Line(s) of the Day #TheWeddingSinger

Wedding Singer Adam sandler and drew barrymore

Julia: May I ask what happened with Linda?
Robbie: She wasn’t the right one, I guess.
Julia: Did you have any idea she wasn’t the right one when you were together?
Robbie: I should have. Uh, I remember we went to the Grand Canyon one time. We were flying there and I’d never been there before and Linda had, so you would think that she would give me the window seat but she didn’t and… not that that’s a big deal, you know. It’s just there were a lot of little things like that. I know that sounds stupid…
Julia: Not at all. I think it’s the little things that count.

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in the 80s set romcom The Wedding Singer (1998), where a failing musican must learn to love again after being ditched at the altar.

Line(s) of the Day #BetterCallSaul

Saul Goodman

Saul Goodman is… He’s the last line of defense for the little guy. Are you getting sold down the river? He’s a life raft. You getting stepped on, he’s a sharp stick. You got Goliath on your back, Saul’s the guy with the slingshot. He’s a righter of wrongs. He’s friend to the friendless. That’s Saul Goodman.

Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) in the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul (2015 – ), which tells of a con man’s transformation into a criminal law specialist.

Gr8at: #TwoSentenceHorror

I saw an article on Two Sentence Horror Stories that shows how a skilled writer can tell a story even in a few words. These are my favourites, but you can find more here nd plenty more under #TwoSentenceHorror Which one chills you most?

two line horror

I can see one year into the future.
Today the noise stopped.

While tidying my laboratory, I came across an unfamiliar notebook and opened the first page. 
“Warning: The subject still thinks he is the scientist.”

“I’ve always wondered, what’s the scythe for anyway?” I asked, as Death escorted me.”
“Protection,” he answered nervously.  

I told the genie that for my third and final wish, I wanted my family to be happy.
And I started fading. 

The driver wasn’t very chatty, so I checked my phone. 
“Hey it’s your Uber. I’m outside.” 

During dinner, she told me she knew my deep dark secret.
As she chewed her burger, I knew she was bluffing. 

I decided to kill off a few characters in the book I’m writing.
It would definitely spice up my autobiography a little. 

As I woke up in the middle of the night, I heard Alexa speak.
“OK, the security alarms have been disabled.”

Line(s) of the Day #JohnQuincyAdams

Portrait

If your actions inspire others to dream morelearn moredo more and become moreyou are a leader.

John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848), the sixth president of the USA. May there be more inspiration and leadership, especially now.

Line(s) of the Day #TheLastDance

“Nike’s expectation when we signed the deal was, at the end of year four, they hoped to sell $3 million worth of Air Jordans,” says David Falk, Michael Jordan’s agent. “In year one, we sold $126 million.”

Just one of the revelations from The Last Dance (2020), the Neflix documentary focused on Michael Jordan’s hugely eventful, and highly successful, time at the Chicago Bulls. I just had to quote this show again, even after my recent post.

Line(s) of the Day #LawandOrder

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Salesman: You know in the 80s, people had a different attitude towards money.
Mike Logan: I wouldn’t know. I didn’t have any. 

Chirs Noth (also known as Mr Big of course) in the hugely popular Law and Order (1990 – 2010). I’ve written why I’m a fan of the show here. You’ll probably know the famous opening words too.

Line(s) of the Day #TheBigBangTheory

big bang theory

Mrs. Cooper: Now listen here, Sheldon. I’ve been telling you since you were four years old, it’s okay to be smarter than everybody, but you can’t go around pointing it out!
Sheldon Cooper: Why not?
Mrs. Cooper: Because people don’t like it!

Laurie Metcalf and Jim Parsons in the long-running science-themed sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007 – 2019). I’ve mentioned Sheldon a few times before, including in his own specific post.

Reviews and Other Features: Being Interviewed on Esther Rabbit

I recently did an interview for Esther Rabbit, an author and blogger who promotes a variety of people, including writers, book designers and editors. Since starting the Blogging section in December 2018, she has interviewed 137 people, as well as sharing tips and advice on how to promote your work. Here’s my entry. I hope you like it.

https://estherrabbit.com/alexander-raphael/

 

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