We’re gonna have to work on our communication.

Captain Steven Hiller: [after reversing into the rear wall] Oops.
David Levinson: W-what do you mean, oops?
Captain Steven Hiller: Some jerk put this…
[Turns the piece of paper round]
Captain Steven Hiller: the wrong way round.
David Levinson: Don’t say “oops“.
Captain Steven Hiller: What do you say we try that again?
David Levinson: Yes, yes. Yes. Without the “oops“. Thataway.
[Points forward]

[… a bit later]

David Levinson: They’re bringing us in.
Captain Steven Hiller: When the hell was you gonna tell me?
David Levinson: Oops.
Captain Steven Hiller: We’re gonna have to work on our communication.

Note: The (only) redeeming quality of the totally campy “Independence Day” (1996) were the exchanges between Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith. Love those few minutes and the above is one of my favorite movie quotes.

With Smith out of the picture for the sequel, … thanks, but no thanks.

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

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