All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine.  

NewJackSwing 43M
160 posts
7/31/2005 11:59 am

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All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine.

I WAS watching one of the movie channels I have (and in particular MPix) who airs alot of the old classic films. I like watching the older films from the 80's actually and it's nice to be able to sit back now and watch them with new eyes. It's nice to watch a film from 22yrs ago or 20 yrs ago and be able to understand them now as opposed to not understanding what the film was about.

I should say that I am a comedy fan so this one film that I saw one afternoon had me rolling off my sofa laughing. The film in question is ..

"Fast Times At Ridgemont High"

I saw it countless times as a kid but never understood the film and it's subject until MUCH later on. I always wondered what Phoebe Cates undoing her bikini top and flashing Judge Reinhold had to do with anything. Of course what was Judge Reihold doing to himself in the bathroom after he had his fantasy of Phoebe? (what good did that do sliding your hand up and down with your eyes closed? was that a work out of some kind?). Why was Phoebe shocked when she caught him? And more so afterwards why was Judge embarassed? Lastly, I never understood why Jeff Spicoli talked funny. I never got any of it until I got like, MUCH older dude.

Of course after seeing all the films I have in my life thus far I always consider this where a film like "American Pie" recieved it's inspiration from and they should seriously thank Cameron Crowe for the inspiration. Yes there were many other teen highschool films before it that gave Crowe inspiration for his book and film but this one I believe shaped alot of the other teen highschool comedies to come (the great Canadian film classic Porky's is right up there though!) .

One of the scenes I always found funny and also find to be so hillariously applicable to my adult life (and would this have helped me when I was in high school?) was the "five-point plan" laid out to Mark Ratner by Mike Damone. Anyone remember that? Mark 'Rat' Ratner (Brian Backer) was taking out Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and he approached his buddy Mike Damone (Robert Romanus) for help? Well, I never really thought such a plan did exsist though and the scene in where it was used and how it played out was quite funny. The advice goes as follows:

Mike Damone: First of all Rat, you never let on how much you like a girl. "Oh, Debbie. Hi." Two, you always call the shots. "Kiss me. You won't regret it." Now three, act like wherever you are, that's the place to be. "Isn't this great?" Four, when ordering food, you find out what she wants, then order for the both of you. It's a classy move. "Now, the lady will have the linguini and white clam sauce, and a Coke with no ice." And five, now this is the most important, Rat. When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV.

Interesting advice Mike Damone! Should I ever go on a date (any takers ladies of AdultFriendFinder? *smiles sweetly*) I will be sure to try out your "5 Point Plan" and in particular .. #5! ( "c'mon baby lets's do the Misty Mountain Hop!" OH YEAH!)

What are some of your favourite films of the 80's? Have a favourite line? Post it here and lets' reminisce!

rockwriter58 56M
1389 posts
7/31/2005 7:27 pm

So Jimmy Page is responsible for frying Jeff Spicoli's brain? Oh, sorry, I was too stoned to follow the plot here...

Now, I remember... Page fried MY brain... way too much (but yet not enough) "Misty Mountain Hop" in my younger days.


DirtyLilSecret61 55F

8/1/2005 1:32 pm

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - hands down.

Reminds me of my own senior year, where I missed an average of 1.5 days a week for the entire year yet still finished in the top 10 of the class.

My kids never had a snowball's chance in HELL of getting away with much!


rm_cynfull_one 35F
7 posts
8/3/2005 3:06 pm

Definately has to be The Breakfast Club..

Damn you John Hughes for making a movie so filled with nonsensical drivel that it becomes so ludicrous that one can't help but fall in love..

Not to mention that John Bender (aka Judd Nelson) is an uber-stud! gotta love the metal-heads *and* Ally Sheedy is amazing as always..

Andrew: Hey! If I lose my temper, you're totalled, man.
Bender: Totally?
Andrew: Totally.

Claire: You're afraid that they won't take you. You don't belong so you just have to dump all over it.
Bender: Well, it wouldn't have anything to do with you activities people being assholes now would it?
Claire: You wouldn't know. You don't know any of us.
Bender: Well, I don't know any lepers either but I'm not gonna run out and join one of their fuckin' clubs

Bender: Being bad feels pretty good, huh?

Tejinashi 45M

8/3/2005 6:41 pm

Pretty much any John Hughes movie actually - especially things like "Pretty in Pink" and "Better off Dead".

There are a TON of movies everyone forgets about nowadays simply because they aren't on's pretty sad when you see a kid that doesn't know which way the tape goes into the VcR.

Breakfast Club....mmmmm.....Dandruff art - gotta love that (in a weird kind of way).

rm_Elysia2005 43F
412 posts
8/10/2005 9:04 pm

"Top Secret!" There are none better.

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