Blog Hop Party Give-Away Winners

Notice I said “winnerS”.

That’s right. I’ve decided to pick two.

I’m picking one the way I originally intended: a random drawing among those who got the answers right.

But . . . everyone was so kind to give it a shot and leave a comment even if they didn’t want to give it a shot, that I’ve decided to also give away another prize by random drawing from everyone who commented.

But first, I’ll tell you where the quotes are from . . . ’cause I know you’re really wantin’ to know, right?

1 ) “I’d do it myself, but I’m feelin’ plumb lazy.”

I’m gonna have to take your word for it that this quote came from “The Rounders”, so everyone who put that as their guess is gonna get it counted as correct. I’ve never seen “The Rounders”, but now I really want to! However . . . the movie I’m quoting from is “Monte Walsh”. It’s from the very beginning of the movie, where Tom Selleck is trying to convince the traveling cowboy to paint the lawyer’s door yellow as a prank. I use this quote all the time when trying to convince My Cowboy to do something for me that I don’t want to do. Comes in real handy!

2 ) “The only chance he’s got atta education is listnin’ ta me talk.”

This one is from “Lonesome Dove”, my favorite movie of all time, Monte Walsh being my second favorite. Gus is telling Woodrow that he shouldn’t be sending Newt to bed so early, because it’s much more beneficial for him to listen to Gus’s stories. This movie is chock full of funny quotes from Gus, such as: “A man who wouldn’t cheat for a poke don’t want one bad enough”.

3 ) “Is you is, or is you ain’t, my con-stitchin-see?”

From “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, another movie stuffed with funny and memorable quotes, most of them from George Clooney’s character, such as: “Well, isn’t this place a geographical oddity? Two weeks from everywhere!” The above quote comes fairly close to the end when the crooked politician/KKK leader is trying to convince everyone he’s not a bad guy. Typical politician, huh? My Cowboy and I use the “Is you is, or is you ain’t” part of this on each other all the time. Hey, at least it’s good for a laugh now and then.

4 ) “I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn’t know how to use it.”

While I use this quote as much as possible when referring to various kitchen utensils, this actually came from Tom Selleck in “Quigley Down Under”, at the end when he shoots the bad guy with a pistol that the villain thought he didn’t even know how to use. Fooled him, though, didn’t he? Tom always comes out ahead . . . what a hero!

5 ) “Needlin’ people is what I do . . .”

Another “Monte Walsh” quote from Tom Selleck, and My Cowboy’s mantra. My Cowboy has a joke for everything, and never misses a chance at one, and is quite the cut-up and joker. This mantra fits him to a T. It comes from when Monte’s in the bar giving Shorty a hard time for being short-tempered.

6 ) “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

From “Talledega Nights”, spoken by Ricky Bobby’s daddy as he was being carted out of the schoolhouse after making a lovely scene at Ricky’s career day. I also love his use of the word “egregious” during this very same scene — makes me laugh every time.

7 ) “Well, I’ll be a suck-egg mule!”

I know this quote is from at least two different movies, and I’ve seen them both, and I’ll agree that you’re all right that it came from “Rio Lobo”, although I didn’t sit down and watch it again just to make sure. The movie I’m quoting it from is “El Dorado”. The same guy is in this movie and uses the same quote again. In “El Dorado”, his name is Bull, and he plays an annoying trumpet everywhere he goes, and uses quaint expressions such as the one above throughout. Now every time something comes up around here, My Cowboy uses it just to make me laugh. And it does . . .

8 ) “That thar elk is ourn!”

The first time I heard this one, I couldn’t even laugh hard enough. The quivering voice he uses as he’s saying it just makes it even funnier. And Donald Pleasence’s character is one you love to hate. He’s Preacher Quint, a bad guy from “Will Penny”, and his son shoots the elk just before Lee Majors (Blue) can do it, but Blue thinks he deserves it and is gonna take it anyway. There’s a couple other funny parts in this movie, too, if you’ve never seen it. Slim Pickens gets in a couple of them himself.

9 ) “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

From “Cool Hand Luke”, which I’ve never watched in its entirety. This particular quote was voted one of the 100 Most Memorable Movie Quotes of all time. My Cowboy uses it on me every now and then. Can you imagine?

10 ) “Do you know who I am? I’m kind of a big deal.”

Another one My Cowboy uses on me occasionally. I know that’s hard to imagine as well. It’s from “Anchorman”, when Ron Burgundy is “introducing himself” to the sexy blonde beside the pool that he doesn’t yet know is his new co-anchor. Smarmy is the word that comes to mind here . . .

11 ) “That’s bold talk for a one-eyed fat man.”

Yes! “True Grit”. And isn’t the original always better than a remake? Who can take the place of John Wayne, anyway? Pfftt! I have to admit, however, that as much as I like “True Grit”, I like The Duke as Rooster Cogburn in “Rooster Cogburn” much better.

12 ) “Some calls it Hell. I call it Hades.”

What else but “Sling Blade”? I thought about using the quote: “Some calls it a Kaiser blade. I call it a sling blade”, but that would have been too easy, and it wasn’t too difficult anyway. “Sling Blade” is probably my third favorite movie of all time, which I find oddly disturbing about myself. I just think Billy Bob Thornton did such a great job in this movie, and I love to hate Dwight Yoakam’s character. And I can’t dislike any movie that has Robert Duvall in it. And here’s a tidbit I’ll offer up, in case you’ve never seen it for yourself. You need to rent the DVD of “The Astronaut Farmer” (another Billy Bob film), and watch it all the way to the end of the credits. All the way to the very end of the DVD. There’s the most hysterical surprise at the end of it that is very worth the wait, especially if you are a “Sling Blade” fan. That pique your curiosity? Trust me — it’s worth it. Go rent “The Astronaut Farmer”.

So, how’d you do? I know some of you got them all. I’m impressed. But I’m also honored that so many of you tried and/or commented even if you didn’t. Thanks so much for visiting me during the Blog Hop Party and playing along.

And now for the winners . . .

The main prize pack, drawn from all of those who got the answers correct, is:


And the second prize pack, drawn randomly from all the comments, minus the first winner, is:


Congratulations, and I’ll get your prize packages out to you right away.

Published in: on December 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Yeah! Congrats! Lonesome Dove is one our favorites, too. Love Talledega Nights, too. haha.

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