Still on the art kick, I seriously only have a Star Wars clock. It's depressing. This is gorgeous!!
Remember me mentioning poetry in 80's music? Can you argue with me when this song is playing? It is nothing but gorgeous, and damn do I love the hell out of it. The Church with Under the Milky Way.
Long before General Public happened, there was a band known as The Beat, or The English Beat here in the States. Yeah, The Beat broke up, which led to the creation of General Public, but hell if you squint, you can't tell the difference. This week's song is Save It For Later by The English Beat.
This list is not in any particular order, nor does it necessarily showcase my favorite comedies. These are the films that I quote frequently, if not on a damn near daily basis. I have watched these films more times than I probably should have, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun.
This film is probably not as well-known as the other films on this list, but it is the one that I actually do quote daily. I was heavily in my swooning days of Devon Sawa, when I saw this with my friends. While my adoration of that man has faded, my love for this movie has certainly not. Some of my friends and I can sing the song at the end instantly. Hell, we say “I luuuu you,” more than we say “I love you,” because of this movie.
Ethan: I want to make sure that you and I are best friends - "gnome" matter what.
Angela: Ethan, that's a troll.
Ethan: "Gnome", it's not.
Angela: Ethan, what is this, is this a hair doll?
Ethan: I didn't make that! It fell out of your hair that way!
Ethan: Are you okay? Do you need a Fresca?
Whether or not you are a Star Wars fan, most of us agree at least that Spaceballs was a thing of comedic beauty. I always tell people to use the schwartz. As a child of the 80’s this not only made perfect fun of Star Wars, but it brought together all of the bests 80’s jokes of the time. Max Headroom was in the movie. Epic.
PrincessVespa: I am Princess Vespa, daughter of Roland, King of the Druids.
LoneStarr: Oh great. That's all we needed. A Druish princess.
Barf: Funny, she doesn't look Druish.
DarkHelmet: You have the ring, and I see your Schwartz is as big as mine. Now let's see how well you handle it.
Colonel Sandurz: Are we being too literal?
DarkHelmet: No you fool, we're following orders. We were told to comb the desert so we're combing it.
Austin Powers in Goldmember
I love all of the Austin Powers movies, but this was the best and far more quotable of the three. The lines in this film, they are fantastic! One of my best friends and I spent three hours watching this movie, because we kept rewinding shit just to fall out all over again.
Goldmember: Dr. Evil, can I paint his yoo-hoo gold? It's kind of my thing, you know.
Dr. Evil: [comes over to Goldmember] How 'bout no, you crazy Dutch bastard?
AustinPowers: Thanks, baby! Now what's your name?
FookMi: Fook Mi!
AustinPowers: Can you kiss your mother with that mouth?
AustinPowers: Mole. Bloody mole. We aren't supposed to talk about the bloody mole, but there's a bloody mole winking me in the face. I want to c-u-u-t it off, ch-o-o-p it off, and make guacamole.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
If you were born in Indiana, like me, and grew up next to a cornfield in the heart of Nascar country, then you lived and breathed this comedy. It didn’t matter if you liked Nascar, because it played on several redneck stereotypes that you had no choice but to grow up around. That personal connection just made the whole movie funnier.
TexasRanger: Aw, Grandma, not my prison shank!
Cal Naughton, Jr.: I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo T-Shirt because it says I want to be formal, but I'm here to party.
Lucy Bobby: So how was your day driving with you father?
Ricky Bobby: Well let's see. I got mauled by a cougar, my Crystal Gayle shirt is ruined, and I didn't learn dick about driving. Other than that, it was great.
Thank you comedy gods for blessing us with a sequel to this movie. This movie is sooo dumb, yet sooo good. My co-blogger and I used to quote this movie all time at our old job. We were always trying to be the life of the party. She and I can go all day on this movie. All damn day.
Mugatu: Oh, I'm sorry, did my pin get in the way of your ass? Do me a favor and lose five pounds immediately or get out of my building like now!
Derek Zoolander: [high-pitched cough] ... I think I'm getting the Black Lung, Pop. It's not very well ventilated down there.
Derek Zoolander: Or did you think I was too stupid to know what a eugoogooly was?
I was in college when this movie came out. I will admit after the first time I watched this movie, I had no damn clue what the hell I just witnessed. It puzzled me so much, that I had to watch it a second time. I was sold. This was by far the best movie without any real plot I had ever seen. There was about a month to a month and a half where every Saturday we watched this movie with a bunch of friends. Tater tots and nachos were made, while one of my best friends and I tried to perfect an alcoholic beverage with Gatorade. Yeah, that last part never panned out well, nor did my hopes that if one hydrates you as the other dehydrates you, they should cancel each other out. Nope, straight up Thunderdome for Gatorade and alcohol, and alcohol always wins.
Kid on Bus: What are you gonna do today, Napoleon?
Napoleon Dynamite: Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!
Napoleon Dynamite: Well, what is there to eat?
Grandma: Knock it off, Napoleon! Just make yourself a dang quesa-dilluh!
Napoleon Dynamite: Grandma just called and said you're supposed to go home.
Uncle Rico: She didn't tell me anything.
Napoleon Dynamite: Too bad, she said she doesn't want you here when she gets back because you've been ruining everybody's lives and eating all our steak.
I will continue to follow all Jared Hess movies, because they are the best and the lines are amazing. This movie is also so dumb, and I love it. I never get enough of it. It is just this perfect beautiful world that I can’t help, but fall in love with.
Nacho: I'm not listening to you! You only believe in Science. That's probably why we never win!
Esqueleto: We never win because you are fat!
Chancho: My mother gave it to me before she died. It was her lucky machete. You can have it.
Nacho: Somebody stole them.
SeñorRamon: Did you not tell them that they were the Lord's chips?
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
This is probably the classiest of classic comedies, and dammit do I ever eat up British humor. I have a lot of friends who are not really into this movie, so making jokes and quoting around them doesn’t get real far. Oh but how it does on the inside. Give it another chance if you haven’t seen it in a while. It may surprise you.
King Arthur: [after Arthur's cut off both of the Black Knight's arms] Look, you stupid bastard, you've got no arms left!
Black Knight: Yes I have.
King Arthur: Look!
Black Knight: It's just a flesh wound.
The Dead Collector: Bring out yer dead.
[a man puts a body on the cart]
Large Man with Dead Body: Here's one.
The Dead Collector: That'll be ninepence.
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I'm not dead.
French Soldier: I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
The Sweetest Thing
This is one of the select films that when my best friends and sisters get together, we immediately put this on. It is the epitome of our friendship. We each identify with someone in the film and we can’t get enough of it. If we are missing each other, we’ll watch it and start sending quotes.
Gramps: F@#$ Grandma.
Christina: I got a penis in my eye.
Courtney: Let me see.
Christina: How is it? Is it okay?
Courtney: Yeah, it's okay, but I think you're pregnant.
[to little boy sitting in the pew in front of her in church]
Courtney: Turn around.
[Little boy shakes his head]
Courtney: Turn around.
[Little boy shakes his head]
Courtney: Look, it's Jesus. Look at Jesus!
So I Married An Axe Murderer
Really the only reason to watch this movie is to watch Mike Myers. While the main character that he plays has some good scenes and lines here and there. It is the character of his Scottish father that Myers plays that steals the whole damn movie. I always watch this movie, but after seeing it once, I tend to turn it off when the two main characters head off for their honeymoon. The character of his Scottish Dad is no longer in the movie, and I just can’t see the point.
Stuart Mackenzie: I'm not kidding, that boy's head is like Sputnik; spherical but quite pointy at parts! Now that was offside, wasn't it? He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow.
StuartMackenzie: [after exhausting a bagpipe player at Stuart and Harriet's wedding] We have a piper who's down! Repeat, Piper Down!
Stuart Mackenzie: Thirty years ago today, May and I were married. Some of you were there, some of you weren't born, and some of you are now DEED! But, we both said "I do," and we haven't agreed on a single thing since.
May Mackenzie: That's true!
Stuart Mackenzie: But I'm glad I married you, May, because hey, could've been worse.
For those who know me very well would jokingly refer to this week's 80's song as practically my damn theme song. Europe is a Swedish band, and me being half Swedish, this song has turned into a good natured joke concerning me. It always makes my friends think of me when this song is played. It doesn't help, that this song usually fights with Only You by Yazoo as my ringtone throughout the year. It is epic, dammit. I present The Final Countdown by Europe.
Call it lucky or unlucky to be single on Valentine’s Day, but one thing is certain. There really isn’t a whole lot of game plans out there for what to do when you are in fact single. Since I am somewhat of a professional when it comes to being single, I thought I would share my day with you. This is how a geek girl gets along on the coupling holiday of Valentine’s Day.
You may not have to get dressed up or fancy for anybody in particular. You may not even be feeling the desire to dress up to give yourself a little perk. I valued comfort over pretty for my day, and one adorable pair of pantaloons so to speak later, I did make sure my ass at least felt sexy and festive.
My next plan for the day was to head out and see the closest thing I have to a significant other. My job.
Yeah, I am aware of the sadness of this, but, alas, it is my reality.
After that horrid affair, the plan was to have one of my besties come over and I would cook dinner. I got lazy and tired by the time I got home and easily convinced myself and my bestie to go for something much better, a local pizza and pasta joint that is horrifically close to my humble abode. While I was waiting to pick up my bestie, I put on the first of my holiday traditions, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I watch the Valentine’s Day episode from season 2 every year, Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered.
Giles: Valentine’s Day. Yes, um, “Angel nails a puppy to the-“
Buffy: Skip it.
Giles: Ye- but…
Buffy: I don’t wanna know. I don’t have a puppy. Skip it.
I love me some Buffy.
I now had food and good company, after running out to pick up both. I had planned on showing you a picture of my amazing and tasty baked spaghetti, but I was so hungry that I ate it before I remembered I needed to take a photo. Hunger struggles. I can say that it was cheesy and spaghetti goodness. While we ate, I put on my next tradition for the holiday of love, horror movie.
I know, how cynical of me. I’ve been doing it forever. I at least try to stay in the spirit of the holiday. First up was Valentine. Yep, that slasher flick from 2001. I already knew who the killer was the moment I saw the preview all those years ago. There was simply only one man that could wear a trench coat like that, and that logic was sound.
Once that ended, I pulled out the V-Day treats that I bought for myself and the bestie. Ice cream and chocolates. Since I was about to put on My Bloody Valentine, I thought I would do a quick snuggle with the fakest boyfriend I will ever have. Sigh. Though that thing can seriously scare the hell out of me when I’m not paying attention as I stroll to my bedroom.
My friend and I spent most of the time trying to will the Dean Winchester into Jensen Ackles. I knew how the movie ended, but this was the first viewing for my friend. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that her fake boyfriend was three fries short of a happy meal in this little movie. This realization prompted the debate of would you still date him. Sadly, my hesitation was little longer than hers. The man is fine, and that is a tough decision.
This was my little Valentine celebration. You may not have a special someone to celebrate with the holiday, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a good time. In the end, it is a big excuse to love and pamper yourself. So Happy Belated Valentine’s Day my fellow nerds and geeks, and if you find yourself single next year, there is always some type of fun to be had. Special thanks to my bestie, Mecca! It was the best way to spend the day.
Oh, this song is a damn gem. There was poetry in 80's music that doesn't exactly show up as often now as it did back then. I am not glossing that statement, either. Trust me, I am aware of the awful crap that decade offered as well. This is one of those beautifully blended moments from the 80's. The Thompson Twins with Lay Your Hands On Me.