September102013
My favorite corner in the Met

My favorite corner in the Met

July272013

Expressing Disagreements by questioning

 

Allen: I wish I could ask Dad for advice.

Charlie: You’d go to Dad for marriage counseling? Allen, our father committed suicide to get away from our mother.

Allen: What are you talking about? Dad didn’t commit suicide. He died of food poisoning.

Charlie: I maintain that he knew that the fish was bad, but he kept eating it anyway.

 

—from Two and a Half Men, season 1

10PM

From seemingly disagreement to agreement:

 

Allen [ crying over his dead pet pig.]: Don’t you get it? I’m the pig.

Charlie[trying to sooth him]: Okay. I’m just asking, because your reaction doesn’t seem very healthy to me.

Allen: And what do you think would be healthy, Charlie?

Charlie: I don’t know. Why don’t we toss Porky into the ocean and go get bombed?

Charlie: How could you? How could you? [pause] Okay.  

                                                          — from Two and a Half Men, season 1

10PM

My Favorite Met Spots

10PM

Brilliant Coney Island Evening

July192013

Turn-taking strategies:

 

Alan: Charlie, a moment?

Charlie: Not now, Alan.

Alan: Uh, yeah, well, there’s a bit of a situation, and I’m afraid I’m gonna have to insist.

Charlie (to Chelsea, his girl friend) : I’d better talk to him. He’s about to go full fruit fly.

                                              — From Two and Half Men Episode 22, Season 6.

July182013

Part of the opening speech at the 2013 Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating competition.

In the beginning of the contest, the host was introducing Joey Chestnut, later who won his seventh straight championship on the contest.

4PM

Railway official. ‘You’d better not smoke, sir!’
Traveller. ‘That’s what my friends say.’
Railway official.  ‘But you mustn’t smoke, sir!’
Traveller. ‘So my doctor tells me.’
Railway official (indignantly). ‘But you shan’t smoke, sir!’
Traveller. ‘Ah! Just what my wife says.’
                      — From The best of Punch cartoons: 2,000 humor classics

Railway official. ‘You’d better not smoke, sir!’

Traveller. ‘That’s what my friends say.’

Railway official.  ‘But you mustn’t smoke, sir!’

Traveller. ‘So my doctor tells me.’

Railway official (indignantly). ‘But you shan’t smoke, sir!’

Traveller. ‘Ah! Just what my wife says.’

                      — From The best of Punch cartoons: 2,000 humor classics

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