There are a number of things about me that are unique: My left hand is kinda useless, I once had a fling with a sorta-kinda famous person, and I cannot turn away from any showing of ‘Say Anything…’ anywhere, at any time.  The story of Lloyd Dobler hit me at the perfect time in my life, a time when I, like Lloyd, was transitioning from high school into the stupid world of adulthood, making it a youthful fave-rave.  I consider myself lucky to have met my own Diana without having to deal with the douchey dad and I could probably quote most of the film for you right now, leading to today’s beloved query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also has a love for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’, Bill Murray in ‘Groundhog Day’ and the season of Saturday Night Live with Randy Quaid and Robert Downey, Jr., asking: What youthful fave-rave can you remember and quote perfectly, even years later?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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5 Comments

  1. August 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm — Reply

    “Ghostbusters” (the original, not the one that was subtitled “Answer the Call” for the home media release) and “Transformers: The Movie” (the G1 animated movie).

    They were among the first videos of my own after we got our first VCR, back in the days before we had video rental places in the area (small town in the middle of nowhere, we didn’t get a rental place until about 1990 or so), so I can’t even begin to count how many times I watched them.

  2. Hannah
    August 23, 2017 at 7:33 pm — Reply

    Probably The Digimon Movie, I actually still quote it as an adult.

  3. August 23, 2017 at 8:21 pm — Reply

    Airplane. Watching it 1,000 times over the years helps. But it was pretty quotable even in 1980.

  4. August 24, 2017 at 8:15 am — Reply

    “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. My brother and I could do the whole movie alternating lines (regardless of character), much to our grandmother’s frustration and annoyance. I can still recite huge swaths of it.

    • August 26, 2017 at 10:40 am — Reply

      Look, if he was dying, he wouldn’t have bothered to carve ‘Aaaauuuggghhhh’. He’d just say it!

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