July 10, 2015

Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire.
Carroll O'Connor

"I'm not your family. So don't lie to me. You're not protesting your government. You're protesting mine - with bombs. Someone finally closing in on you?... Forcing you to run here?"
— Special Agent Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), NCIS: Safe Harbor (2011)

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often.
Oliver Herford

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) (part 3 of 11 )
  • The movie's line "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." was voted as the #75 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
  • The Production Code censors demanded 68 script changes from the Broadway staging, while the interference of the Catholic Legion of Decency led to even further cuts, most of them having to do with references to homosexuality and rape. In his memoirs, Tennessee Williams wrote that he liked the film but felt
  • it was "slightly marred by the Hollywood ending". Vivien Leigh, who was only 36 at the time of filming, had to be made up to look older.
  • Despite giving the definitive portrayal of Stanley Kowalski, Marlon Brando said he privately detested the character. However, it should be added that Brando was an eccentric character who loved misleading people and playing pranks.

  • The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion, it will cease to be free for religion.
    Robert H. Jackson

  • Maine is the only state that has borders with only one other state.
  • Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
  • The surface of the human skin is 6.5 square feet (2m).
  • The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. The city boasts a fleet of over 60,000 taxis.
  • Britain’s shortest river is the Brun which runs through Burnley in Lancashire.

  • What's so special about the following sentence?
    A big cuddly dog emitted fierce growls, happily ignoring joyful kids licking minute nuts on pretty queer rotten smelly toadstools underneath vampires who x-rayed young zombies.


    "Your grief might be a little more convincing, sir, if you hadn't just admitted: you cut off your wife's head."
    from 'Showtime (27 Mar. 1997)'

    “Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way”

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