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Captain Queeg

Lieutenant Commander Philip Francis Queeg, USN, is a fictional character in Herman Wouk's 1951 novel The Caine Mutiny.

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Because nobody expects the Captain Queeg frozen strawberry Inquisition...
Somebody's been touching my computer screen at work. I'm on the verge of a Captain Queeg frozen strawberry style inquest if it don't stop.
OBAMA's THE NEW CAPTAIN QUEEG-SOOO Paranoid-The difference is Queeg had his marbles-Obama has lost his.
Just think of like he's Captain Queeg in Caine Mutiny blaming someone else for his own deficiencies.
Where's the strawberries Captain Queeg (McCain) is a prime example for term limits. We so need this to…
One lie leads to another. Also have noticed the Captain Queeg quality of your word salad answers. ❓❓❓
who stole the strawberries! Says Captain Queeg. Put this man on report! Its a mutiny I tell you!
I want everyone's tax returns on my desk now! *** it! Who cheated?! asked Captain Queeg.
Maybe Pence waiting for a Captain Queeg moment,lol.
It should occur to nearly everyone by now that WE are a Ship of State with Captain Queeg at the helm. His promises are NOT SUPPORTED by GOP!
Weatherill is the captain Queeg of politics
He's dropping a hint, Keith. He's Captain Queeg asking for help in the only way he knows how. He can be played.
I was told today we have a Captain Queeg in the council. Chambers. . A vote of no confidence by the staff was only...
The case of the missing melon - Geez and I thought Captain Queeg went nuts over the missing strawberries in The Caine Mutiny
reading a book by Herman Wouk (The Caine Mutiny) the character Captain Queeg is much like our president. your thoughts .
reminds me of Captain Queeg: who stole the strawberries?
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Captain Queeg's steel balls are rolling furiously.
Captain Queeg is starting to roll his steel balls. The end is near.
Blind Squirrel Finds Nut. Captain Queeg orders Berries. And don't forget...Obama did that 11 months in a row...mayb…
Captain Queeg going down with the ship. Who ate his strawberries? One toke over the line
Is Real Life "The Caine Mutiny" and I know who is playing Captain Queeg but who is going to take the role of Maryck before we sink
true many of us were, baling water said you can't let Captain Queeg/DT steer ship, now sinking fast!
Can there be against Captain Queeg - Er - ?
Could someone in the W/H please give Captain Queeg-Er-some marbles so we can certify him for
(2) Mutiny was punishable by death. The crew mutinied against Captain Queeg, a martinet and a weirdo.
We have Captain Queeg in the White House and the ship is sinking.
Whiny plagiarist Monica Crowley has her own Captain Queeg moment.
It seems as if Captain Queeg is losing his marbles. This ship is in deep trouble.
This reeks of Captain Queeg's search for the strawberries!
Said it before but one more time...trump is suffering from same delusions as "Caine Mutiny" Captain Queeg...the peaches...
is a scary dude! He's reminded Americans of Hitler and Mussolini. Now I've heard one of the scariest: Captain Queeg!
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Trump has no proof but knows it's there, sounds like Captain Queeg and the quart of missing strawberries.
In other news, Captain Queeg quoted as saying he's "very close" to discovering who stole the strawberries.
Didn't wiretapping go out in the 1970s? Trump living delusional fantasy built of shards of past like Captain Queeg (Caine Mutiny).
The West Wing is like herding cats. You just graduated from Captain Queeg to Emperor Nero. Want to buy a fiddle?
No...Trump is Capt. Queeg, he sees missing strawberries everywhere. Spicer is Lt. Keefer defending his captain.
Good to see that someone else has spotted the Captain Queeg-like meanderings of the current White House.
Did he take your strawberries too, Captain Queeg?
For months I've been saying this guy is Captain Queeg, but Queeg looks downright sane next to DT.
It's like watching Captain Queeg's testimony in The Caine Mutiny.
Is this a reference to Captain Queeg from the Caine Mutiny? Because if so, I approve.
Captain Queeg in charge of USN ImThePrez. Let's steal his 🍓
Trump may be fast becoming a presidential version of the paranoid Captain Queeg from The Caine Mutiny, renamed The Tru…
Trump is having a Captain Queeg moment with the wiretapping claims. Ah, but the strawberries... via
Just like Captain Queeg, soon Trump will be claiming they were all out to get him. Except in this case, it might be true.
Seems as though Captain Queeg is busy blaming everybody else. . Maybe he should look in the mirror.
Donald Trump as Captain Queeg. Is a Caine Mutiny in the White House possible?
I have never seen a press conference like that in my life. reminiscent of Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny talking about…
Transition from Obama to Trump is like Captain Kirk being replaced by Captain Queeg.
Obama has gone full 'Captain Queeg.'
I swear he is acting like Captain Queeg. Has someone stolen strawberries?
Reading the piece I started recalling The Caine Mutiny. It sounds as if Captain Queeg is about ti take charge.
She reminded me of Richard Nixon, & Humphrey Bogart's portrayal of Captain Queeg in Cain Mutiny. The eyes say it all.
compared to Captain Queeg from the Caine Mutiny, a few weeks back More and more apt, maybe time…
Well put, Keith. I guess Captain Queeg is in perennial strawberries searching mode.
Pretty sure Trump keeps Newt's balls in his pocket and rattles them around like Captain Queeg.
There hasn't been an on camera meltdown like this since Bogart as Captain Queeg tried to explain the strawberry ice cr…
I forsee Trump being something of a Captain Queeg; he can't take criticism & I think it will cause him to crack.
May's a control freak in the Captain Queeg tradition. She's obsessing about strawberries while her ship is in dang…
Paul Krugman increasingly sounds like Captain Queeg.What about the strawberries Paul? The tow line?
Let's see if he melts down like Captain Queeg.
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great move You're going down with Captain Queeg.
Captain Queeg: "Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them."
sees conspiracies wherever you look. Captain Queeg, time for you to slink away. You won't be missed.
Hi Captain Queeg your own campaign manager says you're losing.
Trump has gone from being Lonesome Rhodes, to Citizen Kane, to Captain Queeg, back to Lonesome Rhodes. Now he's Slim Pickens…
Trump is no Eisenhower. He's more like the fictional Captain Queeg played by Humphrey Bogart in "The Caine Mutiny."
Unless you count Captain Queeg on the stand in The Caine Mutiny as a "policy speech", yep.
I just went full Captain Queeg on my kids. We had 2 pints of Chunky Monkey in the freezer; the 11yo ate one. "Mine" has been opened. WHO?
I like this conceit of Trump as Captain Queeg.
Captain Queeg and Donald Trump actually have a lot in common. Only difference is that only one of them ever served…
Trymp's just rattling his steel balls once again. Captain Queeg is alive and well...
So this guy Queeg is a great Captain, running a good ship. I would have told his officers Sad.
The Caine Mutiny was inspired by Hillary, such a nasty woman. No one had more respect for strawberries than Captai…
Humphrey Bogart was nominated but didn't win an acadamy award for Captain Queeg. Donald would win in a remake just being himself. Vote D.
Good morning, Captain Queeg. How did you sleep?
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Queeg was a great captain, the greatest. Strawberry were rigged, sad.
Captain Queeg - great guy! Those liberal poofs rigged the mutiny by steering into the typhoon. Not Queeg's fault, belive me!
Captain Queeg, you're over. Signed, 'a very nasty woman' .
Tuned in just in time to see Trump go full Captain Queeg, raving about George Soros.
Captain Yeah, that sounds about right.
Trump is living a Captain Queeg moment. .
Captain Queeg I presume - check his little hands for the little silver balls
response about the possibility of a "rigged" election is his Captain Queeg moment.
HRC is starting to act like Captain Queeg from The Caine Mutiny.
Trump starting to click the little steel balls.Captain Queeg.
During tonight's debate the role of Donald J. Trump will be played by Captain Queeg. . [Clack clack...clack clack...]
Captain Queeg grabs the metal balls.
Donald lying about the women accusers, and didn't apologize to Melania. Beginning to sound like Captain Queeg on wtnss stand
We have reached the Captain Queeg part of the
He is inches away from pulling a captain Queeg, look for the ball bearings.
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Hillary is having her Captain Queeg moment … The Russians are behind wikileaks!
almost predictable that in final weeks, DT will go "Captain Queeg" on McCain, Rubio, Ayotte, etc.
Daily best description: Captain Queeg on steroids.
Let's call this debate prep shall we? We are going to see Captain Queeg on Crack.
I was thinking about Trump = Captain Queeg just yesterday. It's his constant repetition that really does it.
Got my mutinies confused too. I meant Caine Mutiny, but that was captain Queeg. Don't do drugs kids
Remember Brooklyn Museum feud? He was basically Captain Queeg. Lots of NY couldn't wait to get rid of him.
. Nope. Today he's Captain Queeg who knows that Cruz's daddy stole the strawberries.
Nonsense by god. Captain Queeg knows that Cruz stole the strawberries and his father put him up to it.
Of course, but Trump is Captain Queeg who knows that Cruz stole the strawberries.
Yes, this make sense. It's the strawberries, Captain Queeg.
What's this? Captain Queeg and the Caine Mutiny missing strawberries caper? Spend the brain cells on matters that matter!
If you don't know who Captain Queeg is:. 1) Shame on you. 2) Go watch The Caine Mutiny this instant.
Did you see this Captain Queeg has lost it.
I think it's time for Americans to seriously discuss whether Obama is mentally competent. He reminds me of Captain Queeg.
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Ted Cruz just exposed himself as Captain Queeg.
One of the best movies ever, with Bogart as the lunatic Captain Queeg.
Finding an interesting scoop in Dublin is often like finding out who ate Captain Queeg's quart of strawberries.
The Caine Mutinee is on 5USA right now - one of my late father's favourite films: often compare his superiors to Captain Queeg...
Liar is too harsh, but does have a kind of Captain Queeg affect when talking about Cruz.
now starting to sound like Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny
& starting to sound like Captain Queeg.Fiorina says Trump sounds like Obama.
Just like "Captain Queeg" and in the end, mishandled everything presented to him. But, he still blamed others for it.
My authorities tell me that this is standard procedure. To avoid a collision - sink the *** ~ Captain Queeg
Captain Reince Queeg - USS Caine - vows to court martial Ensign for mutiny.
You mentioned Trump supports and I thought of Captain Queeg fumbling w/a pair of steel balls measuring strawberries.
The Captain Queeg school of political analysis: "One of my disloyal officers made a duplicate key and stole my strawberries!"
Loved the letter in today's Maine Sunday Telegram that drew the comparison between Gov Paul LePage (R-ME) and Captain Queeg. Well done!
This and the crab legs, he's Captain Queeg.
Caine-what movie? Captain Queeg or some weird name like that-OH Caine Mutiny!!
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That's what Captain Philip Francis Queeg wants to know.
didn't Cambridge call Adams Captain Queeg or something like that?
LOL about the Captain Queeg line!! ;) Also, Erin was the **first** I've seen on TV that properly handled a pistol. Bravo
do I get a prize for knowing that Captain Queeg is from the Caine Mutiny? lol eeks!
As a bonus, we got to see John McCain do his best Captain Queeg. "Gimme back my quart of strawberries, scum!"
Vlad is increasingly becoming Captain Queeg. With nukes.
Roger Goodell is the Captain Queeq and the NFL is the USS Caine, and there is and has been a mutiny. However, why aren't the sponsors, the guys who pay millions and millions of dollars to advertise in the NFL making a stand? Bud Light do you really need to advertise in a league which seems to ignore domestic abuse? Do people need to be reminded that Auggie Busch IV killed a girl driving drunk in 1983, only to have Linda McCain and Auggie' family bail his *** out? Seriously, these owners don't care what happens, so long as theirs accounting ledgers show profit regardless of collateral damage. Goodell you make 44 million dollars, yet for some reason you have a problem letting go. It's not like you are going to be living in homeless shelters and start receiving public assistance. Dude go away, stop trying to make excuses for something that you obviously are too delusional over. Every few minutes more and more things are being made public. The ship is sinking Captain Queeg, you don't have a lifeline. Take you ...
I remember a story I really liked whose main character was one Captain Queeg...
.He's exhibiting signs of Captain Queeg in the Caine Mutiny, SHIPS LEAVING THE SINKING RAT
is Captain Queeg, looking for that quart of strawberries and Harry Reid is the old captain
Captain Queeg is on CNN...no wait it's John McCain.
there's also the playing conkers bit. Did Major play conkers. Wasnt he more like Captain Queeg?
That's what Captain Queeg thought too will provide strong decisive leadership
My favorite example is the Caine Mutiny. Half the book is spent convincing you Queeg is a horrible captain and the mutiny totally justified.
I watched Captain Queeg's speech on the N.S.A. and in my experience this is the worst speech he has ever made. He's instituting a lot of bureaucracy to distract that's all. Notice how the speech starts roughly the same way as the "We the People" speech. In a way it sounds like it virtually exactly. Notice the bewildering first-second wheels within first-second wheels at least twice running into steps leading to a staircase of "unprecedented" cosmetics. Sometimes the numbered list-making seemed to trail off without completion. It closed like an exhausted Paul Revere on top of Bess Truman. Where's the accountability? Where's the verifiability? Not there. I'm sure the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. loved it because they (thus far) don't have to testify. In the serpentine confusion that it seems to wish to construct - about half-way through, were you not shaking your head too? - sing-song - like a rhetorical pendulum of back and forth - somnolent - sleepy - sleep-inducing - there's a pattern or construction of how he ...
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A perspective on our president from Down Under. In Herman Wouk’s classic World War II novel, The Caine Mutiny, there is a moment when a group of the ship’s officers are getting away from the increasingly eccentric Captain Queeq by relaxing ashore. Suddenly the malcontent Lieutenant Keefer asks the others: “Does it occur to you that Captain Queeg may be insane?" In fact Queeg is not insane, at least not at that time. He is simply grappling, more and more disastrously, with a job too big for him. Come the crisis of a typhoon, he becomes paralyzed and nearly sinks the ship by failing to give the obvious orders. At the subsequent court-martial he appears quite normal until he breaks down under the pressure of cross-examination. Before this, the officers have searched the regulations for guidance, but the regulations refer only to a captain who is clearly and unmistakably insane, not one who is merely guilty of eccentricity and bad judgment. At a lower level of responsibility, Queeg might have performed ...
There's a film on Channel 5 now talking about Captain Queeg and Mr Marek!!! are you watching it captain?
The Caine Mutiny features two great scenes. The first is Humphrey Bogard's Captain Queeg break down on the stand at the court martial.
Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny; you know he's banging those championship rings on a chair somewhere
just finished watching "The Caine Mutiny" I think this was Bogey's last film...know it was shot in '54 and Bogart passed in Jan.'57, so it could have been his last. Great movie and character as Queeg. After being Hollywood's top male actor, he played this role as a tired,broken down Captain who would play with his balls when he was nervous and unsure. When Queeg took the stand in the courtroom scene, Bogart was unbelievable in his acting. Started confident and sure of himself, but as the questions kept coming he started falling apart. When he reached in his pants and took out his balls and started playing with them, you knew how just how much he had went through in the Atlantic. What a movie...come over and watch it anytime
The big story this past week, besides the annual State of the Delusion speech by Barack “It won’t add a cent to the deficit” Obama, was the fate of the passengers on the Carnival Triumph as their skyscraper sized ship was left adrift at sea for days without power.
My girlfriend Jinko will kill me if I buy one more Hank Williams album. This one looks interesting though.
What's on my mind? Captain Bligh and Commander Queeg. I dreamed of the ocean again.
Gillard is truly the Captain Queeg of Australian politics...
What will he do when the storm hits? Some in R military thinks of Obama as the eccentric Captain Queeq
What will Captain Queeg President Obama do when the typhoon hits?
Top 5% pay 54% of taxes and top 1% pay 39% yet senate democrats say we don't have a spending problem we have s misallocation of wealth problem?!? That the tax code is messed up and wealthy aren't paying enough? Unreal
From Stanley Krippner, “The Varieties of Dissociative Experience: A Transpersonal, Postmodern Model,” The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 1999, Vol. 18, No. 2, 81-101. P. 93 Flow With Major Shifts in the Ego-Self Controlled flow can take place with major shifts in the ego-self. Some actors describe a number of ways in which their awareness shifts while playing a role for the stage, movies, or television. Liv Ullman, in performance, reports that she is filled with another presence, a character possessing her, a spirit shared by the actor and audience (Bates, 1987, p. 2). When John Hurt was filming the George Orwell novel, 1984, he admitted that he could not leave the part of Winston Smith behind. He remarked, “When you create a whole fantasy world like this you can lose your self in it” (Bonner, 1984). When playing Captain Queeg in a stage version of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Charlton Heston confided that he sometimes allowed the character of Queeg to possess him, often to th ...
Great article by Tom Verducci in Sept. 10th edition of SI. Comparing Bobby V to Captain Queeg from Mutiny On The Bounty fame. Great read.
It took a while, but the editors at Sports Illustrated finally realized that the 2012 Red Sox are a train wreck. In this week’s cover story, Tom Verducci calls this year’s sad sack squad “one of the most loathsome teams ever foisted upon fans of the Red Sox,” and dubs Bobby Valentine “Captain Queeg.
This item from George Takei's page--William Windom, an actor best known for playing much-beloved characters in the TV series, The Farmer's Daughter and My World and Welcome to it, passed away a few days ago. Most of those who follow this page, though, will remember him for his portrayal of Commodore Matthew Decker in the Star Trek Episode, "The Doomsday Machine." In a series full of over the top performances (can you say "Shatner?" Sure, I knew you could) Windom's portrayal of Decker is one of the most conspicuous. From sobbing in the Auxiliary Control Room of the Starship Constellation to his fidgeting with computer tapes in a manner that calls to mind Captain Queeg's ball bearings, to the look of abject terror as he flies the shuttlecraft into the mouth of the planet killer, Windom's acting is gutsy and dares to push the edge of the envelope. It is a great performance and one of the best things in the episode (along with the compelling music score composed for the episode--the "March of the Planet K ...
"The Fenway Mutiny"! Ball Bearings for Bobby V? All right, who took the strawberries? Can't escape the ol "geometric Logic"...* references to "The Caine Mutiny", and Humphrey Bogart's role as Captain Queeg)
Now watching the Red Sox play the Detroit Tigers. It occurs to me that Bobby Valentine's demeanor increasingly resembles that of Captain Queeg.
Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg uses Chinese Health Balls in the Courtroom.
Mel Brooks morphs into Captain Queeg for no apparent reason.
Move over Garp, Huck, Captain Queeg, "Gus" McCraeand Captain Call, "Rabbit" Angstrom, Yossarian, and the rest of those literary personalities that live forever in the memories of readers, and make room for the remarkable characters that spill out of 'Both Sides of the Moon'. In this wonderfully ent...
Attendees of this military panel believe that Captain Queeg was a historical figure. Next: Captain Kangaroo, later Admiral Kangaroo.
Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg uncovers the dastardly plot of the missing strawberries, in the 1954 Edward Demytryk movie The Caine Mutiny.
Caine Mutiny [VHS]: Humphrey Bogart is heartbreaking as the tragic Captain Queeg in this 1954 film, based on a n...
Santorum avoids pink bowling balls in photo op, mainly because he can't handle them and roll Captain Queeg ball bearings like Bogie in Cain.
Does Roger Goodell have Mad Cow disease? It's like he's become Captain Queeg.
Are you planning to reveal who stole the strawberries, Captain Queeg?
Classic example besides Aliens is Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny
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