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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Writer's Life 1/17 - Pop Quiz

Not much interested me in today's news, so I went trolling for lists and found a entertaining one at looper,com. The following famous movie quotes were all improvised, Name the movie. the actor, and the character. Most are very easy. I'll add context to a couple. Answer key below. No peeking. 1. "I'm walking here!" 2. "Squeal like a pig," The original dialogue was considered too hardcore and producers worried it would result in the film being banned from television, which might cut into ancillary profits. On the spot, a crew member came up with the line, which the site assigned to Ned Beatty, but I believe it was said by the actor listed below. Anyone who knows his name is a true movie buff. 3. "I don't care." Spoken by a law enforcement individual. 4. "You're going to need a bigger boat."  5. "You talkin' to me?" 6. "I know." Said by a hero in answer to a princess declaring her love. 7. "Here's looking at you, kid." 8. "Here's Johnny!" 9. "You can't handle the truth!"

MTA employees are set to approve a new contract that grants them a raise. In an op-ed piece in today's NY Post, Nicole Gelinas cites the staggering costs the organization faces. In 2002 worker pensions cost $153.1 million, healthcare $400.4 million. In 2017 the totals will amount to a total of $2.4 billion. Had the parties used inflation as a guideline, the costs would have been $742. 6 million. The fare will again be rising soon. It looks like the next government subsidy will be reduced fare Metro Cards for the poor, paid for by taxpayers. Union greed is just as bad as corporate greed.

The floating book shop was rained out today.
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1. Midnight Cowboy (1969) Dustin Hoffman as Ratzo Rizzo. 2. Deliverance (1972) Bill McKinney. 3. The Fugitive (1993) Tommy Lee Jones as Girard. 4. Jaws (1975) Roy Scheider as Chief Brody. 5. Taxi Driver (1976) Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle. 6. Star Wars (1977) Harrison Ford as Han Solo. 7. Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine. 8. The Shining (1980) Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance. 9. A Few Good Men (1992) Jack Nicholson as Colonel Jessup.

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