May 21, 2015

A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult.
John Churton Collins

"When you argue, I have this compulsive need to argue back."
— Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), "Law & Order" (1990)

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
Henry A Kissinger

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) (part 1 of 9)
  • Gregory Peck's 9 minute summation speech was nailed in one take.
  • Mary Badham (Scout) and Gregory Peck (Atticus) became close during filming and kept in contact for the rest of his life. He always called her Scout.
  • The first scene that Gregory Peck shot showed him returning home from his character's law office while his children ran to greet him. Harper Lee was a guest on the set that day, and Peck noticed her crying after the scene was filmed. "Why are you crying?" Peck asked. Peck had looked just like her late father, the model for Atticus, Lee explained; Peck even had a little round pot belly like her father's. "That's not a pot belly, Harper," Peck told her, "That's great acting."
  • Phillip Alford told his mother that he did not want to go to the auditions for the part of Jem Finch but when his mother told him he would miss half a day of school, he immediately decided to go to them.

  • Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
    Elvis Presley

  • The name of Dennis the Menace's dog is Ruff.
  • Every player starts with $1,500 in the game of Monopoly.
  • The middle day of a non-leap year is July 2.

    Each letter stands for one and only one digit, and no digit is represented by more than one letter. Can you work out what digits the letters in the above multiplication stand for so that the identity above is actually correct?

    Benjamin Franklin
    “A good Lawyer a bad Neighbour.”

    “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

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