Friday, September 25, 2009

Fun Fact!

"You know, in certain older civilized cultures, when men failed as entirely as you have, they would throw themselves on their swords," from the movie 'Serenity', is a great thing to say to someone right after they tell a joke that bombs.

"You are a sad, strange little man and you have my pity," from 'Toy Story', also works, but is gender-specific.


MissE said...

Umm... John, I hate to point it out but the first quote is fairly gender specific too.

That said - AWESOME quote choices.

John Seavey said...

Well, technically speaking you can say it to a woman--it makes reference to men, but it doesn't directly call the subject a man.

You are, in essence, suggesting that in these modern days of gender equality, women can't claim discrimination in the important arena of throwing themselves on their swords after a complete failure.

MissE said...

Absolutely... we women are discriminated against all the damn time. The number of times I've had my sword taken away from me just as I was about to hurl myself on it due the enormity of my failure...

And you should see the gender discrimination that happens on the netball court during mixed gender games. I feel so sorry for the guys. :o)