Monday, June 7, 2010

Movie Mania Monday-ish - The Return of the King

And it's good to be the king.

Must apologize, kids, this little Ohi-atus has dragged on far longer than I expected. The old PC is just simply incapable of booting up, and I am without a ready alternative unless I borrow Lori's laptop when she's not using it. Plus, things are just quite busy here in the Buckeye State. There's so much to see, and the new car is already overdue for its first oil change on my watch after the drive from Florida, a weekend trip to Wisconsin, and several client visits in southern Ohio and Pittsburgh as well as our little Sunday drives.

Plus, did I mention that I gave up caffeine? It was a good thing, especially from Lori's point of view, since my snoring seems to have quieted a bit from the decibel level that killed Pete Townshend's hearing. I'm not nearly as high-strung. However, even after almost a month, I'm still experiencing withdrawal from the high levels I used to consume, and I could really use a nap.

I mowed the back yard for the first time yesterday, and uncovered wild strawberries in the process (after mowing half of them...). Since they just re-reseeded the front a few weeks ago, it will be a while before I can mow that, but at least it looks like a real, useable space behind the house now. Just need a pad for the grill and we'll be in business. There are still a few lizards running around the patio, confused about their change of venue. Just wait until winter hits, they won't have a clue what's going on.

Because it's been so long since we here at CDS Enterprises (a division of NFG Worldwide) have run a movie quote, you'd think I'd lob you an easy one. Blade Runner was on last night, and I could throw out a simple one from that gem, but that wouldn't be any fun at all.

Of course, since it's been months since we did one of these, a review of the rules is in order. No Google or other web searches, you should know the quote by yourself. This should be the original source of the quote as well, no characters quoting other movies, and certainly no movies within movies (like 'Touch of Evil' in 'Get Shorty'). Which reminds me. If you haven't seen 'Touch of Evil', 'Get Shorty' or 'Blade Runner', you really should. Netflix those puppies. Should you guess the quote correctly, you'll win the people's fame and ovation forever, along with the title of 'Iron Quote Guesser', along with all associated accolades. Now, onto the quote of the week!

"Oh, my my my my, what an eager little mind. You won't need some of these words for months and months."

Allez guessing, kids!


Bev said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back, Elliott. I've missed you.

I'm going to guess Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, but I really have no clue.

Frank Irwin said...

I'd give the answer, but I'm going to give someone else a chance, this time.

Mala said...

Welcome back, E-Man.

I heard in the news today that Ohio is experiencing an odd infestation of non-indigenous lizards. Heh.

And I have no clue in regards to the quote. Plus I've never seen any of those movies AND I cancelled my Netflix subscription. Still friends?

L said...

Blade Runner ROCKS! Netflix is evil and was responsible for my being sucked into "OZ". (Ok, my addiction to Chris Meloni at the time was also partly to blame, but still... ) When I was finally paroled from "OZ", I got addicted to Nathan Fillion & Alan Tudyk in "Firefly", so I joined the crew of Serenity.
The quote? Auntie Mame. Long live Rosalind Russell!

MJenks said...

Wait, you brought lizards with you from Florida? As stowaways, I presume?

Are they the little blue-tailed skinks? I kind of like those. We have a ton of them around the house and, having grown up in Indiana, I never really saw much in the way of lizards, so moving down south was pretty cool in that regard.

Until, you know, one of them got into the house.

Daisy said...

Those lizards are going to be dead as a doornail once the winter blizzards start blowing around.

As for the quote, I have no guess.

I do agree that it's good to be king, though. Or so I've heard. :-)

Elliott said...

Bev, thanks. I've missed me, too.

Frank, always the gentleman.

Mala, still friends, but really, watch the movies. Damn lizards.

L, you nailed it. And I've avoided NetFlix for fear of perpetuating my tuberously sofa-ed existence.

Jenks, stowaways, and boring gray and brown ones at that. And we grew accustomed to having them in the house. Still better than the snakes and spiders.

Daisy, lizards in blizzards - not a good combo. They're in for a bit of a shock, I'm sure.

Nej said...

Caffeine affects snoring levels?? THAT explains why Mot has been so much quieter in his sleep lately. Sweet!!!!!!!

We have wild strawberries ALL OVER our yard. They are much thicker this year than usual. We've had insane amounts of rain!!!!!

Be nice and share!

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