only the insane have strength enough to prosper. only the prosperous truly judge what is sane.


" was more of a small gasp they made."

Mark Steyn's review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is good enough in itself, but it contains a priceless bit about Christopher Lee:
Fortunately, pop Wonka is played by Christopher Lee — or, as one of my kids exclaimed, ‘It’s Count Dooku!’, that being the name of his splendid turn in Star Wars. Lee is having a grand old time at the moment, doing ten minutes in every blockbuster around. My favourite moment in the Lord of the Rings movies isn’t actually in any of the movies, but in one of those ‘the making of’ documentaries that appears on the DVD. It’s the scene where Saruman gets stabbed by Grima Wormtongue, and Lee explains to director Peter Jackson that the backstabbing sound isn’t quite right, because in his days with British Intelligence during the war he used to sneak up and stab a lot of Germans in the back and it was more of a small gasp they made. Jackson backs away cautiously.
Note to self: do not anger Mr Lee. Ever.

(via Pete, who is too lazy to create a blog)


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