Monday, January 10, 2011

"The Gene"

The talk about Christopher Walken in this morning's post reminded me of one of my favorite movie roles of his, which reminded me of Denis Leary's part in the same movie, which happened to include (in my humble opinion) Denis Leary's finest cinematographic moment...

20 comments:

Britt said...

No. From Demolition Man:

You see, according to Cocteau's plan, I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think; I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener".

Joshkie said...

:-)

Alan J. said...

Disagree. His best line ever came from The Ref: "Great. I hijacked my f***in parents!"

Jim said...

That works for the same reason that The Boondock Saints works.

Jim

MonteG said...

"Sorry 'bout the toaster."

That's kinda awesome.

JD said...

I love that movie, I get it every couple of months from the library. To this day I still want a pair of "fish boots."

Ed Foster said...

You still have to YouTube up his entire "No Cure For Cancer". Stunningly funny. Nuts, but funny. The man is possessed on stage.

Anonymous said...

"The Gene"...

Hackman? Wilder? Kelly?

Oh, I get it...the Walken gene, as carried by Leary.

You got a thing for Denis? Me too (not like that you homophobic bastards!). One of the few screen guys that I might be able to tolerate in real life without having to kill him or myself.

AT

og said...

Never saw the movie, but I saw that scene acted out a bunch of damne times.

Tam said...

Og,

Suicide Kings is worth it. A thoroughly underappreciated little gem of a movie.

Cond0010 said...

Me too, Og.

Well... one time... in another movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ygf0WQuxyM

Oh look Frank! A Toaster!

Ancient Woodsman said...

BTW it is "Dr." Denis Leary now.

Serously. Read his book, "Why We Suck." See the diploma.

Sure it's honorary but still, he has the title.

Heh.

SpeakerTweaker said...

I picked up Suicide Kings on DVD in the $5 Bargain Bin. I was offended that it was even there.

"Sorry about the toaster." That's part of the reason that Denis Leary is my hero.



tweaker

Weer'd Beard said...

You got a Benz, all I got is a busket!

Anonymous said...

Minor problem with Denis Leary. He's pretty virulently anti-2nd amendment. See http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?ID=15.

Funny yes, gun friendly no.

Tam said...

Anon. 9:11,

So? I probably disagree with him on a bunch more issues, too.

I don't require my grocer to conform to my ideology on a point-for-point basis, so how come I should expect my jester to do so?

TJIC said...

Yeah, that is one of the best scenes ever.

Montie said...

Tam,

I'm with you on that.

Ed Foster said...

Plus, Leary is older than I am, which is scary. How the hell does he do it?

Or, since he's quite working class Irish, How the F--K does he do it?

Tam, e-mail me, please. We have gun stuff to do. I need you to shoot one or two of the 1911's until even your pinckie is crying carpal tunnel.

Anonymous said...

You have a point regarding a jester. I'm curious on your position regarding where the line gets drawn regarding rights? If we support a comedian who works against us and our cause, then where would you draw the line?

Not trying to be difficult, just trying to see where the line is. I myself would not go to a grocery store that prevents one from carrying concealed....

Your thoughts?