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Dumbest Reason to See a Movie...
Topic by: woozy
Posted: March 25, 2007 - 6:02 PM PDT
Last Reply: March 27, 2007 - 10:45 AM PDT

author topic: Dumbest Reason to See a Movie...
woozy
post #1  on March 25, 2007 - 6:02 PM PDT  
So, I hate it when wrong numbers leave messages on my answering machine. (It's not like the outgoing message doesn't clearly identify who I am.)

"Hey, it's me. This movie. "What Love Is". You got to see it. There's a character who reminded me.. he was so like you, it was incrediable. Go see it. It's called "What Love Is" and call me back and tell me what you think."

So this got me thinking. If I rented this to try to see if there is anyone in it who would remind someone of someone else would I be able to figure out who the guy on the answering machine might be, would this be the dumbest reason to See a Movie?

Okay, so what are the dumbest reasons you can think of to see a movie?

(And completely off topic:
1. Where's Irons? Shouldn't she have posted us a Vernal Equinox greeting?
2. Which 1980's film is an anagram of "freshened gent over"?
3. Multiple choice:
A. Merle Regle inadvertantly misspelled "Jesse Ventura" as "Jesse Vintura"
B. I'm a lousy speller and 'rejuvinate' is actually spelled 'rejuvenate'.
C. There is a famous person called either Jane Ste. Virus, Visuaj Sterne, or Justine Avers.
)
SonjaBlue
post #2  on March 25, 2007 - 7:46 PM PDT  
woozy wrote:

...
> (And completely off topic:
...
> 2. Which 1980's film is an anagram of "freshened gent over"?<

Revenge of the Nerds

Hello, Woozy. It's been awhile...
woozy
post #3  on March 25, 2007 - 10:54 PM PDT  
> On March 25, 2007 - 7:46 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> ...
> > 2. Which 1980's film is an anagram of "freshened gent over"?<
>
> Revenge of the Nerds

Very good. That was on trivia page from October 2003 I had stumbled upon the web but the answer page was missing and my anagramming talents weren't up to my usual par. Thank you.

For another Trivia question: Who keeps Atlantis off the maps? Who keeps the Martians under wraps? Who robs crayfish of their sight? And what are three more things this person or people do?

> Hello, Woozy. It's been awhile...
> ---------------------------------

Yes, it has. You must forgive me. I've been feeling a little blue, and not up to my usual self, and certainly not up to you who are so much higher than us.

By the way, I'm sure you must have an amusing annecdote of a stupid reason you may have had for seeing a movie.
woozy
post #4  on March 25, 2007 - 11:29 PM PDT  
> On March 25, 2007 - 6:02 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> 3. Multiple choice:
> A. Merle Regle inadvertantly misspelled "Jesse Ventura" as "Jesse Vintura"
> B. I'm a lousy speller and 'rejuvinate' is actually spelled 'rejuvenate'.
> C. There is a famous person called either Jane Ste. Virus, Visuaj Sterne, or Justine Avers.
> )
> ---------------------------------

Geez, I guess the answer is B.

Geez, I know I'm a lousy speller but I thought I was better than that. Well, at least I don't have to worry that I'm losing my anagramming skill. (If any of you submit my answer and win, I want you to acknowledge me on the radio... *sigh*)

Cinenaut
post #5  on March 26, 2007 - 9:30 AM PDT  
> On March 25, 2007 - 6:02 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Okay, so what are the dumbest reasons you can think of to see a movie?
> ---------------------------------

You heard it has a good title sequence?

NLee
post #6  on March 26, 2007 - 2:27 PM PDT  
> On March 25, 2007 - 6:02 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So, I hate it when wrong numbers leave messages on my answering machine. (It's not like the outgoing message doesn't clearly identify who I am.)
>
> "Hey, it's me. This movie. "What Love Is". You got to see it. There's a character who reminded me.. he was so like you, it was incrediable. Go see it. It's called "What Love Is" and call me back and tell me what you think."
> ---------------------------------

This sounds suspiciously like a pre-recorded marketing call to me. Anyone else received the identical phone message?
woozy
post #7  on March 26, 2007 - 3:19 PM PDT  
> On March 26, 2007 - 2:27 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> This sounds suspiciously like a pre-recorded marketing call to me. Anyone else received the identical phone message?
>

Could be. But I don't think so. I mean, isn't "What love is" a relatively ... hold on... imdbs...

Well, fuck me and feed me dead fish...

Although, I was quoting mine from memory, the one in these message boards: "Hey, it's me!" says the male voice. "I just saw this great movie called "What Love Is." I tell ya, I loved this movie! You gotta see it! Look around for it! It'll be at the local movie theater! Well, I gotta go! Talk to ya later! Bye!" isn't quite the same in I distinctly remember said one of the characters was exactly like me. That'd certainly attract my attention more than some idiot gushing he loved a movie and stiltedly saying it'll be at "the local movie theater".

Usually, when a friend says a movie character reminds them of me they mean insecure and obsessively neurotic (either that or something worse) so I tend to not take to it warmly.

Hmm, So NLee. Any dumb reasons you've had to watch a movie. Well, I guess your mission to rate the world of hentai is almost as dumb as all my male friends watching Spider-Man for Kirsten Dunst tee-shirt in the rain.

Okay, if you don't want to answer the dumb reason question: What fictional movie character, if any, is the most like you? Be honest.

Battie
post #8  on March 27, 2007 - 9:27 AM PDT  
Lara Croft! *giggle*

No...I actually have no idea. I've seen *other* people I know resemble characters, but never myself.

I have seen "bits" of myself in other characters, though. Usually male ones. Which reminds me..last night I dream I (as a female) impregnated a guy 1-2 years younger and decidedly more sheltered. *blinks* How's that for gender-bending? X)
woozy
post #9  on March 27, 2007 - 10:45 AM PDT  

> No...I actually have no idea. I've seen *other* people I know resemble characters, but never myself.
>
I think it's easier to see others than ones self. Most movie characters aren't so deep, so that either there are characters with broad characteristics you share, or if the characters are nuanced they are interesting in their own right.


> I have seen "bits" of myself in other characters, though. Usually male ones.

Jane in "Antonia and Jane" is very much like me. My life in Jr. High was pretty much like Dawn's in "Welcome to the Dollhouse" except my family was smarter.

> Which reminds me..last night I dream I (as a female) impregnated a guy 1-2 years younger and decidedly more sheltered. *blinks* How's that for gender-bending? X)


Not bad. I've never had dreams in which I've given birth (the many dreams in which I've had to care for a child or intelligent animal, usually handicapped or broken in some-way, come about in ways never so logically explained) but I've had a few in which I've been knocked up, however in those it's usually just the abstract concept of being made stuffed by another rather than any actual pregnancy.

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