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Should auld acquaintance be forgot…

"What does this song mean? My whole life I don't know what this song means. Should auld acquaintance be forgot. Does that mean that we should forget old acquaintances, or does it mean if we happened to forget them, we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot?"

–Harry Burns, When Harry Met Sally, the best movie humanly possible


29 thoughts on “Should auld acquaintance be forgot…

  1. I love that movie!! I always loved the scene when they were on the karaoke machine in the store! And Cary Grant? That is one beautiful hunk of a man!

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  2. Jim and Muriel Blandings!! “For $1,300 they can live in a house with three bathrooms and rough it!”

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  3. Has anyone seen one of Cary Grant’s funniest movies “Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House”? It does not have Irene Dunn, but it is hilarious, especially the part when the wife, talking to the painter say, “I want a butter color, like early sunrise, and in here a rose, like the color of early evening, and in here I’d like a forest of deep coolness.” She walks away and the painter says to his helper, “Did you get that? Yellow, pink, and green”. And what about “Witness for the Prosecution”? I have watched that a hundred times and never get tired of it.

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  4. Okay, I have to chime in. I haven’t seen When Harry Met Sally in quite a long time, but now I have to put it on my Netflix list. And yes — Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, The Thin Man movies!! They are so great!

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  5. OMG, Cary Grant and Irene Dunne movies! The best. “My Favorite Wife” KILLS me. I watched part of “The Awful Truth” yesterday, too. AND “I Was A Male War Bride” is also hilarious but sans Irene Dunne. Plus also too (TM June) “The Thin Man” movies, although now I have veered off both Irene Dunne and Cary Grant, obv. And “It Happened One Night” … ok I have to stop now.

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  6. It’s funny what movies will speak to a person…I’ve seen WHMS once, maybe twice, and of course remember the lunch scene but not much else. On the other hand, I can quote “The Jerk” almost as readily as you can WHMS. Just today, when my new Qwest/Dex books were delivered, I was telling myself again “The new phone books are in, the new phone books are in…I’m SOMEBODY now!”
    Ah, well, different strokes. Maybe I’ll get WHMS from Netflix to see what I’ve been missing.

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  7. Okay, I know I am totally uncool, as I have only seen “Harry and Sally” once, when it came out. And I was clueless about the “baby fishmouth” reference. But how cool is it that I googled it and I got a page of references, plus a connection to the scene on YouTube!
    By the way, I was sad to hear that Bruno Kirby died last year. Hard to believe.

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  8. I watched that movie most everyday my freshman year in college. My roomie and I would pop it in the VCR and have it as background noise while we studied. I think I let it into my subconscious in ways I will never know.
    And yes…men and women CANNOT be just friends.
    They don’t make Sunday underwear because of God.

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  9. I watch Cary Grant movies and practically drool. Hands down, he is THE personification of handsome/sexy door movie star. I don’t remember the exact quote, but he once said something to the effect that he wished HE were Cary Grant. Guess it was made up for the screen, but what a guy. *slurp* Ok, drool towel activated. Not surprised Carrie was star struck. I would have been a gibbering idiot.

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  10. Why doesn’t Cary Grant ever call me? Actually, I just read Carrie Fisher’s latest book, and Cary Grant really did call her, several times. Even SHE was star struck.

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  11. Am I the only one who googled the quotes for that movie for a quick refresher? Yeah, I probably am.
    Tonight I watched “It Happened One Night.” Earlier I saw a couple of Irene Dunn/Cary Grant comedies. mmmmmmmmmm

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  12. When he brings Emily of Aunt Emily to the party! She bakes a 150 chocolate mousse pies a week.
    I have GOT to stop watching that movie.

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  13. Oh, Lee, you will be so sorry.
    Let’s see…
    Well, my all-time favorite line is “I want you to know, that I will NEVER want that wagon-wheel coffee table.”
    “Not once. It’s this very hard, cold Mexican ceramic tile.”
    “Here’s what I want. I want tomato juice, and I also want Bloody Mary mix–but a splash, just a splash. And I want a wedge of lime, but on the side.”
    Oh! Oh! And what about “I’m Ben Small, of the Coney Island Smalls.”

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  14. I haven’t seen this movie in it’s entirety. Did I spell that right? Oh how I wish we could do spell check on comments.
    Give us a few more lines, June.

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  15. Since the title of the song, Auld Lang Syne, means long, long ago or days gone by, I think it means if we’ve forgotten someone who we use to know. So maybe it’s to remember someone we haven’t thought of in a while? Just guessin’.

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  16. I love that movie there are so many great lines in that movie. I also love the museum scene where he has her talk in the weird foreign voice and she has to make her face all funky to do so.

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