February 14th, 2008

Whale fluke

February 14th

February 14th was the day, 149 years ago, that Oregon was made a state.

February 14th was the day, several decades ago, that my mom's father Robert Nelson was born.

February 14th was the day, 17 years ago, that The Silence of the Lambs was released to theaters. (A Tuesday, in fact, so the scheduling was intentional.)

February 14th was the day, a year ago, that my mom's mother Dorothy Nelson passed away. On the anniversary of the birth of her husband.

February 14th can be an interesting day.

Make it an interesting day in your own ways, everyone.
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Geek links

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of souls suddenly and simultaneously geekgasmed: the trailer's now online for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Woo hoo!

And for a completely different geek link, here's an interview with filmmakers Larry Cohen, who made It's Alive!, God Told Me To, Q: The Winged Serpent and other good B-movies. The interview goes up to Phone Booth (2002), which he scripted. I actually had Cohen on my mind this morning. Yeah, I'm a real romantic... (Link found by lokilokust)
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I was in the mood for a movie-quote thing

Why not? Here's what I hope is a fairly easy "Guess the movie!" quote list:

Edited To Add: Two changes: I've added which decade each film came out during; also I've added a line from each film.

80s: 1. You can't have people whose house is burning down saying "Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!" That would be bad. -- Roxanne. slipjig.

50s: 2. Don't you know everyone wants to laugh... / She can't act, she can't sing, she can't dance. A triple threat. -- Singin' in the Rain. theloriest, followed a few minutes later by blubeagle.

90s: 3. I'm Brian Dennehy. -- South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut. theloriest.

80s: 4. You are America's best. Make us proud. / Because I was inverted. -- Top Gun. Not guessed.

80s: 5. Jocks only think about sports. Nerds only think about sex. -- Revenge of the Nerds. knowmad.

70s: 6. Sit down. Have a scone. Make yourself at home. YOU KLUTZ! / Where's the fetus going to gestate? You going to keep it in a box? -- Monty Python's Life of Brian. setsuled.

80s: 7. So many social engagements, so little time. / Ray! Now you take that diaper off your head and you put it back on your sister! -- Raising Arizona. greyaenigma.

80s: 8. He prefers East German men. / It's a topsy-turvy world, and maybe the problems of two people don't amount to a hill of beans. But this is our hill. And these are our beans! -- The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!. theloriest

80s and 90s: 9. No ticket. (Two films! At least, two films I can think of...) -- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and then Dogma. theloriest. (It's two of the three words Silent Bob speaks in the theatrical cut of the film.)

80s: 10. 'Course, there's one good thing about a reactionary President, he's not into health foods. / You've been drinking your whiskey from Kentucky. -- 2010: The Year We Make Contact. slipjig.

80s: 11. I'd hear "Who's that lurking over there? Isn't that Merv Griffin?" / You thought, you thought. Just go. Three years of nursery school and you think you know it all. Well, you're still wet behind the ears. It's not a subdural hematoma. It's *epidural*. Ha. -- The Man With Two Brains. greyaenigma.

90s: 12. Well, first of all, it's because I'm a Beatlemaniac. And second, these sound better. -- The Rock. happyspector.

90s: 13. We hope you've enjoyed our programming, but more importantly, we hope you've enjoyed...life. -- Gremlins 2: The New Batch. theloriest.

This decade: 14. I'm not lookin' for the best players, I'm lookin' for the right ones. / If we play 'em 10 times, they might win nine. But NOT this game. -- Miracle. Guessed by theloriest, who went to high school with an actor in the film.

This decade: 15. Where's his car, dude? / Katie Holmes is a nice, respectable, wholesome girl... and I'm gonna see her boobs. -- Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. Not guessed. (It was by the same director as Dude, Where's My Car?, so they threw that in as a nod. Both films are freakin' hilarious, by the way...)