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Grab One, Leave One, and Get Reel... [Guest Blog by uncle jimmy]

March 25th, 2010

uncle jimmy
by uncle jimmy

Mahalo, Edward fo' chance to fill in.. am pretty suah dat WIWIES gang has held down da faht in yo' absence.. I know I been holdeen' down da faht fo' fah too long, myself..

Key den. So does Life imitate Art? Does yo' Life imitate Art? Who is dis Art guy, anywayz? Do you use movie/TV show quotes or song lyrics in everyday conversation to capture a feeling or express a thought? Do you have faves that show up over and over again? I do. Maybe you do, too..

Like when something is getting repetitive or boring.. "went to the White House, uh-gain, and met the President, uh-gain".. from Forrest Gump..

And when something requires a predictable, methodical approach.. "wax on, wax off".. from The Karate Kid..

Or when the variables in a situation appear to be lined up in our favor.. "So, we got that going for us, which is nice".. paraphrased from Caddyshack..

And when it's time to maybe give up and move on.. "you got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em".. from The Gambler..

But when someone is identifying a problem, but not really offering a solution..

"I'm drowning here, and you're describing the water!".. from As Good As It Gets..

Or when you just want a laugh.. "Dese Two Yout's" from My Cousin Vinny..

So here's a Grab One/Leave One/Get Reel Movie Quote Quiz.. try grab one of these obscure quotes from well-known films, identify da Movie, Charactah or Actah, whatevah.. also, try add one too, so we ken keep da game goin' jus' in case..

Oh, an' don't fo'get yo' fave Reel Life quote..

To get started, here are ten obscure quotes from films that you probably saw on TV, maybe more than once, depending on if you get cable or not..

  1. "Correct-amundo! And that's what we're gonna be, we're gonna be cool." (1994)
  2. "Why we're on this mission, we'll never know." (1996)
  3. "Here's somebody who's got it all figured out." (1994)
  4. "If you're reading this, then you've gotten out." (1994)
  5. "If you hurt her, I'll kill you." (1996)
  6. "We deal in lead, friend." (1960).. and what foreign film is it adapted from?
  7. "Sell crazy somewhere else. We're all stocked up here." (1997)
  8. "Well, we're not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here." (1991)
  9. "I like to say a prayer and drink to world peace." (1993)
  10. And finally, the last line from a Sci-Fi Mystery-Thriller in which Angie's buddy puts in a particularly strong performance as a complete wacko.. "My name is Jones. I'm in insurance".. (1995).. bonus points fo' dis one..

So, go fo' it WIWIES Gang! Try Grab One, Leave One, an' Get Reel (or some variation thereof)... 😆


The Guest Blog Schedule:

  • THU 03/11 - Chicken Grease - "TheGrease and TheBus"
  • FRI 03/12 - kuya.d - "I'm So Over It"
  • MON 03/15 - JMAW - "Something like a Phenomenon"
  • TUE 03/16 - frankie - "The Curse of the Murse"
  • WED 03/17 - kako mochi - "Where in Oregon is kako mochi?"
  • THU 03/18 - tweetpeep22 - "Online Dating Follies - Female Perspective"
  • FRI 03/19 - S-Ticket - "Online Dating Follies - Male Perspective"
  • MON 03/22 - tita leerz - "The Hawaii Visitor's Survival Guide"
  • TUE 03/23 - skycastles - "Otanjoubi Omedetou Gozaimasu Kurosawa-sama!"
  • WED 03/24 - hemajang - "Where in Hawaii is hemajang?"
  • THU 03/25 - uncle jimmy - "Grab One, Leave One, and Get Reel..."
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96 Responses to “Grab One, Leave One, and Get Reel... [Guest Blog by uncle jimmy]”

  1. uncle jimmy:

    kay-den.. recharging with a couple new ones on top of sky's ones..

    One for da girlz..

    "I will tell them, this feather may look worthless...but it comes from afar... and carriies all my good intentions.."

    And for da guyz..

    "Hey batta batta batta hey batta batta batta Suh-wing batta!"

  2. rayboyjr:

    @MakiSushi & uncle jimmy ... since you guys also veering off into music lyrics ... here's some from a song ... that I try to apply all the time to real life ... I think it's a good message ...

    "It's not having what you want. It's wanting what you've got."

  3. Coconut Willy:

    For the kids, like me.

    This isn't flying. This is falling, with style!
    To infinity, and beyond!

  4. rayboyjr:

    @hemajang ... yup, yup ... it's The Matrix™ ... I just love the movie and some of the warped dialogue ... at first, some lines got me confooosed ... like this one ...

    boy: Do not try to bend the spoon. That's impossible. Only try to realize the truth.
    Neo: What truth? --
    boy: There is no spoon.

    ... uhhhh ... hah??? ... 😯 ...

  5. uncle jimmy:

    @rayboy.. 😆 reminds of a made-up scene from a made-up episode from da ole dayz of Kung Fu..

    Blind Mastah: grasshoppah, when you can snatch stone from Mastah hand, den you new Mastah..

    Grasshopper: But, Master... there is no stone in your hand..

    Blind Mastah: Congratulations grasshoppah, you now second grade...



  6. hemajang:

    @rayboyjr, whenever I think of Matrix, its that scene where Keanu Reeves is bent backwards dodging the bullets...awesome!

    Heavy dialogue...Truth is unattainable but the process is the truth? ...philosophical gibberish.

  7. hemajang:

    A quote from a movie that I've watched many times starring 2 legendary actors: "One thing in the world I hate: leeches!"

  8. hemajang:

    Bruddah Lance can relate to the leeches quote from his post on Tuesday.

  9. hemajang:

    uj, batta, batta, batta - is that from Bad News Bears?

  10. Rodney Lee:

    @uncle jimmy. Wow, you good. I didn't think anyone would get the Gogo Yubari quote.

  11. uncle jimmy:


    Nah, you didn't read the rulez.. cheating is allowed, but.. so i cheated..

    eh, brah, dis blog t'ing is way hahd.. may hat off to you guyz..

    mahalo fo' keeping us entahtained every day, yeah?

  12. Rodney Lee:

    Thanks Uncle Jimmy. Here's an easy one: "Regulators, mount up!"

  13. uncle jimmy:

    hemaz.. no, sir, Batta Batta is not BNB, hint: think high school..

    but BNB is anoddah rich source wit' some very cool quotes aftah all..

    here's my fave from BNB at the 1:37 mark of this clip, courtesy of the unforgettabke Tanner.. ..

    kinda feel dat same way about Da Yankees..

  14. uncle jimmy:

    @frankie.. yeah, have to love the original Karate Kid..

    such an iconic film with simple, honest wisdom and themes, and unforgettable characters such as Miyagi-san played by everybody's favorite uncle..

    use The Stork position as an analogy in work every day..

    don't lean forward, don't lean back..
    don't want it, don't not want it..
    stay in balance, stay relaxed..
    and when the moment comes, kick as hard as you can..
    you can't make events unfold..
    but you can observe them carefully as they do unfold..
    and be ready to play your part and do your best..

    and it isn't really even explainable why this is right.. only that it is..

  15. che:

    Uncle Jimmy, #51, is it The Joy Luck Club?

  16. skycastles:

    #51 - the first one sounds like it belongs to Pocahontas because of the feather, but the delivery sounds off. Hmm, gotta think about it more.

    Is the second one from The Sandlot?

    #53 - gotta be Toy Story 🙂

    #62 - first thing I thought of was the Warren G rap from the '90s, but I'm sure that's not what you're referencing 😆

  17. MakiSushi:

    I gots work to do but I cannot resist checking in to grab a few:

    @skycastles #43 carpe diem - Dead Poets Society - seize the day; good one - it don't get better than dat

  18. MakiSushi:

    @hemajang 57 leeches - African Queen, annodah good one

  19. MakiSushi:

    @rayboyjr 52 - excellent sentiment! I no can figure it out - can you hum a few bars? 🙂

    I gotta go; see yous cats laters.

  20. Coconut Willy:

    #62, Uncle Rodney. Young Guns

  21. skycastles:

    @Maki - Yups, you got it.

  22. skycastles:

    Here are some quotes on love:

    1. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.
    2. When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
    3. Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.

  23. MakiSushi:

    I going leave one and den split; I live by this:

    " A man's gotta know his limitations."

  24. che:

    #73 MakiSushi, this is going to bug me. I think that movie was on TV recently.

  25. hemajang:

    @skycastles, "kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time" You know, my wife said that me yesterday. She must have seen that movie. Ha!

  26. snow:

    hemajang - #75 - ha ha! don't be too disappointed that your wife may have stole that line... it's a good one!! heck, it's a great one if your wife is saying that to you! 😉

    uji & che - #51 - i read that line and could immediately hear ming na's voice! i loved "the joy luck club!"

  27. kuya.d:

    @unko J - #51, swing batta batta ... "Ferris Bueller's Day Off?"

  28. kuya.d:

    @Rodney Lee - #62, is that from "Young Guns"? ... aside from Warren G (wait, @Coconut Willy mentioned it).

  29. oldshoes:

    51 is ferris bueller's day off

  30. kuya.d:

    @Unko J - cool pic of you and your lil' man ... Thanks for your guest blog!

  31. oldshoes:

    quote: "...i meant to do that"

  32. oldshoes:

    ...."say hello to my little friend"

  33. oldshoes:

    ...i had to follow my dog around for weeks,with a baggie...

  34. uncle jimmy:

    kuya swingz in wit' FB's Day Off..

    Suh-WING batta!

  35. uncle jimmy:

    so a long-time friend of WWE who can't get to a computer to post suggested some for those of us that only get to see animated features in theaters these days..

    1) "well boys, it's going to be sushi for breakfast"..
    2) "________ wants ham!"..
    3) "Fish are friends, not food." (i know dat one)
    4) "Slimy, yet satisfying."
    5) "The secret ingredient is... nothing!"

    Mahaloz, old friend..

  36. uncle jimmy:

    a couple from one of my all-time fave sci-fi flicks from mid-80's..


    "You earthlings are at your best when things are at their worst"..

    "That's apple pie!"..

    and the basic plot in one quote..

    "Do you seriously expect me to tell the President that an alien has landed, assumed the identity of a dead housepainter from Madison, Wisconsin and is presently out tooling around the countryside in a hopped up orange and black 1977 Mustang? "

  37. kuya.d:

    @Unko J - #81

    1) Madagascar
    3) Finding Nemo
    4) Lion King

  38. MakiSushi:

    @che 74 - didn't mean to ditch out but I wasn't around. Did you get'em yet? I don't know if it was on tv recently. It's a good Callahan film.

    It's pretty tough out here now. uncle, I dunno the film, dunno the actor you talking about @42. I going cheat'em pretty soon.

    Of what's still out there I only know one, I think - @81-5 the secret ingredient is ...nothing, from Kung Fu Panda; annodah good movie!

  39. hemajang:

    uj...thanks eh, enjoyed your post. I signing off..."may the force be with you"

  40. Chicken Grease:

    Hey, hey uncle jimmy. Well. 'Nother enthralling post/situation offered up by the WWE substitute bloggers gang. Good show, indeed.

    You know, we who offer up should be under an acronym of sorts. The Grease particular likes Ed's Blogging Interims (I suppose Interns would also do, though, so university days, no?) For Real, Y'all, or "E.B.I. F.R.Y." yes? (take that VHO7A ;)).

    Well, love this game; love movies, but I'm no good at this game. Give me the AD&D (no, not "ADD," though by the behavior of past Dungeon M's in The Grease's past, I certainly could've sworn some of those fellows retained a bit of . . . oh, never mind) or the Stratego any day. Simply smashing to witness the rest of you all 100th Battalion/442nd Regiment for a Jeopardy cine' cat'.

    I will offer a scene that is so simple, yet strikes deep into the heart of a Grease to find infinite affinity enough to accompany it with such alliteration: finishes remainder of meal from diner, calmly draws upon oncoming car . . .. Means much to me indeed.

    Take care all and good weekend if Ed decides to continue the R&R.

  41. uncle jimmy:

    Maks - opening funeral scene from The Big Chill where they play your "Can't Always Get What you Want" with Kevin Costner as the deceased Alex..

    hope to see you soon, Maks.. VHO7V 😆

  42. uncle jimmy:

    WWE dim sum special shout outs..

    to skycastles, thanks for letting me dabble in your kuleana.. Movie Addicts Club is a terrific blog and i'll be around for your insights and more movie fun..

    to hemajang - always enjoy your thoughts and observations prolly cuz we're near same age, yeah?

    to rayboy - dat line is chorus of Sheryl Crow song about soakin' up da sun, who is also kinda cute in dat weird, funky, haole, surfer chick kind of way..

    to kuya - BI Phll Pal, t'anks for coming up with VHO7V & O7VHVW 😆

    to snow - your JLC final scene clip, where Ming-Na becomes a movie star..

  43. uncle jimmy:

    one final one from the last scene of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome..

    Time counts and keeps countin', and we knows now finding the trick of what's been and lost ain't no easy ride. But that's our trek, we gotta' travel it. And there ain't nobody knows where it's gonna' lead. Still in all, every night we does the tell, so that we 'member who we was and where we came from... but most of all we 'members the man that finded us, him that came the salvage. And we lights the city, not just for him, but for all of them that are still out there. 'Cause we knows there come a night, when they sees the distant light, and they'll be comin' home...

    Mahalo again, Ed, for the opp-or-tun-ity..

    The entire WWE gang is waiting for you to come home..

  44. oldshoes:

    i know i didnt stump anyone but the movies for no.'s 81,82,83-->peewee herman(when he wiped out on his cool bicycle);Scarface(Al Pacino).Up In Smoke(Chong's dog ate his stash)

  45. HNL2LAS:

    Thanks for the guest blog uncle jimmy! Whew.. thanks for adding the other movie quotes.. bahhaah I didn't know the first ones at ALLLL!!!..

    So..PONYO wants ham! for #2
    and like kuya.d said:
    #3-Finding Nemo
    #4 Lion King

  46. World Wide Ed:

    Woah! 95! What a way to close it out ooj! Congrats!

    frankie (#19) and Rodney Lee (#35): Bwahahaha! Classics! I'm more of a mindless humor type of movie buff. Harold & Kumar and Hangover, etc. are right up my alley. LOL!