Tuesday, March 28, 2006

quote of the day: Lloyd Dobler

First, if you don't know who Lloyd Dobler is then for shame on you.

Second, I've been in a huge, "Say Anything," sort of mood for the past couple of weeks. Perhaps because I am looking for my Lloyd and also because people keep asking what I plan to do as a career once I finish college in December.

Anyway, here's one of my favorite quotes.

(At dinner with Diane, her dad and family important people. James Court asks Lloyd what he plans to do as a career.)

"A career? I've thought about this quite a bit sir and I would have to say considering what's waiting out there for me, I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed or buy anything sold or processed or repair anything sold, bought, or processed as a career. I don't want to do that.
My father's in the army. He wants me to join, but I can't work for that corporation. So, what I've been doing lately is kick-boxing, which is a new sport. As far as career longevity, I don't really know. I can't figure it all out tonight, sir. So, I'm just gonna hang with your daughter."


Sizzle said...

absolutely one of my favorite quotes EVER.

;) sizzle

Will said...

I'm a "Better Off Dead" fan myself, cause it had gems like...

"Snow! It's puuuure snooooooow! And it's everywhere!"

ptg said...

That is by far, one of my alltime favorite movies.

But one of the best scenes ever is when Lloyd is teaching her how to drive, and instead of getting out of the car, they climb over each other to switch positions from the driver's side to the passenger side. H I L A R I O U S.

Party Girl said...

Ms Sizzle: Thanks for stoppin by and mine too! It is such a great film.

Will: I LOVE that movie as well. Johnnie C should have been this week's hottie. Damn it!

How about these two quotes from Better Off Dead:

"You like corn."

and the most bestest of all:

"I want my two dollars."

ptg: Classic as well.

...okay I was going to tell some of my other favorites from the movie, but I think I may just post them. Yeah, I'm going to take this too far, but so what.

Mikey said...

I still haven't seen that movie.

Party Girl said...

Mikey: you're killing me! Go, go now to rent it. Right now. What are you doing reading this when you should be renting this movie?

ptg said...

OMG, you haven't seen this movie?

It seems that the classic Lloyd Dobler moment (holding the radio over his head) has been spoofed, re-spoofed, and then spoofed again.

But trivia time goes to mind - when filming, Cameron Crowe didn't know if they would get the ok to use "In Your Eyes," so instead the radio was broadcasting a reggae ska song instead. (It is the same song used earlier in the movie, when they are driving around town and she is practicing her speech w/ her dad in the car.)

Party Girl said...

ptg: thanks! I didn't know that.

Love me some trivia