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  1. Grendal

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    On another thread we are throwing around quotes and stories about "Fletch" both movie and book. So I thought I'd start this thread.

    Personal Favorite Movie: "Brazil" by Terry Gilliam

    Hilarious Book you probably never heard of: "The Boat that Wouldn't Float" by Farley Mowat

    Favorite Author: Harlan Ellison
     
  2. Arnold Panz

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    My favorite Terry Gilliam movie is 12 Monkeys.

    I mentioned these on the other thread, but the old Police Squad TV show was beyond brilliant, and far far ahead of its time. If you liked the Naked Gun movies, these six episodes (it was quickly canceled) blow the movie away (and some of the movie's better jokes were stolen from the show).

    Favorite new book out -- Humblebrag by Harris Wittels. Any book that can make me laugh out loud on a crowded airplane gets my vote!
     
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    There is a Dave Berry book: Big Trouble that I recommend.

    And they also made a movie out of it which is equally good.

    Sadly it never made the theaters, as it involved a nuclear weapon on a hijacked airplane, and it was due to be released the weekend after Sept. 11, 2001

    It is 100% comic and funny, and if you have ever spent any time in Florida a must see.

    +1 on 12 Monkeys
     
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    Life of Brian.

    "Blessed are the cheesemakers"

    And +1 for Police Squad!
     
  5. Arnold Panz

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is my favorite of the MP movies.

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    Dave Barry tells a great story about the non-release of Big Trouble. I think everyone in South Florida loves his writing. His Guide to Guys is a classic.
     
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    #6 Grendal, Oct 23, 2012
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    All Monty Python is great. Getting a little dated since the Cold War ended 30 years ago but still one of the most quoteable comedies: "Dr. Strangelove"

    More comedies:

    "Bringing Up Baby"
    "Arsenic and Old Lace"
    "What's Up Doc?"
    "The Graduate"
    "The In-Laws" original

    More subtle and less known:

    "Tune in Tomorrow"
    "The One and Only"
    "And God Spoke..." really hilarious if you've ever been involved in the film industry.
    "In the Mood" 1987 You must skip the first 3 minutes and the movie will be twice as funny.
     
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    I saw M.P. & the Holy Grail for free as a sneak preview in 1975. I was just a young teenager and thought it was a riot. The theater was a Century 21 located right across the street from where the San Jose Tesla showroom is now.

    ... and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids!
     
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    Just finished re watching the short lived Firefly TV series + the Serenity movie.

    Gotta give props to Avatar and Blade Runner.

    Guess I have a thing for space based Sci-Fi.
     
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    If you like to read, try John Ringo. Troy Rising (3 books) series and Looking Glass (4 books) series. Lots of action and fun.
     
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    Wow. That got me going. Now I can't wait to see it. Thanks for posting.

    It could be a SpaceX ad.
     
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    Agreed. :)
     
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    #13 SwedishAdvocate, Dec 18, 2013
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    Found this:

    While I’m personally not specifically fond of science fiction set in various forms of dystopian futures, I guess it can serve as a point of departure for various discussions about roughly how bad it would very rapidly get if society ever were to break down…
     
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    Its actually just in time for when Elon said they will have reusable rockets ready. Would be pretty cool if they lined up like that.
     
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    Coolest book I've read in a while... The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan. 20th Century Fox has bought the movie rights.
     
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    Not a recommendation, but guessing this could be popular around here...

    Particle Fever



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    Personally I can’t see myself suspending my disbelief. It’s unfortunately not possible to reanimate someone that has been frozen to death and "buried deep in ice"…
     
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