Sunday, August 1, 2021

Timeless Wisdom From Guido


"In a sluggish economy, never, ever fuck with another man's livelihood."
"Now, if you're smart, like I hope you are, 
you're not gonna make me come back here..."


If you've never seen Risky Business, I highly recommend it.

And while Tom Cruise's Joel is the Hero in this tale, it's important to note that in the end, he lost everything he thought he'd gained to the Villain, Guido the Killer Pimp, played masterfully to a junkyard dog "t" by Joe Pantoliano. Joel was lucky to walk away with almost the status quo ante, sadder but oh so wiser.

Guido's words, above, and that ultimate lesson, thunders down through the ages from unlikely font of wisdom, then-rookie director/writer Paul Brickman.

That wisdom should never, ever be lightly disregarded.

For all kinds of reasons.


FredLewers said...

Many times people confuse patience with weakness. Big mistake...

Unknown said...

Common Meme now, but for every Boomer pissed about the the gen Millinials is a generation in between them, happy to be an X, and FYI, there really are good Millenials out there if you separate wheat from chaff, like all generations. Just my humble .02, the Y2K are still learning, Mackman

5stonegames said...

Working class millennials especially the older ones are pretty solid people. I've worked with many of them, played D&D with them all ethnic groups and they are pretty regular.

Give them too much Commie College though and they are mental cases. They have to be to adapt to the insane situation.

I suspect when/if things kick off, after the initial die off and the actual Leftists are now good Leftists if you know what I mean they'll be fine.

As for patience, its possible to be too patient or to mistake cowardice for patience