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It was just brought to my attention that someone I work with looks and acts remarkably like Milton.

So now we're calling each other and saying things like "if they move my desk one more time, I'm quitting."

And every time this poor guy passes my office door (which is about every three minutes) I giggle uncontrollably.

The ratio of people to cake is too big.

If I made a list of the top ten quotable movies ever, Office Space would be right up there.

[yes, that's an invitation]


Naga-...Naga-...Naganna work here anymore!

There's a guy in my office who looks sort of like Milton's distant Chinese cousin.

Hey Peter, watch out for the cornhole!

My all time favorite scene is the magazine subscription guy. "Hi, my name is Steve. I come from a rough area. I used to be addicted to crack." Occassionally I get some of these urban youths knocking at my door doing the same thing.
Imagine their surprise, when, upon going into their speil I start giggling uncontrollably. I feel bad, but it's so classic that I have to laugh.

My companies old IT guy looked and acted exactly like Milton. He got caught rubbing one out in his office. Turns out the only IT skills he had was the ability to download astounding amounts of pornography.

Michael: It's pretty brilliant. What it does is every time there's a bank transaction where interest is computed, you know, thousands a day? The computer ends up with these fractions of a cent, which it usually rounds off? What this does is takes those little remainders and puts them into an account.

Peter: This sounds familiar.

Michael: Yeah, they did it in Superman 3.

Peter: Right.

Michael: Underrated movie, actually.

I swear there, has been an Office Space character in every office I have ever worked at. Although the HR department always seems to be headed by or employs a "Catbert" type.

Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler...

The ratio of people to cake is too big.

I could set the building on fire.

Michael: You haven't even been showing up for work, and you got to keep your job.

Peter: Actually, I'm being promoted.


"Hey Moose! Rocco! Help the judge find his walllet."

"Looks good on you, though."

"Thank you very little"

In no particular order, here's a start:

Casablanca (if misquotes count - Play it again Sam)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (entire script, but only if you're around Python fans)
Star Wars (all of them - Use the Force, Luke; Don't get cocky; I love you -- I know, etc.)
Terminator (I'll be back)
Dirty Harry (Do you feel lucky, punk?)

I'm sure five more will come to me once I stop thinking about it...

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

Top Eleven Quotable - for me:

No order.

1. Buckaroo Banzai

2. Top Secret

3. Airplane!

4. Rustler's Rhapsody

5. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

6. Shoah -- just kiddin', Animal House

7. Star Wars

8. Jaws

9 Monty Python - Life of Brian

10. Monty Python - Holy Grail

11. Office Space

Zoloft's top 5

1) Aliens
2) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
3) Casablanca
4) The Godfather saga
5) Office Space

Other notables (In no particular order).

Monty Python's Life of Brien
History of the World, Part I
Star Wars Anthology
The Untouchables
2001: A Space Oddessy

Now that I think about it, there are too many quoteable movies.

Michele, ever think about making a top 500 movie quotes list? That'll be pretty kick ass.

That's OK, I have a new coworker named "Olaf", and it's taking all my willpower to avoid asking him if he's a berzerker.

uhh...Yyyyyyeeeeaaahhhhh...I'm going to need you to stay up late tonight and blog those TRS reports for me...ok? Yeah...and I'm going to also need you to hand over that stapler..*struggle ensues*

"Hey Olaf, Bezerker!!"


No one mentioned Princess Bride yet?

I was going to until you beat me to it Tyler... you and those meddling kids.

somebody already said it, but i'll say it again - Aliens. bill paxton totally stole that movie.

heck, he even stole that one scene he had in "The Terminator"... "I think this guy's a coupla cans short of a six-pack."

Strange Brew. another quotable movie.

Bill Paxton is the only thing that made Club Dread watchable...tragic after the brilliance that was Super Troopers. Now THERE'S a quotable movie...


office space at the hall of justice

(Posted by a different Jon)

Well, my favorites from college were:
Conan the Barbarian
The Crow
Blazing Saddles

Office Space is great overall for me, in that it doesn't just have great lines, but visuals as well. The copier destroyer scene, the milton shots (him in the crowd after the fire!), the flair...

Woohoo, I get to be the first person to mention Caddyshack.

So I got that going for me... which is nice.

Since most of my favorites have been mentioned, how about:

Ferris Bueller (A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn't deserve such a fine automobile.)

Stripes (Son of Beech, Sheet! and No, we aren't homosexual, but we are willing to learn)

Garden State (Ooh, great job man! I really thought you were retarded. I mean, you're better than that Corky kid and he's actually retarded. If there was a retarded Oscar you would win, hands down, kick his ass! and Well, then, gimme something to chew on! Fuck, bamboo! Anything! )

Dirty Dancing (Nobody puts Baby in a corner!)

God, I love Office Space.
"They're gonna send us to a federal, pound-me-in-the-ass prison!"

The other movie my hubby and I sit around quoting is The Breakfast Club. So many one-liners...

Shut the fuck up, Donny.

Murray was a fayg.

John Wayne was a fayg. He was too you boys!

t-shirt bought for my spouse for christmas at Hot Topic, pic of Milton on the front & quote, Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler..

Blazing Saddles..
Young Frankenstein..
any Monty Python movie..
Airplane (& don't call me Shirley..)
Princess Bride..

Admin note:

My "favorite" troll is back after a long hiatus. Welcome back, Robert. I've taken the liberty of editing out your comment.

I hope the next girl that you kiss has something terribly contagious on her lips.

You fucked it up!
Nothing is fucked here Dude.


Calmer than you are. Calmer than you are.

Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not "Mr. Lebowski". You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

Brandt can't watch, though, or he has to pay a hundred.

Look, just stay away from my fucking lady friend.

You can imagine where it goes from here.
He fixes the cable?

Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax. You're goddamn right I'm living in the fucking past.

I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

Also, dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please.

A world of pain.

Nobody fucks with the jesus.


Humphrey Bogart NEVER said "Play it again, Sam", in the movie. Sorry, minor movie-snob rant.

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli", though, is a classic.


"Fuck you, pay me"

First Vince, now Robert... A new nature discovery!! Trolls hibernate!

Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb

Too many to list. "Gentlemen! You can't fight in here! This is the War Room"!

"Fuckin' A, man."

Raising Arizona: "You never leave a man behind!"
Army of Darkness...pick and choose.
Heavy Metal: "The Locnar is mine."
Star Wars
Dune (Lynch version): "The sleeper has awakened!"
Lord of the Rings

I must be getting old.
Animal House:
Otter:I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.

Bluto: My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.
Otter: Better listen to him, Flounder. He's pre-med.

i'll go along with the mentions of:

monty python holy grail
office space
princess bride
young frankenstein
blazing saddles

these are probably the most quoted in our household & among our friends, too.

okay, and army of darkness


"Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria!"

"Janine, someone with your qualifications would have no trouble finding a top-flight job in either the food service or housekeeping industries."

"Ray, pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on." - "You never studied."

Samir: No one in this country can ever pronounce my name right. It's not that hard -- Samir Na-gheen-an-a-jar. Nagheenanajar.

Michael Bolton: Yeah, well at least your name isn't Michael Bolton.

Samir: You know, there's nothing wrong with that name.

Michael Bolton: There was nothing wrong with it until I was about 12 years old and that no-talent ass clown became famous and started winning Grammys.

Samir: Why don't you just go by Mike instead of Michael?

Michael Bolton: No way. Why should I change? He's the one who sucks.

Then there's O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Pete: You stole from my kin!

Ulysses: ... who was fixin' to betray us.

Pete: You didn't know that at the time.
Ulysses: So I borrowed it until I did know.

Pete: That don't make no sense!

Ulysses: Pete, it's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.


Ulysses: A woman is the most fiendish instrument of torture ever devised to bedevil the days of man.


"You use that word a lot. I do not think it means what you think it does."


"But this goes to 11...."

And anything else from the Guest/Shearer/Reiner genre

"You despise me don't you Rick? Well If I gave you any notice I might."

"Why did you come to Casablanca Mr. Blaine? I cam for the waters. But we are in the middle of the desert! I was misinformed."

"Round up the useual suspects!"

Hey JoeB, didn't you see my preface to the quote? I.e., "if misquotes count --"??

Casablanca has to be one of the most widely misquoted movies of all time.

We're going to Las Vegas to croak a skag barren named Savage Henry...

I forgot about the beer, you want one? How 'bout some ether?

Circus Circus is what the whole Hep world would be doing on a Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war.

You people voted for Hubert Humphrey! And you killed Jesus!

As your attorney I advise you to rent a very fast car with no top, and you'll need the cocaine, alco polco shirts, and get the hell out of LA for at least 48 hours. Blows my weekend man, because naturally I'll have to go with you. Only we'll need to arm ourselves... to the teeth.

Many fine books have been written in prison, why not?

"I am Vince.....Vince Clortho, Key-Master of Gozur, Vulgus Suldroy Lord of the Sabulia......are you the Gate-Keeper?"

"Sidney, as a member of the Sex Pistols all your human needs are taken care of..food,beer, designer clothing-why do you need money?"

"This town needs an Enema!"

"Boy, you got a panty on your head!"

"You can take your thumb outta my ass anytime now Carmine."

Any Mel Brooks movie (except Spaceballs)
Animal House
Any John Hughes movie

I am a teacher, and I get in trouble all the time at the staff meetings exchanging movie quotes and busting each other up with my friends. The principal says we worse than any of the students on campus. ( I teach middle school) He's actually tried to give me detention.

Soooooooo..Peter! Howz it Goin.?..

"Kids suck"

"it's good to be the king'
History of the world part I

What about Dogma?

"Leave it to the Catholics to destroy the world."

"Mention something out of a Charlton Heston movie, and suddenly everyone's a theologist."

"... but you didn't say 'God bless you' when I sneezed."

"Boy you may run like Mays but you hit like shit."

"Up your butt, Jobu."

"Yo, bartender, Jobu needs a refill!"

"Wild Thing! You make my heart sing. You walk everything!"


For you (click on "TPS")


For your "Lebowski" fans, "The Big He-Bowski" is pretty good too. :)

"Better a silly girl with a flower than a silly boy with a horse and a stick."

"It's called a lance...Hello?"

The Milton character left our office before I arrived. Bummer. Our boss isn't that bad either.

Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies.


"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

The whole rhyming sequence is great.


"I'm not a witch, I'm your WIFE!!"

"Ha-ha! Ha-ha! Ha-" THUNK.

"Hello. My name is Indigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

I cannot believe no one has mentioned The Blues Brothers.

"Give me 4 fried chickens and a coke"

"You traded the Caddy for this piece of shit?"
"No, for a microphone."
"OK, I can see that."

"Boys, you got to learn not to talk to nuns that way"


"Good...bad...I'm the guy with the gun."

"Juuuuust a bit outside."

"You need a blow job more than any white man in history."

What?! No "Dazed and Confussed" yet?

"Ya know what I like about High school girls?... I get older and they stay the same".

"PC load letter - what the fuck does that mean, PC load letter???"

"It's 106 miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas, and half a pack of cigarettes. It's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses." "Hit it."


hut.... hut.... hut hut hut... hut huthut huthuthut hut...

So jake, you're out, you're free, you're rehabilitated, what's up? what's next? You got the money you owe us, motherfucker?

You're Aura! It's Purple! Puuuuurrrrpuuulll!

Say man, you gotta joint? You'd be a lot cooler if you did.

I was born a poor black child...

Young Frankenstein (rent this movie now)

"He vas my boyfriend!"

"You just made a yummy sound."

"Special hamper for your Poo Poo undies."