Thursday, April 29, 2010

'All the way up with a red-hot poker....'

For reasons I cannot explain, the insult 'all the way up with a red-hot poker' remains one of my all-time favorite rebukes.

For example, if somebody does or says something you do not like, your reply might be: 'You can take that and shove it all the way up with a red-hot poker.'

I first heard the phrase in the Robby Benson film, One on One, in the 1970s.

I don't remember much else about the film, but that insult has stayed with me through the years.

Go figure.

1 comment:

G Bubya said...

It is a hilarious line. I saw the movie with my sister when it came out. I played much basketball, so it was a typical jock movie.