Line(s) of the Day #Extras

extras barry muffin

Shaun: [to muffin] Hello, you. [Shaun bites into the muffin while it’s still in Darren’s hand]
Andy Millman: Why’s he eating like that?
Darren Lamb: Yeah, why are you eating it like that?
Shaun: Me hands, been cleaning out the toilets, got no gloves.
Andy Millman: You… you shook my hand when you came in.
Shaun: Well that’s politeness innit?

Shaun Richardson, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in the acclaimed Extras (2005 – 2007). Telling the story of a struggling actor, the British sitcom was the follow up show by Gervais and Merchant to the phenomenally influential The Office (2001 – 2003).

Advertisements

Film Quizzes: Scorching Hot Weather

It was the hottest day of the year here yesterday, so after my recent Songs with Rain post, it was the right time to do something with a far sunnier theme. Have you seen them all? How many could you work out? Feel free to suggest your score, any favourites from the set or others you might think of.

scorching hot film 1 Film 1: (1950s)

fashion marilyn Film 2: (1950s)

Film Quiz - Best and Worst Film 12 Film 3: (1950s)

Bridge on the River Kwai parachute scene Film 4: (1950s)

Lawrence of Arabia Film 5: (1960s)

Film quizzes - Racial tensions Part 1 Film 2 Film 6: (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Bank Robberies Film 5 Film 7:  (1970s)

scorching hot film 8 Film 8:  (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Anti-establishment Part 1 Film 4 Film 9:  (1980s)

scorching hot film Film 10: (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Anti-establishment Part 1 Film 4 Film 11:  (1990s)

scorching hot film 9 Film 12:  (1990s)

Answers below

Continue reading

Line(s) of the Day #Dancinginthedark

springsteen

You can’t start a fire without a spark

Taken from the song Dancing in the Dark by New Jersey’s finest Bruce Springsteen, from the iconic Born in the USA album (1984). Who doesn’t love Bruce? My favourite song of his will always be Secret Garden (with a soft spot for Thunder Road too), but had to add this to the set. Especially as it has such a great sax solo.

Line(s) of the Day #Cheers

Sam Malone

Sam Malone: Ya’ see, matching a Corvette with the right owner, Dennis, is kind of like finding a home for an animal…
Dennis: OK, but I’m kind of pressed for time. I gotta’ get to my hair stylist.
Sam Malone: Good.. good. (Checks him out) Oh, very good, very good… Just a few multiple choice questions… Number one, it’s high noon you’re driving in Harvard Square, parking is limited. Do you: A, park in a handicap zone, B, park in a regular spot under a tree, C drive around until a space opens up.
Dennis:  C.
Sam Malone: (jumps up) What are you nuts??!! I can’t believe it man! It’s a trick question. You don’t drive this baby at high noon, man! Sun damage, bucko! What the hell is wrong with you?!! What do you want to do, oxidise the paint?!! Get outta’ here, you make me sick!

Proud but broke Corvette owner Sam Malone as played by Ted Danson (with Rob Moran) in the hugely popular and long-running Boston-themed sitcom Cheers (1982 – 1993). You can find other examples of Cheers here and here, more information about Sam’s famous on/off romance with Diane here and about his bachelor status here.

Gr8at: Songs with rain

The weather here has been so bad lately, rain coming down hard and often, that I thought I’d use it as a good thing and post my favourite songs featuring rain in the title. With no particular order (and with apologies to Adele and Led Zeppelin), feel free to choose a favourite or any you want to add.

Continue reading

Line(s) of the Day #RickandMorty

Rick and Morty wise quote

“Listen to me, Morty. I know that new situations can be intimidating. You lookin’ around and it’s all scary and different, but y’know … meeting them head-on, charging into ‘em like a bull — that’s how we grow as people.”

Rick Sanchez (Justin Goiland) in the wildly imaginative, hugely colourful and wonderfully structured Rick and Morty (2013 – ). The animated series takes place between a domestic set up and different outlandish intergalactic worlds, with the bond between the cynical Rick and his nervous 14-year-old grandson Morty the heart of the show.

Gr8at: #BenFranklin Quotes

Ben Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Well done is better than well said.

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.

You may delay, but time will not.

There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

Time for some wisdom by Ben Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers and an all-round talent (1706 – 1790). You can find another of his quotes here.

Line(s) of the Day #NikiLauda

skysports-niki-lauda-obit-obituary_4674895

I’ve been through a lot and I realise the future can’t be controlled. I’m not worried. You can always learn to overcome difficulties.”

“You appreciate that it is very easy to die and you have to arrange your life to cope with that reality.”

It was with great sadness I read that Formula 1 great Niki Lauda had passed away at the age of 70. Courage comes in many forms and he had it throughout his life. The courage to go against his family’s wishes and follow his dream, the courage to drive a car at the fastest of speeds on all kinds of tracks and the courage to race (and win) again after a horrific accident that had lasting physical and mental damage. Farewell Niki Lauda, who was always far more than a 3 time Formula 1 World Champion.