12 – failure not to cohere

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1. “I was popular” | Mystery Science 3000
2. A Well Respected Man | The Kinks
     “His own sweat smells the best.”
3. “You’re either very smart or incredibly stupid.” | Enemy of the State/Gene Hackman as “Edward Lyle”
4. Where’s Johnny | James McMurtry
     “Just life, Ma. Just life.”
5. “Shame on you, you macho shithead! | Tootsie/Dustin Hoffman in the title role
6. Smart in a Stupid Way | David Baerwald & The New Folk Underground
     “Stupid, stupid, stupid, yeah.”
7. “Did the cowboy outfit excite you?” | The Screen Savers
8. Lights of Cheyenne | James McMurtry
     “If the sky were to move you might never be found, never be heard from again …”
9. “The stuff that dreams are made of …” | The Maltese Falcon/Bogie as “Sam Spade”
10. All the Money I Had Is Gone | The Deep Dark Woods
      “The way I’m livin’, it’s gonna cause my heart to ache.”
11. “Thank you for looking into your heart.” | Montresor Herringbone/Peter Lorre in the title role
12. Weeping Wine | Lloyd Cole
       “I don’t know, baby, if you ever have been told, but you’re a tough one to play for.”
13. “I could set the building on fire …” | Office Space/Stephen Root as “Milton Waddams”
14. “Look what I have created! I have made fire! I! Have made fire!” | Castaway/Tom Hanks as “Chuck Noland’
15. Light Up My Room | Barenaked Ladies
       “I can put a spare bulb in my hand and light up my yard.”
16. “Nature … is what we’re put in this world to rise above.” | The African Queen/Katherine Hepburn as “Rose Sayer’
17. Fall on Me | R.E.M.
       “Buy the sky and sell the sky, and tell the sky, and tell the sky …”
18. “No rain he says to me. No rain, he says. No rain! Fucking weatherman.” | The Ritz
19. Pouring Rain at Dawn | The Jayhawks
       “Healing comes to those who are the most in need.”
20. “You can’t go! All the plants are gonna die!” | Stripes/Bill Murray as “John Winger”
21. Don’t Go | Hothouse Flowers
       “There’s a lot more loving left in this world — don’t go!”
22. “And now, the sound of John Denver being strangled …” | Monty Python’s Flying Circus
23. Mere Mortal Men | The Floating Men
       “I finally understand where the pavement ends, and mere mortal men.”
24. “You do seem …” | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows/Jude Law as “Dr. Watson” and Robert Downey Jr. in the title role
25. Bad Sneakers | Steely Dan
       “I’m laughing at the frozen rain.”
26. “It is my right as an American to talk and talk and talk.” | Movie unknown/Jason Alexander
27. “Shut up, you American!” | Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
28. Killing a Dead Man | Grant-Lee Phillips
        “Is your work ever done? Oh, and what is it worth?”
29. “Say goodbye to all of this, and hello … to oblivion!” | The Rocky Horror Picture Show/Richard O’Brien as “Riff Raff”
30. “And like that, he’s gone!” | The Usual Suspects/Kevin Spacey as Roger ‘Verbal’ Kint
31. Ariel Ramirez | Richard Buckner
       “We’ll pretend, forget we’re dead.”
       “In the end, I missed what it meant.”
32. “I still can’t believe he’s dead. All he was trying to do was survive!” “That’s what we all tryin’ to do.” | Black Godfather
33. Flesh and Blood | Solomon Burke
       “Sometimes, God knows, you’ve got to learn to shine. Shine, shine, shine.”
34. “You’re not making any sense, man!” “Excuse me, I’m making perfect sense. You’re just not keeping up.” | Doctor Who, with Matt Smith as “The Doctor”
35. Begin 1000 | Jolene
       “If you think too hard, you can blow yourself in two. It can happen to you. It can happen to you.”
36. “What just happened?” | Friends/Matthew Perry as “Chandler Bing”
37. What It Is | Mark Knopfler
       “The ghost of Dirty Dick is still in search of Little Nell.” 
38. “My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention!” “Ditto!” | Blazing Saddles, with Harvey Korman as “Hedley Lamarr” and Slim Pickens as “Taggart”
39. No Small Wonder | Bob Geldof
       “You can have a personal religious experience and get healthy at the same time.”

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