Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wanted: Witty banter

I love witty banter. I love it person, I love it in email, I love it on tv and of course I love it in movies.

I was watching The Thin Man the other day. Nick Charles is in bed after being shot by a bad guy. His wife Nora brings him a bunch of newspapers and drops them on the bed. Nick picks one up, reads the headline and flourishes it at Nora.

Nick: I'm a hero. I was shot twice in the Tribune.

Nora: I read where you were shot five times in the tabloids.

Nick: It's not true. He didn't come anywhere near my tabloids.

10 comments:

Kris said...

Remind me to stay away from the tabloids! They sound dangerous! LOL!

Linda said...

The double entendre is the best thing about those old movies ... just because they couldn't say it, doesn't mean they didn't.

Karen from Mentor said...

I agree Linda.
I've always LOVED anything that was written by Dashiell Hammett he was a master.
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Karen from Mentor said...

Kris I had four rejoinders to your comment ....but all of them were blue for some reason...

Anton Gully said...

I'm not a big fan of the double entendre, but if the conversation is flagging I've been known to pull one out to fill the gap.

Karen from Mentor said...

And Anton? If you do that here in the states it's called "flashing" ....

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Rougeneck said...

You so STOLE my post. I'm going to have to come to Ohio and Kick. Your. Ass. Seriously? LOVE LOVE LOVE old movies. And seriously? LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE The Thin Man. Watched the other day in fact on TCM. The only thing I can think when I watch these classics is:

1) They don't make them like they used to

2) Witty banter kicks special effects in the ass every day of the week and twice on Sunday

3) Why don't men *dress* any more?

4) Hats need to be revived

Excuse me. I have to go check on flights to Ohio........

Karen from Mentor said...

I agree on all your numbered points CG.
And I'd love to have you visit, but I gotta tell ya darlin, I could totally take you.

But hey! If we fight in pudding we could sell tickets.

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Rachel said...

NO... MENTAL IMAGE BEGONE!

Though I just read that three times and every time I read it as mud, not pudding. Still. If only I didn't have such a vivid imagination. My friends take advantage of that sometimes.

Karen from Mentor said...

I typed jello first Rachel, but I thought pudding would be easier on our skin.

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