I love to play guess-what-this-line-is-from.
When I was a teenager, my best friend and I would make lists of lines from songs and present them to each other in first period study hall. I remember in my sophomore year chewing on the line “Strangers making the most of the dark” all day.
I could hear the melody and hum the next line, but it wasn’t until dinner that the answer came to me.
That’s my idea of fun, for sure.
I also play this with movie quotes. There was a poster at Blockbuster –101 famous movie quotes, can you name the films? — that I wanted bad. I would have put it on the wall and then thrown a party to see how many people gathered around and tried it.
But this was when I was subbing, and no way was I going to spend $15 on a poster, knowing I didn’t have the money to throw me a see-who-gathers-at-my-new-poster party.
I found it online for $8 plus shipping, but I still won’t buy it. That’s how cheap I am.
Today I’m sharing a movie quote challenge that I have chewed on for years — and even Googled, which I frown on as the height of cheaterpantsery — and can’t find the answer to.
In 1999 my husband and I rented a VHS movie with the following line: “Yeah, but if less is more, think how much more more is.”
I thought this was the funniest ever. I don’t remember what movie it was. I thought it was American Pie, so I rented it and watched it again. No dice.
Now I’m setting the spinner to All Play.
If you know the answer, you win.
And because the chewing will finally end, I’ll win too.