Sunday, November 18, 2007

What Classic Movie Am I?



Oh, no! This is awful. Couldn't I be a Jewish mother? Is there no classic movie on the subject of Jewish mothers?

This is wrong, wrong, wrong. I ask you: do I look like Marlon Brando? No. Don't answer that.

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  1. Well, certainly you don't look like him in his latter years!

    You're right: it's wrong, wrong, wrong.

    (Though I'm dying to see what Maddie makes of it.)

    I blamed you for leading me astray. Not that I haven't led you astray in my day. I hope Grandpère doesn't mind.

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  2. Cheer up, I turned out as Sunset Boulevard!

    Jane in San Diego

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  3. Ha! At last, the truth is out and you are forced to see yourself as others see you. YOU GANGSTER!

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  4. Oh sugar! I've just done the test - all 45 questions - and I came out as "The Godfather."

    Let's take this war to the streets!

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  5. Also "Apocalypse Now" (so glad I'm not the only one, OP). And Einstein on the "leader" test. Seems to me that there's inconsistency here.

    Thanks for a few minutes of harmless entertainment, Mimi. You do find these things, don't you?

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  6. Paul, I know I'm wicked, and you are, too, on occasion, despite all the nice prayers and pretty pictures. Didn't you want to know your movie?

    When I consider the alternatives offered here, I'm not as distressed about my outcome. "Apocalypse Now"? That would have been truly disturbing.

    Hi, Jane, in San Diego. I hope you're having fun. "Sunset Boulevard"? Eh.

    MadPriest, set the time and the place. I'm not afraid.

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  7. I always knew M.P was right when he said you were evil!

    No, I didn't really.

    I, it seems, am Sunset Boulevard.

    I have no idea what that says about me. All suggestions welcome.

    D.P.

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  8. I'm "Schindler's List."

    I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing...

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  9. I consider "Sunset Boulevard" one of the ultimate High Camp films. Congratulations.

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  10. OK, if you say so, Lapin. High camp is good. Congratulations to Jane and DP!

    Doxy, I don't know what to make of "Schindler's List" either.

    What is the wording at the bottom of the result, like, "You are all about power and control, living by the Mafia code," in mine. That could be enlightening.

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  11. Mimi and Maddie in a dark alley with water pistols at twenty paces. I'm selling tickets.

    Porklips Now is pretty scary too. Norma Desmond only seems safer at first. The choices are all rather terrifying, methinks. I'm glad we are able to be silly together. It is a redemptive gift of the Spirit.

    Yes, Mimi, the prayers and pretty pictures cannot gloss over the fact that though I used to be a nice boy, I've gotten over it.

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  12. I'm Schindler's List as well.

    Love and Prayers,
    Ann Marie

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  13. What's interesting is that I did the famous person one as well. I had to do it twice. The first time I came out as Hitler (just totally threw me for a loop), the second time (without changing anything or lying but there were a number of different questions) I came out as Mother Teresa. Go figure. Based on that, I think all go back and do the movie one again and see if the result changes.

    Love and Prayers,
    Ann Marie

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  14. Did the movie quiz again. Result was Raiders of the Lost Ark. I love it. I used to have a major crush on Harrison Ford (until he left his wife and took up with Calistra Flockhart and then he lost my respect).

    And with that tested, I promise that I will refrain from posting anymore.

    Love and Prayers,
    Ann Marie

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  15. Anne Marie, post any time. I love to see the comments numbers up. You do know that I think this is all nonsense. Imagine! Hitler and Mother Teresa in the same test!

    It's time for Harrison Ford to choose leading ladies closer to his age, to pick from the great actresses within his own age group.

    Love and prayers to you.

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  16. Yes, Mimi, there are movies about Jewish mothers...

    "Where's Poppa?" starring George Segal and Ruth Gordon, directed by Carl Reiner

    "Mother" an Albert Brooks movie w/ Debbie Reynolds as his mother.

    Actually now that I think about it, these movies are more about the middle-aged sons of Jewish mothers, but the mothers contribute a lot. And they are both very funny.

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  17. Oh, well, 3 Godfathers in this lot of folks? But I don't wan' no fight, in the streets or anywhere else!

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  18. Susan, thanks. I believe I saw the oldie. I'll have to check out the new one. They're usually about how the Jewish mothers mess up their sons' lives, right?

    Welcome to the Godfathers' club.

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  19. I'm Schindler's List.

    Can I still hang out with the bad kids?

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  20. Oh, and there's "Throw Mama from the Train" but it might just marginally be about Jewish mothers!

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  21. I think you need to adopt the new sobriquet, "La Madrina" --- after all, from Grandmere to Godfather is only once removed.

    What fun. I ended up as "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington...."

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  22. I seem to have become caught up in this over at Paul's - and of course I turned out to be another Schindlerian listmaker. Och well, if ye canna beat 'em...

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  23. O.K So I'm Abe Lincoln.

    I redid the film test with more questions and I am E.T.

    Right then.

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  24. I came out as Schindler's List: You put the needs of others before your own. You strive to be helpful to your fellow man [sic]. OK, so there are four of us.

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  25. And Tobias comes out as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. He's pretty impressive, I have to admit, but where does this leave the lot of us in all these dark films?

    La Madrina--I like it. Oh, Tobias, you are one clever chap.

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  26. Caminante said... "OK, so there are four of us."

    So now what? Do we write a list? Form an un-pressure group? Whom shall we rescue?

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  27. "Saigon: shit; I was still only in Saigon."

    And I had to take the whole number of questions to get that; the other one was "Platoon".

    What would be so wrong with being "Smiles of a Summer Night" or "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" or even Larry, Curly, and Moe?

    Sigh.

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  28. My friends, I was laughing so hard, that I had to take a bathroom break in the midst of reading these comments. "La Madrina". I like that. I might adopt a new handle.

    OK, we've got to get this motley crew organized. You "Schindler's List" people, get your list together and GO OUT THERE AND DO SOMETHING GOOD!

    Fr Tobias, go forward to transform DC; I'm talking a total remake.

    DP, what shall you do as ET? You're sort of "out there". I'm sure you'll think of something.

    Johnieb, what can I say? Destiny is destiny.

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  29. Good Lord, now it's gone to her head and la Madrina is giving orders. Anyone for a pool to see who's first to wake up with a horse's head on the next pillow? There will be bloodshed, I tell you.

    I still want to sell tickets for the transatlantic battle of the "families." I'm putting my money on Mimi, though MP will probably get in the last word, even if it's his last.

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  30. Grandmère, I ended up to be Schindler's List and Mother Teresa. There has got to be something very, very wrong with that quiz site. I kept taking those two quizzes, adding questions each time, and I just kept getting the same results. I am too embarrassed to even post the Mother Teresa results. Her name next to mine on my site would be sacrilege.

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  31. I came out as Sunset Boulevard. Admittedly, I've seen the show but not the movie. Either way, whatever.

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  32. Sunset Boulevard and Bill Clinton? Okay, this test is wack

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  33. Grandmère,

    Will you believe that I did not cheat when I came out, like Tobias, as "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"?

    "Determining and doing the right thing is the foundation of your personality." Ain't that the truth, though?

    I suspect that that "super nice" question had something to do with the outcome. Perhaps the results would be more accurate if we completed the test for each other.

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  34. Paul, I hereby award you the franchise for ticket sales for the big battle between the "families".

    Boocat, er, Mother Teresa, get with the other "Schindler's List" people.

    Allie, Sunset Boulevard is good - high camp. Do whatever high camp people do. Bill Clinton. Hmmm.

    DP, you can't be Abraham Lincoln. You're English.

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  35. Why can't we all just get along?

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  36. Chalk me up for another Godfather. I'm sure that this says something deeply disturbing about Mimi and MP and me, but I don't know what it might be.

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  37. Well, like it or not, I am in this Godfather Family too!

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  38. I was already shocked, but more so, when MP came out in the same movie as me. I still don't get it. I don't see you as the Godfather, either.

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  39. KJ, I believe that you did not cheat, however, you have a point when you say this:

    Perhaps the results would be more accurate if we completed the test for each other.

    You see, I remember those sly digs, and I may not have answered "super nice", maybe just "nice".

    Susan, in the great battle, I hope you will join the "family" here and not the foreigners from "over there".

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  40. I came up Schindler's List - I dunno about that either.

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  41. I also come out as Mother Theresa.

    Now, some of you have met me IRL and KNOW that this is sooo not true of me.

    Sigh.

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  42. hmmm... I wouldn't have guessed that at all.

    I was Schindler's list.

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  43. by the way, I'm JFK, but don't tell my husband...
    (only did the 9 question option, though, it's late)

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  44. Eileen and Diane, join the others in the "Schindler's List" group, and start doing good.

    I didn't do the other, because I answered all 45 questions for the movie, and I didn't feel like answering more questions.

    I thought men were supposed to be men and women, women. Doesn't the Bible say that?

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  45. Oh, my God. I came up with Easy Rider.

    Really?

    Can I trade my Easy Rider for a Mister Smith Goes to Washington?

    I hate motorcycles.

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  46. Fancy that. I came out as Mr.Smith goes to Washington despite being somewhat apolitical. Hmm.

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  47. First Hitler, then Bill Clinton. Go figure.

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  48. Dennis, the "Easy Rider" is because of all that weed back when you were just a lad.

    Fleur, there's lots of work for you folks to do when you get to Washington. Do we ever need a Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms, or Fr. in that place today.

    TheMe, I guess you'll be part of the mad one's "family". See you in the streets.

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  49. Ha ha ha! This is hilarious!

    And I say this out of love, but no, you cannot be a Jewish mother. You don't have the right kind of Crazy. Trust me, I know whereof I speak.

    Okay, obviously I gotta go do this quiz now.

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  50. I'm Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    I don't think so.

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  51. Paul(a.), I seem to have missed your comment. I hope that I can count on you to join my "family".

    PJ, you've taken away my best line! I have long said that I'm a non-Jewish, Jewish mother. You mean that's not true? I don't fit the picture? Oh, well. Another illusion laid to rest.

    "Raiders" for you? I don't think so, either.

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  52. Mimi, seriously, go watch 'Annie Hall.' You know the scene where Alvy, Annie and Alvy's pal travel back in time and spy on Woody's family in Coney Island? And they're all talking at once around the dinner table? And Alvy's mother leans in and shouts, "his wife has diaBEETISS!"?

    Well, it's an exaggeration.

    But only just.

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  53. I remember the scene, PJ, and I am not quite that person. Perhaps, I'm a bit more nuanced.

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  54. has Mimi just accused me of heavy recreational use in years past???

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  55. Moi! Of course not, Dennis. Why on earth would you think that?

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  56. I was just thinking, Dennis, that Mimi hadn't sussed my misspent youth yet...

    Shh...

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  57. MikeF, what can I deduce about your misspent youth from a "Schindler's List" profile? Not that there's anything wrong with a misspent youth.

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  58. I was just thinking that with a lady of your uncanny perspicacity around, no-one could feel that misspent parts of their lives were safe from public illumination. But then again, maybe it was just that paranoia peculiar to them wiv a dodgy yoof be'ind em.

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  59. Kirstin, I came out carnation, but I didn't answer 2 our of the 5 questions, because it was none of the above.

    Carnation

    You are down to earth and grounded.
    You tend to be more traditional than trendy.
    Your confidence gets you through anything.

    People trust you and are very loyal to you.

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  60. LOL, I just wanted you to have a chance to feel better about being a mobster!

    :-)

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  61. Oh, Mimi, Look what I found!

    ***You Are Apple Pie***
    You're the perfect combo of comforting and traditional.
    You prefer things the way you've always known them.
    You'll admit that you're old fashioned, and you don't see anything wrong with that.
    Your tastes and preferences are classic. And classic never goes out of style.

    Those who like you crave security.
    People can rely on you to be true to yourself - and true to them.
    You're loyal, trustworthy, and comfortable in your own skin.
    And because of these qualities, you've definitely earned a lot of respect.


    What Kind of Pie Are You?
    http://www.blogthings.com/whatkindofpieareyouquiz/

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  62. Susan, I'm the same kind of pie as you.

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  63. With or without Vanilla Ice Cream?

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  64. I came up as Apocalypse Now which I can accept, but I absolutely do NOT accept the famous leader profile that came back.

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  65. I am, however, mud pie. I saw words unreasoning and dark side and said okay.

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  66. Susan, definitely the apple pie with vanilla ice cream.

    Mark, "Apocalypse Now" and mud pie? Hmmm. Dark side, words unreasoning. Does that seem to fit? I hope you're feeling better.

    My famous person was Mother Teresa, so I can laugh that one off. Mother Teresa I ain't.

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  67. OK, Susan, you, Mimi and I all test as apple pie. And all as Godfather.

    Is it time to get paranoid yet?

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  68. Paul(a.), it's time - at least in this country. The Godfather is now apple pie.

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  69. So, if there was a "What Game are You?" meme and if we all came out as Baseball, then should worry, perhaps, really begin to worry?

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  70. I'm lemon meringue. Which I don't even like.

    "The perfect combo of sassy and sweet..."

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  71. Susan, there's another quiz up. I'm ashamed of taking the low road so much of the time, but we must take laugh breaks, or we would go mad.

    Kirstin, IMHO, the words fit you even if you don't like the pie.

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  72. Grandmere, I thought you'd say that. :-)

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  73. Lapin, you made my day. High camp it is.

    All you drama queens, over here. Dress up, and of course, compete!

    (This is all the more funny that I just watched the season premiere of Project Runway. I know, it aired a week ago; thank heavens for reruns.)

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  74. I'm late to the party. But then, that figures, given the laid-back attitude that goes with my being Easy Rider. I was feeling alone and alienated, 'til I read that Dennis is, too.

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  75. Lisa, is it the weed with you too?

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  76. Alas, Mimi, the weed can't account for it. I tried it a couple of times, but just didn't "get it." Alas for my misspent youth. :(

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