I’d like to sleep, but I must write the Hoddle. I’ll be fine.
Ramble of the Day
Let’s mix things up today with a question instead of my unending opining about something obscure and random. Then again, I came up with this question randomly, so it’s not like I can escape that part of it, but I’ll just get to the point: Are there any movies that you can pull a few quotes from by memory? Maybe you quote these films a lot, or maybe you don’t, but either way, you know at least three or four lines off the top of your head.
21 and 22 Jump Street: This one automatically springs to mind because I’ve been able to quote it since the very first day I watched 21 Jump Street. I once performed Ice Cub’s “infiltrate the dealer, find the supplier” line for a college professor. My sisters and I continue to make jokes about the “Something cool!” incident and about the incredibly in-sync twins from 22 Jump Street. There are so many more I haven’t mentioned because I stop to watch those movies every time they’re on television, and watched 21 Jump Street twice the first day I saw it. I have no choice but to quote it all the time.
Whiplash: A reminder of what my high school band teacher thankfully wasn’t like, Damien Chazelle’s 2014 has a few classic lines. I’ve stopped using “Were you rushing or were you dragging?,” though I usually used it out of context. The most frequently used line is “I’m upset!,” which probably happened really soon after the rushing/dragging bit as the mean band teacher played by JK Simmons asked Miles Teller’s protagonist to flesh out his issues only to cruelly use it against him. It’s a pretty good reaction for internet content, as you can see.
Eden Lake: My younger sister and I accidentally stumbled upon this low-budget British horror film ages ago, and now watch it once a year for the laughs and commentary. We’ve since borrowed from a section in which Jack O’Connell’s terrorizing teenage brat steals the car and prized possessions of the underestimating adult played by Michael Fassbender and basically says everything is “not yours, mate.” I’ve repeated that line a few times, while my younger sister does a lovely impression of Kelly Reilly’s character calling for Fassbender’s Steve, naturally doing so upon the mention of any Steve.
Three’s enough for a decent ramble, so I’ll leave it there. We’ll see if I think of any more as the day goes on.
tl;dr: Quotable movies.
Links of the Day
Burnley’s Aaron Lennon said he’s made a full recovery from his stress-related illness, but fears other players may be suffering from similar issues.
Declan Rice has won the award for young Irish footballer of the year after electing to play for England.
David Squires touches on Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid return, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s time as interim manager at Manchester United, and opinions in his latest cartoon.
Today’s longer read: Jack Pitt-Brook on British football’s cocaine problem for The Independent