“I have done nothing wrong, ever, in my life.” AND “Money, please!”

From: Parks and Recreation

Genre: Televison

Who said it?: Mona-Lisa Saperstein

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the NBC comedy series, Parks and Recreation. The show follows the Parks Department of the town of Pawnee as well as their friends and how they try to manage the township.

The quote comes from the 6th season premiere episode, London. With his Rent-A-Swag shop in jeopardy thanks to a competing store, Tom Havelford (played by Aziz Ansari) discovers that the owner of his competition is the father of Mona-Lisa Saperstein (played by Jenny Slate). Mona-Lisa’s father opened up the store to get back at Tom for “ruining” his children’s lives. When Tom pleads with Mona-Lisa to tell her father of her lies. However, she does pretty much the opposite…

Geek wisdom: Some people will never admit to their wrongdoings and, sometimes, they will be rewarded for it. Yes, it may seem unfair… but nobody said life was fair.

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“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.