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Friday, February 10, 2006

Oklahoma governor needs to lighten up

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry needs to go watch "Stripes" and pay attention to the line where Bill Murray tells a fellow soldier to "Lighten up, Francis."

So Charles Barkley said some things that aren't too flattering about your state -- "Oklahoma's no place for black people." "The Oklahoma Sooners and Hornets are the only brothers in town."

Big deal. That, literally, is just Charles being Charles. Let it go.

Henry needs to realize all Barkley has left is his oversized mouth, seeing as how he has exactly as many NBA championship rings as I do.

Just leave it alone Gov. Henry.


Blogger Pedro Pizarro said...

Hate to be nitpicky here, Pugh, but Sgt. Hulka (played by the venerable Warren Oates) is the one who tells Psycho (aka Francis) to "lighten up." Bill Murray wishes he had a line that good in the movie.

When Barkley becomes governor of Alabama maybe he can dunk on Gov. Henry at one of the Governor's Prayer Breakfast events. That'll show him.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Jason Pugh said...

Thank you Pedro. I'll remember to double-check IMDB.com next time I reference a movie clip.

4:30 PM  

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