Friday, November 20, 2009

"What's a Gaywad?"

I've been on a Nick and Nora kick lately, re-watching all of "The Thin Man" movies over and over.

One moment that sticks in my head from "Shadow of the Thin Man" has Nick taking Nora to a wrestling bout. One of Nick's fans, Meatballs Murphy, a hot dog vendor, gives her a free hot dog as "'a weddin' present!"

They're sitting beside a man named Spider Webb, who weighs 3 pounds if that. Spider just got out of jail and introduces Nick and Nora to his girl, Lana, a woman who looks like she ate Nell Carter for lunch. Lana says to Nick and Nora...

"Any friend of Spider's is a friend of mine."

At this, Nick looks at Nora and says...

"Baby, you've arrived."

That's exactly what I thought about 10 year old Will Phillips when I was watching "The Daily Show" last night. When Jon Stewart is talking about you and you have professional wrestlers coming to your aid, "Will, you've arrived."

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Stephen said...

That little boy really is a hero.

I recently asked the Husband if "we were more George & Martha or Nick & Nora?"

Mike Ellis, The Jolly Reprobate said...

Thin Man, huh? So you'd get it if I said "That's quite a hat. Screwy, ain't it?" I say that every chance I get, and no one has ever understood it.