---Alice Abrams

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - Movie Cliches

1. When a girl is in a house all by herself in a horror movie, it is always raining or thunder and lightening outside.
2. In all junior highs, the popular girls have big boobs, while the geeky girls are flat-chested.
3. In movies when a character is brushing his/her teeth, they never get toothpaste on their mouth or rinse out the toothbrush when through brushing.
4. Anybody eating chinese food always eats it out of the box with chopsticks.
5. If you try to get your ex-partner back by going out with someone else in order to make your
ex jealous, you will succeed but by the time you have achieved what you set out to do you will have fallen for the other person.
6. A good guy will never, ever, shoot a bad guy in the kneecap, even if it would be incredibly helpful to him.
7. In any musical, no matter how tough the gang and/or bad guy, they/he can always belt out a heartfelt melody in a deep and lilting baritone voice.
8. A woman´s shoes always make high heel clacking sounds, regardless which shoe type she wears.
9. Whenever at a bar or dance with loud music cranked up on high, the couple the audience sees talking have perfectly audible voices and can talk as though there is no music playing.
10. In most 80's action flicks, business men and security guards look like Huey Lewis or Bruce Springsteen.
11. The villain will always have thousands of henchmen working for him or a small army that follows him.
12. There is always a full moon when people go to bed. When the lights are turned off, a delayed light turns on, causing a blue cast in the room they could read by.
13. If you are going to be killed it has to be at a time when you are alone and it has to be at night and raining.

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Anonymous said...

Great list!

Mine is up at: 13 Bloomers

Amazing Gracie said...

I forgot to add this little note:
I swiped this list - it is NOT an original. I hope no one minds as it's too hot to come up with anything original today (it's 11:00 and still 95 degrees).

MissMeliss said...

Oh, excellent list!

Malcolm: said...

Great list of movie cliches. Another one is that if a woman is being chased, she will trip and fall. 11:00 and still 95 degrees... yikes!

deegee said...

wow you are so right! great list!

-E said...

haha hilarious list.

WAHM said...

Great list.

my very first 13 is up !

Asara said...

LOL!! I wonder if they counted sequels in there.. I swear I remember the Terminator in Terminator 2 shooting people in the kneecap as he was trying to get out of a building, because he had promised John Connor he wouldn't kill anyone..

Still a great list though! :)

Sandra Ferguson said...

Funny list.

I always love that girls in horror movies can't be fully dresses, are always taking a shower, and seem to scream a lot!

Joyismygoal said...

That is funny and true DId you have to watch a lot to figure out the cliches? Do you keep track of all the movies you watch? A student on Jeopardy had a list of the top 1000 movies he wanted to see before he died and he had see 300 and some

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

ha ha ha, you are so right honey!

smiles, bee

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Too funny - great list! :)

Miranda said...

Great list...that is all sooo true!

Happy Thursday!

Morgen said...

Don't forget: if you're "normal sized" you can't be the lead. Normal sized people have to be funny sidekicks to the skinny twig leading actors.

Nicholas said...

Don't forget, when a group of people are in a big isolated house and they suspect that a murderer is somehwere in the house too, the first thing they decide to do is split up and look for him.