“I know how dark it is for you right now; curled up, lying in your own emotional vomit. You’re in hell now, Boomhauer. And the only way out is through a long, dark tunnel. And you’re afraid to go in, because there’s a train comin’ at you, carryin’ a boxcar full of heartbreak. Well, let me tell you something: all you can do is let it hit you. And then try to find your legs. I know, I’ve taken that hit more times than I can remember. Look at me Boomhauer, I’m fat, and I’m old, and every day I’m just gonna wake up fatter and older. Yet somehow I manage to drag this fat old bald bastard into the alley every day. I’m out there diggin’ holes, fallin’ into them, climbin’ out, tryin’ again, and tomorrow, I’m gonna hang outside at a ladies prison. And the first thing those lady cons are gonna see after 20 years? Is me. Will I get one? Experience says no. Will I be out there next month? If I’m alive you better believe it. You gotta get right back up on that tanning bed, slip into a tight t-shirt, wash off some of that cologne, and get yourself out of that tunnel and into some strange woman’s bed!”
Bill Dauterieve, King Of The Hill, “Dang Ol’ Love”
Watching the Milius documentary this afternoon. If you don’t like him, you’re not going to like this, as it’s pretty happy to play up his ego, but I kinda like how totally his life sums up this sort of spirit. If it seems silly, it’s worth keeping in mind that silly gets things done, and I’d rather this guy ended up at USC than West Point. The world is a chorus, and not every singer needs to be your favorite soloist.