The Movie: Cutter’s Way, 1981 (Jeffrey Alan Fiskin, screenwriter, from the novel by Newton Thornburg; Ivan Passer, dir.)
Who says it: John Heard as maimed veteran Alex Cutter
The context: Cutter becomes obsessed with a murder his best friend, Richard Bone (Jeff Bridges) may have witnessed.
How to use it: To prepare to jump to conclusions.
My friend Sue Schulz sent me an article about a new phenomenon cropping up in her native Germany: Wal-Marts as dating services. I can't really get my mind around this; I'm trying to imagine a similar program at the Augusta Wal-Mart, which (as I think I've mentioned) is the size of a land-grant university.
On the other hand, it makes a kind of sense. People here get everything else at Wal-Mart: food, clothing, furniture, eyeglasses, hair cuts, even manicures and pedicures. Why not potential mates?
Wal-Mart is also the cheapest source of quality dog toys, so Dizzy thinks I should go there more often. Someone who reads the blog asked me yesterday what Dizzy looks like; I will have to get Anna to show me how to post photos to this thing. In the meantime, Dizzy is a large (80 lbs.) black and white pointer-lab mix. His head is black with white spots, and his body is white with black spots. He's usually smiling, and his tail curves up and over in a perfect "C," unless he's very unhappy.