The media-savvy among you will notice that the subtitle of today’s post is taken from Jerry Maguire’s job-ending manifesto in that eponymous film.
But don’t worry: I’m not free-fallin’. 😉
What I am interested in are the catchphrases that have entered our cultural lexicon; such as:
“Show me the money!” I think Cuba Gooding, jr. won his Academy Award based solely upon his delivery of this line. (Plus there some talk of air-drying and shoplifting as well).
“You had me at hello.” Who can forget Renee Zellweger (as Dorothy Boyd-Maguire) delivering this line. Aww! (Shoot me now).
Anyway, this post isn’t about Jerry Maguire, but about those things that have–because I’m a parent–entered my cultural lexicon.
About the things that I think, but have left unsaid. Until now.
(And if you’re at all like me, I know you’re wondering these things, too. Let me be your voice today).
What’s in Dora’s backpack that Swiper is always so keen on swiping? (My guess: drugs. And Boots is the mastermind. Either that, or he’s an undercover agent. In any case I heard he was the inspiration behind Suburban Auto Group’s successful “Trunk Monkey” ads. Or not).
Caillou. ‘Nuff said. (Whiny, bald-headed punk).
And don’t get me started on Arthur and D.W.! I mean if it’s your goal as a parent to let your kids learn how to whine, and squabble, by all means let ’em watch back-to-back episodes of Caillou and Arthur. Just sayin’.
One last one:
How can Emily Elizabeth and her family afford to keep Clifford in kibbles–and who picks up his big, red loads? I mean you would need a Caterpiller!
Anyway, these are but some fixtures of my cultural landscape. What’s in yours?