February 16, 2015

You become about as exciting as your food blender. The kids come in, look you in the eye, and ask if anybody's home.
Erma Bombeck

Prof. Henry Higgins: [directed to Eliza in anger] "Get out and come home and don't be a fool!
Mrs. Higgins: "Very nicely put indeed, Henry. No woman could resist such an invitation."
— Prof. Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) Mrs, Higgins (Marie Lohr), Pygmalion (1938)

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Abraham Lincoln

Tin Men (1987) (part 3 of 4)
  • One of three 1987 movies starring actor Richard Dreyfuss first released in that year. The other pictures were Nuts (1987) and Stakeout (1987).
  • The exterior for the Life Magazine scam scene was writer-director Barry Levinson's childhood home in Baltimore.
  • The bar/restaurant scenes were filmed in the Westview Lounge near Baltimore. During a break in production, Danny DeVito and Richard Dreyfuss gave each other hair cuts in the back parking lot of the restaurant. The restaurant has since been sold and torn down. It is becoming a Walgreens.
  • Actor Michael Tucker played the same character of Bagel that he had portrayed in Barry Levinson's earlier film Diner (1982) around five years earlier.
  • The fourth feature film directed by Barry Levinson.
  • The second feature film in which Barry Levinson acted as both sole writer and director.

  • "I never learned from a man who agreed with me."
    Robert A. Heinlein

  • In the name of art, Chris Burden arranged to be shot by a friend while another person photographed the event. He sold the series of pictures to an art dealer. He made $1750 on the deal, but his hospital bill was $84,000.
  • In Britain’s House of Commons, the government and opposition sides of the House are separated by two red lines. The distance between the lines is two swords’ lengths, a reminder of just how seriously the Brits used to take their politics.
  • The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.

  • A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50."The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

    Yogi Berra
    You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to yours.
    Yogi Berra

    “If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”

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