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I just watched this last night randomly on cable. Still a great movie. Amazing how the dialogue has so saturated popular culture, at least in my corner of it.
So far Buzz Lightyear has my vote.A lot of them are pedestrian and uncreative compared to what I read regularly on the internets.
Wow!! Was watching that a trip!
The Billy Madison insult was used in a footnote denying a motion. One of my favorite all time Orders.http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0306061billy2.html
"You’re a rotter, Mr. Grinch. You’re the king of sinful sots.Your heart’s a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots.Mr. Grinch! Your soul is an appalling dump-heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable, mangled up in tangled up knots!You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch, with a nauseous super “naus!“You’re a crooked jerky jockey and you drive a crooked hoss.Mr. Grinch! You’re a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce!
Try this helpful Arabic insult:Eyreh be afass seder emmak."My dick in your mother's rib cage"
The better ones don't rely on profanity. Which is why Arab's curse so well.MY 3 favorites are:1. CasablancaUgarte: You despise me, don't you? Rick: If I gave you any thought I probably would. 2. GWTW:Rhett: Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn2. Full Metal Jacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Bullshit. It looks to me like the best part of you ran down the crack of your mama's ass and ended up as a brown stain on the mattress.
The Serbians are more inventive:"Da bi te majka prepoznala u bureku" (Let your mother recognize you in a meat pie)
I made my arab comment before reading pogo, but he provided the proof :)
I did not watch the whole tape but was Mpnty Pythons' Holy Grail's "I fart in your general direction" included? That is my favorite.
yesMonty was fourth from the end.Betty white was 3rd withThis is where, If I had a dick, I'd tell you to suck it.2md was unmemorable woody allen as I recall.last was Rhett not giving a damn
Am I the only one who felt like this compilation suddenly gained 50 IQ points when Casablanca came on? I couldn't watch it after that, too dispiriting.
Here's one that should be in there, and I'm sure isn't:Ralph Bellamy: You bastard!Lee Marvin: In my case, an accident of birth. But you, sir? You're a self-made man.--The Professionals
Thanks Sgt.I had never heard the Betty White joke before! That was a good one.
Sounds eerily similar to the comment thread following Althouse's post Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds gay marriage ban.
That is just made of awesome! I know a few people who deserve it too.
There were some good ones in "Waiting for Guffman:Corky St. Clair: Well, then, I just HATE you... and I hate your... ass... FACE! Corky St. Clair: And I'll tell you why I can't put up with you people: because you're BASTARD people! That's what you are! You're just bastard people! And I'm goin' home and I'm gonna... I'm gonna BITE MY PILLOW, is what I'm gonna do!
This exchange was actually delivered in Parliament: "You, sir, will die either of a vile disase or on the scaffold." The rejoinder: "That depends upon whether I embrace your mistress or your principles.".....I can't recall who said it, but it must surely rank as the greatest extemporaneous insult of all time.
John Wilkes said it or...?"The exchange between John Wilkes and John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich ("Sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox." "That depends, my lord, on whether I embrace your lordship's principles or your mistress.") is also attributed to Samuel Foote; the same story was told of Mirabeau, answering Cardinal Maury, during the French Revolution."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wilkes
You could do 100 great insults in ten minutes with R. Lee Ermey's Full Metal Jacket scenes alone.
Cora Munro: Duncan, you are a man with a few admirable qualities, but taken as a whole, I was wrong to have thought so highly of you. --Last of the MohicansMadeleine Stowe to her now-ex-fiancé.Classy and devastating at the same time.
OK, so I just watched it. What a sad, pathetic, piss-poor compilation it is. A string of profanities does not a "great insult" make. These clips merely prove that there is a overwhelming deficit of imagination, style, and talent, together with an excess of tedium, banality, and dull-witted writers, in Hollywood.I know such things appeal to the leftist sites like DailyKos and too many of the lefty commenters here, but these "movie insults" are as colossally boring as they are.
"How would you like to suck my balls"Awesome.
Michael said... "Am I the only one who felt like this compilation suddenly gained 50 IQ points when Casablanca came on? I couldn't watch it after that, too dispiriting."Flexo said: "These clips merely prove that there is a overwhelming deficit of imagination, style, and talent, together with an excess of tedium, banality, and dull-witted writers, in Hollywood."Hear! Hear!
Laughed my ass off.Couldn't help thinking about those drama queen bastards, Palladian and Jeremy, when the Gunny Sarge said:I bet you're the kinda guy who would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the god damn common courtesy to give him a reach around. Boys, you've got to go into the theater.You're wasting your talents playing out your martyrdom, "I'm just like a nigger" fantasies on this website.
How about some Shakespeare? From Henry V:Do thou amend thy face, and I'll amend my life!
Actually, for my money the best cinematic source of witty insults is still The Lion in Winter:John: My God, if I was on fire there's not a living soul who'd pee on me to put it out!Geoffrey: Let's strike a flint and see.orEleanor: Her eyes in certain lights were violet and all her teeth were even. That's a rare fair feature, even teeth. She smiled to excess, but she chewed with real distinction.
@Lynne:You've reminded me why I need to add"Lion.." to my DVD collection.A classic.
@LarsPorsena:Here's a little scene to whet your appetite.Great stuff!
What a sad, pathetic, piss-poor compilation it is. A string of profanities does not a "great insult" make. These clips merely prove that there is a overwhelming deficit of imagination, style, and talent, together with an excess of tedium, banality, and dull-witted writers, in Hollywood.Very true. When one f*ck-riddled insult sounds like another, why is it making a top 100 list?Can I get my 10 minutes back?
Mostly junior-high rant, but this"How do you write women so well?""I imagine a man. And take away reason and accountability."was worth the price of admission.
Telling the ump he looked "like a penis with a little hat on" (Jimmy Dugan, League of Their Own) is probably my favorite. It was my kids intrduction to mildly off color humor nad we still relish the moment.
Truly invigorating first thing in the morning. Thanks. Now I can go out and F*ck the c*cks*cking sh*t out of every m@therF$cker I see today.Sergeant Hartman is truly the best at this.WV: ranter
"It's true. He has no dick." First prize!
How about, "He has all the qualities of a good dog, except loyalty and bravery."
I missed (purely because it had the element of civilized malice) the Devil's remonstration from "Time Bandits": "Benson, Benson, you are so mercifully free of the ravages of intelligence!"
There is always the old tried-and-true Churchill quip: "He is a very modest man--and he has much to be modest about!"
Poor Clement Atlee -- also memorably described as a sheep in sheep's clothing.
Good to hear several R. Lee Emery insults from Full Metal Jacket.
Paul: I agree about the lack of Waiting for Guffman quotes. Corky St. Clare is one of the best characters of all time.
Glengarry Glen Ross and A Fish Called Wanda seem well represented.I'm glad the M. Python insult from the Holy Grail was included. They did miss a key one from the show though:of course, that’s just the sort of blinkard, Philistine pig-ignorance I’ve come to expect from you non-creative garbage. You sit there on your loathsome spotty behinds squeezing blackheads, not caring a tinker’s cuss about the struggling artist. You excrement! You lousy hypocritical whining toadies!
Paul, yes! "I hate you and I hate your ass face!" is one of my all time favorite movie quotes.
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