Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Danny Noonan


Remember that guy that played Ty Webb's (Chevy Chase) caddy in Caddyshack? Yep, today's his 54th freakin birthday!

Caddyshack just might be the most overquoted movie of all time, but here we go anyway:

"So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga. So we finish eighteen, and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."

7 comments:

Phil Stiefel said...

I have to say I have never quoted Caddyshack once in my life unless someone else brings it up first. I am damn proud of that.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Philly,

Where you been, bud? I'm waiting on your next post!

liam said...

Okay Brian, here's a link to the revised Time and Tide first chapter. I also have a few other first chapters to other books as well.

http://crimespace.ning.com/profile/Liam

I have three posts there. Hope you enjoy. Grazie.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Liam,

Thanks for stopping by. I will make sure to check these out.

seanag said...

I did see Caddy Shack at some point in my life, but since it's not iconic for me, I can only add to the festivities by mentioning that the New Yorker looks like it has a very interesting article about a Scottish Ghost Course. The link is just to an abstract--you'll have to subscribe or seek out the current issue if you want to read it all.

Brian O'Rourke said...

Seana,

Thanks for the link. That's quite an interesting story. I'll add the course to the Must Play list. Much like the To Read list, it gets longer everyday and there's no way I'll get to everything before I shed this mortal coil.

seanag said...

Of course, as it's a ghost course, you will probably have a shot at it even then...