Do you ever find yourself talking in shorthand with your closest friends, spouse or partner? I’ve got this thing with my peeps and it involves talking in movie clips.
When Rog can’t get my attention, he says quite loudly, “AZiZ! Light!” from the first part of the 5th Element. When I don’t see him around the corner, I’ll ask Rog, is that you? He’ll reply-- “Not anymore” like a viper ready to strike, as whispered by Deacon Frost, the protagonist in Wesley Snipe’s futuristic vampire-slayer movie, Blade. The joke here being, he’s turned into a demon from hell. Thus, the phrase is best said with a slight whisper.
During hissyfits, when one of us is frustrated with the lack of change from the other, it’s only a matter of time when he or I will say “What do you want me to be??” This invariably inspires the other to say in a come-hither voice: “I’ll be anything you want me to be,” with the inflection of Puss-in-Boots in Shrek 2 as he licks his, uh, stuff.
When we entered children-raising-mode, all the references became animation-oriented. We address the necessity of wearing underware by breaking into a round of the “Bare Necessities,” (Jungle Book), why we need to “Climb Every Mountain,” to keep fit, or sing “Cruela Devile,” when a little one is being a little, er, evil.
Keep in mind the whole phrase, song or paragraph need not be recited. We are talking only the relevant snippet. The title of this blog, basically means ‘you fire on me and I’ll fire on you.' (Gone in 60 seconds) It’s a perfect replacement for "I'm outta here', and a whole lot more fun.
With that, 'You Blaze, We Blaze.' (Romeo Must Die, said by Isaiah Washington holding a large gun)