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  2. That's it WordWolf. I think "A Few Good Men" is one of the most quotable movies I've seen. Almost any dialog between the principle actors would be quotable. For the offering, the quote is Nicholson and Cruise in cross examination during the infamous courtroom exchange. And, was used by Lieutenant Kaffey who showed up in court for the first time to enter a plea of not guilty. He's the best litigator who has successfully plea bargained 44 cases and never seen the inside of a courtroom. "One more and I get a set off steak knives" is again, Tom Cruise, when he learns Lieutenant Galloway (Demi Moore) will accompany him to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Last quote is in Guantanamo Bay when Lieutenant Kaffey asks Col. Jessup for the transfer order and then Col. Jessup tears into Lieutenant Kaffey asking him " to stand there in that girly white uniform and with your Harvard mouth extend me some f^#k&*g courtesy. You gotta ask me nicely". Europe.
  3. -According to this movie, saltpeter is made "by treating sodium nitrate with potassium chloride, of course." However, that's not what those chemicals would have been called, nor was that how saltpeter would have been made. (Soda niter with potash.) -A fist-fight breaks out between 2 characters after a series of insults was exchanged. The one that sparked the first punch was "LAWYER!" Both men were actually lawyers in that exchange. -The big chart that appears so conspicuously was added to help the audience keep track of what was going on. -The theatrical release of this movie left out at least one scene, allegedly at the request of the sitting president who thought it was aimed at him. If that's true, the request wasn't made at the time the film was being prepared for general release. (The current versions include the scene.) -It wasn't frivolous to ask for pins. Since electroplating hadn't been invented, pins at the time wore out a lot, and were used in great numbers. -This movie's depiction of "the committee of five" has influenced how the public has viewed them, down to how they have been depicted to students. -None of the wives shown in the movie were present in the events depicted, but one was shown to be elsewhere, so I think that shouldn't count. -At the time, critics Vincent Canby and Roger Ebert panned this movie. "Oh, Mr. Dickinson, I'm surprised at you. You should know that rebellion is always legal in the first person, such as "our rebellion." It is only in the third person - "their rebellion" - that it is illegal. " "Answer straight: what would be its purpose?" "Yes, well..." "To place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent."
  4. Originally, this show began as a drama, with 20-somethings worrying about SATs and so on, but it got more popular once it got a shot of melodrama (and some new actors). After that, it became traditional for someone to get thrown into the pool each season. Thomas Calabro fans might appreciate the episode of Beverly Hills 90210 that introduced this series, which kept him working for several years. They might not appreciate the failed attempt at restarting the series later.
  5. "No one can pull the wool over my eyes. Cashmere maybe, but wool, never." "Cuneiform, which is the oldest form of writing, was invented by the Assyrians. But I read it as though it was Boustrophedon, you see?" "I see fine. I also hear pretty good, too. But I didn't understand one word you said." (BTW, Cuneiform was probably invented by the SUMERIANS-so the quoted statement is correctly quoted, but factually wrong.) "Now how did I know it was inhabited? That helicopter pilot told me this place was out of sight man!" "We MUST be way out! Get a load of these characters!" "I don't know how we're going to explain to our friends that we spent several years with people who aren't even in the social register." "Do you think I began a dozen international corporations by stooping to thievery?" "Well, of course not." "Shows how naive you are. How else do you get to the top of the corporate ladder?" "Why, do you know what it would take? It would take a polyester derivative of an organic hydroxide molecule." "Watch your language! You're in the presence of a lady!" "Acidus Salicilicus! (That's aspirin.)" "Acidus Salicilius, yes! I'll buy you one, I'll buy you a dozen!"
  6. Sounds vaguely familiar, but nothing's springing to mind.
  7. Yesterday
  8. I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that.
  9. -According to this movie, saltpeter is made "by treating sodium nitrate with potassium chloride, of course." However, that's not what those chemicals would have been called, nor was that how saltpeter would have been made. (Soda niter with potash.) -A fist-fight breaks out between 2 characters after a series of insults was exchanged. The one that sparked the first punch was "LAWYER!" Both men were actually lawyers in that exchange. -The big chart that appears so conspicuously was added to help the audience keep track of what was going on. -The theatrical release of this movie left out at least one scene, allegedly at the request of the sitting president who thought it was aimed at him. If that's true, the request wasn't made at the time the film was being prepared for general release. (The current versions include the scene.) -It wasn't frivolous to ask for pins. Since electroplating hadn't been invented, pins at the time wore out a lot, and were used in great numbers. -This movie's depiction of "the committee of five" has influenced how the public has viewed them, down to how they have been depicted to students. -None of the wives shown in the movie were present in the events depicted, but one was shown to be elsewhere, so I think that shouldn't count. -At the time, critics VIncent Canby and Roger Ebert panned this movie.
  10. AFAIK, except for Captain Marvel/Shazam himself, that's been said in passing by a comic book fan in MASH, and was said a lot on "GOMER PYLE USMC."
  11. Fourth EZ movie quote from the same movie. I eat breakfast 300 yards from 4000 Cubans who are trained to kill me, so don't think for one second that you can come down here, flash a badge, and make me nervous.
  12. The Men Who Stare at Goats George Clooney Michael Clayton (Let me double-check that, previous post actor, movie, actor and this post, movie, actor, movie, yep, I've been off with my game in this thread a couples time lately) Looks good.
  13. This sounds like (and probably is) Mark Lindsey and "Arizona".
  14. Last week
  15. (Not the actual spelling of the word, but an attempt to convey its pronunciation by the star of the show...)
  16. The sentence "I hope this makes sense." was referring to my first paragraph. I was in a hurry to finish the post and stuck it at the end. It was a "haste makes waste" sort of thing. "Taking it on faith" is considered a strong virtue for those who believe in a religion. Even when their god(s) fail them, most will hold on to it still.
  17. I reactivated this thread because of a recent event that took place in Butler, Pennsylvania. Almost Immediately after the shooting there, it was being declared as a miracle of God that the ex-president was only slightly injured instead of being killed. The obvious question then is where was the miracle of God for the man who was killed and the two others who were shot and in critical condition? The logical conclusion to this would be that God clearly picked and chose who to save and who not to save. Different Christians will have different reasons for why God is justified in doing this. One belief might be that God had/has a purpose for the lives of each shooting victim and that His plans will continue to ripple out to include their loved ones and maybe even further. If you take God out of the picture, what is left is just the facts.
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