Truly, You Have a Dizzying Intellect…

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This morning it’s all about the pop culture references… bear with me…

Does anyone else automatically hear “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” whenever Mandy Patinkin appears on screen in Criminal Minds? Granted he’s done, like, a zillion things since the Princess Bride, but that’s what I remember him for.

His character on CM (Jason Gideon) is constantly quoting some long-dead Greek or Roman. Just once, I’d love to hear him quote Vizzini.

I can hear it now…

The Sicilian Vizzini once said “I’ve hired you to help me start a war. It’s a prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition.” Soon after, he lost a battle of wits and died by ingesting a fatal dose of iocane powder. Which only goes to prove that even those who think they’re smarter than the rest of us are easily bested.

Now if only they’d introduce some Rodents of Unusual Size to FBI profiler (and off-screen runway model) Dr. Spencer Reid. Anything to get him to stop playing chess and showing off his speed-reading abilities.

But wait! I’m not alone in my geekery. A quick (0.44 seconds on Google) search on the web sent me to a quiz which told me…

You are Westley!  Valiant, handsome and a great believer in the power of true love.  You learn quickly, recover quickly and think quickly.  Others marvel at your brilliance and wish the
You are Westley. Valiant, handsome and a great believer in the power of true love. You learn quickly, recover quickly and think quickly. Others marvel at your brilliance and wish they were you!

“A princess bride personality test!” brought to you by Quizilla

Sidenote: Cary Elwes has also done a fair bit since he played the adorable farm boy Wesley – most recently he’s been Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the gore-fest Saw, which I finally saw on the weekend.


Not nightmare-inducing (I didn’t get those even after Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses) but I did have a strange desire to clean my bathroom afterwards…


Posted on October 27, 2005, in 2009. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I definitely knew I would be buttercup and I was! hehe I love that movie I put a quote on this past post of mine…TTYL

  2. I’m Buttercup, too, which is perfectlove that movie and share your views on the inclusion of RUS

  3. That is the best quote EVER if Gideon would only belt it out. It would make my LIFE.

  4. I heard the Inigo Montoyez speech in my head when watching Mandy Patinkin on Dead Like Me, when it was on…does that count? 🙂

  5. What a riot. I ALWAYS think of that line when I see Mandy Patinkin! Although I’ve never seen CM. My son loved the movie Saw, for some reason, but he’s almost 18, so I guess that’s why. I would never look at a second of it. Ick.Michele sent me!

  6. I’m Princess Buttercup!

  7. Hi Michels sent me. I’m a kitty so I don’t watch too many movies…sorry!!

  8. I love The Princess Bride!

  9. Very cool post. I almost always think of them exclusively in those roles. Nice job and nice blog.

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