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An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Monday, May 01, 2006

Movie Madness Monday: May Day Edition

Welcome back once again to my little trivia-freak Olympiad known as Movie Madness Monday. Here’s the deal: Each Monday I pick a movie and sprinkle in a few of my favorite quotes. You then stop your damn lurking and contribute a quote of your own, from the same movie, if possible. I will not tell you the name of the movie until Wednesday. Now, you could cheat and type the quotes into a search engine, but that would be no fun. Some people, of course, have no shame. Here goes:


“When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his men were well motivated.”

“Listen, I'm a politician which means I'm a cheat and a liar; when I'm not kissing babies I'm stealing their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open.”

“Central Intelligence Agency... Now, there's a contradiction in terms.”

“I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me.”

“’Most things in here don’t react too well to bullets.’—Yeah, like ME.”

"A great day, comrades-- we sail into history!"
**** WEDNESDAY Update: We go into the Laurents Abyssal for this week's film,
The Hunt for Red October!

Now, I am personally of the opinion that Tom Clancy writes great ideas for movies. And I LOVE Sam Neill and Sean Connery, who should have resisted the call for the unfortunate hairpiece, but it matters not! What a great adventure!

And let's not forget
Tim Curry as the ship's physician. It's good to see him in a film when it's not 1:30 in the morning with a bunch of strange, strange people all around me throwing bread and playing cards around a theatre, but still, every time I see him, a little voice inside me chants:

"Janet!"
"Dr. Scott!"
"Janet!"
"Brad!"
"Rocky!"
"UNH!"

17 Comments:

At 5/1/06, 7:49 PM, Blogger 100farmers said...

Report to my cabin. There has been a terrible accident.

My son thinks I named him after his grandfather but it was actually after Sean Connery.

 
At 5/1/06, 7:53 PM, Blogger Mamacita said...

I knew who dunnit before the movie was half over.

I seen me a mermaid once.

 
At 5/1/06, 8:05 PM, Blogger Mike in Texas said...

"He always turns to starboard on the quarter hour"

 
At 5/1/06, 8:22 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Good job!

I figured since the word "communist" and "socialist" were being bandied about so much lately, we might as well go there.

"Crazy Ivan!"

 
At 5/1/06, 9:52 PM, Anonymous Mrs.Blog said...

I know this one!

"When I was (some age I forget) I helped my daddy build a bomb shelter."

"I would have liked to seen Montana."

"He's a, how do you say, a buckaroo."

 
At 5/1/06, 10:17 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Well, I knew the movie, but sure can't come up with another line right now! Hmmm...I'm actually amazed I knew the movie!

 
At 5/1/06, 10:47 PM, Anonymous MellowOut said...

"The hard part about playing chicken is knowing when to flinch."

 
At 5/1/06, 10:51 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Mrs Bog aka k got it! Yay!

Jen, you know what that means? You need to watch it again!

 
At 5/1/06, 11:21 PM, Blogger Coach Brown said...

".....and I...was never here."

"I know I told you to speak your mind Jack, but Jesus."

"My morse is so rusty, I might be sending him dimensions for Playmate of the Month."

 
At 5/1/06, 11:42 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Hah-- I forgot that one, Coach. It's one of my favorites.

"One ping only, Vasili."

 
At 5/1/06, 11:44 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

tree_story: Sean Connery is one of the most sexy chauvinist pigs EVER. I don't care how old he is.

My daughter is named after Katharine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall. What a movie geek I am!

 
At 5/2/06, 9:00 AM, Anonymous AL Grad said...

We're going to kill a friend, Yvgeni. We're going to kill Raimus.

The best Jack Ryan movie. In my opinion.

 
At 5/2/06, 10:08 AM, Anonymous -Matt said...

Sweet! I finally know one again! For like three, four weeks in a row I've been stumped!
Ahem..

"Ah, it reminds me of the heady days of Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin, when the world trembled at the sounds of our rockets....Now it will tremble again, at the sound of our silence!"
and who could forget..

"Next time, Jack, just write a g*damn memo!"

-Matt

 
At 5/2/06, 7:03 PM, Blogger Jen said...

My husband will be so happy. ; ) Guess I know what we're doing this weekend.

 
At 5/3/06, 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hunt for Red October!!!!!!

It's the cook!

 
At 5/3/06, 7:11 PM, Anonymous Mrs. Bog said...

Hmmmm.
Wondering if we can expect
quotes of a Time Warp nature
next week?

 
At 5/3/06, 8:29 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Naaaah. I try to keep this blog PG-13 rated at the very least.

 

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