The HBO sitcom "Bored to Death" is one of the most erudite shows on TV, mixing madcap comedy with highbrow literary dialogue. The show is about a young and struggling writer named after series creator Jonathan Ames (played by Jason Schwartzman) who decides to become an unlicensed private detective to pick up some extra cash. In his adventures he is joined by his magazine editor boss George and his pot-smoking comic book artist friend Ray. Anyway, sometimes you might feel the need to refer to a show like that in order to appear "intelligent" or "interesting." In service of that noble goal, here are 8 "Bored to Death" quotes to use while talking about the latest issue of "The New Yorker." Because sometimes, a pair of glasses and a tasteful wardrobe are not enough.
"It's a good thing to stay in the dark about things—it keeps life interesting." This line from Ted Danson's George is characteristic of his philosophical way of thinking. George isn't like other bosses, often calling Jonathan to ask if he has any weed. This could be a good line to use if you want to seem like a real thinker who keeps life in the proper perspective, even if you aren't.
"Hey—it's okay! I'm Jewish!" Spoken by Jason Schwartsman's Jonathan after getting caught in some quasi-legal business by a couple of Rabbis, this is a good line to use any time you need to get in with God's Chosen People. It works best if you actually are Jewish, but even if you're not, who's gonna call you on it?
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