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Heartbreakers vol II

Posted by Smokey Stover on June 02, 2004

In Reply to: Heartbreakers vol II posted by Bookworm on June 02, 2004

: : : 1) Two girls are playing cons to men in order to steal their money. But one of them wants to con a normal guy and the other one wants them to con an old man. Younger one says she's gonne be one her one then but the older one says: "Page, I've told you before,no simultaneous cons. Too many angles. They always go bad."
: : : Younger one answers: "What? You don't think I can be the primary, do you?"

: : : What is the meaning of "Too many angles. They always go bad" in this context?

: : : What is the meaning of "You don't think I can be the primary"

: : : 2) What means "I cpuld have an intelligence of a thermos"?

: : : 3)Well, Jack, looks like she got a free drink...and one of your balls.

: : : What cpuld be the meaning of that balls part?

: : : 4)"You're like a Brady or an Osmond or something."
: : : who are Brady and Osmond?

: : : A woman helps her friend, who's thanking her. After that she says: "I had a blast. I've been out ofthe game for so long...I've forgotten how much fun it could be--"

: : : What is "I had a blast"?

: : : 5) A guy points his gun to two girls who tricked him and says:"You know, you two got some brass balls in those panties, I'll give you that. In the few moments you have left...I want to see some begging and some pleading."

: : : What are Brass balls?
: : : And what means "In the few moments you have left" in this context?

: : : Thank you very much!

: : 1) Primary and secondary. A con sometimes requires a two-person team, one who plays the primary role, and the other who plays a secondary role.
: : "Too many angles" = too complicated a plot. Too many ways to go wrong.
: : 2) "The intelligence of a thermos" = the intelligence of an insulated bottle = no brains.
: : 3) balls = testicles = manhood
: : 4) Brady or Osmond = naive, innocent
: : "I had a blast" = I had a very good time
: : 5) brass balls = outrageous daring, brave to the point of being dangerous

: >> And what means "In the few moments you have left" in this context?

: He is going to kill them very soon and in those few minutes before he does, he wants them to beg for their lives or possibly his forgiveness.

Pop culture has given us many icons representing perfect families or goody-good youngsters. Pollyanna and Goody Twoshoes are old-fashioned literary embodiments of that ideal--that is, too good to be true. The Brady Bunch was a television family show with mom and pop and all the kids unbelievably cute and well-behaved. Donny and Marie Osmond were a brother-sister singing act on TV, embodying the same virtues with a Mormon twist. The Osmonds are actually nice people, but for many their former show was just too super-saccharine. SS