Line(s) of the Day #MrTamborineMan

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Hey! Mr. Tambourine man, play a song for me
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to
Hey! Mr. Tambourine man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come following you

Taken from the album title track Mr Tamborine Man by The Byrds (1965), a cover from a Bob Dylan original. Quite surprisingly, it was actually released the same year as Dylan’s, and both were hugely successful. You can find this and other memorable cover songs here and my favourite Dylan songs here and here.

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Line(s) of the Day #TheNarrowWay

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But he that dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose

Taken from the poem The Narrow Way by Anne Brontë (1820 – 1849), who died at the tragically early age of 29 from illness. Anne, whose writings included the novels Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, is also known for being the youngest member of the literary Brontë family.

Line(s) of the Day #PaintItBlack

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I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a newborn baby, it just happens every day

Taken from Paint it Black from The Rolling Stones’ studio album Aftermath (1966). A huge number one on both sides of the Atlantic, it’s still a favourite on their live tours, once I was able to see on Friday. Expect a post on it soon.

Line(s) of the Day #TwoandaHalfMen

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Waldon Schmidt: How was the movie?
Alan Harper: Fantatic! I went out by myself and came home with a date.
Berta: Well, normally you out with a date and come home by yourself.

Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Conchata Ferrell in the Malibu-set sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003 – 2015). You can find two more examples of the hit show’s humour here and here.

Line(s) of the Day #IllBeThereForYou

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So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke
Your love life’s D.O.A
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month
Or even your year, but

I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(‘Cause you’re there for me too)

The opening lines and chorus from I’ll be There For You by The Rembrandts, from the American duo’s third studio album LP (1995). The song is far better known for being the theme tune to sitcom phenomenon Friends,  a show I’ve been rewatching from the start. You can find two of the many jokes here and here.

Line(s) of the Day #Narcos

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Despite his threats, many brave men defied him. And true to form, when the pen failed… Pablo was always ready with the sword.

Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) of the notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) in the brillant Netflix series Narcos (2015 – )

Line(s) of the Day #TheKarateKid

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Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget to breathe, very important.

Mr Mayagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita) in the inspirational underdog story The Karate Kid (1984), which tells of an elderly karate expert’s unusual teaching methods to a bullied teenager.

Line(s) of the Day #ModernFamily

Manny: Help me! Tell me what to say!
Cameron: (into phone) Ok. How about this? You are the prettiest, smartest, funniest girl in the sixth grade. I know you’re only 11 but I can’t stop thinking about you. I’ve loved talking to you online. I think we should become boyfriend and girlfriend.
Cameron: (to customers) Oh no, it’ not what you’re thinking. I’m talking to a litte boy. Oh…

Rico Rodriguez and Eric Stonestreet in the multi award-winning ensemble cast comedy Modern Family (2009 – ). You can find other examples of the show’s humour here and here.

Line(s) of the Day #AllTheLoveInTheWorld

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I can’t believe the things that happen to me
I guess that I should have seen a long, long time ago
Letters you write don’t help me get through the night
So I’ll just turn out the light
And sleep here all alone

The opening lines of All the Love in the World by English by English rockers The Outfield, from their debut studio album Play Deep (1985). Curiously, the trio was far more successful in the US, especially for their other well-known song, Your Love.

Line(s) of the Day #TheDUFF

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Casey: It’s not the end of the world.
Bianca: Well that’s easy for you to say. I don’t have a date.
Jess: I can fix that. Er… Jack Rebus?
Bianca: Tiny hands.
Jess: Mark Warshaw?
Bianca: Smells like trash.
Jess: Ah! Charlie Piper.
Bianca: Charlie Piper, my cousin Charlie Piper?
Jess : People don’t know that!

Bianca Santos, Mae Whitman and Skyler Samuels in the teen comedy The DUFF (2015). The letters in the title, pivotal to the film’s theme, stand for Designated Ugly Fat Friend. The DUFF does not necesarily have to be ugly or fat, but is the least popular within a group who is exploited by others to get closer to the more popular members.