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(Uproxx)   Jack Nicholson, porn ties, and what the hell year was it?: 20 surprising things you might not know about "A Christmas Story"   ( divider line
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7979 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 24 Dec 2013 at 9:55 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-12-24 12:24:56 PM  
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mechgreg: I watched A Christmas Story a few years ago and even though I have watched it I don't know how many times there was one thing that didn't make sense to me. In the scene where the dad gets the lamp and goes to plug it into the wall socket there are all kinds of other plugs, plugged into the outlet. But they hadn't put the tree up, and in the early 1940's it is not like you are going to have a bunch of other electric devices in the living room to begin with (most of the stuff plugged into power in my living room didn't exist in the 1940's). So other than the radio and maybe a couple of lamps what the hell else did they have plugged in?

Lamps, radio, etc.  When people had their houses wired for electricity in the early 20th century, they thought the same way you do: why in the hell would we need more than a couple outlets?  And I've always suspected the electricians charged per outlet, so people had as few as possible put in.

My parents own a house built in the 1870s, which they bought in the 1960s.  The living room is about 18 by 25 and there are a total of three outlets in the room, one on each of the four walls.

/Growing up in a house like that, extension cord and multi-plug outlet blocks are your friend.
2013-12-24 11:53:17 AM  
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The Troof hurts: #21: The bully's name was "Scut" not Scott.

#22:  The actor that played him later became the idiot brother on Titus.
2013-12-24 10:34:22 AM  
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The Troof hurts: #21: The bully's name was "Scut" not Scott.

Wasn't that just the nickname they gave him?  For some reason, i thought his real name was Scott.

/that movie has been on a loop in my house since Thanksgiving
//my kids love it
2013-12-24 10:23:40 AM  
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#21: The bully's name was "Scut" not Scott.
2013-12-24 10:09:49 AM  
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For once, I didn't know most of them.

Gonna watch this when I get home tonight.
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