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The union sign scene from Norma Rae

 

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On 3/2/2021 at 11:21 AM, JTMacc99 said:

What scene in a movie gives you goosebumps when you watch it?

Could be scary. Could be sad. Could be happy. Let's hear it, and if possible, lets see it as well!

Don Knotts in the movie, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

The combination of the bloody organ keys playing and Knotts alone in that house and the terrified looks on his face and the way he acted.  Chilling, truly chilling.  Don Knotts was unbelievable in that role as Luther Heggs.  I can't watch that movie in the dark.

When I was a child and watched that in my parents' house, while I was watching, my grandmother's clock that was on the shelf hadn't worked for years, and she had died several years earlier.  In any case, that clock in the middle of that movie chimed. 

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I turn into a puddle while watching the original version of Brian's Song.  Just listening to the music and I get all misty.

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3 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

Don Knotts in the movie, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

The combination of the bloody organ keys playing and Knotts alone in that house and the terrified looks on his face and the way he acted.  Chilling, truly chilling.  Don Knotts was unbelievable in that role as Luther Heggs.  I can't watch that movie in the dark.

When I was a child and watched that in my parents' house, while I was watching, my grandmother's clock that was on the shelf hadn't worked for years, and she had died several years earlier.  In any case, that clock in the middle of that movie chimed. 

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I turn into a puddle while watching the original version of Brian's Song.  Just listening to the music and I get all misty.

In elementary school we had a gym teacher that made us watch Brian's Song and Something for Joey, every year from 4th to 6th grade. I still haven't forgiven him.

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I think when I was a kid I was terrified when The Great And Terrible Oz talking head was revealed. The flying monkeys were scary too. 
But I still watched it every year.

 

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1 minute ago, shapeshifter said:

I think when I was a kid I was terrified when The Great And Terrible Oz talking head was revealed. The flying monkeys were scary too. 
But I still watched it every year.

The part of that movie that always freaked me out was when the Wicked Witch's face appeared in that crystal ball when Dorothy was trapped in that room, and then the camera zoomed in on her face as she let out an evil laugh. 

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I’m sure I have more serious answers, but a “good chills” moment for me is the “To the Pain” scene of The Princess Bride, culminating in “Drop. Your. Sword.”

 

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A scene that gave me goosebumps in a "warm and fuzzy" way was a montage around the middle of A League of Their Own.  It shows the AAGPBL starting to catch on as more and more people fill the stands; the Peaches winning various games; and finally the team looking on from the dugout and watching a 4th of July fireworks display.  I tried various searches to find this scene, but obviously didn't get the right combination, as everything was either other scenes from the movie or news stories inviting people to watch the movie and fireworks at their local events!

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I was seven, and sobbing in the theatre. It gets me every time. 

The whole move for this one:

I was dealing with agoraphobia, when I watched this, and The Truman Show. They became two of my favourite movies. After posting the next link, I found the longer version, with Joan Allen and Jeff Daniels. I should have posted that one. 

And I'll leave it at that, otherwise I'll be here all day. Now I want to have a movie marathon. 🙂

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Oh, and this. Before this, the dog and the fox had grown up, and were living separate lives. The dog was taught to hunt, and they were chasing Todd and his wife? I think. Copper remembers Todd, and stands between him and the hunter - and this has always been my favourite Disney movie, because of that. My sister bought me a DVD of this in 2004, for my birthday - someone put it onto a DVD. I've never watched it, because I didn't want to cry, LOL. 

 

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Signing the Declaration of Independence from 1776, when the bell starts tolling. Fast forward to around minute 4:

 

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The Would You Rather Series - Part 2

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Would you rather...

  • Be able to change the color of your hair whenever you want or be able to change the length of your hair whenever you want?
  • Be the worst player on a team that always wins, or the best player on a team that always loses?
  • Constantly itch or always have a cough

 

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    - Unless the question is clearly asking you which dangerous situation you would rather face. Then you can assume you might die.
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1.  I hate long hair, so I would rather be able to change my hair color on demand.  

2.  Definitely be the worst player on a championship team.  I am too competitive to handle being the best player on a team that always loses.  I feel like that is a surefire way for me to morph into Bobby Knight.

3.  This is a toughie.  I abhor being itchy, but an itchy throat causes me to cough. 

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I would want to be able to change the length of my hair. It is long, so I’d like to make it short on hot humid summer days. Also when I’m gardening and it would keep it from falling into my face. 
I’d rather be the worst player on a winning team. I wouldn’t be able to stand the frustration of always being the best, but not good enough to rally my teammates to the win. 
My choice would be the cough. 

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1. Length.  I've never colored my hair, and don't anticipate ever doing so, but I've had it many different lengths throughout my life. 

2. If I can go free agent the next season, I'll take best player on a losing team.  But if I'm going to be stuck, worst player on a winning team.

3. Yikes.  I guess itching.  (I mean, if it's constant,I'll actually take death, but we have to pick.)  Both would be unbearably annoying, but constant coughing would also result in people avoiding me like the plague.  And, while that has its appeal, I think it would be psychologically damaging to constantly be treated like I'm dangerously defective.  And I think my cat would be more annoyed by my constant coughing than by whatever frequency of scratching I couldn't suppress.

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1. Length. My hair can get pretty long (It's long right now, because it's been ages since I've gone to get it cut), and it's also thick, so I like being able to manage the length. Especially given how warm it can get in the summer. I want to be able to keep my hair shorter in the summer if possible. I just don't think I would look good with certain hair colors, and I like my hair color as it is, so...

2. Worst player. I already suck at sports, so it wouldn't be any change for me, really :p. And the team would be guaranteed to win no matter how badly I did, so that works for me. 

3. Both would suck, of course, but I'll go with itchy. I could handle that a little more easily than I could a persistent cough, I think. 

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Length, because then I won’t always be looking for something to tie it back/put it up. 

Worst player, because I’m horribly competitive.

I’d rather cough than itch. I scratch myself in my sleep and leave huge ugly marks already...

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1.  Color:  there are a few colors I'd love to try at the moment.

2.  Worst player:  been one on a constantly losing team, so I'd try doing on a better team

3. Constantly itch:  in these times a constant cough would get you side eye and a lot of personal space.

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2 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

Would you rather...

  • Be able to change the color of your hair whenever you want or be able to change the length of your hair whenever you want?
  • Be the worst player on a team that always wins, or the best player on a team that always loses?
  • Constantly itch or always have a cough

I would rather have more hair then I have.   I suppose If I had really long hair I could weave myself a little hair hat. 

I would rather be the best player on the worst team.  If I am the worst player on the best team, chances are I won't be on that team for very long.  Plus my teammates would wonder why such a horrible player is still on the team.  I wouldn't want to deal with that "drama"..

I would rather have a cough.  If I have a constant itch, chances are I will scratch until I bleed.

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1. Length.  My hair got waaaaay too long last year, and I couldn't get it cut.  It nearly drove me to distraction.

2. Worst player on a winning team.  It would be too frustrating for me if I were the best player on a bad team.

3. This one's tough, but I think I'll take the cough.  A week or so of poison ivy one summer a few years back was almost more than I could handle, especially when I got hot and sweaty.

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1.  Color.  I'm growing my color out now and would like it to go faster.  It would be great to change it on a whim.  My hair is thick and grows pretty fast so no issues there.

2.  Worst player on a winning team.  I'm not a team player so this way I can sit in the back and watch everyone else.

3.  Cough.  I think I can temporarily subdue the cough easier rather than the itch, plus scratching doesn't help my already dry skin.

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I have lovely doody brown hair that I don't ever want to color, so the length thing. 

I've already been the worst player on a good team, so that one. No pressure that way.

I'm always itchy and I hate it but I'm used to it. I hate having a cough.

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OMG, hair colour. It's getting more and more white and with things shutting down all the time, it's driving me nuts. 

I've always sucked at sports. So, I think I would like to try being the best player on a losing team. 

And I would take cough over itching. I don't mind driving people away, lol. 

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Color (though I don't really have a desire to change it) because I like my hair long and I cringe at photos from when I was a kid and had short hair.

Worst player on a good team, because you can have fun cheerleading from the bench and everyone is usually happier than with a bad team.  And even being the best player on a mediocre team (not always losing) often results in everyone blaming you for not doing more when things don't go right.

Itching, even though it would be annoying, because I can't stand to cough even once (unless there's an obvious explanation, like water going down the wrong pipe) without thinking I have a life-threatening illness again.

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It would be weird if I started changing the color of my hair, but it would be interesting to change up the length and style every day.

If we're talking about being a professional athlete, I'll be the the last guy on the bench for a championship team. I'd still be a really good player, but just not as good as the rest of the guys I'd be drinking champagne with at the end of the season.

But if we're talking about high school or college or weekend softball teams, I would definitely want to be the best player on a team that loses all the time. My endless optimism buoyed by my own confidence from my personal success would have me thinking that "we'll win the next one!"

And I had bronchitis for about a month this winter, and all I did was cough. So pass the ointments, because I'll go with always itchy.

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"Would you rather..."

  • Be able to change the color of your hair whenever you want or be able to change the length of your hair whenever you want?
    • Length, however...
      Either, because I've never colored my hair but probably would if I could undo it easily. It would be fun to see how it would look bright blue, or if I could recapture my chestnut brown highlights with black shadows of my youth.
      But it would be great to have really short hair for swimming and going out wearing a mask, but then chin-length for Zoom and other occasions, and not have it ever get to that awkward length, and occasionally relive my decades of really long hair that I can easily put up in a braid or a knot.
       
  • Be the worst player on a team that always wins, or the best player on a team that always loses?
    • Worst player on winning team...
      I suppose they can't hate you too much if they win, and this option means I was actually on a team, so as long as I don't get hurt playing, I'll be the worst, and I'll wow them with my self-deprecating humor afterwards. 
      To be clear, I'm not choosing to be the worst on the winning team out of any sense of altruism. I don't care who wins.
       
  • Constantly itch or always have a cough
    • Hah! Trick question, right? (since coughing is an itch in your throat)
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1. My hair is super thin, so assuming we are going with what we have already, I would choose color change because my hair cannot be long as that emphasizes the thin-ness.

2. Definitely the best player on a losing team as I am not competitive at all and don't care if I win at *anything* but it would be fun to be a good athlete of any sort for once in my life.

3. Itching would be preferable to coughing as coughing quickly gives me a sore mid-section and I assume we would be allowed to use some kind of ointment or whatever to mitigate the itchiness.

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Let's hear your cat's (or cats') royal name. It is encouraged to show us the little princesses as well. 

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I'll need to have a chat with Duchess Whiskers Pawpignon later today about her 6:00 A.M. shenanigans. 

 

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Marquess Fluffy Claus-Napsley.🐱

My other cat is too shy to play.

Might I also add, all of the pictures of the cats pictured above are adorable.

On a side note, if I were a tree I know what kind of tree I would be.  A maple, I always know when it is time to leave.🍁

 

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57 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

Might I also add, all of the pictures of the cats pictured above are adorable.

I was looking through my camera roll for a picture of Luna where she was looking "regal". 

Instead I went with, "I'm going to sit in this bag of Christmas garland in front of a toy chest."

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Duchess Bubbles de Mimsy Pawpington, seen here wondering where her tiara is.

 

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I'm including middle names because while it was not intentional they all wound up with the same first initial. 

I just know I'd use these too if they were still here.  😸

Lady Bubbles Tiddles Tinker Catogan-Smythe
Lady Bubbles Mog Caterwaul Catogan-Smythe
Lord Bubbles Snuffles Tiddles Catogan-Smythe
Lord Bubbles Pickle Cherub Catogan-Smythe

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I present Countess Whiskers Cholmondley-Lapwarmer and Countess Tiddles Cholmondley-Lapwarmer:

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Duchess Meowly De Chat Noir, better known as Alice.

 

This is my favorite picture of her.  She happened to meow at just the right time, but she looks fierce (and she is fierce.  Let's just say she has a reputation.)

 

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Queen Caterwaul Claus-Napsley (Grey& White Tuxedo) and King Tiddles Claus-Napsley (Grey Maine Coon) 7E2FD05D-A7EC-470A-ACF7-4DD41114107F.thumb.jpeg.bdd22f40c99480a165ce69a60d3a4256.jpeg

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Hee, Tiddles looks like a statue in that picture :D. 

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My cockatiel is not amused with this question and would a word with you, JT. He is feeling discriminated against. 

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22 hours ago, Annber03 said:

Hee, Tiddles looks like a statue in that picture :D. 

The statue kitty is actually Queen Caterwauls (Bella), the grey tuxedo cat.  And the beggar kitty is King Tiddles (aka Max), the maine coon cat. 

I changed picture and it swapped out the orders and I should've swapped out the names.  They are my little loves.  They're litter mates but the vet says their Momma was a naughty cat, with Bella & Max having different fathers.  😱🤣

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13 hours ago, Callietwo said:

I changed picture and it swapped out the orders and I should've swapped out the names.  They are my little loves.  They're litter mates but the vet says their Momma was a naughty cat, with Bella & Max having different fathers.  😱🤣

Discussion taken over to the Pet thread for further exploration..

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The Would You Rather Series - Part 3

Would you rather...

  1. Have a cool new article of clothing in your closet every morning or a new pair of shoes every week?
  2. Always have to enter a room by announcing your name or always have to do cartwheels on the way out? (Assume that regardless of any other physical limitations you might have, you are proficient at doing cartwheels for this question.)
  3. Lick a dirty trash can or the bathroom floor?

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Guidelines for the Would You Rather Series:

  • Let us know why you chose one over the other, especially if you have strong feelings about always wanting to be a dancer or eating pizza!
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  • Please TRY to answer the questions with the assumption that you wouldn't die making one of the choices. For example, you will not die from obesity from eating Pizza or Ice Cream every meal. It's just "which one would you rather be stuck eating forever."
    - Unless the question is clearly asking you which dangerous situation you would rather face. Then you can assume you might die.
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  1. Clothing. I only wear tennis shoes cause I'm old. I like to admire cool shoes though.
  2.  Cartwheels. I sure do miss cartwheels.
  3. I hate you. 😠 The trash can in any universe. Always the trash can. I can't say it enough; the trash can.

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I gotta put on my face before I lick that can.

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1. Clothing.  My heart loves shoes, my feet not so much.  

2.  Announcing myself whenever I come in.  I wear too many skirts and dresses to be doing cartwheels on a daily basis.

3.  My bathroom floor and only my bathroom floor.  I keep that shit clean.  

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1.  Clothing.  I have lots of shoes, and I love shoes, but my feet really only love 2-3 pairs of all my shoes.

2.  Announce myself when I come in the room.  The cartwheel thing would get annoying, especially if you're carrying something.

3.  I'm gonna have to go with trash can, though both disgust me equally.  There will be lots and lots of mouthwash!

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Sorry @festivus! There was only so long before I was going there.

 

For me:

1. I think I'd go with the cartwheel. If I had to announce myself entering the room, it would probably lead to a lot of explaining why I did that. If I cartwheel out the door, there would probably be a lot of "Well that was strange" conversations, but what would I care? I just left.

2. Not sure what this says about me, but I'd go with shoes, especially because in the scenario I'm assuming these imaginary shoes will fit perfectly. Shoes are more like tools or gadgets to me. Cool wingtips one week, work boots the next week, and bring on the hiking shoes and sneakers.

3. Trash can.

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1.  I would say shoes, but then you'd have to break them in, unless they come that way.  So I'm gonna go with clothing.

2.  Cartwheels, announcing my presence would cause people to look at me and I hate being the center of attention. 

3.  Dirty trashcan,  (6of one, 1/2dozen of the other)

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This one is easy!

1) Definitely shoes - I have a serious shoe fetish and you should see my Converse collection! I have a new pair of white leather Converse actually on the way...

2) Cartwheels. I was a baby ballerina and took some gymnastics too. I can still do cartwheels and round offs if someone wants to provide a nice flat lawn and I'll be 65 next month.

3) Ughhh...probably my bathroom floor as at least I know I clean it quite often. Ughh.

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