Stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen!

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By: Bill Paxton
Characters: Private Hudson
From: Aliens

Context:
Bill Paxton as Private Hudson in James Cameron's 1986 sci-fi epic Aliens. Hudson - while doing a satellite sweep - thinks he's found a group of missing colonists on a mining colony set on a distant moon. What he actually found were incubated and/or dead colonists, along with a pack of not so friendly alien creatures.

God dammit, I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good. Let the boy in there major!

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By: Barry Corbin
Characters: General Beringer
From: WarGames

Context:
Barry Corbin as General Beringer said this to skeptical colleagues who were preventing computer hacker Matthew Broderick from trying to shut down an A.I.-enhanced computer system in John Badham's 1983 film WarGames. The system - called "WOPR," short for War Operation Plan Response - was based at a NORAD command center in Washington State and was attempting to start Global Thermonuclear War as part of a computer simulation gone wrong.

You'd have better luck picking up a turd from its clean end.

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By: Michael Cudlitz
Characters: Sgt. Abraham Ford
From: The Walking Dead

Context:
Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) says this to Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) during The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 14, titled "Twice as Far," which originally aired March 20, 2016. Ford says in response to Eugene calling dibs to eliminating the threat from an approaching walker.

Let me ask you a question. When you were pouring the bisquick, were you tryin’ to make pancakes?

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By: Michael Cudlitz
Characters: Sgt. Abraham Ford
From: The Walking Dead

Context:
Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) asks the question to Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) during The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 11, titled "Knots Untie," which originally aired February 28, 2016. Ford, who's reevaluating his own relationships with women, seems shocked that Rhee and his wife Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) are purposing looking to have a child in the world as it exists, in its post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled state.

  • "Look deep within yourself and you will find the answer. Especially on September 9."
  • "You're cute when you're desperate for information."
  • "The only hint I can give you right now is a hint of lime. And that there's a big announcement on September 9."
  • "I can neither confirm nor deny that I am not authorized either to confirm or deny that I cannot disclose anything that you would then have to confirm. In any case, I would deny it. Got it?"
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Characters: SIRI

Context:
Apple Computer sent out a media invitation for the company's upcoming product launch event on September 9, 2015. On the invite, Apple wrote "Hey Siri, give us a hint," regarding what products and technologies will be revealed at the event.

Apple programmed these responses to the phrase "Siri give me a hint".

In past years, Apple has held its media events at its corporate headquarters in Cupertino or at Moscone West in San Francisco. In 2015 the event was held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

I don’t have any money if that’s what you’re after. And I’m not one of those girls that does weird stuff in bed because they think they have to. If you’re a gay guy looking for a beard, I don’t do that anymore. And if you’re trying to harvest my organs and sell them, I have an uncle who’s a cop so don’t even try it.

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By: Tina Fey

Context:
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon on the NBC show 30 Rock. (Season 1, 2006, Episode 11)

We use the guillotine in this country [France]. I have always imagined that the blade, coming down, causes no more than a slight tickling sensation on the back of the neck. It is only a guess, of course... I hope none of you ever finds out for certain.

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By: Jacques Marin
Characters: Police Inspector Edouard Grandpierre
From: Charade

Context:
Inspector Grandpierre (played by Jacques Marin) said that line to Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) and Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn), while investigating the murder of the mysterious Charles Lampert in Stanley Donen's classic whodunit Charade.