Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What Did You Say?

I'm walking around my classroom today, watching my kids do quiet work, when I hear whisper-yelling from the front of the room. One kid insistently, commandingly whispering at another.

"Suck it! Suck it! Suck it!'

I had to pause for a second to be sure I heard was I was hearing.

"It'll feel better if you suck it!"

Is he? No. Nah. He wouldn't tell another kid to..."Child. What did you say to him?"

The child looks at me. "I'm telling him to suck on it. He's got a paper cut on his hand and it'll feel better if he sucks on it, you know?"


"Oh. Yeah. Ok."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Quote on The Day

"By the power vested in me by the state of Hawaii, I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride."
-Rev. Mark "Too Good" Toguchi

Friday, March 19, 2010

1 Quote in 1 Day

1) "I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad / Carry you around when your arthritis is bad / All I wanna do is grow old with you. / I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches / build you a fire if the furnace breaks / Oh it could be so nice, growin old with you. / I'll miss you, kiss you, give you my coat when you are cold. / Need you, feed you, I'll even let you hold the remote control. / So let me do the dishes in the kitchen sink / Put you to bed when you've had too much to drink. / Oh I could be the man to grow old with you. / I wanna grow old with you."
-The Wedding Singer

Adam Sandler owns the top spot of the wedding countdown? Hell yeah, this song is the romantic. On a slightly more important note: One More Day! Tomorrow at this time I will be married! Eep.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

2 Quotes in 2 Days

2) "...But I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I'm swamped!"
-The Princess Bride

It's on the horizon. The final movie quote approaches. Yay.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

3 Quotes in 3 Days

3) "One dance, one look, one kiss, that's all we get, Albert. Just... one shot, to make the difference between happily ever after, and oh? he's just some guy I went to some thing with once."

Two different Kevin James movies in a row? Some people said it couldn't be done. Other said it shouldn't be done. But I done did it anyway! BAM! Can I go for three? (No, no, probably not. I don't think Paul Blart has a wedding thing in it. Really, Hitch was stretching it.)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

4 Quotes in 4 Days

4) "Now place the ring on his hand. A ring is like a circle, it goes on forever. It's not like a triangle, triangle have corners. It's like a circle."
-I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

It's very soon. Which is good, because finding quotes is getting harder and harder.

Monday, March 15, 2010

5 Quotes in 5 Days

5) "Rule #1: Never Leave a Fellow Crasher Behind."
-Wedding Crashers

Peter Graves died today. In his honor:

Tower voice: Flight 2-0-9er, you're cleared for takeoff.
Oveur: Roger!
Murdock: Huh?
Tower voice: L.A. departure frequency, 123 point 9er.
Oveur: Roger!
Murdock: Huh?
Victor Basta (navigator): Request vector, over.
Oveur: What?
Basta: Flight 2-0-9er cleared for vector 324.
Murdock: We have clearance, Clarence.
Oveur: Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
Tower voice: Tower's radio clearance, over!
Oveur: That's Clarence Oveur. Over.
Tower voice: Over.
Oveur: Roger.
Murdock: Huh?
Tower voice: Roger, over!
Murdock: What?
Oveur: Huh?
Basta: Who?

6 Quotes in 6 Days

6) "This is a great idea. I'm glad you came around. You want to do some gambling and have some fun right away, or you just want to get married?"
-The Wedding Singer

I swear I didn't sucker you all here just to run off to Vegas. Really. ...but that would have been dead funny.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

7 Quotes in 7 Days

7) "Hildegard, what if Victor and I don't like each other?"
"Hmpf! As if that has anything to do with marriage. Do you suppose your father and I "like" each other?"
"Surely you must, a little."
"Of course not!"
-Corpse Bride

Soon people begin to arrive. Soon the curtain goes up on this circus.

Friday, March 12, 2010

8 Quotes in 8 Days

8) FATHER: You're not going into a song while I'm here.
Now listen, lad. In twenty minutes you're getting married to a girl whose
father owns the biggest tracts of open land in Britain.
HERBERT: B-- but I don't want land.
FATHER: Listen, Alice,--
HERBERT: Herbert.
FATHER: 'Erbert. We live in a bloody swamp. We need all the land we can get.
HERBERT: But-- but I don't like her.
FATHER: Don't like her?! What's wrong with her?! She's beautiful. She's
rich. She's got huge... tracts o' land.
HERBERT: I know, but I want the-- the girl that I marry to have...
...a certain... special... something!
FATHER: Cut that out! Cut that out! Look, you're marrying Princess Lucky, so
you'd better get used to the idea!

-Monty Python and the Holy Grail

"What, the curtains?"

Geek of War

God of War III comes out Tuesday. Ever since I completed I and II I've been jonesing for this one. They are amazingly smart, challenging, and fun games. Plus, this one is the first of the series built for PS3 (the first two were PS2 games which were later re-released on the PS3) and the programmers have gone all out to use every bit of the system's potential.

I went into Gamestop to pre-order the game this afternoon. I like Gamestop because they are all geeky and know everything about all the new games. It's like going into Guitar Center or a motorcycle shop. All these people do is sit around all day and talk about video games. Then they go home and play video games.

I wanted to have some fun in the store. Asking for things directly is boring. My job, as I see it, is to entertain this poor counter-slave. (By the way, I do this constantly in stores. My goal: They will go home and remember me. They will. They. Will.) So I walked up to the counter and the little girl back there asked what she can do for me.

"I seek vengeance upon the Gods."

She didn't blink, didn't hesitate. "God of War III comes out Tuesday but you can still preorder it. And we're having a midnight release so you can come back Monday at 11:30 and at midnight we'll give you the game."

I love people who justify my geekdom. Plus preordering there got me a special edition Phantom of Chaos skin. Then I went to 7-11 (on suggestion from the other nerd working the counter) and bought a Slurpee (which aren't as good as they were when we were 13), and with the code on the cup I can download another Kratos skin.

And yes, I think I'm going to end up at the midnight release. I may even cut Blades of Chaos out of cardboard and color them with crayons and wear my kilt.

Hehehe, my Blade of Chaos is all tingly.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

9 Quotes in 9 Days

9) "Robin, do you?"
"I do."
"Marian, do you?"
"I do."
"I now pronounce you man and..."
"I object!"
"Who asked?"
-Men in Tights

See that? Single digits.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

10 Quotes in 10 Days

10) "When I first saw him... I like his hair."
"You promised you'd be nice."
"No, I said I'd do my best. That's hardly a promise.
-Kill Bill Vol. 2

I forgot there was a wedding scene in this. I guess it's not really a wedding scene though. I'll let The Bride explain, "Now, the incident that happened at the Two Pines Wedding Chapel that put this whole gory story into motion, has since become legend. 'Massacre At Two Pines'. That's what the newspapers called it. The local TV news called it, 'The El Paso, Texas, Wedding Chapel Massacre'. How it happened, who was there, how many got killed and who killed them - changes depending on who's telling the story. In actual fact, the massacre didn't happen during a wedding at all. It was a wedding rehearsal."

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

11 Quotes in 11 Days

11) "What makes you think she wants to marry you?"
"Oh, she doesn't. To be perfectly honest she doesn't like me."
-The Graduate

I think it's been a while since we've had some Mel or some Python. Maybe tomorrow.

Monday, March 8, 2010

12 Quotes in 12 Days

12) "Are you really gay?"
"Hmm Hmm"
"Was there oh, ANY OTHER TIME YOU MIGHT OF TOLD ME THIS? I'm wearing a wedding dress, WHICH YOU PICKED OUT!"
-In and Out

Totally underrated movie. Really funny.

13 Quotes in 13 Days

13)"I always knew I was never going to be a professional bull fighter, but that's not why I did it."
-Wedding Crashers

What's that? Move all day and manage t post a quote from my new place before midnight Hawaii time? Boo yah, grandma. Boo yah.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

14 Quotes in 14 Days

14) "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness Princess Vespa, daughter of King Roland going right past the altar, heading down the ramp and out the door!"

We seem to be approaching our Mel Brooks quota. Can she hold together?

Friday, March 5, 2010

15 Quotes in 15 Days

15) "Did you ever think of marrying just for fun?"
"Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean."
-Gone with the Wind

Frankly Scarlett, that kinda hurt my feelings. I gotta go somewhere quiet and think about what you said now.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

16 Quotes in 16 Days

16) "What is this, 1958? Give the little wife a blender?"
-Father of the Bride

That's two for Steve Martin, who is a genius. So many good parts to this movie, but lots of them are not short quotes, they are long, long, hilarious monologues and conversations. I may slip another in, I'm not sure yet.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

17 Quotes in 17 Days

17) "Now let's cut the stupid cake because I know the fat guy's gonna have a heart attack if we don't eat again soon...And while we do that here's a little mood music for you."
-The Wedding Singer

This scene has to be one of the funniest things Adam Sandler has ever put on film. After he was done being stupid = funny but before he decided he wanted to be a real actor. Don't you hate it when really funny people turn their back on comedy because they think doing drama makes them "real" actors? Comedy is way harder than drama.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

18 Quotes in 18 Days

19)"You married?"
-Jurassic Park

Runner-Up from this movie: "I'm always looking for the next ex-Mrs. Ian Malcom."

Monday, March 1, 2010

Olympic Ramblings

Another Olympics has taken a bow and headed to the kiss and cry area to await judgment. So, like a short track speed skating official, I will dispense rulings and opinions which only occasionally make sense.


· Canadians are the nicest people on the planet. You cannot convince me otherwise. There is a video on Youtube posted by some Canadians that found some tourist’s video camera. They took a clip of the video and posted it with a note telling the owner how to get in touch with them so they can return the lost item. Mull that for a second. Picture a random anyone, anywhere else doing that.

· Canada is beautiful. I loved it when I went, I loved watching it on TV. Especially since they didn’t have much snow. Haha.

· Their attempt at national pride was so cute. All the flags and maple leaves. Bursting into O’ Canada (which is a great song, I want to learn it). They should watch Americans closer if they really want to get the annoying home-field nationalism going. The Olympic fail to start the games, and then coming back huge at the end. The Great One.


· I don’t like Lindsey Vonn. She’s my least favorite winter athlete. She’s annoying. I like it when these athletes cry (more on that later), but she had tears going every single time they stuck a mic in her face. And she was always hurt! Always fighting through something. Or tumbling down the mountain. (And don’t come back at me with, “Let’s see you do what she does.” I’m not in the Olympics. It’s not my job. I wasn’t on the cover of SI twice.)

· Mancuso couldn’t hate Vonn more if she caught Vonn buggering her father with a ski pole. I hate the fake teammate thing. Look in Mancuso’s eyes every time some interviewer asks her about Vonn. You see flames.

· On that note, am I the only one who got a Very Brady Vibe from the two of them? I imagine Mansuco flouncing down on her bed back in the village after the Downhill crying, “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!” Think about it. I’m right, you know it.

Ohno/Speed Skating

· Let’s make this clear right now: Apolo Ohno is not the greatest Winter Olympian ever. Bonnie Blair is. He is simply the most decorated. And he has the best name.

· I have reasons. Short track is stupid. How many races ended with a crash or disqualification affecting the outcome? How many medals would he have if the judging of the sport made any sense at all? I watched a ton of these races. What kind of touch equals a DQ?

· Even he admits his sport doesn’t make any sense. When his response to questions about the sport are, “Well, that’s short track,” that’s like saying, “It’s just Manny being Manny.” It means I have no good answer and this is dumb.

· I feel so bad for the Dutch kid who lost his gold because of his coach. That’s one of the worst thing I’ve ever seen in sport. But the kid didn’t fire his coach. He said, I’ve got this many world championships with this guy, this many records. I’m staying with him. It’s a massive mistake, but I can’t leave my coach. That’s awesome. And it makes me hate Brett Farve even more.

Sean White

· I’m on the bandwagon. Like 90% of Americans, White is my favorite Winter Olympian. He’s charismatic, quick, talented, and funny. Plus he throws some of the coolest stuff I’ve ever seen.

· He was my favorite interview of the Games. Colbert interviewed him and compared his sport being judged to figure skating, and why didn’t snow boarders cry while they were waiting? White’s response? (I paraphrase) “They’re probably upset they got all dressed up like that and they might not even win.” Classic! Watch it here:


· Deep breaths. Wow. What a game. Gold medal games should feature a goal scored in the final 23 seconds and an overtime five-hole for the win. It reminded me what a great sport hockey is and how much I miss it.

· How cool is the NHL that they let their players off for two weeks to play in the Games? How cool are NHL players that they would do that? More hockey coverage!

· I only want to say that anyone making a fuss over the women’s hockey team celebration is an icehole.


· Needs to happen more than once every four years. I don’t have a good reason why I like this sport so much. I started watching this year as a joke and got sucked in. These people are intense.

· Plus, how can you not love steel-eyed women shouting, “Hurry! Hard!” at each other?

· I would go to a rink and play this. I would watch it. We need an ACL (American Curling League) like, now. They couldn’t do any worse than the NHL for a TV deal.

· It took me about 15 ends to get the game pretty much figured out. Longer than baseball (which is the simplest game on the planet), not as long as football (where the refs need to look up rules mid-game). That makes me kind of proud. I’m smart enough to figure out Curling. I need a t-shirt.

· The G.L.O.C. (Gorgeous Ladies Of Curling). Don’t deny the hotness. Speaking of which…

Bobsled Hot

· Women Bobsledders are hot. No, I don’t have a good reason for this. No it’s not the lying on top on one another in the sled thing. It’s just something about super-intense, super-strong women getting all geeked up like they do right before the start. It’s hot. Leave me alone.


· Olympic announcers are quality. Better than most other sports. They give good, relevant information on sports I don’t know. Mostly.

· Except for when they have Announcer Fail. AF is one of my favorite things. It’s when the announcer says, “She’s really on her game today,” as the skier pinwheels into the netting. When they praise the figure skater’s poise for 45 straight seconds and then the poor little thing wobbles and slide across the ice. It’s hilarious.

· Two words: Scott Hamilton. Favorite announcer not named Bob. He cried at least twice during the ice skating competitions. Once when Lysacek finished his short program and once when Joannie Rochette finished hers. There may have been more. This was different than Vonn’s crying. He was truly touched by what he saw on the ice. He was one of the best and they moved him to tears, one because of his skill and passion and the other because of what she had to fight through to make that skate. He’s a classic. I want him to announce more things.

- When an athlete is not American we should get to listen to the feed from the athlete’s country of origin with subtitles. It would be awesome to hear other languages getting so home-team excited. I’m going to make my point with having you imagine some guy screaming German during a bobsled, or Korean during short track. It would be awesome.

Figure skating costumes

· One quick thing I stole from They should have a national identifier on their costumes somewhere. Johnny Weir can be as floofy as he wants, as pink and lacey and tassled. But there should be a flag on the shoulder. Every other athlete has something that tells you at first glance who they compete for. The Olympics is a global competition. You represent your country, you should be identified. Otherwise every one is some Asian something or some European looking something. Give me a flag. Or national colors only.

True Joy

· I love the Olympics. I get so caught up in it. The biggest reason is not the American pride. It’s the athletes. They are different from the guys I watch play baseball or football. Yeah, when they win the championship it’s a big thing (see Orleans, New), but they’re getting paid win or lose. This is their job. But most Winter Olympians have a real job. They work around it. They train and work and train some more. They pay their own way. No one knows you if you’re a bobsled driver, a ski jumper, a figure skater. We don’t care. Except once every four years. Then you get to be Drew Bries. You get to be Kobe.

· And that’s why I love their celebrations. I love watching them sing the national anthem when the flag is raised during the medal ceremony. I love seeing them cry when they look at the scoreboard and realize Holy Crap, I’m still first!!! It’s not their job. They do it for the love. I realize Sean White isn’t one of those people. He’s an X-Games star and huge rich. But he threw down the run of the Games when he could have ridden right down the middle of the half-pipe for the gold. That’s the Love of the Sport.

19 Quotes in 19 Days

19) "You killed the best man!"
"Did I?"
"You put your bloody sword right through his head!"
"Oh...terribly sorry."
-Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Holy March, Batman! It's March!