With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Inspired to Achieve Even Greater With Words, Justin Kahn Invents the Good Idea Holder ® ™ ©

I believe the following exchange from David Mamet's Heist changed my life. It was the beginning of my admiration for David Mamet and the desire to write great lines.

Bobby Blane: There's nothing wrong with prayer. We knew this firefighter, this trooper, who always caried a bible next to his heart. We used to mock him, but that bible stopped a bullet.

Jimmy: No shit.

Bobby Blane: Hand of God, that bible stopped a bullet, would of ruined that f$%#^r's heart. And had he had another bible in front of his face, that man would be alive today.

Of course, admiration and a longing to emulate David Mamet is not enough. I know I have to work hard.

So I came up with this foolproof way of organizing the brilliant lines to be delivered by my muse.

I 'Borrowed' this mailbox from a local office after 'Killing' the security guard. And now as I come up with witty lines I'm going to write them down on index cards and insert them, for easy organizing, in my Good Idea Holder ® ™ ©


Right now my Good Idea Holder ® ™ © is empty except this funny hat.


Even David Mamet had to start somewhere.

19 comments:

Too_Lively said...

I would use that organizer for shoes.

Justin said...

2 lively,
Not as long as I hold the trademark and copyright and r in the circle on the thing. Sorry.

j.

Maria & Stefano said...

You might enjoy this
http://thinkexist.com/quotes/david_mamet/

:)

Maleah said...

You are so Renaissance. You make Michangelo look like Tom Hanks.

Maleah said...

Michelangelo. I type too fast.

Justin said...

maleah,Also, I believe you meant, I make Tom Hanks look like Michelangelo. But I understand what with the typing ryela fapt.

j.

Justin said...

maria & stefano,
I am honored to have a director recommend a link about another director.

j.

P.S. Do you know audrey tautou? Tell her I said hi.

Sophie T. Mishap said...

Does your brain know it has been re-packaged and given a snazzy new name?

Not that it isn't a good idea...

Kurt said...

Tim Sullivan: Bob, I'm gonna tell you what the old whore said, and this is the truest thing I know: "When you start cumming with the customers, it's time to quit."

Miss Lippy said...

Are you going to sort your ideas alphabetically or by topic?

Sassy Sundry said...

The Good Idea Holder should come in fashion colors.

Justin said...

sassy, That is a really good idea, except don't you remember I am COLOR BLIND! So for now it will just come in fake wood paneling and really obviously fake wood paneling.

j.

Justin said...

miss lippy, what would you recommend? I am not real good with organization. Lucky, I only have a hat to deal with. For now.
j.

Justin said...

P.S. Alphabetically by topic!

Justin said...

Kurt,
Is that from Mamet's The Wicked Son?

j.

Justin said...

Shhhhhhh. Sophie is sleeping. j.

MBT said...

Hi, Justin. I like your ideas organizer. What pith have you slotted so far?

MB

Kurt said...

Homocide.

Miss Lippy said...

I'd wait to see what the next item going in the Good Idea Holder is. If it's another hat, you've got your answer.