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Old 08-18-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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People rarely have a cold in movies. Ever notice that?
Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail did and I loved her sniffles and all.

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Old 08-18-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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I still use a machine. Sorry if I'm a 39-year-old old fashioned foagie...I also use non-satellite radios and compact discs.

Me, too.

And don't forget phonographs. For those who don't know what that is ... it's a box full of electrical wires and components. You plug it into an electrical outlet, put a black vinyl disc on the turntable, place the arm (that has a small needle at the end) and, miraculously, music comes out of the speakers. Oh and if you want to listen to the song again, you simply lift the arm and place it at the beginning of the record. They're great! Sure beats the old crank style photograph. LOL
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I still use a discman! Despite having a smart-phone that supports music. I also still have a television that uses the old cathode ray tube. Im a caveman!
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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The perfect greeting for an old fashioned answering machine.


Roy D. Mercer-Vol.6-#11-Answering Machine Message - YouTube
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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It may not apply to young single people, but many families still have a landline with an answering machine attached.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:50 AM
 
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I also have one, sometimes i have messeges
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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Movie makers like a land line, especially horror movie makers, that way the dialogue can go "We traced the call! The call is coming from inside the house!!" Yaaaaahhhh!!!
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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I notice the ugly guy or dorky guy always gets the super hot chick. Transformers 3 anyone?
lol, well Shia is cute, but that is all. I thought the casting of her didn't really fit. She is very beautiful of course but looked to perfect almost. But I get they were trying to cast opposite of Megan Fox.

Ever notice in movies that they have normal jobs/incomes but wonderful homes that they couldn't afford on their wages..I know..I know...It's just a movie but c'mon now.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I haven't seen an answering maching in a movie for a while. Maybe I just haven't noticed.

I've always thought they were a tool for lazy writers to use to move the plot along.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: not where you are
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I notice the ugly guy or dorky guy always gets the super hot chick. Transformers 3 anyone?
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lol, well Shia is cute, but that is all. I thought the casting of her didn't really fit. She is very beautiful of course but looked to perfect almost. But I get they were trying to cast opposite of Megan Fox.

Ever notice in movies that they have normal jobs/incomes but wonderful homes that they couldn't afford on their wages..I know..I know...It's just a movie but c'mon now.
That whole story line just annoyed the heck out of me. She seemed way out of his league on so many levels I just couldn't buy it. Not that he wasn't entitled to a beautiful women friend, there just wasn't anything so especially appealing about the guy for any particular person to go ga ga over.

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I haven't seen an answering maching in a movie for a while. Maybe I just haven't noticed.

I've always thought they were a tool for lazy writers to use to move the plot along.
I thought the same thing, haven't really seen many answering machines in movies lately. But I do keep one in use myself, I prefer not being accessable at all times, not everyone has my cell number, though I can forward calls to my cell if i'm ever that desperate to keep in touch every which way i go.
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