Totally Quotable Clementine: overheard at a playdate edition


Not too long ago, I introduced Clementine to one of my favorite movies – a 1941 film by the name of Sullivan’s Travels. I guess it made an impact. This afternoon, Linette heard Clementine tell her friend Amelia that she wanted to play house as Veronica Lake, which, of course, made me feel incredibly proud, until I thought about the mental illness and the alcoholism.

[Speaking of Lake, who, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful women of all times, I was wondering if anyone out there might know how I could go about getting a video of her hour-long interview with Dick Cavett from 1972. I’m kind of scared to see it, as I have this image of her in my mind that I’d like to protect, but I feel compelled to see what she was like at the end of her life, after having fought addiction and mental illness for so many years.]

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  1. Edward
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Are you sure she didn’t say Ricki Lake?

  2. Christine M
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Preston Sturges is amazing. He was so far ahead of his time. I think of that movie often but never thought of showing it to Emma. Do you have it on video?

  3. T Timmons
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Are you sure she didn’t say Paul Drake, the eye liner wearing private detective “friend” of Perry Mason’s?

  4. John Galt
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    She said, “I’ll be Obama fake.” They were pretending to be his fake birth certificate!

  5. Eel
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    I’d be more proud if she said “I’ll be Plissken, Snake.”

  6. Ted
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Just thank God she didn’t say Black Jake.

    Have you seen that guy?

  7. Robert
    Posted January 21, 2011 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Mental illness and alcoholism are the spice of life.

  8. Robert
    Posted January 22, 2011 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I think she was aware of your evesdropping and decided to mess with you a little. This kid is how old? You are so finished, dude.

  9. Edward
    Posted January 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    I like the idea that they take turns playing Obabma’s non-existent birth certificate. Does the other one play Obama’s intact Muslim foreskin, or the part of his heart that he hates America with?

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