now comes the time of the prince

Wait, wait, wait…

That’s probably getting a little ahead of ourselves at the moment as I, the Jester, will still be responsible for the upkeep of this kingdom.  However, the prince has arrived.  We know from Stephen King’s Dark Tower series that all things serve the beam…  Well, in the matticus kingdom all things serve the prince even if he isn’t cognizant enough to realize or appreciate that.

So it goes.  And so it should be.

But, how did we get here?

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Because it’s Friday

… and I like movie quotes, let’s do a little Q and A silliness, shall we?  Excellent. 

Over the years I’ve incorporated an abundance of movie/TV dialogue into my day to day lingo.  The following is a useful guide I’ve put together of situations you may find yourself in and the appropriate responses.

Q: What do you say when you see a situation where you want to root some people on while they tackle an impossible task?
A: “Have fun stormin’ da castle.”
Miracle Max – The Princess Bride

Q: What do you say when you are trying to contemplate the future and you realize you can’t plan for every contingent?
A: “Who knows such things?  Only the Oracle.”
Rama-Kandra – Matrix Revolutions

Q: What do you say when you see people making decisions that aren’t logical at all and/or a situation seems to be slipping from their grasp?
A: “No TV and no beer make Homer something, something.”
Homer Simpsons – The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror V

Q: What do you say when your loved one doesn’t play along with whatever mad new scheme you are suggesting?
A: “… how is this ever going to work if you don’t do what I say?”
Charley Waite – Open Range

Q: What do you say when you realize that life isn’t fair?
A: “Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.”
Will Munny – Unforgiven

Q: What do you say when you made a mistake, realized it, and were able to fix the error before too much damage had been done?
A: “… she turned me into a newt!”  “… I got better.”
Peasant 3 – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Q: What do you say when someone suggests something out of the ordinary but you can’t come up with any objection to it?
A: “I’m strangely comfortable with it.”
Connor – The Boondock Saints

Q: What do you say when someone starts harping about a project you are working on?
A: “It’s under control, sir.”
multiple characters – Fight Club

Q: What do you say when someone asks how you are feeling and you are on death’s doorstep?
A: “I’m right as the mail.”
Doc – Tombstone

Q: What do you say when you see something awesome, amazing, beautiful, etc…?
A: “Shiny.”
Kaylee – Firefly

This is by no means a complete list, but it should be enough to get you through most of life’s experiences.  Well, I’ve found it useful anyway.