What Movies Have Taught Us
Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15490) 10 years ago
1) All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices, which have large red read-outs to tell you exactly when it will go off.

2) Should you need to pass yourself off as a German officer it will not be necessary to speak the language, a convincing accent will do.

3) All apartments in Paris overlook the Eiffel tower.

4) Most lap top computers are powerful enough to override a bank security system or the communication system of an invading alien civilization.

5) Every single person in a martial arts film has a black belt in karate.

6) When staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises in their most revealing underwear.

7) 1 man shooting at 20 men has more chance of hitting them than 20 men shooting at 1 man if he is the hero.

8) During a police investigation it will be necessary to visit a strip joint at least once.

9) Large studio-type apartments in big cities are affordable by single people with a low wage.

10) The entire British population lives in London.

11) It doesn't matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a martial arts fight your enemies will attack you one at a time while the others dance around you menacingly.

12) In musicals everyone you meet in the street will know all the words to the songs and the steps to the dances.

13) When captured by an evil international terrorist, guns are not necessary to defeat them, sarcasm and wisecracks are your best weapons.
Posted by Kelly (+2854) 10 years ago
What a great way to start the day! Thanks Richard.

Posted by Forsyth Mike (+498) 10 years ago
For more along this same line, find a copy of "Ebert's Little Movie Glossary" or its sequel, "Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary."
Posted by sdrew (+234) 10 years ago
Spot on! We were just discussing today at work why a lone woman will hear a noise int the dark basement or attic and feel compelled to check it out!

[This message has been edited by sdrew (8/22/2012)]
Posted by Devon Banister (+19) 10 years ago
And thank goodness for #6 & #8 too.
Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1911) 10 years ago
14) The black guy is loyal but expendable.
Posted by Dr Mac (+83) 10 years ago
I need a like button!