lines spoken by Charlton Heston
in his magnum opus Planet of the Apes
. It's what his character, Col. George Taylor
, calls his ape
However, this phrase has survived beyond the movie
and has become indelibly tied to Chuck himself. Now every time I see him speaking, I can't help but append these words to the end of everything he says. Works really well now that he's NRA führer
. For example, at his re-election acceptance speech last May
, he was heard to remark:
"So as we set out this year to defeat the divisive forces that would take our freedom away, I want to say those words again for everyone within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed, and especially for you, Mr. Gore..."
He lifts a shotgun
over his head
"From my cold dead hands, you damn dirty ape!"
See? It just fits.