“Never half-ass two things. Whole ass one thing.”

From: Parks and Recreation

Genre: Television

Who said it?: Ron Swanson

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote from the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. The show generally revolves around the small town of Pawnee, Indiana. Specifically, the tiny Parks Department of the town.

The quote comes from Sweet Sixteen, the 16th episode of the 4th season of the show. Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poelher) is running for City Council and, because of all the work and campaigning she’s been doing, forgets one of her officemate’s birthday. Claiming she has everything under control, Leslie hastily organizes a birthday party but, in her rush, forgets to invite the celebrant. Ron Swanson (played by Nick Offerman) then tells a tale when he was in middle school and had two jobs but it was just too much for him. He closes the parable with the quote.

Geek wisdom: In this hectic world, people say that we should be able to multitask. However, when we do, we tend to cut corners and lose focus. It’s usually much better to focus on one task at a time and give it your all then rather that split your attention on several tasks and risk messing things up.

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“I’m not like a regular mom. I’m a cool mom.”

From: Mean  Girls

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: June George / Regina George’s mom

The story behind the quote: The quote comes Mean Girls, a film that has a very strong cult following and a very quotable movie. The film follows Cady (played by Lindsey Lohan), who gets invited to join the Plastics, the school’s clique of popular girls, and Cady and her friends use this as an opportunity to take down the group.

The quote comes from the middle of the film. Regina George (played by Rachel McAdams) invites Cady and the rest of the Plastics to her home. Cady meets June George, Regina’s mother and portrayed by Amy Poehler. Despite her age, she still tries to act young and be all chummy with her daughter’s friends, which is why she delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: You can’t change what your mom is like. She may be cool. She may not. Whatever the case, it’s nearly Mother’s Day and we all should really appreciate all she’s done for us.