So I went here last night to see The Maltese Falcon on the big screen under the stars, and it was wonderful (as was the slice of pizza I got here after the show). Sat with The Wife in a jolly comfortable loveseat, and everything was hunky-dory until this exchange:

Sam Spade (to Joel Cairo): “When you’re slapped, you’ll take it and like it!”

The Wife (to me): I’m going to use that line on you.



  1. Jonathan Webb says

    Coincidentally, I watched it on DVD last night. Amazing film which has a sensibility way ahead of its time.

    Goes well with "The Predictioneers Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future" by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita.

    Quo Con Gin.

  2. Matthew Lickona says

    A star fall/A phone call/It joins all/Synchronicity… It's amazing to think that the '50s came after this…

  3. cubeland mystic says


    That's twice she held your manhood cheap.

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