Thursday, March 09, 2006


Today, a sampling of quotes from some of my favorite TV shows and books.

This seems like Blog-Filler to me Kemp, is it? No… it’s called block… as in writer’s block… so rather than have people visit my blog and see nothing new, I thought… hey, let’s throw out some quotes… better that than nothing…

From ‘The West Wing’

President Josiah Bartlet: I was watching a television program before, with a kind of roving moderator who spoke to a seated panel of young women who were having some sort of problem with their boyfriends - apparently, because the boyfriends had all slept with the girlfriends' mothers. And they brought the boyfriends out, and they fought, right there on television. Toby, tell me: these people don't vote, do they?

From ‘Scrubs’
J.D.: I think childbirth has been way too romanticized. [Cut to a 1950s era informational film with JD and the soon-to-be parents] You will spend hours and hours of pain while you poop, pee, puke and other people stare into your vagina, which, by the way, has an 80 per cent chance of tearing.

From ‘Sports Night’
Casey McCall: [on the air] So don't adjust that dial; and, while we're gone, if any talking animals ask you to buy some tacos or beer… for God's sake, do what they tell you. You've been watching Sports Night on CSC. Have a good night.

From ‘The Simpsons’
Lisa: Where's Dad?
Marge: Your father is... resting.
Bart: "Resting" hung over? "Resting" got fired? Help me out here.

From Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
“The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable. In three days no one could stand him.”

“He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.”

From Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon
“What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you.”


Ed Bacchus said...

Great quotes, like your eye for humor....

peachblossom said...

"Scrubs" and "The West Wing"...excellent quotes. And so very true about childbirth. You can have writer's block anytime...keep the quotes coming.

Congratulations on the upcoming elections for the school board position. If I could vote for you I would...good luck...

Brenda said...

Great quotes. Catch 22 is such a classic -- it must have the most great one-liners of any book.

And now let's have a moment of silence for my soon to be cancelled TV show, The West Wing.

Kemp said...

I'm still harboring anger over the cancellation of TWW.

That and the impending Funeral episode for Leo...

CroutonBoy said...

I remember how hard we laughed when we first saw that Scrubs episode. Great does your mind hold onto these things?

MetroDad said...

Why doesn't it surprise me that these are your favorite shows, Kemp? Because they're mine also. Catch West Wing last night? I'm really starting to get depressed over it's coming denoument.