Saturday, December 29, 2007

Performing Tonight: Steven Wright & The Monotones (certifiably trippy quotes)

Lucy's quotes:

Steven Wright delivers completely deadpan humor no matter what he does. Usually, at least every other line is a punchline, making his act non-stop laughs...if you like that sort of thing. We love him. Here's a taste of his unusual brand of delivery:

''I have a three year-old dog, I named him 'Stay'. He was a lot of fun when he was a puppy because when I'd call him I'd say ''C'mere Stay, C'mere Stay.''

''One time the police stopped me for speeding and they said ''Oh, you know the speed limit is 55 miles an hour. I said 'Yeah, I know, but I wasn't gonna be out that long...''

''And I hate when my foot falls asleep during the day, cause that means it's gonna be up all night.''

''It's the story of a photographer who goes completely insane trying to take a close-up photograph of the horizon.''

''I got food poisoning today...I don't know when I'm gonna use it...''

''I put fake brick wallpaper over a real brick wall...just so I'd be the only one who knew. People come over, I say ' Go ahead, touch it, it feels like it's real.' ''

''It doesn't matter what temperature a room is, it's always room temperature.''

''I spilled spot remover on my dog, now he's gone.''

For those who think they might have trouble following Steven, don't worry...he goes slowwwly.

Stephen Wright in his act ''When The Leaves Blow Away'':

Monday, December 24, 2007

Bill Maher and the swinging seniors: One of our least savory quotes, really

Lucy's quotes:

Bill Maher addresses sex in the senior citizen community on Real Time With Bill Maher during his monologue:

''And did you here about this? There's a new study in the paper this week that said more and more seniors are having sex-including oral sex-into their 80's. This was published in the New England Journal of Ugh! Oral sex into the 80's? And you thought you didn't want to kiss grandma because of her mustache.''

Speaking of senior citizens and oral sex-try not to watch the HBO drama ''Tell me you love me'' around meal-time...that's my personal plea...please be careful.

A clip from Real Time With Bill Maher in the opening sketch:

Sunday, December 23, 2007

We're taking a trip with Merle Haggard and not telling him about it

JD's quotes:
Merle Haggard's ''My House of Memories'' For the record with Tom Carter is about as frank as you can expect a person to get. Similar to the Waylon Jennings autobiography, it may go through an awful lot of the bad times but there's still some humor to be found. I'll say this however, a humorous tone is far more scarce in Hag's account of life than many of his peers like Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. Here are some quotes from the book:

Haggard on Interpersonal Relationships:

''I don't want to mention her name. But I want to thank her for leaving me. Seriously.''

''One of the ladies of the evening looked at me and said, ''I'm not touching that kid with a ten-foot pole, he's not eighteen!'' My own personal ''Shelley Winters'' came quickly back with an answer for the problem. ''I'll baby-sit with him.'' She was the first and the greatest.''

''Any man who doesn't know the difference between sex and making love is wasting his erections.''

''She has been friends with each of my three wives since her, and in the late 1970s and early 1980s she even sang backup for the wife who wanted to be an entertainer.'' ~refers to Bonnie Owens-Buck Owens former wife as well as Merle's.

''She actually woke Dolly up, and I sang the song about being in love with her into the telephone as she lay half dozing beside her husband. He's never wanted to meet me.'' ~referring to Dolly Parton.

''I didn't really propose to Leona. I just mentioned to Lowell that it might be a good idea if Leona and I got married, and she happened to be standing there when I said it.''

''I can't thank her enough for divorcing me.''

''But she never got off of me about my doing the horizontal bop with those strippers.''


''Some official from the American Legion Hall had found his way over to the microphone and said, ''Would the musicians who started this fight, please leave? Your services are no longer needed!'' ''

''I started to speak to her, but didn't get the chance. ''Now look here,'' she said. ''I don't care who you are, you're going to get a massage and nothing else. I mean nothing else!'' She was implying that I wanted a sexual favor while my foxy wife was sitting right there.''

''I had met George Jones earlier, when he was playing the Blackboard. He had heard me singing and got drunk and wouldn't come onstage. He's been my biggest fan ever since.''

''It sounded like a big elephant fart spiraling from a great height toward the ground.''

''Cash reached over the middle of the limo seat, grabbed a long .44 pistol with one hand and opened the door with the other...'' ~ Read the book to get the rest of that Johnny Cash tidbit.

The Law and the Hag:

''It was much harder to break out of a California penal institution than it was the Oildale School District facility for truants.''

''Reporters and the general public have always been fascinated by my juvenile delinquency.''

''The officer rolled down his window, probably so he couldn't smell me, as we rode in silence back to Nelles.''

''I started the engine, slowly released the clutch, and probably attained a getaway speed of five miles per hour.''

''For the first time in my criminal career, I became worthy of helicopters.''

''The next day was firsthand exposure to life in the desert. We had no food or water and all the beer was gone. We were dehydrated, hung-over, thirsty, sweating, hungry and no longer having a very good time.'' ~After ditching cops to journey into the desert.

''I had never experienced anything like it. They say if you tell somebody he's on LSD his trip is good. They didn't tell me.''

There you have a good summary of the book, elephantine flatulence, multiple divorces and unexpected trips.

Check out one of the rarest country music clips I can think of-Merle Haggard imitating Marty Robbins on stage next to him. Merle could do a mean impression, no?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Greg House, M.D. on sex during The Civil War

JD's quotes:

House ~ The original cast of Fox medical dramedy, House.

For those of you who aren't yet familiar with the medical drama, HOUSE, this would be a good time to get acquainted. Hugh Laurie of the praised British comedy, A bit of Fry and Laurie, plays Gregory House, M.D. - a sarcastic, pill-popping world famous diagnostician with a limp. He's also got a complete intolerance to boredom and actual contact with most people-especially patients. Although occasionally he gets arrested, punched, kicked, sued, peed on and shot, he rarely fails to grab an opportunity to be crude, rude and socially unacceptable. This, of course, makes him frequently quote-worthy.

Over the past 3+ seasons of House, Hugh Laurie/Doctor House has been spotted reading the following nuggets and many more just like them:

''Do you have hair on your special place?''

''There's something wrong in your pants.''

''ah, Don't believe 'em. I keep a sock in my pants.''

''Ladies and Gentlemen, I have nothing in my hands, nothing up my sleeve...I do have something in my pants- but it's not gonna help with this particular trick.''

''Give her a banana. Monkey see, monkey barf.''

''Many women learn to embrace this parasite...They name it, dress it up in tiny clothes, arrange playdates with other parasites.''

''The most successful marriages are based on lies...You're off to a great start.''

''What can I say? Chicks with no teeth turn me on.''

''I was rooting for a really cool tumor. Instead we're stuck with this crap.''

''Stop it! This argument is distracting every male and lesbian here.''

''You know, relative to its size, the barnacle has the largest penis of any animal.''

''You know, I happen to have a position available on my penis...wait a second- I think I screwed up that joke.''

''It's not what you think. I know it looks like we're cleaning dishes, but actually we're having sex.''

''This baby won me second place in the clinic's weekly ''weirdest thing pulled out of an orifice'' contest.''

''If your sex organs dangle, you're the Confederates. If your sex organs are aesthetically pleasing, you're the Yanks.''

Now, I personally believe the danglers should be the me, it makes much more sense that way.

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Also, check out another post of quotes from House:

Here's Hugh Laurie in some non-House fun, showing off his musical stylings on Inside The Actors Studio, Parkinson and A Bit of Fry and Laurie:

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hear us roar or howl?: Republican chauvinism made funny by 30 Rock

Lucy's quotes:

Today's post should be like a bullet- Fast and deadly. The quote in question?
Alec Baldwin as eccentric right-wing Reagan enthusiast Jack Donaghy on the Tina Fey creation 30 Rock:

''I like when a woman has ambition. It's like seeing a dog wearing clothes.''

Tina Fey was quoted in the New York Post as saying:

"I may be the only 'SNL' alumnus who has created a character based on Lorne who's not lying about it,"

Of course, she's referring to Lorne Michaels and his similarities to Mike Myers' Dr. Evil character in the Austin Powers flicks among others. I don't know if Lorne is specifically the inspiration for Tina's astute riffs regarding the republican party mind-set but if he is, I'm shocked. How could my beloved SNL be run by that kind of a c-c-c-c-conservative?

FOR 30 Rock fans only: I wonder if Lorne Michaels has a creepy cookie jar collection too!

Not familiar with 30 Rock? Here's a good intro to the premise:

Monday, December 10, 2007

NOT all bark: Lennox Lewis quotes on Mike Tyson

JD's quotes:

Yes, folks. Mike Tyson has made it onto 'Say what?' yet again. You can say one thing about old Mikey...he's NOT all bark and no bite. . .

Lennox Lewis, known as arguably the best heavyweight boxer of his era had a 3-hour show on ESPN Classic recently that reviewed his career. The program is called 'Ringside' and was visited by boxing greats Ray 'Boom-Boom' Mancini and Tommy 'The Duke' Morrison [both former world champs] as well as Lewis trainer Emanuel Steward. He was interviewed by Bert Sugar and of course, Lewis being just one of the boxers to have Mike Tyson bite him, was asked about this interesting experience.

Lennox had this to say about the pre-fight event leading to the biting:

'' I seen Mike Tyson looking up at me, and he's got his teeth in my leg, and I was saying 'He's biting my leg! He's biting my leg!' ''

''...There was a bite in my leg and a green ring around that bite and I'm glad I really got the tetanus shot.''

Lennox was also quoted as saying about 'Iron' Mike: ''He reminds me of a cartoon character.''

...I have no idea what cartoon character but he could easily be a mixture of Elmer Fudd and the Tasmanian Devil, I think. Any thoughts?

Since it's close to Christmas now, I thought you'd like to hear this beautiful duet by Jimmy Kimmel and Mike Tyson on ''Winter Wonderland'' from youtube:

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Bow chicka wow chicka wow wow: The Jim Lampley quote that sounds wrong when you think about it

JD'S quotes:

The other night I watched one of HBO's fighter recaps. What they like to do-and I'm glad they do- is show one or two of the most recent or best fights by a fighter before their next big upcoming bout. Ricky Hatton VS Floyd Mayweather Jr. was certainly one of the biggest fights this year and so they chose to show two fights before the big pay-per-view event. They showed Floyd's so-called ''victory'' over Oscar De La Hoya where Floyd managed to mysteriously rack up the punch stats while not landing punches (even sometimes while not throwing them) and Ricky ''The Hitman'' Hatton's victory over a spent legend named Jose Luis Castillo. The introduction to the Hatton/Castillo re-run proves the point that boxing is just plain dirty... I'll prove it with this quote:

Commentator Jim Lampley referring to the anticipation over the Hatton/Castillo bout:

''If Hatton could do Castillo and do him the right way, he'd be in the right position to go on to something very big.''

For just a second there I thought Jim Lampley had switched from HBO's boxing to HBO's Real Sex documentaries. I could almost hear ''Bow chicka wow chicka wow wow wow'' playing in the background. Lampley, I never thought I'd say this to you're giving boxing a filthy reputation. Even Don King never said anything like that.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Waylon Jennings: The story of Hoss and his turkeys

JD's quotes:

'Waylon' by Waylon Jennings with Lenny Kaye is a very frank and often humble look back on the life and times of one of Country music's hardcore elite. Most of the fun in books like these is the name-dropping. Waylon has been friends with everyone from Buddy Holly to Big Bird. Even the smallest stories in Waylon's book are bringing you true 'insider' information. From Ernest Tubb to Elvis Presley, you get a rather candid look at the people through Waylon's eyes. As the more comical bits lend themselves to the Say what? blog, here they are as follows:

Waylon's picture of how smoothly he broke into a life in music:

''I was expelled from music class in high school for ''lack of musical ability.'' If they wanted a B flat, they'd just hand me a B and I'd flatten it.''

Waylon talks about one of his earliest gigs in show business-his life as a radio personality, complete with local grocer's ADS:

''One time I said, ''Come on down to George's Fruit and Vegetables. You can't beat George's meat.'' The phones lit up pretty bright after that one...''

Waylon reflects on times when he lacked clearheadedness:

''Another time I dropped some cigarette ashes down the pocket of my new deerskin jacket. I'm on fire! It flared up and burnt the sleeves right from my body. I kept patting at the flames, sitting there, too high to think of taking it off.''

''I got so drunk, I stumbled outside and passed out. They left me there and put a pillow under my head, right in the middle of nowhere. When I woke up it was getting dark. I opened my eyes, unsticking them one at a time, and looked right into the snout of a black and white spotted hog that had come up and was snorting at my face...''

Waylon getting into stories about his musical predecessors and peers:

One of numerous mentions involving the infamous Faron Young involving Faron's friendship with Hank Williams Sr.

''He took a loaded gun and pointed it to Faron's temple, cocked it, and said, ''Boy, I love that woman. Now you can either giver her to me or I'm going to kill you.''

Faron sat there and thought it over for a minute. ''Wouldn't that be great? To be killed by Hank Williams!'' He wound up driving Hank and Billie Jean around in Hank's Cadillac, with the two of them loving it up in the back seat.''

Waylon touches on the special relationship Elvis Presley had with the people around him:

''They talk about him giving away Cadillacs, but I imagine a Cadillac would be earned after a few months with him.''

''...and Colonel Tom Parker didn't help. I think a monkey could've managed Elvis, and maybe done a better job.''

Waylon kicks back with icon Hank Locklin:

''Hank Locklin was the older, more established artist headlining. Hank was sitting right beside me and across from Lynne, talking about that beautiful red-headed woman over there. ''Look at her,'' he kept saying. ''She is so goddamn fine. I wonder who that is.''

I allowed him to go on for a while, but finally I had to let him in on the secret. ''Well, she's my wife.''

Hank didn't bat an eye. ''She reminds me so much of my daughter,'' he said, real quick.''

Finally, of course, Waylon's assorted mentions of Willie Nelson:

''People there think when they die they're going to Willie's house.''

''I was upset. ''Somebody find that red-headed bastard and get him here,'' I said.''

''F*** you, Jack,'' retorted Willie, and then came back to me chuckling, and said, ''I've always wanted to say f*** you to somebody whose real name is Jack.''

''He's my personal Willie, and I'm his Waylon. Yin and yang. Where there's a Will, there's a Way.''

The ''Jack'' in question is of Cowboy Jack Clement who mentioned to Willie that he had to sing ''on the beat''. Willie did not agree... and still doesn't.

Old Hoss himself in good humor took time to play a turkey farmer in the Sesame Street movie ''Follow That Bird'' and here he is with the tune ''Ain't no road too long'''s kind of a duet...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Willie Nelson: Singer of songs, picker of guitars, author of books and an in-your-face milk drinker, what's it to ya?

JD's quotes:

In the book ''The Facts of Life: And other dirty jokes'' by Willie Nelson, Willie treats us to an unusual compilation of country music tales, just plain country tales, priceless pictures, adult jokes and his own song lyrics wrapped up in a weird ''I'm telling you what's going on while I tell you what happened real time'' style. Often he just starts out a section by saying something like ''Pooky wants me to tell you this one'' or '' We just got done with dinner'' or ''Did I tell you the editors liked the book?''.

Willie's writing style is so casual that if you just threw in a ton of abbreviations, it might as well be your wife text messaging to tell you your mother came to visit and she wants to know if you want her to pick up the no fly boxers or the regulars at Walmart.

Willie shows off that he is probably the richest source of country music stories alive and frequently veers into references of legends like they were his neighbors or relatives...of course sometimes they actually are but you know what I mean.

A fragment of one of Willie's stories:

''Hank kept singing, Chubby kept fiddling, and someone went home with Hank Snow's hair.''

Willie on the origins of his eventually famous hobby and pure skill at it:

''Me and sister Bobbie and some of the rest of the kids around Abbott, the Harwells and the Rajecks, we'd smoke anything that burned. We tried corn silks, cedar bark, coffee grounds, and grapevines before graduating to Bull Durham roll-your-own tobacco, and we did. That's where I learned to roll and why I can roll a joint faster than any living person.''

Willie has always put a down home spin on spirituality...unless he's putting an outer space spin on it...he puts a spin on it either way. One of Willie's allusions to his individual spiritual beliefs in this book includes:

''Of course, I believe in reincarnation. I believe you keep coming back until you get wise. Then if you want to come back again to show off a little, that's OK too. It's all right to come back a few times just to be wise, just so other people can see you and say, ''Damn, he's wise.'' ''

Willie is an intellectual sort but he always takes the shine off of it in his own rare way. A good example of that is when he mentioned how he'd prefer to remain on his legendarily pimped out tour bus instead of in a motel.

''We have just pulled into somewhere. Maybe a truck stop. Maybe the motel. This is exciting. I can't wait to see which one it is. If it's a truck stop, I'll stay on the bus. If it's a motel, I'll stay on the bus. Don't get me wrong. I don't mind. I was just being factitious, I think. I'll look that up. If factitious doesn't apply, I'll have another big word in there before a cat can lick its ass.''

Also, Willie raises interesting questions to specific individuals like:

''Why do you care whether or not I drink milk? As long as I drink milk responsibly, why is it any of your business?''

Willie is still the most quote-worthy country singer I can get away with quoting...David Allen Coe's quote's get you thrown in jail or sued.

Check out Willie's 70th birthday celebration while Toby Keith and Scott Emerik sing ''I'll never smoke weed with Willie again'', a song they wrote and performed in front of Willie himself.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Deep Floyd Mayweather

JD's quotes:

''Pretty Boy'' Floyd Mayweather Jr., aka ''Money'' Mayweather, has done his best to set himself apart from all other boxers and certainly he has some interesting observations about why he might be so unique and about anyone who isn't thoroughly entertained by his skills.

Floyd on Larry Merchant [addressing the camera as Larry Merchant gives him an unimpressed post fight interview]:

''Larry Merchant is just a commentator, he don't know nothing about boxing.''

From the HBO documentary, Mayweather/Hatton 24/7:

Floyd on his mother's praise of him as a child:

''I think she knew that I was special because I think I was better than the rest of the kids.''

Also from HBO's Mayweather Hatton 24/7:

Floyd Mayweather Jr. on himself (I'll leave it out of context for laughs):

''I ain't got no hair...and I'm always green.''

Although at the time Floyd mentioned this last thought, he did appear to both be black and have some hair, I still believe him...why would anyone lie about that?

Monday, December 3, 2007

Mike Tyson...pure romance: The quotes that are better than Barry White music

JD'S quotes:

Okay, just for our commenter, Dig, I'm going to do some more Boxing stuff. First, let's do more Mike Tyson. Anyone who doesn't think Mike has a sweet side should see this. Please, keep in mind that this is from THREE SEPARATE INTERVIEWS...

Mike, charming a female journalist like the sweet talker that he is:

''I normally don't do interviews with womens unless I fornicate with them''
Mike explaining his supposed unique physical situation:
''I may like fornicating more than other people, it's just who I am.''

Mike on the riches of fame and fortune in his blessed life:
''I never dreamed of fornicating with many as beautiful women as I did.''

If this isn't enough to convince you that Mike is just like a bulky Don Juan, he also is a singer with the voice of an he is on ''Jimmy Kimmel Live'' doing a duet with Bobby Brown which might bring a tear to your eye...although it might be a tear of excruciating pain more than anything else:

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Mike Tyson's dating method? (Larry Merchant quotes, for the boxing romantic)

JD's quotes:

Once upon a time...the greatest boxing commentator in all the land said something that could easily be misconstrued... Larry Merchant speaking of then heavyweight champ, Mike Tyson as Tyson made his way to the ring in his prime, stated:

''Mike has termed this phase of a fight, his favorite phase. He calls it ''like going out on a date'', it's finally gonna happen...Of course, his idea of a date... is Wham Bam, thank you, sir.''

...Larry, be honest...Were you trying to pick a fight, here? Also, here's a treat for Larry's fans who want to see him be more ''hands on'' with the audience:

Regis knows things: The best out-of-context quote I've ever seen

JD's quotes:

Yeah, old Uncle Regis, he's been around the block a few times.
King of Television aka Regis Philbin aka ''Big Daddy'' on ''Live with Regis and Kelly'' remarks:

''I can tell you... because I've been with Madonna-few times now; not-not a uh, transvestite.''

Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking 'What?'. . .and you're right where I want you to be when you're thinking that. All I'll say is that it's an accurate quote. I'm leaving it out of context though because it's too perfect not too. Sorry!

Here's a great clip of Regis doing Jimmy Kimmel for a Don Rickles special episode:

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Just one of the things that can ruin a marriage (Medical advice from Leon Phelps)

JD's quotes:

One of my favorite SNL characters was Leon Phelps-The Ladies' Man. He doles out advice during a call-in show with a lisp, some Courvoisier cognac and a 1970s fashion sense. One of the funniest things about Leon is that even though he is clearly a womanizer as well as an idiot, he genuinely is trying to help people. He's really trying to be a good guy and solve problems. . . He's a little bit like a black, swinger version of Dr. Phil.

SNL survivor, Tim Meadows as The Ladies' Man Leon Phelps helping a distraught male caller:

''Yeah, your wang is scared. I suggest that you get over it soon before your wife hooks up with someone with a more courageous wang.''

. . . Thanks, Leon. We'll all fight the dreaded wang fear that has been destroying marriages for hundreds of years! Sorry to be so dramatic but wang fear is a very serious and dramatic subject. I promise to keep it lighter in the next post. I hate dragging people down.

Putting the FUN in FUNerals: Our pick for best Mike Birbiglia quote and sentiment

Lucy and JD's quotes:

From Mike Birbiglia during his stand up act on Late Night With Conan O'Brien:

''I was at a funeral recently and they handed out Kleenex at the beginning of the funeral, which I thought was cocky.''

If you're not cool enough to understand that one, just take your time. I'm sure you'll get there. We have faith in you, grasshopper.

Watch the youtube clip of Mike's hilarious take on religious music:

Sunday, November 25, 2007

. . .And, the critics did not rejoice (To quote a review of Rocky Balboa)

JD's quote:

There is a kind of pure bitterness which is unique to TV and movie critics. A kind of hatred and disgust that comes with the territory when a person is forced to review thousands of hours of ''acting''. I have a guilty pleasure for seeing how insulting and unfair critics can actually be and one of the most perfect opportunities for critics to go nuts-the last Rocky Sequel. Stephen Holden reviewed Rocky Balboa [Rocky movie number six, that is] in the New York Times and although it[the review] wasn't all bad,. . .one part just made me cringe. And I quote . . .

Stephen Holden:

''Mr. Stallone’s body is a sight. A weightlifter’s slab of aged meat, knotted with tiny hard veins popping out of the shoulders, it is just this side of muscle-bound and somewhat grotesque. It is something you might see hung in the window of a steak house and wonder what kind of carnivore would order such a leathery, sinewy carcass.''

. . . You know,. . .they pick on you when you're out of shape, they pick on you when you're in shape. . .come on. This was TANGO from Tango and Cash. Show some respect, damn you! . . . Whoa, sorry. I didn't mean to get so heated there. I'm just a really big fan of that movie. . .

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

That FYI from Jeff Garlin could be a lie spawned from silliness. . .So, watch out.

Lucy's quote:

From Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Conan's former roommate and co-star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jeff Garlin sets up a clip for his movie I want someone to eat cheese with and gives us what might be inaccurate information...except for the dreidel. That we believe Jeff.

Jeff Garlin: '' I, uh, did all my own stunts...I made my costume out of rice...and I have a chocolate dreidel in my pants.''

Jeff Garlin is hopelessly silly. That's why I like him. He can't help himself. Sometimes I'll watch him and he gets this pre-grin expression on his face and I know that he knows he's going to say something that is silly and he's embarrassed by its somewhat superfluously silly nature but I also know that he knows that he's going to say it anyway. Like I said . . . The man just can't help his self. It's endearing.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Stephen King's musings on coolness: It's a profound thing

JD & Lucy's Quote:

Stephen King plays with the minds of the thin-skinned with his recent EW column. He mentions that Tom Hanks-star of SK movie ''The Green Mile''- is the best consistently non-cool male actor and that Michael Crichton can't help being 6'9 and not cool. Stephen also seems to have a very high opinion of Viagra ADS? Here's a quote from his recently spat, mental loogie.

Stephen King: ''Many kinds of boots come with square toes, but they are not cool; boots with square toes are and always will be ''country s---kickers.'' ''

See who else Stephen slyly goofs with on this NTBTS list. [Not To Be Taken Seriously] the way...Stephen King is cool...on his list. He can't help it.

Stephen King on who's cool (and who's not) Pop of King News + Notes Entertainment Weekly

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sir Bill Maher

JD's quotes:

From Real Time With Bill Maher:

When watching Bill Maher interviewing the former head of the CIA's Bin Laden Unit, Michael Sheuer, you may notice that Sheuer has an affinity for a certain word whether he means it respectfully or in a mock civility. In an interview roughly seven minutes long, here is every usage of that certain word. . . Count them with me if you can guess which one it is.

1. Fine sir, thank you, good evening.

2. I appreciated the comment, sir.

3. What I've said sir is- (Interrupted)

4. If he was a terrorist, sir he would be a lethal nuisance to the United States.

5. He's not running for an election, SIR.

6. As an inspirerer he's very important, SIR.

7. I have no idea really, SIR but I don't think it's all that important.

8. I think we can reduce it very seriously, SIR.

9. Not only Israel, SIR but Saudi Arabia or Kuwait or Bolivia.

10. What I'm telling you, SIR is I'm most interested in the survival of the United States.

11. So what, SIR?

12. We'll get by just fine, SIR.

13. What I'm saying, SIR is we should've revisited the situation after 1973...

14. Yes, SIR.

15. Yes, SIR. I said that exactly.

16. Absolutely, SIR.

17. That's part of it, *SIR*.

18. I think we've-we've frittered away our independence on oil, *SIR*.

19. Thank YOU, *SIR*.

Can you guess which word he uses a lot more than your average bear? Come on. . . Guess. . . Seven minutes of discussion and he uses the word SIR 19 times! Is this some kind of a record? Seriously?

I can only imagine: Dane Cook leaves quote up to the imagination

Lucy's quotes:

Dane Cook on his HBO comedy special, Vicious Circle:

''Guys, we will go to our friend's HOUSE. We will wake people to tell this story, right? (Knocking sounds) Jason! (Knocking) Jason, dude, I'm sorry to wake you up. I'm sorry to wake you, bro. Do you remember that chick that I left with earlier tonight? Hoohhhhhh. . .C'Mere. . .Smell my EYES. . .Just smell my eyes, I'll tell you what happened.''

What?!!! What, damn it!???!!!??!!! What the crunk happened with that girl?!!! Sorry, I just really want to know. What could she have done with Dane? How could she have left a noticeable odor on his eyes, people? How? Why? It's killing me! What kind of kinky sex act could've been performed on this man? I need to go do some research now. Later.

Check out a VERY young Dane Cook:

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Louis C.K. on parenting, pooping and the marital system of checks and balances

Lucy's quotes:

Comedian Louis C.K. made another of many memorable appearances along side fellow redhead Conan O'Brien on Late Night. Louis shared his husband/parent style while promoting his stand-up act ''Shameless'' out on DVD with this quote:

''Like my wife-One time she's like ''I have diarrhea-I'll-I had diarrhea all night, I'm staying in bed.'' and I'm like ''Let me see it! . . .I want to SEE the diarrhea. . . Show me. . .at least a cup of diarrhea if you want to stay in bed. . . 'Cause there's no way I'm taking it on faith and spending all day with the kids by myself. . . I'm just not.''

Here's a promo for Shameless:

Monday, September 10, 2007

Okay, so if it were on HBO it wouldn't have been funny...

JD's Quotes:

Bill Smitrovich as bitter, rampaging prosecutor Kenneth Walsh on my favorite law drama ever-David E. Kelley's The Practice.

''You know, I'm tired of your piss-ass crap. I'm tired of your firm's piss-ass crap. You made a big mistake, Eleanor; and your client's gonna pay for it for the rest of her life, you piss-ass, scum-crap, dirt bastard!''

Hank Hill would move to Mexico if it were annexed by the country of Texas

JD's Quotes:

Mike Judge vehicle, King of the Hill centers around straight-laced, Texas-based propane proponent, Hank Hill. Hank's discomfort with the mushy stuff leads him to say this to his Mexican co-worker:

Mike Judge as voice of Hank Hill on animated series King of the Hill:

''Mexicans don't talk about their feelings? That's GREAT. So uh,...why'd ya give that up?''

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Homemade tequila is not all it is cracked up to be

Lucy's quotes: My Name is Earl-Thursdays on NBC

Jason Lee as Earl Hickey:

''I tried to make tequila once but I didn't know what was in it besides worms. . . Pretty gross. . .still got me drunk though.''

Here's a clip of the pilot episode of My Name is Earl:

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Willie Nelson reflects on medicine, his military career and Texas training in autobiography ''Willie''

JD's quotes:

Willie Nelson in his Autobiography ''Willie'' [with Bud Shrake] touches on the main themes in his life...botany, inhospitable vacation spots and his financial contributions to the community... as well as of course love, music and farming.

Willie writes:

''Look at all the people whose lives were made better by the fact that I didn't care how fast I spent money.''

''I appreciate that the coca leaf grows in the ground, like a medicine.''

''The air force took my stripe away after one day.''

''The first thing a man in Texas was trained to do was to find the guy his wife was running around with and kill him.''

''I hobbled before the judge on crutches. The judge said, ''We're going to release you on the condition that you never come back to the Bahamas again.'' ''

Personally, I wouldn't go anywhere Willie Nelson wasn't invited.

Check out Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings in this charmingly corny music video for the song ''If I can find a clean shirt'':

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Harland Williams gets multicultural and a little dyslexic

Lucy's quotes:

From Harland Williams' often pleasantly nonsensical stand-up comedy acts(which sometimes result in distracting ethnic runs):

''He was outta there faster than a little Norwegian whale skinner at a Chinese roasted walrus festival.''

''Do ya think dyslexic kids think Fuddruckers is really called MotherF*ckers?''

Here's Harland's Hilarious turn on the improv show ''Thank God You're Here'':

Jimmy Fallon clears up a zoological misnomer

JD's quotes:

This quote is from SNL Weekend Update's former anchor Jimmy Fallon. He may never have been able to keep a straight face but he did care about accuracy when he read the news, doggone it!

jimmy fallon

''Actually, to be accurate, they only became flying squirrels after the explosion.''

PS: Lucy would like to add that she's the big SNL fan of the two of us, and that it was pure fluke that I'm the one posting this one. You snooze, you lose, Lucy.

Friday, August 3, 2007

The incredible edible egg and the greatest back-up dancers in a hip hop video

Lucy's quotes:

HBO's little known gem, Flight of the Conchords ran for one season this year and has been canceled. We will always have that one season of deadpan delight though and of course, their music. The show chronicles an attempt at fame by a contemporary New Zealand folk duo. . .folk/rock/reggae/rap. . .and I'm not sure what else. With them is their only fan, Mel [Comedian Kristen Schaal] and their manager Murray Hewitt aka Gingerballs [comedian Rhys Darby]. They come to America from New Zealand and they are ultimately outdone by a bossy bongo player. . . What more could you want in a TV series?

Bret McKenzie as Bret, who is sadly the ladies' man of the two:

''The eggs were really nice, like your lips...So....your lips look as delicious as the eggs...probably more delicious.''

. . .Man that guy is smooooooth.

Watch Bret's moves as he pulls the classic Flight of the Conchords move by slipping into a music video out of nowhere. The only time the shy, reserved and hilariously dull singers break out of their quiet shell is when they morph into their musical personas, often with their embarrassing rap names. Jermaine-played by Jermaine Clement shows up along with what must be the finest backup dancers in all of hip hop:

Werewolves ARE real

JD's quotes: NBC's The Office on Thursday nights


Rainn Wilson as excitably serious Dwight K. Shrute:

''I don't have a lot of experience with vampires but I have hunted werewolves. I shot one once but by the time I got to it, it had turned back into my neighbor's dog.''

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Sarah Silverman explains how different perspectives can skew theories into unfortunate hypotheses

Lucy's quotes:

The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central

Sarah Silverman playing the role of Sarah Silverman-Not to be confused with Sarah Silverman herself:

''I mean, if you lived in my toilet, you'd think I was always peeing, right?''

Indeed, the mark of a genius is to boil down complex issues into terms that we can all understand and I totally got her point.

Here's Sarah on Jimmy Kimmel Live, educating us on one of the most important issues she's ever talked about:

Did Pat Boone ever cover that song?

JD's quotes: Lightnin' Hopkins

You might be surprised what kind of lyrics managed to sneak into music back in the days before they could even fathom Elvis Presley and his lewd and lascivious pelvis, corrupting our nation's youth. Bluesmen routinely sang lyrics that their record companies were probably too square to pick up on. Tampa Red Whittaker wrote a song called ''Can I play with your poodle?'' that Pat Boone likely couldn't get away with but Lightnin' Hopkins recorded it, as did several others. Lightnin' sang among the other lyrics:

''Yes, two old maids that were layin' in the bed
While one turned over, this is what she said:
''Can I play with your poodle?'' ''

This was in the 1940's . . .Hilariously raunchy for the 'good old days', ey? Pat Boone's version probably would have gone something like:

Two pally gals sat over on the couch
One called the cat 'cause the other saw a mouse
That mouse's tail looks like a noodle

. . . Or, something similar. I don't know. I'm not a songwriter.

You can find this gem on the CD: The complete Aladdin recordings

See Lightnin' play 'Baby, please don't go', on this video:

The poetry of Mr. Show with Bob and David

Lucy's quotes:

From HBO's Mr. Show with Bob and David-Fourth season out now on DVD

Under appreciated funny lady Jill Talley on Mr. Show gets poetic while announcing the winners of the ''tear drop'' awards:

''Sad songs are nature's onions.''

Becky Thyre adds: ''Sorrow is the key that gets our tears out of eye-jail.''

Some may call Mr. Show one of the most offensive comedies of all time...I think it's just downright poetic.

By the way, Check out one of the funniest parodies we've ever seen. Mr. Show's parody of Goodfellas, it's as much a parody of edited-for-TV movies:

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Snow White's posse wants a discount

JD's quotes: HBO's Deadwood

Ian McShane as saloon owner/Pimpmeister Al Swearengen:

''You better have a paying dwarf underneath you.''

Deadwood - Paula Malcomson as Trixie

Also from Deadwood: Paula Malcomson as prostitute Trixie:

''I can't be sure; never seen a rich person high before.''

Welcome to Say what? with JD and Lucy! Tonight's special guest: Bubba

Welcome to JD and Lucy's potentially pathetic attempt at an entertaining blog. We don't know what we're doing yet but we hope we can pick up on it quick. We hope to have a blog highlighting quotes from TV, movies, stand-up acts, etc. that will make you laugh, smile or just give a slightly bemused quarter of a head nodding gesture of recognition. This is a salute to the intentional as well as the unintentional great and humorous lines. They may be some of your favorite lines already or might persuade you to track down the source and just enjoy the living crud out of it. So, in that sense, it's great free advertising for them...because as we all know, rich celebrities need free advertising; It's science.

...Isn't that right Bubba?

Bubba: Yes, yes it is.