Archive for December, 2011

In the song “Something Happened On The Way To Heaven” by Phil Collins, there’s a line that says:

“I don’t know; I don’t have all the answers.”

I heard the song not too long ago, and I’ve thought of that line several times recently when I’ve been tempted to fret over something that’s out of my control. I find just thinking of those words freeing; I feel like the singer is saying he’s not holding himself to that impossible standard of understanding everything that’s going on in his life. At the same time, the way Phil sings that line – in my mind anyway – it sounds optimistic, as if he’s responding to someone who’s trying to bring him down (you know, like those fretting voices in your head) by admitting his shortcoming, but not being held back by it.

Great job, Phil!

favorite A-Team scenes

Posted: December 22, 2011 in favorite-scenes, quotes, Television

Two of my favorite A-Team quotes/scenes from the episode Bounty:

1) Murdock is abducted at gunpoint from the hospital. As the kidnappers are driving away, Murdock rambles on – in typical Murdock fashion – but his nonsensical chatter makes one of the kidnappers furious. He finally snaps at Murdock, “Are you crazy?!” Murdock replies, quite logically, “Of COURSE I’m crazy. You got me out of the Psychiatric Ward at the VA hospital, stupid!” 😀

2) The others are racing against the clock to find Murdock, and Hannibal wants Face to scam some info they need in less than five minutes. Face agrees, but he says that he’ll need BA’s help. BA scoffs that he’s “no good at running scams.” Face replies that he’ll do all the work; “All you do is enter on cue and say what I tell you… It’s just like being an actor.”

At this Face looks at Hannibal, who turns to look back at Face. Their wordless exchange is a clever instance of how, while the show doesn’t break the fourth wall, they sure are pushing on it! (Plus, the scene makes me wonder whether they’re making a dig at someone on the cast or crew…)