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
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?"
"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..."
"Kimono, kimono. Off. And. Gr-- Gra-- Grabb-d."
"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."