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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1650 on: January 03, 2014, 09:48:06 AM »
Got your answers? Okay. The correct answer was...D. Yes, a dad took his 8 year old daughter to see The Wolf of Wall Street, then came out 30 minutes later, very upset that it wasn't a family movie. Uh, sir, that movie is rated R, and is longer than the Hobbit movie. What on earth possessed you to think that it was at all appropriate??

To clarify: I do not have a problem with parents taking their kids to see more adult movies. However, I highly doubt any 8 year old girl would want to see a movie that has way more scrabbling than The Godfather movies, copious drug use, and is about a criminal who scammed a whole bunch of people out of their life savings.

Maybe he thought it was like Little Red Riding Hood. But...about Wall Street. Or the Three Little Pigs. Wolfs feature in kid stories....though Wall Street...less so.

I probably would've wanted to see it at 8...my mother would've put a stop to that. Only because she would be concered I'd figure out how to scam people out of their life savings by watching the movie. When I saw Catch Me If You Can (I was 16 at the time) I said something along the lines of "Wow, I bet I could do that..." mom then reminded me the FBI had in fact caught him and I would not do well in federal prison.

In your defense, they caught the guy, but used him to catch criminals like him. So, even if you were arrested the FBI, you could be a consultant to them for decades! :P

The Wolf of Wall Street focuses more on the drugs and scrabble part than the crime part, as I understand. Many adults who came to our theater were scandalized by what was in the movie, so I don't think a grade schooler child was the right audience for it.
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« Reply #1651 on: January 03, 2014, 10:01:55 AM »
I was seriously annoyed when some couple brought a 2?ish toddler to a late-night showing of the Batman movie with Heath Ledger.   The kid rambled for the entire movie (she was sitting very near to my seat) and didn't seem put off by the mature content because she wasn't watching it, just entertaining herself.

I know finding a sitter can be a stretch but why inflict your kid on other movie-goers?  Can theaters please make a "no kids under x years old after 9pm in R-rated movies"???

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« Reply #1652 on: January 03, 2014, 10:48:42 AM »
I know finding a sitter can be a stretch but why inflict your kid on other movie-goers?  Can theaters please make a "no kids under x years old after 9pm in R-rated movies"???

Some theaters do. I make a point of giving them my business.

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« Reply #1653 on: January 03, 2014, 11:35:21 AM »
Several years ago, the maths department I was involved with was having an official photograph taken. They were worried, however, that all of the people who were going to be in the photo had glasses, but they didn't want to project a strong stereotypical "nerd" image and were concerned about the publicity. They were trying to think up people who wouldn't be out of place to include in the photo and struggled for ages to come up with anyone appropriate. I walked in on them after they'd been discussing it for over an hour, heard the dilemma, and asked, "Why don't some of you just take of your glasses for the duration of the photo?" The idea hadn't occurred to any of them.
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« Reply #1654 on: January 03, 2014, 11:40:36 AM »
We had a truck get stuck under an overpass somewhat nearby.  They brought out the fire department and police and eventually had highway engineers out there trying to figure out how to get the truck out without causing more damage.  The road was closed for HOURS and drew quite a crowd.

It was a 14 year old boy who solved the problem when he suggested they let some air out of the tires on the trailer.

That's a really old story/puzzle that I've heard multiple times over many years. One of the characters in in the movie, Working Girl (1988) tells that story almost verbatim.
I was driving a minibus full of psychiatric patients out to look at Christmas lights, and no one told me that the AC unit was mounted to the roof of the bus. I went under one of those swinging warning signs, it went kawumph! and I hit the brakes in time to get the bus stuck against a support beam in a parking garage. (we were going to park and go out walking to see the lights in a retail area). Fortunately one of the patients knew this riddle, and shouted, 'Everyone to the back of the bus!' which weighed down the rear axle enough that I could back out. So it may be an old story (this was prior to 1988), but it's the correct solution often enough. :)

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« Reply #1655 on: January 03, 2014, 11:43:01 AM »
We had a truck get stuck under an overpass somewhat nearby.  They brought out the fire department and police and eventually had highway engineers out there trying to figure out how to get the truck out without causing more damage.  The road was closed for HOURS and drew quite a crowd.

It was a 14 year old boy who solved the problem when he suggested they let some air out of the tires on the trailer.

That's a really old story/puzzle that I've heard multiple times over many years. One of the characters in in the movie, Working Girl (1988) tells that story almost verbatim.

And it used to be told about the local mental institution.  One of the patients was the problem-solver.

I have always thought there might be a grain of truth to that one as there is a low-clearance underpass just outside that institution.
I can testify it happened to me, in about 1984. Mental illness and stupidity are two unrelated conditions. :)

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« Reply #1656 on: January 03, 2014, 11:45:52 AM »
If you wanted to take your 8 year old daughter to the movies, which movie out of these would you choose?

A) Saving Mr. Banks
B) The new Hobbit movie
C) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
D) The Wolf of Wall Street

Got your answers? Okay. The correct answer was...D. Yes, a dad took his 8 year old daughter to see The Wolf of Wall Street, then came out 30 minutes later, very upset that it wasn't a family movie. Uh, sir, that movie is rated R, and is longer than the Hobbit movie. What on earth possessed you to think that it was at all appropriate??

To clarify: I do not have a problem with parents taking their kids to see more adult movies. However, I highly doubt any 8 year old girl would want to see a movie that has way more scrabbling than The Godfather movies, copious drug use, and is about a criminal who scammed a whole bunch of people out of their life savings.
Not to mention, a record 500+ F bombs, in 180 minutes.
That fact alone made me decide not to go see it. I don't want to hear a F bomb every 25 seconds for 3 hours.

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« Reply #1657 on: January 03, 2014, 12:06:43 PM »
My daughter went to a nightclub for a NYE party, and she swears that she saw a couple there with a baby in a stroller.   :o

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« Reply #1658 on: January 03, 2014, 12:21:08 PM »
If you wanted to take your 8 year old daughter to the movies, which movie out of these would you choose?

A) Saving Mr. Banks
B) The new Hobbit movie
C) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
D) The Wolf of Wall Street

Got your answers? Okay. The correct answer was...D. Yes, a dad took his 8 year old daughter to see The Wolf of Wall Street, then came out 30 minutes later, very upset that it wasn't a family movie. Uh, sir, that movie is rated R, and is longer than the Hobbit movie. What on earth possessed you to think that it was at all appropriate??

To clarify: I do not have a problem with parents taking their kids to see more adult movies. However, I highly doubt any 8 year old girl would want to see a movie that has way more scrabbling than The Godfather movies, copious drug use, and is about a criminal who scammed a whole bunch of people out of their life savings.
Not to mention, a record 500+ F bombs, in 180 minutes.
That fact alone made me decide not to go see it. I don't want to hear a F bomb every 25 seconds for 3 hours.

Yikes; I hadn't heard that. That just confirms my wish to never see it.
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« Reply #1659 on: January 03, 2014, 12:34:45 PM »
We've had the engineers called to assess whether or not the bridge/overpass is still safe but not to figure out how to get the truck out.

They are often called out in situations such as this to lend their expertise in an effort to minimize further damage to the structure of the overpass. 
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« Reply #1660 on: January 03, 2014, 03:06:05 PM »
My daughter went to a nightclub for a NYE party, and she swears that she saw a couple there with a baby in a stroller.   :o

Every year, during Carnaval, I see mothers with little babies in their arms, happily jumping around and dancing behind the sound car in street parties.

This kind of street party:

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« Reply #1661 on: January 03, 2014, 05:09:59 PM »
Old grump that I may be, I believe this sort of behavior may have a connection with the odd pronunciations mentioned in the 'Little Things that Drive You Up the Wall' thread.

It's possible that young people just can't hear as well as they used to. 

We have a Carnival here in Brooklyn on Labor Day. For years a staple of the parade were what we called 'Boom Trucks'.  These were 18 wheeler flat-beds with a DJ or singer in the middle and  the sides of the vehicle piled up ten feet high with amps and speakers for the length of the bed.  To get enough power these trucks often towed a generator on a trailer behind them.  We lived almost a mile away and could hear them with no problem.  Sometimes, it was even possible to identify the song. 

When people can't hear properly, words like 'ask' easily become 'axe'.  'So fun' is a lot easier to hear than 'such fun' or 'so much fun' so the sounds in the middle get lost.   

   
 

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« Reply #1662 on: January 03, 2014, 05:30:14 PM »
If you wanted to take your 8 year old daughter to the movies, which movie out of these would you choose?

A) Saving Mr. Banks
B) The new Hobbit movie
C) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
D) The Wolf of Wall Street

Got your answers? Okay. The correct answer was...D. Yes, a dad took his 8 year old daughter to see The Wolf of Wall Street, then came out 30 minutes later, very upset that it wasn't a family movie. Uh, sir, that movie is rated R, and is longer than the Hobbit movie. What on earth possessed you to think that it was at all appropriate??

To clarify: I do not have a problem with parents taking their kids to see more adult movies. However, I highly doubt any 8 year old girl would want to see a movie that has way more scrabbling than The Godfather movies, copious drug use, and is about a criminal who scammed a whole bunch of people out of their life savings.
Not to mention, a record 500+ F bombs, in 180 minutes.
That fact alone made me decide not to go see it. I don't want to hear a F bomb every 25 seconds for 3 hours.

Yikes; I hadn't heard that. That just confirms my wish to never see it.

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« Reply #1663 on: January 03, 2014, 06:11:16 PM »
Really, any movie with the words "Wall Street" in the title is unlikely to be appropriate for small children.
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« Reply #1664 on: January 03, 2014, 08:53:37 PM »
We had a truck get stuck under an overpass somewhat nearby.  They brought out the fire department and police and eventually had highway engineers out there trying to figure out how to get the truck out without causing more damage.  The road was closed for HOURS and drew quite a crowd.

It was a 14 year old boy who solved the problem when he suggested they let some air out of the tires on the trailer.

That's a really old story/puzzle that I've heard multiple times over many years. One of the characters in in the movie, Working Girl (1988) tells that story almost verbatim.

And it used to be told about the local mental institution.  One of the patients was the problem-solver.

I have always thought there might be a grain of truth to that one as there is a low-clearance underpass just outside that institution.
I can testify it happened to me, in about 1984. Mental illness and stupidity are two unrelated conditions. :)

That was the punch line of the story when I heard it - "I might be crazy, but I ain't stupid!"
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