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What the hell does "We. Drink. Your. MILKSHAKE!" mean?

Asked by Tay122 (406 points ) August 1st, 2011

I’ve always wondered..

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everephebe's avatar

It’s from a line in There Will Be Blood.

King_Pariah's avatar

It’s originally, “I drink your milkshake!” From the film There will be Blood which was used as a metaphor to say that I’ve taken everything away from you and to show how cruelty trumps meekness.

jrpowell's avatar

I always thought it was from this. In this instance I am glad I was wrong.

Tay122's avatar

@everephebe & @King_Pariah
So in There Will Be Blood, why do they say it?
Can you explain it a little better please?

blueiiznh's avatar

I hate it when THEY drink my milkshake. My god, is there nothing sacred anymore!

Leave my GD milkshake ALONE!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@johnpowell It’s not because of that? I thought that too.

everephebe's avatar

It’s the final scene of the movie, if you want to spoil an excellent piece of cinema for yourself.

KateTheGreat's avatar

@blueiiznh Sounds like a first world problem ;)

Tay122's avatar

@everephebe
I doubt i’m going to watch that movie anyway.. and that sounds right, in a excellent piece of cinema it says We. Drink. Your. Milkshake! in it.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I always thought it was because my milkshake brings all the jellies to the yard…

Tay122's avatar

@everephebe
If you say so….. ;)

Blackberry's avatar

That final scene was great, too bad I didn’t watch the rest of the movie beforehand lol.

_zen_'s avatar

I thought that it was over-rated – like Daniel Day Lewis.

Ducks.

Pandora's avatar

Think about it really hard. Really, really hard. :p

gailcalled's avatar

Backstory on the milkshake line; (source )

“The line in the final scene, “I drink your milkshake!”, is paraphrased from a quote by U.S. Senator for New Mexico Albert Fall speaking before a Congressional investigation into the 1920s oil-related Teapot Dome scandal. Anderson was enamoured of the fact that a term like “milkshake” found its way into such official testimony, to explain the complicated technical process of oil drainage to senators.”

Tay122's avatar

@zen
Ducks more like dicks.. lol that was off topic.

Tay122's avatar

@gailcalled
Finally.. somebody who can actually go one step further and EXPLAIN what it was!!
Thank. you. god!
lol thanks

gailcalled's avatar

Here’s the exact quote from Fall’s testimony: Source.

“In explaining oil drainage, Fall’s way of describing it was to say ‘Sir, if you have a milkshake and I have a milkshake and my straw reaches across the room, I’ll end up drinking your milkshake,’ ” Anderson {director of the movie} says. “I just took this insane concept and used it.”

Google is your friend

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Wow. I’ve always wondered about that too, to the point of being annoyed at having to read it everywhere so thanks to @gailcalled I know. I saw the movie but I don’t recall that line at all.

AshLeigh's avatar

I don’t know. It makes me smile though. :)

filmfann's avatar

I don’t like Daniel Day Lewis. Mostly because he knocked up Isabelle Adjani and ditched her.

Blackberry's avatar

Ok, I watched There Will Be Blood, and it was an excellent movie.

YARNLADY's avatar

Hahahaha, I asked this same question once without the expletive. Fluther needs an introduction – or do they have one and we missed it?

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