Thursday, March 23, 2006

Quotable quoting.

I had just watched "V for Vendetta" last night with Djong and Mike, and there was one definitive quote that struck Djong:
People should not fear their government. The government should fear its people.
I'll probably post a review of the movie later on (I, for one, liked it), but it got me thinking about other quotes that greatly defined their movies. Here are a couple:
With great power comes great responsibility. Uncle Ben, Spider-Man
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring
May the Force be with you. Star Wars

Come back...come back. Rose, Titanic (alright, I couldn't resist)
I remembered hearing about the American Film Institute's (AFI) Top 100 Movie Quotes on Klite last year. The iconic film Casablanca had six quotes featured on that list, including the ever-memorable "Here's looking at you, kid" and "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By'."

AFI director and CEO Jean Picker Firstenberg says that "Great movie quotes become part of our cultural vocabulary." She's correct, which is why Zane and I don't understand how this quote in the best movie in the world ended up being shafted:
Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
The best line. Ever.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Because I am mandated to pass this along, that's why.

Occasionally I come across treasures that I feel compelled to pass on to the world. You know, to make it a better place and that shtick. For today, I present you with Love Acronyms.

BURMA

B - etween
U - s,
R - emember
M - e
A - lways

CANADA

C - ute
A - nd
N - ice
A - ctions that
D - eveloped into
A - ttraction

CHINA

C - ome
H - ere...
I
N - eed
A - ffection

EGYPT

E - verything's
G - reat,
Y - ou
P - retty
T - hing!

HOLLAND

H - ope
O - ur
L - ove
L - asts
A - nd
N - ever
D - ies

INDIA

I
N - early
D - ied
I - n
A - doration

ITALY

I
T - rust
A - nd
L - ove
Y - ou

JAPAN

J - ust
A - lways
P - ray
A - t
N - ight

KENYA

K - eep
E - verything
N - ice as
Y - ou
A - re

KOREA

K - eep
O - ptimistic
R - egardless of
E - very
A - dversity

LIBYA (not to be confused with Libyan on a Jet Plane)

L - ove
I - s
B - eautiful;
Y - ou
A - lso

NEPAL

N - ever
E - ver
P - art
A - s
L - overs

PERU

P - orget
E - veryone
R - emember
U - s

RUSSIA

R - omance
U - nder the
S - ky and
S - tars is
I - ntimate
A - lways

And now, we go local:

BALIWAG

B - eauty
A - nd
L - ove
I
W - ill
A - lways
G - ive

CEBU

C - hange
E - verything
B - ut
U - s

IMUS

I
M - iss
U,
S - weetheart

MALABON

M - ay
A
L - asting
A - ffection
B - e
O - urs
N - ow

PARANAQUE

P - lease
A - lways
R - emain
A - dorable
N - ice
A - mazing
Q - uiet
U - nique and
E - ndearing

PASAY

P - retty
A - nd
S - exy
A - re
Y - ou

PASIG

P - lease
A - lways
S - ay
I - m
G - orgeous

TONDO

T - ogether
O - r
N - othing
D - earest
O - ne

Out of place:

YAMAHA

Y - ou
A - re
M - y
A - ngel!
H - appy
A - nniversary


Stop whingeing; you know you did it when you were younger.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Philippine Star might hate Alex Compton.


This was published today, March 1, alongside an article about Compton not being part of the Welcoat deal.