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(partly voice-over) "Beware the beast man, for he
is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport
or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his
brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make
a desert of his home and yours. Shun him, for he is the harbinger
"...Now I want you to remember that no bastard
ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the
other poor dumb bastard die for his country. Men, all this stuff
you've heard about America not wanting to fight - wanting to stay
out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans traditionally love
to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were
kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner,
the big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love
a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all
the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed.
That's why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war, because
the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans. Now, an
army is a team - it lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality
stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff
about individuality for the Saturday Evening Post don't know
anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating. Now,
we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit, and the best
men in the world. You know, by God, I actually pity those poor bastards
we're goin' up against. By God, I do. We're not just gonna shoot
the bastard, we're going to cut out their living guts and use them
to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy
Hun bastards by the bushel. Now, some of you boys, I know, are wondering
whether or not you'll chicken out under fire. Don't worry about it.
I can assure you that you will all do your duty. The Nazis are the
enemy. Wade into them, spill their blood, shoot them in the belly.
When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was
your best friend's face, you'll know what to do. Now there's another
thing I want you to remember. I don't want to get any messages saying
that we are holding our position. We're not holding anything. Let
the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we're not interested
in holding onto anything except the enemy. We're going to hold onto
him by the nose and we're gonna kick him in the ass. We're gonna
kick the hell out of him all the time and we're gonna go through
him like crap through a goose. Now, there's one thing that you men
will be able to say when you get back home, and you may thank God
for it. Thirty years from now when you're sitting around your fireside
with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: 'What did you do
in the Great World War II?', you won't have to say: 'Well, I shoveled
s--t in Louisiana.' All right now, you sons-of-bitches, you know
how I feel - and I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into
battle anytime, anywhere. That's all."
(voice-over) "There was me. That
is, Alex and my three droogs. That is, Pete, Georgie and Dim. And
we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our razoodocks
what to do with the evening. The Korova Milkbar sold milk-plus, milk
plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking.
This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old
(singing) ''Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome. Fremde,
Etranger, Stranger. Glucklich zu sehen. Je suis enchante. Happy to
see you. Bleibe, Reste, Stay. Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome. lm
Cabaret, Au Cabaret, To Cabaret."
"I believe in America. America
has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion.
I gave her freedom, but I taught her never to dishonor her family.
She found a boyfriend, not an Italian. She went to the movies with
him. She stayed out late. I didn't protest. Two months ago, he took
her for a drive, with another boyfriend. They made her drink whiskey.
And then they tried to take advantage of her. She resisted. She kept
her honor. So they beat her like an animal. When I went to the hospital,
her nose was a'broken, her jaw was a'shattered, held together by
wire. She couldn't even weep because of the pain. But I wept. Why
did I weep? She was the light of my life - beautiful girl. Now she
will never be beautiful again."
"Come on, boys! The way you're lolly-gaggin'
around here with them picks and them shovels, you'd think it was
120 degrees. It can't be more than 114. (laughter) Dock that
chink a day's pay for nappin' on the job."
- "What's your name again?"
old joke: Uh, two elderly women are at a Catskill Mountain resort.
And one of 'em says: 'Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.'
The other one says: 'Yeah, I know. And such small portions.' Well,
that's essentially how I feel about life. Full of loneliness and
misery and suffering and unhappiness, and it's all over much too
(partly voice-over) "It is, after all, only eight
years since we began. Not a long time. But the secrecy, the shroud
of paranoid security to which we've had to adjust, have made it seem
longer. This morning, at exactly 5:18 am, here at ICON's Institute
for Data Analysis, we installed the final module on the artificial
intelligence system which we call Proteus Four. Today a new dimension
has been added to the concept of the computer. Today Proteus Four
will begin to think. And it will think with a power and a precision
that will make obsolete many of the functions of the human brain.
Okay, Peggy. End of notes for the next meeting of the ICON executive
(ordering pizza) - "Hi ya, Tony. Two
(scrolling text) "A long time ago, in a galaxy
far, far away... Episode IV, A NEW HOPE It is a period of civil war.
Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first
victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel
spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon,
the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy
an entire planet. Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Princess
Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans
that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy...."
- "I'm going back to Australia. I might never see
(voice-over) "In the decade of
the 1930s, even the great city of Metropolis was not spared the ravages
of the world-wide depression. In the times of fear and confusion,
the job of informing the public was the responsibility of the Daily
a great metropolitan newspaper, whose reputation for clarity and
truth had become a symbol of hope for the city of Metropolis."
(narrated prologue) "Long ago,
the great Frith made the world. He made all the stars, and the world
lived among the stars. Frith made all the animals and the birds,
and at first, made them all the same. Now, among the animals was
El-Ahrairah, the Prince of rabbits. He had many friends, and they
all ate grass together. But after a time, the rabbits wandered everywhere,
multiplying and eating as they went. Then Frith said to El-Ahrairah,
'Prince Rabbit, if you cannot control your people, I shall find ways
to control them.' But El-Ahrairah would not listen and said to Frith,
'My people are the strongest in the world.' This angered Frith, so
he determined to get the better of El-Ahrairah. He gave a present
to every animal and bird, making each one different from the rest.
When the fox came and others, like the dog and the cat, hawk and
weasel, to each of them, Frith gave a fierce desire to hunt and slay
the children of El-Ahrairah. Then, El-Ahrairah knew that Frith was
too clever for him, and he was frightened. He had never before seen
the Black Rabbit of Death. 'My friend,' said Frith, 'Have you seen
El-ahrairah? For I wish to give him a gift.' 'No, I have not seen
him.' So, Frith said, 'Come out, and I will bless you instead.'
'No, I cannot. I am busy. The fox and weasel are coming. If you want
to bless me, you will have to bless my bottom.' 'Very well. Be it
so.' And El-Ahrairah's tail grew shining white, and it flashed like
a star. And his back legs grew long and powerful. And he tore across
the hill faster than any creature in the world. 'All the world will
be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies. And whenever
they catch you, they will kill you. But first, they must
catch you...digger, listener, runner. Prince
with the swift warren. Be cunning and full of tricks and
your people will never be destroyed.'"
(voice-over) "Saigon. S--t!
I'm still only in Saigon. Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back
in the jungle. When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd
wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until
I said 'yes' to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there. When
I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle. I'm
here a week now. I'm waiting for a mission - getting softer. Every minute
I stay in this room, I get weaker. And every minute Charlie squats in the
bush, he gets stronger. Each time I looked around, the walls moved in a
"I am not a bum. I'm a jerk. I
once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I
only have two things: my friends and... uh... my thermos. Huh? My
story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child.
I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin'
and dancin' down in Mississippi."
- "I'm Statler."
(voice-over narration) "Over two milleniums ago,
an army of Greek soldiers found themselves isolated in the middle of
the Persian Empire. One thousand miles from safety. One thousand miles
from the sea. One thousand miles with enemies on all sides. Theirs was
a story of a desperate forced march. Theirs was a story of courage. This
too is a story of courage."