Friday, August 26, 2016
"The strange part about being famous is you don't get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them."
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Here is a quote from McInerney: "The most interesting precious things that happens in my books are usually the things that can arise spontaneously, the the things that come by surprise."
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Before we quip her, we want to thank WTJU, the UVA college radio station in Charlottesville, Va., for running two nifty PSAs on getting children flu vaccines and reminding folks that they should get a public library card.
We would also like to borrow a line from Sunday's "Reply All" comic strip by Donna Lewis, which illustrates the invisible gender wall that all couples, young and old, seem to get caught up in: "For the gender with all the freedom, I feel pretty much trapped right now."
Finally, we would also like to salute Dutch women's gymnast Sanne Wevers for her stunning gold medal performance on the balance beam at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Here is our quote from Davis, which the great "Village Voice" film critic J. Hoberman might take exception to: "I don't take the movies that seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache."
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Since, we are not Conan O'Brien, we will go ahead and jump to our quote from the late Gilda Radner (1946-1989) who alas died from cancer at a young age:
"Fame changes a lot of things, but I can't change a light bulb."
Friday, August 19, 2016
As we were putting this together, we noticed they were once again playing chainsaw heavy metal on WKNC, the student-run college radio station for North Carolina State in Raleigh. Among the tunes they were playing on the station was "Fight Em Till You Can't" by Anthrax.
We have to wonder if this song or perhaps some hip hop was in Zlatan Ibrahimovic's I-Pad as he helped Manchester United, his new team, with two goals to defeat Southampton 2-0; now that's what we call an impressive debut. We have actually lost track of European soccer lately. In fact, we even have to ask Google if Turkish-German soccer star Mesut Ozil was still playing for Arsenal, one of MU's main rivals on the grass.
Perhaps some of you came across this blog out of indecision as to what to watch on Youtube. We can recommend a clip from "Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster" (1971). If that doesn't work, then check out a Quote of the Day from someone like Dr. Seuss, whom we are not quipping here. That honor goes to standup comic and former sitcom star Jerry Seinfeld, who will be performing in at least two swing state venues, including stops in Des Moines, Iowa, (Sept. 9th) and Toledo, Ohio (Oct. 7th).
Here is Seinfeld's quote:
"Men don't care what's on TV. They only care about what else is on TV."
Oh, we forgot to mention that Bette Davis is tomorrow's TCM Star of the Day: Her film "Noe Voyager" airs at 8:00 p.m., followed by many of her other performances.
http://www.g-fan.com/ (Godzilla fan page)
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Ali's legacy continues through the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky.
Here is today's potluck quote of the day: "If you even dream of beating me, you'd better wake up and apologize."
We are featuring Ali today as a tribute to the 2016 Rio Olympics. On our sister blog "The Daily Vampire" http://www.nocturnalguy38.blogpsot.com we have a quote from Romanian gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
We are indeed quoting Carter because it's an election year. In 1976, the year Carter ran for president against Republican Gerald Ford, the Marvel Comics character Howard the Duck also ran for office. Coincidentally, Mr. Duck was from Cleveland, Ohio, where this year's Republican convention took place. We gather no one there was dressed like Harley Quinn (played by Margot Robbie in the new film "Suicide Squad", and the ever-gorgeous actress Anne Hathaway was not there either!
Here is today's quote from Carter:
"If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization will never come to you."
Monday, August 15, 2016
Here is today's quote from the late Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900):
"It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge."
Friday, August 12, 2016
And, perhaps by merely mentioning Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," who actually wrote a play called "Denial" some twenty years ago, we can get a few more domestic hits for this blog.
Today, we quote Slovenian left-leaning philosopher Slavoj Zizek who is probably not admire by either Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio:
"When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks."