Saturday, April 12, 2008

Netflix on my mind

Netflix. A few years ago we would've thought net flicks was something one did when a mosquito buzzed around or landed on protective netting in some heavily buggy camping site. These days Netflix means one has access to a virtually endless flow of DVDs -- from the big screen and little screen. My guess is a large percentage of you reading this blog have a DVD in a red paper envelope sitting on your entertainment center, ready to be viewed or perhaps, returned. Our recent admission to this not-too-exclusive club made me recall a column idea I never tackled in all my years as a print journalist. Now is my chance, and with your help, the list is growing and can continue to expand. In fact, several of you have contributed -- including Uncle Rolland Walt in suburban Detroit; friend, journalist and blogger Marybeth Beechen; junior high friend and e-mail pal Sharon Wells Burg in Texas; former Star colleague and veteran journalist from Indiana, Lauri Harvey Keagle; author and longtime friend Tom Barton of Chicago. So here goes -- memorable lines in movies starting with one everyone knows and I, in particular, absolutely love: "May the Force be with you." Hopefully the Force will be with me as I, with your input, endeavor to recall some of filmdom's classic comments. I'm omitting quote marks -- too busy-looking. There is no order to the list as it's is just for fun, but answers will follow in the next blog posting. BTW -- if you have any additions to the list, please leave as comments or email me to the gmail address above. Have fun. Oh, see Wednesday for new additions to list and maybe I will ID the ones below. If not, then Friday's blog will tell you who said what in which movie. Here goes: 1. You made a time machine? Out of a DeLorean? 2. Klaatu barada nickto. 3. Are you a good witch or a bad witch? 4. I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie. 5. Can you speak Bocce? 6. Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. 7. Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore. 8. I'll get you, my pretty. 9. The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of. 10. Go ahead. Make my day. 11. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue. 12. Hasta la vista, baby. 13. Play it, Sam, for old times sake play 'As time goes by.' 14. No, I am your father. 15. Tomorrow is another day. 16. Jean Louise. Jean Louise. Stand up. Your father's passing. 17. He's a man from outer space and we're taking him to his spaceship 18. I see dead people. 19. I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. 20. You know the difference between you and me? I make this look good! 21. Just the fax, ma'am. Just the fax. 22. Here's looking at you, kid. 23. Greg, honey, is it supposed to be this soft? 24. A no-win situation is a possibility every commander may face. Has that ever occurred to you? 25. I love robbing the English. They're so polite. 26. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve. Just put your lips together and blow. 27. Yaa, baby. 28. In a good shoe I wear a six but a seven feels so good I buy an eight. 29. It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses. 30. There's no crying in baseball. 31. I'll have what she's having. 32. Leave the gun. Take the canoli. 33. Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. 34. Rosebud. 35. I've got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live. 36. I couldn't do that. Could you do that? Why can they do it? Who are those guys?

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As a longtime newspaperwoman who left the business to freelance, I want to keep in touch with the world. This is my place to reach out with words.