Monday, February 05, 2007

You Wanna Make $14, The Hard Way?

So Brainerd schools were opened two hours later than usual today, due to the (not so) extreme cold. BUT this happy camper was bustled off to school anyways, thanks to a unique set of circumstances:
1. I don't listen to the radio in the morning.
2. My parents watch only the Weather Channel in the morning
3. The cold (twenty-six degrees below zero, if you must know) was far from the usual sub-sub-zero school closing/delaying level we're used to. 26 below? We're keeping our kids home at 26 below? Jeese, my mistake, I thought we were hearty Vikings, not PUSSIES.

In any case, I got to school, saw that it was thoroughly closed down, and went back home, curled up in my chair, watched the last half-hour of Caddyshack, and reflected on how great the day was starting.

I also caught the last hour or so of Sahara, a great movie in the way Independence Day or Armageddon are great: it's like it was written, directed, and acted by an intricate machine, specially designed to produce summer blockbusters. My favorite part is probably the sound track, a feel-good mixture of poppy African rhythms and classic rock worthy of the Power Loon. If my life had a soundtrack, I'd want it to be this one.

Now then: As we've been experiencing a dearth of comments lately, I'm gonna make it easier and put a couple of ideas out there for you.
1. What movie's soundtrack would you like to have as your personal soundtrack?
2. What's your favorite Caddyshack line?

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At 6:05 PM, February 05, 2007, Blogger Houley said...

I already actually made a soundtrack for my life, we'll see if it's hidden in my folder archives...

At 6:53 PM, February 05, 2007, Blogger matt said...

soundtrack? either 'the life aquatic with steve zissou' or 'wild wild west'

favorite line?

So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

mainly just the last line, but the whole thing is too good to pass up.

At 7:14 PM, February 05, 2007, Blogger constant_k said...

Houle you're not allowed to make your own soundtrack.

Really you're not qualified. Only genuine movie producers may choose the songs to a soundtrack.

At 7:53 PM, February 05, 2007, Blogger Rianna said...

1. Pirates of the Carribean
2. Sin of all sins: I have not seen Caddyshack.

At 9:26 PM, February 05, 2007, Blogger Shelty said...

Soundtrack? Hmm. I shall have to go with LotR, probably The Return of the King. Now that's some good music.

I think I've seen Caddyshack, but I don't remember any lines.

At 9:43 PM, February 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...


they had school cancled for 2 hours because of it being 26 degrees below zero. . . i do recall a day during my junior year when it was hmmm. . . 36 degrees below zero or something like that and we had school. . . this is pathetic.

At 10:30 PM, February 05, 2007, Blogger m_kummet said...

"step up" definitly!

cheesy but true. and i'm impressed with your use of the word dearth (!)

At 10:35 PM, February 05, 2007, Blogger Houley said...

i couldn't find it anyway... the Braveheart soundtrack is pretty good.

At 12:02 AM, February 06, 2007, Blogger mayah said...

big lebowski. hands down.

At 12:11 AM, February 06, 2007, Blogger Samwalkertron said...

It was apparently cold enough that a bus broke down, as I saw it being towed on the way home.

At 10:08 AM, February 06, 2007, Blogger El Jefe said...

Black Hawk Down has a badass soundtrack

At 11:24 AM, February 06, 2007, Blogger Tom said...

yeah, in my day, they didn't close school unless the diesel in the buses was gelling, which doesn't happen until about -38° to -40°F.

soundtrack: Snatch, without a doubt. (I mean, Oasis' "Fucking in the Bushes"? yeah...)

quote: there are just so many........ I'll choose a couple... maybe a few...

"what's your handicap, Ty?"
"oh, I don't keep score..."
"well how do you measure youself with other golfers?"
"my height"
"This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere. Former greenskeeper and now about to become the masters champion.
He's on his final hole. He's about 455 yards away, he's gonna hit about a 2 iron I think.
Tears in his eyes, i guess, as he lines up this last shot...
ITS IN THE HOLE.... ohhhhhh..."

"how bout a fresca? mmm? mm?"

so many more...

At 4:52 PM, February 06, 2007, Blogger Tay said...

having searched my extensive soundtrack library i have decided that the last samurai soundtrack is probably the best one for me personally. a good combination of sorrow/sadness and struggle, ultimately ending in peace. i like that.

"I hear this place is restricted, Wang, so don't tell 'em you're Jewish, okay?"

At 6:09 PM, February 06, 2007, Blogger matt said...

rat farts

oh, and double rat farts as well

At 6:50 PM, February 06, 2007, Blogger Tom said...

are you thinking of young smails saying "Turds...... double turds!"?

i dont remember double rat farts....

but i could be wrong.

At 4:55 PM, February 07, 2007, Blogger Amelia said...

um jesus christ superstar, duh!

or maybe purple rain.

of maybe hedwig and the angry witch.

true story, I know a kid who sleeps listening to the LOTR soundtrack on his iPod

At 7:13 PM, February 07, 2007, Blogger Kelsi said...

every night?

I am personally a fan of the trying-to-be-different-but-really-widely-following-the-trend Garden State soundtrack.


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