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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, April 07, 2008

Movie Madness Monday 109: Giants fan edition


Back in the day, this poor young girl was the most forlorn thing imaginable-- more hopeless than an A cup in a beauty pageant, more futile than trying to eat soup with a butterfly net, more tormented than Cyrano adoring Rosalind.

I was a Cubs fan.

So I know what suffering is. Although I have recovered from this malady, I still look fondly on the Cubbies from time to time. I couldn't help but notice that this year's San Francisco Giants are off to a roaring start that was positively Cub-like-- 1 and 5 and heading toward 1 and 6, the last time I checked. I believe that this is karmic payback for Barry Bonds.

So, Giants fans, I thought of you when I thought of this quote. I am only going to give you one quote from this week's movie. One is all you need.



"Are you crying? There's no crying in baseball!!!"


I leave the rest to you, dear movie buffs. Start those quotes a-flying in the comments section.

****Update: Of course, this is one of the finest baseball movies ever. It's

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN


The best acting of Madonna's life, Geena Davis showing off her athletic skills, Tom Hanks stretching (and scratching) himself, and the dramatized story of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

So here are some other great quotes that no one took:

"Use your head! That's that lump three feet above your ass!"

"Perhaps you chastised her too vehemently. Good rule of thumb: treat each of these girls as you would your own mother."

"Are you coming? See, how it works is, the train moves, not the station!"

"Hey Mae, Mae, your date's here!"
"How do I look?"
"Where'd you get that dress?"
"Borrowed it."
"It don't fit you, Mae, it's too tight."
"I don't plan on wearing it that long."
"Ohh! I don't know why you get dressed at all."

"That's some good peein'!"

"Sound it out..."
"Kimm..."
"Kimono."
"Kimono, kimono. Off. And. Gr-- Gra-- Grabb-d."
"Grabbed."
"Her. M-- mi-- mil-- mil-- milky, milky. White, white. Milky white.
"Mae! What are you giving her to read?"
"Oh, what the difference does it make? She's reading, okay? That's the important thing. Now go away, go, shoo, shoo. Go ahead, Shirley, you're doing good."

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9 Comments:

At 4/7/08, 7:07 PM, Blogger Coach Brown said...

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest both your armpits.

And GO GIANTS!!!!!

 
At 4/7/08, 7:19 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Wow. You really DO have it rough, Brownie.

And, FYI, that's not a quote from the movie (imagine finger and thumb in the shape of an L applied to my forehead, dude. Which isn't bright red from slapping it repeatedly over the past week as my team has choked repeatedly, unlike some poor schmoes).

 
At 4/7/08, 7:53 PM, Anonymous Lisa said...

Hi, my name's Mae, and that's more than a name, that's an attitude.

 
At 4/7/08, 8:33 PM, Blogger teachergirl said...

It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great.

 
At 4/7/08, 8:43 PM, Blogger Polski3 said...

(Woman in airport or some other public place) "You're a professional athlete ?????"

John Kruk: "No, I'm a baseball player!"

[or words to that effect ]

Go.....see a good baseball game. I am getting to the point where I feel little team loyalty, but do like a few players and want to see a good baseball game. I "had to" chapperone my son's fifth grade class on a field trip.....to Petco Park to watch the Astros and Padres. Padres had a one run lead in 9th, and at beginning of inning, over the PA, we hear, BONG, BONG, BONG.....the beginning of AC~DC's "Hells Bells" announcing the arrival of MLB's all-time Saves leader, Treavor Hoffman.....THAT is cool. Then, Saturday, I took my boys to see Dodgers v. Padres; pitching match up featuring Jake Peavy against Brad Penny. Peavy was super....and will be one of the all time greats if he keeps this up for at least another decade like his team-mate (and all time favorate of mine), Greg Maddox. Two MLB games in three days....I COULD get used to that....

Have hats for old ChiSox, Cubs both home and away, BosSox, old Padres (brown & gold), Yankees, "old" D-Backs...need Phillies cap and new D-Backs.

Am glad BB is back !

 
At 4/7/08, 8:47 PM, Anonymous Magistra said...

"Lay off the high ones!"
"I like the high ones!"

Gotta love siblings.

 
At 4/7/08, 9:08 PM, Blogger Val said...

"Start using your head! That's the lump that's three feet above your ass."

"Hey cowgirls, see the grass? Don't eat it."

 
At 4/8/08, 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'... and oops! My bosoms come flying out!'

'You think there are men in this country that ain't seen your bosoms?'

and...

'What do you say we get in the back and you make a man outta me?'

'How 'bout I slap you around for a while?'

'Can't we do both?'

and...

'Ms. Cuthburt, you gorgeous stack of pancakes, you!'

 
At 4/10/08, 7:35 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

"I've never seen a woman throw up that much."

 

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