Friday, August 6, 2010

Quotation of the Moment: Romy & Michele

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Post-It note, I present this quotation.
"No. Um, well, ordinarily when you make glue first you need to thermoset your resin and then after it cools you have to mix in an epoxide, which is really just a fancy-schmancy name for any simple oxygenated adhesive, right? And then I thought maybe, just maybe, you could raise the viscosity by adding a complex glucose derivative during the emulsification process and it turns out I was right."
From Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

According to IMDb, this is one of five movies that uses the word viscosity in the screenplay.  The book ReAction!: Chemistry in the Movies by Griep and Mikasen says this movie covers the chemistry of sticky notes.

1 comment:

  1. I love that quote and the scene is great too. As I noted in our book, this famous movie about nothing uses invention as its subtext. Heather Mooney invents the quick-burning paper in Lady Fair cigarettes. Sandy Frink "invented some kind of special rubber that's used in every tennis shoe in North America". And, of course, Romy & Michele claim to have invented Post-It Notes.