Saturday, September 26, 2015
Saturday Cue: Mrs. Braddock's Laugh
I periodically use the cue words: Mrs. Braddock's laugh. That iconic scene from The Graduate includes the most maniacal, fabulous laugh ever uttered by a character or an actor with the possible exception of a Jack Nicholson sneer from one of his iconic roles. The laugh is something that I call upon during difficult or absurd situations, most of which happen during my interfaces with the Systems of Care around Sophie's epilepsy. Even if I am the model of restraint, calm and cool, on the inside, I'm throwing my head back and screaming the scream of the absurd.
Watch the whole clip, because the last two lines of it are also pretty damn fabulous.
Ben, this whole idea sounds pretty half-baked.
No, it's not. It's completely baked. It's a decision I've made.