The best movies and TV shows are ones that have lines you find yourself quoting in your everyday life.
The Devil Wears Prada movie with Meryl Streep is one like that. I watched it again last week. I couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like if the Miranda character (played by Streep) had Joan from Mad Men as a secretary.
So I took some of my favorite lines from both of them and blended them together into something of a conversation – a conversation cocktail, if you will (yes, I know, how silly – but Mad Men is over for the season, as I’ve whined about before, and the judging in last week’s Project Runway was just awful, so humor me ):
MIRANDA: By all means, move at a glacial pace; you know how that thrills me.
JOAN: Well I learned a long time ago to not get all my satisfaction from this job.
MIRANDA: Tell Richard I saw the pictures that he sent for that feature on the female paratroopers and they’re all so deeply unattractive. Is it impossible to find a lovely, slender, female paratrooper? Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really.
JOAN: That’s life. One minute, you’re on top of the world. The next, some secretary is running over your foot with a lawn mower.
MIRANDA: The details of your incompetence do not interest me.
JOAN: Go ahead-what part is wrong?
MIRANDA: Bore somebody else with your questions.
JOAN: All you’ve done is prove to them that I’m a meaningless secretary, and you’re another humorless bitch.
MIRANDA: Oh, don’t be silly – EVERYONE wants this. Everyone wants to be *us.*
JOAN: Sometimes when people get what they want they realize how limited their goals were.
MIRANDA: That’s all.