January 6, 2015

I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money.
Bob Hope

[watching flamingos on TV] "Come on, pelicans! Fly, fly away!"
Tony Montana (Al Pacino), Scarface (1983)

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

Air Force One (1997) (part 6 of 7)
  • Having Harrison Ford watch a Michigan football game is likely an in-joke, as the real President Gerald Ford went to Michigan, and TV news in the 1970's frequently showed clips of him watching Michigan games
  • The cable really was trailed behind the MC-130, but its connection to the 747 was a special effect.
  • When a dummy was put on the cable, the 747's bow wave blew off its coat and tie. Rather than put the plane's engines at risk, the filmmakers decided to use special effects for all shots of the people on the cable.
  • The football game that the presidential staff taped for President Marshall is actually the September 12, 1992 game between Michigan and Notre Dame in South Bend. The game was not a 14-13 win for Michigan, but a rare 17-17 tie. Prominent Michigan players found in the video footage include then-future pros Elvis Grbac and Ty Law.
  • One morning, the frantic activity of taxiing and braking during this period caused the 747's wheels to overheat - triggering a safety device that deflates all the tires rather than risk a blowout.

  • The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion, it will cease to be free for religion.
    Robert Jackson

  • The explative, "Holy Toledo," refers to Toledo, Spain, which became an outstanding Christian cultural center in 1085.
  • The term "honeymoon" is derived from the Babylonians who declared mead, a honey-flavored wine, the official wedding drink, stipulating that the bride's parents be required to keep the groom supplied with the drink for the month following the wedding.
  • Scatologists are experts who study poop (a.k.a. crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, excrement, etc...).

  • How do you buy things in Mexico?

    Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.

    We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.

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