Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Soft Glow of Electric Sex

"Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian. "

"Uh, I think that says FRAGILE, dear. "

"Oh, yeah."
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"It's... it's... it's indescribably beautiful! It reminds me of the Fourth of July"

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"Would you look at that? Would you look at THAT?"

"What is it? "

"It's a leg!"

"But what is it?"

"Well, it's... A leg, you know, like a statue."

"Statue?"

"Yeah, statue."

"Yeah, statue."

"Ralphie!"

"My mother was trying to insinuate herself between us and the statue."
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In celebration of The Missus coming out with herveryown Major Award I decided to throw up a few memorable lines from the movie which spawned this delectable piece of Americana. I'm referring, of course, to the movie "A Christmas Story" that indescribably loveable time capsule of Christmas at a time gone by, now celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. The movie that later inspired the narrative style of "The Wonder Years" where a grown man narrates his awkward childhood experiences. There's an online store that carries all the best stuff from the film: the leg lamp, Life Bouy Soap, and of couse the Little Orphan Annie Secret Society decoder pin. You can find it all at A Christmas Story Shop.

The house that featured in the movie is still standing. It's been recently renovated and turned into a museum, complete with the soft glow of electric sex emanating from the front window. If you'll be near Cleveland this winter you should totally stop by A Christmas Story House.

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2 comments:

ChurchPunkMom said...

ah... the classics...

'mommy, can we watch that ralphie movie???'
'but dear, it's june..'

'That Girl' said...

we LOVE that movie. Love that line.