Sunday, October 16, 2005

A Meme and Cool Hand Luke

Tech memed me. I used to like him. I suppose now I'm obligated. These are the meme rules:

1. Delve into your blog archive.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas.
5. Tag five people to do the same.

So here we go:

5th sentence from my 23rd post: Congressional leaders were moved from the Capitol.

Hmmmm. It means a small plane invaded Washington's air space and the Government buildings were evacuated. No subtext. But Boy, if It had a hidden agenda! Hoo Hah!

5 people: (Y'all are gonna hate me.)

1. Tug
2. Francis Lynn (that'll give him something to post about.)
3. Wordsmith
4. Michael Whitt
5. Goat

Go for it. Or not.

Yesterday I posted some great lines from Movies, television shows, and other things. After looking over it I realized I left out some favorite lines that any good post about great lines should have. And they are all from the movie, "Cool Hand Luke:

When asked why he was cutting the heads off parking meters, Luke said:

"You could say I wasn't thinkin' Captain."

Explaining why he went in the army and came out with the same rank after winning medals for bravery:

"Like I was just passin' time, Captain."

Captain: "I can be a good guy, or I can be one mean sumbitch."

More great lines from the movie here:

"Sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand."

"Callin' it your job don't make it right, Boss."

The first time Luke was captured after escaping, the conversation went something like this:

Captain: "You're going to get used to wearin' them chains, Luke, but you never stop listenin' to 'em clinkin'. They're going to remind you of what I've been sayin' for your own good."

Luke: "Wish you'd stop being so good to me, Captain."

Captain: "What we've got here, is failure to communicate."

But the best line in the film came from George Kennedy, as "Dragline": "Anything so innocent and built like that, got to be named Lucille!"

Ok. That's it, except to say I like James Dean, too. Boy, can that guy make sausages!


The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Hey Mark, you forgot that famous song by , "James Dean,"......"Big Bad John!" Thanks for a little non-political relief

Ken Taylor

Francis Lynn said...

Nice try, but the meme doesn't seem to warrant a post. However, the text is: "The '69 'spy' mission is totally undocumented." I pondered & pondered for sub-text & hidden agenda. But seems pretty clear cut - Kerry is a lying windbag about his 'Nam exploits.

Poison Pero said...

I was glad you didn't 'tag' me, but did the task anyway.......LOL!

Our troops are fighting to protect our nation (they always have), and deserve our respect, our honor, our support, and our love
I'd say this sentence truly is the heart and soul of "The Right is Right Blog"

Perfect opportunity for a cheap plug. :)

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


I hate you.

mlwhitt said...

I've been Meme'd. Awwwwww. Will work on it now.

mlwhitt said...

I've completed you little game. ha ha. That was actually fun. Mine was: "You don't have any rights anymore, unless Big Business and the Government both agree.

By the way I love that line:
"What we've got here, is failure to communicate."

tugboatcapn said...

How about

"Callin' it your job don't make it right, Boss..."

That is one of my all time favorite movies!