In "Analyze this" Billy Crystal plays Dr. Ben Sobel, a psychiatrist, who involuntarily treats a mob boss (Paul Vitti). He even gets
convinced forced to attend a meeting of the mafia family bosses, posing as Vitti's consigliere.
One of the rival families' guys asked "Who is this guy and what the fuck is he doing here?"
This is Sobel's answer:
Who I am, WHO I AM, who am I, who am I is a question for the ages. That’s one we are all searching for, to find out who I am, who’s in there, who wants to come out and say, hey, I'm hungry. Who I am is too deep and prof-, almost, you gotta go in deep and pull out the thing like with the movie with the thing came out of the stomach and up the people on the fucking spaceship, may they rest in peace. My name is Ben Sobol... lione. Ben Soblione. I'm also known as Benny the Groins, Sammy the Snoz, Elmer the Fudd, Tubby the Tuba, and once as Miss Fillis Lavine, but that was at a party, it was years ago, I smoked a te-te-bet and I had a quc-ca-lude and suddenly, I'm in fishnets and singing show tunes. These things happen, but it has nothing to do with what I'm here with you fine gentlemen today so I apologize. That being said, I am also known to the people who know me the best, as the fucking doctor. The second part of the question that you "axed" me is why I am here. I am here representing Mr. Paul Vitti as his consigiligiliere...(stumbling over the word)
I hope you've enjoyed this little discourse. Getting back to being serious.
Hi, I am Tamara, a part-time working Hockey Mom in Switzerland, this pretty much sums it up.
If you were part of the November UBC, or you want to learn more, here's some of my favorite music, some insight about what inspires me, I also shared what I like to do for fun or a random day in the life of...
Ask anyone what describes me best, and they will probably tell you one of the following:
- She's always cheerful and optimistic.
- She's fluent in several languages.
- She is the person who is up to date on everyones contact data and will organize class reunions and other get-togethers.
When we had one for our elementary school almost ten years ago, I sat across from my teacher for dinner. He brought a binder, in which he collected memorabilia about us kids: pictures from field trips and other outings, drawings we gifted him, newspaper clippings of some of my classmates' athletic successes, you get the picture.
Almost at the end, there was a hand-written letter, and I recognized my own handwriting when I was about 12 years old.
It said something like:
Soon our ways will part, and we will attend different schools.
Wouldn't it be great to have some sort of farewell outing? Here's the plan:
Insert exact dates, timetables for the bus, ticket prices for the bus, entrance fees for the indoor swimming pool and "what to bring" as in bathing suit, towel,...
I was stunned. I had no recollection of having written this. I also could not remember if we actually went?
The teacher smiled.
"Looks as if you were quite the party planner back then already."
Ha, no kidding. It bugged me that I had forgotten about it though.
It seems I'm also a person who likes a challenge. This is why I'm doing two writing challenges this month:
20 Days of Chill. Today's prompt is "Who am I?" - go see what the other bloggers had to say here.
The Ultimate Blog Challenge, and as of 3:45pm, which is when we had to leave the house for practice, no prompt was in my e-mail, so consider this the first "crossover post".