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What Are Your Cinematic Affectations?

Posted on Friday March 1, 2013, 17:37 by Ali Plumb in Empire States
What Are Your Cinematic Affectations?

There’s a moment in Iron Man where Tony does this thing with his hands. It’s like a double finger click with his right hand that slaps into the palm of his left hand, making a sound like “Clicketty-click” in the process. It’s the kind of thing everyone’s favourite billionaire playboy philanthropist does when he’s walking, or thinking, or just being a bit cool. “Throw a little hot rod red in there…” Clicketty-click.

There’s another moment in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off where the semi-professional fourth wall breaker is in the bathroom of posh restaurant Chez Quis, washing his hands and talking to no one in particular. Before he leaves, he picks up a mint from a bowl. “Mint”, he says, popping into his mouth. That’s it. “Mint.”

Finally, Fantastic Mr. Fox. “What’s this thing you do, the whistle with the clicking sound?” asks Kylie Sven Opposum. “That’s my trademark,” explains Mr. Fox.

Tony Stark, Ferris Bueller and Mr. Fox are very cool characters, and the actors that play them are very cool people. But it’s these things they do, these habits, these quirks, this day-to-day “trademarks” as George Clooney’s woodland alter-ego would have it, that I’ve been thinking about a lot recently.

I’ve managed to pick and absorb a whole host of different cinematic affectations throughout my life, be it cracking my neck from side to side Wolverine-stylee or occasionally dropping the peace-sign-across-the-face move on the dancefloor à la Pulp Fiction. Who hasn’t slid across a wooden floor in their socks and pretended to be a bit like Tom Cruise in Risky Business (who’s actually seen Risky Business, anyway)?

From pushing my glasses up my nose in a certain way – Christopher Reeves' Superman – to cracking my knuckles before stepping into an awkward situation – Brad Pitt’s character in Snatch, just moments before he’s thumped into a metaphorical lake – I think I may be mostly movie habits. I’m worried I have no personality. I’m concerned I’m not really a human being at all, just a collection of little movie quirks I think look cool but altogether look quite ridiculous.

So I write this asking for some reassurance – for some members of the Empire community to admit that they too do this; that so many of the little things that they think make them them are in fact lifted from their favourite movies, or, in some cases, from movies they don’t even like.

In other words, if any of this rings true to you, let me know in the comment box below what you’ve snuck into your subconscious. Currently, I’m typing like Johnny from Airplane! and no one in the office seems to care. Probably just as well, really…

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Comments

1 lucky828282
Posted on Sunday March 3, 2013, 00:05
So anxious for IM3!

2 XanMan
Posted on Sunday March 3, 2013, 06:10
I like to put my jacket on ala President Bartlett. Although that should be more like Martin Sheen as he does it that way himself due to an injury of some sort to his arm way back when. After watching Romeo & Juliet I started to speak 'Shakespeare' English until I realized I sounded like a twat so I stopped. And when I take the last biscuit / Bag of Crisps / Penguin from the press I always give a Bart Simpson-esque 'Yoink', even when there is no one around to hear it...

3 gambit21
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 11:27
Every time I open an umbrella I say (or at least think) "I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne, and let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky" Obviously I do this in a Sean Connery accent too.

4 piccolo135
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 12:08
This is an interesting post actualli Ali! Because I have a tick that I'm pretty sure is from a film but I have no idea which.
Every time I make a hot drink with a clean mug, I blow into the mug first. I dont know why. I'm certain its from a Denzel film but I cant for the life of me place it...

5 jordieb
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 12:21
This is a brilliant post because before I even opened it I remembered that I do the clicking my fingers thing that tony stark does when I'm thinking, consciously robbing it from him. Also, not from a film but when I'm talking to someone I'm told I subconsciously do the slight sideways head turn that Vincent Donofrio does as Bobby from Law and Order. Seriously though, really great post.

6 thorin
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 12:22
i find myself doing quite an austin powers type walk like at the begining of the movie im sort of half dancing with that song in my head then i realise i dont have the mojo for that sort of flamboyance

7 varoh
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 12:27
In order to prevent detection by alert Germans I've taken to holding up my little, ring and middle fingers whenever I want to indicate 3.

8 pedrofandango
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 12:55
I do the Bart Simpson 'Yoink' too.

9 Mr Gittes
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:15
Wow. I've been doing that clicketty-click thing for years not knowing where I'd gotten it from. Now I know. Anyway, the one I'm most conscious of is whenever I wash my hands and don't really feel like drying them, with my right hand I do the downward throwing gesture Daniel Planview does to get oil off his right hand after beating Eli Sunday and dragging him through the ground. There's many more but I'd be here all day.

10 curdey
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:19
I am a huge sucker for Nicole Kidman's one-eyebrow raise she does in so many movies when she's listening to another character speak - it's so damn cute, and I find myself doing it so often now too lol!

11 morrelis
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:22
I wave my hand in front of automatic doors like Obi Wan Kenobi.
Sometimes I straighten my tie like Brosnan does in his Bond movies.
And that bit when The Crow is searching for his engagement ring in the pawn shop..


12 danielcharlwood
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:25
I've been knocking on doors like Pete Venkman for the last 20 years..

13 inkedbeatnik
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:27
I do the Uma Thurman 'don't be square' finger trace from Pulp Fiction, and Kirsten Dunst's 'take a mental photo' mime from Elizabethtwon (yes, I'm one of the six people to watch it). There are plenty of quotes and gestures I use more consciously, but those are the two which come most naturally.

14 opportunemoment
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:30
I do the 'yoink!' too. And even though I try to restrain myself, 'OK' often comes out as 'Cool. Cool cool cool'.

15 calumnorth
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:33
Favourite mannerism in film history has to be Yojimbo's shoulder shrug.

16 mytvisevil
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:39
This one may be a step too far but whenever I wish to register shock I press down on the arm of my glasses behind my ear to make them shoot up onto my forehead in the manner of the Egon Spengler "Real Ghostbusters" Toy.

17 Owen Williams
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:43
I've attempted to let my glasses hang half off my face when I don't need to see through them, like Daniel Craig in Dragon Tattoo. More often than not they end up on the floor though.

18 Owen Williams
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:49
Also, another Crow one (hello Morrelis) - there's a bit in the board meeting scene where Brandon Lee just hops up on a table and sits on it cross legged, but his legs are somehow crossed before he lands. He makes it look effortless. I hurt myself.

19 gitboy
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:53
I use tic tacs the same way Gary Oldman's character does in Leon with his drugs. A strange one I know, I even pull the demented face to the ceiling.

20 piccolo135
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 13:54
Anyone else do the Bruce Almighty one when saying something is good? "Its gurrrrrrrrrrd"

21 neillbert90
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 14:15
Don't want to get all hipster here, but I did the clickety-click things years before Iron Man came out. But on that note I started cracking my neck cos Wolverine did it. And Wolverine is awesome. Now I can't stop it, and I am pretty sure it is bad for me.

Also when I was younger I use to try walking like Ace Ventura. But then again I think everyone did.

22 Mr Grizzly
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 14:46
I used to (pointlessly) tap my cigarette against the box before smoking - I ripped it off various films...maybe Travolta in Broken Arrow?! JT may be camp as Christmas, but he always made smoking look cool!

23 billythehick
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 14:57
Instead of saying "Fuck it" I usually say "Fie upon't!" like Hamlet. Not a movie version, a version I was in on stage (though I wasn't actually playing Hamlet)

24 LillyArwen
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 16:36
My cinematic affectation is when i think i have the upper hand in an argument/conversation/life i then look to camera (there is no camera) and do a knowing smile, then snap my head back to the person, not smiling. This is from my favourite scene from Harold & Maude. Harold is my hero! Okthanksbye...

25 AquaDragon2K
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 16:57
I do the Picard tug from Star Trek:The Next Generation!

26 Adam Pryor
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 17:10
When ever I get frustrated with, lets say my xbox controller, I like to bite it like Shaun does the phone in Shaun of the Dead.

27 DarthMaxxx
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 17:14
A guy once said to me that a man's personality is made up from the last 5 movies he's seen....

28 bobulus
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 17:22
More TV related but I shout "DAMN IT CHLOE" a lot when I make a mistake at work.......even although there's no-one in my team called Chloe. And I make a lot of mistakes.......

29 murta1993
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 17:24
I do the "cool cool cool" thing from Community, not a film, I know. I constantly quote LOTR and Nolan's Batman films on a daily basis, especially concerning pints of milk or alcohol and the fact that they exist and don't just come in half-pints. My little brother, now that he has braces in his teeth, has started pretending he is Jaws from James Bond every time he walks through a metal detector. I also do the square thing from Pulp Fiction. I'd be lost without film and tv.

30 Glennp
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 17:49
Before I got married, I used to say "Hi honey I'm home...Oh I forgot I'm not married", when walking into my empty flat, a la Selina Kyle in "Batman Returns". Happily I don't have to do that anymore as I found my soulmate on the other side of the Atlantic. My wife and I are both liberal stealers of movie lines and ticks. I too have been know to do the Obi Wan hand gesture when walking through sliding doors. I also used to whistle the Star Trek communicator hail before talking to my manager at work.

31 DeadlyDave
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 18:46
"Car"....... "Game On"

Every single time I'm walking down a road and a car comes

32 patzw
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 18:49
I can't help myself but turn off the TV with the remote like William Sadler does in Die Hard 2. I am quite often naked at the time too...

33 claireangela
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 19:02
Thanks to community I now constantly hum daybreak, and for a period I used to put my coat on like President Bartlett - until I hit someone in the face with it!

Whenever I see someone running I always say to myself "Run, Forest Run!", and thanks to Elf I now say Santa like Buddy in the scene when he's in the mall. grotto.

34 GraemeC
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 19:15
Ghostbusters...every time i say the words 'gotta go' i hear 'got a date with a ghost' in my head. One day i'll say the whole thing out loud.

35 andy2000x
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 19:23
Clerks : I always say "Snack cake" out loud whenever I pick up a muffin from a store shelf

36 LGLYNCH
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 19:28
I think, as reluctant as people are to admit it, we all adopt mannerisms and even beliefs belonging to either celebrities or people who command respect in the broad world of fame. I think that without even noticing it I've picked up mannerisms of actors who I admire greatly, and if they are talented and likeable (and particularly of they are modest enough) then I feel inclined to freely be influenced by them. I don't think that it detracts from my personality in any way that matters and if they are simply little things then it's what we do with people all around us in our own lives anyway. Beyond a certain point it's hard to reverse anyhow.

37 Kmadden2004
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 20:11
Yeah, I'm another guy who puts his jackets on the same way Martin Sheen does.

Given that I'm a pretty gangly, lanky bloke, I just come off looking really clumsy with the traditional "one-arm-at-a-time" method.

38 BrianDarroch
Posted on Monday March 4, 2013, 21:39
If anything goes wrong, I shout SUMMER. I describe everything as shiny and I never swear but always use freck and frell. I also knock the door three times but I don't say Penny

39 sirvolkar
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 08:31
I'm a Tony Stark clicker, a Christopher Reeves glasses pusher and a Jedi door-opener. People called Rachel also tend to get their name shouted at them like Harvey Dent.

Oh, and more often than not, when using a urinal I have to try reeeeaaaaly hard to stop myself from whistling the theme tune to 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys' TV show...god, that was a great episode :)

40 chapmancmc
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 09:19
Funny you say that, I watched Killer Joe last night, and am now walking around the house talking to myself in a bad approximation of a lazy Southern drawl.

41 tommypocket
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 09:21
1) If I'm ever somewhere where food on cocktail sticks are on offer (say, a party or supermarket promo stands), I refuse to throw the stick away and saunter around with the thing clenched between my lips like Gosling in 'Drive'... even better if I then have to get behind the wheel.

2) Up to an hour after watching an episode of 'Mad Men' I'm an utter bastard to my girlfriend as I involuntarily unleash my inner-Draper.

3) When told what the weather will be like tomorrow, I coldly reply "what do you want me to do about it?" a la Jack Torrence in 'The Shining'.

On reflection, all these affectations make me a dick.

42 DonnchadhT5
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 10:30
I've only ever taken college notes in yellow legal pads since watching The West Wing.
Every time I enter someplace with a group I'll go Gimli on it: "And they call it a fast food outlet! A FAST FOOD OUTLET!"
I'm fair annoying.

43 drew42
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 10:58
I do the Picard tug as well! (But on my work jumper, not a Star Trek uniform)
Also do the "Yoik!".
Another one is I always want to get out of my car and just walk away from it whilst clicking the lock button on my key-fob (like pretty much all cool guys in films), but then bottle and turn around just to check it's definitely locked - esp since my car does the foldy-in door mirrors when it locks like the Mercedes Viggo drives in Eastern Promises.

44 drew42
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 11:04
(but I drive a Fiesta)

45 bryanbotsareli
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:01
i always hold my hand gun pointed down and then turn my hands down at an angle like Brad Pitt in Seven, I have yet to accidently kill anyone !

46 Woodland Bear
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:10
I'm a Jedi door opener, too, but the rest of my ticks are all TV.

'Yoink', from The Simpsons, and 'Cool cool cool' from Community. I also do the strange nose rub Dr. Cox used to do in Scrubs.

Also, I genuinely put on my coat like Martin Sheen - though I've been doing this naturally for years, and never saw his technique until a Youtube search just now.

47 PaulMox
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 13:16
Great post. I do the Tony Stark clicky thing. I also push my glasses up my nose, but in a Christopher Reeve Superman style. Plus I shoot my cuffs Daniel Craig Skyfall style, although I rarely wear cufflinks.

I sometimes stand with my hands behind my back with one palm open like Neo from the Matrix.

And, while not an affectation necessarily, when asked to do something I don't want to do I have been known to reply, with accent "No thank you my friend, we are very comfortable up here, very comfortable indeed, Doctor Jones." a la Raiders.

I really am a tit sometimes...

48 sowasred2012
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 13:34
Whenever I'm at a cash machine waiting for it to spin out my money (when it's making the whirring sound after you've selected how much you want), I'll always say "Go baby, go baby, go baby...!" like a young John Connor hacking an ATM.

49 DImperio
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 14:13
So I snap my neck too hoping to look like Wolverine, but actually only managing to look like Jude Law in Artificial Intelligence.
:( It's all an art!

50 blinky
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 14:50
Has to be rotating a pen between my fingers without using my thumb (very important) like Val Kilmer’s Ice Man from top gun, the coolest thing I had ever seen and something I had to learn to do. After a lot of practice I could do it with a lit cigarette but I no longer smoke.

51 mytvisevil
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 15:29
Just remembered another one- after using a napkin I screw it up and declare; "A Goose" Like Jim Carrey in the Liar Liar end credit out takes... God, I'm a dick.

52 bnicholson50
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 17:59
I use movie quotes all the time because movies are cooler than real life. As far as mannerisms/quirks picked up from movies......In "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" Bob Hoskins does this heavy inhale/exhale while running his whole hand down his face from the forehead. I catch myself doing this when I'm really tired or really hung-over. I have no idea why.

53 wconn
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 18:50
Whenever I find myself coming home from a difficult day, I wince and carefully slide my jacket off like Indiana Jones on the boat in Raiders, albeit an Indy with curly hair and a lot of student loan debt.

54 MissingLink101
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 19:41
Boris style pen twiddling from Goldeneye!

55 MJPW2
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 20:53
I cannot do an impersonation of any woman without breaking into Brian's Mum from LoB. It's become quite a problem really.

56 hammyactor
Posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 21:09
Pretty much any time I walk into a darkened room I find myself saying 'Lights on', in the style of Jennifer in Back to the Future 2..!

On a more manly note, any frustrating situation gets 'Ha, ha, son of a bitch...' a la Indy in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

57 tobesm
Posted on Wednesday March 6, 2013, 01:03
I've genuinely found myself talking like Phil de Semlyen (complete with "ums" as a result of the Empire podcast. I realise this is very weird and I apologise. Its not meant to be creepy. I might have easily started talking like Chris Hewitt or Helen O'Hara if I could do some semblance of a Northern Irish accent.

58 tommypocket
Posted on Wednesday March 6, 2013, 03:52
Another Indy one...

Taking my seat on a plane while travelling in Indonesia, I took great pleasure in lowering my hat down over my eyes before taking a kip...

...then dreamt of a red line/plane flying montage.

59 DanTDavies
Posted on Wednesday March 6, 2013, 09:53
Without fail, whenever I am indicating an intention to return to a particular place I'll say "I'll be back" in a really naff Austrian accent :D

60 DanTDavies
Posted on Wednesday March 6, 2013, 09:55
Also i can't say the word "Excellent" without sounding like Mr Burns and tapping my finger tips together...

If I think of any more I'll be back to let you know. God Damn it!!!!

61 rasher
Posted on Wednesday March 6, 2013, 11:46
When asked if I am ready - for anything!!! - I always answer "Ready when you are, Sergeant Pembry" re: Silence of the Lambs
- not many people get this one and think I am just nuts!!!

And, of course, every time I enter a new place and state its name - I say
"(place name) you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - we must be cautious"

62 waltham1979
Posted on Wednesday March 6, 2013, 17:38
I kill homeless people like Pat Bateman does in American Psycho...*silence*...not funny? No? Oh...

Anyway I have a habit of saying 'affirmative' sometimes like Newt from Aliens. Although in retrospect being a 33 year old guy I should have said like Hudson from Aliens...*hangs head in shame at lack of manlyness*

63 Kez
Posted on Thursday March 7, 2013, 14:10
When I think about it, I do a LOT of the things mentioned above!
"Cool, cool, cool" from Community especially.

Whenever I disagree with something, I'll say "Negative Ghost Rider, the pattern is full" from Top Gun.

And I have been quoting SPACED for years. I find that SPACED has quotes for all occasions, and I've just internalised them, firing them out wihou realising. I use "Skip to the end" a fair bit, and the whiny "That's not fair, that's not fair" retort to anyone who says "That's not fair".

I should really think before I speak!


64 castaway666
Posted on Friday March 8, 2013, 15:19
Spaced is a cruel one as Kez said there's loads of quotable lines. I often use Reece Shearsmith's outtake of "I hadn't thought of that" in the Robot Wars episode, when someone points out the obvious. I also find myself "breaking the 4th Wall" as if there's an invisible audience watching me when I 'm told something stupid by friends or family, as in many many movies/shows. I've been told it just makes me look like a Meercat!


65 fft5305
Posted on Friday March 8, 2013, 18:26
I also quote Spaced. When either my wife or I are talking too long about something, we interrupt with, "Alright!..." (When Daisy is procrastinating looking for a job by asking Tim what he's doing).

Any time I hear the letter Q spoken, I say in a commanding British accent, "Get off my bridge!"

Patrick Bateman is another popular quote. "Do ya like Huey Lewis and the News?"

66 fittzey
Posted on Friday March 8, 2013, 19:13
This posting and threads are brill! I quote many, many lines from movies and sometimes can't remember what movies/tv shows they are from - Halfzimer's!! A fav is from Eating Raoul... when something vexes me I comment: whip me, beat me, make me write bad checks!

67 Bickle
Posted on Saturday March 9, 2013, 11:46
I grab my brother's shoulders from behind and start rubbing them while saying, "hey brother" like Buster from Arrested Development. I enjoy it more than them.

68 Bickle
Posted on Saturday March 9, 2013, 11:47
I grab my brother's shoulders from behind and start rubbing them while saying, "hey brother" like Buster from Arrested Development. I enjoy it more than them.

69 jwebb66
Posted on Saturday March 9, 2013, 11:47
When getting angry I've often launched into de Niro's 'buullshit, buulllshit!' tirade from Casino (the bit when he loses his gaming license)

70 jwebb66
Posted on Saturday March 9, 2013, 11:50
I generally spend a lot of time wandering around in a dressing gown drinking...

71 AJJCrook
Posted on Saturday March 16, 2013, 23:37
I say "oh what's going on here?'' Like artie fufkin, polymer records from This Is Spinal Tap. Amongst others.

72 pedrofandango
Posted on Thursday March 21, 2013, 10:50
Any mention of the number 37 is met with me exclaming it a-la Clerks. Irrespective of company/situation etc.

73 KURGAN007
Posted on Thursday April 4, 2013, 17:19
For years now (to amuse myself but not family) I like to utter Darth Vader's lines

"I SENSE SOMETHING,A PRESENCE I'VE NOT FELT SINCE........?"

I do this when I fart by my wife/kids. Whispered VERY quietly in the company of strangers though ;)

74 jencat
Posted on Friday April 5, 2013, 19:24
I end up saying 'Honestly, who throws a shoe?!' from Austin Powers an awful lot for anything bizarre happening. And Nelson's 'Ha ha' from The Simpsons.

Also using 'frack' and 'feck' a lot. And 'Oh go on, go on, go on' from Father Ted when offering to make tea... And 'Drink!' ala Father Jack.

The really obvious 'SANTA!' from Elf. And variations on 'Are you two still living?!' from The Grinch.

The latest one is 'true true' from Cloud Atlas. Although I guarantee nobody else will have a clue what I'm talking about..

This really isn't as bad as when I was at uni, my housemates and I got to the point where we were only conversing in quotes from Friends and The Matrix. Hey, it was 2001 and fun at the time...

75 jedi_theforce
Posted on Monday April 8, 2013, 10:08
Only two i can think of, my wife and I tend to go WHAAAAA? like Moe the bartender in simpsons, and one thats a bit random, when I use a manual toothbrush I tend to ask my wife "Who am I?" before proceeding to brush my teeth vigorously. She will roll her eyes and say "Jack Nicholson". This is becuase in "The Shining" DVD extras Jack does indeed brush his teeth in an energetic way that I find entertaining, while getting notes from Kubrick.
I know, its weird.

76 Cookiedough
Posted on Tuesday April 30, 2013, 22:08
Ooh - good one! Here goes: "Great Scott!", "Bo! There's a bomb on the bus!", "The night was moist." "Vind! Vind!" "Then we must explore Avery Avenue!" "Frying tonight!" "Look at him, look at Jeff Wode." "Get yo ass to Mars." "That's just, like, your opinion man." "I have to return some videotapes." "That's all."...And plenty more besides, I'll wager! (I think that last one's Blackadder.)

77 Cookiedough
Posted on Tuesday April 30, 2013, 22:35
...And LOTR obviously: "Give them a moment, for pity's sake!" (whilst affecting bad Northern accent). One that's been mentioned / paraphrased in tribute: "And they call it a mine! A mine!", "Sleepies!", "What's taters, precious?" Austin Powers too, "Bring out za globe!", "Isn't that weird?"...far too many to mention without seeming slightly mad.

78 abiggerboat84
Posted on Thursday May 2, 2013, 19:47
In one of my proudest moments, a friend kept referring to his current relationship as "ridiculous", describing the girls attractiveness as "ridiculous" their chemistry as "ridiculous" and their sex life as "ridiculous".

I managed to maintain my composure while saying:

"you keep using that word, I don't think it means what you think it means."

I had been waiting 25 years for the chance to use that line.

79 Goodland
Posted on Wednesday June 12, 2013, 11:10
I have used this for years for no good reason. If someone has a good idea/does something well, I always say "You have chosen..... (the longer the pause the better, honestly it's getting wierder by the year)..... wisely" like the Knight in Indy 3.

Much like Skinner in the early (funny) Simpson, I do tend to blame things on Nam flashbacks too.

Oh yeah, I also do that Zoolander thing: when someone explains in simple, clear detail something important, I stare at them blankly and then ask "But what about the X?", basically necessitating them explaining it again. Sometimes I do this one deliberately.

God, I'm cool.

80 KeithyT77
Posted on Monday September 9, 2013, 11:56
I do the Picard jumper pull, and the clickety-click with fingers (although mine was from Star Trek Generations from Data's "life-forms" song). I've been known to utter a lot of movie lines in everyday life too, such as "clever girl..."(Jurassic Park) "Mister Hammond, I think we're back in business" (Jurassic Park) and "get the f*** out of here" (from Serge in Beverley Hills Cop), "Hah ha ha... son of b*tch" (Raiders of the Lost Ark), "Too much to drink, Doctor Jones?", "okey dokey Doctor Jones, hold onto your potatoes" (Temple of Doom), "Look what you did, I can't believe what you did" (Last Crusade), "Why do you say this to me, when you know I will kill you for it" (Superman 2- always good comeback when someone's talking nasty at you), "1.21 Jigowatts!" (Back to the Future-usually uttered when my electricty bill come through).

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