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(Wikipedia)   In a summer loaded with blockbusters, this film released on this date in 1989 had it all   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2021-07-21 12:42:20 PM  
Yeah, I don't get it. Lethal Weapon 2 then Last Crusade.  Then a lot of other movies, then UHF, then Ghostbusters: We No Longer Give a Shiat.
 
2021-07-21 1:08:13 PM  
Gah, what cornball rubbish
 
2021-07-21 1:23:22 PM  
Dire Straits had one demand to let Weird Al use Money for Nothing. The backing band on Beverly Hillbillies is Dire Straits instead of Weird Al's usual band.
 
2021-07-21 1:38:14 PM  
I loved that movie. Haters gonna hate. Thanks Mister!
 
2021-07-21 2:22:52 PM  
Crank up the volume, and yank off the knob!
 
2021-07-21 2:24:53 PM  
Take off your sneakers, and stick around for a while.
 
2021-07-21 2:25:43 PM  
I'll comment after I get back from Spatula City.
 
2021-07-21 2:27:07 PM  

skyotter: Crank up the volume, and yank off the knob!


Let me take this time to introduce myself.

I go by Knob.
 
2021-07-21 2:27:10 PM  
Who' wants a Twinkie wiener sandwich?
 
2021-07-21 2:27:16 PM  
Don't you know the Dewey decimal system
 
2021-07-21 2:29:03 PM  

enry: Who' wants a Twinkie wiener sandwich?


I do.. but not before I drink from... THE FIREHOSE!!!!!
 
2021-07-21 2:31:42 PM  
It's time for WHEEL of FISH!
 
2021-07-21 2:33:48 PM  

i state your name: It's time for WHEEL of FISH!


I'll take the box!

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2021-07-21 2:35:38 PM  
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2021-07-21 2:37:33 PM  

espiaboricua: enry: Who' wants a Twinkie wiener sandwich?

I do.. but not before I drink from... THE FIREHOSE!!!!!


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2021-07-21 2:39:49 PM  

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2021-07-21 2:44:23 PM  
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2021-07-21 2:45:59 PM  
Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.
 
2021-07-21 2:52:11 PM  
Still waiting on Gandhi 2.

UHF (11/12) Movie CLIP - Gandhi II (1989) HD
Youtube 4ega5Rcct2s
 
2021-07-21 3:34:25 PM  

Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.


As supposed to being a 44/45 year old weirdo now?

/keed
 
2021-07-21 3:36:56 PM  

bingethinker: I'll comment after I get back from Spatula City.


I used to commute past the real supermarket that was used for that scene.
 
2021-07-21 3:38:57 PM  
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2021-07-21 3:40:49 PM  
Yeah, I unashamedly love that movie. For a clever low budget comedy it's pretty much flawless.

/And for once I'm happy about an earworm
/🎵We got it all on UHF!🎵
 
2021-07-21 3:53:21 PM  
Proud 80's survivor that I am, I got all the video references in the UHF music video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUi92​6​ses94
(sorry, can't play on other web sites)
 
2021-07-21 3:56:45 PM  

espiaboricua: Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.

As supposed to being a 44/45 year old weirdo now?


Hey!  I'm 39 years old and play an anthropomorphic kodiak bear on the internet!  I resemble that remark!
 
2021-07-21 3:56:59 PM  
Supplies!
 
2021-07-21 4:02:38 PM  

Baloo Uriza: espiaboricua: Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.

As supposed to being a 44/45 year old weirdo now?

Hey!  I'm 39 years old and play an anthropomorphic kodiak bear on the internet!  I resemble that remark!


. . . So your profile pic is a Kody? I had wondered.
 
2021-07-21 4:12:28 PM  

Boojum2k: Baloo Uriza: espiaboricua: Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.

As supposed to being a 44/45 year old weirdo now?

Hey!  I'm 39 years old and play an anthropomorphic kodiak bear on the internet!  I resemble that remark!

. . . So your profile pic is a Kody? I had wondered.


Yup!  My fursona!
 
2021-07-21 4:19:22 PM  

Baloo Uriza: Boojum2k: Baloo Uriza: espiaboricua: Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.

As supposed to being a 44/45 year old weirdo now?

Hey!  I'm 39 years old and play an anthropomorphic kodiak bear on the internet!  I resemble that remark!

. . . So your profile pic is a Kody? I had wondered.

Yup!  My fursona!


To be honest I was thinking an entirely different kind of bear. . .
 
2021-07-21 4:37:01 PM  

espiaboricua: Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.

As supposed to being a 44/45 year old weirdo now?

/keed


The difference is back then I was ashamed of it, now I'm completely comfortable with my eccentricities.
 
2021-07-21 4:38:53 PM  

Boojum2k: Baloo Uriza: Boojum2k: Baloo Uriza: espiaboricua: Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.

As supposed to being a 44/45 year old weirdo now?

Hey!  I'm 39 years old and play an anthropomorphic kodiak bear on the internet!  I resemble that remark!

. . . So your profile pic is a Kody? I had wondered.

Yup!  My fursona!

To be honest I was thinking an entirely different kind of bear. . .


I mean, I do weigh 105kg so, it's kind of both?

/"dad bod" is just straight for "bear"
 
2021-07-21 5:01:55 PM  

Catlenfell: espiaboricua: Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.

As supposed to being a 44/45 year old weirdo now?

/keed

The difference is back then I was ashamed of it, now I'm completely comfortable with my eccentricities.


Amazing how everyone (to varying degrees) spends their 10s and 20s trying to be boring and "normal" and DNGAF after that.
 
2021-07-21 5:31:41 PM  

Mugato: Yeah, I don't get it. Lethal Weapon 2 then Last Crusade.  Then a lot of other movies, then UHF, then Ghostbusters: We No Longer Give a Shiat.


That was a good summer to work in a theater, watched all of those many, many times.  Also Batman, Dead Poets Society, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Turner and Hooch... and the forgettable Nightmare on Elm Street 5 and wish-I-could-forget Karate Kid 3.  And apparently Roadhouse was out then too, but not at my theater, so I only remember it from watching it over-and-over a couple years later when it was the only non-porn, non-Robotech video in our cable-free crashpad.  When Harry Met Sally, Uncle Buck, and Star Trek V also didn't make it.
 
2021-07-21 5:40:23 PM  
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2021-07-21 6:10:11 PM  

Baloo Uriza: Catlenfell: espiaboricua: Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.

As supposed to being a 44/45 year old weirdo now?

/keed

The difference is back then I was ashamed of it, now I'm completely comfortable with my eccentricities.

Amazing how everyone (to varying degrees) spends their 10s and 20s trying to be boring and "normal" and DNGAF after that.


That might mainly be Farkers, but yep, took a hard turn at 30 away from normal and stepped on the gas.
 
2021-07-21 6:17:12 PM  

Boojum2k: Baloo Uriza: Catlenfell: espiaboricua: Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.

As supposed to being a 44/45 year old weirdo now?

/keed

The difference is back then I was ashamed of it, now I'm completely comfortable with my eccentricities.

Amazing how everyone (to varying degrees) spends their 10s and 20s trying to be boring and "normal" and DNGAF after that.

That might mainly be Farkers, but yep, took a hard turn at 30 away from normal and stepped on the gas.


I'm thinking it's more universal than that.  I've seen it with my classmates, and it's starting to dawn on my husband that it doesn't matter...
 
2021-07-21 6:26:41 PM  
Are you psyched Fifi? Are you psyched?
 
2021-07-21 7:40:36 PM  

Mugato: Yeah, I don't get it. Lethal Weapon 2 then Last Crusade.  Then a lot of other movies, then UHF, then Ghostbusters: We No Longer Give a Shiat.


Didn't that come out in 2016?

/Just keep talking, maybe you'll say something funny.
 
2021-07-21 8:11:07 PM  
I contend that 89 was the best year for movies. So many classics came out of that year. This is one of them.
 
2021-07-21 10:50:13 PM  
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2021-07-21 10:57:52 PM  
I'm pretty sure I can sing the whole album from memory
 
2021-07-22 12:58:11 AM  

Baloo Uriza: Catlenfell: espiaboricua: Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.

As supposed to being a 44/45 year old weirdo now?

/keed

The difference is back then I was ashamed of it, now I'm completely comfortable with my eccentricities.

Amazing how everyone (to varying degrees) spends their 10s and 20s trying to be boring and "normal" and DNGAF after that.


Yeah, it was a hit among my friends and myself when it came out. We didn't give a f*ck about lamestream society anyway. F*ck 'em all with a rusty horseshoe.
 
2021-07-22 7:06:40 AM  

bingethinker: I'll comment after I get back from Spatula City.


I have the t-shirt.
 
2021-07-22 7:08:12 AM  

Catlenfell: Probably my favorite movie when it was released.  I was a 13 year old weirdo.


I've been a 13 year old weirdo for over 40 years now.
 
2021-07-22 10:43:31 AM  

Baloo Uriza: Amazing how everyone (to varying degrees) spends their 10s and 20s trying to be boring and "normal" and DNGAF after that.


This song was released when I was about to turn 21.   I didn't hear it until I was in my 30s...

Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry
Youtube sKckQICvOms
 
2021-07-22 3:13:50 PM  
I feel like if he did a sequel set in the present now, then it should be called "VHF" since all the crappy, low budget stations are left with VHF while pretty much all the major networks are on UHF these days.
 
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