Monday, May 29, 2006

can you describe the ruckus?

actor paul gleason passed away yesterday. he was the guy who played vernon in the breakfast club. i've seen this character in probably a dozen movies but the breakfast club might well be his most famous as the angry disconnected principal. oddly enough i always thought he was the dean. anyway i've also found that breakfast club out of alot of eighties movies still holds water because allthough the outfits have changed (and lately outfits are staerting to look the same), high school kids have angst. this goes up because i know that this will be part of an endless string of movie quote for a day or two. i'll start.

Richard Vernon: You're not fooling anyone Bender. The next screw that falls out will be you.
Bender: Eat my shorts.
Richard Vernon: What was that?
Bender: Eat... My... Shorts!
Richard Vernon: You just bought yourself another Saturday.
Bender: Ooh I'm crushed.
Richard Vernon: You just bought one more.
Bender: Well I'm free the Saturday after that. Beyond that, I'm going to have to check my calendar.
Richard Vernon: Good, cause it's going to be filled. We'll keep going. You want another one? Just say the word say it. Instead of going to prison you'll come here. Are you through?
Bender: No.

who says a man can't live forever?

—the bastard


mofo said...

Can't believe he died. He played against type in Van Wilder, it was sneaky but well done by the filmakers.

bastard central said...

yeah gleason was good at what he did and when he sees you at the pearly gates, he's gonna kick your dick in the dirt

mofo said...

"Two months's I got ya'." Best line ever.

bastard central said...

oh it's a classic. i also liked him as the overcompensating coach who drove a pacer in johnny b goode. i just hated judas priest's version of the song