Month: May 2020

Play it again, Sam

Play it again, Sam Who: Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) What: Where: Movie – Casablanca When: 1942   More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_it_again,_Sam

“the emperor has no clothes”

“the emperor has no clothes” Who: Author: Hans Christian Andersen What: The Emperor’s New Clothes When: Published: April 7, 1837 Meaning: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the+emporer+has+no+clothes About: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes Read: http://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html    

Elementary, my dear Watson

Elementary, my dear Watson Who: Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) Where: Movie – Hound of the Baskervilles When: 1939 http://sherlockholmesquotes.com/

Brobdingnagian

brobdingnagian In Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels, Brobdingnag is the name of a land that is populated by a race of human giants “as tall as an ordinary spire steeple.” In Gulliver’s first close-up encounter with the giants…… Source: Brobdingnagian | Definition of Brobdingnagian by Merriam-Webster

To infinity and beyond!

To infinity and beyond! Who: Buzz Lightyear Where: Toy Story – Animated Movie When: 1995 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Lightyear

Gazanging

Gazanging is a term used in the UK to describe when a vendor pulls out of a property transaction and opts to stay put, having previously accepted an offer.[1] Frequently, this occurs due to a change in circumstances, such that the seller no longer wishes to move, or are unable to… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazanging

The Curious Case of the Word ‘Sonder’

sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed,…

Oscar Wilde (1854)

  Wilde was an Irish poet, novelist, and playwright who mocked social conventions and scandalized English society with his unorthodox ideas and conduct. He is best known for his sophisticated, witty plays, among them Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, about a…

More cowbell

More cowbell Who Said it first: The Bruce Dickinson Where: Saturday Night Live – TV show When: April 2000 More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_cowbell

“Make it so.”

“Make it so.” Who: Jean Luc Picard Where: TV Series Star Trek When: 28 September 1987 More Info: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard