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.