Thursday, June 24, 2004

A long time ago, I posted about my love for movie (and TV) quotes, so I thought I'd list a few of the quotes that Kyle and I use so often we can barely even distinguish them from our actual language.

In fact, it's only when a stranger is around to ask "What does that mean?" that we even notice we are doing it.

Here's a quick decoder:

1. What We Say: "I'm going with Jerk Store!!!!" What We Mean: "Don't sully my artistic vision."

2. What We Say: "I celebrate Julianne Moore's entire catalogue." What We Mean: "I like Julianne Moore."

3. What We Say: "That's gold, Jerry, gold!" What We Mean: "That's freaking funny."

4. What We Say: "Some foolish carpenter parked in my spot!" What We Mean: "Some idiot took my spot."

5. What We Say: "Brought you a little snack, Eckart." What We Mean: "Check this out."

6. What We Say: "I feel very... confused and titillated." What We Mean: "What the *&!@ is that?"

Can anyone name all the movies/shows?

My only recent genius quote was way back at Christmas when Owen got some annoying light up/musical toy. I said "I like the glow. It's red like our Krypton sun. But not this irritating noise." I was pretty amused, but nobody else got it :(.


harmony said...

I get SO frustrated when I quote Seinfeld and no one gets it. My latest is "I'm down. Put me down. I am so down." You know, from George's nonsexual "Hey! TONAY!" episode.

Other than that, it is always Adam Sandler. "Carl! Good to see you!" Although Family Guy is starting to show up. And Lebowski never left.


Connie said...

Sarah I am an enthusiast of many of those quotes. My brother and I love to quote the episode where Elaine can't stop sleeping with Puddy, and in trying to find an excuse to go over to his place says, "That's a funny story. You know who likes funny stories? David Puddy" so now we always just fill in David Puddy with name of one of our moron friends.

B said...

i'm not a quote-master, like you and my sis. i do however have a few that i whip out on a daily basis:

"your ideas are intrieguing to me, and i wish to subscribe to your newsletter" from les simpsons, meaning "i like what you're saying--please tell me more"

"let us in! let us in! let us out! let us out!" from clue--used whenever i'm having trouble gaining access to something/someplace

"1+1+2+1, not 1+2+1+1" also from the cinematic blockbuster, clue--whenever something is getting confusing.

also, instead of saying something is "hands-down" the best or the funniest, i quote jack from will n grace and say that it's "pants-down."

will and grace is good for lots of alcoholic and, well, homophobic name-calling quote material.
for example:
"martin scor-sissy"
"dumb and drunker"
"francis ford faggola"

also, whenever i have a martini in my hand (which really only happens when i'm at the new martini bar in the district) i pretend to swirl my pill in my martini, toss my head back and pop it--a la my idol, miss carol (karen) texas ranger (walker).

Colleen said...

my three favorite quotes right now hang by my desk at work.
The first is from Buffy, "I commit. I'm committed. I'm a committee."
The second is from really bad Kathy Bates movie with Rupert Everett called Unconditional Love. There's some British people on a plane, including Julie Andrews. They experience turbulence and Julie goes in the cockpit and sings over the PA system. A passenger says, "Julie Andrews is in the cockpit?" Another answers, "Thank God" and makes the sign of the cross.
The third quote is from a Menards ad flyer. At the bottom, it said, "We always weaken whatever we exaggerate."
These help me make it through the day.