Another memorable exchange from Lake Placid, a 1999 comedy-horror film involving (among other things) a giant crocodile and an engagingly-egotistic wealthy genius scientist named Hector Cyr, played by Oliver Platt. After yet another dead body is discovered Hector tries to express sympathy — but as usual for him it comes out, "Whenever somebody dies, I always think it's such a waste that I didn't know them any better." The local sheriff replies deadpan, "Sorry for your loss, Hector."

(cf. HiddenKnowledge (25 Jan 2005), ...)

TopicHumor - TopicLife - TopicEntertainment - 2007-03-06

(correlates: HiddenKnowledge, GrowingUp, SuperficialResearch, ...)