Friday’s Quizzlet: Quotent Quotables

by Dave on May 1, 2009

in Friday's Quizzlet

It’s my favorite day of the week again, kids, and your live Quizzlet questions are once again required. Off to a bit of a late start today due to a drywall delivery – but it’s time to get this thing started. Please leave your inquiries in the comments and I’ll answer them as I get them. Update: Got what I needed. Some of you should seek help immediately.

Appetizer: What, in your opinion, is the most quotable movie of all time?Jennie SMASH

First of all, great to have you back, Ms. SMASH. Or is it MISS? We all have our favorites, and for me it’s a toss up between Blade Runner and Goodfellas. Quoteable movies are contextual for me though, in that the flicks I ape depend heavily on the people I’m with. One of my favorites from Blade Runner is the entire soliloquy from Roy’s death scene. Although this guy almost did it better. Almost.


Time… to die.

Goodfellas is full of them, but I think my favorite scene is when they stop off at Tommy’s mother’s house, with ‘whackee’ Billy Batts in their trunk, because they need a butcher knife to finish the job. Not only does Momma (Scorcese’s real Mother) refuse to let them leave without feeding them, but she insists on showing Jimmy and Henry her latest painting.


One dog is going East and the other one is goin’ West. So what?

“Looks like somebody we know” says Jimmy as he notices the man in the painting’s uncanny resemblance to Batts. Kills me every time.

Soup: What would you do now if you could have any job ? – Dana G.

I would have loved to have been a professional actor, and I think I could have been if I’d had the drive when I was much younger. Stand-up comedian is also high on the list. Back down on Earth where reality reigns, the answer is undoubtedly: Homicide Detective. Intrinsically I have always hated watching people commit and get away with horrible crimes and I know that bringing peace to families that have lost a loved one must provide a satisfaction unseen in any other profession. Or maybe I just read too many Encyclopedia Brown books as a child. Granted, there’s a big difference between the Case of the Disgusting Sneakers and a triple home invasion gang blackout suicide pact.

Salad: Are there, apart from 7&7 and crown & ginger, any Canadian cocktails? – Joanna A.

It’s technically a shooter but my University days are littered with memories of the infamous, and very Canadian, Prarie Fire. There are several variations but the one you see up there is a normal sized shot of tequila adorned with several dashes of Tabasco. The amount of hot drops you get usually depends on who ordered it for you, how they feel about you on that given evening and whether or not it’s your birthday. If you’ve been a dick to someone recently, it’s your birthday, and that person is headed up to the bar for a round of shots – kiss your ring goodbye. Figuratively and literally. I hear that’s actually possible if you’re heavily into yoga. Also look into Swish. And then immediately wish you hadn’t.

Main Course: What is the most heart-wrenching song ever recorded? – Lauren N.

That is easy. I made the mistake of having my iPod on shuffle and subsequently hearing “The Drugs Don’t Work” by the Verve. Normally that wouldn’t be a big deal, but my Mother had been dead for less than two hours and I was driving back from the hospital. I had always thought that tune was incredibly sad, but let’s just say I’m lucky I was able to keep the car on the road that morning.

Dessert: What is the best tech advancement of the last 10 years? And where are my keys? – Scott W.

The continued evolution and societal importance of the internet, hands down. As for the keys, they’re in a brown grocery bag under your sink. You dropped them in there because you needed a free hand for a box of cat litter, and then stored the bag without removing them. You’re welcome.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennie SMASH! May 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm

What, in your opinion, is the most quotable movie of all time?

Joanna May 1, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Are there, apart from 7&7 and crown & ginger, any Canadian cocktails?

Jason May 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Blues Brothers:-
After catching and eating grape in high end restaurant –
[to man in restaurant]
Jake: [fakes accent] How much for the little girl? How much for the women?
Father: What?
Jake: Your women. I want to buy your women. The little girl, your daughters… sell them to me. Sell me your children.

Burton Mercer: Who wants an orange whip? Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips.

Elwood: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.

Joanna May 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm

well… since when did Canada produce tequila
but fair enuff

Dave May 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm

OK Jo… now I see where you were going with that question. How about the unforgettable Newfie Screech?

Lauren Nelson May 1, 2009 at 3:26 pm

What is the most heart-wrenching song ever made?

Joanna May 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm

well la-di-frickin-da…move over dry martini..

Scottwy May 1, 2009 at 4:03 pm

What is the best tech advancement of the last 10 years.? And where are my keys?

Lauren Nelson May 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Bull Durham …

Crash Davis: Relax, all right? Don’t try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they’re fascist. Throw some ground balls – it’s more democratic.

Nuke LaLouche: (singing) Young girls they do get whooly, because of all the stress.
Crash Davis: Weary! Young girls get weary. Nobody gets whooly. And she doesn’t have stress, she’s wearing a dress. God, I hate when peopel get the words wrong.

(breaking up a conference on the mound)
Larry: Excuse me… what the hell’s goin’ on out here?
Crash Davis: Well, Nuke’s scared, ’cause his eyelids are jammed and his old man’s here. We need a live roo… is it a live rooster?…. we need a live rooster to take the curse off Jose’s glove, and nobody seems to know what to get Millie or Jimmy for their wedding present. That about right? We’re dealing with a lot of shit.
Larry: Well, ah… candlesticks always make a nice gift…and maybe you could find out where she’s registered… maybe a place setting, or a silverwear patten. OK? Let’s get to.

jhenry May 1, 2009 at 6:26 pm

what about super trooper meow do i look like a cat to u

Greg May 2, 2009 at 9:05 am

Dude, really? No Slapshot quotes? THE most quotable movie of ALL time.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076723/quotes

Detroit Velvet Smooth from Moncton May 3, 2009 at 7:45 am

1. Slapshot
1a. Caddyshack

And when I’m in the company of Dave, Strange Brew.

Detroit Velvet Smooth from Moncton November 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Pye, first, welcome back. Second. Spot on on your movie quotes. Love the Goodfellas scene. Easily my favorite in the film. For me, I can quote movies with the best of them. I would say my most quoted, however, is Slap Shot. So many great quotes, and anyone that has ever played hockey has seen it. In the spirit of things, “that’s good writing, Dickie.”

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