[Ads-l] quote: more (of a) man

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 5 00:17:03 EST 2017


On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu>
wrote:

> (classically, from a faggy guy to a straight guy), which I had back to
> 1976.  the history of the quote isn't really the point of that posting, but
> i did wonder if anyone had tracked the sentiment (which comes in a number
> of variants) back in time.
>

In the 1976 neo-blaxploitation movie, _Car Wash_ Antonio Fargas, as the
flaming faggot, Lindy, in response to bullying by, IIRC, Bill Duke, as the
black nationalist, Duane (Call me "Abdullah!), says, approx.:

"I'm more man than you will ever be and more woman than you will ever get!"
[SNAP!!! (Fargas doesn't _say_ "Snap!" Rather, after fronting Duke off, he
disdainfully squares Duke off by literally snapping his fingers in Duke's
face.]

That's the first time that I've heard the expression. Since then, I've
heard a few random, fucked-up attempts at it that I haven't bothered to
remember, on TV, at the level of "Don't let the door hit you on the way
out."

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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
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