All comes down to today

I don’t know what to say, really. Three minutes to the biggest battle of our professional lives. All comes down to today, and either, we heal as a team, or we’re gonna crumble. Inch by inch, play by play. Until we’re finished. We’re in hell right now, gentlemen. Believe me. And, we can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb outta hell… one inch at a time. Now I can’t do it for ya, I’m too old. I look around, I see these young faces and I think, I mean, I’ve made every wrong choice a middle-aged man can make. I, uh, I’ve pissed away all my money, believe it or not. I chased off anyone who’s ever loved me. And lately, I can’t even stand the face I see in the mirror. You know, when you get old, in life, things get taken from you. I mean, that’s… that’s… that’s a part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losin’ stuff. You find out life’s this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game – life or football – the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don’t quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They’re in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when add up all those inches, that’s gonna make the fucking difference between winning and losing! Between living and dying! I’ll tell you this, in any fight it’s the guy whose willing to die whose gonna win that inch. And I know, if I’m gonna have any life anymore it’s because I’m still willing to fight and die for that inch, because that’s what living is, the six inches in front of your face. Now I can’t make you do it. You’ve got to look at the guy next to you, look into his eyes. Now I think ya going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. Your gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team, because he knows when it comes down to it your gonna do the same for him. That’s a team, gentlemen, and either, we heal, now, as a team, or we will die as individuals. That’s football guys, that’s all it is. Now, what are you gonna do?

Any Given Sunday (1999) – Tony D’Amato (Al Pacino)

Jonathan Trager died last night

Dean: Jonathan Trager, prominent television producer for ESPN, died last night from complications of losing his soul mate and his fiancee. He was 35 years old. Soft-spoken and obsessive, Trager never looked the part of a hopeless romantic. But, in the final days of his life, he revealed an unknown side of his psyche. This hidden quasi-Jungian persona surfaced during the Agatha Christie-like pursuit of his long reputed soul mate, a woman whom he only spent a few precious hours with. Sadly, the protracted search ended late Saturday night in complete and utter failure. Yet even in certain defeat, the courageous Trager secretly clung to the belief that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. Uh-uh. But rather, its a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan. Asked about the loss of his dear friend, Dean Kansky, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and executive editor of the New York Times, described Jonathan as a changed man in the last days of his life. „Things were clearer for him,“ Kansky noted. Ultimately Jonathan concluded that if we are to live life in harmony with the universe, we must all possess a powerful faith in what the ancients used to call „fatum“, what we currently refer to as destiny.

Serendipity (2001)

Let me try not to think.

„There is no such thing as a good influence, Mr. Gray. All influence is immoral–immoral from the scientific point of view.“
„Why?“
„Because to influence a person is to give him one’s own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of some one else’s music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly–that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one’s self. Of course, they are charitable. They feed the hungry and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion–these are the two things that govern us. And yet–“
„Just turn your head a little more to the right, Dorian, like a good boy,“ said the painter, deep in his work and conscious only that a look had come into the lad’s face that he had never seen there before.
„And yet,“ continued Lord Henry, in his low, musical voice, and with that graceful wave of the hand that was always so characteristic of him, and that he had even in his Eton days, „I believe that if one man were to live out his life fully and completely, were to give form to every feeling, expression to every thought, reality to every dream–I believe that the world would gain such a fresh impulse of joy that we would forget all the maladies of mediaevalism, and return to the Hellenic ideal– to something finer, richer than the Hellenic ideal, it may be. But the bravest man amongst us is afraid of himself. The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the
self-denial that mars our lives. We are punished for our refusals. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place also. You, Mr. Gray, you yourself, with your rose-red youth and your rose-white boyhood, you have had
passions that have made you afraid, thoughts that have fined you with terror, day-dreams and sleeping dreams whose mere memory might stain your cheek with shame–“
„Stop!“ faltered Dorian Gray, „stop! you bewilder me. I don’t know what to say. There is some answer to you, but I cannot find it. Don’t speak. Let me think. Or, rather, let me try not to think.“

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde

To die…

Hunter Patch Adams: Death. To die. To expire. To pass on. To perish. To peg out. To push up daisies. To push up posies. To become extinct. Curtains, deceased, Demised, departed And defunct. Dead as a doornail. Dead as a herring. Dead as a mutton. Dead as nits. The last breath. Paying a debt to nature. The big sleep. God’s way of saying, „Slow down.“
Bill Davis: To check out.
Hunter Patch Adams: To shuffle off this mortal coil.
Bill Davis: To head for the happy hunting ground.
Hunter Patch Adams: To blink for an exceptionally long period of time.
Bill Davis: To find oneself without breath.
Hunter Patch Adams: To be the incredible decaying man.
Bill Davis: Worm buffet.
Hunter Patch Adams: Kick the bucket.
Bill Davis: Buy the farm.
Hunter Patch Adams: Take the cab.
Bill Davis: Cash in your chips.

Patch Adams (1998)

To be, or not to be

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover’d country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action. – Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remember’d.

William Shakespeare

Pri kraju leta, u strašnoj zapari…

Pri kraju leta, u strašnoj zapari, Isakovič je živeo, tako, teškim životom, od danas do sutra, jednako uveren da se iz ovog rata neće vratiti. Ćutljiv, video je sve što se oko njega dešava i gorko se kajao što je uopšte tražio viši čin. Bilo je jasno da se vremena turskih ratova više neće vratiti, i da su njegov i Vuičev i Horvatov puk, Karlu šesta briga.
Nepoznata zemlja, po kojoj je ratovao, sasvim ga je zamorila, a imao je i mnogo mrtvih. Sastanak sa onom matorom Princezom grizao ga je u mozgu kao neki crv, a nekoliko dana bilo mu je nezimerno žao svoga sluge Arkadija, čije mrtvo telo nije nađeno, kao ni ona njegova dva konja. Svakako da su seljaci bili našli i opljačkali mrtvaca, konje odveli, a leš, možda, bacili u Rajnu.
Isakovič je, bar je on tako mislio, završavao svoj život, tu, pred Štrasburgom. Njegove teške čizme behu izgubile svaku boju, a njegove čakšire, natrag kao džak, svaki oblik. On ih je krpio sam. Od hoda, vetrova i Sunca beše u licu došao kao bakar, zadrigo i očvrsnuo od napora. Opet se činjaše kao puno, teško bure, sa velikim svojim trbuhom. Omatoreo sasvim, počeo je ipak, posle dva dana spavanja, da čkilji za seljankama, kraj sve tuge u duši. Misleći da će umreti, beše se raznežio, ali je konje udarao pesnicom.
Nije se uopšte brijao i lice mu zato bi mirnije, skoro blagog izraza. Tek kada i njegovom puku dodeliše jednog katoličkog sveštenika, njegove žute oči, sa malim, crnim tačkicama, dobiše neki grozničavi sjaj, koji na putu nisu imale. Govoreći drukčije nego svi njegovi oficiri, blagočestivo, kao pop, birao je tih dana Ijude, koje je mislio da treba otpustiti kućama. »Pročitaite sie so userdiem, — reče kapetanu Antonoviču, predajući mu spisak odabranika — i ispravljaite me, ašče negde pogrešenii obreščete. Napišite: črez Lorenu rukoju voenuju proidoše i voevaše; domu priidoše, i pri nem v službah voenih biti…« U stvari, bilo mu je žao, što, šaljući svoje Ijude u Varadin, ne može da ih, tako, svojim kitnjastim potpisom uputi u Rusiju.
Jer, mučen bolešću o kojoj nije hteo da brine, a razočaran u svom iščekivanju proizvodstva, doveden do besnila teškoćama oko nabavke brašna i mesa za vojnike, čestnjejši Isakovič, za vreme tog primirja, pred Štrasburgom, ležeći u svojoj jazbini, najposle konačno uvide da je postao smešan i uzaludan, kao neki matori, odebljao pop, koji jednako popuje, ali koji u stvari nije više ni za šta. Kao što to biva u početku starosti, pred njim se jasno ukaza bezdana praznina, u kojoj nema ničega.
Polazeći u ovaj rat, četvrti put u svom životu viđajući smrt, on se nadaše pri polasku da će se nešto najposle svršiti i ispuniti, što se eto nikada ne svršava. U nekoj vanrednoj vojsci, u nekoj divljoj bici, mišljaše da će se pojaviti on i njegovi Ijudi, silni, proslavljeni i nagrađeni nečim, što nije znao šta će biti, ali što je zamišljao, kao nešto osobito prijatno i značajno, i za njega i za njih. Pošavši, on je ostavljao za sobom brige, koje mu tog proleća naročito dodijaše, svađu s bratom oko ženinog novca, bolesno dete, krastavo po celom telu, otužnu ženu koju više nije mogao da savlada, najposle celo to selo, u blatu, pod Varadinom, što je počelo da nabija kuće od zemlje. Tužakajući se svaki dan, očekujući od njega i da mu da jesti, i da mu nađe balvane i grede, i da ga upiše u vojsku, seljakajući se pri tom i bežeći od njega u starija sela i bogatija, okolna naselja. Mučeći se poslednjih dana, pred polazak, oko kopanja bunara, tražeći pijaću vodu, i oko dizanja crkve nasred sela, Isakovič ode rado, uveren da je to sve bedno i ništavno, a da je ono što ga u ratu čeka, silovito i svetlo i može da se završi nečim divnim, i za njega, i za sve te njegove ljude.
Pred polazak, život mu beše dodijao ne samo zbog nemaštine i bede koju je sretao u svojoj kući, u svojim kolibama, svojim oborima i u celoj okolini svoga sela, duž reke, sve do Varadina, već i zbog neprijatnosti što ih je imao sa markizom Gvadanji, komandantom Oseka, radeći na novoj raspodeli slavonskih sela, upleten u isto vreme u moljakanje i pismene peticije patrijarha Šakabente. Tako da mu se činjaše da svi, kao i on, osećaju uzaludnost svega toga što žive, što se naseljavaju, što tumaraju, što leleču i što se plode, tu duž Dunava. Iz maglovitih isparavanja baruština i blata, Iz jedne neizmerne patnje, koja se ponavljala svaki dan, pri seobama, pri davljenju stoke, pri oranju u blatištu i po slatinama, činilo mu se da će odjahati na neki visok breg, u proletno, toplo jutro, gde će dobiti nešto što će im svima pomoći, što će ih sve razveseliti. Predosećajući da se neće vratiti, ipak je pomišljao da će pri povratku, kad siđu na drugoj strani toga, što mu se činjaše kao breg, jahati kući svi zadovoljni, nalazeći sve izmenjeno i radosno. Decu i ženu ostavljaše u bratovljevoj kući spokojno, a što se tiče naselja, i onih što ostadoše na domu, činilo mu se da će možda i o njima neko brinuti, tako da će ih zateći u visokom žitu, što je već i u ravnici nicalo, oslobođene pomora i boleština. Krađe i ubistva, o kojima je imao kod svoje kuće svaki dan da raspravlja, mislio je da će zaboraviti, a nad svim tim njegovim vojnicima, i kolima, duž celog puta na ratište, nadao se da će biti ispružena kao neka Božja ili ćesarska ruka. Zato je naročito pazio da se lepo ispišu imena i stanje pojedinih sela i četa, u popisu koji je Komesar imao da pošalje, po naročitom kuriru, Ratnom Savetu u Beč.
Odrastao uz oca koji je još Savojskom prodavao stoku i koji je svu svoju decu, braću, rodbinu, i sva svoja kumstva i poznanstva terao u austrijsku vojsku koja je potiskivala Turke, imao je u mladosti čak i lep život u toj vojsci. Mažen i često nagrađen, on je nosio u sebi neki maglovit, ali duboki pojam sreće i zadovoljstva, u nadi da će se sve to ratovanje svršiti nekim opštim mirom, u kom će i on, i njegovi srodnici i poznanici, i svi njegovi vojnici biti odeveni u neko naročito svečano i gizdavo odelo, pa će tako, u krug, obići ratište i carevinu, na vidik celome svetu, koji će uzviknuti: gle, Srbi!
Pod uticajem očevih obećanja, koji mu je punio glavu o povratku u popaljenu i poklanu, opustelu Serbiu, on je u vojsci živeo ne samo u miru, već i u sva tri svoja rata, bezbrižno i zadovoljno, očekujući jednako nešto prijatno što će svima njima da se dogodi. Tek posle očeve smrti, zapadajući sve dublje u taj vojnički život, naseljavanja, popisivanja, gomilanja Ijudi i stoke, po tvrđavama i vojnički raspoređenim selima, Isakovič oseti da ništa bolje ne biva i tek tada primeti oko sebe blatišta i baruštine, bedu svojih Ijudi, život, svaki dan isti čemerni život, u selima i šančevima, po kućama na vodi, po kolibama i oborima, po rupama iskopanim u zemlji…

Miloš Crnjanski – Seobe

The Simpsons – priceless moments

Homer: Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.

Lionel Hutz: Well, he’s kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace “accidentally” with “repeatedly” and replace “dog” with “son.”

Homer: Here’s to alcohol, the cause of — and solution to — all life’s problems.

Ned Flanders: I’ve done everything the Bible says — even the stuff that contradicts the other stuff!

Milhouse: Remember the time he ate my goldfish? And you lied and said I never had goldfish. Then why did I have the bowl Bart? Why did I have the bowl?

Ralph: Me fail English? That’s unpossible.

Comic Book Guy: Last night’s “Itchy and Scratchy Show” was, without a doubt, the worst episode ever. Rest assured, I was on the Internet within minutes, registering my disgust throughout the world.

Homer: When will I learn? The answers to life’s problems aren’t at the bottom of a bottle, they’re on TV!

Homer: Books are useless! I only ever read one book, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! Sure it taught me not to judge a man by the color of his skin…but what good does *that* do me?

Homer: Old people don’t need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.

Homer: Lisa, vampires are make-believe, like elves, gremlins, and Eskimos.

Sideshow Bob: No children have ever meddled with the Republican Party and lived to tell about it.

Homer: Son, a woman is like a beer. They smell good, they look good, you’d step over your own mother just to get one! But you can’t stop at one. You wanna drink another woman!

Krusty the Clown: And now, in the spirit of the season: start shopping. And for every dollar of Krusty merchandise you buy, I will be nice to a sick kid. For legal purposes, sick kids may include hookers with a cold.

Sideshow Bob: Attempted murder? Now honestly, what is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for attempted chemistry?

Superintendent Chalmers: I’ve had it with this school, Skinner. Low test scores, class after class of ugly, ugly children…

Troy McClure: Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about!

Bart: I didn’t think it was physically possible, but this both sucks *and* blows.

Homer: How could you?! Haven’t you learned anything from that guy who gives those sermons at church? Captain Whatshisname? We live in a society of laws! Why do you think I took you to all those Police Academy movies? For fun? Well, I didn’t hear anybody laughing, did you? Except at that guy who made sound effects. Makes sound effects and laughs. Where was I? Oh yeah! Stay out of my booze.

Homer: Marge, you being a cop makes you the man! Which makes me the woman — and I have no interest in that, besides occasionally wearing the underwear, which as we discussed, is strictly a comfort thing.

Lionel Hutz: This is the greatest case of false advertising I’ve seen since I sued the movie “The Never Ending Story.”

Krusty the Clown: Kids, we need to talk for a moment about Krusty Brand Chew Goo Gum Like Substance. We all knew it contained spider eggs, but the hantavirus? That came out of left field. So if you’re experiencing numbness and/or comas, send five dollars to antidote, PO box…

Nelson: Shoplifting is a victimless crime. Like punching someone in the dark.

Principal Skinner: Fire can be our friend; whether it’s toasting marshmallows or raining down on Charlie.

Homer: Oh, I’m in no condition to drive. Wait a minute. I don’t have to listen to myself. I’m drunk.

Sideshow Bob: Your guilty consciences may make you vote Democratic, but secretly you all yearn for a Republican president to lower taxes, brutalize criminals, and rule you like a king!

Homer: I’m going to the back seat of my car, with the woman I love, and I won’t be back for ten minutes!

Apu: Yes! I am a citizen! Now which way to the welfare office? I’m kidding, I’m kidding. I work, I work.

Frink: Brace yourselves gentlemen. According to the gas chromatograph, the secret ingredient is… Love!? Who’s been screwing with this thing?

Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true!

There’s nothing left to die

What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don’t live up until their death. They don’t honor their own lives, they piss on their lives. They shit them away. Dumb fuckers. They concentrate too much on fucking, movies, money, family, fucking. Their minds are full of cotton. They swallow God without thinking, they swallow country without thinking. Soon they forget how to think, they let others think for them. Their brains are stuffed with cotton. They look ugly, they talk ugly, they walk ugly. Play them the great music of the centuries and they can’t hear it. Most people’s deaths are a sham. There’s nothing left to die.

Charles Bukowski

People I respect – Jon Stewart

Zahvaljujuci kablovskoj konacno mozemo pratiti i ovakve programe, i kao nekome ko je o njemu, Leno-u, Lettermanu, Clobertu i ostalima mogao samo kroz tekst i eventualno po neki klip saznati nesto vise to mnogo znaci.

JonStewart

Jon Stewart (rodjen Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz). Covek me odusevljava… zaista mi u zivotu nedostaje taj nivo i ta vrsta humora… politicki humor, ali vrhunski… ne svodi se sve na satiranje Velje jer je psovac vec se lep i detaljno „na naucnoj osnovi“ unistava onaj ko je predmet radnje u toj emisiji.
Aktuelan, elokventan, kreativan. Svaku situaciju iskoristava do tacno one zdrave granice koju ne treba prelaziti.
Nacin na koji „secira“ ljude i situacije, prosto je fascinantan.
Kako me posao, tj. onaj njegov deo koji se direktno vezuje za materijalna dobra, tera da budem u toku sa dogadjajima u USA, krajem 2004. imao sam prilike medju prvima dobiti kopiju najbolje epizode emisije Crossfire, jedne od, tada najpopularnijih emisija politickih emisija. Voditelji Robert Novak i Tucker Carlson dovodili su 2 gosta i stavljali ih u unakrsnu vatru, krajnje neprijatnim pitanjima… A onda su napravili kardinalnu gresku i pozvali Jon-a u emisiju.. samog… 2 na 1… Covek je za 13 minuta i 50ak sekundi unistio obojicu do te mere da je posle par meseci show i potpuno ugasen. O tome moze da se prica, ali bolje procitajte transkript ili pogledajte snimak.
Brilijantan showman, novinar, komicar, sa uvek izuzetnom selekcijom sadrzaja i gostiju u emisiji. Jedan od ljudi zbog kojih vredi gledati CNN.

Citati sa dodele Oskara 2006 koju je vodio:
„Good evening everybody. Ladies, gentlemen…uhh…Felicity…“
„For those keeping score: Three 6 Mafia: 1; Martin Scorsese: 0.“
„I’m surprised Cinderella Man didn’t win Best Make-up. Imagine the difficulty of making Russell Crowe look like he’d been in a fight.“
„Tonight we celebrate excellence in film…with me…the fourth male lead from Death to Smoochy. Rent it.“
„Björk couldn’t be here tonight. She was trying on her Oscar dress and Dick Cheney shot her.“
„If there’s anyone out there involved in illegal movie piracy… don’t do it. Take a good look at these people. These are the people you’re stealing from. Look at them! Face what you’ve done! There are women here who can barely afford enough gown to cover their breasts.“

Izbori 2000:
„I was not elected to serve one party.“ — George W. Bush (video overlay)
„You were not elected.“ — Jon Stewart
„I have something else to ask you, to ask every American. I ask you to pray for this great nation.“ — Bush „We’re way ahead of you.“ — Stewart

Izbori 2004:
„In South Carolina, Senator John Edwards won handily, fulfilling his promise to win every state he was born in.“
„When did our elections become the Special Olympics? You’re not all winners. Not everyone gets a hug. You guys got crushed.“ [on the exuberant losers of the New Hampshire primary]
„Please explain to me why John Kerry sounds more dickish telling the truth than Bush sounds when he’s lying. How is that possible?“

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