Wednesday, December 05, 2012


To celebrate my 200th entry, I'm going to do my favorite kind of TT -- 
one devoted to movies. 


Twenty-five years ago we enjoyed an embarrassment of riches at the movies. Here are thirteen that gave us catchphrases that still crop up in conversation today.

1) Wall Street. "Greed is good." Michael Douglas

2) Moonstruck. "Snap out of it!" Cher

3) Dirty Dancing. "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." Patrick Swayze

4) The Untouchables. "They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way!" Sean Connery

5) Planes, Trains and Automobiles. "Those aren't pillows!" Steve Martin

6) Fatal Attraction. "I'm not gonna be ignored, Dan!" Glenn Close

7) Princess Bride. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Mandy Patinkin 

8) Broadcast News. "I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time." Albert Brooks

9) Lethal Weapon. "You think I'm crazy? You wanna see crazy?" Mel Gibson

10) Good Morning, Vietnam. "Good morning, Vietnam!" Robin Williams

11) Running Man. "I'm not into politics. I'm into survival." Arnold Schwarzenegger

12) Three Men and a Baby. "We're going to need some kind of cleaning fluid to get this off." Tom Selleck

13) The Witches of Eastwick. "I'm just your average horny little devil." Jack Nicholson.

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  1. Yep, good movies. My favorite is The Princess Bride. Thanks for sharing.

  2. How scary is it I've seen all of those movies - many of them when they first came out?

    My sixteenth year was full of films. Not so much, now. Pity. LOL!

    Happy TT!

  3. LOL! Lots of great movies and quotes. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Anonymous7:37 AM

    Re Fatal Attraction: 1987, freshly divorced and restarting the dating process, I took took someone to see it & on the drive home she says, "I can relate to her; I could be like that."

    First date = last date.

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  6. So many favorites in there! Great list. :)

  7. I know some of these. I need to watch more movies.

  8. Oh my gawd. I love these movies!!!!!