Saturday, August 11, 2007

Time for a new wallet ...

I've bought 3 of these at -- two of the black and one of the brown imprinted. I think this time I'm actually going for the authentic in-the-movie wallet ...

This is the opening page of The Hotel California:

Jules: You read the Bible?

Pumpkin: Not regularly.

Jules: There's a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you…"

Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
—Pulp Fiction

It is waking that understands sleep and not sleep that understands waking. There is an ignorance of evil that comes from being young: there is a darker ignorance that comes from doing it, as men by sleeping lose the knowledge of sleep.
—C.S. Lewis, Perelandra


That's probably the first time "bad mother fucker" and C.S. Lewis have been on the same page of one book, ever.


MLL said...

You ready for the Hammer the 'verse is gonna drop on you for being the first to mix such a cocktail?

I sure hope so.

Dan Moran said...

I'm brave. I'll risk it.

Thanks to Steve Perry, by the way, for explaining the highly technical "upload image" button in Blogger to me.

Steve Perry said...

Good look for the new-and-improved blog. Clean, functional, draws one's attention.

Two points, easy.

Anonymous said...

You know what's crazy, Dan? We have the same wallet. I got the black.

- Eric S, BFFC Interviewer.

Dan Moran said...

I've had 2 of the black -- draws less attention than the brown, which can be good when you're paying for things with a cop standing in line behind you ...