Brick Quote #459
Brick: Mom, I don't blame you for not liking my previous mottos. [Sean and Darrin remove the chairs from around the table] They weren't personal, and they lacked historical context. [Axl tips Brick off his chair] Hey! So, to that end, I went to the library and did a little research. Now, did you know that in the early 1800s...
Frankie: Yeah, skip ahead, Brick.
Brick: Oh, okay. Uh, well, then, in the early 1900s, a down-on-his-luck miner named Merwin James Orson found an emerald while digging on his property. Word spread quickly, and people came from miles around to find their fortune, but turns out there was none, and it was a lawless community for years. Prostitution was rampant, but eventually, it became the town we know and love today. So, what do you think about this? "Orson: the heartland's hidden gem."
Frankie: Wow, Brick. That's actually good.
Brick: I know, right? I think I nailed it. It's melodious. It's got alliteration with the nod to history. Old-timey fire truck, here I come. Most importantly, I think it'll put me in certain literary circles.
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Announcer: [v.o.] And here comes an original Orson fire truck from 1927. And riding atop, that's our Orson motto contest winner, Kristen Rice.
Audience: [chant] "Orson: why not?" "Orson: why not?"
Brick: People, please. Don't you see what's happening? This is the dumbing down of America. We have to live with this motto for the next 100 years. What will future generations think? Do we really want this motto? Is this the legacy we want to leave our children?
Football Player: Free t-shirts!
Brick: Oh, sure, grab them up just 'cause they're free. Just 'cause it's on a t-shirt doesn't make it right! [catches a T-shirt] Shoot, I'm a sucker for a good font. Curse you, Sans Serif. [whispers] Sans Serif.
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Brick: Mom, Dad, I'd like you to listen to my top 100 slogans for the Orsontennial.
Mike: What's the first one? That's my favorite.
Frankie: What's this for, anyway?
Brick: It's a contest sponsored by the city. The winner gets to ride in the parade on an old-timey fire truck, and the best part is, your motto becomes the town's motto for the next 100 years. [clears throat] "Orson: 100 years of fun." "Orson: you don't look a day over 99." "Orson: all-new people every 100 years." [doorbell rings]
Axl: I got it!
Brick: "Orson: 100 years of moderate progress."