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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
My unnecessary quoting spree spawned many years ago when it occurred to me that I could do a respectable Jar Jar Binks impersonation. To the woe of many, I took this to be a positive and enacted it in any situation I deemed fitting. Even by Binks standards, I was a bit excessive. Luckily enough these days I've found other quotes to buy my time, and none of them require over the top voices from well established annoying characters. OK, maybe the over the top voices part is a lie.
Still, the below are the five lines I use ad nausea, but still enjoy them anyways:
"Bad Form" - Dustin Hoffman as Hook in Hook
Many people love to bash Hook left, right, up, and down, but I for one find it a perfectly enjoyable time, and love to use this quote. It's great for so many occasions, and if you're trapped with someone who despises Hook, a great conversation starter. Yes, ladies and gentlemen I do revenge quote.
"Do you concur?" - Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale in Catch Me If You Can
Anytime someone says the word concur, my mind immediately transports to the scene in the hospital, and I find myself strolling along memory lane a whistling and giggling. Something about it makes it so memorable that I can't help but want to use the word solely for that nostalgia factor.
"Nobody Tells Me Nuttin'" - Bill Bailey as Sergeant Turner in Hot Fuzz
You might be surprised at just how often I can be totally oblivious to the world going on around me. When the moment comes and someone calls me on my opinion of something I know nothing about, this is my go to quote. Why? Because Bill Bailey is awesome - that is all.
"Mhmmmmmmm" - Billy Bob Thorton as Karl in Sling Blade
Don't lie, if you've seen this movie even once, you've tried your Karl impersonation. More awesome than Borat on a gallon of Red Bull, Karl is the somber, solemn friend your heart has been longing for. So it should stand to reason that Thorton's Rain Main second-cousin should be reiterated throughout all possible social contexts... especially if you plan on spending the evening with Dwight Yoakam.
"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to Die" - Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride
Seriously, if you've seen this movie and NOT inappropriately used this quote in at least five entirely random situations, then something must be wrong with you. Even if you hate the movie, social law dictates a minimum of five uses in unrelated situations just out of pure necessity. Since this movie's release, 50% of the world's power is derived from that usage, so by not doing it you're furthering our dependency on foreign oil and causing global war. Try and sleep with that on your conscious.
Well, there you have it. Five random quotes that have found their way into my every day vocabulary without me even paying the slightest notice to them. Some to a greater extent than others. Do you have any quotes you like to whip out mid-conversation, relativity be damned?