30-Day Drawing Challenge: Day 22


The challenge is a hit.

See the blog Expatriatism for a list of the other worthy participants, including my artist niece, and links to their daily drawings.


Day 22: Our assignment was to draw our First VHS Tape Or DVD.

Easy to remember this one. We needed to use video to continue homeschooling our kids where we worked overseas. A friend sent us a TV and VHS player and for fun, he included not one but TWO movies: Casablanca and What’s Up Doc?

Casablanca is a classic. Now, that “Play it, Sam!” part is kinda cool. But the movie leaves me asking, “Huh? This is is supposed to be great?”

What’s Up Doc? is a 1972 CULT classic which is still one of my favorite movies; pretty much every single line is a pun or something hilarious. And ironically, it even has a parody of the “Play it, Sam” line.


What’s Up Doc? ends with one of the funniest meta-movie lines ever. Barbra Streisand bats her eyes vociferously, and breathlessly says to Ryan O’Neal (who, as you will recall, starred in in 1970 hit Love Story), “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

And Ryan replies, “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”


Every movie should give us a line of dialogue we can use in our day-to-day lives. And What’s Up Doc? delivers.

So, in the words of Judy, Barbra Streisand’s character…

That’s a person (pronounced “poihson”) named Eunice?


About Bill Davis

Writer, speaker and translation and language learning consultant. I write technical articles, poetry and humor, and I am working on my first novel which is set on the island of Palawan in the Philippines.
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