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Code of the Wood: Princess Bride references

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Code of the Wood: Princess Bride references

Geoff Wood

The 25 year reunion for the cast, as shared more that 68,000 (!) times from some random person on Facebook. I think the actual credit for the original image goes to EW. 

Every few years I remember that I intended to use this blog to document the things that I've codified into my life so deeply that the literally become the "Code of the Wood". I then write one or two of them up and promptly forget about it. Today is one of those days.

I realized this morning after seeing what is likely the best depiction of a beloved movie cast reunion ever(1) that anytime The Princess Bride is mentioned the immediate thought that enters my mind is the scene on the boat where Fezzik and Inigo Montoya are responding to each other in rhyme. Vizzini tires of it and yells to them "Stop it, I meant it!" and Fezzik responds "Anybody want a peanut?" Best. rhyme. ever.

So, when I see the movie mentioned on facebook, I spring to action with said comment: "Stop it, I meant it!" "Anybody want a peanut?" Cue many, many likes and I'm sure laptop-illuminated smiles around the globe.

It's happened at least three times in the past two weeks and I love it.

[several minutes go by]

Hold up - just sought out a video clip of the scene are realized I have the quote wrong.

Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it!

Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut? 

Ah, that's even better.

This is the Code of the Wood.

(1) The DVD commentary on "The Goonies" is pretty awesome, too. All of the kids back together (Goonies Never Say Die!) as grown ups ... and Cory Feldman disappears midway through; not unexpected.