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This may not be new but it is new to us.

I knew something was brewing when The Pedant had that far-away look in his eyes. How to ruin a book, story, film, (anything) in one line. Here are some examples.

"Take the blasted ring then" said Frodo.
(Lord of The Rings)

"I gave that old wardrobe away" (Narnia Chronicles)

For Moby Dick:
"What with only having one leg, I think I'll stay ashore now' said Ahab.

"Let's not stay tonight, why don't we push on to Edinburgh?' (Macbeth.)


There's more....

Any ideas?

Tadpole.

Wink

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"Wake up Alice, it's time for lunch."

"Sure looks like Kansas to me, Toto."

"Damn, there goes the train !" (Murder on the Orient Expresss)

Glaubt es mir - das Geheimnis, um die größte Fruchtbarkeit und den größten Genuß vom Dasein einzuernten, heisst: gefährlich leben.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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'It was a lovely afternoon for a walk that day....' Jane Eyre


Captain Correlli's Mandolin ...."No, that's a girly instrument. Give me a tuba instead" said the dashing Captain.

Also Alice....'What rabbit?'

Big Grin

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'Let's just send him to the local comprehensive'

(Tom Brown's Schooldays)


'Sorry, Biggles, you didn't pass the flying test'
 
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Has anyone mentioned that "Chielamangus" is a Purdy name ??? Eek
 
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How could I forget my all time favourite ?

The New Testament

"What do you mean, 'It's a girl!'"?

Glaubt es mir - das Geheimnis, um die größte Fruchtbarkeit und den größten Genuß vom Dasein einzuernten, heisst: gefährlich leben.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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John 1:1 rewritten ==> "In the beginning was the word "and."
 
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Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind :

"You know, I've realized that money and good looks aren't everything."


Chief Brody in Jaws :

"I think I'll take the job in New Mexico, rather than the one in New England."
 
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Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath

"You all go on to Californy if you want to, Ma. I'm hitchin a ride back to McAlester where they give me three meals a day."
 
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Has anyone mentioned that "Chielamangus" is a Purdy name ???


'Purdy'????

Confused

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"Chielamangus" is, I believe, something written by someone whose surname is Purdy.

This is my first exposure to the word "Chielamangus." It inspires attempts at punning.

At first I toyed with "mongoose," of which there are many where I live.

Googlizing chielamongus brought up Purdy.


which sounds like pretty in some dialects, (perhaps not in Avon or Cornwall or Devon) so that's what I posted.

[This message was edited by jerry thomas on Sun Sep 7th, 2003 at 10:11.]
 
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"No, you're fine, no mumps" said the doctor. (Winter Holiday - one of the Swallows and Amazons series)

"People of Neptune, your attention please" boomed Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz. (Hitch-hiker - Winterbranch will get this even if no-one else does!)

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'I think I'll stay in and finish the whitewashing', said Mole.

'Spotted fur is so last year' remarked Cruella.



My name is from Burns.. 'There's a chiel amang us takin' notes'. But I have a distinct feeling it has been used before. I can't remember who, but I'm not really very original, and I don't think I thought of it myself!
 
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"Having just graduated college, I decided to go into plastics." (The Graduate)

"It was the best of times, the age of wisdom, the epoch of belief, the season of light, the spring of hope, and we had everything before us." (A Tale of Two Cities)

"I won't be back." (any "Terminator" movie)
 
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Big Grin Roz!

They should elect you to queen or something over there! Wink
 
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"Relax, Mac, it's just MacDuff and his friends coming home with their Yule trees."

Lady Macbeth
 
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"Call me Herbert." (Moby Dick)

"Karl, you've just inherited $10,000,000!" (Das Kapital)

And more importantly, welcome back, Chielamangus. Smile I've missed your voice, and your name gives me a grin every time I see it.
 
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"Gotcha!"
'Tom and Jerry'

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Splat!

"Gotcha!"
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That reminds me of what has to be the shortest movie ever made, "Bambi Meets Godzilla." It is a perfect example of this thread's idea.
 
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Hush !!

[[ This is my response to "Bambi Meets Godzilla" an unthinkable story that must be ended before it's begun. In my dialect "Hush!" means, "Be silent!" In other words ..... Perish The Thought! ]]

[This message was edited by jerry thomas on Tue Sep 9th, 2003 at 8:57.]
 
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"No, I'm no good at chess" said Death.
The Seventh Seal.



I don't understand the 'Hush!!!' one. Can someone please enlighten me???

Confused

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HAMLET -- Nonsense! To be or not to be is nonsense. That's not the question at all. Cogito ergo sum. I think ...
 
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Hush !!

[[ This is my response to "Bambi Meets Godzilla" an unthinkable story that must be ended before it's begun. In my dialect "Hush!" means, "Be silent!" In other words ..... Perish The Thought! ]]

[This message was edited by jerry thomas on Tue Sep 9th, 2003 at 8:57.]


Hey, that's one of my favourite movies you're knocking there. It's real and it's perfect - albeit very very short.

Glaubt es mir - das Geheimnis, um die größte Fruchtbarkeit und den größten Genuß vom Dasein einzuernten, heisst: gefährlich leben.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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shufitz spaketh:
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"Karl, you've just inherited $10,000,000!" (Das Kapital)



Bravo, Mr. Fitz Big Grin
 
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The dark and stormy night was over, and the sun twinkled in the bright blue sky. --E.G. Bulwer-Lytton
 
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quote Mr. Dasher :

quote:
not cerulean

The dark and stormy night was over, and the sun twinkled in the bright blue sky. --E.G. Bulwer-Lytton


He wins!
 
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