February 7, 2015

Words are all we have
Samuel Beckett

[turning to Bernstein] "Every dog has his day."
— Tony Montana (Al Pacino), Scarface (1983)

"We are ready for an unforseen event that may or may not occur."
Dan Quayle

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (part 13 of 19)
  • The Rita Hayworth movie the prisoners are watching is Gilda (1946).
  • Warden Norton whistles Martin Luther's signature hymn "Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott", or "A Mighty Fortress is Our God".
  • The prisoners are drinking Stroh's beer on the roof.
  • In Mexico, the title for the movie is "Sueños de Fuga", which means "Dreams of Escape".
  • The Romanian title for the movie is "Închisoarea îngerilor", which means "Angels' Prison".
  • When Andy first gets reassigned to the prison library, the first officer who comes to him for investment help approaches him by saying, "I'm Dekins." Roger Deakins was the cinematographer for the movie. While this is the case, Frank Darabont wrote the character Dekins into the original script before he hired his crew, as the same character was in the novella, and the different way of spelling confirms this.
  • Stephen King optioned "Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption" to Frank Darabont for $1000.

  • Some things have to be believed to be seen
    Ralph Hodgson

  • Rainbow Bridge, Nature's abstract sculpture carved of solid sandstone, is the world's largest natural-rock span, 278 feet wide and 309 feet high. Technically, it is located in Utah just north of the Arizona state line, but "Arizona Highway's Travel Arizona" book cites it as a local attraction.
  • The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.
  • In 1935, Jesse Owens set six track and field world records in less than one hour.

  • A man was walking in the jungle. He only had one bullet in his gun. But yet he shot a puma and a cougar. How did he do this?

    If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

    “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”

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