Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ode to Gallipoli

My favorite movie of all time, bar none, is Gallipoli. Yes Mel Gibson is in it, but it was back before he was a crazy right winger. It's about war, sacrifice, friendship, and very fast running, all told with Australian accents.

Uncle Jack: What are your legs?
Archy Hamilton: Springs. Steel springs.
Jack: What are they going to do?
Archy : Hurl me down the track.
Jack: How fast can you run?
Archy : As fast as a leopard.
Jack: How fast are you going to run?
Archy : As fast as a leopard!
Jack: Then let's see you do it!

Here is Achilles, demonstrating.


  1. "what are your legs?" STEEL SPRINGS! "What are they going to do.." a battlecall every aussie parent has with their offspring before any form of competitive event (swimming - ""hurl you down the pool!" academic? "what is your mind? a steel spring..."

    Love it!

  2. That's hilarious. Well in our family "See you when I see you," "Not unless I see you first" is standard issue.

    What ever happened to Mark Lee, anyway?


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