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Mar. 10th, 2010

(a) I am alternating between watching the David Cook edition of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Manchester United tonking AC Milan. I was disposed to think well of David Cook on account of denyeverything1's tireless advocacy, but what a good fellow!

Extreme Makeover -- still horrifying and yet compulsively watchable emotional porn. The musical cues alone make me think Murray Gold is a model of subtlety and minimalism. There is a man called Paul Schwinghammer on this. I bet he had a fun adolescence.

(b) Work still crap but a bit more manageable now that Tuesday is over. Just... meh. Half the people I like took the redundo.

(c) Borrowing from vonnie_k, the movie meme: 15 quotes from movies I love. Can you guess what they are?

1] I'm a dead man, and buggered to boot

2] "I had a little thing for her at the time."
"I can imagine, yeah."
"Don't think she remembered me, to be honest."
"That is one of the side-effects of Rohypnol." [In The Loop ♥ guessed by vonnie_k]

3] It is so difficult to make a neat job of killing people with whom one is not on friendly terms. [The glorious Kind Hearts and Coronets guessed by paratti]

4] I feel like a pig shat in my head

5] It's all right, Captain. We always knew you were a whoopsie. [Stardust guessed by ravurian]

6] This is the universe. Big, isn't it. [A Matter of Life and Death guessed by vonnie_k]

7] Please let me keep this memory, just this one. [Groundhog Day guessed by spectralbovine, vonnie_k, cazling]

8] 'Purple Rain'?
No.
'Sign o' the Times'?
Definitely not.
The 'Batman' soundtrack?
Throw it.
'Dire Straits'?
Throw it.
[Shaun of the Dead guessed by fourteenlines]

9] What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today [Groundhog Day guessed by comice, spectralbovine, vonnie_k]

10] French writer. Total loser. Never had a real job. Unrequited love affairs. Gay. Spent 20 years writing a book almost no one reads. But he's also probably the greatest writer since Shakespeare. Anyway, he uh... he gets down to the end of his life, and he looks back and decides that all those years he suffered, Those were the best years of his life, 'cause they made him who he was. All those years he was happy? You know, total waste. Didn't learn a thing. So, if you sleep until you're 18... Ah, think of the suffering you're gonna miss. I mean high school? High school-those are your prime suffering years. You don't get better suffering than that. [Little Miss Sunshine guessed by katcorvi]

11] You're wonderful, in a loathesome sort of way

12] Don't fight it son. Confess quickly! If you hold out too long you could jeopardize your credit rating. [Brazil guessed by laurashapiro]

13] To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! I've known sheep that could outwit you. I've worn dresses with higher IQs [A Fish Called Wanda guessed by eve11]

14] I still do believe in God, old man. I believe in God and Mercy and all that. But the dead are happier dead. They don't miss much here, poor devils. [The Third Man guessed by vonnie_k]

15] Nobody does vegetables like me.[Tootsie guessed by ropo]

Comments

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eve11
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, #13 is A Fish Called Wanda, is it not? And I should know #10, I've heard it before. Drat!
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
It is. I'd forgotten how good it was until the other night.
(no subject) - comice - Mar. 10th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
fourteenlines
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
#8 is Shaun of the Dead!

And I, too, am certain I know #10, but I just can't place it.
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
You are correct
katcorvi
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
#10 Little Miss Sunshine!

God, I love that movie.
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, me too. It's so funny and oddly lovely
(no subject) - katcorvi - Mar. 11th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC) - Expand
laurashapiro
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
#12 is Brazil.

I recognize several others but can't name the films -- this is the sort of game I suck at. I was epically bad at Trivial Pursuit, too. (:
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
Yes! Absolutely my favourite movie, and shockingly prescient.

I'm usually bad at naming films but I knew four on Vonnie's for a change;)
(no subject) - laurashapiro - Mar. 11th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC) - Expand
ropo
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
15 - Tootsie!

I did a whole evening of vegetables off Broadway! I did an endive salad that knocked the critics on their ass!
comice
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
AhahahaHA!
comice
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
9 is Groundhog Day another fine film that has really aged well.
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
It has. It bears repeated viewings
spectralbovine
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
9. Groundhog Day.
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
correct on both counts
vonniek
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
2) In the Loop. *g* Oh, so endlessly quotable. I need to own it.
6) Our mutual favourite, A Matter of Life and Death.
7) Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind.
9) Err, Groundhog Day?
14) The Third Man.
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
yes on all of the above
paratti
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
3 is Kind Hearts and Coronets - one of my all time fave movies.
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
mine too.
cazling
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
7] Please let me keep this memory, just this one.

I think that's 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'. Which I own on DVD but have never actually been able to watch since I saw it in the cinema in Oxford and had to be led away sobbing to the nearest pub for a brandy...
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
It is. It's a movie to be watched alone when your soul is wintry, I think. Cups of tea, at the very least, should be on hand. Depends on your tolerance for feeling sad.
ravurian
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that 5 is from Stardust...
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
It is. Not the most edifying of quotes but I did enjoy rewatching it the other night.
ruric
Mar. 11th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
#1 Shakespeare in Love - the fabulous Geoffrey Rush!

#11 His Girl Friday? Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell FTW!
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 11th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
yes. Correct on both counts.
timesink
Mar. 11th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
Okay, all the movies have been guessed so I won't bother, so -- I laughed my ass off at Paul Schwinghammer when I watched that episode, even as I sympathized with the man, having been born with a last name that is also joke bait. It was the only moment when I wasn't bawling my eyes out. I knew I was completely being manipulated, but I couldn't help it.

As adorable as he is, Cook has no idea what he's doing with tools. He periodically scared me.
infinitemonkeys
Mar. 11th, 2010 08:54 am (UTC)
Okay, all the movies have been guessed so I won't bother, so -- I laughed my ass off at Paul Schwinghammer when I watched that episode, even as I sympathized with the man, having been born with a last name that is also joke bait. It was the only moment when I wasn't bawling my eyes out. I knew I was completely being manipulated, but I couldn't help it.

Yes, it's not much fun having a last name like that. Mine isn't joke bait generally but it is in Yorkshire dialect. Which, alas, is where I grew up.

David Cook seemed game for absolutely everything, but you're right, he should probably not try for a career in construction.
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infinitemonkeys
Mar. 11th, 2010 08:57 am (UTC)
He was in the show a lot more than some of the other stars they've had making an appearance, which makes me think he must have spent a fair bit of time there.

I've not seen any follow-ups on the Makeover shows either, though I have read about a couple of lawsuits over the houses after divorces etc. and problems with property taxes. I think that the happy endings aren't interesting enough to be reported.
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