Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

“`Now what can we say about Milton’s “Paradise Lost’? It’s a very long poem. It was written a long time ago, and I’m sure a lot of you have difficulty understanding exactly what Milton was trying to say. ….. Don’t write this down, but I find Milton probably as boring as you find Milton. Mrs. Milton found him boring too. He’s a little bit long-winded, he doesn’t translate very well into our generation, and his jokes are terrible.”

October 11, 2018

I just finished reading John Milton’s “Paradise Lost.”

Unfortunately (for me), one of my main takeways from the experience is having read the above quote from the film “Animal House” (which I have never seen). It is a line from Donald Sutherland’s character that appears in an online review of “Paradise Lost” posted to

“Many people think you played the role of Dirty Harry, but you actually played the role of his assistant, Steve.” David Letterman to Clint Eastwood

March 1, 2018

“In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.”

December 23, 2017

One of my favorite quotes from “A Christmas Story,” which last night I enjoyed watching yet again, this time with my parents, my younger brother, and his wife.

“So many people come up to me and are like, ‘You got your ass kicked by Ralphie,’ and it makes them so happy…” Zach Ward, who played Scut Farkus in “A Christmas Story”

December 17, 2017

“Memoir, movie reveal transformation of Navy SEAL Danny Dietz”

November 25, 2017

When I visit my home town of Littleton, Colorado, and drive north on Santa Fe Drive, I see a sign about a memorial for “Navy SEAL Danny Dietz.”

Today I decided to find out who he was, and found this article from The Denver Post: