Monday, May 03, 2010

I love my TV boyfriend

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is not only a decorated war hero, a world-class sniper and fluent in Russian, I learned in tonight's USA Network NCIS rerun that he can also "sample the frosting on a cake without leaving a fingerprint."

My mind reels.

Movie Monday -- Parties

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ANIMAL HOUSE!!!! The greatest party movie ever. One of the greatest comedies ever! I did an entire Thursday Thirteen devoted to it, but to save you clicking back here are my 10 favorite quotes:

1) “Eric Stratton, Pledge Chairman. Damn glad to meet you.” Otter

2) “The time has come for someone put his foot down. And that foot is ME!” Dean Vernon Wormer
3) “Thank you, sir, may I have another?” Chip
4) “Listen! I’m not joking! This is my JOB!” Professor Jennings
5) “Toga! Toga!” Bluto
6) Boone: “You’re going to hump her brains out, aren’t you?”
Otter: “I anticipate a deeply religious experience.”
7) “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” Dean Wormer
8) “Over? Did you say, ‘over?’ Nothing is over until we say it’s over! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!” Bluto
9) “We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part. And we’re just the guys to do it!” Otter
10) Flounder: “I can’t believe I threw up in front of Dean Wormer.”
Boone: “Face it, Kent. You threw up on Dean Wormer.”

Breakfast at Tiffany's. Regal, ethereal Audrey Hepburn played Holly Golightly, one of the few really serious party girls ever to star in her own movie. It's Audrey's elegance and inherent sweetness that made Holly seem not like a boozy slut but instead like just a lot of fun. Here's the big party scene, where Holly accidentally sets a woman's hat on fire with her cigarette but another guest just as accidentally douses it with his drink. There were also guests making out in the shower and Holly clearing a path for her tall, arch rival Meg Wildwood to fall down drunk by yelling, 'TIM-BER!'