Prepare to die

January 25th, 2013 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

Michelle Cooke at Stuff reported:

For many people it is just a famous, comical quote, but some passengers on a New Zealand-bound flight did not see the funny side in Wynand Mullins’ T-shirt, which read “Prepare to die”.

In hindsight, Mr Mullins says his T-shirt, with a popular quote from the fantasy film The Princess Bride, may not have been the best clothing choice for a flight, but he believes the reaction of Qantas was over the top.

Mr Mullins, a Kiwi living in Sydney, was one of the first to board his Auckland-bound flight on Sunday evening. While other passengers took their seats, Mr Mullins was approached by a flight attendant who said some people on board were intimidated by the words on his shirt.

The shirt had a large name tag which read: “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

The line is one of the most memorable from the 80s movie The Princess Bride.

I can’t believe someone complained about that. Unless you were in fact the killer of Inigo Montoya’s father it obviously doesn’t apply to you!

A great film. Have watched it a dozen times at least.

Tags:

22 Responses to “Prepare to die”

  1. Ryan Sproull (7,093 comments) says:

    Yeah, so, I’m going to say it before anyone else does…

    Inconceivable!

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 24 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  2. hmmokrightitis (1,579 comments) says:

    Agree completely DPF. Told my kids it was well worth a watch, the boys, 12 and 10 scoffed. Now THEY quote the lines as well, and my wife rolls her eyes.

    Did you know that Peter Cooks lisping priest was a complete construct on the day of filming, he just ad libbed it and it stuck. The man was a genius.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  3. anonymouse (709 comments) says:

    And as a total segue and thread-jack

    The actor who uttered those immortal words was Mandy Patinkin who now plays Saul Berenson in Homeland

    “Fear the Beard”

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  4. RRM (9,761 comments) says:

    The guy should have been booted off the flight and barred from entering the country just for being a fan of that utterly fucking retarded movie.

    And you don’t joke about bombs, having illicit drugs, hijacking the plane or killing people when you check in for a flight, you just don’t… everybody knows this, it’s not something new.

    Even my little 8yo girl gets called back for the hand-held metal detector after she sets off the walk-thru detector in this brave new post-9/11 world, so grown able-bodied men travelling alone should know they need to behave themselves as they are the ones being profiled right from the start.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 8 Thumb down 23 You need to be logged in to vote
  5. transmogrifier (522 comments) says:

    People are getting wussier and wussier with each passing year.

    Vote: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  6. pq (728 comments) says:

    its true RRM no joke,
    I once said to the coistoms officer NZ Christchurch please don’t kick the squirrel out of my case.
    It took me two hours to get past him

    Vote: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  7. noskire (837 comments) says:

    @anonymouse

    Did Mandy Patinkin have a beard in Chicago Hope? I can’t recall.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  8. slightlyrighty (2,506 comments) says:

    My favourite line from the film…

    “everyone knows that Australia is entirely populated by criminals!”

    Vote: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  9. Andrei (2,536 comments) says:

    Slow news day – non story, the only source being the T-Shirt wearer who actually got to wear it!

    YAWNNNNN

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  10. Mobile Michael (439 comments) says:

    Never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line…. Ha ha ha, ha ha ha! [Dies]

    This story actually was manufactured by the t-shirt company (The incident is real, but they alerted the media). So effective I have ordered myself one.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  11. anonymouse (709 comments) says:

    @noskire,

    No, No beard then,

    I him in saw an interview on Colbert, the beard is part of the character of Saul,

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  12. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    This movie also starred the late great Andre the Giant. Andre’s film career was slightly more successful than his nemesis Hulk Hogan’s…

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/hulk-hogan-settles-sex-tape-lawsuit-article-1.1194557

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  13. kowtow (8,114 comments) says:

    The guy is a total dick head.

    Typical rude ,lack of common sense arse hole.

    What an embarrassment.

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 10 You need to be logged in to vote
  14. barry (1,317 comments) says:

    Well this morning DPF, you were wailing about a rock that rolled down a hill and supported the irrational action of the authorities in throwing people out of the house.

    Now your saying that similar behaviour is unwarranted. I think your getting a bit unhinged over the concept of risk……..

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  15. scrubone (3,090 comments) says:

    He shoudn’t have done it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t funny :)

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  16. Monique Watson (1,062 comments) says:

    Gawd it’s a fuckin t-shirt. He should have given the flight attendant the shits with the following:

    “Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This… is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart’s top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That’s right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It’s got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That’s right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?

    Anyone?

    Vote: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  17. Steve (North Shore) (4,538 comments) says:

    He should not have done it, end of story.
    He did it to provoke, a media whore, a cork soaker

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 3 You need to be logged in to vote
  18. Azeraph (604 comments) says:

    Did it say the full Quote? or just “Prepare to die”

    Honestly, if it’s on a T-shirt it kind of says it loud and clear but if you were going to blow up a plane you wouldn’t advertize it. Superstitious modern fearism folks and it’s contagious like the conspiracist fearism.

    It’s the Helicopter fearism that have parents unable to understand why they act this way then have to take their kids to a “Let’s let them play on the jungle-gym day” put on by the local primary school.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  19. Fletch (6,230 comments) says:

    If anyone’s interested, you can get the shirt here –

    http://www.verboom.co.nz/categories/mens-t-shirts/hello-my-name-is-inigo-montoya-t-shirt-01

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  20. Ryan Sproull (7,093 comments) says:

    Monique, if I wasn’t already married…

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  21. Johnboy (15,890 comments) says:

    “Have watched it a dozen times at least.”

    Slow learner eh? :)

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  22. Jim (407 comments) says:

    Ah, Inigo Montoya, Ash!, the boomstick!…. [grabbing NZBs as I type]

    Have to admit though, when your in an otherwise humourless situation and confronted with an unfamiliar cultural reference, that when taken at face value is potentially offensive, you can lose your sense of humour. Particularly if you missed the [hilarious] movie.

    I do think the average flight attendant has lost their touch though.

    I remember (pre 9/11) an Auckland-Sydney flight where I was seated facing a hostess in the fold-down jumpseat. My colleague sitting next to me was asking a lot of questions about the doors “arm the doors” etc. As we were taxiing he asked “What would you do if I got out of my seat and moved that lever? [pointing at the door]“. She said “I would have to kill you”, deadpan, no smile. He shut up at that point.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.