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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, December 11, 2006

Movie Madness Monday 43: Poor Max edition

Our second Monday in Advent season, and it's time to bury a message here before I completely collapse into the swell of commercialism known as "The Mall."

So this week's Movie Madness Monday is a wide-open extravaganza. Even Polski should be able to post a quote to this 'un.

Here's how we play the game: I give you some preliminary quotes from a movie; you post a quote from the same movie in the comments section without just blatantly outing the name of the film. I will then officially reveal the name of the movie on Thursday.

So here are my teaser quotes for you:

"Oh, please don't ask why, no one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or maybe his head wasn't screwed on just right."

"Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!"

"If I can't find a reindeer, I'll make one instead."

"Why, Santie Claus? Why?"

****Thursday Update: Hold on to the Who Hash, It's


Take 2 parts Dr. Seuss-- add 1 part Chuck Jones. Add a twist of Thurl Ravenscraft and Boris Karloff, and you've got a rare and tasty Roast Beast Dinner!

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At 12/11/06, 12:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But WHAT would I wear?!?"

At 12/11/06, 6:54 AM, Anonymous Lady S said...

"One thing I can't stand is the noise, noise, noise, noise!"

At 12/11/06, 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Am I just eating because I'm bored?"

"If you utter so much as one syllable, I'LL HUNT YOU DOWN AND GUT YOU LIKE A FISH. If you'd like to fax me, press the star key."


"It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags!"

At 12/11/06, 10:02 AM, Blogger MommyProf said...

"The three words that best describe you are, as follows, and I quote: 'stink, stank, stunk'."

At 12/11/06, 1:17 PM, Blogger Sara said...

"They're just waking up, I know just what they'll do. Their mouths will hang open a minute or two, then the Whos down in Whoville will all cry, 'Boo Hoo.'"

At 12/11/06, 4:52 PM, Blogger Superdestroyer said...

On their walls he left nothing but hooks, and some wire.

At 12/11/06, 7:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He - he, himself - the () - carved the roast beast.

At 12/11/06, 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

... the words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote: 'Stink, stank, stunk!'

At 12/11/06, 9:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoops! I repeated one! (Sorry Mommyprof!)

I'll say I prefer the animated version to the Carrey version ...

At 12/11/06, 9:32 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Sacrilege! No one can outdo Chuck Jones!

"And he puzzled, and puzzled, till his puzzler was sore."

At 12/12/06, 12:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roast Beast!!!!

At 12/12/06, 11:45 AM, Anonymous MellowOut said...

"It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags!"

Every year it gets harder and harder to forget that they ever made the live-action version with Jim Carrey because so many stations choose to show that one, and I switch the channel in glee because I think it's the classic version. He didn't NEED a backstory to hate Christmas, Ron Howard!

At 12/12/06, 4:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Your brain is full of spiders, you have garlic in your soul, Mr. G....!"
"I wouldn't touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half-foot pole!"

At 12/12/06, 8:41 PM, Blogger Mister Teacher said...

"I wouldn't touch you with a... 10 1/2 foot pole!"

At 12/13/06, 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

-the fake Santie Claus lied -

At 12/13/06, 5:43 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Mister Teacher-- It's "a 39 and one half foot pole!"

"Your hearts an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You've got garlic in your soul...."

At 12/13/06, 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Santy Claus, why,
"Why are you taking our Christmas tree? WHY?"


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