Monday, June 30, 2008

June 30, 2008 - America and Pie

Cambridge Spies

Guy Burgess: God bless America. White picket fences, apple pie, Shirley Temple, the Ku Klux Klan, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the CIA, White Sox, bobby socks, red necks. God bless America!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

June 29, 2008


Jenna: I don’t need no baby. I don’t want no trouble. I just wanna make pies. That’s all I wanna do – make pies.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

June 28, 2008

Pushing Daisies

Olive: Don’t make me cut a bitch.

Verbenius: Hey. I’m just here for pie and conversation, neither of which are cause to call a man a bitch.

Friday, June 27, 2008

June 27, 2008

I Love The New Millenium

Michael Ian Black (re: the film Pearl Harbor): I didn't care about the love triangle, I didn't care about the characters, I just wanted to see them blow up Hawaii. 'Cause Hawaii was really looking for a pie in the face. You know, we're all, "paradise." Hey, Tropical Paradise, how do you like this?

Thursday, June 26, 2008

June 26, 2008

Big Love

Phone rings.

Bill: Yeah. It's me.

Margene: Craving. I need
pie. It's bad.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008

Nigel Lythgoe, on So You Think You Can Dance

(To a Dallas auditioner) You're like a little cutie apple-pie girl, aren't you?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

June 24, 2008


Dr. Cox: People used to give me cards and gifts and maybe even a pie … just for doing my job.

Monday, June 23, 2008

June 23, 2008 - America and Pie

E.D. Hirsch, "Building Knowledge" in American Educator

Since the 19th Century ... anti-intellectualism has been as American as apple pie.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

June 22, 2008

AO Scott in the New York Times, reviewing My Blueberry Nights

To claim his fashion magazine sensibility for the cause of high art is a way of ascribing nutritive value to eye candy. And why not? We all need to eat, and why shouldn’t we eat cake? Or pie, as the case may be.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

June 21, 2008

Title of novel, by Karen Stolz:

World of Pies

Friday, June 20, 2008

June 20, 2008

Television without Pity, Recap of Lost

Juliet is sitting alone on the beach like the bald-headed girl at a French-braiding competition. Or the anorexic girl at the pie-eating contest. (I could keep going, but I won’t).

Thursday, June 19, 2008

June 19, 2008

The Simpsons

Homer (upon seeing a trap baited with pie): Mmmm … floor pie.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

June 18, 2008

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon

p. 86: Then we went to the café and Father had plaice and chips and apple pie and ice cream and a pot of Earl Grey tea and I had my sandwiches and I read the guidebook to the zoo.

And Father said, “I love you very much, Christopher. Don’t you ever forget that ….”

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June 17, 2008

Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee, by Irving Berlin

Just around the corner
There’s a rainbow in the sky
So let’s have another cup of coffee
And let’s have another piece of pie.

Monday, June 16, 2008

June 16, 2008

Kelly Millner: Sometimes you don’t know what you’re doin’ when you’re cuttin’ pie … you just get all excited inside.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

June 15, 2008


Gunn: I keep shovelin’ pie into my hole and still feel empty.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

June 14, 2008

Pushing Daisies

Olive: This isn’t Pies ‘R’ Us, Pie City, or Thousands Of Pies In One Place. This is a bell’s on the door, pies-baking, mom and pop place. We chit chat here. … Chit!

Emerson: Chat.

Friday, June 13, 2008

June 13, 2008

An Unquiet Mind (A Memoir of Moods and Madness), by Kay Redfield Jamison

Their mother - a warm, funny, fiery independent, practical, red-hairedIrish Catholic - created a second home for me, and I wandered in and outof their house as I would our own, staying long enough to inhale pie and cookies and warmth and laughter and hours of talk.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

June 12, 2008

Chicken Run

Mrs. Tweedy: It’s a pie machine, you idiot. Chickens go in, pies come out.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June 11, 2008


Dr. Pomatter: That pie it was … that pie was Biblically good. That’s how good it was. It could win pie contests and ribbons and things.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June 10, 2008

Pulp Fiction

Jules: Sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie but I’d never know ‘cause I wouldn’t eat the filthy shit.

Monday, June 9, 2008

June 9, 2008


Monica: I’m gonna go to Joey’s and get the pies.

Joey: Actually, it’s not pies. It’s just pie.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

June 8, 2008

Miss Austen Regrets

Jane Austen (to Mr. Haden): You shall have your sweet wife, all gratitude and devotion. I would wish her to be of a silent turn, somewhat ignorant, full of cold veal pies and green tea in the afternoon.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

June 7, 2008

The Simpsons

Homer’s mom: I’ve realized that the most important thing in my life … is you.

Homer: That’s what your mouth says, but my ears are too smart to believe it. In fact, I don’t even want your pie.

Mom (holds up empty plate): You already ate the whole thing.

Homer: Well, I’m not going to digest it.

Friday, June 6, 2008

June 6, 2008

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Giles: Xander is in real danger. Are you sure the solution is pie?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

June 5, 2008

Pushing Daisies

Olive: This is a pie house, not some herbal crack den.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

June 4, 2008

Just Shoot Me

Jack: Learning is pie for the mind – mind-pie.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June 3, 2008

Just Shoot Me

Jack: This isn’t just mind-pie, it’s soul-pie.

Monday, June 2, 2008

June 2, 2008


Sweets: You know, I think it’s interesting, psychologically, how Agent Booth’s constant efforts to persuade you to enjoy fruit pie could be interpreted as a kind of seduction …

Sunday, June 1, 2008

June 1, 2008

Arrested Development

Narrator: The aiport stairway vehicle was the last vestige of the Bluths’ former wealth … also that House of Pies went out of business.