January 15, 2015

I'm free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
W. C. Fields

"You know what they say, don't you? If you love a man's garden, you gotta love the man!"
— Frank Serpico (Al Pacino), Serpico (1973)

“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.”
Fred Allen

Pygmalion (1938) (part 2 of 4)
  • In British prints, Leslie Howard utters the word "damn". In American prints he says either "hang" or "confounded". This was a year before David O. Selznick famously tussled with the Hays Office over permission for Clark Gable to say "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" at the end of Gone with the Wind (1939)
  • George Bernard Shaw is the only person to have won both the Academy Award and the Nobel Prize. Some sources incorrectly list former US vice president Al Gore as another person who won both prizes. Al Gore did win the Nobel Peace Prize; however, the Oscar for Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006) was given to the film's director, Davis Guggenheim.
  • Wendy Hiller receives an "introducing" credit.
  • George Bernard Shaw's original play opened in London on 11 April 1914.
  • George Bernard Shaw wrote the ballroom scene especially for this movie.

  • When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
    Eric Hoffer

  • The highest wind velocity ever recorded in the United States was 231 miles per hour, on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, in 1934.
  • Howard Kinsey and Mrs. R. Roark, during a game of tennis, batted the ball back and forth 2001 consecutive times.
  • The World's Largest yo-yo resides in the National Yo-Yo Museum in Chico, California. Named "Big Yo," the 256-pound yo-yo is an exact scale replica of a Tom Kuhn "No Jive 3 in 1 Yo-Yo." Fifty inches tall and 31.5 inches wide, the yo-yo is made of California sugar pine, Baltic birch from the former USSR, and hardrock maple. It was first launched in San Francisco on October 13, 1979.

  • Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. Whoever knows it, wants it not. What is it?

    Top Ten Amish Spring Break Activities
    4. Cruise streets of Belleville shouting insults at people with zippers.

    “There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.”

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