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kleinbl00  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sometimes I forget why I'm here

Dude. It's not like it's an obscure reference.

ButterflyEffect  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've...uhm...how do I say this...never seen that movie...

Edit: Dear lord, is this movie really that good? This might be the most outrage I've seen at a non-Theory-of-Hubski post this week.

I will watch it tonight and report back.

thenewgreen  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You need to fix this (meaning you need to watch it tonight). Also, fwiw KB, I immediately understood the reference. For those that haven't seen the film, what I think KB was implying is that when people make assumptions about your abilities based on superficial observations, YOU have an advantage. People may assume 8bit is less capable because of his race/ethnicity and this will allow him to sleigh them all the more easily because, as we all know 1. Such assumptions are ridiculous at best and 2. 8bit is a bad ass.

Ps. You killed my father, prepare to die.

kleinbl00  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If anything, I was expecting flak over the MC 900FT Jesus. I figured the Princess Bride toss was as safe a quote as they come.

kleinbl00  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ohhhhh, come now. Really? You must remedy this.

    The Princess Bride was not a major box-office success, but after its release to the home video market, it became a cult classic. The film is widely regarded as eminently quotable and has been referred to as "The Wizard of Oz of our time."

    In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted The Princess Bride the 38th greatest comedy film of all time. In 2006, William Goldman's screenplay was selected by the Writers Guild of America as the 84th best screenplay of all time; it earned the same ranking in the Guild's 2013 update. The film has a percentage of 96 on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was selected number 88 on The American Film Institute's (AFI) "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions" listing the 100 greatest film love stories of all time. BBC Radio 5's resident film critic, Mark Kermode, is a fan of the film, frequently considering it a model to which similar films aspire.

I saw Princess Bride in theaters twice. It's that good. It's also probably one of the movies that had the most impact on the girls you date so you oughtta know it.

Directed by Rob Reiner. "Introducing" Cary Elwes and Robyn Wright (not-yet-Penn). Music by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin and Andre the F'ing Giant.

William Goldman (who won an oscar for All The President's Men and also wrote a large percentage of all the good movies you've ever seen) wrote the book it's adapted from under a pen name because his daughters wanted a "good fairy tale" when they were little. It took him fifteen years to finally get someone to adapt it and he got Rob Reiner, who had almost no budget. It's cheaper-looking than some television shows of the time but it is truly a thing of beauty.

ButterflyEffect  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I watched it. It was good, great even. A nice, refreshing take on a classic story. And yes, the cast was absolutely top notch. I wasn't completely blown away by it, but I think if I watched this movie with some friends as opposed to be myself I'd have enjoyed it even more. Probably would hold true if I watched it five years ago as opposed to now.

Now this part though, are you being serious when you say this?

    It's also probably one of the movies that had the most impact on the girls you date so you oughtta know it.
b_b  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That last bit is probably more true if you're dating women who were born between 1975 and 1985. I suspect that's not your main demographic. But, if you ever go cougaring, make sure you can throw a few lines.

ButterflyEffect  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't see any situation where I would end up going cougaring. Fun story, I once lived in a place where one of the bars was named "Cougars". Lets just say I never, ever set foot in there.

I currently don't know a single person in my "main demographic" ( / what I'm looking for) but that's an entirely separate issue.

b_b  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Chicks in their 30s aren't so bad. Experience and all. Hell, I took a 44 year old home when I was like 26 (election night '08; crazy time that was). There's no shame. You'll probably learn something, and she'll feel good about herself. It's a complete and utter win/win.

ButterflyEffect  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Hell, I took a 44 year old home when I was like 26 (election night '08; crazy time that was).

Hi. This appears to be something that warrants a story, I think. For my previous comment, see also: I don't know a single girl older than...26? Excluding family members.

b_b  ·  2073 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well I never said she was attractive :)

Election night '08 was an infamous day.

kleinbl00  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dead serious. Princess Bride is a major chick flick. That "true love" "My Westley" stuff goes over pretty well with the fair sex in my experience.

b_b  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That all-star cast and you didn't even mention Christopher Guest!

kleinbl00  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  


Or Chris Sarandon. Or Fred Savage before the Wonder Years. You can just sorta keep going.

QuietKerfuffle  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Peter Falk as the story ruining Grandpa.

kleinbl00  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fun fact: Mark Knopfler insisted, as part of his pay, that Rob Reiner's hat from Spinal Tap be in the movie somewhere.

thenewgreen  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Billy Crystal for crying out loud! The cast is amazing. ButterflyEffect, I'll admit that I'm a bit envious of your position. I would love to be able to see this movie for the first time again. No pressure though, if you never see the film I'll still consider you a good fella. See it, don't see it... as you wish.

b_b  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What?!?! Dude, you need to fix that error ASAP.

user-inactivated  ·  2074 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You sinner.