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« on: December 07, 2008, 02:06:53 PM »

So, I am not so young anymore, I freely admit it, although I am not old either... just a nice middle of the road 31 years old. 

Anyways my teammate at work is 22 years old.  Today I was listening to my 80's radio pandora station, and Let's hear it for the boy came on.  Of course anyone who lived through the 80's would likely know this was from the highly popular movie Footloose.  My teammate proudly proclaimed he had never seen it... so I had to press the issue and listed the following movies off the top of my head, none of which he had ever seen...

The Abyss
Top Gun
Airplane
Aliens
Lethal Weapon
Bachelor Party
Footloose
Caddyshack
Beverly Hills Cop
First Blood
The Last Starfighter
Big
Big Trouble in Little China
Blues Brothers
Blade Runner
The Breakfast Club
Bull Durham
Conan The Barbarian
Evil Dead
Die Hard
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fletch
Ghostbusters
The Goonies
The Lost Boys
Police Academy

These were just the ones I could rattle off the top of my head from the 80's... yes they aren't all classics, but pretty well known movies from the 80's and as a kid from the 80's some of my all time favorite movies.

He had no clue about the phrases, "Yippee Kiyee Motherfucker", "We're on a mission from God", "Bueller, Bueller, Anyone, Anyone", "Pardon me stewardess, I speak Jive", or things like the truffle shuffle...

I feel so deflated!

Now I want to go home and watch A Christmas Story, and follow it up with The Goonies and Die Hard.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 02:53:38 PM »

Everybody in my section of work hasn't seen A Christmas Story. How the hell has anyone missed that movie? THe one guy had never even heard of it?  eek
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008, 02:54:51 PM »

You need to add Better Off Dead to you list and Gremlins.. Thank you and carry on.
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 02:57:20 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 03:00:43 PM »

Quote from: Octavious230 on December 07, 2008, 02:54:51 PM

You need to add Better Off Dead to you list and Gremlins.. Thank you and carry on.

Gremlins....wow haven't thought about that in a while.. and yes Better Off Dead is a great one too...I got tired of listing movies after so many times of him looking at me with a really puzzled look on my face as he told me he either had never heard of the movie or had never seen it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 03:03:05 PM »

Quote from: Octavious230 on December 07, 2008, 02:53:38 PM

Everybody in my section of work hasn't seen A Christmas Story. How the hell has anyone missed that movie? THe one guy had never even heard of it?  eek

..."Ragile... it must be Italian", " I think that says Fragile"...

I am really considering going to the museum this year around Christmas time.

http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008, 03:43:18 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on December 07, 2008, 03:03:05 PM

..."Ragile... it must be Italian", " I think that says Fragile"...

Ouch.     You've mutilated that quote  icon_wink  and lost the whole joke.

It's:

"Uh, 'frah-GEE-lay' It must be Italian!"...   
..."I think that say's fragile, honey."

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2008, 03:57:31 PM »

Quote from: Octavious230 on December 07, 2008, 02:53:38 PM

Everybody in my section of work hasn't seen A Christmas Story. How the hell has anyone missed that movie? THe one guy had never even heard of it?  eek

This one shocks me just because TBS plays this non-stop around Christmas time.  Also, I have never seen Top Gun and I was born in 1972.  I just never wanted to see it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008, 03:58:39 PM »

Quote from: Unagi on December 07, 2008, 03:43:18 PM

Quote from: Arkon on December 07, 2008, 03:03:05 PM

..."Ragile... it must be Italian", " I think that says Fragile"...

Ouch.     You've mutilated that quote  icon_wink  and lost the whole joke.

It's:

"Uh, 'frah-GEE-lay' It must be Italian!"...   
..."I think that say's fragile, honey."

Actually it is Ragile...will have to try and dig it up, there is debate if the F is ever said, and the reason behind this is due to the fact that on the top of the crate, the F is not visible.  The top of the box actually says RAGILE, and only a small portion of the bottom of the F can be seen.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008, 04:02:24 PM »

Unlike your teammate I have seen a handful of those movies, but I can sympathize with his ignorance.  80's culture is by and large best left forgotten, especially the music and fashion.  Ugh!
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008, 04:04:28 PM »

Quote from: ScubaV on December 07, 2008, 04:02:24 PM

Unlike your teammate I have seen a handful of those movies, but I can sympathize with his ignorance.  80's culture is by and large best left forgotten, especially the music and fashion.  Ugh!

NEVER... LONG LIVE THE 80s.

I think for me there was still some innocence in the 80s.  By the 90s it was as though all innocence was lost.  For me, I don't know that fashion has gotten any better since the 80s, if anything I would say popular fashion has gotten worse, but then every era has it's own bad fashion.
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 04:05:51 PM »

I can't help.  It's best you just put him down - there is no hope.  How do you get through life without having seen Top Gun?
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 04:12:07 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 07, 2008, 04:05:51 PM

I can't help.  It's best you just put him down - there is no hope.  How do you get through life without having seen Top Gun?

In his defense, he is only 22... god that makes me feel even older, just saying that.

But I agree, I think I will have to just put him down, and end the suffering.
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2008, 04:13:32 PM »

Quote from: ScubaV on December 07, 2008, 04:02:24 PM

Unlike your teammate I have seen a handful of those movies, but I can sympathize with his ignorance.  80's culture is by and large best left forgotten, especially the music and fashion.  Ugh!

Yeah, I lived through it and would wish that at least the music and fashion were lost forever.  Some of those movies are good fun or just plain classic, but others may be colored by too much nostalgia.
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2008, 04:50:42 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 07, 2008, 04:13:32 PM

Quote from: ScubaV on December 07, 2008, 04:02:24 PM

Unlike your teammate I have seen a handful of those movies, but I can sympathize with his ignorance.  80's culture is by and large best left forgotten, especially the music and fashion.  Ugh!

Yeah, I lived through it and would wish that at least the music and fashion were lost forever.  Some of those movies are good fun or just plain classic, but others may be colored by too much nostalgia.

Other than Bull Durham I can honestly say that in the last 6 months I have seen every single movie listed at least once, and every single one is just as enjoyable for me as they were in the 80's.
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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2008, 04:53:08 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on December 07, 2008, 03:57:31 PM

Also, I have never seen Top Gun and I was born in 1972.  I just never wanted to see it.

Don't bother.  I watched it a year or two ago for the first time in probably a decade and it was awful.  The only thing remotely decent are the dog fights which still impress thanks to great photography. 
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2008, 05:28:52 PM »

There is no hope for him.  Nuke him from orbit.
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2008, 06:19:50 PM »

I'm 27 and I never saw Top Gun.
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« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2008, 06:20:01 PM »

leg-lamp evidence, 1 minute in.  

It's obvious from a YouTube clip that the 'F' is pronounced.
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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2008, 06:20:35 PM »

People aren't going to see movies much more than a generation before their time unless they have a specific interest in it. One of the problems is that they often aren't easy to find and sometimes they're poor quality releases. My nephew who's almost the same age has seen about 5 of those, but that's only because I'm a movie buff and he watched them with me. I'm always more surprised when I encouter people that haven't seen some of the real classics, like Casablanca, On the Waterfront, North by Northwest, In the Heat of the Night, etc. Personally, I wouldn't recommend a number of those movies on your list if I was hoping to get a 22 yr old interested in 80's film.
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« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2008, 07:02:55 PM »

trading places
strange brew
the jerk
scrooged (if he hasn't seen part of this, then i would be surprised)
groundhog day

it's sad to think he doesn't know the answer to "who ya gonna call?"
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« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2008, 07:09:57 PM »

i'm 30 years old and met someone my age in medical school a few years back who had lived through the 80s without ever seeing any of the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, or Back to the Future movies.  personally, i can't imagine growing up without exposure to any of those...
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« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2008, 08:32:34 PM »

I’ve only seen four from the original list.   paranoid

But I was born in 85 so that’s probably some kind of excuse.
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« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2008, 08:40:55 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 07, 2008, 06:20:01 PM

leg-lamp evidence, 1 minute in.  

It's obvious from a YouTube clip that the 'F' is pronounced.

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« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2008, 08:49:46 PM »

I still don't hear the "F" in that clip, I hear... "Ahhh...Ragile, must be Italian"
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« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2008, 08:56:16 PM »

I have watched 'A Christmas Story' every year since... god knows when...

Most definitely an F.

Also, Stripes and Caddyshack should be on this list.
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« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2008, 08:58:11 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on December 07, 2008, 08:49:46 PM

I still don't hear the "F" in that clip, I hear... "Ahhh...Ragile, must be Italian"

I think you are just 'Effin challenged'  Tongue
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« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2008, 09:03:22 PM »

Quote from: kratz on December 07, 2008, 08:56:16 PM

I have watched 'A Christmas Story' every year since... god knows when...

Most definitely an F.

Also, Stripes and Caddyshack should be on this list.

Caddyshack is already there...

you may watch A Christmas Story every year... but have you ever watched the 24 hour marathon... for all 24 hours?  I have, once lol.

And yeah Stripes is a classic, trust me this wasn't meant as a definitive list, it was merely what came off the top of my head that my coworker answered as having never seen or in some cases never even heard of.
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« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2008, 10:42:20 PM »

Oh yeah, so it is...

And yeah... I'm just working to make the list definitive.

You know what 80s move I love?  The Big Easy.

And Ghostbusters... but it's already on there...
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« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2008, 11:05:14 PM »

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: 1987

The Shining: 1980

Beetlejuice: 1988

The Terminator: 1984
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« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2008, 11:07:49 PM »

Well some others, that I enjoyed that likely wouldn't be considered even remotely classics...

Howard the Duck
Highlander
Brewster's Millions
Good Morning Vietnam
The Neverending Story
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« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2008, 11:23:04 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on December 07, 2008, 08:49:46 PM

I still don't hear the "F" in that clip, I hear... "Ahhh...Ragile, must be Italian"
I don't even remotely understand why you can't hear it.

You are the very first and only person I have ever heard make that argument...  And I have a vast army of friends and family that happily quote it all the time.

A google search for  "Ragile, must be Italian"  turns up nothing but:
Did you mean to search for: Fragile, must be Italian 

Looking up sights that celebrate famous movie quotes all (All) have it as some form of  "Fra-gee-lay".

I'm satisfied.


aside:  the joke become pointless if the Dad simply missed the letter F that was stenciled around the corner of the box and felt he needed to make a word out of  "RAGILE" , the true humor being that he desprately wants this thing to be exotic and just reads the word  Fragile with an "Italian" flare.  HI-larious.

I feel sorry for you and your version of the joke.   icon_cry  Tongue   icon_lol






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« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2008, 01:17:26 AM »

who could forget Hawk the Slayer?

<sound of crickets>


oh.....
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« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2008, 01:25:19 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 08, 2008, 01:17:26 AM

who could forget Hawk the Slayer?

<sound of crickets>


oh.....

Dunno, but you just reminded me of another one:

Ladyhawke
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« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2008, 01:35:42 AM »

Quote from: Arkon on December 07, 2008, 02:06:53 PM

So, I am not so young anymore, I freely admit it, although I am not old either... just a nice middle of the road 31 years old. 

Anyways my teammate at work is 22 years old.  Today I was listening to my 80's radio pandora station, and Let's hear it for the boy came on.  Of course anyone who lived through the 80's would likely know this was from the highly popular movie Footloose.  My teammate proudly proclaimed he had never seen it... so I had to press the issue and listed the following movies off the top of my head, none of which he had ever seen...

The Abyss
Top Gun
Airplane
Aliens
Lethal Weapon
Bachelor Party
Footloose
Caddyshack
Beverly Hills Cop
First Blood
The Last Starfighter
Big
Big Trouble in Little China
Blues Brothers
Blade Runner
The Breakfast Club
Bull Durham
Conan The Barbarian
Evil Dead
Die Hard
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fletch
Ghostbusters
The Goonies
The Lost Boys
Police Academy

These were just the ones I could rattle off the top of my head from the 80's... yes they aren't all classics, but pretty well known movies from the 80's and as a kid from the 80's some of my all time favorite movies.

He had no clue about the phrases, "Yippee Kiyee Motherfucker", "We're on a mission from God", "Bueller, Bueller, Anyone, Anyone", "Pardon me stewardess, I speak Jive", or things like the truffle shuffle...

I feel so deflated!

Now I want to go home and watch A Christmas Story, and follow it up with The Goonies and Die Hard.

I'm 23 and the only ones I haven't seen on that list are the ones I've bolded
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« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2008, 01:39:29 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 08, 2008, 01:17:26 AM

who could forget Hawk the Slayer?

<sound of crickets>

oh.....

I have that on dvd. 

No, seriously... I really do.  I'm still trying to find "The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire" and "The Swarm" on dvd as well, to go for the Nerd-Trifecta.
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« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2008, 01:43:03 AM »

Quote from: Lockdown on December 08, 2008, 01:39:29 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 08, 2008, 01:17:26 AM

who could forget Hawk the Slayer?

<sound of crickets>

oh.....

I have that on dvd. 

No, seriously... I really do.  I'm still trying to find "The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire" and "The Swarm" on dvd as well, to go for the Nerd-Trifecta.

I had it on VHS but never found it on DVD.  I wonder what the chances of it getting a Blu Ray release are  icon_wink  here's the trailer for the uninitiated.
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« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2008, 02:33:18 AM »

My friend (who just turned 30) and I have come across this phenomenon a lot in young women, so we came up with the "Ghostbusters Event Horizon," or GEH. We consider anyone who has not seen (and appreciated) Ghostbusters due to their young age as coming from a point in the past behind the GEH. People behind the GEH effectively speak a foreign language - we cannot communicate with them, have nothing in common, and for all intents and purposes they can be safely ignored.

I have a couple of pre-GEHers are work, and it is painful to talk to them. You can't movie quote around them, you can't point out music because they've never heard of it. Their only purpose in life, as far as I can tell, is to make me feel old. And for that reason, I try to associate with them as little as humanly possible.





 
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« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2008, 01:06:02 PM »

Can't help you either. In my previous job, I came across a co-worker who just turned 20 and hadn't seen Total Recall. When I learned of the fact, I actually stopped for 2 minutes and just sort of... looked at her in disturbed disbelief.

It's scary to think that for some now, Schwarzenegger is more the governor first and 80's action hero second as opposed to vice versa.
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« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2008, 03:04:38 PM »

Add these to your list:

Krull
Commando
Twins
Red Heat
Predator
Raw Deal
Red Sonja
Conan the Destroyer
Conan the Barbarian
Legend
Rambo
Rambo FBP2
Rambo 3
Deathwish 2-4
Delta Force
Missing in Action
Nightmare on Elm Street
Evil Dead
Evil Dead Pt. 2
Transformers: The Movie
Back to the Future
Teen Wolf
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Scarface
Killing Fields
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Stand By Me
Lean On Me
Cujo
Firestarter
Running Man
Pet Cemetery
The Shining
Creepshow 1&2
Witches of Eastwick
Batman
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Lost Boys
License to Drive
American Tail
Black Cauldron
Secret of NIMH
The Little Mermaid
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Empire Strikes Back

... run out of time ... there are more. biggrin

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