I tried to find the origin of this and failed - I remember it as a book quote but my SO thinks it was a movie. Paraphrased, the quote is “I could kill you ten different ways with this straw. Eleven if I kept the wrapper.”
I thought of this quote again as I sometimes do, and went to the internet to find where it was from. I was thrilled to find a Straight Dope thread on it, but then dismayed to see not a single reply in over 8 years. Also, it was posted by my wife.
Anyone have any insight on where this quote is from?
Okay, this probably isn’t it, but just in case. There was a short-lived TV show in 1992, called Raven, about a ninja hero. In one episode, he’s talking to a ninja villain who says something like, “There are nine ways I can kill you with what’s on this breakfast tray.”
Instantly, Raven says something like, “Twelve! There are twelve ways you can die here!”
It’s not exactly your quote, but it’s the way they talked on this series.
The page seems to suggest that it came from the Washington Post, but doesn’t give a date or particulars. The URL seems to indicate this page is from 2011, so it’s no later than that. Of course, the earlier Dope thread on this is from 2010, so that’s no help. And I doubt if you got the quote from an article.
edited to add: imdb gives nothin’