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Old 06-06-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: IN
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I believe he was referencing a line from Back to the Future. Biff says "make like a tree and get outta here," and it is funny because, yes, as you point out it is supposed to be "leave," which is the play on words that connects it to "tree."
Ha no wonder, I am a film snob and avoid Hwood films. Thanks
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:45 PM
 
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I believe he was referencing a line from Back to the Future. Biff says "make like a tree and get outta here," and it is funny because, yes, as you point out it is supposed to be "leave," which is the play on words that connects it to "tree."
Yes.

Part of the comedy is it's such a cliche, people are waiting for the other shoe to drop. The deliverer addresses this with a quick diversion.

It used to bother me so much when I'd hear the first part to these phrases and then the person would stop halfway though:

"Do unto others!"
"The grass is always greener!"
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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You mean if you didn't have collision insurance nor uninsured underinsured coverage?
I had both of those as they are required in my state....

But the car that was wrecked was only 2 years into the 5 year loan. I had equity so I got a decent check from my insurance company to put down towards a new car...but it definitely wasn't enough to buy anything derivable...so I had to take out another auto-loan to purchase the new car.....while my mortgage was in under-writing.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Any way to stop them from pulled this childish garbage?
Pay cash.
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Old 06-07-2018, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Ha no wonder, I am a film snob and avoid Hwood films. Thanks
Film snob or no, how have you never seen Back to the Future?
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Old 06-07-2018, 06:23 AM
 
Location: IN
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Film snob or no, how have you never seen Back to the Future?
I'd rather have a hot needle in my eye.

There are many well known films I haven't seen; I'm elitist like that.
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Old 06-07-2018, 07:44 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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I'd rather have a hot needle in my eye.

There are many well known films I haven't seen; I'm elitist like that.
How do you know if you haven't seen it?

There are plenty of films that I don't necessarily think are great films, but for one reason or another have become such a fixture in popular culture that you miss a lot of references if you're completely unfamiliar with them.
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Old 06-07-2018, 07:52 AM
 
Location: IN
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How do you know if you haven't seen it?

There are plenty of films that I don't necessarily think are great films, but for one reason or another have become such a fixture in popular culture that you miss a lot of references if you're completely unfamiliar with them.
Eesh I don't want to derail this into a film critique thread; I've never seen a rap concert or a Mary Kay presentation either but I know I would loathe it.

As to missing references, hasn't yet adversely affected me in life.

Where is the 60% ROI guy who is the reason I keep checking this thread...
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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Where is the 60% ROI guy who is the reason I keep checking this thread...
Probably out flipping crystal, which is about the only way to get 60% returns.

Oh. And you should check out a rap concert some time. Expand your horizons.
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I'd rather have a hot needle in my eye.

There are many well known films I haven't seen; I'm elitist like that.
You are missing out. Back to the future is a tragedy about Biff, the only character in his suburban town who is cursed with the knowledge of its eventual decline over the next few decades. He is a high school student and so is limited in what course of action he can take.

He decides to try to change the town's fate by marginalizing the influence of some of the town's inhabitants who will be responsible for its decline, but his efforts a thrown awry by an unexpected arrival of a transfer student. In a macabre science fiction twist, it turns out that the transfer student is a time-traveling descendant of one of his classmates. A narcissist with an Oedipus complex who summarily decides to team up with the scientist responsible for his arrival to thwart Biff's efforts.

Biff confronts the time-traveling antagonist in an effort to scare him away but he underestimates the severity of the time traveler's mental instability and this eventually backfires. From there, Biff is systematically robbed of his personal goals, future plans, social standing and love interest. His plans are thwarted and social status in the small town is destroyed. Biff is left with no way to reverse the damage because the time traveler disappears back to the future.

Interestingly, the movie tells the story from the time traveler's perspective.
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