Tuesday, June 2, 2020

What If These Famous Quotes Had To Be Walked Back

 Best of the Tales:  This repeat post was first published in July of 2018.

Because of the president's disastrous Helsinki press conference with Russian "President" Putin, he [Donald Trump] had to walk back one of his comments 24 hours later that he has been getting a lot of criticism for saying.  And how did he walk the comment back?  Trump said he misspoke when he said, "I don't see any reason why it would be Russia".  He said he really meant to say, "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia."


give me 24 hours and I will tell you what I "really" meant to say
I was thinking, what if there were other famous statements made in the movies and in politics that had to be walked back 24 hours later to mean what they really intended to say. I wonder how that would have changed things.

Without further ado, what if the following statements were revised 24 hours later to what was really meant to have been said:

1.  Dirty Harry:  "Go ahead, don't make my day."
2.  Rhett Butler:  "Frankly, my dear, I give a damn."
3.  Moses:  "Don't let my people go."
4.  Jesus:  "Father, don't forgive them, for they know what they do."
5.  Tom Hanks:  "Are you crying?  There is crying in baseball."
6.  Apollo 13:  "Houston, we don't have a problem."
7.  JFK:  "Ask not, what your country can do for you.  Ask what you can't do for your country."
8.  Harry Truman:  "The buck doesn't stop here."
9.  Lou Gehrig:  "Today, I consider myself the unluckiest man on the face of the earth."
10. Cowardly Lion:  " I don't believe in spooks. I don't believe in spooks. I don't, I don't, I don't, I don't believe in spooks."
11.  Barack Obama: "If you like your doctor, you can't keep your doctor." "If you like your insurance, you can't keep your insurance."
12.  Donald Trump:  "We will build that wall and Mexico will not pay for it."  "Don't lock her up."  "#DMAGA  Don't make America great again."
13.  Casablanca:  "I'm not shocked, not shocked, to find there's gambling going on in here." "Don't round up the usual suspects." "Here is not looking at you, kid."
14.  George Washington: [don't look at me], "I did not chop down the cherry tree."
15.  Cool Hand Luke:  "What we've got here is not a failure to communicate."
16.  Ronald Reagan:  "Mr. Gorbachev, don't tear down this wall."
17.  In The Heat of the Night:  "They don't call me, Mr. Tibbs."
18.  Love Story:  "Love means having to say you are sorry."
19.  The Graduate:  "Not plastics."
20.  Airplane:  "Surely, you can't be serious."  "I am serious. And call me Shirley." 

With those 24 hour revisions, it's just not the same is it.  :-)

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