Squish, Big T, Chicken, Mate and I watched Blues Brothers tonight, and the following things were said:
Squish: Is that Princess Leia with a rifle?
Chicken: Technically it's a Bazooka.
Big T: Isn't a rocket launcher?
Squish: But it IS Princess Leia, right?
Chicken and Big T: Yes-- yes it is. She's not a bad shot.
Mate: This guy singing "Boom boom boom boom" is really important. Who is he?
Mate: Oh-- here it is. John Lee Hooker!
Me: Oh-- that guy really was important.
Me: I don't have my glasses on-- was that Bill Murray?
Mate: No, that's not Bill Murray!
Me: Well, he had Bill Murray's inflection! Who the hell was he?
Mate, after appropriate Google-fu: Hm. Well, he's a stunt man. Who was in a bunch of movies in little bit parts. He testified in court that Robert Blake offered him money to kill his wife, and died when he got T-boned at an intersection by another stuntman. In Rancho Cordova (which is a neighboring suburb to Citrus Heights, sort of.)
Me and the kids: o.o O.O 0.0 *.* Uh, wow. So, uh… now we know.
Squish: Who's that woman?
Me: Aretha Franklin--be respectful, her name is sacred in the house of the blues.
Chicken: And she's about to sing a hymn.
Me: Hey, Squish, there's the Picasso we saw in Chicago!
Squish: Oh yeah! They had that back then?
Me: According to all the guides, yes they did.
Squish: Wait-- what year was this?
Squish: Then didn't they know better?
Squish: The Illinois Nazis? Didn't they know that was bad?
Me: Well, most of the GOP doesn't know today, so I guess not.
Squish: That's sad.
Me: It sure is.
Me: You know, Squish, this whole movie started with a bit that Jake and Elwood--I mean John Belushi and Dan Akroyd-- did on stage. Wanna see?
Squish: They're really good-- and so entertaining. I think it's great that they got their own movie!
Me: Yes-- I think that was a sound movie investment, myself. Especially since Chicago was having a run on police cars at the time.