Good morning on this crisp Autumn day!
Okay kids, no voiceover anecdotes today. I want to share a goofy little hobby of mine. As you know, I collect quotes and post them on this here Good Karma Network thang. What you don’t know is that I also collect bad movie lines!
I collect lines or actions that, any time you hear or see them in a film, you know the movie is BAD. I’m talking about some seriously uninspired cliches. My only rule is that I don’t collect lines that were made famous by one particular actor/character such as “I’ll be back” or “Go ahead, make my day”. I just started so the list is pretty small. I encourage you to add to the list. The lamer, the better!!!
BAD MOVIE LINES Let’s get out of here! Go on! Get out of here! Go ahead without me! What’s going on here? Whoa…whoa…whoa! (When any child is sliding down something) According to my calculations… (Man) Stay here. (Woman or Child) I’m going with you! I’m too old for this! Bingo! Jackpot! I’d like to propose a toast. Get your hands off me, creep! We’ve got company… Something’s fishy… What are we gonna do? I’ll see you in hell! I’m scared. (Insert name) is my name and (insert profession or activity) is my game!
VILLAIN LINES Well, well, well, what have we here? Look what the cat dragged in! What is the meaning of this? Or what? (Usually proclaimed by school bullies or thugs before they get whomped) Get them! Stop them! Take them away! Excellent! Fools! Intruders! Interlopers!
THE DREADED INDICATORS (Staring longingly at a photo that has just been picked up) (Blood splattering on an object to indicate an act of violence) (Closing a dead person’s eyes) (A series of quick cuts showing the action hero suiting up for battle) (Putting a coat on a woman’s shoulders)
TIP OF THE WEEK: I love doing stuff like this! It’s easy, it’s fun, and it doesn’t take up much time. Benjamin Hoff wrote, “If we add up all the rewards in our lives, we wouldn’t have very much. But if we add up the spaces between the rewards, we’ll come up with quite a bit”. Doing things like collecting bad movie lines is one of the things I use to fill up the spaces and strangely enough, it turns out to be a reward in itself. Life isn’t birthdays and bar mitzvahs. It’s about all the space in between. Use it well.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it. Walker Lamond, “Rules for my Unborn Son”
DISCUSS!: What small, fun things can do you do to fill the spaces?
Have a great week!