Category Archives: Significant Scenes

Is ‘Hasta La Vista, Baby’ a Bait-and-Switch?

Terminator 2: Judgment Day has a number of great lines, and probably the most famous is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s legendary delivery of “Hasta la vista, baby.” But I’ve started to wonder if it was originally intended as a bait-and-switch, meaning that … Continue reading

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How to Earn People’s Respect

I recently sat down with a couple of researchers who wanted to hear my opinion on banking. And I gave them an interview they’ll never forget. I told them that I didn’t trust banks or credit unions because of my … Continue reading

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Mr. Baseball and the Fear of Failure

What could be worse than failing? That’s easy. Being forced to fail over and over again without the dignity of at least being able to walk away in shame. Now that’s the stuff of nightmares. And that’s exactly how the … Continue reading

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The End of The Ten Commandments (1956) Is the End of the World

In a film packed with memorable moments, the creation of the 10 Commandments stands out as quite possibly the best scene in The Ten Commandments (1956). And not just because it is packed with Logos, spirituality, and drama. Another reason … Continue reading

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The Beast Died of a Broken Heart

Gaston may have shot him with an arrow and stabbed him in the back, but it was Beauty killed the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (1991). Continue reading

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The Best Cycling Scene of All Time

I grew up in a city in Washington State that was five miles from pretty much everything. To get to a grocery store, library, restaurant, or mall, I had to travel quite a ways. As a result, it was a … Continue reading

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Ultimate Suffering in Film

This article is not for the squeamish. The end of 2018 was not kind to me. I was bedridden for a week in September and then spent the final week of December suffering from a number of painful maladies. I … Continue reading

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