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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 10, 2006

Movie Madness Monday: My life begins today edition

Yes, it is time for Movie Madness Monday again, and I am feeling giddy! It's spring! It's testing season! It's spring! Barry Bonds is droning on and on about himself again, and he probably won't shut up for the next 6 months!

Did I mention it's spring?

So, each Monday I pick a movie and drop 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.

So, play ball!

"The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self-awareness."

"I've tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn't work out between us. The Lord laid too much guilt on me. I prefer metaphysics to theology."

"Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic. "

"You guys! You lollygag the ball around the infield! You lollygag your way down to first! You lollygag in and out of the dugout! You know what that makes you??! Larry!"

**** Wednesday Update: Our paean to the Boys of Summer and the people who love them is:

As we face the home stretch of the school year, let's play the game with verve and joy-- and, hopefully, a lot less profanity-- than our dear Durham Bulls! And did Susan Sarandon ever look lovelier?


At 4/10/06, 7:14 PM, Blogger Smithie said...

My all time favorite Sping Flick. I may have to pretend that I have no grading settle in and watch it tonight.

I can't resist this one:

"I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days."

At 4/10/06, 8:03 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

"Oh my."


At 4/10/06, 8:35 PM, Blogger Mike in Texas said...

"Look at that!! He hit the f*#&ing bull!"

At 4/10/06, 9:00 PM, Blogger 100 Farmers said...

"Young girls, They do get woolly."

I've given up boys.

At 4/10/06, 10:32 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

"And I think Susan Sontag is BRILLIANT!"

At 4/10/06, 11:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a clue,
I'll HAVE to watch it.

(And yes, it's SPRING, the frogs are croaking in the bog, and doing things the movie quotes are talking about.)

At 4/11/06, 5:55 AM, Blogger NYC Educator said...

Lollygaggers? There's a word you don't hear every day.

At 4/11/06, 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone already took my other favorite quote, so:

"Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You'll never make it to the big leagues with fungus on your shoes. Think classy, you'll be classy."

"The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self-awareness."

At 4/11/06, 3:12 PM, Blogger World Geography Teacher said...

The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self-awareness.

At 4/11/06, 5:05 PM, Blogger NYC Educator said...

I like this one from "A Walk in the Clouds."

"Don't think that just because I talk with an aceent, that I think with an accent."

That was Giancarlo Gianini in a very underrated film. If you haven't seen it, you should.

At 4/11/06, 6:06 PM, Blogger Smithie said...

Hey Mike, doesn’t he get a steak for that!?

At 4/11/06, 6:34 PM, Blogger Mike in Texas said...


He sure does!

At 4/11/06, 7:47 PM, Blogger Dan Edwards said...

Bull Durham.

Such an exotic movie, combining bondage with poetry readings!

At 4/11/06, 8:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always remembered the (rather off-color) exchange about a woman's private parts as being like the Bermuda Triangle. Sorry: mind-in-the-gutter.

Where's Kevin Costner's career been? Geeez. (I have been to his casino, however.)

At 4/11/06, 9:46 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

"Man, that ball got out of here in a hurry! Anything that travels that far ought to have a damn stewardess on it, don'tcha think?"

As for Costner, he made a stinker called Waterworld and then a few other uneven ones, and pffft! But I still love him-- true love lasts forever.


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