Friday, September 25, 2009

We have a winner

In a post on Billy Crystal's internet resumes, the commenters on Shysterball manage to incorporate virtually every line of Crystal's dialogue as Miracle Max. It's a thing of beauty, really.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Brute Squad

Again Joe Posnanski and his loyal minions bring out the best, with Poz getting things rolling by alluding to a Brute Squad, and commenter Steve bringing it home with the whole dialog:

(Miracle Max): Get away, I’m telling you, or I’ll call the Brute Squad.
(Fezzik): I’m on the Brute Squad.
(Miracle Max): You *are* the Brute Squad.

Then, of course, another commenter took the screen name Fezzik and reiterated that he is the Brute Squad.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Scalzi Gets Terribly Comfortable

Once again skipping the whole "comment thread" idea, Scalzi cuts straight to the chase. Why is he wearing a sock on his head? Was he burned by acid or something like that?

No, as the Man in Black says,

It's just that they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Twofer

The highly literate commenters at Football Outsiders are usually good for a Princess Bride reference, but they managed to get two unrelated ones into a single thread. First, commenter Tundrapat plays off a previous commenter's handle to to bring up Inigo's initiation of the rhyming game:

That Vizzini, he can fuss.

Later, commenter Eddo tosses in an abridged version of Inigo's classic:

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

Joe Posnanski Goes Back to the Beginning

Joe Posnanski took Goldman's Law to the next level, by shortcutting the whole "comment thread" thing and putting the Princess Bride quote right into the post title:

Vizzini, you told me to go back to the beginning.

The Origin of Goldman's Law

Well, I had to do a little bit of my own Google searching, but I tracked down the first time I used the term "Goldman's Law," back in another comment thread on the Whatever. Again, it was commenter Patrick M. who got the ball rolling with Vizzini's line that

Australia is entirely peopled with criminals

in comment #68 of this thread. Mr. Scalzi and I piled on in comments 74 and 75, leading me to coin the term in comment #95.

A kissing book?

On the Whatever, commenter Patrick M. cites in comment #9 (with a slight misquote, but we'll let it slide) the underrated line from The Grandson:

Is this a kissing book?