Cliff Gardner

Friday, January 13, 2006

My extensive knowledge of movies is no longer useless

This morning I was shaving and listening to the radio in my bathroom when the D-Jays had a random trivia question based on a movie quotation. They read the following exchange and wanted to know what movie it was from:

Rob: Liking both Marvin Gaye and Art Garfunkel is like supporting both the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Laura: No, it's really not, Rob. You know why? Because Marvin Gaye and Art Garfunkel make pop records.

Rob: Made. Made. Marvin Gaye is dead. His father shot him.

I thought this was pretty obvious, but after a couple of people got it wrong, I called in (yes, there’s a phone in my bathroom and I was pretty damn grateful for that extravagance today) and correctly answered “High Fidelity,” one of my favorite movies, and won a couple of tickets to the “All American Rejects” and “Fallout Boy” concert in Salem this April.

A couple of things are worth mentioning. First, I still hate talk radio and wish they would just shut up and play some damn music. Second, you know that awkward pause when someone doesn’t realize they’re on the air? Yea, that’s not the fault of the person calling in—radio stations just don’t do a good job of letting you know you’re on the air. I know because I did one of those “oh, um hi…” moments today when I was on, and it had less to do with me being an incompetent public speaker and more to do with them not giving me a little heads up.

The tournament today was every bit of the shit-tastic train wreck we predicted, and it finishes up tomorrow. Still, three cheers for me knowing movie quotations!


  • ok so, A) you're really quick with this bloggin' thing... no wonder we had to leave the restaurant in a hurry. "Let's go! I wanna write about today in my blog!!!" and B) I wish I had a radio in my bathroom because that's like the easiest quote(ation) of all time! bien hecho!

    By Anonymous ashley, at 11:29 PM  

  • are quick (which is why we call you "Quik T-Mac behind your back...). I think that all of those li'l slices of hell are adding up to that full double-layer cake you were dreaming about.

    By Anonymous Sam, at 11:39 PM  

  • If you don't want to go to that concert can I call dibs on the free tickets?!

    By Anonymous Amy, at 12:16 AM  

  • Nice work buddy! Let's get you on Jeopardy now.

    By Anonymous Sharl, at 1:09 AM  

  • That is so awesome, Tom. Congrats! Hope the end of the tourney is an upswing...

    By Anonymous zayne, at 2:31 AM  

  • Twice as pleasing, because you correctly picked up a High Fidelity quote with me when we were hanging out all too recently!

    By Blogger Dave, at 2:32 AM  

  • I love that movie! Hope you have fun at the concert!

    PS. I'm moving my blog to:

    By Blogger Megan, at 7:54 AM  

  • Woohoo for knowing random movie trivia! Good luck at your tournament!

    By Blogger Amy, at 4:38 PM  

  • I'm ridiculously jealous. I love All American Rejects.

    Green with envy.

    By Anonymous Kristen, at 4:41 PM  

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