Thursday, June 23, 2005

Movie Quotes

The American Film Insititute recently released its list of Top 100 Movie Quotes. The following are some of my favorites not on the list.

"No, I am your father" The Empire Strikes Back

"40 acres and a mule? Gee!" Gone with the Wind

"I don't know nothing 'bout birthin' no baby" Gone with the Wind

"You called down the thunder, well now you got it" Tombstone

"In the nuclear age, the true enemy is war itself" Crimson Tide

"That's the gift that keeps on giving the whole year round" National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

"You'll shoot your eye out!" A Christmas Story

"Your ego's writing checks your body can't cash" Top Gun

"You were the Chosen One! It was said you would destroy the Sith not join them. That you would bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness" Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

"I've got a bad feeling about this!" All six Star Wars movies

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn

Almost any line from the movie Airplane!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Random Thoughts

I am a little fuzzy on why the Democrats insist on exercising so much control over the judicial nomination process even though they are clearly in the minority. Another distrubing trend in the Senate is the leadership of Bill Frist. It is obvious he is a very weak leader. I think it would serve everyone better if we had a strong leader in the Senate. Someone, who, in the event Rhode Island were invaded by some sort of trade organization could cut through buearacracy and get things done in the Senate. We also need a clone army, but one thing at a time.

Michael Jackson was found not guilty on Monday because wasting millions of dollars, showing yourself to be a public embarassment, and being creepy, weird, and stupid all at the same time are not criminal acts. Maybe they should be, but they are not.

Speaking of the Jackson case, I have watched enough "Law and Order" episodes over the past 15 years to feed a fairly healthy delusion that I know how the criminal justice system works so I have to ask: What was the DA thinking by even trying this case with a mother like this? This woman was so obviously a scam artist at best and at worst some piece of trash attempting to orchestrate a huge payout for herself and her kids. The jury made it clear that they did not like her and whether Jackson did it or not, she torpedoed the case. At this point I think the debate is open to who is crazier: Tom Sneddon, the mother, or Michael Jackson. Of course Jack McCoy would have gotten a conviction assuming Detective Stabler did not kill Jackson first.

Apparently the PGA almost had to cancel the U.S. Open this week at Pinehurst #2 because Pinehurst #1 attempted to kill several golfers in a fit of jealously. #1 is now in jail awaiting arraignment.

And finally, I received my first unassisted phone call from my 2 year old daughter yesterday. She apparently picked up the phone my wife had left on the floor in her room and randomly hit redial thus ringing my cell phone. Of course like all new adventures I now need to pay closer attention to the phone bill to find out who else she might be calling when we are out of the room.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Dialogue Omitted from Star Wars Movies

Episode I
Where: Jedi Temple
Who: Mace Windu and Obi-Wan

Mace: Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon says finding the boy was the will of the Force, what do you think?

Obi-Wan: Well if you count barely escaping the inept droid battleships, sustaining damage to the ship which forced us to land at the nearest planet and then by chance we land near the city where Anakin happens to be working for Watto which is our first stop when we go looking for parts, not to mention that he actually wins the pod race and gets set free. So, sure "will of the Force" is as good an explanation as any.

Episode III
Where: Tantive IV
Who: Yoda and Qui-Gon's ghost

Qui-Gon: Yoda, I have discovered how to live eternally in the Force.

Yoda: Amazing discovery this is.

Qui-Gon: You must surrender everything including yourself and become completely selfless.

Yoda: Because the boy you did bring to us, lost everything I have. Easy this will be, to you thanks.

Episode IV:
Where: Millienium Falcon enroute to Yavin
Who: Luke and Leia

Luke: So how old are you Leia.

Leia: 18

Luke: Wow, so am I. And you said you were adopted, what happened to your parents?

Leia: They both died right after I was born.

Luke: Really, so did mine. It is like we are twins or something

Leia: Weird.

Episode VI
Where: Imperial Shuttle enroute to the Death Star
Who: Luke and Darth Vader

Luke: So how did my mother die?

Vader: It seems that in my anger I used the Force to choke her and she never recovered.

Luke: So let me get this straight. You choked a pregnant woman who you claimed to love with all your heart? What kind of cold hearted monster are you? You know forget what I said back there about there being in good left in you...wife beater.

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