February 3, 2015


How earthy old people become - moldy as the grave! Their wisdom smacks of the earth. There is no foretaste of immortality in it. They remind me of earthworms and mole crickets.
Henry David Thoreau



"That bitch should be hung by her thumbs or something equally appropriate."
Jay Jay (Duke Everts), Play Misty for Me (1971)



I don't give a damn about "The Missouri Waltz" but I can't say it out loud because it's the song of Missouri. It's as bad as "The Star-Spangled Banner" so far as music is concerned.
Harry Truman



MOVIE TRIVA
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (part 9 of 19)
  • Voted #4 on Empire magazine's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time (September 2008).
  • Many critics have spotted many allegorical themes in the film, generally along the lines that Andy Dufresne is a latter day Jesus Christ. Frank Darabont refutes all such claims although he is delighted that so many people have read so much into his film.
  • The character Andy Dufresne had a cameo appearance in 'Apt Pupil', another Stephen King novelette. Andy handled the investments for Dussander, the Nazi in hiding.
  • This movie was released in Taiwan as "1995: Fantastic" (it was released in Taiwan in 1995). Many viewers thought it would be an action movie.
  • Despite its box office failure, Warner Brothers shipped 320,000 rental copies to US video stores, a figure a spokesman freely admitted was "out of whack" with the film's performance in the theaters.
  • An agent who apparently hadn't done much research requested an audition for his supermodel client for the role of Rita Hayworth.
  • James Whitmore was cast in the part of Brooks because he was one of Frank Darabont's favorite character actors.
  • Red says he has no idea what the ladies in The Marriage of Figaro are singing about. Actually, they're composing a letter to the husband of one of them inviting him to an assignation with the other in order to expose his infidelity.
  • The Israeli title for the movie is "Homot Shel Tikva", which means "Walls of Hope".



  • Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy.
    Napolean Hill



  • The world's largest art gallery is the Winter Palace and Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Visitors would have to walk 15 miles to see the 322 galleries which house nearly 3 million works of art.
  • The first skyscraper in the United States was built in Chicago.
  • The company, Kodak, is the largest user of silver



  • You are lost and alone in the woods. You stumble across an old cabin, and decide to stay there for the night. You want some heat and light, but the only things you find in the cabin are a candle, an oil lamp and a wood burning stove. You look in your pocket but you only have one match left. What do you light first?



    Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial 'we.'



    I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.



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