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Didja hear that Jimmy Nickles got picked up yesterday

Disabled Veteran:
Didja hear that Jimmy Nickles got picked up yesterday?
Jack Lucas:
Oh, yeah?
Disabled Veteran:
Yeah. He got caught pissin' on a bookstore. Man is a *pig*. No excuse for that.
[lady drops coins in his cup]

Disabled Veteran:
Thank you, baby. It's social anarchy when people start pissing on bookstores.
[man throws coins on the ground near his feet, which Disabled Veteran cannot reach]

Jack Lucas:
Asshole. He didn't even look at you.
Disabled Veteran:
He's payin' so he don't have to look. See... guy goes to work every day, eight hours a day, seven days a week. Gets his nuts so tight in a vice that he starts questioning the very fabric of his existence. Then one day, 'bout quitting time, Boss calls him into the office and says, "Hey Bob, whyncha come on in here and kiss my ass for me, will you?" Well, he says, "Hell with it. I don't care what happens, I just want to see the expression on his face as I jab this pair of scissors into his arm."
[sighs]

Disabled Veteran:
Then he thinks of me. He says, "Waitaminit. I got both my arms, I got both my legs. At least I'm not begging for a living. Sure enough, Bob's gonna put those scissors down and pucker right up. See, I'm what you call kind of a "moral traffic light", really. I'm like sayin', "Red! Go no further! Boooo-ee boooo-ee boooo-ee..."

Transcript:
Parry. Parry.
Did you hear Jimmy Nickels
got picked up yesterday?
Oh, yeah? MAN: Yeah.
He got caught pissing
on a bookstore.
Man's a pig.
No excuse for that.
Thank you, babe.
We're heading for social anarchy
when people piss on bookstores.
Asshole.
Didn't even look at you.
Well, he's paying
so he don't have to look.
See, guy goes to work every day,
eight hours a day,
seven days a week.
Gets his nuts so tight in a vice,
he starts questioning
the very fabric of his existence.
Then one day,
about quitting time,
boss calls him in the office
and says,
"Hey, Bob, why don't you
come in here and kiss my ass for me?"
Well, he says, "Hell with it."
I don't care what happens.
I just want to see the expression
on his face
"as I jam this pair of scissors
into his arm."
Then he thinks of me.
He says, "Wait a minute."
I got both my arms.
I got both my legs.
"At least I'm not begging
for a living."
Sure enough, Bob's gonna put those
scissors down and pucker right up.
See, I'm what you call kind of
a moral traffic light, really.
I'm like saying,
"Red. Go no further.
Boop! Boop, boop, boop..."

Clip duration: 179 seconds
Views: 15
Movie: The Fisher King
Year: 1991
Genres: comedy, drama, fantasy
Summary: A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.


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