Quote of the Day “I was trying to daydream but my mind kept wandering.” –Stephen Wright
I was introduced to Stephen Wright’s humor in Coffee and Cigarettes a few years ago. TB recommends this movie highly. You should rent it or catch it on cable when you get a chance. I also saw The Darjeeling Limited on TV a few nights ago, my second time to see it. It’s great, and I love the soundtrack. One of RockStarRambler’s favorite movies is Intolerable Cruelty. I also dig it, and I think its one of the new quotable classics. Two of my favorites:
Gus Petch: You want tact, call a tactician. You want an ass nailed, you come see Gus Petch.
(note- I took the quote off IMBD which calls Cedric the Entertainer’s character Petch. I’m pretty sure it’s “Pinch” in the movie. Sounds like pinch, and considering the catchphrase he uses throughout, there’s no doubt in my mind the name is Gus Pinch, not Petch)
Miles Massey: Attila the Hun. Ivan the Terrible. Henry the Eighth. What do they have in common?
Wrigley: [thinks] Middle name?
Intolerable Cruelty also features one of the best character names of all time–Heinz, the Baron Kraus von Espy.
A Moral Delimma:
If you get too much change or if you’re not charged for something at checkout, then you leave the store and begin driving, but you’ve not yet left the parking lot, should you go back in and make good the mistake? Or does it just even things out from all those times you get gypped?
Something to re-think:
Why do people always say you shouldn’t give money to a bum because he’ll just spend it on liquor? I have always used that cliche, I must admit. But it occurred to me today, if I were a bum I’d want to be drunk as much as possible. It sure would make sleeping under a bridge easier. So from now on, if I don’t give money to a bum and someone is with me, I’m just gonna say, “I don’t like bums.” Or if I’m feeling charitable, I’ll give him a buck and hope he uses it to buy some MD 20-20 like any sensible person in such a terrible state.
A new TB toy:
I’m gonna include a poll question as often as I can think of something good to ask. Of course, for the poll to have scientific accuracy, its gonna need a pool of at least twenty votes. So be a good citizen of the blog and vote. Today’s question–