May 31, 2015


If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Lewis Carol



"Look Ma, I'm roadkill! "
The Mask (Jim Carrey), The Mask (1994)



No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.
James Joyhce



MOVIE TRIVA
In the Heat of the Night (1967) (part 2 of 5)
  • When Norman Jewison and his editor Hal Ashby attended a sneak preview for the film, they found that the young audience was laughing uproariously at the dialogue. Although Jewison was upset that his dramatic film was not being taken seriously, Ashby assured him that the audience was laughing in approval of the southern sheriff being put in his place by the confident and urbane Det. Virgil Tibbs. Jewison did not agree until the film got to the famous slapping scene; when the white audience was stunned at seeing an African American man physically fight back against a white man for the first time in a modern mainstream American film, Jewison was convinced the film was effective as drama.
  • Set in a hot Mississippi summer but filmed during autumn in Illinois, many of the actors had to keep ice chips in their mouths (and spit them out before takes) to prevent their breath from appearing on camera during the night scenes.
  • Rod Steiger was asked by director Norman Jewison to chew gum when playing the part. He resisted at first but then grew to love the idea,and eventually went through 263 packs of gum during the shooting of the film.
  • Rod Steiger was asked by director Norman Jewison to chew gum when playing the part. He resisted at first but then grew to love the idea,and eventually went through 263 packs of gum during the shooting of the film.



  • Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
    Erich Fromm



  • In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
  • The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
  • A Virginia law requires all bathtubs to be kept inside the house
  • Truck driving is the most dangerous occupation by accidental deaths (799 in 2001).



  • Using the words DROVES and NEWS write seven words using each letter once.




    I did a theatrical performance about puns. Really it was just a play on words.



    Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.



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