Saturday, November 11, 2006

Actor Jack Palance Dies

Jack Palance died yesterday. Being a fan of classics, I saw a few of his movies over the years. Yet, the one thing I remember about him is Bill Hicks' joking rant:

I'm so sick of arming the world and then sending troops over to destroy the fucking arms, you know what I mean? We keep arming these little countries, then we go and blow the shit out of them. We're like the bullies of the world, you know. We're like Jack Palance in the movie Shane, throwing the pistol at the sheep herder's feet:

"Pick it up."

"I don't wanna pick it up mister, you'll shoot me."

"Pick up the gun."

"Mister, I don't want no trouble, huh. I just came down town here to get some hard rock candy for my kids, some gingham for my wife. I don't even know what gingham is, but she goes through about 10 rolls a week of that stuff. I ain't looking for no trouble, mister."

"Pick up the gun." Boom, boom.

"You all saw him. He had a gun."

Bill was a genious and Jack wasn't bad himself.

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