 March 2008 at 14:33, Anonymous Noelle said...

I love LA Story and all of its infinite quotable-ness. Sometimes, I use "Real Genius" as a litmus test for how cool someone is. There are a shocking amount of people who are not well-versed in the genius of that move. Also, it's been about 6 years since I've seen it.

At 10 March 2008 at 17:06, Blogger Tiggerlane said...

I loved Val Kilmer in "Real Genius," and "Clerks" is a total classic. Well done!

At 10 March 2008 at 17:45, Blogger Sayre said...

BROADCAST NEWS and L.A. STORY were absolute gold mines for quotes - and I didn't use a one. I love both of those films!

At 10 March 2008 at 19:08, Blogger Faye said...

Your last quote was used often by my mother! Hope you're able to rtreat and lick your wounds until you feel better Ann.

At 10 March 2008 at 21:11, Blogger Sandy said...

I love the one from L.A. Story! Thank you.

I hope you feel better soon.

At 10 March 2008 at 21:17, Blogger Irish Coffeehouse said...

Bummer you're not feeling well, but I'm glad you still delighted us with great quotes!

Thanks for sharing!

At 10 March 2008 at 22:27, Blogger Heather said...

that Broadcast News quote was great. Hope you feel better soon!

At 11 March 2008 at 03:33, Blogger Alison said...

good job least you tried..I didn't even sign on me!!

hope you are feeling better soon!!

I have something for you!! Come over and see!!!

At 11 March 2008 at 06:06, Blogger -Ann said...

Thanks for all the good wishes. With echinacea, the good thoughts, and some decent sleep, I should be better in no time.

I used IMDB for most of the quotes, just to be sure I had them right I definitely needed it for the first one. I've watched Real Genuis about four thousand times, so not only can I rattle that one off by heart, I can hear Chris Knight's voice in my head when I do it.

At 11 March 2008 at 13:35, Blogger Jettie said...

yea i agree for someone with a head cold you did marvolus!!


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