Friday, June 5, 2009

Look, I Don't Want To Get Into a Semantic Argument, I Just Want the Protein...

Hey, it's Rabbit Redford and Paul Gnuman! Whadaya know! You've been hangin' around rabbits too long...

Greetings and salivations, y'all! Tis I, Dave the Chucklehead, with your Daily Dose of Dave. Let the Movie Quote Speed Round begin! 2 quotes left from yesterday, up for grabs, limit be darned! If you don't claim them, I will, and they're worth double-points to me! It would be cool if I were to win this month's prize - the brand new Rolls Royce Phantom!

Direct injection V12, 411.8 cubic inches, 453 base horse power, 149mph top speed, 0-60 in 5.7 seconds... a thing of beauty, a joy forever. List price a hair over $400,000 US.

And it's yours if you win this month's Movie Quote Contest! Honestly! I wouldn't lie about something like this!

OK, you caught me... man, I can't get anything by you, can I... You're right, I can't afford such an awesome gift. A new Rolls is a bit out of my pay grade.

A used Rolls on the other hand... [Dave smirks and moves his eyebrows up and down...] I won't consider myself to be in trouble until I start weeping blood...

The quotes are fun and all, but I don't go to the movies much. If you've seen one you've seen them all...

Twas a pretty good day today, all around. Finished up a full week of Rug Shop Days today... been a while since I went in every day. Probably happen more frequently now that Summer is here and school is just about over. Daughter #2 has her 8th grade promotion next week... Dang! She's going to be a high schooler next year! Is it getting old in here, or is it just me?

I'm getting old! I feel like I've been 40 for years, really ... Well, it's not the years, honey, it's the mileage. I'm actually only 38 - I'll turn 39 in August. At the same time, I still feel like a goofy high schooler on the inside... great, now I'm going to get all maudlin and reminiscent. Remember that time I blah blah blah! O, the good old Daves! I could get all morose and talk about death... dang, then I could put all kinds of movie quotes and Bible verses about death for you all to snag! That would be cake - there's jillions!

Meh, death is so overdone... the really hip, socially cutting-edge people are all into life nowadays. And you know how trendy I am! (BUAHAHAH!!! Sorry, couldn't say that with a straight face) I could never be upbeat like that... Do you know what it's like to fall in the mud and get kicked, in the head... with an iron boot? Yeah, didn't think so....

I went by my favorite Starbucks today (in Mira Mesa) I love it because they have a large outdoor area with lots of tables, and there are always a bunch of middle-aged Asians outside laughing and chatting and playing chess. For some reason, I find that endlessly cool. It's just a positive scene - and you know how into positive thinking I am now! (BUAHAHAHAH!!! Darn! Couldn't do a straight face that time either). Plus, that Starbucks is right next door to a Chipotle restaurant... you gotta love a place that makes burritos the size of a human head. Although charging $1.80 to add guacomole is a crime on par with violent jaywalking, public indecency and hoot-owl abuse. We turn ourselves in now, they'll give us twenty years in the electric chair! Not a good scene...

I am on day 5 of having the I Have A Dream music stuck in my head. I have listened to an ever-widening variety of music on both my computer and my iPod over the past 5 days, sometimes for hours on end, and still, when the music is off and I'm drifting off to sleep (for example), back it comes... it is insidious and I'm beginning to question my sanity. Yeah, it's cool music, but I am beginning to fear it. And nothing is quite as strange as developing a subconscious fear of an inspirational speech remixed into a dance song... Where's Techno-Viking when I need him!

Funny Picture Time!

Maybe that car should be the contest prize instead... What? Did I forget to wipe my mud flaps?

Todayve In History: June 6
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- June 6, 1844: The YMCA is founded in London. (Yeah, they've done a lot of good over the years, but they also helped the Village People succeed... they will have to answer to God for that...)

- June 6, 1933: The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey. (And hiding in the trunk is suddenly fashionable again...)

- June 6, 1968: RFK dies.

And the big one for last...

- June 6, 1944: D-Day begins (Operation Overlord), with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy - the largest amphibious military operation in history. (What are you gonna do with a pontoon boat? Retake Omaha Beach?)

I have a pair of videos for you, to commemorate the D-Day invasion. The first one is the famous speech Ronald Reagan gave in Normandy on the 40th Anniversary, back in 1984.



What a terrific speech. Man, where have the Reagans gone? Instead we have Obama overseas, again apologizing to everyone on behalf of all us ugly Americans, and asking them to like us again. I harbor a twisted little fantasy that Obama is really just gaining the confidence of the Muslim world so he can have a face-to-face with the little Hitler over there in Iran, so that during the "landmark meeting" he can get his photo-op shaking hands with the evil little man, then have the Secret Service fill him full of bullets, while the world watches live, and Obama giggles like a school boy, saying "Gotcha, you little freak! Now if you'll excuse me, I have a plane to catch... to Pyongyang! There's someone else I wanna say hello to! MUAHAHAHAHA!!!!"


It'll never happen. I can't believe our Pres. would prostrate himself before the world like that.

The next video I have is from the D-Day invasion scene at the beginning of Saving Private Ryan. I would have shown the full invasion, but the scene is 22 minutes long. Instead, here is a slice of it, after they have landed, trying to get past German defenses and breach the line. Warning: it is violent! Then again, so is real life, eh? Oh, this is too violent for me!



Hardcore, man. You homosapiens and your guns... I remember every detail; the Germans wore gray, you wore blue.

Well, that covers a lot of ground. Say, you cover a lot of ground yourself! Guess I'll pull the plug on tonight's post, and turn y'all loose on the quotes. I think you've had enough tea for today, let's get you outta here. Good luck... here, take this... wave it at anything that slithers...

Until tomorrow, remember, we're wanted men. I have the death sentence on twelve systems...

14/16

24 comments:

Avari said...

Look, I Don't Want To Get Into a Semantic Argument, I Just Want the Protein...= Grosse pointe blank

Avari said...

I wouldn't lie about something like this!=Narnia

Avari said...

But I don't go to the movies much. If you've seen one you've seen them all= Singin in the Rain

David Wagner said...

Hmm... I didn't intend the second one as a quote, and I can't track it down on Google, as far as being in Narnia... can you send me a link? I may throw the buzzer on that one and make you find another! I'm nothing if not a stickler for rules I'm making up on the fly!

Good work!

Avari said...

Oh well I didn't google the second one it just popped in my head, I;m pretty sure Lucy says that when Edmund accuses her of lying. But anyway, heres another one since that one was unintended.

we're wanted men. I have the death sentence on twelve systems = Star Wars.

David Wagner said...

fair enough - there's your 15 for the day, good work!

Bobinho said...

"I won't consider myself to be in trouble until I start weeping blood" = casino royale!! booya!

Bobinho said...

"it's not the years, honey, it's the mileage" = Raiders of the Lost Ark!

Booya again! :P

Bobinho said...

and "Do you know what it's like to fall in the mud and get kicked, in the head... with an iron boot?" is from Airplane!

Dave-O said...

WOW, allthe ones i recognized are taken, LOL, btw I LOVE teCHNO VIKING lol great vid. and don't get me started on obama, HAHA good stuff sir keep'em comeing

Paula Titus said...

I'm still trying to figure out what "Rug Shop" is. And yes, it is getting old in here - mine will be a sophomore. When it gets to be too much, you can always hang out in an old-folks home, they think everyone is twenty-two.

Loved the videos! Was going to comment on Obama, but figured you wouldn't want another blog inside your blog.

Abbie said...

You've been hangin' around rabbits too long = who framed roger rabbit
We turn ourselves in now, they'll give us twenty years in the electric chair = Sneakers
and... What? Did I forget to wipe my mud flaps? = Cars :)
good post dave...
Oh and Shannon, I looked up that quote and I think it is a direct quote from the BOOK, not the movie... sorry.. i thought the same as you :D

David Wagner said...

15 points for Bob! Booya!

Dave: Techno Viking for President!

Paula: The Rug Shop is our family business out here in San Diego - wash/repair of oriental rugs, etc. SanDiegoRugCleaning.com and RugCareCentral.com - those are our 2 websites. Josh (from Faithwriters) built the Rug Care Central site for us. We have big plans for it - MUAHAHAHAH!!!

15 points for Abbie!

grace said...

You homosapiens and your guns... Xmen
I remember every detail; the Germans wore gray, you wore blue. Casablanca
I think you've had enough tea for today, let's get you outta here. Toy Story

I'm glad you are remembering D-Day. It is good for us to remember the historical moments and to honor those that brought them about. Some of my favorite movies are Saving Private Ryan, The Longest Day, We were Soldiers, Flags of our Fathers

What is up with the 3/16?
John 3:16? March 16 1945, battle of Iwo Jima ends?
Is that your anniversary?
do we get bonus points for guessing what the 3/16 meant?

David Wagner said...

15 points for Grace!

We Were Soldiers... now that's a hard movie to watch. Great movie... never saw Flags of our Fathers.

Well, seeing as how the 3/16 turned into 9/16 and now 12/16 since your comment, it should be easy for you to figure out now...

Anonymous said...

Fantastic blog. I'm not fast enough for the movie quote business, but I enjoy it just the same. Please keep us updated on the "play-on-steroids" situation. My personal opinion is that if you are proud of your work, why let it be sullied or tainted by anything less than the best? Still, a very tough situation. When will the video clips be up so we can have a better feel for your concern?

David Wagner said...

I think I'm going to let the play thing go. I think I over-reacted. I should have waited a few days before posting about it - I think I was unnecessarily harsh. I'm a perfectionist, and in the area of entertainment I kind of have a hard time appreciating the ways other people look at things. I feel kind of bad now for ripping at her variation like that. I'm glad I haven't contacted her yet.

I'm just going to thank her and let her take it wherever she wants, I guess, and wish her the best. All things considered, putting together a performance of that size and scale is something I don't think I could do (or even want to, for that matter).

Still, I'll let Grace borrow the disc and let her watch it. She can report back. She's objective.

Claudette said...

Reagan was the man! He could inspire a rock! I watched Saving Private Ryan a few years ago. It is probably the most graphic thing i've ever watched.

Wish I had the mind you have. What a way with words. Keep 'em coming!

Paula Titus said...

Raiders of the Lost Ark = "Wave it at anything that slithers."

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory = "A thing of beauty is a joy forever"

Duck Soup = "Well, that covers a lot of ground. Say, you cover a lot of ground yourself"

Grace - I think the 12/16 is how many quotes have been found out of total.

Dave - are you get an error message on the FW boards or is it just me?

Paula Titus said...

P.S. - Just saw the new Will Ferrell movie, "Land of the Lost." Stunk like rotten eggs.

David Wagner said...

15 points for Paula! Although that includes the Wonka quote, which was unintentional, but it is definitely in that movie, and it is memorable, so it's yours!

Yeah, FW forum is down for me as well. Down with Faithwriters!!!

I could barely get through the trailer for Land of the Lost without violent nausea. You have my respect for subjecting yourself to such a fiery trial. *respect*

Avari said...

What are you gonna do with a pontoon boat? Retake Omaha Beach?=The Great Outdoors
Oh, this is too violent for me!= The Godfather

David Wagner said...

Dang! Shannon is on it! Hmmm... I may have to tweak the rules yet again!

Abbie said...

no tweaking!! its bad for you :D
lol, but seriously, i'd be so on top of those left over quotes if I had the stamina to stay up just a little bit longer, lol :D my eyes shut on their own, i can't help it :P