Gr8at: #TheTigerKing

Tiger King

The Tiger King has been the record-breaking documentary of the summer, focusing in the world of big cats conservation and the eccentric characters within it. Pivotal to the Netflix series is the role between Joe Exotic the self-confessed “gay, gun-carrying redneck with a mullet” and Carole Baskin, described by her husband as the “Mother Teresa of cats”. Here are eight quotes that help sum up the madness and mayhem with the seven part series.

You can see how they go from being so sweet to tearing your face off, just like that, and it’s amazing to have that range.” – Carole Baskin

People don’t come to see the tigers; they come to see me.” – Joe Exotic

“I don’t watch news on television, unless there’s a cat involved.” – Carole Baskin

I can assure you’re going to get closer to tigers and lions here than you would anywhere in the world. Matter of fact, you’re gonna get so close I can almost promise you some of you will be urinated on. – Joe Exotic

“This is my little town. I’m the mayor, the prosecutor, the cop, and executioner.” – Joe Exotic

“Ladies and gentlemen, before you hear it on the news, I’m gonna tell you myself. About an hour ago, we had an incident where one of the employees stuck their arm through the cage and a tiger tore her arm off. I can give you your money back, or I can give you a rain check. Why don’t you come back at another day?” – Joe Exotic

“People Every Day Are Like, ‘You Must Have The Most Incredible Life To Live With 187 Big Cats.'” – Joe Exotic

“I really appreciate the fact that none of these people like me.” – Carole Baskin

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 #MichaelJordan

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Winning has a price. And leadership has a price. So I pulled people along when they didn’t want to be pulled. I challenged people when they didn’t want to be challenged. And I earned that right as my teammates came after me. They didn’t endure all the things I had to endure. 

The extraordinary sporting icon that is Michael Jordan (1963 – ) on being asked whether his intensity came at the being at the expense of being a nice guy. Jordan’s ferocious will-to-win and extraordinary succeess are highlighted in the enthralling Netflix sporting documentary The Last Dance (2020). You can find another of his great insights here.