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I Already Know A Lot About You

One of my favorite bloggers is a guy named Tyler Stanton. His videos are hilarious, and his blog posts are everything that I wish mine were. He also recently wrote/published his own book that I’m not sure why I don’t own yet.

He also has this series of blog posts called “I Already Know Alot About You” and each one of his entries I say, “Oh man, that’s so true!” Anyway, his posts have inspired my own observations, but I wanted to point you in the direction of my inspiration. Check out his site, subscribe to it, and frequent it often. And in the meantime, see if any of these people sound familiar.

MOVIES

…if you’ve ever said, “It’s not as good as the book.”

…if you’ve ever dressed up in character to go to a movie premiere at your local movie theater

…if you have dvd’s on your shelf with the plastic still on them

…if you call movies “films”

…if you’ve ever told me about a movie and finished your sentence with, “You’ve probably never heard of it.”

…if you’ve managed to work, “Why so serious?” into actual conversation within the last week

…if you’ve ever had a framed “The Riddler” picture from Batman Forever on your wall

…if you’ve ever watched an entire movie with the director’s commentary on

…if you have imdb.com as your homepage

…if you own a movie that you’ve never watched

…if you’ve ever bought and worn an Independence Day shirt

…if you’ve ever sneaked in a #7 from McDonalds into the movie theater

…if you own any movie that Shaquille O’Neal is in

…if your surround sound system is worth more than your house

Did I miss any? Got any to add? Can you guess which ones/how many of these are true or have been true about me? And again, don’t forget to check out Tyler’s page.

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40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes

Recently, someone threw the challenge my way of watching the video below and seeing how many movies I can name that are in it. There are supposed to be 40, and since I consider myself kind of a movie guy, I thought I’d give it a whirl.

I’ll see how many I can guess, and you see how many you can guess. And after the video I will have a cut by cut analysis of each one and we can compare answers. Are you ready?

Here we go. 40 inspirational speeches in 2 minutes. No googling. Go.

Let’s see how I did. Remember; no Googling.

1. Braveheart…2. Great Muppet Caper…3. Animal House…4. Rudy…5. Street Fighter…6. Old School…7. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington…8. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King…9. Star Trek Nemesis!?……

(Let’s break up the text a little bit)

10. Bring it On…11. No idea…12. Newsies?…13. Charlie Brown (is this from a certain movie?)…14. Apollo 13…15. Rocky Balboa…16. The Matrix Reloaded…17. Kingdom of Heaven…18. Win One for the Gipper?…19. Alexander…

(Are you keeping up?)

……..20. No clue…21. Some movie where Clint Eastwood squints a lot…22. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves…23. Hitler? (I know it’s Charlie Chaplain)…24. Patton…25. Any Given Sunday…26. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End…27. 300…28. Troy…29. Swingers?……

(Oh wait, wasn’t that….?)

30. Miracle…31. Dead Poet’s Society…32. Galaxy Quest…33. Some old dude shaking his fist…34. The Untouchables…35. Is that Bruce Campbell? Army of Darkness?…36. Peter Pan (the live action one where a woman played Peter Pan)…37. Hoosiers…38. The Mighty Ducks…39. No clue……..

(Take another break)

……….40. Pulp Fiction…41. Braveheart (again)…42. Independence Day…43. Free Willy…44. Angels in the Outfield…45. Cool Runnings…46. Dead Poet’s Society (again)…47. Revenge of the Nerds (Mark, did I get it right?)…48. Spartacus…49. The Goonies………..

(Is he still going?)

50. Superman (or is it one of the sequels?)…51. The Never Ending Story…52. Rudy…53. The Shawshank Redemption…54. The Grinch that Stole Christmas…55. Ferris Buehler’s Day Off…56. No idea…57. Rocky 2

Well, there she is. I know I missed some. How did you do? Can you name any that I missed? Either way, thanks for playing.

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