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
- 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...