These conversations occurred a while ago, but they both prove the same point, which is that my husband has an ability to turn every conversation into a movie reference. I don't watch a lot of movies, but he knows a lot about good movies.
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After I got home from church on Sunday, the Common Household
Husband asked, “How was church?”
I said, “Today we had the congregational meeting where I was
elected to be on Session.
came up to me and said ‘Congratulations’ but one friend sidled up to me and
said, ‘So, they got you!’
knows how it is.”
[In the Presbyterian Church (USA) the Session is the
governing board of the local congregation, and the people serving on this board
are called elders.]
Then I turned to my Son and said, “This may not surprise
you, but I am an elder.”
you, like, Lord Sauron?”
“Or the Supreme
to Rule Them All.”
“They still have
three positions to fill.”
positions are still vacant?”
some of the common elders just move up to the rank of ruling elder?”
Presbyterians may be elder, but they ain’t common.
And apparently in our family, everything can
be referenced back to The Lord of the Rings.
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At dinner one night we were talking about the election, the
outcome of the Citizens United case, and such.
My husband said, “Anybody can
make a campaign commercial that is full of lies about one of the
candidates. Do you think that the
American people would be able to tell it was lies?”
I don’t have
much experience with the American people.
Tell Dad what you’ll be reading in English
“Where’s Walden?!”... and Civil Disobedience
could just watch Lord of the Flies
And something else by some guy... and the
Declaration of Independence
We should get that movie ‘1776
and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Isn’t it ‘Bill and Ted’s Very Excellent Adventure
Husband and I
at each other meaningfully):
excellent to each other!
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I will also admit that, around the Common Household, one of the most frequently quoted lines from a movie is "The piano must go up!" - most recently quoted just before the symphony orchestra concert of Rachmaninoff's piano concerto in d minor, but also used when any large or heavy object needs to be moved.
Does anybody in your household like to quote movies? What's your favorite? Do you know what movie "The piano must go up!" is from?