Line(s) of the Day #TheDevilWearsPrada

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Miranda Priestly (Merryl Streep) and Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) in the biting comedy drama The Devil Wears Prada (2006). The film tells of an intern who goes to work as the co-assistant of a highly influential fashion magazine, with Priestly largely believed to be based on Anna Wintour.

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Line(s) of the Day #Colors

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You’re dripping like a saturated sunrise
You’re spilling like an overflowing sink
You’re ripped at every edge but you’re a masterpiece
And now you’re tearing through the pages and the ink

Taken from the song Colors by New Jersey singer songwriter Halsey, from her debut album Badlands (2015).

Film Quizzes: #SportingUnderdogs

At Wimbledon earlier this year, world number 772 tennis play Marcus Willis shocked the tennis world by winning three pre-qualifying matches and then 3 qualifying matches to make the main draw. His unexpected rise continued when he beat Ricardis Berankis, the 53rd best player, in the first round. Though he lost to 7-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in the second round, the part-time tennis coach had increased his earnings that year from £258 after deciding not to give up on the game

As Willis plays in Tie Break Tens tonight, a special $250,000 tie break event in Vienna featuring some of the biggest names in the sport, I thought I’d do a sporting underdog quiz in his honour. Do you have a favourite one, real or fictional? How have you done this time around?

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-1 1. (1970s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-2 2. (1980s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-3 3. (1990s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-4 4. (1990s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-5 5. (1990s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-6 6. (2000s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-10 7. (2000s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-7 8. (2000s)

MCDWIMB EC018 9. (2000s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-9 10. (2000s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film11 11. (2000s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film12 12. (2000s)

Answers below

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Line(s) of the Day #WelcometotheJungle

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Welcome to the jungle we take it day by day
If you want it you’re gonna bleed but it’s the price you pay

Taken from the phenomenal song Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N Roses, from the seminal album Appetite for Destruction (1987)

Line(s) of the day #EdGamble

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Phrases I’ve never heard before. Things that only thin people say. “I think I’ve got some biscuits. I’ll just go and check.” Who’s living their life like that? Who buys biscuits and forgets that they exist?

The hilarious joke as told by comedian Ed Gamble (1986 – ) on comedy show Mock the Week. You can find out more about his other stand up and other projects on his website.

Gr8at: Hilarious Animal Cartoons by They Can Talk

Whether doing many quizzes on their roles in films, highlighting their cuteness, their spectacular nature or the spontaneous images they provide, I’ve always made animals a part of this blog.  I did a post a while back on animal humour and I’ve been looking for some good ones ever since. And I struck gold when my sister let me know about these hilarious cartoon strips from the animal kingdom by They Can Talk. Do you have any pets? Which is your favourite cartoon here? If any grab you, these signed prints should definitely interest you.

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Line(s) of the Day #TheAvengers

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Steve Rogers: Big man in a suit of armour. Take that off, what are you?
Tony Stark: Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.
Steve Rogers: I know guys with none of that worth ten of you. I’ve seen the footage. The only thing you really fight for is yourself. You’re not the guy to make the sacrifice play, to lay down on a wire and let the other guy crawl over you.
Tony Stark: I think I would just cut the wire.
Steve Rogers: Always a way out… You know, you may not be a threat, but you better stop pretending to be a hero.
Tony Stark: A hero? Like you? You’re a lab rat, Rogers. Everything special about you came out of a bottle!
Steve Rogers: Put on the suit. Let’s go a few rounds.

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr in the action superhero film The Avengers (2012). The quote reflects the problems that must be resolved within the superhero group.

Line(s) of the Day #CocoChanel

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In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

The fashion icon Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971), certainly one of the most irreplaceable fashion designers and businesswomen ever. Born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, the hugely influential Frenchwoman soon became known for more than clothes, extending to jewellery, handbags and fragrance.