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Thursday, November 23, 2017

… And Since No One was Speaking of Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson has said some crazy things in his day. Unfortunately, a bunch of them have been to the police, a major religion, and family members with recording devices.  Here we celebrate the things that have been said TO Mel Gibson throughout his film career. See if you can name these movies:

1)     “Greetings from The Humungus! The Lord Humungus! The Warrior of the Wasteland! The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla!”

2)     “Endo here has forgotten more about dispensing pain than you and I will ever know.”

3)     “Sooner or later there’s gonna be too much rain, or too much drought, or too much corn… I can wait.”

4)     “I know. I know you can fight. But it’s our wits that make us men.”

5)     “…You’re gonna have to ask yourself: Is today… Jimmy Shaker day?”

6)     “If the intelligence community is a family, think of us as the uncle no one talks about.”

7)     “Whiskey doesn’t make you look old!”

8)     “Gene, you can’t sell the plane! It’s government property!”

9)     “I thought you were teaching us how to fly?… Isn’t there usually some flapping involved?”

10)  “Well, ain’t we a pair, raggedy man?  Goodbye, soldier.”

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Gentleman Jim

  • MONDAY – Movies. Their glory and their hilarious tragedy.  

  • TUESDAY – Television.  Our favorite drug; constant and comforting, but often packaged with regret.  

  • WEDNESDAY – Wildcards! Probably a piece of weird fiction in which Spider-Man has to talk down Laura Ingles from making a bad decision.  

  • THURSDAY – Thesis-level Dorkdom. Jargon, geek terms and weird insight explained for the rest of us.  

  • FRIDAY – Fantasy, Sci-fi, and comics.  Like living in your parents’ basement only without the inherent desperation. Well…