Tuesday, February 22, 2011

'Casablanca' in New Orleans?

Reprinted from the Times-Picayune's Lagniappe 2/18/11

It started out as a lark: Movie critic Mike Scott began composing a message on Twitter to remind his followers that "Casablanca" was airing on Turner Classic Movies on Valentine's Day. Then he tweeted:
"What if that Bogie-Bergman classic had been shot in New Orleans?"

His next tweet:  "Here's lookin' at you, hawt."

Followed by: "We'll always have Grand Isle."

And then: "Play it again, Dr. John."

In no time, the game was on, with fellow Tweeters diving in - using Scott's #IfCasablancaHadBeenShotInNewOrleans hashtag.

Below are some of Scott's favorite responses from Twitter followers:

The Germans wore grey, you wore rhinestones and feathers. redbeanqueen

Of all the daiquiri shops, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine. ronthibodeauxTP

Play it, Big Sam. Play 'King of the Party,' for old times' sake. laurabergerol

I'm shocked, shocked to find drinking on the streets! "Your go-cup, sir."  MickiMaynard

You'll regret that Hand Grenade. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.  slangenhennig

Mariechtag and I are speaking nothing but yat now. Jguidroz

We'll always have Natchez.  NYTjamescobb

Your cash is good at the bar. In fact, can you loan me $20? MickiMaynard

The problems of three little people don't amount to a plate of red beans in this crazy world. tmruppert

Perhaps if I told him I was a mayor.
That wouldn't impress Rick; there are two ex-mayors making daiquiris.  nytonola

Round up the usual whodats. Charlie

We'll always have Miami. V214

Play it again, Drew.  myresponsis

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