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Old 08-24-05, 10:12 PM
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22. No matter how savagely a spaceship is attacked, its internal gravity system is never damaged.
How do they know this?


They forgot:

Couples in a fight start fucking in the middle of it all.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
How do they know this?


They forgot:

Couples in a fight start fucking in the middle of it all.
They also wake up in the middle of the night and have sex. No bad breath, no messed up hair, just wild sex. At 3am. Yeah right.
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The beginning of a rainstorm starts with a single lightning flash, synchronized with an instantaneous thunderclap and a heavy downpour commences about three seconds later.
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Originally Posted by RKillgore
The beginning of a rainstorm starts with a single lightning flash, synchronized with an instantaneous thunderclap and a heavy downpour commences about three seconds later.
Not from the midwestern USA are you?

22. No matter how savagely a spaceship is attacked, its internal gravity system is never damaged.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
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Originally Posted by RKillgore
The beginning of a rainstorm starts with a single lightning flash, synchronized with an instantaneous thunderclap and a heavy downpour commences about three seconds later.
They obviously film them here in Arizona during monsoon season.
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28. It is not necessary to say "Hello" or "Goodbye" when beginning a telephone conversation.

quite possibly my biggest pet peeve.
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#6. People forget how many things are in the list when they post thread titles.
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L-Shaped bedsheets.

I understand its to cover up "nudity" in reality.....

But....why would a woman have sex with a guy but when a post-coital discussion commences its suddenly time to cover up?
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20. All single women have a cat.

I'm pretty sure that happens in real life too.
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Originally Posted by milo bloom
Not from the midwestern USA are you?


Raised in Oklahoma, right down Tornado Alley. I have seen that sort of thing in real life, so, right, it's not "only in movies". Managed to pick up more warning signs about approaching storms in my time, though.
But for all my experiences with thunderstorms, if a lightning strike was close enough that the thunder is instantaneous with it, I usually react with a quick turn, trying to look towards the lightning, maybe a flinch to the loudness of the thunder when it's that close or at least give a "whoa" to the awesomeness of it all. Guess I lack the steely resolve of most movie characters who just look saddened about being drenched in 3...2...1.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
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#6. People forget how many things are in the list when they post thread titles.


Apparently MartinBlank doesn't agree with half of that list.
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Look at the title of the webpage when you open it, he has it correct (it must have been expanded recently).

One more to add to the list: once the geek/loser/underdog succeeds against all odds, a round of slow applause will begin with just one person, then a second, then two more, and so on.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid


Apparently MartinBlank doesn't agree with half of that list.
Go back to the page again and read what's at the very top of your browser window....
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The throwing the gun away always bothered me. I mean the thing is still intimidating looking.
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Originally Posted by johnglass

One more to add to the list: once the geek/loser/underdog succeeds against all odds, a round of slow applause will begin with just one person, then a second, then two more, and so on.
I wonder how the crowd knows the difference between this type of slow beginning applause and to join in, yet, earlier in the movie, with the geek/loser/underdog's achievement, the solitary slow clapping is left alone. This slow applause comes from the antagonist, so that he may further mock the underdog's efforts. How does the crowd know when it's a Slowly Building Support Clap or a Sarcastic Clap?
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Originally Posted by johnglass
Look at the title of the webpage when you open it, he has it correct (it must have been expanded recently).

One more to add to the list: once the geek/loser/underdog succeeds against all odds, a round of slow applause will begin with just one person, then a second, then two more, and so on.
Originally Posted by RKillgore
I wonder how the crowd knows the difference between this type of slow beginning applause and to join in, yet, earlier in the movie, with the geek/loser/underdog's achievement, the solitary slow clapping is left alone. This slow applause comes from the antagonist, so that he may further mock the underdog's efforts. How does the crowd know when it's a Slowly Building Support Clap or a Sarcastic Clap?
which was brillantly mocked in Not Another Teen Movie
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33. All beds have special L-shaped sheets that reach to armpit level on a woman but only up to the waist of the man lying beside her.
This has always been and will always be my favorite.
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What about when something happens on a busy street but the only ones to react are the main actors. Meanwhile the extras just keep going on minding their business as if everything is ok.

People react to disasters and shootings in real life....

Another one, that was hilariously featured in a current comedy, is when people sit on the toilet to take a shit, they just sit and wait as if the turd is going to crawl out on it's own.

In real life people sitting on the john push....

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10. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window of any building in Paris.
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Most of these are ripped word-for-word from Ebert's Movie Dictionary.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Most of these are ripped word-for-word from Ebert's Movie Dictionary.
Must you spoil everything fancy pants?
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Just giving some a book suggestion for anybody who likes the list!
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I've always thought it was funny that in action flicks the good guy can kick the shit out of countless hordes of physically fit "bad guys" till he's blue in the face but when it comes down to the battle against the elderly main bad guy character, he gets his ass kicked right up till the moment that he has a flashback to the reason he wants to take the bad guy down, at this point it will only take one or two blows to take the bad guy down, the good guy must then commence opened mouth super heavy breathing and an inevitable limp. [Insert Cheesy taunt to a dead body that can't hear you]. Then walk out to greet the massive gathering of slow reacting cops waiting outside, and make out with the girl he's known for approximately 12 hours.
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Then walk out to greet the massive gathering of slow reacting cops waiting outside, and make out with the girl he's known for approximately 12 hours.
"He was a bastard...but he was my father."

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