Great lines from: Back to the Future

21 10 2015

In case you live under a rock, today is “Future Day”, the day which Marty McFly travels to in Back To The Future 2. I decided a few months ago that it’d be fun to take the day off and watch all three films!

I forgot just how great these are, so I decided to write down some of my favourite quotes as I went. The thing is, the film isn’t that quoteable – a lot of the humour and cleverness only works in context, but I’ve written down the few gems that too work on their own:


“There’s that word again! Heavy! Why are things so heavy in the future, is there a problem with the Earth’s gravitational pull?”

“Why don’t you make like a tree, and get outta here?”

“I’m George, George McFly, I’m your density!”

“I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it”

“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads!”

BTTF part II

“The justice system works swiftly in the future now that they’ve abolished all lawyers”

“You mean you have to use your hands? That’s like a baby’s toy!”

“I foresee two possibilities. 1: coming face to face with herself 30 years older would put her into shock and she’d simply pass out. Or 2: the encounter could create a time paradox, the result of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe! Granted, that’s a worst-case scenario. The destruction might in fact be very localised, limited to merely our own galaxy.”

“Boy oh boy mum, you sure can hydrate a pizza”

“That’s about as funny as a screen door on a battleship”

“I know you just sent me back to the future, but I’m back. I’m back from the future.”


“Marty, you’re not thinking fourth dimensionally!”

“See you in the future”
“You mean the past”

“I wish I’d never invented that infernal time machine”

“Your future hasn’t been written yet, no one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.”

And for all three films….

“Great Scott!”

Of course, the real joy in watching it today was seeing all the things they predicted we’d have by now: highways in the sky, thumbprint taxi payment, fax machines on the path, and so much more – the BBC have a great article on this.

Tom from the band McFly who were named after the main character of these films, also pointed this out last night:

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Universal have also released a message from the Doc himself


28 12 2014

This evening I introduced my parents to the film Elf – definitely one of the best Christmas films there is – and one of them stayed awake the whole time…!

It’s such a quoteable film, I wrote down all my favourite one-liners, and bunged in a couple of YouTube clips for when you can’t explain it with words… Enjoy!

    “The three rules for elves:

  1. Treat every day like Christmas
  2. There’s room for everyone on the nice list
  3. The best way of spreading Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear”

“I’m a cotton headed ninny-muggins.”

“Of course you’re not an elf. You’re six-foot-three and had a beard since you were fifteen.”

“You did it, congratulations! World’s best cup of coffee! Great job everybody, it’s great to be here!”

“I’d love to ride the rest of the way up, with you but this is where my Dad works – Oh I forgot to give you a hug!”

“I’m here with my dad
And we never met
And he wants me to sing him a song
And I was adopted, but you didn’t know I was born
So I’m here now
I found you, Daddy
And guess what, I love you, I love you, I love youuuuuuuu!”

“What’s a Christmas-gram?! I want one!”

“I like to whisper too!”

“Hey! Have you seen these toilets? They’re gi-normous!”

“I just like to smile, smiling’s my favourite!”

“Santa!!!! I know him, I know him!”

“I’m singing
I’m in a store and I’m singing
I’m in a store and I’m singing!!!”

“You sit on a throne of lies”

“You smell like beef and cheese, you don’t smell like Santa”

“I thought maybe we could make ginger bread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands.”

“Well technically I’m a human, but I was raised by elves.”

“I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.”

    “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups:

  • Candy
  • Candy Canes
  • Candy Corn
  • Syrup”

“[I slept] great! I got a full forty minutes, and even had time to make that rocking horse!”

“First we’ll make snow angels for a two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.”

“So, good news, I saw a dog today.”

“Son of a nutcracker!”

“I think you’re really beautiful and I feel really warm when I’m around you and my tongue swells up. So… do you wanna eat food?”

“That’s a nice purple dress, very purpley”

“Francisco, that’s fun to say!”

“You have such a pretty face you should be on a Christmas card!”

“Buddy the Elf, what’s your favourite colour?!”

“This place reminds me of Santa’s Workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.”

“What about this: a tribe of asparagus children, but they’re self-conscious about the way their pee smells?”

“I’m sorry I ruined your lives and crammed cookies in the VCR.”

Friday five favourite: Loved and Hated characters from The Jungle Book

26 09 2014

It’s a while since I’ve done one of these, but last week a friend of mine was raving about The Jungle Book, and I realised just how long it is since I’ve seen it!

The thing with the Jungle Book is, in general, I love it, however, there are an awful lot of characters I dislike in it, and a lot that creep me out, so I’ve put them below, and then balanced that out with a list of the characters I love!

Weirdly, Mowgli isn’t in either list… I’m a bit indifferent to him! King Louie is another that I part love, part don’t, so he doesn’t make either list.

Kaa – obviously! He can hypnotise, he can strangle… way too dangerous!

Shere Khan – another obvious one, he’s out to kill, ’nuff said.
shere khan

The girl – maybe a bit less obvious, but she’s being all flirty with Mowgli, and luring him away from the life that he loves!

Bagheera – again, not so obvious. He’s way too strict and grumpy, doesn’t enjoy the fun things, doesn’t smile, and wants to send Mowgli away!

Colonel Hathi – another grumpus. General rule of thumb, I generally struggle with characters that don’t smile. Also big and scary.
colonel hathi


The Wolves – the cubs are just so cute, and they looked after Mowgli instead of eating him…

Hathi Junior – adorable, you wouldn’t think he was the Colonel’s child. Fun loving, and welcomes Mowgli instantly.

The Vultures – it’s only now that I re-watch as a grown up that I realise they were based on the beatles! Four Liverpudlian singers with weird hair…! Hilarious though – these are the characters that we repeatedly quoted at Primary School!

Baloo – I just want to cuddle him and hang out – so much fun

Winifred the Elephant (Colonel Hathi’s Wife) – this woman has sass. Colonal Hathi might be terrifying, but she can still tell him what’s what, tell him what to do and he listens!

And just as an added bonus – last week that friend pointed out that in the clip below (at 1 minute in), Bagheera quotes 1 John 3v16… that slightly redeemed him in my eyes!
It also goes on to some of the good Vulture stuff 🙂

Friday Five Favourite: Eurovision 2014

16 05 2014

Eurovision is a bit of an event in our house, an institution almost, there is takeaway, there are snacks, and there is an epic spreadsheet scoring over various categories. Here’s how my top five ended up this year 🙂

#1 France: Moustache – Twin Twin

To be fair, we watched the show with the English subtitles, which made this so much better – complete nonsense 🙂

#2 The Netherlands: Calm after the storm – The Common Linnets

Not very Eurovision, but great!

#3 Denmark: Cliche love song – Basim

“the Bruno Mars one”

#4 Iceland: No Prejudice – Pollapönk

There were several songs about unity, equality, freedom and peace this year, not just standard pop – some good messaging!

#5 Malta: Coming Home – Firelight

“the Mumford and sons one”, also not very Eurovision-y but loved it

Special mentions to a few countries who did best in their categories but didn’t make my top five:
Azerbaijan for staging and costume
Spain for staging
Montenegro for choreography
Belarus for their song (called “Cheesecake”)
and Romania, for their circular piano!
circular piano

Prayer & Opportunities

6 04 2014

Last night I watched Evan Almighty, I’m going to go and see Noah tomorrow, so thought I may as well watch something ‘similar’!

In the film you get this quote, which I always find really interesting.

“If someone prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience, or the opportunity to be patient?
If they prayed for courage does he give them courage or the opportunity to be courageous?
If someone prayed for their family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or gives them opportunities to love each other?”

I think on one level this definitely has some validity, if we ask God for something and then don’t try it given the opportunity, then of course it won’t happen.

But what about when someone is in an awful situation where all we want to pray for them is peace and strength. They already have the opportunity to exhibit those things, so does this really apply then?

What do you think?!

Great lines from: 10 Things I hate about you

29 06 2013

A while ago I talked about my favourite chick flicks, so here’s some of the best lines from 10 Things I Hate About You 🙂

“Yea but see there’s a difference between like and love, because I like my sketchers, but I love my Prada backpack”

“But I love my sketchers”

“That’s because you don’t have a Prada backpack”


“I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?”

“I think you can in Europe!”

“Where did you come from? Planet Loser?”

“As opposed to planet look-at-me look-at-me?”

“Maybe if we were the last two people alive, and there were no sheep. Are there sheep?!”

“My fenders don’t exactly whip me into a verbal frenzy”

“Woops?! My insurance does not cover PMS!”

“Mr Stratford it’s just a party!”

“And hell is just a sauna”

“Now that, right there – who needs affection when I have blind hatred!”

“Just because you’re beautiful it doesn’t mean you can treat people like they don’t matter”

“Now, I know Shakespeare’s a dead white guy, but he knows his ****, so we can overlook that”

“Cos I know you’re a fan of Shakespeare”

“More than a fan, we’re involved”


“That was until she kissed me”


“In the car”

“You’re looking at this from entirely the wrong perspective, we’re making a statement”

“Oh goodie! Something new and different for us!”

“Why should I live up to other peoples expectations rather than my own?”

“I’ve got news for you, kissing isn’t what keeps me up to my elbows in placenta all day long”

“What’s normal? Those Dawson’s River kids sleeping in each other’s beds and what not?”

“*That*’s for making my date bleed, *that*’s for my sister, and *that*’s for me”

“I hate the way you talk to me and the way you cut your hair,
I hate it when you drive my car, I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big dumb combat boots and the way you read my mind,
I hate you so much it makes me sick, it even makes me rhyme.
I hate the way you’re always right, I hate it when you lie,
I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact you didn’t call,
But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you,
not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”

“It’s not every day you find a girl who’ll flash someone to get you out of detention”

“You can’t just buy me a guitar every time you screw up you know?”

“Yea I know. But then there’s always drums and bass and maybe even one day a tambourine!”