Sunday Morning Soliloquy - Musings of an Urbanite: If You're Anything Like Me...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

If You're Anything Like Me...

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If you're anything like me... Your motto in life is "Don't be a Duck Face!"

If you're like me, you refrain from divulging your true self because you don't want to be misunderstood. And, if you abstain from real communication due to an irrational fear of being compared to "Duck Face"- than you're exactly like me!

The Quintessential Duck Face Speech

Duck Face? Who is Duck Face? 
No, not the duck face all the 13-30 year olds make these days when taking selfies. I mean the crazy ex-girlfriend from Four Weddings And A Funeral - you remember Duck Face?! She was the one who popped up everywhere bragging about her awesome new life her to her ex, Hugh Grant. Then she broke down and said something passive aggressive - or usually worse. 

Every time I feel the urge to give an ex-boyfriend advice on a lifestyle choice, I remind myself of Duck Face. And immediately pull myself together. The scene above is my favorite of them all. The quintessential Duck Face ex-boyfriend speech. 

Duck Face tells Hugh Grant's character that she's been talking to a bunch of people about his life choices and that "everyone agrees..." How many times has someone said that to you? "You know Leyla, I've taken a quick poll and 'we' are all a bit concerned about you." The old strength-in-numbers tactic, oft used to diminish someone's self-esteem to the point where they just might give into your pathetic demands. 

Don't be a Duck Face
You remember what happens to Duck Face in the movie, right? It's not good, in fact, it's terrible. It almost makes you LIKE Duck Face... but it's a great reminder why NOT to be a Duck Face! 

Duck Face at the alter - Four Weddings And a Funeral
Duck Face's Wedding Day
Four Weddings And A Funeral

If You're Anything Like Me...
You're more like Fiona. You may not get the guy, but you look fantastic and you're cool as shit. Oh, and, you're a bit of an asshole.... because you're the one who coined your best friend's ex-girlfriend Duck Face! Wait, you must be awesome! 

Fiona floppy hat cigarette Four Weddings
Fiona and Charles
Four Weddings And A Funeral

And sometimes you disguise yourself behind a veil of sarcasm because words aren't easy.... and feelings are even harder. Oh, Fiona! All these years of therapy and you're still standing there with your back against the wall.

Fiona professes her love to Charles - Four Weddings and a Funeral
 Fiona professes her love to Charles
Four Weddings And A Funeral

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