“If anything, the cheap credit flow made the nation, as a whole, more like Phoenix. Phoenix has grown fifteenfold in the last six decades, but as a recent Harper’s story on the state legislature points out, unlike back-in-the-day Trenton, Phoenix and the state of Arizona as a whole don’t make much of anything. “The engine of economic growth in Arizona was growth itself” writes Ken Silverstein, “real estate in particular, but also a host of related industries, construction, hauling, landscaping, roofing, painting, remodeling, swimming-pool maintenance, architecture, plumbing, and on and on.”—http://americancity.org/columns/entry/2455/
"I looked at the [‘Garfield’] script, and it said, ‘So-and-so and Joel Coen.’ And I thought…well, I love those Coens! They’re funny," Murray says in the GQ article. "So I sorta read a few pages of it and thought, Yeah, I’d like to do that."
But as any film buff can probably tell you, the writer in question wasn’t actually Joel Coen, the Coen Brother-writer of “The Big Lebowski” and “Fargo.” The “Garfield” writer was Joel Cohen (with an “h”), a writer of not-very-Coen-esque movies “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Toy Story,” and “Money Talks.” Regardless, Bill Murray told GQ he was shocked when he discovered his error.
"So I sat down and watched the whole thing, and I kept saying, ‘Who the hell cut this thing? Who did this? What … was Coen thinking?’ And then they explained it to me: It wasn’t written by that Joel Coen."
“My objection to this bill is that I feel we have enough government in our lives, enough control over us and we already have enough bureaucracy," Brimley said. "We don’t need anymore." Brimley is a veteran opponent of laws against cockfighting. He spoke in 1998 against the successful effort to ban cockfighting in Arizona.”—Wilford Brimley. Fighting against diabetes and FOR cockfights.
“I don’t care about the flaws of humanity, the darkness in man, the descent of society, and how we are helpless to prevent our own downfall; that is what real life is about. Why make a movie about real life when all a person has to do to see this is to open their eyes and look around.”—Netflix review of No Country for Old Men