“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).
Milton Berle: Now, just a minute please. I have been a successful comedian half of my life Statler & Waldorf: So how come we got this half?
American actor and comedian Milton Berle and the heckling muppets Statler and Waldorf. Known as ‘Mr Television’, Berle had two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was affectionately lampooned in this memorable 1977 scene.
I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.
The mysterious Banksy, whose identity continues to elude everyone. The Bristolian specialises in distinctive stencilling technique with evocative and provocative political and satirical messages. I went to The Art of Banksy exhibition recently and will post some photos from it soon.
As such a big fan of Van Gogh, I just had to share these photographs from the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in Spitalfields, London. The spectacular artwork is shown on 20,000 square feet, featuring two-story projections of his most compelling works.
Penny: Howard, you’re going to throw away a great girl like Bernadette because you’re holding out for some ridiculous fantasy? Howard: Hey, just because you settled doesn’t mean I have to. Leonard: Excuse me, I’m sitting here. Penny: Hey, I did not settle for Leonard. I mean, obviously, he isn’t the kind of guy I usually go out with, you know, physically. Leonard: Again, I’m right here. Penny: My point is, I do not judge a book by its cover. I am interested in the person underneath. Leonard: I am here, right? You see me.
Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Johnny Galecki in the long-running and highly popular comedy The Big Bang Theory (2007 – 2019).
It was very late and everyone had left the cafe except an old man who sat in the shadows the leaves of the tree made against the electric light. In the day time the street was dusty, but at night the dew settled the dust and the old man liked to sit late because he was deaf and now at night it was quiet and he felt the difference.The two waiters inside the cafe knew that the old man was a little drunk, and while he was a good client they knew that if he became too drunk he would leave without paying, so they kept watch on him.
The opening lines of “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961), from his collection of stories Winner Takes Nothing (1933). It’s still my favourite short story of his. I’m a big fan of Hemingway and have quoted him on the blog before, on a post about my favourite short story writersand on The Old Man and the Sea.