As promised listed below are the sources for the quotes listed in my 19 NOV 2018 post:
“Gentlemen, we’ve got a date with destiny, and it looks like she’s ordered the lobster” by Neil Cuthbert and Bob Burden in the 1999 movie Mystery Men
“Mists soft and transparent as excuses flapped across pastures the color of crap-table felt” P.J. O’Rourke from the chapter on Paraguay in his 1992 book Give War A Chance.
“She had that mistreated and neglected look, like an encyclopedia that had been owned by stupid people”. A pre-Dragnet Jack Webb from the radio show Pat Novak for Hire
“I’m not saying it’s been too windy, but there’s a witch’s feet sticking out from under the house and everything’s in color: by Steve Pritzker in the “A Dark and Stormy Night” episode of the TV series Silver Spoons
“He’s so (expletive deleted) dense – this morning after formation I caught him sitting in the cab of his deuce-and-a-half trying to read an M&M” informal job performance evaluation submitted by 2LT David Ralph Deitrick during JRX BRIM FROST 1981