June 2, 2015

Who naught suspects is easily deceived.

Jack McCoy "Didn't you tell me you never make this job personal?"
Adam Schiff "I lied...second time in thirty years."
— A.D.A. Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), D.A. Adam Schiff (Steven Hill) Law and Order: Remand (1996)

Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.
Philip Larkin

In the Heat of the Night (1967) (part 4 of 5)
  • The movie's line "They call me Mister Tibbs!" was voted as the #76 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007.
  • Producer Walter Mirisch used creative accounting to prove to United Artists that the film would make a profit even if it did not play in the South at all.
  • Mississippi was eventually ruled out as a location due to the existing political conditions. Sparta, Illinois, was selected as the location, and the town's name in the story was changed to Sparta so that local signs would not need to be changed. The greenhouse was added to an existing home and filled with $15,000 worth of orchids.
  • George C. Scott was the first choice to play Chief Gillespie but he was unavailable due to The Flim-Flam Man (1967).
  • In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #75 Greatest Movie of All Time. It was the first inclusion of this film on the list.
  • Beah Richards, the actress who plays the abortionist Mama Caleba, played the mother of Sidney Poitier character the same year in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).

  • If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.

  • Termites have been known to eat food twice as fast when heavy metal music is playing.
  • All female bees in a given hive are sisters.
  • Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.
  • The Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was introduced in England in 1965.

  • He has one and a person has two, a citizen has three and a human being has four, a personality has five and an inhabitant of earth has six. What am I?

    Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

    “There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.”

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