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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:36 PM

Things we've learned from the movies

Here's a humorous breakdown graphic listing several fun things that movies have taught us over the years. These are things that we've see in movies over and over again. Of course, there's a few that are left off the list like how the streets are always wet at night. Look over the list, and then let us know if you have any other facts to add to it!



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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:55 PM

1. Don't fuck with Angelina Jolie - you can't win. Even Brad Pitt found this out.

 

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:12 PM

2. Ever see the Mythbusters where they tested crawling through ductwork?

Hilarious.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:50 PM

5. Yeah.

I have a cousin that does HVAC work. He's amazed at how the ducts are always clean and there aren't any screws or sharp edges anywhere.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:57 PM

6. Yeah, that was pretty funny

and noisy

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Response to Tesha (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:16 PM

8. Yep, the Fallacy of the Talking Killer (Ebert)

The villain wants to kill the hero. He has him cornered at gunpoint. All he has to do is pull the trigger. But he always talks first. He explains the hero's mistakes to him. Jeers. Laughs. And gives the hero time to think his way out of the situation, or be rescued by his buddy. Cf. most JAMES BOND movies.

http://academic.sun.ac.za/forlang/bergman/tech/glossary/ebert_glos.htm


I guess it serves two purposes. A chance for the hero to escape so that the film series (007, Bourne, etc.) can continue and provide some exposition for the viewers, assuming they care.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:13 PM

7. Any time a person or thing falls out of a window . . .

It or they will land on a cat.

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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 08:10 PM

9. Either movie characters clean their toilets everyday or they just don't care about microbes

If you watch a character throwing up, you see them hugging the toilet and leaning their face on the bowl, I keep my bathroom real clean but I wouldn't lay my face on the bowl.

Also, movie character's puke doesn't taste horrible or stink. They just throw up, wipe their mouth and go back to business; who really does that?

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:00 PM

10. "No thanks, I think I'll walk."

Every time someone refuses a ride, the walk home will be along dark deserted streets or through an old cemetery or across fog-shrouded Moors.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:01 PM

11. The explosion goes off, lifts the hero and the girl off their feet, they're fine.

Think about it. It's about the same impact as being hit by a train.

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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:16 PM

12. In the movies, even people who work at jobs that traditionally

don't pay much live in spacious digs and have closets full of expensive clothes. And all children in movies are precocious, wisecracking smart alecks.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:26 PM

13. If it's mechanical and it crashes, it is going to catch fire and blow-up

And it is going to be a spectacular explosion too.

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