Once upon a time, the First Floor experimented with a “New and Featured Film and Audio” section, including a librarian’s desk and a TV. We were allowed to run a movie on the TV, on mute with closed captioning. But it had to be from that room and rated PG.
There weren’t any children’s titles in the room, and the newest and most interesting titles were always checked out. So I usually ran the same four or five movies repeatedly. (Okay, I’ll confess — I slipped in the occasional PG-13 during the low-traffic early hours.) Fortunately, I was busy enough that I wasn’t paying attention most of the time, and I never really got sick of them.
Yes, one of them was…
“What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.”
But I also spent a lot of quality time with…
“A shark ate your eye?”
“In Okinawa, all Miyagi know two things: fish and karate.”
“More amazing than the time Michael Jackson came over to your house to use the bathroom?”
“I wouldn’t give much for our chances, us running around in the middle of the night, looking for something that if we found it, it might kill us.”
Of course, everybody’s got a few movies they could recite on command. Outside of my time in that department, I’m notorious for never watching movies, and even I have a list–
“It’s in that place where I put that thing that time…?”
“We got five thousand dollars, we got five thousand dollars!”
“It’s one of my personal favorites, and I’d like to dedicate it to a young man who doesn’t think he’s seen anything good today.”
So even though I’m not a big movie person, I’m always up for some comedy, action, or horror. What movies could you watch a hundred times?
-Denise (with a little help from my friends)
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