You know, you don't act like a scientist. You're more like a game show host.
He could have gone for General, but he went for himself instead
. October 1967: On special assignment, Kurtz staged Operation Archangel with combined local forces. Rated a major success. He received no official clearance. He just thought it up and did it. What balls! They were gonna nail his ass to the floorboards for that one, but after the press got ahold of it, they promoted him to Full Colonel instead
. Ah man, the bullshit piled up so fast in Vietnam, you needed wings to stay above it.
If I had been that drunk I wouldn't have been able to stand, much less give a lecture on integrated circuits.
"Dr. Thorkel may be eccentric, but he is also the greatest living biologist." Watson
: I dont think you need alarm yourself, I have usually found that there was method in his madness. Inspector Forrester
: Some folk might say there was madness in his method.
He was clearly a bounder and a cad. He seemed to think because he was the possessor of the finest legal mind ever discovered that gave him the right to behave exactly as he liked, and unfortunately he appeared to be right.
: Bunny slippers and polka music. Murphy
: Don't knock it. He's good at his job.
For top-level work, you need Zero pilots. Such men are not bound by the same rules as the expendables. If one of them feels like having a few drinks to relax after a hard day's work serving Allah, so be it."
"To a war commander, the higher the skill level, the higher the tolerance for off-duty conduct. Your best sniper has a preference for little girls, your top chopper-pilot's hobby is rape - so what?
I understand the technique of eccentricity; it would be futile for a man to labor at establishing a reputation for oddity if he were ready at the slightest provocation to revert to normal action.
I'm usually pretty good about taking orders. Iella:
If occasionally reinterpreting them rather thoroughly.
This is just friendly advice, but give Sherlock five minutes on your crime scene and listen to everything he has to say. And as far as possible, try not to punch him.
, "A Scandal in Belgravia"
I think you're brilliant. But there is a fine line between brilliance and lunacy.
Are you serious? The Doctor:
About what I do, yes. Not necessarily the way I do it.
First of all, if the family of Ronnie Strickland does indeed decide to sue the FBI for—I think the figure is $446 million—then you and I both will most certainly be co-defendants and second of all, (beat) I don't even have a "second of all", Mulder
. $446 million. I'm in this as deep as you are and I'm not even the one that overreacted. I didn't do the (makes a stabbing motion)
with the thing. Mulder:
I did not
overreact. Ronnie Strickland was a vampire.
Large intestine: 890 grams, yada yada yada
. Stomach contents show last meal close to the time of death, consisting of pizza. Topped with pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms ... mushrooms ... That sounds really good.
— Agent Dana Scully (the same episode)
Historically, I've had this problem with authority—no offense—so I realized the only way I could get away with being me was to be as indispensable as possible.
You will be dealing with a highly strung and temperamental team of rank amateurs who just happen to be brilliant at what they do.
: briefing Becker in Season 3 of Primeval
The son of a bitch is the best doctor we've got.
Got your hands full with that one, eh, George?
You gonna lock us up, Sheriff? Henry Blake:
If you guys didn't outclass every bit of surgical talent in Korea, your tails would have been in handcuffs a long time ago.
Excuse me! Why is a violent, manic depressive, schizophrenic running the front desk? Doctor Fine:
Because she's so darn good at it!
, "Locking Up Mom"
"Bunch of ineffectual fops? I've seen a group of Brionnian knights break off from singing songs about their ladies, slaughter a band of Beastmen, and then go back to singing songs whilst cleaning their weapons. Odd, certainly, but not ineffectual."
Regardless, Estes is nearly psychotic when it comes to defending his precious brews, and will scream at anyone from the lowliest tourist to the mightiest executive from Corporate
who dares make a suggestion to him regarding improving any of his concoctions. On the rare occasions when Michaud
and Estes go at it, the rest of the company leaves the building.
As for what precisely Estes is
, the only surety is that it's not something human. One former employee swears she saw him tasting a new batch by dipping his tongue into it -- from four feet away
. He's heavyset, but not fat, and occasionally it looks like his arms bend in places where they really shouldn't have joints
. But he did win Hops
magazine's coveted "Brewmaster of the Year" award for 1999, so who's going to argue with him for being a little eccentric, even as regards his anatomy?
Conducts himself with a rather poor, devil-may-care attitude that even spills over to his medical practice, sometimes cracking jokes about his patients' injuries during treatment. However, his medical techniques are indeed unrivaled in the entirety of Rhodes Island.
You're almost more trouble than you're worth. Almost
Look, the difference between you 'sane' and you 'crazy' is that you drive slightly faster.
: According to him, that mask is a revolutionary new design that lets the wearer blink, something that wasn't possible up until now. Snake
: I'd think you'd want to make the lips move before bothering with the blinking. Major
: Yeah, I thought so too, but for some reason he's obsessed with making it blink
: Whoever he is, he sounds like a crackpot. Major
: Mmm. Well, he does good work. But I spend three days a month just dealing with the complaints we get about him
Despite his eccentricities and cynical
och, he'll appreciate the honesty
downright unpleasant personality
, Mr. Montag
does more for the safety and development of his students than he lets on
. It's not an easy thing bringing these kids into a world fraught with occult rites and secret handshakes
: it takes a real bastard, even on the best of days. The competition for the most talented students, the petty jealousies and the ancient blood feuds between the most prominent institutions, and the more-and-less covert attempts at industrial espionage all take their toll
and of course, the deaths. Being responsible for every single life lost in the pursuit of knowledge would break less than an arrogant man
. At least he lets us deal with the parents now: after those first couple of accidental self-immolations
, some thought it best we kept him away from grieving relatives.
"I'm glad to have the Chargers on our side. Bull's men are professionals despite evidence to the contrary." Chris
: I will say, though, for a guy who refused to memorize his dialogue and read off cue cards, Brando does pretty well for himself. David
: Dude, hes Marlon Brando
. He probably flew to Krypton and lived there for ten years. Method acting!
To some, Sean was a mess of epic proportions but to her, she was just doing her job and standing up for herself! Occasionally in a latex catsuit. In public. Or on a studio lot, uninvited.
Joseph R. "Literally
" "Big Fucking Deal
" "Gates of Hell
" Biden, Jr. is the current in a long list of gaffe-prone
Vice Presidents of the United States who, at the same time, has managed to be one of Barack Obama's most important negotiators...In May of 2012, right in the middle of the re-election campaign, Biden misspoke (or maybe not
), saying that "I am absolutely comfortable with gay marriage." This gaffe forced Obama to have to actually address the gay marriage issue head on. The President said he had evolved
and now accepted gay marriage. This was one of several turning points in the campaign, so thank him for that.
If youre looking for endless shots of dreadlocked men huffing smoke like desperate babies suckling on a green breast, then Snoop Dogg
is the documentary for you! Weed-obsession aside, it functions as a biography of a guy whos led a super interesting life, although Snoop stopped being a real person somewhere around the late nineties
. Despite his status as a living cartoon
, the story of the night Tupac
got shot would make a fine audition piece monologue.
There is something of a devil's bargain in the casting of Tom Baker
. The main brief for a new Doctor was that they wanted an eccentric. For a while the part was expected to go to an elderly actor, but eventually Bill Slater, Head of Drama at the BBC, pointed Letts towards Tom Baker as someone who was suitably crazy for the part. The problem with casting someone for their craziness, however, is that, well, they're a bit crazy
— Dr. El Sandifer
They spent a good chunk of the sixth season of the series testing the waters for a spinoff show, featuring a lineup of new ass-kicking female immortals who would become the next main character. None of the new characters tested well, though, and as a result the producers went back to Amanda
[Elizabeth Gracen], the likeable thief and on and off love interest of Duncan MacLeod. Amanda was beautiful, clever, witty, and had been a fan favorite for six years. The big question was, why did the producers waste so many episodes trying to find an ass-kicking female immortal when they already had Amanda?
The answer, it seems, is this: Elizabeth Gracen was fucking insane
Dennis Rodman is such an inhuman creature that he has to sit next to Carrot Top to convince adventurers that he's not a hobgoblin. He has so many piercings that metal detectors think he's kidding when he tries to take his dick through them. His colorful hairstyles have inspired thousands of gay children to become landscapers. All that being said, he was really good at basketball. Dennis Rodman could pull a rebound through a garden hose with his mouth.
I get why you might wear out after having Captain Jawclench
as the head man for four years. But this man is a football coach, and football coaches are, by their very nature, insufferable. They work endless hours. They are humorless and often distant and aloof. They are endlessly demanding. Only a batshit crazy person would thrive in that job, and so Jim Harbaugh fits into the mold nicely.
, when most black people in the U.S. couldnt even be assured of their voting rights because the Civil Rights war
was still being fought, a New York Jew was writing about a brilliant black biochemist hanging out with the Avengers. Whatever else I have ever written, or will write, about Stan Lee
s writing prowess, Ill say this: the man has balls of steel and a heart of gold.
In his personal life, he failed. In his books, he succeeded. I wouldnt want to share a tent with the guy, but then I probably wouldnt enjoy the books of a guy that always picks up after himself, pays his bills on time and never plays his music too loud quite as much.
was equal parts comedic genius and cocaine-possessed party demon, but the man was also a career performer and a reasonably talented actor. That means he at least made an effort to clean up for work, right? Let's save both you and the universe some time by never asking that question ever again.
There's only one thing handicapping Heinlein's books.
He is insane. Starship Troopers
is probably Heinlein's tamest novel in terms of expressing his controversial views... The Puppet Masters
gets rather comical by introducing an alien threat that eventually requires the world to walk around entirely naked.
The doctor has prosthetic arms, no shirt, and lives on his yacht-clinic.
is often mocked as a ham actor, the quiet way he expresses [his grief]
shows that while, yeah, sometimes he's the guy that screams 'Khan,' sometimes he's the also the guy that can scream even louder without going above a whisper.
The guy singing is a lawyer. This motherfucker is a lawyer. THIS. Motherfucker. Is a lawyer.
Critic: Damn it! You really did escape from a mental institution!
Malice: Well, I assumed you did, too, given how you're dressed.
Yeah, but I'm a celebrity. When you dress weird, it's crazy. When I dress weird, it's avant-garde.
Tahama: That one's got attitude.
: That one's also the best.
Aaand being that we are all big Mel Gibson
film fans, we thought maybe you could help us. Mel Gibson: [twisting his nipples hard]
Ah, my nipples, they hurt! They hurt when I twist them! General Deckter: [dismayed, drops his head into his left hand]
Yes, uh, I don't suppose you have any creative ideas how to fight these terrorists? Mel Gibson:
How about this? You have that tape that the terrorists made, right? Well, maybe if you did a background check on that videotape, you might find somebody who doesn't belong. Somebody who doesn't fit in Imaginationland! [twists his nipples again]
Heyy... that's not a bad idea. General Deckter:
Yeah. Say what you will about Mel Gibson, but the son of a bitch knows story structure. Get the videotape and do a background check on everyone in it! Mel Gibson: [twists his nipples from the excitement]
Jefferson is a slender man, has rather the air of stiffness in his manner. His clothes seem too small for him... His whole figure has a loose, shackling air. He had a rambling, vacant look, and nothing of that firm collected deportment which I expected would dignify the presence of a secretary or minister. I looked for gravity, but a laxity of manner
seemed shed about him. He spoke almost without ceasing
; but even his discourse partook of his personal demeanor. It was loose and rambling; and yet he scattered information wherever he went, and some even brilliant sentiments sparkled from him.
— Sketches of Debate in the First Senate
by William Maclay
, describing Thomas Jefferson
The barbiturate Nembutal and vodka are a lethal combination and they did his brain no good.
But the writing was often still marvelous; also, more adventurous
than before. Many critics hoped, even prayed that this was a final falling off from his so unbearable to so many of them greatness. But the talent endured.
People will tolerate how unpleasant you are if your work is good and you deliver it on time.
If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.
She can knock 'em back. She's pretty immature for a news woman.
— Chelsea Handler on drinking buddy Katie Couric
had a lot of fun, and he was a great wrestler; but he had a lot
of issues, and he was a selfish person.
Richard Dean Anderson:
I cornered [Gen.] Ryan and asked him if he had colonels that actually behaved the way I did. You know, was it a little shaky? Was I being disrespectful? And he stopped me in mid-sentence and just said, 'Son,' (which I thought was rather condescending), he said, "Yes, we've got colonels like you, and worse".
No one ever questions the disorder behind her tarantula LA glamour—sociopathy, narcissism—because its good rock and roll, good entertainment! I have a low tolerance for manipulative, egomaniacal behaviour, and usually have to remind myself that the person might be mentally ill.
He was our friend, but most of the time we
now wanted to strangle him.