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You Ever Notice...and What's the Deal...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mo Frackle, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    What's the deal with the ending to The Buttercream Gang? The movie involves one member of the gang, Pete, having to move to Chicago, only to return after the experience had turned him bad. Everybody tries to get him to be good again, but eventualy he goes back to Chicago, and then after some time, they find out in the news paper that Pete is good again, having started a new Buttercream Gang and shown shaking hands with the mayor.

    So we see that he's become good again, but we never actually see him after he's gone back to how he was. We only know because it was in the news paper. Why not have him reunite with the gang after he has become a good guy again?
     
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ever notice there's been a resurgence in old(er) commercial spokespeople returning? Mayhem, Keri the Sparkle Fairy, the Cottonell Bum Lady, even that other annoying airheaded insurance lady (not Flo, the blonde in the red suit).
     
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    As long as it's not that Pine Sol lady. *shudders
    "Mmhmm baby. That's the power of Pine Sol"
    Me: "SHUT UP, shut up!
     
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  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Maybe so, but you have to admit, this one is pretty amusing:
     
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You ever notice that of all the different things New Yorkers are known for, one of them is the foods they eat? I mean, save for Cajun people loving their spicy food, I can't really think of any other regional culture in America that can be defined by the food they eat quite like New Yorkers: just from what I can decypher, they seem to love pizza by the slice, hot dogs, soft pretzels, and Chinese food . . . granted, all of that is good stuff, but it seems to be most commonly associated with New Yorks - at least in fiction, so what do I know?

    Now I'm reminded of MY COUSIN VINNY, where Vinny and Lisa arrive in Alabama, and Lisa keeps asking about Chinese food, to which Vinny tells her she's just letting everybody know she's a tourist . . . but then again, Vinny and Lisa didn't know what grits were, which was treated as a part of southern pride in the movie (and let me tell ya, as a southern, I find grits to be disgusting).
     
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  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ever notice whenever a cartoon character is sleepy and lets out a big yawn, they always start smacking their lips afterward (particularly Disney characters)? What's up with that? I've never seen people in real life smack their lips after they yawn.
     
  7. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Maybe their mouths are all dried out, or they have a case of morning breath.
     
  8. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Yes, in New York, pizza is huge. Ground Zero for pizza is Lombardi's in Little Italy, in business since 1905. I've been there, but you can't order slices, you have to order a whole pie.
    There's also an excellent place called Ray's. Then the owner opened another place called Famous Ray's, then someone else opened Original Famous Ray's, so there are about 20 Ray's pizza joints claiming to be the original, legitimate real deal.

    Besides pizza and Chinese, there also seems to be a Jewish deli on every corner. Katz's (check out the flick "When Harry Met Sally"), Carnegie, and Smiler's define the New York deli experience.
    Gimme a pastrami on rye, matzo ball soup, a potato knish, and a chocolate egg cream, this is what I want on my deathbed as my last meal.
    Even though it's not a fixture of New York eating, I LOVE grits.
     
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  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I only know about that because both SEINFELD and ELF have referenced them.
     
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I got to thinking about RANGO, and I know that Rattlesnake Jake shows up and basically calls Rango out in front of the entire town of Dirt for being a fraud and a phony, and doing nothing but build up the hopes of the town with fake stories of heroism - he then runs Rango out of town, and even as he's leaving, Beans stops to ask him, "Who are you really?" Rango just walks off into the sunset in shame.

    So anyway, after that pep talk from the Spirit of the West and the armadillo, Rango returns to Dirt to actually be a hero. Never once during the rest of the movie afterwards do any of the townspeople even bring up the fact that Rattlesnake Jake called his bluff, let alone that Rango had been lying to them all this time - in fact, when the Mayor locks him and Beans in the bank vault in an attempt to drown them, Beans actually just throws herself to and kisses him for coming back, again, never once mentioning that he was lying or that he was playing them all along.

    Of course there's that little moment toward the end where Priscilla says to him, "You brought the water back. You really are a hero."

    I don't know, I just find it a little odd that there's no such of a mention after Rango was revealed to be a phony all along, or that the townspeople (especially Beans) don't even hold any of it against him.
     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    There's the episode of FRASIER where Niles plans this big, elaborate proposal for Daphne, only to discover she's fallen sick; during the tag of the episode, Niles and Daphne cuddle and smooch on the couch, while Frasier tries desperately to sneak everybody out of the apartment without being noticed. My thinking is, though, if Daphne is so sick, wouldn't cuddling and smooching her make Niles sick as well?

    It crossed my mind after watching an interview with Bryan Cranston, in which he said Julia Louis-Dreyfus was sick when filming the SEINFELD episode "The Label Maker," where they had to kiss in a scene, and sure enough, Bryan ended up sick as a result as well.
     
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So some grocery stores now have buggies that have wheels that will automatically lock up if you try to steal them from the store . . . now, as much as that sounds like a good idea to keep homeless bums and little old ladies from stealing them, how do the buggies even know they're being stolen? They're not alive, they have no senses, how can their wheels lock up if they're stolen? Do they have some sort of chip implanted into them that alerts them that they're being stolen? And how do the wheels even lock up anyway? They all always have one bad wheel anyway, how about they rig them to where if you try to steal them, that one bad wheel just falls off completely, and then you'd be so frustrated trying to push a three-wheeled buggy, you'd just give up and move on without it.
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Why are some people so butthurt over how other people treat their pets? I mean, what's the big deal if pet lovers regard their furry friends as one of the family? Aren't pets part of the family anyway? What is so horrible about people who are like, "My Fluffikins isn't just a pet, she's my baby!"? What, are some people just so lonely without having a pet of their own they have to attack other pet lovers out of jealousy? Why are "pet parents" who have "fur babies" something to debate about anyway?

    I'm glad this wasn't a thing when my bunnies were alive: I'd hate to have to put up with people blowing up at me for talking about they were my "flesh and bun."
     
  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Sorry if i'm being a little too personal here but... is it just me or have kids gotten really fat recently? Like, I know childhood obesity has been a major problem for years, but, it seems like it's gotten even worse in the past few years. It seems like these days I see more chubby kids than thin ones. But, maybe it's just because of where I live? Maybe i'm just starting to notice it? I dunno...
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well isn't everything bigger in Texas anyway? :p
     
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  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

     
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  17. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    It's probably just where you live, wherever it may be. There hasn't really been any significant change in children's weight levels nationwide for at least a decade, according to studies like this. It may even be dropping among poor people.

    http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jam...4&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=@jama_current

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/h...children.html?smid=tw-nytimeshealth&seid=auto
     
  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well that's good. Slow yet steady progress (hopefully).
     
  19. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    You know, it's funny that we're the fattest nation on Earth, yet going by the amount of medals we keep taking home in the Olympic games, at the same time we're also the fittest. :)
     
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Seems like whenever American shows are dubbed in German, the titles are always changed in some way. Like HOGAN'S HEROES, for example: in Germany, the title is Ein Käfig voller Helden, which translates into A CAGE FULL OF HEROES. Even more drastic, TWO AND A HALF MEN is MEIN COOLER ONKEL CHARLIE, which translates into MY COOL UNCLE CHARLIE . . . and what about those seasons where Charlie was killed off and replaced with Ashton Kutcher who couldn't make up his mind what he wanted to look like?
     

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