Monday, May 30, 2011

"In policy."

Meanwhile, in other news.

I wonder what is the year of her actual birth. Every time I see a photo of Beyonce, she reminds me of a woman I "remember" working with back in 1994 and 1995. That woman, in turn, always reminds me of the "Vanessa Damphousse" character from the 24 September 1995 television series "Space: Above and Beyond." First Union. That was the name of that bank. Today as I was thinking about all this that was one of the very few times I have been able to recall the name of that bank in Charlotte North Carolina. That woman I "remember" working with in that bank in Charlotte North Carolina told me one time that her son is also named Kerry. She told me that his father was in prison. My immediate response was "What'd he do?" Judging by her minute facial expression and the fact that she never did respond to my question I would later start thinking that my question had been inappropriate.

I did not see this film when it premiered in the theatre but I remember that timeframe because Sharon B. mentioned it in my presence one day at the Microsoft office where we worked. When I did watch it sometime later on television I specifically remember thinking how great Beyonce was as I watched this film.


The Internet Movie Database

Quotes for

Foxxy Cleopatra (Character)

from Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

Mini-Me: [writes] Are you a clone of an angel?

Foxxy Cleopatra: Ohhh how sweet. No, my mini-man, I'm not.

Mini-Me: [writes] Are you sure you don't have a little clone in you?

Foxxy Cleopatra: Yes I'm sure.

The Pink Panther (2006 film)

The Pink Panther is a 2006 American-Czech comedy film

The film opens as Paris Police Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Kevin Kline) tells the story of the Pink Panther diamond theft case. As Dreyfus narrates, a flashback appears of a soccer game between France and China. French coach Yves Gluant (Jason Statham) comes down the stadium, wearing the Pink Panther diamond ring, and kisses his girlfriend, Xania (Beyoncé Knowles), after whispering to her. After the game, Yves dies with a poison dart in his neck and the Pink Panther missing from his hand (thus leading to the animated opening titles, created by Kurtz & Friends). Eager to win the "Medal of Honor" (the Légion d'honneur), Dreyfus appoints clumsy third-class Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin) to officially handle the case while Dreyfus assembles a team to investigate in secret. Dreyfus intends to take over the case once he has solved it. He appoints Gendarme Ponton (Jean Reno) to work as Clouseau's assistant and secretly keep Dreyfus informed of Clouseau's activities.

"Space: Above And Beyond"


24 March 1996

Episode 18 Season 1 DVD video:


Royal Army Major Cyril Mackendrick: This is scrummy. Can't remember the last time I ate something other than a berry or a leaf. I rather like this gelatinous substance over the layer of chunked beef. "M.R.E." What does that stand for?

US Marine Corps 1LT Paul Wang: "Meals rejected by the enemy."

Royal Army Major Cyril Mackendrick: Vanessa should join us.

US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel T.C. McQueen: She's on watch.

Royal Army Major Cyril Mackendrick: Oh.

"Space: Above And Beyond"

"Level of Necessity"

14 January 1996

Episode 13 Season 1 DVD video:


US Marine Corps 1LT Vanessa Damphousse: What the hell does any of this have to do with my actions in the tunnel? I'm happy to answer any official questions -

US Marine Corps Colonel Matthew Burke: There's only one more thing that I'd like to ask you to do and then we're finished.

US Marine Corps 1LT Vanessa Damphousse: I don't feel comfortable.

US Marine Corps Colonel Matthew Burke: It doesn't matter. Focus on the target.

US Marine Corps 1LT Vanessa Damphousse: What target?

US Marine Corps Colonel Matthew Burke: Just tell me what you see.

US Marine Corps 1LT Vanessa Damphousse: I see two ping pong balls and some cotton over my eyes. What do you mean?

Dark Blue

I work in a jail. Do I have to listen to that at home?
I'm sorry.
Aren't you going to ask how the shooting board went?
Aren't you going to at least ask me...
how the shooting board went?
I'm sorry, honey.
I have a hard time keeping track of all your shootings...
and investigations and interrogations and inquiries.
How did your shooting board go?
-In policy. -Like it would be anything else.
What is this? I recognize this.
I've seen it before somewhere.