Recent email moments that made me smile:
“you know, panic is so much more than how they define it in the dictionaries…”
Edlyn replies, and is so right:
“absolutely. The dictionary never mentions the pseudo-nirvana we attain, you know, that stage where you’re past panic, past caring, and with the impenetrable impassive calm of a Buddha, enter the exam hall.”
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Fay sends quotes from Samuel L Jackson movies:
“Yessir Miss Daisy, I be honking.” – Mitch, The Long Kiss Goodnight
Charly: I’m leaving the country, Mitch. I need a fake passport and I need money, lots of it.
Mitch: Well why didn’t you say so? Hold on a minute while I pull that outta my ass.
– The Long Kiss Goodnight
Ordell: Look, I hate to be the kinda nigga does a nigga a favor, then, BAM!, hits a nigga up for a favor in return. But I’m afraid I gotta be that kinda nigga.
Ordell: I need a favor.
– Jackie Brown
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John analyses Flash Gordon:
“Flash Gordon: fantastic campy kitsch post-Star Wars 30s serial update starring two complete planks of wood supported by knowing performances from everyone else. How they get away with the kinky ideas in a childrens film is beyond me. Two examples:
1. The heroine (Dale) is held in some sort of orgasmic trance by Evil Emperor Ming’s power ring. She seems rather (ahem) excited by it.
Klytus (Ming’s loyal No. 2) to Ming: ‘Never have I seen such a response…She even rivals your daughter’.
2. Ming’s (incestously) foxy daughter Aura brings hero Flash back from the dead and proceeds to secrete him on the planet of her lover Prince Barin (played by Bond-to-be Timothy Dalton). Barin ain’t too happy about it either. Seeing Flash with Aura he spits:
“I knew you were up to something though I confess I hadn’t thought of necrophilia”
Beats The Phantom Menace everytime.”