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Old 03-21-2019, 11:52 AM
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We did that not long ago, but OK.

LA to Vegas

- leaving one cool city to go to another
- not too far, not too near
- beautiful scenery
- featured in several movies

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Evil Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars
- Hissed like a snake
- Took pleasure in causing others suffering; the very definition of evil
- Reprised the role for multiple films
- Exuded over the top malevolence

The Quintessential hardboiled fictional detective

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Old 03-21-2019, 12:22 PM
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Sam Spade

-Known to everyone
-Best movie portrayal ever
-As hardboiled as detectives come

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Old 03-21-2019, 02:12 PM
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Jack Torrance from The Shining

- Role cemented Nicholson as an actor who could "escalate craziness" in his roles
- To get into the mood for the film, Nicholson only ate cheese sandwiches, which he hates.
- Many iconic shots of Nicholson are in the movie including him freezing in the cold and chopping through the door with an ax.
- "Here's Johnny!"


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Old 03-22-2019, 08:11 AM
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Phil Connors from Groundhog Day

-Easily his most memorable movie
-Gave Murray his best role and stardom
-Excellent portrayal of a character that grows and changes
-Damn fine movie

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Old 03-22-2019, 08:21 AM
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Captain John Miller from "Saving Private Ryan"

- he portrays a decent fellow placed in a bad spot
- by honoring WW2 vets he firmly establishes his reputation as one of Hollywood's few 'nice guys'
- a number of other actors could have been cast in the role, but following his performance the character now belongs to him
- the movie was a hit and made lots of money

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Old 03-22-2019, 12:56 PM
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Lindy Chamberlain in A Cry in the Dark

- best thing about the movie
- mastered a broad Australian accent
- totally disappeared into the role, as she always does
- made a relatively unsympathetic character sympathetic
- became truly immortal through the Seinfeld line, "Did a dingo eat your baby?"

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Old 03-25-2019, 08:43 PM
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Tyler Durden, in Fight Club

* The first reason is: itís the source of his most famous line.
* The second reason is: itís the source of his most famous line.
* Do an impression of Brad Pitt right now, without doing that line.
* Anyhow, itís the one where heís a bare-chested bare-knuckle brawler.
* No, not that one; the one where he spouts conspiracy-theorist rhetoric.
* No, not that one; the one where an impressed woman talks up bedding him.

Quintessential Ďcourtroom dramaí movie.
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:57 PM
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Quintessential Ďcourtroom dramaí movie.
To Kill A Mockingbird*

- American classic movie and book
- Tells a very compelling courtroom story
- The lawyer is the hero of the story
- Misjustice is so much more memorable than justice

Netup:

Quintessential sports championship


*12 Angry Men is my top choice, but I figure with the whole thing taking place in the jury room, it might not quite count.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:11 AM
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The Olympics

- while some may argue the FIFA World Cup - in terms of sheer numbers - garners more viewers globally, more countries are actually represented and participate in the Olympics
- the games have deeper roots (2,600+ years) than any other sports championship you can name.
- the games provide a nonviolent outlet for nationalism
- the Olympic games are really dozens of sports championships; everything from archery to long jump to basketball

The Quintessential soft drink
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:21 AM
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Coca-Cola

-Sold everywhere
-A number of great advertising campaigns
-Imitators everywhere
-Spawned the word "coke"
-Best diet soda ever

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Old 03-26-2019, 03:28 PM
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Bud Light

- In 2018 it was the best selling beer in America with 15.4% of the market share.*
- 33.1 million barrels of Bud Light shipped in 2017
- Has had several memorable advertisement campaigns including Dilly Dilly and Wazzzzupp.
- Found everywhere in the US.

* https://vinepair.com/articles/infogr...beers-america/

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Old 03-26-2019, 08:35 PM
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Long Island Iced Tea

* Itís a gin drink.
* Itís a rum drink.
* Itís a vodka drink.
* Itís known even to rookie bartenders.
* Itís mixed so as to keep from tasting especially strong.
* It is, though, especially strong.

Quintessential pulp-magazine hero.
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Bud Light

- Has had several memorable advertisement campaigns including Dilly Dilly and Wazzzzupp.
Wazzzzupp was for the Budweiser brand, not Bud Light.
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Old 03-28-2019, 09:21 AM
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Wazzzzupp was for the Budweiser brand, not Bud Light.
Oops, you're right.

Quintessential pulp-magazine hero.

The Shadow

- Character debuted in 1930 on radio in an attempt to boost Detective Story Magazine and soon had his own magazine.
- His own radio drama began in 1937 and ran for 17 years.
- Also had 7 films, comic books, comic strips, and video games
- Influenced other heroes including Batman, V for Vendetta, and Darkwing Duck.
- "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"


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Old 03-28-2019, 09:31 AM
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Psycho

-Classic horror movie
-Great surprise ending
-Excellent acting performances
-Known by everybody
-"The shower scene" has become a meme

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Different Seasons

--Not just one plausible novel, but four plausible novellas.
--Three of the four have been turned into movies, and a movie based on the fourth has been announced for 2020. Two of the existing three are considered among the best movies ever made, and one of them was nominated for best picture.
--Established him as an author who could write outside of the horror genre.

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Kilgrave on Jessica Jones

- 100% opposite of the Doctor
- a powerful role that steals the show from the lead
- highly quotable ("Jessssica!")
- immediately forget this is the guy who played the Doctor

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Wii Fit U

- designed specifically for this Nintendo game platform
- included with balance board standard package
- there are many more Wii U games that are more fun, but this one focused on exercise and fitness, which is the principal function and appeal of Wii

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Quintessential kids breakfast cereal

Trix

Very sugary, very bad for you
Also very delicious
Excellent marketing campaign
The famous "Trix Rabbit gets to eat Trix" campaign

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Old 04-03-2019, 09:58 AM
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Alex Trebek

-Hosted many game shows, including The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration, and To Tell the Truth
-Totally identified with Jeopardy!
-Has hosted the show since 1984 (35 years!)
-Known by everybody
-Has all around nice guy image
-His cancer announcement hit most people very hard

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Old 04-14-2019, 12:13 AM
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Quintessential Rolling Stones song - - - Jumping Jack Flash
- hard, driving beat
- mumbled lyrics no-one can understand
- violent imagery
- used in a Whoopi Goldberg movie ;-)

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Quintessential Grateful Dead song: "Truckin'"

- Co-written by all four of the band's primary songwriters (Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Robert Hunter)
- Inspired by the band's travels on the road, and, in particular, a real-life drug bust on them in New Orleans in 1970
- Among the songs which the Dead played most often live
- Thanks to play by album-oriented rock and classic rock radio stations, it's among the Dead songs most recognized by non-Deadheads
- The line "what a long, strange trip it's been" entered the popular lexicon

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Old 04-14-2019, 08:48 PM
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George Washington

To quote 1776
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John Adams: It doesn't matter. I won't be in the history books anyway, only you. Franklin did this and Franklin did that and Franklin did some other damn thing. Franklin smote the ground and out sprang George Washington, fully grown and on his horse. Franklin then electrified him with his miraculous lightning rod and the three of them - Franklin, Washington, and the horse - conducted the entire revolution by themselves.
and Franklin didn't make president. Neither did the horse.

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Peter, Paul, and Mary

- Performed from 1961 - 70 and 81 - 2009, and still preformed together while they were "broken up" from 70-80.
- Had number 1 hits with Blowin' in the Wind, Puff the Magic Dragon, and Leaving on a Jet Plane.
- Performed at the 1963 March on Washington
- Come on, if you don't cry when you hear Puff the Magic Dragon, then you have no soul.


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