Monday, June 15

From the Archives: "Scrub, Christina! SCRUB!!!"

It's Monday, and the first thing I always think the moment I walk into this studio is, "Oh my God. What a mess."

I can't function unless my workspace is immaculate, and once I switch on, I am a fierce --albeit efficient-- machine. But the power light on this machine doesn't get cranking until my immediate area is clean. There's no arguing with this fact.

And all it really is is tidying, throwing out trash, and putting papers into parallel groups of piles, perpendicular to the edge of the counter. Everything has to be in a right angle to something else. Clutter makes me bananas.

Today is an extra special day because I see fingerprints on the window looking out to the parking lot and it actually distracted me enough that I'm not sure I said something coherent the last time I turned on the mic. It's Windex-city, baby!!

Anyhow, on that note, please enjoy this reminiscent dip into the archives... what I think of everytime I get crackin' on some anal retentive cleaning spree:


It's funny what you'll remember from a movie.

I got completely psyched because I found out "Mommie Dearest" will be on Soapnet on Sunday. Seen it like a million and four times, and I don't know why I am planning on watching it again -- on cable no less, when I shoulda just owned my own copy by now.

And of course, the first thing everybody says when you say Mommie Dearest
(C'mon, say it with me)...

Oh my God - I love this dress!  Tell me, are these Joy Mangano's Huggable Hangers... available exclusively on Home Shopping Network??


For some reason, though, my Joan Crawford Quote of Choice is when she dumps the Ajax all over the floor (and on the kid) like some kind of mad man, screaming, "SCRUB CHRISTINA! SCRUB!!!"
Oh my God, that nuttiness. That both traumatized and cracked me up to no end when I was 11 years old and watching this movie for the twentieth time.

Spaceballs, anyone? That's easy:


"What's all this churning & bubbling?
You call that a radar screen?"
"No sir, we call it Mr. Coffee. Care for some?"

Of all the quotable moments and that's the first thing that pops in my head. My next favorite is what Rick Moranis says next: "Yes, I always have coffee when I watch radar. You know that."

I am convinced John Hughes had a list I really like pink.  Don't I look pretty?  In PINK?from the future of quotes that would become a part of 80's folklore, and he built a movie around them and called it Sixteen Candles.

Except for some reason, I always say:

"Well you don't spell it, son,
you eat it."

You know. The quiche scene?

Hah, how obscure!!

What are your obscure movie quotes? The ones other people would only know if they knew a film inside and out.

I could do this all day - name movies and pull out the most forgettable line in the whole flick. Tell me you can do the same -- I just need to know I'm not all that weird!!!

-- Fin --

1 comment:

  1. I'm no fool. I've killed the boss, you think they're not gonna fire me for a thing like that?

    No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around.

    If you ever get the chance, shower with them. I did. Mmm, it's a mindscrambler.

    The world’s more interesting with you in it.