One of my favourite things about being a writer is my collection of quotes. I have been collecting them since I was in high school. The following is a collection of quotes taken from my favourite bar, Bloody Mary’s. I have mined them from several notebooks I’ve used over the last three years. Some are attributed, while others are not. I hope you enjoy the show!
Mad Dog: This place sucks. Let’s go to Cleo’s.
Me: Ugh, why on Earth would anyone ever want to go to Cleo’s?
Mad Dog: The beer here is too expensive.
Me: It’s not expensive compared to a city. Besides, you’re not paying for the beer. You’re paying for the Bloody Mary’s Bar Experience™.
Mad Dog: What’s that? Sitting at the bar alone while everyone else in the room judges you?
Me: I see what you’re saying, but why sit at the bar when you can go outside and sit on the patio?
Mad Dog: You got on me on that one right there.
“What is it? The 1800’s?”
“Well, it is South Dakota.”
“Are you finished?”
“Yeah, I’m Finnish. Just kidding! I’m Polish.”
“He’s the Cornelius Vanderbilt of Social Security.”
“What does that even mean?”
“I keep my house emasculate.”
“If you’re seen slow dancin’ with him, it’ll ruin your reputation.”
“My couch may pull out, but I don’t.”
“I took so many pictures last night, I had to delete some apps to make room for them all.”
“I gave up Catholicism for Lent… five years ago.”
“Do you think we’ll ever make it back out to the Hills alive?”
“You two sound like a couple of old cowboys.”
“We are a couple of old cowboys.”
Mad Dog: Let me tell you a story about that guy sitting right over there. That guy was hired to kill me. He tried everything. He even tried to run me over with his car. Finally, he realized, he can’t kill me. I’m invincible.
Mad Dog: Andrew used to be a fun guy. Always surrounded by women! Women everywhere! He was nice until he became–
Andrew: A Capitalist?
“Sioux Falls is like a suburb without a city.”
Mad Dog: In a few years, you can retire. Upgrade to Executive Level. Become a traveling bartender. You know… Ski Slope Mama.
Andrew: Ski Slope Mama???
Mad Dog: [points to my phone] Can you find me a list of everyone who’s currently in jail?
“George W. Bush definitely has Jedi Powers. Did you see him dodge those shoes? Normal people can’t do that.”
Andrew: I went to Prom Dinner at Al’s Oasis.
Me: You went to Prom Dinner at The Taxidermy Capital of the World?!
Andrew: What? It’s a nice place. It’s the nicest place in town!
Me: [horrified stare]
“You’re not a real Catholic until you’ve had an exorcism.”
“It’s always been one of my dreams to pop an eye out.”
“I would never never teach Sylvia Plath, just because I would never want to be implicated in someone’s suicide.”
“The other day I was just driving along and everything was so idyllic, you know? And then I thought… I might die here.”
“I’m not gay, but I’ve got a huge guy crush on Steve McQueen!”
“I worked in a slaughter house once. I lasted a day. Not because I was against it, but because it was too far away.”
Tattoo Guy: There’s nobody real in this bar tonight. Everyone is just an actor playing their part on the stage of life. It’s all so fake and meaningless.
Me: Wow, TG, that’s actually really deep and insightful. I’m totally going to write that one down in my notebook.
Me: Oh, like Fixer-Upper?
Andrew’s Mom: More like… Burner-Downer!
“Oh, so it’s his job to be an asshole.”
“Yeah, old ex-military is the worst.”
“It’s hot. I’m hungry. They’re 18. Let’s go.”
Me: [barging into Bloody Mary’s right at opening] Is there something going on here that I should know about?!
PJ: Uhh… there’s an employee meeting at five?
“Oh, you made multiple mistakes tonight? Welcome to Bloody Mary’s Bar.”
“Here, you smoke this while I go get a drink.”
“It’s not a real 21st birthday if you don’t end up in a jail cell.”
“They call him Smoke Manning.”
“It’s not Betsey. I would have heard her.”
“I literally have a Masters degree in figuring people out and I don’t understand what’s going on with men.”
Some Rando Who Just Got Out of Jail: This town is bizarre. It’s like I’m trapped in some kind of movie.
“I looked out my window and it was like a time warp.”
“I thought it’d be a dirty old cattle town, but it was actually a nice, clean place.”
“They call him Shithouse Dan. He’s from Texas. We wrote a song about him.”
Townie: [to Andrew] You’re better in real life.
Me: Owl, when did we find out who Edward Snowden was?
Owl: June 5th, 2013. Wait, who is we? Do you mean me, or everybody else?
Mad Dog: Did you get married?
Mad Dog: [shakes his head and rolls his eyes] Another Idiot.
[All the married men in the room laugh. Andrew laughs the loudest.]
“My only plan in life is not to have a plan.”
“Smokin’ dope and runnin’ porn.”
“Sounds like the life.”
Mad Dog: Why aren’t you out there stealing Trump signs? That’s where all the money is!
“Can I get you something?”
“A new life.”
“I’m gonna squeeze it like it’s a chicken’s neck.”
“I don’t want to pee or piss all over your place of business.”
“So you’re mad at me because I have too many opinions?”
[introducing me to someone new]
“This is the woman who owns my soul.”
“With all the money I handle, I probably have the immune system of a cockroach.”
“Sorry I’m not all smiles today!”
“What’s the matter? Why do you have that look on your face? Haven’t you ever smoked weed out of a giant plastic bag before?”
“I love Star Wars!”
“Who doesn’t? [long pause] Fascists.”
“I don’t necessarily have the nicest wiener.”
“I don’t think you realize that when a jackal gets hungry, it eats.”
“I’m not saying you’re my Rosaline. You might be Juliet!”
“I’m immune to the charms of most men.”
“This song really pushes the boundaries of what it means to be music.”
Me: [comes in a cowboy-like getup]
Bartender: Why are you dressed like that?
Me: This is how South Dakota people dress.
Bartender: I’ve never seen a South Dakotan dressed like that.
“You ever look at people and think, wow, drugs are bad? Well, these are the kind of people you look at and think, wow, drugs are magic!”
“I feel like we all have pieces of the same story.”
Artist Kid: [comes in wearing a vintage leather jacket] On a scale of 1-10, how Kyle is this jacket?
“And then the evil villain mastermind sent his henchmen to spy on me.”
“My stripper name is Diamond.”
Mad Dog: [randomly, out of nowhere] Have you ever met the Hershey’s Chocolate Family?
Mad Dog: Hershey’s… like the chocolate.
Mad Dog: They’re from Germany.
Mad Dog: [talking and talking] You got all this down?
Me: I’m hungry.
Date for the Evening: Me too.
Me: Let’s go get R-Pi.
Date: No way. Can’t do it. [long and calculating pause] That would absolutely destroy my calorie count for the day.
“There’s an awful lot of ass-fucking going on around here.”
“Well, it is South Dakota.”
Mad Dog: Every day is Halloween.
“My mother always used to say that if you gotta go, you say you gotta water the lilies.”
Me: I’m gonna go watch Andrew paint the awning.
Mad Dog: Me too! I hope he’s wearing his tight little shorts.
Me: [excitedly] Me too!
“Haven’t you ever gotten naked and rolled around in paint before?”
“He lived in his house for eight years and only cleaned his bathroom once. He is The Most Interesting Man in the World.”
Mad Dog: Andrew, you’re the only person in this world that I like.
Mad Dog: Garden Gnomes are my favourite animal.
“I made a beer bong out of a flamingo lawn ornament in college. We called it The Flabongo.”
Mad Dog: You know the only reason why I like baseball?
Mad Dog: Because it was the only thing they let us watch in study hall.
“Take your work seriously, but not your life.”
“I’m not thinking right now. I’m just talking.”
“Winter is for getting drunk and pissing all over yourself.”
“Sorry I wasn’t smiling at 7am!”
“I’m not really a joke person. I’m more like an anecdote kind of person.”
“Do you live out in the country?”
“No, I live on Jefferson Street.”
“You know you’ve hit a low point in life when you’re getting into a fistfight over a 30-pack of Keystone Light.”
“I’ll have a water with no ice, please.”
Rando from SoMD: I hope you put Southern Maryland on the map.
Me: Be careful what you wish for.
“Welcome to Bloody Mary’s International. The Owl is flying. Jester can check the luggage. He’s not allowed near the bar anymore after mixing this terrible drink.”
“You’re just like my pinky toe. You’re cute and little and I’m probably going to bang you on the table later tonight.”
Mad Dog: [catches me sitting on the bench outside of Bloody Mary’s] Well, well, well… look who I found sitting out on the streets of Paris.
“All I know about the Illuminati is that they’re on the dollar bill.”
“Oh my god! There’s not enough brains in all three of them to make one!”
“I’m sure I’ll see you all much sooner than I want to.”
“I worked at that gas station before it was a Casey’s.”
“I’ll have the cheapest beer you have.”
Me: I was actually supposed to meet somebody important here tonight.
Mad Dog: Was it me? I’m the only person who’s important here.
Me: That was fun.
Mad Dog: Not as fun as watching a sunset.
Mad Dog: Hey Andrew! Are you ready to go to the strip club now?
Andrew: [dead serious] Yes.
Mad Dog: And that was the first time I saw a really nice set of titties.
Me: The End.