Tuesday, March 11, 2008

This meme brought to you by Pre-Vacation Panic Week

**Updated below with hints

I am going out of town next week with the small ones (and no husband, lord give me strength). Therefore this week, am racing around like a hamster who just drank a couple of Red Bulls. Yay vacation, but the week before and the week after suck.

So this meme I saw at Lara's is just what I need tonight. Escapist, easy, requires audience participation.

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies (this shall not be regarded as the definitive list of my favorite movies -- but I do love them all).
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike out each quote when someone guesses correctly in the comments, and note who correctly identified the film.
5. NO Googling or using IMDb search functions (you're on the honor system here).

Here goes. I'll start you off with an easy one.

HINTS: Of the remaining films, one is a documentary, one is British, and one features a soundtrack that I've mentioned previously here on ye olde blog. Go to it!

1. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. Lady M, surely a Princess Bride in her day, gets this one.

2. I'll be typing for England!

3. Also, you'll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them.

4. I don't want to play the gender card right now. You want to play a card, let's play the "let's not die" card. mothergoosemouse had no trouble Finding Nemo.

5. Well, I would say that I'm just drifting. Here in the pool. Magpie's been musing since long before she was a Graduate.

6. Then after about 15 minutes, you're spit out into a ditch on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike! Jennifer tells us that living under the ponderosas is nothing like Being John Malkovich.

7. A pot. A pot belly. Pot bellies are sexy. Everything I know about Teresa is pure Pulp Fiction.

8. Ladies and gentlemen, when you look at this gorgeous couple, it's no wonder they're a household name all over the world like... bacon and eggs. Dancer Lara gets this one--I'm sure she's done her share of Singin' in the Rain.

9. Nobody said it. This time it's all me. Life isn't like in the movies. Life... is much harder. Call 911! A child is born at the Cinema Paradiso!

10. I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou. Heather knows that the zebras in Fargo are probably cool.

11. I really love Rudy. He is totally enamored of me. I mean, I've had other men love me before, but not for six months in a row. Even for young Lara, Sixteen Candles are no longer enough.

12. No! I'm madly in love with you and it's not because of your brains or your personality. Maggie is the Little Miss Sunshine in Cat's so-called life.

13. We are so lucky. We are so lucky to have been raised amongst catalogs. There's no doubt that mothergoosemouse is one of the Best in Show.

14. Harry, there's enough C-4 on this thing to put a hole in the world! Once again, Lara is the Speed-iest one to get the answer.

15. I don't think it really helped me, in my love live; my nascent love life. I think that having won something like that could be regarded as being a significant liability.


Lady M said...

The only one that I know is #1, the Princess Bride!

Lara said...

i did know #1, but lady m beat me to it.

some others:

#8 is "singin in the rain"
#11 is "sixteen candles"
#14 is "speed"

and #4 is bugging me because i totally know it and can't think of where it's from. bah!

Heather said...

#10 is Fargo!

Magpie said...

#5 - The Graduate!

I hope you get to drift in a pool next week!

Nancy said...

Damn. I'm bad. I only knew Sixteen Candles.

Teresa said...

#7 is Pulp Fiction

Julie Pippert said...

I got nothing! But fun to try. Maybe something will come to me...

Catizhere said...

Is #12 from Little Miss Sunshine??

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Is #6 Being John Malkovich?

Jen M. said...

Day-um. I'm with the Princess Bride people. I need to watch more movies.

SHELLY said...

Is #2 Bridget Jones?

Mayberry said...

That is an excellent guess, Shelly, but it's not. So #2 is still up for grabs.

julie @ the calm before the stork said...

wow! what a great game! I can't believe I can't get any of them. I blame my newly hatched mommy brain. I would have gotten Princess Bride. I LOVE THAT LINE.

May have to steal this meme when I have some idle/idyll time. Have fun on your vay-kay!

movin'mom said...

The only one I knew was the 16 candles one!

I was bummed it already had a line through it.

mothergoosemouse said...

#13 is Best in Show! Parker Posey as Meg Swan.

And I know #4 - it's on the tip of my tongue, just watched it recently.

mothergoosemouse said...

#13 is Marlin! Finding Nemo!

(I knew I'd watched it recently.)

Kelly said...

#9 is a movie I got to watch last summer for the first time...Cinema Paradiso. I'm so glad I got that experience, but it was an experience.

Alex Elliot said...

What a fun post! I did a vacation with the two kids and no hubby last summer.