So most Jeopardy fans know that that their beloved POTPOURRI category is made up of clues that fail to get picked in previous games. You see, they are good clues but one clue cannot make up a category on its own. Luckily the kind folks at Jeopardy decided to given the abandoned clues a second chance with the POTPOURRI Category. Here is my take on POTPOURRI with some of my favorite random quotes and moments from Pop Culture for your enjoyment. Hell...if you are incredibly bored, you can even guess where they are from. They are not hard, especially if you cheat and pull them into your search engine.
$200 - "Billy Bob cried because he is a bit of a crier. Tweeder drank beer because well...Tweeder drinks beer." How awesome of closing line is that? It wasn't the final line but it is in the final speech of _____. I choose to stop there because to finish the line would require me to explain why it is inaccurate.
$400 - "I never believe that things they happen for a reason and they never go as planned. I wanted to thank you for a vision that was lost that you returned but you've passed, do you understand?" This is a line from an underrated and strange song. It is strange because I instantly loved it for its raw vulnerability as well as for its content. It is creepy in a weird ex-boyfriend stalker way but on the other hand...how fine is the line between love and obsession anyway?
$600 - "I wish I could fly from this building, from this wall. And if I should try, would you catch me if I fall?" A line from another underrated song. When I heard it I thought it must be some kind of love song. Then I listened and closer and realized that it is being sung from the perspective of a window washer. How brilliant!
"What do we study here?"
"The way of the fist SIR."
"And what way is that?"
"Strike hard, strike first, no mercy SIR!"
This is one my of my all time favorite lines to borrow for my own purposes. It isn't always relevant but it is always good for a laugh.
"Sweep the Leg Johnny."
"Do you have a problem with that?"
Also another classic scene. I often tell Dino to Sweep the Leg. I don't know if it helps.
Final Jeopardy - Make your wager.
"I've seen my hopes and dreams a lying on the ground." So this song was forever damaged but its unfortunate use in a widely popular film. I enjoy it, but I get the chills every time I listen to it.
Well I am on the road again so there will be no postings for a few days as I venture to Portland, OR for what should be an interesting few days. Even though I have given the same presentation at least a dozen times...I find myself quite nervous. Perhaps it is the fact that I have yet to mend the three year feud that has existed between the folks in Portland and my office. Perhaps it is the fact that I have begun to question the number of friendly faces that I can expect in the audience. Or perhaps it is simply that my confidence in general has dropped to a surprising level and therefore I am nervous about everything.
Whatever the reason, things will play out as they will. So what if I never make peace with Portland...or if I completely screw up my presentation or if I say or do the wrong thing. Of course I care but the fact is that I am pretty certain that I know how this trip is going to end and there is little that I can do about it.
See you on Wednesday folks.