An annoying Quote habit I've gotten into.

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  1. Paul_D

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    I've developed an annoying conversation-quotation habit. Later, when conversing with friends we slip in quotes from a handful of films for no reason whatsoever, except to crack each other up. Very occasionally, they fit with the topic of conversation, or actually function as a working answer to a question! Some examples:
    "Don't get cheap on me Dodson."
    Jurassic Park
    Comes up everytime someone mentions money or refuses to buy a round.
    "Hans! Buby! I'm your white knight!"
    Die Hard
    "Give ME the keys!"
    The Usual Suspects
    "Oh. The clever guy."
    Fight Club
    "I am a big bright shining star!"
    Boogie Nights
    We've absolutely mined HEAT dry. I think I know every line by heart now:
    "She got a GREAT ASS!"
    (Has got us into trouble when out in public! [​IMG])
    "Bon voyage motherfu*&er. You were good."
    "What if you do got me boxed in?"
    "My third!"
    "For me, the action is the juice."
    "Clean up, go home. Clean up, go home."
    "Stop talkin Slick."
    "I have a woman."
    "Check the traffic cameras. Probably disabled."
    "What are you a monk?"
    "Gimme what you got!"
    "Sidown, Ralph. Sidown!
    We've turned it into a bizarre form of Tourette's syndrome! [​IMG] Anyone else suffering from the same affliction?
     
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  3. Jeremiah

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    Oh Paul I have the same problem/habit. Whenever my friends and I are talking we are always throwing out movie lines in our conversations, most of the time they fit what we are talking about and sometimes what someone says triggers a memory of a quote. My friends and I are always throwing in Seinfeld qoutes too. There are too many to even try and remember.
     
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    "Did you just double-dip that chip?" [​IMG]
    My favourite Seinfeld moment.
     
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    i hear ya.

    my buddy and i are always busting out obscure quotes trying to beat one another.

    but, the one that always gets my friends who don't play this game is,

    "No more yanky my wanky...the Donger need food!"

    they tend to look at me a little strange when i say that one.
     
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    I constantly pepper my conversation with quotes, most are obscure and unrecognized.
    For instance, if someone asks me how long something took, or will take, more likely than not I'll answer "like a hour," the last word pronounced OW-UH. I know that I'm quoting a kid from a 15-year-old HBO special for kids called "Buy Me That!", but no one else does. This makes me appear to be a poorly spoken guy who can do anything in an hour, when actually I'm just some dumbass who's more interested in amusing himself than in answering questions.
    Oh yeah, not just movie/TV quotes. Also obscure song lyrics. [​IMG]
     
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    I have a good friend who I do this with ALL the time. We mainly rely on quotes from "The Simpsons", "Seinfeld", & "King Of The Hill", although several movies are fodder as well (Star Wars, Apocalypse Now, Stripes, and on and on).
    I imagine to others it may be annoying, but to us it's a kind of shorthand or code that only we understand. Basically, we're just like little kids with our own secret club. [​IMG]
     
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    "I'd buy that for a dollar." is another favourite. [​IMG]
     
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    The Mrs. and I always say "I-I-I-I want the knife" from The Golden Child whenever we need the appropriate utensil.

    My brother and I are big fans of The 'Burbs and we always throw out "there go the god damn brownies" for no reason...or "it came with the frame"... or the ultra-tense "NO!" from Reuben Klopek.. even the "all day!" with the Reuben accent is fun to say.
     
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    About a nine on the tension scale there, Reu.

    My good friend and I go through cycles. One week it will be anything and everything Andy Kaufman. The next week might be Bad Lieutenant. etc.
     
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    We always use this one at work when someone gets in trouble.
    "Bring out the gimp!"
     
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    "Ayll be bok" is the one I still use, with the accent ofcourse, yep I also went thru the "I'll buy that for a dollar" phase, which annoyed everyone I said it to.
    Sandra's favorite is "kiss my ass", which isn't solely a movie quote, but she definitely picked it up from American movies, and with her sexy German accent it sounds like an order which must be obeyed.[​IMG]
     
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    My favorite to my wiff:

    Til death do us part, then we're free to date....

    Al Bundy - you da man !
     
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    You're so not alone.

    I quote incessantly, have since I was little. The older I get, the more quotes I have that are relevant to any given situation, and the better the quotes tend to be (as I drop "iffy" quotes that are older off the frequently used list).

    What do I love to quote? All sorts of movies, tons of them.

    Kevin Smith is a favorite, has been since I saw Clerks and spit my mouthful of burger all over my friend's coffee table when I saw it for the first time and they did the "what, in a row?" line. "Bunch o Savages in this town" "I'm not even supposed to be here today" "What, like the back seat of a volkswagen?" "I LOVE the smell of commerce in the morning!" "Small price to pay, for the smiting, of one's enemies." "Action, Adventure, a Jedi craves not these things." "Oh I get it, Holy Bartender, that's funny." "YOU ARE THE ONES WHO ARE THE BALL LICKERS!" "Federal Wildlife Marshal!" "You know, as stupid as you usually sound with this spiel, I guarantee you'll come off ten times stupider this time" "No, we SHARED a moment." "Dude I think I just filled the cup." "BONG!" "Look at these Morose Mother-fckers." "The Internet is a communications device that brings people the world over together to bitch about movies and share pornography with one another." "You've got to face forward my friend, or you face the prospect of shock and trauma! " "Sometimes, not often, but occasionally, I like the idea of a girl with a horse."

    I could go on for hours on Kevin Smith quotes. His writing is enticing to say the least. Smith is extremely quoteable. I'm a slacker, definitely, so almost anything I do has a relevant Smith quote attached to it within a few minutes at best.

    Many many action movies. Only a few I quote from are:

    Die Hard / Die Hard 2 - "Yippie kie Yay, Mother-fcker", "Come out to the coast, have a few laughs, ", "How could the same thing happen to the same guy twice on the same night?" "Welcome to the party pal!", "I am an EXCEPTIONAL thief, and since I'm moving up to kidnapping, you should be more polite." "McClain, say hello to my brother Vito."

    Lethal Weapon 1 - 4 - "Oops." "Hey that's no fair, the building guy lived." "Sorry to interrupt this intellectual discussion!" "No move over, let me drive." "Okay okay okay. They Fck you at the drive through!" "Okay okay okay, they Fck you at the hospital. First they drug you, then they fck you!" "I'm getting too old for this sht." "You have the right to remain unconscious. Anything you say, ain't gonna be much." "Hey Moe!" "No, WE'RE FAMILY!"

    Demolition Man - "He likes your plan chief!" "Welcome to the San Angelo Police Department Emergency Line. If you prefer an automated response, press one now." "He totally matched his meet. You really licked his ass." "Hurting people's not a good thing … well sometimes it is." "This is my favorite station, wall to wall mini tunes, I believe you called them commercials." "Maniac has responded with a scornful remark. - Repeat command in an even firmer tone. Add the words, or else!"

    Fast and the Furious - "Ask any racer, any real racer. It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning's winning." "You can have any beer you want in the house, as long as it’s a Corona. That one's Vince's, so enjoy it." "Smoke'em."

    True Lies - "Oh yeah that worked, RIGHT OUT the ole front door!" "Where were you?" "Probably because it sounds scary." "She's probably using the money to pay for an abortion." "What kind of a sick btch takes the ice cube trays out of the freezer?" "Okay, we're gonna catch some terrorists, beat the CRAP out of them, and you're gonna feel a whole lot better." "Who writes this sht, Harry?" "Honey, next time, duck."

    Beverly Hills Cop - "You're not gonna believe this, the truck, it just stopped!" "What, you're not gonna be foiled by a banana in a tailpipe?" "Trust me."

    Let's see, what else?

    LA Confidential - "I don't know how." "What do I get if I give you your balls back you wop ccksucker?" "Was that how you used to run the good cop, bad cop?" "Hold up your badge, so they know you're a policeman." "You're in the city of angels, and you haven't got any wings." "Guess not."

    Heat - "Gimmie what you got, gimmie everything you got!" "Hey, why don't we talk about this, huh brother?" "Well I am Under fckin Whelmed!" "Right side."

    Say Anything is a recent quote addition, as I'd never gotten around to seeing it all. "DUDE! YOU MUST CHILL!" "Oh look at this gentleman." And also the whole "well I don't want to sell anything, or process anything, or sell anything sold or processed" bit but I don't have it down for a quote yet.

    Star Trek always has a few that can pop up. "Resistance, is Futile!" "Perhaps today IS a good day to die."

    Star Wars definitely is a regular. "I'd rather kiss a Wookie!" "Who's scruffy looking?" "That armor's too strong for blasters." "Never." "All groups, follow me!" "Join me, and we can rule the galaxy as Father and Son." "If you only knew the POWER of the Dark Side." "Never was your mind on where you were, hmm? On what you were doing." "No, there is another."

    Toy Story, my all time favorite happy quotes. "This is Falling! With Style!" "I'm Buzz Lightyear, I'm always Sure!" "You. Are. A. Toy! You are a child's plaything." "You're a sad strange little man, and you have my pity. Farewell!" and the best one of all, "CAN!"

    So many quotes, can't bring them all up. Most of my quotes are situational, and pop up when I’m in the situation. Most of my friends quote along or laugh or throw them back at me, so we all love it. I rarely use quotes at work, but occasionally won't be able to stop myself but usually have to explain the scene.

    Quotes are fun. They remind me of movies, which always makes me happy, because I vastly prefer the world of cinema to the world in which I live. For one thing, in the movies, the good guys always win, or at least get even. For another, they make me happy.
     
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    My absolute favorite quote to use is from Ghostbusters and was spoken by Mr. Bill Murray.

    "Mutha-puss-bucket!"

    We also have the Carrie game amongst our friends, here's how it works:

    All someone has to do is mention pillow or pillows to which I will respond in my best Sissy Spacek southern drawl "They're called breasts, Mama."

    If someone queries "Which One?" I respond "It's the one that says bad motherfucker." Even if we are picking out produce at the grocery, I can't resist.
     
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    I do this all the time, but I almost exclusively use quotes from "Fawlty Towers". Of course, most people here have no clue what I'm quoting or that I'm even quoting something, so it probably just makes me look weird.

    "Forgive and forget, eh? Well, at least pretend we do."

    "Absolutely spiffing! Well done! 2 down, 25 to go!"

    "And on all the other nights we'll just have a big trough of baked beans and garnish it with a couple of dead dogs"

    "Me? You started it!"

    "No, we didn't!"

    "Yes, you did! You invaded Poland!"

    "If you're not here in 20 minutes /with my door, but I skip that part usually/, I shall come over and insert a large garden gnome in you. Good day."

    "Don't hit me! Always you hit me!"

    "Who's fault is it then? Dennis Comptons?"

    "And then I think I'll move to Canada."

    "Don't mention the war! I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it."

    "You work, men."

    "You are a hideous orangutang." (said with thick spanish accent)

    "Oak? Teak? Mahogany?"

    ... and many, many more...

    /Mike
     
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    I don't think you can be considered a true movie geek if you don't do this. I do this all the time. I try to keep it relative to the conversation, but every once and a while I'll just throw out an obscure one. If they get it people laugh, if they don't they'll throw me a weird look.

    I would hate for somebody to listen in to a buddy and I's conversation during a baseball game. It pretty much consists of nothing but quotes from Major League.

    Every time somebody hits a ball in the air; "Too high!"

    If a pitcher brushes somebody back; "Bring that shit to me man!"

    If it's off the plate; "Just... a bit outside!"

    If there's two strikes on a guy it's either; "Screw the curveball, give 'em the heater." or "Strike this mother f***er out!"

    Also said at random many times during the game; "You saying Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?" - "Willie Mays Hayes. Hit like Mays, run like Hayes." "You may run like Hayes, but you hit like shit." - "You put snot on the ball?" - "Hats for bats."

    All have to be said with the appropriate accent. It never grows old, and we never stop laughing. I don't know why.
     
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    I do this a lot too, though I usually keep it relevant to the conversation, not just randomly spouting lines from movies. My absolute favorite was when I got to use a line from "Arthur". Female friend for whom I had done a favor: "May I kiss you on the cheek?" Me, without missing a beat: "Is it something you feel strongly about?"

     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] You guys crack me up, you are so funny, (funny how, how am I funny, I'm here to amuse you?), loved the Fawlty Towers quotes, brings back memories, have to watch them again now![​IMG]
     
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    I wasn't going to reply, because I didn't think I did this.

    However...

    A friend and I at work are continually quoting My Cousin Vinny: "Two youts? What is a yout?"

    And I frequently do Norman (Henry Fonda) from On Golden Pond: "Geeooood Gawwwd!" "I think I know how to build a fire for Chrissake!!!" or Ethel, his wife: "You old poop!"

    Jon
     

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