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from Jedran - Tuesday, September 19, 2006
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Seeing the poll on favorite movies reminds me of when I was 8 in Songkla, Thailand. Our teacher couldn't be bothered to listen to ten kids quote the same verses to him before movie night that he has us check each other. We each had a notebook that our partner would sign once he/she had checked that we knew our verses. Naturally, as our teacher wouldn't bother checking that we knew our verses, we just signed the notebook and skipped the verses altogether.

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from SeanSwede
Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 13:16

Yeah, the old days of memorizing. Damn, that shit really sucked bad. I remember having to memorise whole chapters from the bible if we where to watch the saturday night movie. It was sickeningly boring like hell. Ohh, I can barely stand talking about it. Good thing I dont remember diddely squat from that time. I even remember the writing assignments that we had to do, those of us who had gotten enough demerits for that. It had to be done while they started the movie so that we would come and watch the movie some time after it already started and after we finished our disciplinary writing assignments. Damn those sick fuckers who made us do that!
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from Rain Child
Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 04:01

We had to memorise a WHOLE chapter every single week before our movie! I remember the fear, the staying up late cramming... I used to know nearly half the Bible! Forgotten most of it now though.
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from krystine
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 19:09

In respone to poll also, wasn't Singing in the Rain too foolish in some homes. Or we had to fast forward all the best parts. God, I hate Pollyanna and the Glad Game. Edited Pinnochio anyone?
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From DDP
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 06:08


Some other films I watched way too many times. Off the top of my head.

An American in Paris.
Easter Parade.
Homeward bound - The Incredible Journey.
Lassie come home.
That's Entertainment. (Heavy edit - I didn't know about the Marx brothers scene being in there.)

When we were a bit older....

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. (Loved this one)
Seargent York.
The Apple. - (Ooh Endtime, the mark of the beast, and jesus coming to get us in a cadillac.)
Man of La Mancha.
Day the Earth stood still.

aah so much more....

Some movie scenes I didn't know existed until after I left TF.

Singing in the rain - "Make em laugh".
Lassie come home - How some little pooch dies.
Wizard of Oz - "Fly fly fly"
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From Rain Child
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 19:41

Huh, That's amazing, that wherever we were in the world we all watched the same movies. How about every Shirley Temple film ever made? (reply to this comment
From neez
Saturday, September 23, 2006, 19:57


Amazing isn't the word I would use. Disturbing would be a more accurate description.(reply to this comment

From Moronic Minimee
Saturday, September 23, 2006, 02:50


Anything with recycled roman armor, or extravagant wasteland footage.

Ben Hur
Quo Vadis
The Robe
King of Kings
Jesus of Nazareth
Ten Commandments
The Bible

Anything long and Ho-hum

Brother Sun Sister Moon
Joan of Arc

I hated all these movies, but 10 years from leaving, a lot of them are actually great films when you view them minus the whole TF agenda, pow-wows, every other minute pauses, and fastforwarding two thirds of the movie.(reply to this comment

From Rain Child
Saturday, September 23, 2006, 04:41


Anything with Charlton Heston in it...

Brother Sun was totally awesome! Wish I could see that again.(reply to this comment

From AndyH
Saturday, September 23, 2006, 09:24


Yeah! It was. And I liked all those homo-erotic roman movies, that was the only kind of war films we were privy to.(reply to this comment

From Rain Child
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 04:04

We'd all had the regular Pinnochio memorised by the time the edited version came out...then we never watched it again. Remember in the pow-wow version of Six Weeks, Sara leaves it on pause for five minutes without saying anything, and we used to have to sit through five minutes of silence. Singing In The Rain, Pollyanna, & Sound Of Music - Nearly every day, & I still love them.(reply to this comment
From Snufkin
Friday, September 22, 2006, 01:37

heh... or the sex scene in that wierd pow-wow-ed film (9 months was it?) Where she rewinds it twice to show the "miracle of birth" all over again... that was terribly painful to watch as a 10 yr (reply to this comment
From Rain Child
Friday, September 22, 2006, 04:42

Oh, Yeah, For Keeps - that was to scare us out of leaving the Family, by showing us how horrible it was out there. I think the movie was designed to scare teenagers out of having sex.(reply to this comment
From AndyH
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 07:54

I have the movie "Closer" memorized. (reply to this comment
From Random Comment Generator
Saturday, September 23, 2006, 02:52


I have Lion King memorized.(reply to this comment

From loch
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 13:07

Quote it for me sometime(reply to this comment
From AndyH
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 14:16

"BECAUSE I'M A FUCKING CAVEMAN!"(reply to this comment
From loch
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 16:00

What a little dear!(reply to this comment
From AndyH
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 16:07


"I'm your stranger, jump!"(reply to this comment

From loch
Friday, September 22, 2006, 09:21


When are you coming to Texas again?(reply to this comment

from Fish
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 16:38

You wicked child!!
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from Removed
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 15:40

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From Fish
Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 16:42


That's nothing. By that age I had about half the bible memorized, not to mention mad amounts of "Daily Mights", the entire "End Time News", and several "Mo letters" to boot. Whoever was your O.C. Shepherd is deserving of an excommunication. (or three)

Amen?(reply to this comment

From Removed
Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 19:56

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From Fish
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 04:17

"Half the bible" is more of the same.(Considerably more)(reply to this comment
From Ne Oublie
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 05:46

So, which half did you memorise, and which half did you delegate to your brother?(reply to this comment
From Fish
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 16:01

Am I my brothers keeper?(reply to this comment
From Aita
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 05:12

What About Hebrews 11? That was tough..... I had that all memorized too by the age of ten or younger.(reply to this comment
From johnson45
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 13:40

My least favorite book of the Bible in the Old Testament was Psalms. My favorite book was probably Genesis, because of all the fun stories. It was the closest we ever got to reading a novel. I remember dreading it when our shepherd would decide to read out of the New Testament. It was sooooo boring! Way too preachy. I did not care for the words of Jesus. Red text meant BORING to me. Ha.(reply to this comment
From afflick
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 16:42


We spent a year going over the Old Testament with Eli of Renee in Puerto Rico. We even had precious gel pens in different colors to highlight specific portions. I coveted my gel pens like they were Jimmy Choos. To this day, I still recall nearly every adventure of the dreaded Amalikites against the Israelites.

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From Fish
Thursday, September 21, 2006, 16:07


"The lord of hosts is with us, the god of Jacob is our refuge, Selah."

I particularly detest the word "selah".(reply to this comment

from Ne Oublie
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 14:44

Oh, you lot discovered that one too?
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