Debbie: “Wow... that’s bitchin’ tuck and roll.You know, I really love the feel of tuck and roll upholstery.”
Terry: “You do?”
Terry: “Well, come in... I’ll let you feel it.I mean, you can touch it if you want...Um... I’ll let you feel the upholstery.”
—CANDY CLARK AS DEBBIE DUNHAM AND CHARLES MARTIN SMITH AS TERRY “THE TOAD” FIELDS IN American Graffiti (1973)
My father would tell about how he learned to swim. Older boys in the neighborhood of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, threw him in the Perkiomen Creek and shouted, “Sink or swim.” This was quite literally an immersion approach to learning.
My son Daniel, named after my father, had a distinctly different experience at Swim West in Madison, Wisconsin. ...