Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!



D-Day: War's over, man. Wormer dropped the big one.

Bluto: Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

Otter: Germans?

Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.

Bluto: And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough...

[thinks hard]

Bluto: the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!

[runs out, alone; then returns]

Bluto: What the fuck happened to the Delta I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get in trouble." Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer...

Otter: Dead! Bluto's right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.

Bluto: We're just the guys to do it.

D-Day: Let's do it.

Bluto: LET'S DO IT!


Because it's lunchtime and this is a hit and run to use a photoshopped image I've had for a while, I have little to add except that the sentiment expressed above by the future Sen. Blutarsky probably has some sort of relevance to our current problems. I'll leave it to the commenters to noodle out exactly what that might be.

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"stupid and futile gesture"

"stupid and futile gesture" carries an echo of a sketch in the ancient British comedy revue "Beyond the Fringe".

I'm trying to understand the

I'm trying to understand the humor/irony/point of "Germans bombed Pearl Harbor." It makes everything else sound like something from a pre-teenager's blog.

You haven't been to many

You haven't been to many internet message boards, eh Greg? The "Germans bombed Pearl Harbor", aside from being the classic Animal House quote provided above, is commonly invoked by message board posters for pretty much any reason, though usually to rally folk for a stupid/inane idea.

And how did you know I was 11?

O RLY?

O RLY?

Oddly enough, according to

Oddly enough, according to Jane Galt, 60% of people actually believed that during WWII. Wow. Plus ça change, plus c'est la mem chose.

Yobbo- YA RLY

Yobbo-

YA RLY

Plus ça change, plus

Plus ça change, plus c’est la mem chose.

You know, speaking German in response to a post commemorating the Germans' destruction of Pearl Harbor is in really bad taste. Not cool.

Oddly enough, according to

Oddly enough, according to Jane Galt, 60% of people actually believed that during WWII. Wow. Plus ça change, plus c’est la mem chose.

LOL, who did those other 40% think bombed Pearl Harbour, the English? People can be so stupid.

- Josh