July 27, 2006

Steevil's Quote O'the Day!

Steevil nominates the last sentence herein:

A man who took a machete into a South Auckland gun shop today is in hospital, after he was shot in the stomach. [...]

Two women who work in nearby buildings said there was no obvious incident.

The first they knew of the shooting was when the police and an ambulance arrived.

"We are right next door and because it is such an industrial area there are big concrete walls between and I didn't hear anything and didn't see anything," said one worker who did not want to be named.

"There wasn't an obvious gunshot or anything like that," she said.

She said going into a gunshop with a machete was not the smartest thing for anyone to do. [...]

Yes, we've said it many times--never bring a knife to a gunfight. Even if it's a great big knife.

(H/T Kim du Toit)

Posted by Terry Oglesby at July 27, 2006 01:30 PM

I have that line soooooooo ready when I saw the opening paragraph. Still give credit where credit is due.

The line came from Sean Connery's character in "The Untouchables" - (one of the few watchable Kevin Costner films).

Posted by: southtrek at July 27, 2006 03:07 PM

Well it's close to the actual quote from the Untouchables, but I have a feeling, Hollywood writers being what they are, that the usage probably predates the film by a couple of years or so. The maddening thing is not being able to find out exactly!

::scurries back to Google machine::

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 27, 2006 03:56 PM

If memory serves I think the exact line was,

Just like a (insert Italian perjorative here) to bring a knive to a gunfight!

Posted by: southtrek at July 27, 2006 04:21 PM

That's it--BUT JUST REMEMBER all you Italians--it was a Brian DePalma film, so go get mad at him!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 27, 2006 04:38 PM