"Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya!"

Does that sound familiar to you?

Do you know what should be said next?

If you know the entire dialogue sequence, then you and I would probably get along very well.

You see, I'm watching The Princess Bride with my two sons and it's nice to be able to share a film with them that's been one of my favorites since I was a teenager...and my boys think it's cool. "Mom, this is the best movie ever!"

I don't know about all that, but it does have a giant, an evil prince, sword fights, true love, suction-cup torture, a six-fingered man and R.O.U.S's (Rodents of Unusual Size). You tell me another movie with all that?

I used to have at least half of the dialogue in The Princess Bride completely memorized. This once served me well during a long road trip with an equally obsessed friend and her family.

Between the two of us, we probably spent a good couple of hours enacting entire scenes in the backseat...surely driving her parents a bit crazy in the process. Of course, we both loved declaring, "Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya! You killed my father. Prepare to die!" Saying that still makes me laugh out loud.

Not many movies have that timelessness. Somehow I don't think that twenty years from now people will be laughing that way at Borat.


I don't have anything clever to add here, but that movie is fnatastic and so is your blog. Incredible stuff.

I read your post about writing down things you overhear. I do that, too, but a lot of what I overhear seems to fall into the "Yeah, I don't know. I'm really just not a cat person." category. Maybe I'm going to the wrong places.

I've added a link to you, and plan to check back regularly.

And thanks for the advice about carpal tunnel. Luckily I eat like crap, so if sweets help, I should be fine.

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