Lists. Movies. What’s not to Love?

Today I am linking up with The Northwest Mommy.  It’s Monday Listicles, and everyone knows how I LOVE lists.  Even better:  it’s a list about movie quotes, which I speak fluently.  I even did a post before about how my mind is constantly conjuring up movie quotes and song lyrics in response to everyday situations.

The job today is to make a list of my top ten movie quotes.  Baby, I could make a list of a thousand movie quotes, but I’ll spare you.  I’ll just give you a list of the ones that pop into my head the most often.

  1. “I’ll be damned!” “You may indeed, if you get lucky.” This is from Tombstone, in a conversation between Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp. Every time I hear someone say “I’ll be damned,” I think the response.  I can’t even help it.
  2. “Put the f—— lotion in the basket!” from Silence of the Lambs.  This ones comes up every time I see anyone holding a bottle of lotion.
  3. Also from SOTL, “Hey you don’t know what pain is!” This is also something Buffalo Bill yells down at his captive in the pit in his basement.  This is after she manages to set a trap and get his little doggie down the well with her.  She yells up at him that she thinks the dog is in a lot of pain.  He yells this down in response.  For some reason, whenever someone is whiney, this pops into my head.
  4. “There is no normal life, Wyatt.  There’s just life.  Go. Live it.” This one is also from Tombstone, which I have seen many, MANY times, in case you couldn’t tell.  Doc says it at the end.  It’s sort of cheesy, but I like it.  I don’t really believe in the word “normal,” and I guess that’s I especially liked this one.
  5. “I’m gonna lean up against you and you just lean right back up against me.  This way we don’t have to sleep with our heads in the mud.” This is from Forrest Gump.  Bubba says it to Forrest while they are in Vietnam.  You’ve gotta have friends, man.
  6. “Screw ’em! Screw the government!” Anthony Hopkins says this in Legends of the Fall.  He’s speaking in the context of Prohibition.  I particularly love this one, because it’s part of the inner vernacular of my marriage.
  7. “I feel like I’m babysitting except I’m not getting paid.”  I use this one a LOT.  It’s from The Goonies.
  8. “Un-be-LIEVE-able!” It’s hard to get this one without hearing the way she says it, but it’s from Cold Mountain. 
  9. “If you’re gonna spew, spew into this.” This one is from Wayne’s World. Garth holds this teeny little paper cup up to his inebriated friend and says this.  Any time someone says they feel sick, even if they are just speaking rhetorically, this one pops into my mind.
  10. “I promise some day I WILL repay you.  Unless of course I can’t find you or if I forget.”  I have no idea why I like this one so much, I just do.  It’s from Shrek 2.

Making this list made me realize something–I have a strange mind.

Huh.  Who knew?

 

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     I need someone to invent a do-it-yourself, at-home lobotomy kit.  I’d pay good money for it.  Then, I’d have Matt, maybe, or Ian drill right into my head and take care of a few little problems.  Don’t worry, they couldn’t hurt me.  My brain is evidently protected by several inches of absolutely useless bits of trivia, quotes, and numbers.  Every time one of these little “bits” surfaced in my brain, Matt (or Ian) could get it.  Snip.  Then maybe I could remember things that have an actual bearing on my life, such as why I just got up out of my chair and walked purposefully into the kitchen, only to then stand and look around me in a confused sort of way like a total dumbass until at last, after trying and failing to remember what I was doing there, I wander aimlessly back to the chair in hopes that whatever it was will fight its way back to the surface of my mind again.

     Take, for example, numbers.  I can remember phone numbers with ease.  Here’s the catch:  I have some phone numbers in my memory that I remember with perfect clarity, but I don’t know whose number they are!  The President?  An old friend?  The secret government agency that I used to be an assassin for?  (Think “The Bourne Identity.”)

    Which leads me to my main complaint–in nearly every situation I confront every single day, I have, stored in my brain, some corresponding song, movie quote, book quote, or Far Side cartoon.  Seriously.  I can’t control it–it’s like some weird, mental diarrhea.  Nice image, I know, but it’s really that bad.  Here is just a little glimpse into my brain.

  1. If, for any reason, I am laying down and look down at my own bare feet, my brain says, “I’ll be damned.  This is funny.” (Doc Holiday–Tombstone.)
  2. If I am talking about the government, or somebody who I am opposing at that moment, my brain says “Screw ’em!” (Anthony Hopkins–Legends of the Fall.)
  3. My son has a friend named Mickie, and every single time anyone mentions her name, my brain cheerfully screams out the song, “Hey Mickie you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind, Hey Mickie!” If my brain had hands, it would do the clapping part, too.
  4. My son has another friend who has a sister named Maggie.  So, my brain, in a perfect Rod Stewart impersonation, sings “Wake up Maggie, I think I’ve got something to say to you!” every time it sees her.
  5. Dana Carvey, as the Church Lady, says “Well, isn’t that special” at least fifty times a day in there.
  6. Whenever my son says he wants something, my brain, as Mick Jagger, says, “You can’t always get what you want.”  I even wrote a post and quoted that one.
  7. I can apply a Far Side cartoon to nearly any situation.  Just ask my husband. 
  8. Also, I’m pretty good at applying Spongebob to everyday life.

     The list could go on for ever.  As the saying goes, “I’ve got a million of ’em.”  It’s no wonder I can’t remember anything useful.  I don’t know why my brain applied Highest Priority Status to this stuff, and decided that other stuff, like where various members of my family are at any given moment, really wasn’t all that important.  I had a theory about it, but I honestly don’t remember what it was.  You know, that reminds me of this cartoon……..

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