Monday, March 10, 2008

Fun Monday - Give Me Five

I was reading this blog, and saw the Fun Monday meme, so here goes:

1. "People come and go so QUICKLY here..." - Dorothy (Judy Garland) in Wizard of Oz. She has just had a visit from the Good Witch Glinda who leaves in a bubble. I often say this - and have said it for many years - at places I have worked, where the turnover was high.

2. "Frankly, Scarlet, I don't give a damn." - Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) in Gone With the Wind. Last scene in movie, where he's had enough of Scarlet's crush on Ashley Wilkes, and leaves her for good. Or not. I have used this when in an argument with my daughter - and said it word for word. Of course, she looked at me like I was nuts until she got older and understood the reference, at which point she only would roll her eyes.

3. "Are you entertained?" - General Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) in "Gladiator". This is screamed a few times in succession at the audience from the floor of a huge arena after Maximus has defeated all that they have thrown at him.
I use this when I've done something stupid and everyone laughs - I say it to be funny, but I'm not sure most people get the reference on this one.

4. "I'll be back" - the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Everyone knows this one - and it is so usable. I say it to my cockatoo before I leave the room where his cage is - and he repeats it back to me all the time. I say it at work, when I leave the room, to let my coworkers know I'll be returning shortly. Of course, I use the accent, too.

5. "Do I feel lucky?" - Dirty Harry - Clint Eastwood. This is only part of the whole quote, but it's the part I use - when I'm doing anything that might have an "iffy" outcome.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful lines...ha, another score for Rhett's undying line!

Faye said...

Are you entertained? Great reminder not to take ourselves so seriously and join in the laugh, even at our own expense.

Susan Humeston said...

Gladiator is one of my all time favorite movies. When Maximus defeats all they throw at him and then taunts the crowd with "Are you entertained" - I just LOVED it!