Monday, November 26, 2007

As You Wish: Free Princess Bride DVD

*UPDATED: Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! It was fun reading all your favorite quotes, so many classic lines in this movie. Also very cool to hear what songs topped your SPD playlist.

I particularly enjoyed the one non-contest related comment: "MUSICAL DAY PLEASE!" Patience "Anonymous 7:40 pm", patience. A musical day will come as soon as I catch up on the DVR and figure out what tunes have been played. Sorry for the delay.

I have, however, been watching a LOT of movies lately, all ranging from good (Into the Wild) to good lord that was amazing (No Country For Old Men), so maybe I'll write up some mini-reviews soon.

Anyway, without further adieu, the winners are....

Olivia ( AND Jody (!!

I'll be emailing you two shortly to get your shipping information. Thanks again for playing!


“Good heavens, are you still trying to win?” - Count Rugen

If you didn't win in the previous two contests, try once more with this post. Silly Pipe Dreams is teaming up again with M80 to give away TWO copies of one of my all-time favorite comedies, The Princess Bride.

20th Century Fox recently re-released the film on DVD for its 20th anniversary, updated with a ca-ra-zay ambigram cover and some extra bonus features. A mini-review of the re-release will be up soon.

And while we're all feeling nostalgic, this is kinda cool, check out Siskel & Ebert's original review of the movie here.

Anyway, contest instructions are below, good luck!

P.S. My favorite scene..

BUTTERCUP: You can die too for all I care.
[pushes Westley down a big hill]
WESTLEY (falling): As! You! Wish!
BUTTERCUP: Oh my sweet Westley, what have I done?
[throws herself down the big hill]

P.P.S. As an added bonus, here's a great song inspired by PB quotes:

MP3: "As You Wish" - Aqueduct
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1. Tell me your favorite Princess Bride quote, as well as your favorite song first introduced to you by Silly Pipe Dreams.
2. Post your answer by clicking on the 'COMMENTS' link at the bottom of this post. Those without Blogger accounts can always click 'Other' or 'Anonymous' when leaving a comment.
3. In your comment, leave your first name and your email address, so I can contact you if you win.
4. You have until 11:59 pm PT THIS Wednesday, Nov. 28 to leave a comment.
5. On Thursday, Nov. 29, I will pick at random two people from the comments who have left a proper answer, name and email.




Blogger Lauren said...

Favorite quote? "Have fun stormin' da castle!" It's all in the delivery.

My favorite song introduced to me was The Magic Numbers, "Love Me Love You", way before they exploded onto the blogosphere.

3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fave quote: "As you wish."

My first fave song introduced to me: I have no idea, I'll hazard a guess and say... Lovers Who Uncover, by The Little Ones.


6:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Favorite PB quote: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." I use it a lot in my daily live.

Favorite song introduced on SPD: Ben Folds' "Give Judy My Notice".


7:09 AM  
Blogger Hgill87 said...

The entire sword fight is fantastic, but my personal favorite is:
Inigo Montoya: Who are you?
Westley: No one of consequence.
Inigo Montoya: I must know...
Westley: Get used to disappointment.
Inigo Montoya: 'kay.

Like Lauren said, it's all in the delivery. :)

As for the song, "Hide Another Mistake" by The 88 in January of 06.

Happy Christmas, Captain! :)

Much Love, Heather at

7:34 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

The Princess Bride! NO WAY!

My favourite quote is the one where Fezzik rhymes with everything being said. Simply because I have this thing for rhymes.

And favourite song? Oh... I think I'm going to go with the Whitlams. I think the song you posted was Blow Up The Pokies, and I've been obsessed with them ever since.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Vaedri said...

Just one favourite? So hard to choose... I guess I'd have to go with, "I just want you to feel you're doing well. I hate for people to die embarrassed."

And one of my favourites of the many, many songs I've been introduced to through your blog would be Dog Problems by The Format. It's one of those songs that always make me reach over and turn up the volume.

Thanks as always!

8:30 AM  
Blogger Susana J. Kelly said...

Oh, my old obsession has returned!

Favorite quote: "Get used to disappointment."

Favorite song: "Hold On Hold On," by Neko Case.

Thanks for always brightening up my lunch hour!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Steph said...


I know my name and email address are included when I post under my Google/Blogger account, but I'm going to repost them anyways...

Steph (who posted at 8:28 AM)

The Princess Bride! NO WAY!

My favourite quote is the one where Fezzik rhymes with everything being said. Simply because I have this thing for rhymes.

And favourite song? Oh... I think I'm going to go with the Whitlams. I think the song you posted was Blow Up The Pokies, and I've been obsessed with them ever since.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite quote is when Fezzik and Inigo are rhyming and Vizzini says "No more rhyming now, I mean it!" and Fezzik says, "Anybody want a peanut?" That scene cracked me up so hard as a five year old kid and it still makes me laugh out of nostalgia.

My favorite song was one by The Weepies that you had on a New Year's playlist...the name is escaping me now, but I still listen to it a lot.

I'm Alison at alisonwebmail[at]yahoo[dot]com

Thanks! Have a lovely week!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Marc R said...

My favorite quote (copied from IMDB):

The Ancient Booer: "Your true love lives. And you marry another. True Love saved her in the Fire Swamp, and she treated it like garbage. And that's what she is, the Queen of Refuse. So bow down to her if you want, bow to her. Bow to the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo. Boo. Rubbish. Filth. Slime. Muck. Boo. Boo. Boo."

Favorite Song: "Winter" Joshua Radin

Marc -

10:13 AM  
Blogger ^kat^ said...

Favorite quote:


Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

And is it cheating to go with the Aqueduct "As You Wish" song from this post? It's pretty awesome, especially the horns, and the quotes. Love it.

(sorry if this posts twice--having some problems)

10:19 AM  
Blogger Tyler Knott said...

Favorite Quote of the Movie:

Westley: "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours."

(As she's about to off herself dagger style.)

Favorite Song since finding this glorious blog:

"Slow Show" by The National

Your site rocks, I love it, and I love you.

Tyler Knott

10:27 AM  
Blogger Kate K. said...

Favorite quote from the movie has to be the rhyming scene, ending in:
"Anybody want a peanut?" My sister and I still tease each other with this one.

First favorite song I learned about on your site: "Selfish Jean" by Travis. I've purchased a bunch more of their music now, so thanks!

I love your site and check it all the time... Kate

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it's been said twice before, but the anybody want a peanut quote is by far my favorite. Favorite song would have to be Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John.

- Chris

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it when Wesley is fighting Fezzik. Just thought it was hysterical.

Westley: Look, are you just fiddling around with me or what?
Fezzik: I just want you to feel you're doing well. I hate for people to die embarrassed.

And I was hesitant to actually listen to Arcade Fire before you posted Rebellion. I had a friend who was obsessed and drove me crazy, so I refused to listen out of spite. So now I have to admit he's right, Arcade Fire is awesome.

And I completely agree with a poster above. Joshua Radin is amazing.


1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So. So. So. Many quotes, but the one I probably use the most:

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Favorite song? The Sad Song by Fredo Viola.


1:58 PM  
Anonymous megan said...

Best giveaway ever!

Ok so its tough to pick just one favorite quote but I'll go with:

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

And you introduced me to the Damnwells via "Kung Fu Grip Kiss" so thanks for that. One of many favorites.


6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sister and I get the most mileage out of the "BOO! BOO! Rubbish!" line out of Buttercup's nightmare, obviously with the voice. Also being in library school, I enjoy Grandpa's "when I was your age, television was called books."

One of my favorite songs you've introduced me to is "Wild is the Wind" by the Second Band -- but I'm grateful for so many more song introductions in addition to that one, so thanks.

Kristin -- kjs[at]email[dot]unc[dot]edu

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many quotes to choose from! I'll submit one that hasn't been said yet:
"Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning."

So many songs to choose from, too! Lately I'm almost exclusively listening to The General Specific, by Band of Horses.



6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hokay, so how about,

"I have some rope up here, but I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around to kill you."
"That does put a damper on our relationship."

and, you introduced me to The Weepies (back before "The World Goes Madly On" was played during the ending monologue of every show on television) and it led me to a deep and abiding love for them. So thanks for that. :)


7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soooo hard to choose a favorite! When I was little I would perform a little monologue of Buttercup's over and over again ("Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love, and you cannot break that, not with a thousand swords, and you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds...") Needless to say my audience (i.e. my parents) was not that impressed.

But I think my absolute favorite quote has to be when Miracle Max threatens to call the brute squad:
Fezzik: I'm on the Brute Squad
Miracle Max: You ARE the Brute Squad

I love so much of the music you introduce us to, but the song I most associate with the site is "Life is a Song", from the final episode of The OC.


7:54 PM  
Anonymous Ann said...

Name: Ann

Favorite PB quote: So many to choose from, but I'm going to go with the priest's wedding monologue - "Wove. Twue wove..." That cracks me up every single time.

Favorite song introduced to me by the blog: Again, tough choice... I have to say the Postal Service remix of Feist's Mushaboom. I must say that I wasn't completely sold on that song (or Feist in general) before hearing what PS could do with it. Thanks, Sonny!

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite quote: "INCONCEIVABLE!"

My favorite song first introduced to me by Silly Pipe Dreams: Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye (Actually, Silly Pipe Dreams convinced me to start watching the O.C., a move I am thankful for as it was an excellent show that I would have otherwise missed out on.)

Name: John


9:02 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I love this movie! My brother and I used to watch this on VHS all the time. My favorite scene would have to be the sword fight between the Man in Black and Inigo Montoya. However, there are so many good quotes there, it's hard to pick. So I'll go with this quote from the grandson instead:

"Hold it, hold it. What is this? Are you trying to trick me? Where's the sports? Is this a kissing book?"

Favorite song introduced by SPD: Valentine by the Old 97's.


9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome contest! Love this show, love the book too.

Name: Petrina
Email: harangue at

Favorite quote: "INCONTHEIVABLE!"
Favorite song: I am crazy about "This Mess We're In" by PJ Harvey / Thom Yorke, I think you put it in your break-up post a while back.

4:21 AM  
Blogger John and Lisa said...

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my Father. Prepare to Die."

I use it all the time...

Favorite song from SPD (I'm faily sure I got it from you...) is The Weepies - World Spins Madly On. I can never get it out of my head, and usually don't want to.

Missing your blogging (and songs!)during the writers stike...hope things take a turn for the better!

5:30 AM  
Blogger John and Lisa said...

and the email (whoops)

John at


5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quote: "We are men of action. Lies do not become us."

Song: Brand New - Me Vs. Maradona Vs. Elvis

7:40 AM  
Blogger Wakeful D said...

Favorite quote... oh man. I can quote practically this entire movie, so this is nigh impossible. Let's go with "Murdered by pirates is good!" I want that on my gravestone. "Murdered by Pirates."

I also rather liked when you posted "Eyes" by Rogue Wave. It's fun to bike home to.

Amber, notarhombus [at] gmail [dot] com

(Sorry if this posts twice, I'm having internet issues.)

11:25 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Favorite PB quote:
I like this exchange:
Inigo Montoya: I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?
Westley: Do you always begin conversations this way?

Favorite SPD song: ooh, so hard! You've introduced me to so many good ones. I really liked My Coco; you posted it and got me interested in stellastarr.


4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:40 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

Hmmm... I would go with the classic "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." but I think its response, "Stop saying that," is also a tiny part of what makes it so awesome.
My favourite SPD song is probably "This Will Be Our Year" by The Zombies. Believe it or not, I had OK Go's cover of it on my iPod long before the original.

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer in GA said...

Without a doubt, my favorite quote is "Have fun storming the castle!". My husband and I say it whenever one of us is leaving the house without the other. Man, I love that movie.

The first song introduced to me by SPD would have to be "Henrietta" by the Fratellis.

My name is Jennifer, and you can email me at

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Josh said...

I've always been a fan of Miracle Max's line "You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles." Always stuck with me for some reason...

Favorite song introduced to me by SPD? I'm not a hardcore Scrubs fan, so Colin Hay's "Overkill" is magical to me. I have to watch the episode with that song, even if I don't know what's going on haha.

I'm Josh, you can email me at

8:52 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

1. Favorite Quote:

Sick Grandson: A book?
Grandpa: That's right. When I was your age, television was called books.

I want to be a librarian, so this is pretty much great <3.

Favorite song first introduced to you by Silly Pipe Dreams : the way i am - ingrid michaelson
2. Post your answer
3. Karen S.
4. PICK ME? :D

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has it already been twenty years?!

Favorite quote? "You're very smart. Now shut up."

Favorite song? Ingrid Michaelson's "The Way I Am"

I stumbled across this blog right about when you first started it. Since then, it has become some of my favorite online reading, especially because it combines several of the best things in life for free -- music, TV/movies, good writing, and, let's be honest here, voyeurism. Here's to your continued success on the way to becoming a grown up writer.

All the best,

4:49 AM  
Anonymous Piney said...

Great movie and have the original. Too many great quotes to choose from but..
Buttercup: We'll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has.
Rebellion by Arcade Fire made my day. Isn't it time for an ipod shuffle?
Love this blog, Thanks Sonny.
Kathy /

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite scene is probably the duel scene and the fact that Inigo waits to fight him and helps him up the cliff just kills me. So my favorite quote is...
INIGO MONTOYA: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.
WESTLEY: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.

The best song by far is Rebellion by Arcade Fire. I never fails to make me happy and it was how I found your site, which I love. I hope all is well with you, and thank you.
Molly H

9:04 AM  
Blogger Westfall said...

Favorite quote by far -
Inigo: I want my father back you son of a bitch.

As for songs, I'm almost certain, looking back, that it was Open Invitation by BRMC. Fantastic tune.


10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just started reading this blog--love, love, love the worst date post (also P. Walsh's)...because who hasn't had one?

Fave quote: "Good night Wesley. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning."

Fave song (just started reading this blog): "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John


10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favortie quote is:
WESTLEY: You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.

Favorite song intro'd from Silly Pipe Dreams: "Myth Takes" by !!! (I'm only have been reading the blog for a couple of months)

Marc, mnucup[at]mariner[dot]org

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is hard to pick a favorite quote, but I'd have to say it's
when Wesley and Buttercup first enter the Fire Swamp
Wesley: It's not so bad
Buttercup looks at him like he's crazy
Wesley: Well, I'm not saying I'd like to build a summer home here, but the trees are actually quite lovely.

Favorite song is Fireflies by Rhett Miller


4:01 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

Can I just say that the DVD cover for Pricess Bride is completeley WICKED?! I just noticed you can flip the cover over and still read "princess bride." Oh wow. I feel like I'm ready Angels & Demons all over again!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Totally slammed at work last week, so I missed out on this, but I'd have to say it'd be Andre the Giant saying, "Anybody want a peanut?" Cracks me up every time...

Just wanted you to know that I'm enjoying the blog. And knowing that former Pages can have success, too! Keep up the good work (and may the strike end soon)

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Trademark Attorney said...

Such a classic film, thanks for this!

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