Monday, March 8, 2010

Movie Mania Monday - Right. Now pay attention

Ah, finally a Floridian weekend to savor! Beautiful weather outside, LOTS of James Bond movies inside. This includes The Spy Who Loved Me, identified last weekend by the steel-trapped mind of Ms. In addition to Barbara Bach, TSWLM featured the second-best Bond car ever, beaten out only by the irreplaceable DB5. I mean, amphibious Lotus Esprit? Very cool, but it's no DB5. Just sayin'.

We went to the Florida Strawberry Festival on Saturday, horrible waste of time and money. Ten dollars apiece to get in to an over-sized midway alongside hordes of purveyors of the deep-fried arts. Even with that cover charge, they were still charging $5 a pop to ride the rides! I did have some excellent strawberry shortcake, a great piece of strawberry Napoleon, and 'Hog on a Log'. Great in concept, but not quite where it needs to be in the 'Food-on-a-Stick' developmental stages. Nicely grilled pork chop, bone-in, with a skewer run through it. In order to actually eat much of it, I had to pull it off the stick and eat with my hands. Mmm, sanitary. The most fun I think I had was watching the old guy make cinnamon rolls, forty at a crack.

We even wandered through the boring civic center. Oops, sorry, the (Arthur) Boring Civic Center. Appropriately named. A few vendors, a few thousand human cattle, and some of the worst FFA displays a three-year-old with a paste allergy could come up with.

Sunday was another beautiful sunny day, so Lori and I did about sixty miles on the bikes. I have the sunburn to prove it, too, my head feels like a lit match. Grilled burgers and chicken, watched some more Bond, and came into my office to wrack my brain over this week's quote.

This really is work, kiddoes, I don't just phone this in. Sure, there's a formula to it, but the art of finding a movie that's obscure enough that you won't get it right out of the box, offset by my need to be fair and not make this too difficult, it really does try the mind.

On to it, though. First, the rules. Movie quotes should be simple, so you may not consult the great Oracle of Google, or any of the other search engines on this fine planet. This is a long-time favorite film of mine, it brings back happy childhood memories. First person to correctly identify the original film source of the quote wins the peoples' ovation and fame forever, along with the coveted title of Iron Quote-Guesser. No movie characters quoting other characters, we want the original film source. Voici la quote de la semaine:


"Well, look here! You put more water in it next time!"

Allez guessing!

13 comments:

Bev said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Wow!

I went to the beach and managed to get a little color on my nose as well, which is unheard of in March in NH!

Mmmm, unsanitary pork chop....

Samsmama said...

Are you kidding me with this quote? I've googled and gotten NADA! Name this movie:

"What time is it?"

Elliott said...

Caddyshack? It sounds familiar, but it wasn't the Bond quote I was expecting.

Frank Irwin said...

Howdy Doody.

That's for Samsmama's quote, not yours, Elliott. I'll guess Caddyshack for yours, as usual.

Ms said...

" " My answer is invisible, just like the man.

The Invisible Man. I can haz fame now?

Bev said...

Possible answers to Samsmama's quote:

Miller time.

Time to get ill.

Elliott said...

Bev, stop.

Hammertime.

Ms, on a roll!

Samsmama said...

Alrigh, stop. Collaborate and listen.

And I call BS on Ms. No freaking way somebody just knew that without googling. Which we all know is illegal. Or something.

My wv is "cares". Exactly.

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I have come to the conclusion that I lack the intelligence which is necessary to read your blog.

Hell, I'm still going to follow you, though.

Elliott said...

Amber, I appreciate that you'll continue to follow. My head is chock full of intelligence and useless trivia (and riboflavin), I can only hope to pass that on to my readers.

Jodie Kash said...

I am going to make millions, millions I say, from deep fried treats.

Don't steal my thunder and tempura battered dreams, now...

http://jodiekash.blogspot.com/2009/09/tottie-hottie.html

Elliott said...

Jodie, after reading that, I can see your logic. What overfed American male isn't going to line up to pay $7 for Titties on a Stick?

And I am a long-time fan of the Tot, though I'd rather have country gravy over brown, owing to the time I spent in Texas.

Ms said...

Did too know it! Call me butter cuz I'm on a roll!!

Be nice and share!

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