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You know you're getting old when…

You know you're getting old when…

Courtesy of kottke.org, the following facts:

Listening to 1982’s Michael Jackson’s Thriller in 2008 is equivalent to listening to Elvis Presley’s Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, and Love Me Tender – all released in 1956.

Listening to Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit today is equivalent to playing Terry Jack’s Seasons In The Sun (1974) in 1991.

Watching Star Wars today is like watching It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) in 1977.

Watching The Godfather today is like watching Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936) in 1972. Modern Times was a silent film (Chaplin’s last).

Back to the Future (1985) –> To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Die Hard (1988) –> Bullitt (1968)

Radiohead, OK Computer (1997) –> Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet (1986)

Spaced + Swingers = Free Enterprise?

Spaced + Swingers = Free Enterprise?

Thinking about my previous post on how terrible an American version of Spaced would be, it occured to me that I have seen a film which features two twenty-something pop and sci-fi culture obsessives living life in the late 1990s, with pop culture references shoved in left, right and centre with a few film homages and girls who dig comic books (pah! fantasy I tell you!).

Granted, it being American, everyone is impossibly handsome – it starred the future Will of Will & Grace, had the gorgeous never-to-be-seen-again Lori Lively, the two people live in Los Angeles and have jobs most people would kill for (scriptwriter and editor). And of course, everyone is impossibly attractive looking. Oh, and it features William Shatner rapping.

The film whereof I speak? Free Enterprise. Have you heard of it? Even seen it? Am I the only one who’d draw a reasonable comparison? Obviously it’s not as good as Spaced – what could be? – but take a look, see what you think…

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