June 26, 2015

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.
William R. Alger

"He's lucky I didn't kick him in the nuts. What? It wouldn't be the first time."
— Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh (Jill Hennessy), Crossing Jordan (2001–2007)

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Heaven's Gate (1980) (part 2 of 13)
  • This film is notorious for the amount of animal abuse that took place during production. Actual cockfights, decapitated chickens and physical torture of horses including at least four deaths are all proven to have taken place. The outcry prompted the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) to contractually authorize the American Humane Society to monitor the use of all animals in all filmed media.
  • Jeff Bridges salvaged the log cabin from the set of the film and now uses it as a family get-away in Montana.
  • Second of two films that actor Christopher Walken made with director Michael Cimino. The first was The Deer Hunter (1978) where both Walken and Cimino had won Oscars.
  • Both Kris Kristofferson and Jeff Bridges are very proud of being in this film. Kristofferson says that he'll be proud of it as long as he's in the business, and Bridges says that he likes it better for every time he sees it.
  • Film debuts of Willem Dafoe and Terry O'Quinn.
  • Willem Dafoe appears briefly as a cockfighter. According to Dafoe, his role was supposed to be much larger. But during a long lighting setup, Dafoe laughed out loud at a joke that an extra told him. Michael Cimino was so annoyed that he fired Dafoe. Dafoe is uncredited. Dafoe would later narrate the documentary of the making of this film, Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate (2004).

  • Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
    Helen Keller

  • In the Arctic, the sun sometimes appears to be square.
  • Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
  • Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
  • Camel’s have three eyelids.
  • The average person laughs 10 times a day!

  • An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn't know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father's fortune. What were the two things that the man bought?


    “A neighbors hen looks as big as a goose, and his wife as young as a girl.”

    “Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.”

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