If you arrived here by way of Sarah Boxer’s article in The New York Times, welcome! If it’s movie quotes you want, please check in here for the original post including my five quotes, here for Terry’s more distinguished five, here for the big wrap-up Boxer quoted from, and here and here for some personal favorites.
As you’ll see if you follow these links, this exercise wasn’t really cooked up in the ALN labs but borrowed from our friends at Llama Butchers, who borrowed it themselves, and so on, and so on. In fact, I’m not entirely certain this meme can be traced to its point of origination, which I suppose somehow goes to support Boxer’s infinite regression critique of culture blogs. Not that I’m necessarily buying that critique–but she definitely softened me up by building her lead around “Powers of 10,” of which I am an enormous fan.
More on the Eames’s edutainment film, and on the original chic geeks themselves, can be found starting here–first turn your attention to the clickable black and orange grid to the right. There’s a good fifteen minutes of procrastination packed into that little bitty grid.
And if your inner narcissist is at the ready with five movie quotes? Go on, send ’em! I’m done tabulating them, but I never did get tired of reading them–and I’m storing up the best of them for future fortune cookies.