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Super 8

Super 8
This list was started on 10th June 2011 by KungFuMasterLarry
There are 107 learnings for this movie
This list was last updated on 11th January 2014

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Your rolling video camera will never be hit or destroyed by the flying debris of the massive train wreck.
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    Posted, 11th June 2011
    by SoraKari
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    A super strong alien can only escape a train when it derails.
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      Posted, 12th June 2011
      by Sassy
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      In every Steven Spielberg (produced or directed) movie there are kids on bicycles chasing aliens or being chased by aliens.
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      • 4th January 2014 by agentdc7
        Except War of the Worlds.
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      Posted, 15th June 2011
      by shoogafree
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      Accepting your mother's death and letting go means that you give your beloved locket to the alien spaceship.
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        Posted, 11th June 2011
        by SoraKari
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        If you're a Fanning girl starring in a Steven Spielberg production/movie, then you will undoubtedly be abducted by the alien.
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          Posted, 11th June 2011
          by SoraKari
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          This movie is Jaws meets E.T. meets Cloverfield, plus a dash of the Goonies and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
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          • 8th January 2012 by Sharkus
            You forgot jeepers creepers 2, the bus and cave!
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          Posted, 11th June 2011
          by SoraKari
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          A giant alien can only go home after he's been given a pep-talk by a 13 year old boy, and only after he's been given a silver locket of sentimental value.
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            Posted, 15th June 2011
            by ShinyBrick
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            It's easy to drive out of a totally secured military base undetected if you are a teenager driving a noisy 70's car full of boys.
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              Posted, 20th June 2011
              by Hornets0627
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              Poor tactic to hint to a girl you like her #67 - Offer to cast her in your movie as a clingy and overprotective wife who then turns into a flesh-eating, undead corpse.
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                Posted, 30th June 2011
                by Corbeau Noir
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                Although it is mean-spirited to loudly speak of rumors of the death of your friend's dead mother, nobody will pay any mind.
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                  Posted, 10th June 2011
                  by KungFuMasterLarry
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                  Go ahead, free the hostile alien. As violently and destructively as possible. It only wants to get home. And kill a few innocent people along the way.
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                    Posted, 10th June 2011
                    by KungFuMasterLarry
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                    That was mint.
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                      Posted, 11th June 2011
                      by SoraKari
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                      A train will derail and go flying after contact with a pickup truck. Also the driver is only slightly injured. Even after a cataclysmic cluster f*ck.
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                        Posted, 24th June 2011
                        by maian7
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                        Aliens are your friend when they show you their eyes.
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                        Posted, 8th January 2012
                        by Sharkus
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                        A pickup truck is able to derail a freight train by colliding with it head-on, causing tons of property damage and nearly killing a group of innocent children.
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                          Posted, 10th June 2011
                          by KungFuMasterLarry
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                          The remains of a derailed and destroyed freight train can violently rain down without hitting any person who was in the area.
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                            Posted, 10th June 2011
                            by KungFuMasterLarry
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                            Some aliens don't want knowledge of your planet. Some just want our car generators and engines.
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                            • 4th January 2014 by agentdc7
                              Must have sucked for the alien to use such inferior technology to make a magnet to get his quantum cubes back together.
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                            Posted, 10th June 2011
                            by KungFuMasterLarry
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                            Fat kids are foul-mouthed and arrogant.
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                            • 4th January 2014 by agentdc7
                              I thought of him has a more intelligent Chunk.
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                            Posted, 10th June 2011
                            by KungFuMasterLarry
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                            Never assume that anyone is dead.
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                              Posted, 11th June 2011
                              by SoraKari
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                              Charles is all about production value.
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                                Posted, 11th June 2011
                                by SoraKari
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                                If it's on the news, then it's real.
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                                  Posted, 11th June 2011
                                  by SoraKari
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                                  Investigate all of your Rubik's Cubes.
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                                    Posted, 14th June 2011
                                    by MeThePerson
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                                    The rest of Ohio would never notice a wildfire large enough to evacuate an entire town. Good thing there were no such things as telephones or TV stations back in the '70s.
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                                      Posted, 27th June 2011
                                      by Sinner Matic
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                                      When your kitchen appliances go missing and your dogs run away to the next town over, you know something's about to go down.
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                                        Posted, 30th June 2011
                                        by Corbeau Noir
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                                        Apparently it DOES matter what shade of grey you use.
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                                          Posted, 1st July 2011
                                          by Corbeau Noir
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                                          Be the outliar and not have the fat kid die first.
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                                            Posted, 5th July 2011
                                            by HermanoBluth
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                                            The fat kid will always tell you to shut up when the conversation isn't about the movie he is making.
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                                              Posted, 10th August 2011
                                              by njackson84
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                                              Gas station clerks can get a Walkman a year before it is actually released.
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                                                Posted, 18th December 2011
                                                by PointMan528491
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                                                Your car won't have a scratch on it after a train crashes right beside it.
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                                                  Posted, 28th December 2011
                                                  by smartin
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                                                  Since the Air Force had enough 18 wheelers and trailers on hand to immediately recover all the cubes from the train wreck, why didn't they just transport them with the 18 wheelers in the first place? In a secure convoy? Instead of sending all their dangerous goods UNMONITORED down the railway?
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                                                    Posted, 4th January 2012
                                                    by bourbonphantom
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                                                    In the 70s/80s, if your neigbor's kid made firecrackers and bombs, it was a tolerated annoyance. Today, the child is automatically a felony career criminal and a terrorist and sent to a juvenile detention center.
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                                                    • 4th January 2014 by agentdc7
                                                      What is sh!tty society we live in today. Paranoia everywhere...
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                                                    Posted, 4th January 2012
                                                    by bourbonphantom
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                                                    It's better to talk to the alien instead of shooting it in the face with an assault rifle.
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                                                      Posted, 8th January 2012
                                                      by Sharkus
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                                                      When you save a friend from a monster alien in it's cave, don't leave right away. Stay in the cave hugging and talking for a while.
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                                                        Posted, 8th January 2012
                                                        by Sharkus
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                                                        I thought I was watching Jeepers Creepers 2 meets the Goonies.
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                                                          Posted, 8th January 2012
                                                          by Sharkus
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                                                          In 1979, a kid working at a gas station in a podunk town could afford a Walkman at $120. Adjusted for inflation, that's around $360 today.
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                                                            Posted, 11th January 2012
                                                            by bourbonphantom
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                                                            Children are invulnerable to explosions.
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                                                              Posted, 11th January 2012
                                                              by bourbonphantom
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                                                              Alcoholism lowers your credibility as a witness.
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                                                                Posted, 11th January 2012
                                                                by bourbonphantom
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                                                                Setting grass fires is alot like construction. Usually there's a bunch of guys standing around while one guy does all the work.
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                                                                  Posted, 11th January 2012
                                                                  by bourbonphantom
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                                                                  Joe's mom does NOT look like she worked in a steel mill.
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                                                                    Posted, 11th January 2012
                                                                    by bourbonphantom
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                                                                    Cars can survive huge train crashes without a single dent.
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                                                                      Posted, 20th February 2013
                                                                      by Filmguy
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                                                                      Cary = Michael Bay. Blonde hair. Obsession with explosions. Friends do not like him very much.
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                                                                        Posted, 4th January 2014
                                                                        by agentdc7
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                                                                        Aliens can transfer their thoughts unto you with a touch.
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                                                                          Posted, 10th June 2011
                                                                          by KungFuMasterLarry
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                                                                          Aliens have an effect on dogs to the point where they'll run COMPLETELY out of town.
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                                                                            Posted, 10th June 2011
                                                                            by KungFuMasterLarry
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                                                                            It is not in bad taste to use a train wreck as an epic background for your student zombie film.
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                                                                              Posted, 11th June 2011
                                                                              by SoraKari
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                                                                              It was an accident.
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                                                                                Posted, 11th June 2011
                                                                                by SoraKari
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                                                                                Hanging people upside down in a sink hole is the only way to save them from the Evil Air Force.
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                                                                                • 4th January 2014 by agentdc7
                                                                                  But the alien was eating them.
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                                                                                Posted, 27th June 2011
                                                                                by Sinner Matic
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                                                                                It's funny until J.J Abrams decides to derail a train. Then it's hilarious.
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                                                                                  Posted, 22nd July 2011
                                                                                  by Corbeau Noir
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                                                                                  Martin's leg hurts before Charles even touches it.
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                                                                                    Posted, 10th December 2011
                                                                                    by PointMan528491
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                                                                                    Automatically assume that the mysterious white cube is a Rubik's cube.
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                                                                                      Posted, 18th December 2011
                                                                                      by PointMan528491
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                                                                                      What are the odds of the parents of seven teenagers not finding out that their kid just witnessed a train derailing.
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                                                                                        Posted, 28th December 2011
                                                                                        by smartin
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                                                                                        If aliens can transfer their thoughts unto you by touch, you would think they could call for someone on their planet to come get them.
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                                                                                          Posted, 28th December 2011
                                                                                          by smartin
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                                                                                          Alice screams like a mouse.
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                                                                                            Posted, 4th January 2012
                                                                                            by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                            Joe somehow does not shit his pants when he's grabbed up by the giant monster. Same goes for Alice.
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                                                                                              Posted, 4th January 2012
                                                                                              by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                              The moral of this story is parents are totally useless and have no effect on the plot of your life.
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                                                                                                Posted, 4th January 2012
                                                                                                by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                The entire Air Force shows up to the train crash on foot. Meanwhile the kids leave the crash in a Cutlass.
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                                                                                                  Posted, 4th January 2012
                                                                                                  by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                  Those braces only make Cary's teeth LARGER.
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                                                                                                    by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                    When miles of power line cable goes completely missing, the effect it has on the city is intermittent power outages.
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                                                                                                      Posted, 4th January 2012
                                                                                                      by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                      The alien can fling a dumpster, crush a cop car, and steal engine blocks, but it has difficulty breaking thru the exterior of a bus.
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                                                                                                        Posted, 4th January 2012
                                                                                                        by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                        Apparently, given an infinite supply of microwaves, ovens, and engine blocks, you can build an intergalactic spaceship.
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                                                                                                          Posted, 4th January 2012
                                                                                                          by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                          Alice will only make out with you while she is in zombie mode.
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                                                                                                            Posted, 4th January 2012
                                                                                                            by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                            Giant aliens don't make stepping sounds unless it's sneaking up on a electric repair truck.
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                                                                                                              Posted, 8th January 2012
                                                                                                              by Sharkus
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                                                                                                              Be sure to steal a high ranked Air Force uniform that fits perfect.
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                                                                                                                Posted, 8th January 2012
                                                                                                                by Sharkus
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                                                                                                                Keep an extra bat with you in case an adult confiscates your primary bat.
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                                                                                                                  Posted, 11th January 2012
                                                                                                                  by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                                  The alien can telekinetically assemble his ship made from thousands of parts, but still has to pick up humans, dumpsters, and engine blocks the old-fashioned way.
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                                                                                                                    by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                                    When you need to set a fire, rather than use the gas cans on the side of your jeep, go dig up a flamethrower from your armory that hasn't been used since World War II.
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                                                                                                                      Posted, 11th January 2012
                                                                                                                      by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                                      For some reason the kids need a car to get them to the train station at night, but the next day they're able to get to the same area with only bicycles.
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                                                                                                                        Posted, 11th January 2012
                                                                                                                        by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                                        It is a criminal offense to show up late to a funeral with improper attire.
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                                                                                                                          Posted, 11th January 2012
                                                                                                                          by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                                          Having a slutty older sister can always come in handy when you need a favor.
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                                                                                                                            Vehicles and weapons are only affected by the alien's mind control if they belong to the military.
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                                                                                                                              Posted, 11th January 2012
                                                                                                                              by bourbonphantom
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                                                                                                                              You know the movie is over when E.T. go home.
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                                                                                                                                Posted, 4th January 2014
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                                                                                                                                Charles = Spielberg. Shoots 8mm film. Has several sisters. The director of the 8mm film.
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                                                                                                                                  Walkmans of 1979 were distracting and a downhill slope. Today, it is smartphones.
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                                                                                                                                  Posted, 4th January 2014
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                                                                                                                                  You can derail an entire train with one pickup truck. One really strong pick up truck that can stay in one piece and keep its driver alive from a head on collision without an air bag.
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                                                                                                                                    Posted, 4th January 2014
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                                                                                                                                    The premise of the movie is "what if E.T. was 10 times as big and the government got to him before Elliot did?"
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