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Your problem is that you’re armed, you’re heavily armed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four female service members filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Pentagon’s ban on women serving in combat, hoping the move will add pressure to drop the policy just as officials are gauging the effect that lifting the prohibition will have on morale. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francco, the second one th year over the 1994 rule that bars women from being assigned to ground combat units, which are smaller and considered more dangerous since they are often in battle for longer periods. The legal effort comes less than a year after the ban on gays serving openly was lifted and as officials are surveying Marines about whether women would be a dtraction in ground combat units. Women compre 14 percent of the 1.4 million active military personnel. The lawsuit alleges that women are barred from 238,000 positions across the Armed Forces.

Movie Quoter’s token “Guy without a Pen” Kati Cawley hit it right on the head when we were talking about th around the Q water-cooler th morning: “I wonder if they knew they were hurting their cause by putting her (Marine Colleen Farrell above) up front?  Hubba hubba.”

As a fan of sexm, I have to agree with my esteemed colleague.  I’m not questioning their bravery and I’m certainly thankful for their service, but if you’re trying to argue that these women should be on the the front lines, why would you pick the only one you’d want to hook up with as your spokeswoman at the press conference? Any one of them in the back row, I’d gladly give a riffle, some grenades and a stern pat on the butt when I point to the battle field.   Lt. Farrell, however, you’ve just been promoted to General so you’ll have to call the shots from an undclosed location in Arizona.

Where I can give you the Aunt Jemima treatment:


Full Metal Sendup Showdown: Stripes vs. Rudolph


Because it’s the Chrtmas season now, I’ll probably have to go with the classic Rudolph mashup, but the music in the Stripes trailer combined with the shot of John Candy struggling on the rope climbing obstacle so masterfully done, they both deserve your consideration.

Egon lives on! Happy Birthday Harold Ramis

Harold Ram the greatest comic talent of the last 100 years to never star in h own movie. He’s shared the stage with Bill Murray in Stripes, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, but it as a writer that he’s a genius. Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Back to School, Animal House, Groundhog Day and Analyze Th. He also directed Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Analyze Th and National Lampoon’s Vacation. Always the straight man, while secretly the funniest guy in the room. Here’s a quick tribute to Harold at 68:

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“A Surprise Party? Whose Idea was this?” Bill Murray Turns 62

The Patron Saint of Movie Quoter, Mr. Bill Murray celebrating h 62nd birthday and what better way to celebrate than to have the self proclaimed Quote Master General himself, your ol’ Uncle Buck, to give you 62 big quotes from the King’s legendary career. Really, its “no big deal.”

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Morning Napalm: Everybody calls me Psycho

I think Paul Ryan gave a great speech last night, doing h part at the RNC, but wouldn’t it have been great if he just came out and said, “The name’s Paul Ryan, but everybody calls me ‘Psycho.” Any of you people call me ‘Franc,’ and I kill ya!”  He would have been taken away in a Silence of the Lambs hand truck but you sure wouldn’t have forgotten a word of h speech…


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