“Ed Truck. Yuck. Ed Truck was the manager before me. Horrible. He hated fun. It was like, “Oh, Ed Truck is walking toward us, so stop having fun. Start pretending to do work.” What a jerk! He’s You know what? I swore to myself that if I ever got to walk around the room as manager, people would laugh when they saw me coming and would applaud as I walked away.”
The inimitable Michael Scott (Steve Carell) in the critically acclaimed The Office (2005 – 2013).
Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.
Written and directed by Brett Morgen, Moonage Daydream (2022) sets out to, and perfectly achieves, capturing the creative essence of David Bowie and just what made him so special.
This guy’s walking down a street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep, he can’t get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, “Hey you, can you help me out?” The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up “Father, I’m down in this hole, can you help me out?” The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. “Hey Joe, it’s me, can you help me out?” And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, “Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here.” The friend says, “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before, and I know the way out.”
Leo McGarry (John Spencer) with a reminder that he will always have Josh Lyman’s back in the episode “Noel” from the political show The West Wing (1999- 2006).
“I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice. But I can do something else. I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”
Thank you for your dignity, kindness, warmth and devotion throughout your seventy years on the throne. Thank you for everything Queen Elizabeth II. May you rest in peace.