"I guess because my name is Bozo
I was destined to be a clown
But when I joined the traveling circus
I didn't think that it would bring me down
Make me angry like a sniper in a tower
And every Saturday
I take off my nose and say never more
Pie in my face
Five days a workweek
It's in my face
Pie in my face
It sucks to be a clown"
— Jonathan Coulton, "Bozo's Lament"
Sir Alexander Dane: I played Richard III.
Fred Kwan: Five curtain calls...
Sir Alexander Dane: There were five curtain calls. I was an actor once, damn it. Now look at me. Look at me! I won't go out there and say that stupid line one more time.
Binky the Clown: Heeeey, kids! Wanna see Binky do a magic trick? Well, forget it! I'm not spending another minute in this stupid clown suit! I am an actor! But, noooo... Too short, they said!
Garfield: Third time this week. He's lost it.
Photographer: Hugh, could you look less — um —
Hugh Grant: Pained?
—Emma Thompson, Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film
"I hated myself for my lack of anger. Was there no limit to humiliation that I'd put up with to hold onto a job? No. There was no limit."
—Tom Baker, Who On Earth is Tom Baker?
"I bet you five million dollars that Roger Goodell is just ACHING to Josh Gordon the shit out of Kelvin Benjamin somewhere down the road. He treats any incoming wideout with a reputation for blowing off meetings like a new Christmas present. You will see Kelvin Benjamin catch 800 yards worth of passes in the first month of this season, and then? POOF! Gone. Suspended for... things.
I love it when NFL teams force draftees to attend 50,000 interviews and then mark a player down if he dares to express frustration with the process. 'How dare you not subject yourself to my interrogation! I MADE A SPECIAL TRIP.'"
—Drew Magary, "Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Carolina Panthers"