February 7th, 2005

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Movie Quote Answers

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“Nerds were doing it twenty-five years ago and new nerds are doing it again.” From Signs – Merrill’s assessment of the supposed perpetrators of the crop circles

“The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners. Shoosh. I sure hope he makes the finals.” From The Big Lebowski – The Stranger’s description of The Dude killerweasel

“Someday, believe it or not, you’ll go fifteen rounds over who’s gonna get this coffee table. This stupid wagon wheel, Roy Rogers, garage sale coffee table!” From When Harry Met Sally – Harry’s tantrum to Jess & Marie onemeatball

“And I’ll tell you why I can’t put up with you people. Because you are bastard people. That’s what you are.” From Waiting For Guffman – Corky’s outburst to the Faber Town Council killerweasel

“Amity, as you know, means friendship.” From Jaws – The Mayor to Sheriff Brody and Matt Hooper

“He went after her like she was made outta ham.” From Best In Show – Buck Laughlin’s commentary about the dog attacking the judge killerweasel

“Home. I have no home.” From Ed Wood – Bela Lugosi’s soliloquy

“We may be a small country but we're a great one, too. The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter. David Beckham's right foot. David Beckham's left foot, come to that.” From Love Actually – The Prime Minister’s response to the US President luxlis

“You just cost me six thousand dollars. Six thousand dollars and a Cadillac. That’s right!” From Glengarry Glen Ross – The only part of Ricky Roma’s (Al Pacino) tirade without cursing

“I never pictured God with a fat gut and a corset singing ‘My Way’ at Caesar’s Palace.” From The Commitments – Jimmy Rabbitte's description of Elvis to his Elvis-worshipping father
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Legal Shenanigans Part 1

A high schooler in from Wisconsin has sued his school district because he was assigned homework to be completed during his summer vacation.

"...he was given three assignments last summer in preparation for an accelerated precalculus class that began last autumn. Since he had a summer job as a camp counselor, he could not get all the work done."

I luckily never had summer assignments in all my years of school but I always pitied my friends that had summer reading lists. It was bad enough reading Madame Bovary, Tess of The D'Urbervilles and Les Miserables during the school year. I would have been very resentful if I had to devote summer reading time to those books when I could have been reading tawdry stuff like The Other Side of Midnight and Princess Daisy.
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Legal Shenanigans Part 2

Two Durango, CO teen-age girls were sued by a neighbor after they knocked and anonymously left homebaked cookies and a note at her door. The neighbor, Renea Young, became so freaked out that she called police that night and had a panic attack the next day resulting in a trip to the hospital. She sued the girls for her medical expenses.

On Thursday, a Durango judge ordered the girls to pay about $900 for Young's bills. "I know there wasn't any intent to cause harm, but I think that they made some poor choices," Young has said. "I think there should have been some accountability."

"...now the girls are getting support from all over the country, including monetary contributions to pay their fine."

It's not bad enough that the woman sued them but then the judge reinforces her histrionics by awarding her damages.
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Lundi Gras

I am at work today. There's not much going on because everyone is ready to go home and get partying. Tomorrow is the big day, Mardi Gras. Tonight, we are going to the Orpheus parade. This promises to be exciting because we have never been to this one before. The parade is now ten years old but we lived away from New Orleans most of those years. Since we moved back two years ago, it poured on those two Monday nights so we stayed warm and dry at home. I have my fingers crossed for tonight. I really want to see this parade.

And the plans for tomorrow are in a holding pattern as we wait on Mother Nature to decide what the weather will be. Juannie and I both have the day off tomorrow so it will be a fun day even if we have to stay home.

Happy Mardi Gras!