Things we said, Things we wish we said, Memories and

Stuff we just find funny!

"I am so grateful to have had the chance to live in such a Time & Place where the Music was Simple, Heartfelt, and Timeless...Thank You Rock N' Roll!"

"This "Rock Music" you speak of, is it music about rocks?

Music from rocks? Singing fossils, perhaps?"

"My pick is the only thing that stands between me and abject poverty!!"

Bruce Quintos thru the (many, many) years!


Who said it couldn't be done?!


"Cursed be they who said what we said before we said it."
St. Jerome!



Hey Rico, How long ya' gonna' ROCK dude?



"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made!"

Groucho Marx!



"When they finally run you out of town, get at the head of the crowd and make it look like your leading a Parade!"

Rico 71'


"Res ipsa loquitur, sed quid in infernos dicit"

(The thing speaks for itself, but what the hell is it saying?)


"When you're on thin ice you might as well Dance!"



 "Leave the Gun. Take the Cannoli!"



"Show me a man with his two feet planted firmly on the ground and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants off!"


"Rock N' Roll is here to Stay, it will never Die!"

 Irish Danny Rapp and the Juniors, 1958


"A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi Yo Silver!'  With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains, led the fight for law and order in the early west. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. The Lone Ranger rides again!"

Rest in Peace Mr. Moore and Thank You!



For those of you who have ever wondered how Rico actually met Johnny we now present the TRUE story!




Elvis wore the Star of David, the Christian Cross and the Hebrew Letter "Chai". Why?

"I don't want to miss out on Heaven on a technicality!"

And as long as we're on the subject!



Bad Guys:  "Mighty big words for a one eyed Fat Man!"

The Duke:  "Fill your hands you Sonofabitch!"


Drum Major Ed Kane to Don McGrath and Bruce just before they "acquired" the actual

"Jay Leno Tonight Show" set.

"Better to Seek Forgiveness than Ask for Permission Lads.

And remember this. In Wine there is Wisdom, in Beer there is Freedom, in Water there is Bacteria!"

The D.E.B.s (Donny, Ed and Bruce) Serving and Protecting!


"In my many years, I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress."

 John Adams



Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did but backwards with heals on!




"What is best in life: Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!"

 You're a funny man, Sully, I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last. Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last? I lied!


So let's get this straight. Rico sees Arnold riding a Harley Fat Boy so he has to go out and..........?!?



Rico's Hero!

"My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes!"



"Mmm Mmm Good! Mmm Mmm Good! Sanford's Meatloaf Soup is Mmm Mmm Good!"

"Ya big dummy! We're gonna call your new business Julio and Foolio!"



"Buenos Dias Senor! We are the Federales, you know, the Mounted Police! If your the Police where are your Badges? Badges? We ain't got no Badges, We don't need no Badges! I don't have to show you no Stinkin' Badges!"



Remember when Rocky Balboa's fat buddies asked him if he needed help fighting Tommy Gunn?

"This ain't no Pie Eatin' Contest!"


"Lordy, I have loved some ladies,
and I have loved Jim Beam,
and they both tried to kill me,
in 1973!"   

Hank Williams Jr. (Amen brother Hank!)


Am I the only one who thinks that....Na, Forgetaboudit......?



"I ran out of gas. I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts! It wasn't my fault, I swear to god

"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses

We're on a mission from God!"


"Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers has been approved!"


"It's got a cop motor: a 440 cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is this the new Bluesmobile, or what?"



Harry Callahan: "I know what you're thinking, Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question,

"Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"


Greatest Rock N' Roll rap line:

"Well you're the prettiest thing I ever did see. I really like your peaches wanna' shake your tree!"


Spiro Theodore Agnew
Spiro Agnew


"Nattering nabobs of negativism"

 "Pusillanimous pussyfooters"

"Hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history"




One Politically Incorrect Dude!!

 "Now you listen to me, you smooth-talking son-of-a-bitch. Let me lay it on the line for you and your Boss, whoever he is! Johnny Fontane will never get that movie. I don't care how many dago guinea wop greaseball goombahs come out of the woodwork!"
Tom Hagen: "I'm German-Irish."
Jack Woltz: "Well, lemme tell ya something, my Kraut-Mick friend!"


"Timing determines the outcome of a rain dance!"





Rico's Hero, Eddie Haskell!

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Ken Osmond

After his child acting career, Ken served 18 honorable years as an Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). During his time on the force, he worked in Vice, Narcotics and as a Motorcycle Officer. He grew a mustache to help secure his anonymity. He retired after getting hit with three bullets while in a foot chase with a suspected car thief in June of 1980. He was saved by his bulletproof vest (two of the bullets) and also his belt buckle (one bullet). He earned a medical disability pension from the police force.

God Bless you and may He always keep you safe Ken. We always want the score to be Christians 12, Lions nothing!

"So Eddie Haskell, you wan't to be the PO-PO, WOW!"



"We're having a Gol'Dang Stupid Contest. Everyone's in first place. Hell you guys are in the Stupid Olympics and all of ya are goin' for the Gold!"

Commander Rico at roll-call, 1987


This is Spinal Tap!

Nigel Tufnel: "The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and... "
Marty DiBergi: "Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?"
Nigel Tufnel: "Exactly."
Marty DiBergi: "Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?"
Nigel Tufnel: "Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?"
Marty DiBergi: "I don't know."
Nigel Tufnel: "Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?"
Marty DiBergi: "Put it up to eleven."
Nigel Tufnel: "Eleven. Exactly. One louder."
Marty DiBergi: "Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?"
Nigel Tufnel:
"These go to eleven!"

Nigel Tufnel: "The sustain, listen to it."
Marty DiBergi: "I don't hear anything."
Nigel Tufnel: "Well you would though, if it were playing!"


"Brighto, Brighto, Makes a body new! We sold a Million bottles, Whoo, Whoo, Whoo, Whoo, Whoo!"



"Ever dance with the Devil by the pale moon light?"




The Commitments,

Irish Rhythm N' Blues Band

"Do you not get it, Lads? The Irish are the Blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the Blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the Blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I'm Black and I'm proud!"



"Fat, Drunk, and Stupid is no way to go through life, son."

Animal House




"Did you ever want something so bad you were tempted to use your own money to pay for it?"

Rico, 75'

Hey Luca, That's Our Boy Rico!


If Rico didn't have a Band!

Midway through a performance Rico seamlessly changes from Air Guitar to

Celtic Fiddle without loosing a beat!




RELATIVE HUMIDITY  as defined by Tommy Cline, famous drummer from the SHY LADS, FRICTION and now RicoQuinn;

"That's when the brother-in law asks to borrow 10 bucks and ya' tell em' "

"Piss on ya!"



"Elevators always smelled just a little different to me." 



"Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers."

"Operator! Give me the number for 911!"

"Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'"

"Doughnuts. Is there anything they can't do?"

"Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way."

"When will I learn? The answers to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle. They're on TV."


Rico & Johnny in their spare time!



For two of the best cops Rico ever worked with, Chuck and Joe!

And Sergeant Jay, Rico's right hand man!

"Johnny Cool and Bruce drove into where with what?"



"Norton, How do you address the ball?"

Hello Ball!



And my Favorite!!!

"Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and curse the Marines; you have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives and that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.

You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use then as the backbone of a life trying to defend something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you," and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest that you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to"

"You can't handle the truth!"


George Orwell



"Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?"