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Postby Satya » Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:52 pm

- I have never seen a single episode of Dr. Who

- I've never seen Fight Club

- I've never read any of the Harry Potter books

- I've never tried crab or lobster
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:02 pm

I have never seen any James Bond.

I've never read (or seen the adaptations of) a shocking number of classical novels - e.g., To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Postby Luet » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:28 pm

Are these things you guys have actively avoided or just haven't gotten around to?

I think I must try a lot of stuff because I can't think of anything off the top of my head. Maybe that's why I'm good at Trivial Pursuit. ;)
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Postby Satya » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:42 pm

Are these things you guys have actively avoided or just haven't gotten around to?

I think I must try a lot of stuff because I can't think of anything off the top of my head. Maybe that's why I'm good at Trivial Pursuit. ;)
Fight Club just never came up. I didn't care to read HP. Dr Who was just never on here until recently and I really don't watch much TV as it is. And I've never really liked seafood - and a few years ago I found I was highly allergic to shellfish anyways, so I won't be doing so any time soon. :|
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Postby VelvetElvis » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:53 pm

Are these things you guys have actively avoided or just haven't gotten around to?

I think I must try a lot of stuff because I can't think of anything off the top of my head. Maybe that's why I'm good at Trivial Pursuit. ;)
Fight Club just never came up. I didn't care to read HP. Dr Who was just never on here until recently and I really don't watch much TV as it is. And I've never really liked seafood - and a few years ago I found I was highly allergic to shellfish anyways, so I won't be doing so any time soon. :|
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Postby Caspian » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:55 pm

I've never read (or seen the adaptations of) a shocking number of classical novels - e.g., To Kill a Mockingbird.
Not classical. Classic. Classical would be, like, The Aeneid. Which I bet you have read. [/pedantic]
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Postby Luet » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:08 pm

Okay, well I certainly don't like shellfish in general and *now* I am allergic, so I don't eat it. But in the past I have been forced to at least try mussels, shrimp and lobster. Crab cakes were the only type that I actually liked but are what finally triggered my allergy.
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Postby Platypi007 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:53 pm

  • I've never seen even 5 minutes of American Idol.
  • I've not seen Pulp Fiction.
  • I've never eaten anything made with truffles (the fungus, not the chocolates), though I have had one dish made with truffle oil and I enjoyed it very much.
  • I've never read or seen any Twilight stuff.
  • I haven't seen the last Harry Potter movie.
Two of these things are a choice. The others just haven't happened.

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Postby starlooker » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:19 pm

Never seen the original Star Wars trilogy.

Never seen any movie with Kevin Bacon. Not on purpose. It's just kept working out that way. I've gone through his filmography and checked. There are some movies that I meant to see or was going to see, but none that I have actually seen.
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Postby HectorVictorious » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:55 pm

I've never seen The Departed

I've never seen the first God Father

I never finished the Hobbit

I've never read any non-fiction books that I wasn't forced to

I've never eaten artichokes or artichoke hearts or corn, and don't plan to

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Postby Satya » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:58 pm

I've never seen The Departed
Watch the original film(s) it was remade from, "Infernal Affairs" 1-3, an Asian cop-drama.
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Postby waffleman » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:48 pm

- I have never seen Scarface

- I've seen every (maybe missed 1 or 2) Simpsons episodes

- I've never watched most new tv episodes because I haven't had subscribed to any channels for 5 years or so
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Postby neo-dragon » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:58 pm

I haven't seen most Pixar movies, including:

- Finding Nemo
- Up
- Cars
- Wall-E
- Toy Story 2 & 3 (I think I saw the first one some time)
- A Bug's Life
- Ratatouille

And probably others. It's not avoidance, just indifference.
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Postby HectorVictorious » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:26 pm

everything waffleman said also applies to me... weird.

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Postby HectorVictorious » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:29 pm

a couple of posts back, someone quoted me, can someone explain to me how to do that? i can't figure out how to quote :(

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Postby Satya » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:31 pm

a couple of posts back, someone quoted me, can someone explain to me how to do that? i can't figure out how to quote :(
Quote button, top right of each post, or within a reply, there is a quote button.
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Postby HectorVictorious » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:34 pm

when i do that though, it looks different. not like your guys' quotes. I saw the quote buttons, i just though i was doing them wrong or something. same with my emoticons...

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Postby zeroguy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:01 am

Apparently these things are popular:
The name Richard Dreyfuss came up and she had never heard of him. I pulled up his picture on my phone and she still did not recognize him. I said he was in the movie "What About Bob?", which she had never seen (!). And then I could not remember after trying really hard, who was the costar of the movie (darn Topamax!). So, I was able to look up on imdb with my phone and find Bill Murray, who she had also never heard of but did recognize upon seeing.
The name Richard Dreyfuss seems familiar, but I have no idea who it is (edit: maybe it's just the last name and I'm confusing it with Julia Louis-Dreyfus?). According to wikipedia I haven't seen any movie he's been in besides Jaws (and that was a while ago... both for me when I saw it, and obviously even longer for Richard, so I assume he looks much different now anyway). Never heard of What About Bob?, and I had no idea Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead was a movie.
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Postby Platypi007 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:19 am

when i do that though, it looks different. not like your guys' quotes. I saw the quote buttons, i just though i was doing them wrong or something. same with my emoticons...
Maybe check your settings under "Profile" at the top of the page. There is an option to "Always allow BB code" which should be set to yes, that is what makes the codes in brackets work like quote and text formatting codes. There is an option just under that one "Always enable smilies" if you set it to yes then there will be graphical smilies, if you set it to no they will be text only.

You can enable/disable each of these while making a new post with the checkboxes under the post window, just for that post.

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Postby Platypi007 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:23 am

I haven't seen most Pixar movies, including:

- Finding Nemo
- Up
- Cars
- Wall-E
- Toy Story 2 & 3 (I think I saw the first one some time)
- A Bug's Life
- Ratatouille

And probably others. It's not avoidance, just indifference.
I have not seen any of the Toy Story movies, "A Bug's Life", "Ratatouille", "Up", or "Wall-E".

I've seen "Finding Nemo", "Monsters, Inc.", "The Incredibles", and "Cars". I liked "Finding Nemo", "Monsters, Inc." and "The Incredibles" were alright, I did not like "Cars" at all.

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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:52 pm

Of the things people listed, I also haven't experienced:
Dr Who
seafood other than one type of fish that was gross
James Bond or many other pop culture classics (Pulp Fiction, Godfather, Scarface)
Cars
Toy Story series (I know the gist of the story and know it would depress me and worsen my hoarding habits the same way Brave Little Toaster did).

I've never read LotR and don't plan to
Same for Star Trek (the tv series)
Jersey Shore or most other MTV programming these days
Keeping Up with the Kardashians or any other type of reality programming these days


That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:00 pm

It took me a while to figure out that the Kardashians aren't really famous or anything and are really just Paris Hilton socialite wannabes. Then I started wondering why E! decided they needed their own reality show and gave myself a headache.
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Postby Luet » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:09 pm

The only reason I had heard of anything related to the Kardashians (before they were 'famous') is that the mom is married to Bruce Jenner, the Olympic athlete, and I had heard of him.
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:18 pm

Well of course you've heard of him! Remind me to never play any trivia games against you. :P
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Postby neo-dragon » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:24 pm

People who are famous just for being famous... It's a paradox!
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:26 pm

I don't care much for being famous, I'm too much of a recluse/hermit/antisocial snob. I would like to figure out the wealthy just for being wealthy paradox though...
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Postby Platypi007 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:26 am

When I first heard about Keeping up with the Kardashians I thought it was about Cardassians.

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Postby Dr. Mobius » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:27 am

Now I want to make a reality show spoof using star trek footage. I wonder how much storage space it would take to rip my mom's DVD collection...
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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:18 am

I think they're famousish because their dad/the mom's first husband was the defense attorney for OJ Simpson. So, they're wealthy and tied to something memorable which is about all it takes to be noteworthy now. Then Kim Kardashian had her sex tape with Ray J which Kris managed to spin into actual fame.
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Postby Claire » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:41 am


I've never eaten artichokes or artichoke hearts or corn, and don't plan to
Wait...but how can you possibly avoid corn?

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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:58 am

It's very easy. The only corn I ever get is when it's hidden in something else...like, err, okay. I guess I don't eat corn.
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Postby Luet » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:01 am

Yes you do, every time you eat something with High Fructose Corn Syrup. In almost every product in the supermarket. Cereal, bread, soda, ketchup, ice cream, etc.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:09 am

I guess I don't see those things as corn specifically but point taken. :)
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Postby starlooker » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:43 am

Now I want to make a reality show spoof using star trek footage. I wonder how much storage space it would take to rip my mom's DVD collection...
Hahahaha. I freaking love this idea.
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Postby locke » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:08 pm

I guess I don't see those things as corn specifically but point taken. :)
and what about corn tortillas?
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