Richard Quote #73
Emily: You always drove a motorcycle before, didn't you?
Christopher: I still got it.
Richard: Oh, a family man shouldn't ride a motorcycle. The accidents I covered for the firm involving motorcycles, the worst. Grisly. They use this industrial machine to scrape the victims off the road like a huge spatula.
Quote from Lane
Lane: [on the phone] Listen, I don't have much time. I've already used up my five minutes of phone time but I had to talk to you. There's a new Belle and Sebastian single coming out today.
Rory: I know.
Lane: I have to have it.
Rory: Okay. Well,
Lane: No, I have to have it.
Rory: I don't know if I have time to pick it up.
Lane: What? Rory, do you want to hear how I used up my phone time today? Talking to Amazon.com, trying to get them to overnight it to me in a plain package referencing something Korean and religious.
Rory: Wouldn't do it, huh?
Lane: I think they notified the government.
Rory: Can't you just wait for your grounding to be over?
Lane: Hey, I am a fanatic audiophile. And that comes with responsibilities that a grounding doesn't alter. I have to have this single and you have to figure out how to get it to me.
Quote from Lane
Rory: [on the phone] So I guess you're still grounded over that whole Henry thing?
Lane: Are you kidding? The mother of all groundings. Mom's done everything but slap a Dr. Dre ankle bracelet on me. I'm not even going to school.
Rory: Isn't it illegal to keep a kid out of school?
Lane: Well, she talked my teachers into me being home-schooled for two weeks. I believe the words "highly contagious" were bandied about. I get five minutes a day of outside phone time, but unlimited time to call the Psalm-A-Day Line. A big rip-off because Psalm 79 has been on there for three days. That's not in keeping with what their name implies which is a new Psalm per day, every day, not the same tired one from the previous days.
Rory: I've never heard anyone get so riled up about psalms before.
Lane: My world has become very small.
Quote from You've Been Gilmored
Richard: Better not wait. Small gaps in your insurance coverage can lead to big mistakes. Oh, I could tell you horror stories.
Emily: Brian Hunter.
Richard: Yes. He owned a home for 40 years - huge mansion - never updated his coverage. One night, his trophy bimbo wife got into a drunken snit, lit a curtain on fire with her marijuana cigarette, and burned the place to the ground. He couldn't afford to rebuild. Lost his fortune, lost the bimbo.
Emily: Now he sells sunglasses out of the back of a van in California. Cheap ones.
Richard: Because he didn't update his coverage.
Quote from The Great Stink
Richard: Well, naturally I thought they were referring to the archduke. So I jumped in, as who wouldn't? With some thoughts about the various conspiracy theories surrounding his infamous assassination in Sarajevo. Imagine my surprise when I learned that Franz Ferdinand was the name of a very popular rock-'n'-roll band.
Emily: [laughs] That's what he gets for trying to fraternize after class with his students.
Richard: One of them even offered to burn a CD for me.