Wednesday, March 30, 2005

“The whole point about irrational behavior is that it is irrational!”

The Movie: Prick Up Your Ears, 1987 (Alan Bennett, screenwriter, from the book by John Lahr; Stephen Frears, dir.)
Who says it: Alfred Molina as frustrated writer Kenneth Halliwell
The context: Halliwell defends himself to his longtime companion, Joe Orton (Gary Oldman), after pitching a fit.
How to use it: To defend irrational behavior.

Today's late posting is due to technical problems with Blogger, which seems to be having more and more of them these days. It's hard to complain about it, though, when Blogger is free.

I have corrected Monday's post, thanks to the intervention of Tom Ehrenfeld. That line is not from Ghost Busters, as I was sure I remembered, but from Young Frankenstein. I am mortified. Such are the vagaries of memory... and why didn't you catch that, Frau Schulz?

Dizzy's favorite thing about the big thaw is how it reveals all kinds of things that have been buried under snow for the last three months. This morning was the grossest item yet: a bloated, blackened thing that, upon Dizzy's investigation, proved to be an ancient banana. I yanked him away before he could roll on it.


Tom Ehrenfeld said...

That's okay about the post Ellen, we all have our senior moments--even at such a junior age as yours. But I do believe that Louis Tully in Ghost Busters mentions espresso as well....sometime after his excitement over playing parcheesi.

A propos of nothing, but why do accountants get such short shrift in the movies? Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters. There are a few notable movie accountants--Charles Martin Smith in The Untouchables, Charles Grodin in Midnight Run, and Tim Robbins in Shawshank Redemption. But usually they're played as nerds....

AnswerGirl said...

Gee, Tom, you're right... there's clearly a need here, waiting to be filled... and what's YOUR latest project?

Tom Ehrenfeld said...

Stop playing your chinese food mind games

Anonymous said...

oh SORRY, you must've been DISahPOINTED--I didn't realize I was meant to be junior junior proof reader! I promise to pay more attention in the future! brain may be soggy, coz it's RAIIIININ'...

By the way, have Barb-n-Pat seen these comments?

Frau Schulz

AnswerGirl said...

I'm not sure Barb even knows about the blog!