Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Things We've Learned From The Movies,

Part 2...

14. Once applied, lipstick will never rub off-even while scuba diving.

15. You're very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.

16. Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German or Russian officer, it will not be necessary to speak the language. A German or Russian accent will do. (It used to be an English accent for the German.)

17. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.

18. A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.

19. If a large pane of glass is visible, someone will be thrown through it before long.

20. If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises in their most revealing underwear.

21. Word processors never display a cursor on screen but will always say: Enter Password Now.

22. Even when driving down a perfectly straight road, it is necessary to turn the steering wheel vigorously from left to right every few moments. Tires will squeal on any surface, at any speed.

23. All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts so you know exactly when they're going to go off.

24. A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.

25. If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you meet will know all the steps.

26. Police departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.

27. When they are alone, all foreign military officers prefer to speak to each other in English.


jinksy said...

This was an bsolute hoot of a post. I think I must have watched the same films as you, and with as jaundiced an eye! xxx

Denise said...

This is great. the person who ever thought this up must have been to a lot of movies!

Gramma Ann said...

I so enjoyed those yesterday and today. I have also noticed that when women come out of water from swimming they shake their heads and the hair just falls into place and looks lovely.

Winifred said...

Oh I love these. I'm sure the film producers think we're all stupid!

~imm~ said...

hi! my 1st time here. this is totally true. even here in Malaysia, there was once an uproar about a local TV series, because the main character always wear her fake eyelashes, in the court, at home, while swimming, sleeping, all the time.

i love all these black n white photos. u and abe look so sweet. :D

yamini said...

Hi Pat,
I really LIKE this one post, which reminds me that film/movies/pictures made in Hollywood and our Hindi film industry are all the same in basics, though they might vary in detail.
Some day, i will compile and send you a similar list of the (mis)represented facts taken for granted in Hindi movies.
Take care and bye