Monkeyshines

Waiting For The Beat To Kick In

While watching Harvey with Mrs. Monkeyshines recently, one of Elwood P. Dowd’s lines struck me as a nice complementary quote to the one in a Kurt Vonnegut book which I wrote about before. And since such thoughts seem appropriately Christmassy, and because I’ve been listening to Dan Le Sac/Scroobius Pip lately, I was minded to set down the quote. (Listen to the song below to understand the significance of the Scroobius Pip reference; NSFW due to swears. If you already got the reference, award yourself a gold star.)

“Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be’ – she always called me Elwood – ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.”


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