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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2012, 07:42:58 PM »
Dresden = Fire, sarcasm, quips, and more fire.

Just want to say, that is GREAT. :)
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« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2012, 08:02:30 PM »
Not mine, but from an episode of Friends.  The characters are watching the show Three's Company, Phoebe asks about the plot or something, Chandler says "I think there's been a misunderstanding" and she says "Oh I've seen that one."

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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2012, 11:49:03 PM »
"Anne of Green Gables," courtesy of Book-A-Minute:

(Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send for an orphan boy to help out at Green Gables.)

Anne Shirley

    I'm here.

Marilla Cuthbert

    Anne Shirley, you are not a boy. Go back to the orphanage.

Anne Shirley

    If I work really hard, stay out of trouble, enrich your lives with my buoyant spirit, rescue you from the doldrums of your pragmatic ways, and touch the hearts of the townsfolk...then can I stay?

Marilla Cuthbert

    Well, ok.

(Anne does all these things except stay out of trouble.)



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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2012, 12:53:31 AM »
Ben - Hur: Do not throw your best friend in jail. Just...don't.
King Kong: Some animals just aren't good pets, people.
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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2012, 01:00:17 AM »
Jurassic Park: They're extinct for a reason.
The problem with choosing the lesser of two evils is that you're still choosing evil.

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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2012, 05:05:03 AM »
No!  Avatar is Disney's Pocahontas with aliens!

The Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones (as this applies equally to the book and the TV series): Everybody dies.  Yep, him too.  And her.
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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2012, 06:57:36 AM »
Les Miserables: Life sucks, and then most of them die.
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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2012, 08:32:13 AM »
Les Miserables: Life sucks, and then most of them die.

Except that the girl we don't really care about gets the guy that the girl we do care about loves.  But it's okay, because the girl we do care about died.

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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2012, 08:40:23 AM »
Gone With The Wind:  Party, War!, Fiddle dee dee, "those drapes could use a makeover, and so could I...", "Frankly" yeah, no.
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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2012, 11:37:31 AM »
This is an old joke about the difference in male and female thinking.  The punchline is definitely a capsule description so bear with me.

Guy has a really rough day at the office.  He just wants to go home, spend some time with his girlfriend, watch the hockey game and go to bed.

He comes in the door and settles in on the couch.  Due to the rough day at work, he's monosyllabic responding to any of his girlfriend's questions.  She kind of gives up, goes to write in her diary and he watches the game.  Her diary entry is full of angst:  What's going on?   Doesn't he love me anymore? Why won't he talk to me?  What's wrong with our relationship?  And so on.

Guy comes to bed after the game, kisses his girlfriend, they play a little scrabble and go to sleep.

Guy's diary entry?  Work sucked, the Leafs lost.  Got laid, though.
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