I've said before that while I do get up early, I do not quite rise at the same hour as Ninja Space Monkey. This morning as I was getting in the elevator at the hotel (yes, still in Lodi), I received a YIM beep. NSM has sent me a link to a webcomic that we regularly read: Alina Pete's Weregeek. Specifically, today's strip:
Now anyone who knows me and/or has read this blog, has surely discovered my deep and abiding interest in "The Princess Bride", and I have read the book as well. I even wrote in for the bit that William Goldman teases about. I think I have the letter folded up inside the book.
But this was my movie in college. As I've said, I wore out two VHS tapes watching it before I got the DVD. Becasue of this, NSM told of a coworker of his (and future coworker of mine) as a teller at Wells Fargo who tried to stump him with a quote. I'm not sure of the quote itself, but it wasn't an altogether obscure one. NSM threw out the countersign with a bit of derision, and asked the guy if he didn't realize how many times I had watched it. NSM would watch it with me, but while he was working on our next game. He picked up a lot on a subconscious level.