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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2010, 06:08:11 PM »
Seriously.
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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2010, 07:33:06 PM »
when in the process of getting mugged, the victim will say "wait, can't we talk about this?!"

oh wait, I said that....
nevermind. move along.
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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2010, 07:40:16 PM »
when in the process of getting mugged, the victim will say "wait, can't we talk about this?!"

oh wait, I said that....
nevermind. move along.

Did the mugger shoot you after you said that?

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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2010, 08:00:29 PM »
The use of defibrillators to restart a heart.
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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2010, 08:06:04 PM »

Drive on sidewalks.
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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2010, 08:44:19 PM »

Drive on sidewalks.

I don't know what you're talking about, that's a frequent occurrence where I'm from.
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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2010, 09:40:28 PM »
The use of defibrillators to restart a heart.

or adrenaline to instantly cure a drug overdose.

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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2010, 10:02:36 PM »
Lackluster CPR that nonetheless gets results.

Jurassic Park?
The kid gets 10,000 volts knocked through him, gets CPRed back to life in 1 minute and seems fine the rest of the movie.   ::)
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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2010, 10:45:19 PM »
In movies, friends are forever running into one another in crowded cities. Again, this is unlikely to happen (although I did have it occur to me once.)

Actually, this has happened to me many times. Once I was standing at a crosswalk, and looked across the street and made eye contact with a girl who I just happened to know from college. It was really random, we hadn't seen or spoken to one another in 6 years. Another time, it was my ex-roomie from college, who I knew lived in the city but I hardly ever see him. And another time I was having luch in Washington Square Park and looked about 15 feet away from me and there was a chick I went to HS with. I run into co-workers all the time, but one lives in my neighborhood, and the rest I usually run into around where our office is.

So, anyway....it happens. At least, it happens in NYC.

The gigantic, well-lit apartments in movies set in NYC are a totql joke, though. Seriously, the apartment that those asshats in Friends had would go for about 4500 bucks a month in the west village. Seinfeld was about the only person with a reasonable sized apartment, considering he was supposed to have a good amount of money/.

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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2010, 10:51:04 PM »
In movies, friends are forever running into one another in crowded cities. Again, this is unlikely to happen (although I did have it occur to me once.)

Actually, this has happened to me many times. Once I was standing at a crosswalk, and looked across the street and made eye contact with a girl who I just happened to know from college. It was really random, we hadn't seen or spoken to one another in 6 years. Another time, it was my ex-roomie from college, who I knew lived in the city but I hardly ever see him. And another time I was having luch in Washington Square Park and looked about 15 feet away from me and there was a chick I went to HS with. I run into co-workers all the time, but one lives in my neighborhood, and the rest I usually run into around where our office is.

So, anyway....it happens. At least, it happens in NYC.

The gigantic, well-lit apartments in movies set in NYC are a totql joke, though. Seriously, the apartment that those asshats in Friends had would go for about 4500 bucks a month in the west village. Seinfeld was about the only person with a reasonable sized apartment, considering he was supposed to have a good amount of money/.

I seriously only have seen about 3 episodes of that show.
Weren't they supposed to have pretty decent jobs?
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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2010, 10:55:18 PM »
In movies, friends are forever running into one another in crowded cities. Again, this is unlikely to happen (although I did have it occur to me once.)

Actually, this has happened to me many times. Once I was standing at a crosswalk, and looked across the street and made eye contact with a girl who I just happened to know from college. It was really random, we hadn't seen or spoken to one another in 6 years. Another time, it was my ex-roomie from college, who I knew lived in the city but I hardly ever see him. And another time I was having luch in Washington Square Park and looked about 15 feet away from me and there was a chick I went to HS with. I run into co-workers all the time, but one lives in my neighborhood, and the rest I usually run into around where our office is.

So, anyway....it happens. At least, it happens in NYC.

The gigantic, well-lit apartments in movies set in NYC are a totql joke, though. Seriously, the apartment that those asshats in Friends had would go for about 4500 bucks a month in the west village. Seinfeld was about the only person with a reasonable sized apartment, considering he was supposed to have a good amount of money/.

I seriously only have seen about 3 episodes of that show.
Weren't they supposed to have pretty decent jobs?

 In the end I think they did, but when it first started they were all losers. Office schlubs, coffee waiters, down on their luck actors, etc. I was more of a Seinfeld fan, myself. Friends' style of humor was kinda....lame.

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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2010, 11:05:05 PM »
In movies, friends are forever running into one another in crowded cities. Again, this is unlikely to happen (although I did have it occur to me once.)

Actually, this has happened to me many times. Once I was standing at a crosswalk, and looked across the street and made eye contact with a girl who I just happened to know from college. It was really random, we hadn't seen or spoken to one another in 6 years. Another time, it was my ex-roomie from college, who I knew lived in the city but I hardly ever see him. And another time I was having luch in Washington Square Park and looked about 15 feet away from me and there was a chick I went to HS with. I run into co-workers all the time, but one lives in my neighborhood, and the rest I usually run into around where our office is.

So, anyway....it happens. At least, it happens in NYC.

The gigantic, well-lit apartments in movies set in NYC are a totql joke, though. Seriously, the apartment that those asshats in Friends had would go for about 4500 bucks a month in the west village. Seinfeld was about the only person with a reasonable sized apartment, considering he was supposed to have a good amount of money/.

I seriously only have seen about 3 episodes of that show.
Weren't they supposed to have pretty decent jobs?

 In the end I think they did, but when it first started they were all losers. Office schlubs, coffee waiters, down on their luck actors, etc. I was more of a Seinfeld fan, myself. Friends' style of humor was kinda....lame.

Ditto that^
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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2010, 11:07:32 PM »
In movies, friends are forever running into one another in crowded cities. Again, this is unlikely to happen (although I did have it occur to me once.)

Actually, this has happened to me many times. Once I was standing at a crosswalk, and looked across the street and made eye contact with a girl who I just happened to know from college. It was really random, we hadn't seen or spoken to one another in 6 years. Another time, it was my ex-roomie from college, who I knew lived in the city but I hardly ever see him. And another time I was having luch in Washington Square Park and looked about 15 feet away from me and there was a chick I went to HS with. I run into co-workers all the time, but one lives in my neighborhood, and the rest I usually run into around where our office is.

So, anyway....it happens. At least, it happens in NYC.

The gigantic, well-lit apartments in movies set in NYC are a totql joke, though. Seriously, the apartment that those asshats in Friends had would go for about 4500 bucks a month in the west village. Seinfeld was about the only person with a reasonable sized apartment, considering he was supposed to have a good amount of money/.

Living 90%+ of my life in the same county, I used to see people I knew from school all the time.  My wife jokes that when we were dating, she wondered if I was a drug dealer because I was often running into someone I knew.
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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2010, 02:46:46 AM »
I once ran into someone I knew while I was in China.

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Re: Things people do in movies and on TV that never happen in real life
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2010, 03:17:19 AM »
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I seriously only have seen about 3 episodes of that show.
Weren't they supposed to have pretty decent jobs?

Actually, Elaine had a good job.  George went from job to job, but had at least one good one with the Yankees. (He also lived with his parents for a while)    The running joke about Kramer was that nobody knew what the hell he did...and Jerry Seinfeld's job was being relatively famous stand up comedian: Jerry Seinfeld.....so yeah, their apartments matched their gigs.....
Well.  There it is.

 

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