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#1 Posted by PenguinDust (12767 posts) -
  1. The Breakfast Club. - this film's core is timeless because high schools still have cliques and kids still got problems.
  2. Adventures in Babysitting. - girls still babysit and Marvel is super popular now.
  3. The Last Starfighter. - in the update it could be an Occulus game that selects the savior of the universe.
  4. The Goonies. - in an age where multiculturalism is practically mandated, I'm shocked no one has taken this mixed bag of kid stereotypes and ran it into the ground yet.
  5. Mannequin. - the update would be about a Japanese robot...and there would be lots of robo-sex.

#2 Posted by PenguinDust (12767 posts) -

I wear one practically every day. And have done so since 1986. Wide brim, not the Fifties-style shallow brim seen on today's fashion youth. I took my inspiration from the icons of the 1930's and 40's. When I started I was the only one wearing one regularly. When "hipster" is dead and some other fashion takes hold of the public conscious, I'll still be wearing one because after all these years my gray fedora is a part of me. (It's not been the same gray fedora for the last 30 years, they do wear out.)

I wanted to be cool like Bogie when I was a teenager.

#3 Posted by PenguinDust (12767 posts) -

I'm playing through Halo 4 right now. I am having a lot of fun with it. I am so stoked for Halo 5 later this year. This is why I own an Xbox One.

#4 Posted by PenguinDust (12767 posts) -

Generally between 3 and 5. Every time I save a game, I write over the oldest of the 5 slots. I've had a number of games with bad saves or a save that leaves me in an un-winnable position, so I've learned it's better to be safe than sorry. I don't have the time to go back and start over again, so I keep my saves fresh and on a constant rotation.

My Skyrim has a ton of saves even though I am writing over a number of the older saves as I progress (yet again).

#5 Posted by PenguinDust (12767 posts) -

Well, thank you for telling me to remain calm, if not for this thread I may have gone berserk.

You're really making a difference with this.

Heh-heh, this made me chuckle. Well done.

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#7 Edited by PenguinDust (12767 posts) -

Probably the trope where someone is dying but teaches others how to live (so to speak) and love. Usually the character has cancer or some other disease that isn't too ugly because the audience is supposed to sympathize with them. "Oh that person is so pitiful, but I see the world now in a better light because I knew them." Yuck. Romances use this trope way too often. A few times they change it up by having the seemingly healthy character die first, but it's still the same predictable story.

#8 Edited by PenguinDust (12767 posts) -

While I would love another podcast, I'd prefer to see something original rather than their version of someone else's idea. The Bombcast follows the basic format used by 99% of video game podcasts, but it's also an extension of the old Gamespot podcast, so it gets a pass. Back in the early days of the Bombcast, there was talk about doing a show around energy drinks and other beverages. I don't believe there was enough material to do something lasting on that subject. I wouldn't mind a show where discussing food was a part of it, but I don't think I could take 2 hours of them ranting about burgers and burritos every week. Excuse the pun, but I think there needs to be more meat for a good show.

#9 Posted by PenguinDust (12767 posts) -

In addition to a few listed by others, I am also looking forward to Xenoblade Chronicles 3D on the New 3DS this April.

#10 Posted by PenguinDust (12767 posts) -

Yep, I got robbed on a vacation in New Orleans years ago. I'd advise against having too much too drink and wandering the streets of an unfamiliar city alone.