All the references, lovingly collated


Posts in 3/07: Not You Mr. Dake
There has to be a gunman... (4.24)

Chuck: So should we talk about the part we've been avoiding in front of her?

Bobby: You mean who we're dumping this on?

Chuck: That's right. When there's a body, as the corpus of this juice company most certainly is, there has to be a gunman in the depository window. Otherwise, they keep looking for the killer.

This is a reference to the assassination of President JFK. The Texas School Book Depository, now known as the Dallas County Administration Building, is a seven-floor building facing Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. The building is most notable as the vantage point of the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Employee Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President Kennedy from a sixth floor window on the building's southeastern corner.

I'm getting one... (5.43)

Dr. Gilbert: No, the Fulbright is a capstone, the Marshall is for real scholars.

Gilbert’s son: Both prestigious, though? 

Dr. Gilbert: Yeah. Absolutely!

Gilbert’s son: I'm getting one

Gilbert’s daughter: I'm getting one too.

Dr. Gilbert: Oh. Well, I'm gonna get some more ice cream. Does anybody want some?

The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright–Hays Program, is one of several United States Cultural Exchange Programs whose goal is to improve intercultural relations, cultural diplomacy, and intercultural competence between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. It is one of the most prestigious and competitive fellowship programs in the world. Via the program, competitively-selected American citizens including students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists may receive scholarships or grants to study, conduct research, teach, or exercise their talents abroad; and citizens of other countries may qualify to do the same in the United States of America. The program was founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 and is considered to be one of the most widely recognized and prestigious scholarships in the world. The program provides 8,000 grants annually.

capstone course, also known as capstone unit or a senior thesis or senior seminar serves as the culminating and usually integrative experience of an educational program. A capstone course, module, project, subject, or unit in the higher education context may also be referred to as a capstone experience, senior seminar (in the U.S.), or final year project or dissertation (more common in the U.K.).

The Marshall Scholarship is a postgraduate scholarship for "intellectually distinguished young Americans [and] their country's future leaders" to study at any university in the United Kingdom. Created by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1953 as a living gift to the United States in recognition of the generosity of Secretary of State George C. Marshall and the Marshall Plan in the wake of World War II, the goal of the scholarship was to strengthen the Special Relationship between the two countries for "the good of mankind in this turbulent world." The scholarships are awarded by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission and are largely funded by the British Government. With nearly 1,000 applicants in recent years, it is among the most selective graduate scholarship for Americans, with an acceptance rate around 4%, and as low as 3.2% in 2015. It is widely considered one of the most prestigious scholarships for U.S. citizens, and along with the Fulbright Scholarship it is the only broadly available scholarship available to Americans to study at any University in the United Kingdom.

This isn't the Politburo... (17.28)

Bryan: Ok, let's say there are indeed other bad actors involved. In fact, I intend to prove there are. Accomplices, medical experts, bag men these people don't exonerate Axelrod, as opposing counsel suggests, but they further show how Axelrod did what he did. And they show that this wasn't just a case of a rogue billionaire acting out of spite, but one who was very much like a bull in a ring, using or enriching an equally dangerous figure, the wife of one who sits high atop the federal power structure in the government, and a major investor in the company. And I intend to explode the whole thing

Orrin: Just a minute! This isn't the Politburo, you can't just slander your neighbors to get ahead in the bread line

DeGuilio: Whoa! I invited you to my home for a nice dinner, you people are trying to turn it into the Animal House toga party. Chambers. Now.

politburo (/ˈpɒlɪtbjʊəroʊ/) or political bureau is the executive committee for communist parties.

National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller. It stars John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Stephen Furst, and Donald Sutherland. The film is about a misfit group of fraternity members who challenge the authority of the dean of Faber College.

toga party is a Greco-Roman-themed costume party where attendees wear a toga (normally made from a bed sheet) with sandals. The costumes, party games, and other entertainment often adhere to the Roman or Greek theme. Toga parties are associated with keg parties and excessive drinking, and attendees typically tend to be college or university students.

Bad News Bears are the good guys... (29.28)

Bryan: I got trading records. They'll prove Wendy Rhoades is a co-conspirator. She was on the Bad News Bears, playing right alongside her husband.

Orrin: Bad News Bears are the good guys.

DeGuilio: Bad guys were the Yankees. The rich kids.

Bryan: I was going for the team image.

The Bad News Bears is a 1976 American sports comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie. It stars Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal. The film was followed by two sequels, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training in 1977 and The Bad News Bears Go to Japan in 1978, a short-lived 1979–80 CBS television series, and a 2005 remake.

Whipsawed this way and that... (39.25)

DeGiulio: Quiet! Quiet, quiet, quiet! Quiet! See, this is why life on the bench is so gratifying, as I was alluding to earlier. Whipsawed this way and that. Like a tetherball.

Tetherball is a game for two opposing players. While not officially recognized as a sport, it is generally an outdoor activity. The equipment consists of a stationary metal pole, from which is hung a volleyball from a rope or tether. The two players stand on opposite sides of the pole. Each player tries to hit the ball one way; one clockwise, and one counterclockwise. The game ends when one player manages to wind the ball all the way around the pole so that it is stopped by the rope. It must not bounce.

Not a film fan?... (40.21)

Chuck: You know, at certain times, I find myself coming back to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Dr. Gilbert: I prefer to read.

Chuck: Oh. Not a film fan? That's too bad. As almost everyone else I know did, I watched it over and over. They used to run it on the 4.30 movie. There they were at the end, in Bolivia, wounded, pinned down, but sure they could shoot their way out of a bad situation as they always had The only problem was, they had incomplete information. They were unaware that the whole of the Bolivian army had massed outside. But it was that incomplete information that allowed them to run out, guns blazing, into what? Their noble deaths But you're a medical man. You, more than most, know that this is a lie. You know the only nobility is in living another day. And yet here you are, holed up, the guns all pointing at you, and with incomplete information.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman (who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film). Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford), who are on the run from a crack US posse after a string of train robberies. The pair and Sundance's lover, Etta Place (Katharine Ross), flee to Bolivia in search of a more successful criminal career. In 2003, the film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The American Film Institute ranked Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as the 73rd-greatest American film on its "AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)" list. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were ranked 20th greatest heroes on "AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains". Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was selected by the American Film Institute as the 7th greatest Western of all time in the AFI's 10 Top 10 list in 2008.

I feel as old as you... ( 50.25)

Chuck: You know the joke, right? If you find yourself on a golf course in the middle of a lightning storm, grab hold of a one iron, and it'll keep you safe, because not even God can hit a one iron. Now, this is the one that Hogan used on 18 at the Open in 1950 to get himself into the playoff. Sixteen months after the car accident that most said would end his career.

Charles Snr.: The Miracle at Merion. Hogan won that event. Put the accident behind him.

Chuck: That he did. As we have, Dad. Those perjury charges against you will not be filed. This club is a memento to recognize the impossible.

Charles Snr.: And you? Are you out of danger, too.

Chuck: That I am. Hogan did win again.And his swing looked the same. But no doubt something changed. He had to feel beat up, older, like the wins cost much more.

Charles Snr.: That how you feel? 

Chuck: I feel as old as you.

Charles Snr.: Yeah. I can see it in your eyes.

William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997) was an American professional golfer who is generally considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the game. He was born within six months of Sam Snead and Byron Nelson, who were two other acknowledged golf greats of the 20th century. Hogan is notable for his profound influence on golf swing theory and his legendary ball-striking ability. His nine career professional major championships tie him with Gary Player for fourth all-time, trailing only Jack Nicklaus), Tiger Woods and Walter Hagen. He is one of only five golfers to have won all four major championships: the Masters Tournament, The Open (despite only playing once), the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship. The other four are Nicklaus, Woods, Player, and Gene Sarazen.

The 1950 U.S. Open was the 50th U.S. Open, held June 8–11 at the East Course of Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia. In what became known as the "Miracle at Merion," 1948 champion Ben Hogan won the second of his four U.S. Open titles in an 18-hole playoff over 1946 champion Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio, just 16 months after being severely injured in an automobile accident. It was the fourth of Hogan's nine major titles.

Party like it's 1999... (52.16)

Orrin: After a win like this, I like to grab the wife, roll out to Mohegan Sun, start with a couples' massage then party like it's 1999.

Wags: Orrin, I would say that's TMI if I didn't love it so damn much.

Mohegan Sun is an American casino, with 364,000 square feet (33,800 square meters) of gambling space. Operated by the Mohegan Tribe, it is located on 240 acres (97 ha) of reservation land along the banks of the Thames River in Uncasville, Connecticut. It is in the foothills of southeastern Connecticut, where 60 percent of the state's tourism is concentrated. It features the 12,000-seat capacity Mohegan Sun Arena, home of the  New England Black Wolves of the National Lacrosse League and the Women's National Basketball Association's Connecticut Sun.