Sign of the Times
So I'm sitting in my Sunday Chinese buffet restaurant, reading my book. (Still slogging through The Coming Fury; the possibilities of a President Seward are intriguing and frightening.) The music today is Cantonese pop (sweet, syrupy, bland and earnest) when, out of nowhere, comes You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!
You're a monster, Mr. Grinch.Ah, I just love those lyrics, that voice and the boozy stripclub horns of the band.
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You've got garlic in your soul.
I wouldn't touch you, with a
thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.
You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch.
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile.
Given the choice between the two of you
I'd take the seasick crocodile.
Next comes A Charlie Brown Christmas and the season will officially be on us.
But wait! There's more.
I come home and start to post a bit when I hear a familiar tune coming from the television in the background. It's Buckaroo Bonzai! (Officially, The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the Eighth Dimension) Whoo!!
BB is one of the all-time great movies, despite all the bad Eighties hair, makeup, music and fashion. It definitely has some of the best movie quotes ever:
No matter where you go, there you are.List of quotes here; a summary of the movie with context, and more quotes here; WAV files here.
Sealed with a curse as sharp as a knife.
Doomed is your soul and damned is your life.
I've been ionised, but I'm better now.
Perfect Tommy: Emilio Lizardo. Wasn't he on TV once?
Buckaroo Banzai: You're thinking of Mr. Wizard.
Reno: Emilio Lizardo is a top scientist, dummkopf.
Perfect Tommy: So was Mr. Wizard.
[Digression: My most favorite move quote? From Six String Samurai:
Bad Guy: If I were you, I'd run.
SSS: If you were me, you'd be good looking.
Runnerup: Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me!
So, no posting for a while as I enjoy the movie. You got any favorite Buckaroo (or other cult film) quotes?