Q and A in boots

There is another theme* this week, let’s see if you can spot it!  I might be a little worried about you if you can’t…  Want to check out some previous installments?  You can find them all right here.

As you know, over the years I’ve incorporated a gargantuan amount of movie dialogue into my day-to-day lingo.  Definitely an absurd amount.  Including the following:

Q: What do you say when someone asks when you plan on settling down?
A: “There’s always the next something, Maggie. And that will take a man away.”
– Samuel (Tommy Lee Jones) – The Missing

Q: What do you say to someone who keeps looking at their watch every few minutes?
A: “What are you squeezin’ that watch for? Squeezin’ that watch ain’t gonna stop time.”
– Ben Wade (Glenn Ford) – 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

Q: What do you say to someone who is going through a rough patch?
A: “Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.”
– Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) – The Outlaw Josey Wales

Q: What do you say to someone who is living a life they earned on the backs of others?
A: “Nothing’s too good for the man who shot Liberty Valance.”
– Jason Tully (Willis Bouchey) – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence

Q: What do you say to someone who is waiting for a miracle?
A: “Anyone who believes in magic is crazy.”
– Crazy Cora (Laura San Giacomo) – Quigley Down Under

Q: What do you say to someone you just told they’d be crazy to believe in magic?
A: “It seems everyday ends with a miracle here. And whatever God may be, I thank God for this day.”
– John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) – Dances with Wolves

Q: What do you say to someone who was just extremely rude to you?
A: “You have a streak of kindness a mile wide.”
– John Bernard Books (John Wayne) – The Shootist

Q: What do you say when someone asks why you choose the moral road in life?
A: “I guess I’d rather be blind and ragged than dead.”
– Schofield Kid (Jaimz Woolvett) – Unforgiven

Q: What do you say when you and a friend want to eat some good chocolate and smoke some fine cigars?
A: “My friend and me got a hankerin’ for Switzerland chocolate and a good smoke.”
– Boss Spearman (Robert Duvall) – Open Range

Q: What do you say after you stick up for your friends despite the bad choices they make?
A: “It ain’t easy having pals.”
– Charley Bowdre (Casey Siemaszko) – Young Guns


So, you shouldn’t have needed a lasso to round up the theme this time around.  Did you see what I did there: “lasso” and “round up.”  Plus, all of the movie titles should have made it kind of obvious that it was a western theme.  Good stuff, right?  I thought so too.  Thanks again for playing along.  Oh, and lest we forget, here there be monsters, outlaws, gunslingers, and lawmen.  And don’t try this at home kids.

22 thoughts on “Q and A in boots

  1. Well done as usual Matt! Miss your daily contributions in the blog world, but understand that the boy has to come first before fame and fortune. Great one this week. Outlaw Josey Wales is one of my all time favorites along with Unforgiven. Clint Eastwood is the man. Thanks for the great Friday fun always makes my day. Hope all is going well!

    • Should be returning to daily posts in a couple weeks. Thanks for sticking with me in the meantime. Hopefully you’ve been enjoying my guests too. Speaking of… When is JD going to drop by for a visit??!!

      • I can write something for you this weekend and send it to you all formated with pictures and what not. If you give me a topic I would love it, but I can come up with something. Either way I would love to do it. 🙂

      • Topic – one of your thought provoking posts along the lines of how parenting has changed over the years or how everything is cyclical or something about the parallels between the real world and the blogosphere… Or whatever you want to write about is fine with me… See where the words take you.

  2. They are all movies where-in at some point, some character jammed a blade of grass or stick of hay in his mouth and gnawed on it.
    Or a thin cigar.
    (I’m looking at you , Clint.)
    (And why no The Good, The Bad and the Ugly???)

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