Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Oh, yes, "baby fish mouth" is sweeping the nation.

OK, dammit, one of my fave blogs, Liberally Lean From the Land of Dairy Queen, posted this quiz a couple days ago, and I bit. I stripped out a bunch of the annoying/boring questions, though (e.g. “What is your favorite genre of movie?” ugh.).

Reader bonus: See if you can tell which of these answers owe their existence to the partaking of “herbal refreshment” during and for a few years after college.

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Incomplete list (you know I have my habits): Sixteen Candles, A Christmas Story, Major League, Footloose, Back to the Future, The Empire Strikes Back, Dazed & Confused, When Harry Met Sally, The Hudsucker Proxy, Romeo + Juliet, Dude, Where’s My Car?, The Big Lebowski, Scrooged, Raiders of the Lost Ark, A Hard Day’s Night, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, WarGames, Ghostbusters, Labyrinth, The Karate Kid, Heathers.

2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater.
All-time record: Major League, six times. I was, of course, 15 and a baseball fanatic; unfortunately, this movie gave rise to a rather serious Charlie Sheen thing, which caused multiple viewings of the major and minor works of the Charlie Sheen oeuvre, most regrettably The Wraith. However, The Wraith did yield one of the BEST MOVIE QUOTES OF ALL TIME: Sayeth the bad guy, “What you’ve GOT is an ass-full of trouble!” You know, actually, I’ve come around full circle on this one, just in composing this answer — you should rent this flick. Gooooood times.

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Superman II. Mom in the car, me and sis sprawled on the hood of the giant ‘70s Buick (not Maurice, this sumbitch would’ve eaten three of the Mo for breakfast), with pillows and blankets, in our pajamas.

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't yet gotten around to it.
Pretty much the middle 40 or so of my 90-item Netflix queue. It’s a sad and unchanging state of affairs, kind of like my unholy obsession with For Better or For Worse.

14. Ever walked out of a movie?
Reservoir Dogs. Could not handle the torture scenes — just sickening and depressing beyond all measure.

16. Popcorn?
Always, always. Even during Schindler’s List. I choose movie theaters by whether they have good corn or bogus corn. Real butter is a plus. Freshness is key. Too many unpopped kernels will render a theater dead to me.

17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting)?
Rarely — I hate the kids at the Thug Plaza 20, the Gleemonex “local.” Usually we go with groups of drunken friends to shit like Snakes on a Plane, or by ourselves to see stuff that you really should see on the big screen.

18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?
Zodiac. Pretty fucking intense on the big screen, yo. Had to cover the eyes & plug the ears during certain early scenes.

20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
The Dark Crystal, maybe — I’m positive I went to a movie theater before I was 8, but I’m not coming up with any other titles.

21. What movie made you cry in the theater?
Fahrenheit 9/11

22. What movie(s) do you wish you had never seen?
Wild at Heart, House of 1,000 Corpses

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Blogger srah said...

I love that "Baby Fish Mouth" scene in WHMS. Ha!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

But did you love the love-knife-to-the-palm scene in The Wraith? Huh? Didja?

3:58 PM  

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