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What was your favorite movie growing up?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 4, 2011

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The Powerpuff Girls,’ the Christmas version.”

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“‘The Lion King.’”

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“‘The Muppet Movie.’”

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Cinderella.’”

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Julie Craig 2 years, 6 months ago

Wissmo - I noticed the Billy Jack movies are on netflix. There are three.

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gccs14r 2 years, 6 months ago

Patton. Saw it at the drive-in when I was just about six. Made one heck of an impression.

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Scott Morgan 2 years, 6 months ago

A question about one of those odd things which pass during a life without explanation. What was up with the Billy Jack movies? They were very popular, then I never heard of them again.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

"RoeDapple (anonymous) says…

Nanny Duver still haunts me. As does Miss Engleson. Tell me it was only a movie . . ."

Roe, I hope you are not serious. Nanny was a heck of a good Man. Am glad I knew him...

"Lads, on that laddah, ya go "Hand ov'ah Hand..Not Hand to Hand." " Ya, slip and fall, get back to the line and try again."

Nanny Duver ROCKS!! Need more people like him.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

YES!!

"BABBOY (anonymous) says…

Star Wars

It was cooler in 1977 or whatever year it was.

Now, Lucus has ruined it by catering to the geeks......

(I think I will use the word geek everyday this week on some post somewhere on the two papers I have figured out how to post on ......

Ya all make it easy....."

You ROCK! Sorry to hear you are from Topeka, though. That would make me irritable as well. ROCK ON, my friend!

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

Years back I went to a convention in Orlando with this guy. He was a real horn dog, sleazeball type. You couldn't trust him not to run up the pay-per-view charges on the hotel bill, especially of the adult variety. I went to the front desk to ask if the porn channel in our room could be disabled. The clerk looked a little disgusted & said that 'regular' people porn was all they had to offer.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Gary Rossington, the only current surviving member of the band, was always my favorite, Dangerous looking guy, still plays a mean slide.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

God God, Bea! You are my Idol of the Day! I was too young to go to all those great festivals. But I did catch a couple Cal Jams on one of the 3 channels of TV. I'm pretty sure this clip is from the show you went to. Is that you in the halter top, up on that stoner's shoulders? This...totally...Rocks!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX3cbFJ3lYU

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SOS 2 years, 6 months ago

68 Chevelle and a 68 Biscayne?

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

well...since this didn't work, it ain't hard to find if you wanna do a search.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

The Shane quote prompted me to post this AFI list of best quotes

27 is way higher on my own list.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Wut we have heayah . . is a failyah . . . to communicate!

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

I say Grace, and I say man, if ya ain't into that I don't give a damn.

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SOS 2 years, 6 months ago

Shane. Shane! Come back! 'Bye, Shane.

No matter how many times I watch it, and I know it's comin', it always gets me. They don't make 'em like that any more.

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autie 2 years, 6 months ago

Autie? You're not singin' the Monday Night Football song anymore?

I don't reckon I'll burn all my Hank Jr. CD's but the boy kind of pisses me off with that nonsense. I sounded like a dumb ass Alabama country hick...and all that it implies. He needs to stick to skinning bucks and runnin trot lines and stay clean away from politics...it will makes his head hurt far more than falling off a mountain.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

Never caught much flack from Nanny. Wrote my locker combination 300 times for him when I forgot it. I guess he was kinda ticked when the starting tackle came down on my foot during a volleyball game & broke his ankle. Hey, I was the one with the ingrown toenail. Now, Miss Engleson, that woman had issues.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

WTH Autie? You're not singin' the Monday Night Football song anymore?

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Actually I'm still growing up, but the movies sure do suck now. CGI? Boy oh boy oh boy.

/Bloody Sam rolls over in his grave.......

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

I saw Grease at the Granada Theater. They showed a short clip before it about the Lynard Skynard plane crash. Yep, I'm old.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Yah, I had this friend in gym class, big huge friendly guy. On rope-climbing day he took 2 tugs on the rope and dropped off. Nanny yelled "Thomas!". Then he said "Now lads, I don't know about you, but if I was hangin' off a cliff by my fingers, I sure as hell wouldn't depend on Thomas to save my life. The only excercise he gets is with a fork and spoon!"

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SouthSide 2 years, 6 months ago

The Passion of the Christ.

Stop Obamacare now !

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g_rock 2 years, 6 months ago

Grease.

In kindergarten, my friend Johnelle and I would act out Danny and Sandy scenes. She always talked me into being Danny. I wonder what that means.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Oh I tried plenty hard, he sure didn't like big guys who had no interest in football.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Wow.. Nanny was at Liberty Memorial HS when my mom and uncle were there, late 1940's/early 50's. He taught me from "77-'80. Then my brother '80-'83. I think he retired right after that.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

I know about you and Nanny, Roe. I was no jock, he just liked me because I tried really hard.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Nanny Duver still haunts me. As does Miss Engleson. Tell me it was only a movie . . .

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Go Mustangs, rockchalker52! The only thing we might have had in common was Nanny Duver, but what a great school! I loved Jack Lemmon in anything. He might be my all-time fave.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 6 months ago

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

Based on the movies he/she/it mentioned, M_L had the longest childhood ever.

The Day the Earth Stood Still - 1951 Forrest Gump - 1994 You go, M_L! We're all kids at heart.

I loved 'The Great Race' with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood & Peter Falk. Released in 1965, I was a Central Jr. High Mustang at the time. Also 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' Released in 1967.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

The Warriors and Colors, the 2 most realistic portrayals of gangsta life ever.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

When I was about 12, my bro and I slept over at my Grammy's and conned her into letting us watch The Legend of Lizzie Borden. My brother freaked out and had nightmares. Boy was my mom pissed about it.

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scopi_guy 2 years, 6 months ago

I probably watched a lot of things as a kid that I shouldn't have. I only remember not being allowed to watch The Valley of the Dolls and Helter Skelter. Back then, not too many kids movies would show up on TV. I remember loving Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I tried watching it when it was on TV a few months ago and I couldn't make it through the whole thing. That is one downright odd movie, especially the part where the Queen is singing that weird song in her underwear and her hair in braids down to the floor. Neat to see Benny Hill in it, though.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

In 1976 I watched Rocky 4 times, 3 in the theater and once on a plane. Definitely one of the greats of the '70's.

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FlintlockRifle 2 years, 6 months ago

From Here to Materity or Eternity, kinda get the wording wrong most of the times. Roe I have never tried this handload in my ruger #1 in 223, but it sounds like it works great in Savage , I sure like the acua-triger on my 17 cal Savage, they have it right.

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Gandalf 2 years, 6 months ago

If my second childhood counts, I would go with the Harry Potter movies.

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g_rock 2 years, 6 months ago

Wait....Babboy is cheating on us with another paper! Iknewit! Too much snark for just one website?

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My_Life 2 years, 6 months ago

Ya nailed it. What a beautiful day. Time to go outside and play.

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My_Life 2 years, 6 months ago

The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Bill Lee 2 years, 6 months ago

"Blue Hawaii" Elvis proved he could look good wearing anything, and the women wore almost nothing. That was a great combination for a young boy in SE KS.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Okay, finally decided. I will dress as Darth Vader for Halloween. I bet no one else has thought of that!

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prospector 2 years, 6 months ago

Anything Stooges, with Larry.

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somedude20 2 years, 6 months ago

indiana jones raiders of the lost ark aliens ghostbusters any movie on skinemax starring kari wuhrer

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

That wingnut Rupaul wants to impeach Obama for killing Cat Stevens. I bet Peter Fonda is smiling.

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Antonym 2 years, 6 months ago

Any movie with Will Ferrell. He's hilarious.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

We went to NY when I was 15. At the Empire State Building I told my little brother to ask my folks if we were going up to the Suppository. He did it. I did stuff like that all the time. I was one of them role model big brothers.

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Julie Craig 2 years, 6 months ago

I remember the Walt Disney World Sunday night movies. Watched all of them.

There used to be a movie version of the Nutcracker. Loved it.

Wizard of Oz and Sound of Music.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Our oldest tried to convince her sister she was adopted. I told her she's the one who looks like the milkman. (I worked for a dairy at the time.)

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g_rock 2 years, 6 months ago

My sister apparently saw the Exorcist at some point on TV at a friends house. She was pretty young at the time. Anyway, when I was about 5 years old she told me that I was possessed when I was younger and that I was vomiting everywhere and my head spun around. You think boys pick on each other....girls get down and dirty!!

She also read the The Shining out loud to me when I was about 5 years old as well. I thought that was way cool though.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

"OK, now TOB, back to the question, which on of those was your favorite...implying you can only choose one." Autie

Since when have the parameters of the OTS question restrained me? Or you? Or most anybody except that one dude that was whining the other day?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

The Mrs was expecting our firstborn when we went to see Star Wars in '77. That kid has been a scifi enthusiast since day one.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

My Savage bolt action .223 prefers 24.4 gr of W748 behind Nosler 55 gr ballistic tips. On a still day at 68 degrees I have fired 3 shot 100yd groups measuring 3/10" center to center.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

"Now, Lucus has ruined it by catering to the geeks......"

Finally something intelligent. George Lucas is a narcissistic turd. He had some press gathering at his Neverland ranch for one of his crappy Star wars sequels. Connie Chung questioned him as to whether people still really liked his awful movies. He kicked her out.

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autie 2 years, 6 months ago

I'll tell you, anytime that crow shows up in the Omen, look out. That was a pretty freaky deal.
OK, now TOB, back to the question, which on of those was your favorite...implying you can only choose one.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

"The Corey's? Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. The Lost Boys"

Yes. That's it.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

There are so many favorite movies.....

Perhaps many of us are still growing up with many movies yet to be seen...

The answer to the question: perhaps there is not only one.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Heart Like a Wheel, the Shirley Muldowney story.

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BABBOY 2 years, 6 months ago

Star Wars

It was cooler in 1977 or whatever year it was.

Now, Lucus has ruined it by catering to the geeks......

(I think I will use the word geek everyday this week on some post somewhere on the two papers I have figured out how to post on ......

Ya all make it easy.....

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

The Corey's? Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. The Lost Boys. Dr. Spew Killed Corey Haim.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

The Exorcist was probably the first movie that scared the poop out of me. Never saw The Omen. I giggled all the way through Nightmare on Elm Street.

What was that vampire movie with the two drug addicts? One is dead now. Dr. Drew probably killed him. All the kids liked that movie, but I thought it was dumb.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

My dad loaded us all up into his '58 Ford station wagon and took us to the Drive-In to see "Attack of The 50 Foot Woman". Us kids didn't pay much attention to it but just by coincidence (I guess . . .) our youngest sister was born about nine months later . . .

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Very good, boxer. And don't forget The Omen. And The Omen II: Electric Boogaloo.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

"The Excorcist." Andini

This may explain multiple names.

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number3of5 2 years, 6 months ago

The Gay Divorcee without a doubt. I was in love with Fred Astaire.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Let me guess, RI, "Fast and Furious"?...........

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

I bet Ronaldo likes anything featuring Eric Cantor.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Hey, Autie, did you check the magneto modulator? I soaked mine in bleach last night. A little baby powder on the pistons works, too. And don't forget the distributor cap. I have a hot stepping hemi with a four on the floor. A roadrunner engine in a '32 Ford. Do you like Shirley Muldowney? I sure do.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

Airplane, The Naked Guns, Blazing Saddles and Goonies.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. To lighten things up, The Passion of the Christ. And of course, Roadhouse. Patrick Swayze really made me feel like a man.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 6 months ago

Boiling Over, with Steve McQueen and Lee Van Cleef

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trinity 2 years, 6 months ago

The Grapes of Wrath. Talk about being a weird kid...my dad loved that movie ergo I loved it too. :)

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

I was gonna say "The Last Picture Show". But never mind. weird . . .

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oldvet 2 years, 6 months ago

Anything sci-fi with aliens or monsters

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autie 2 years, 6 months ago

Amazing how you people hijack these boards with your political rants about nothing. Almost like a bunch of humourless fourth graders. I was going to say something else but you people are weird so forget it. Nobody cares about movies anyway.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 6 months ago

Holder lied and people died. His corrupt reign at the DOJ needs to end now.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

I'm guessing I will say the same as BABBOY

"Gone With The Wind"

Because 'Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.'

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

I ain't growed up, still in fourth grade.

You're all weird anyway, forget it.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

Two more BACKSTRAPS coming in from up north. And one Elk coming back from Idaho. Not a bad weekend for this warm of weather. Guess the wolves were a problem up North of here. They are dangerous.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

"Mark"...I meant. Sorry. Hope I did not break the rainbow connection.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

“‘The Muppet Movie.’”...

Um..Yeah, Mike. I won't comment on the "Rainbow Connection"..........Go Frogs??

or, for those who would like a different rainbow song.. This is another rainbow song to bring us all together...

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Pitt_Mackeson 2 years, 6 months ago

And Psycho. Can't forget that one.

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Pitt_Mackeson 2 years, 6 months ago

Well my parents weren't home often so I grew up on The Shining, Deliverance, Taxi Driver, and various others. I was a strange little boy.

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riverdrifter 2 years, 6 months ago

Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

But, then again, I enjoyed the cinematography from "Behind the Green Door." Was a love story.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

It is indeed a tough call. Maybe 'Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs' or 'The Longest Day' because I went to see that one with my dear departed auntie whom I adored. I was gonna say 'Ol Yeller' but the kid went & ....SPOILER ALERT!!!...

...shot the dog.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

"autie (anonymous) says…

As a punk kid, "The Wizard of Oz". I remember how it was a major life event when it came on that one Sunday night a year. Time itself stood still for that couple of hours."

Agreed. "Squared"

Up late, Aut.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

"West Junior High eighth grader".......I thought there was some stupid "Middle School" in the re - naming. Thanks, LJW, for keeping it Real. ROCK ON, LJW!!

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autie 2 years, 6 months ago

As a punk kid, "The Wizard of Oz". I remember how it was a major life event when it came on that one Sunday night a year. Time itself stood still for that couple of hours.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

Hmm...Kayla. Or is it Mikey? From that O.C.C. biker show and you shaved?

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Gandalf 2 years, 6 months ago

Tough call, Forbidden Planet, The Creature from the Black Lagoon or It, the terror from space.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

Damn.. Maybe that was in a movie Theater ... How time passes...

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

A Christmas Carol. Always made the family come around to see it on T.V. No cable, DVD's, Beta Max, VHS.

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