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    No, not the mediocre at best 80s movie, but anything that sends a tickle through your cerebral cortex or straight up gives you a full on nerd boner.

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    Why does spider silk have to get all the glory? How come no one ever talks about snail teeth? Or the fact that they anywhere from 1,000 to 20,000 teeth?

    Sea Snail Teeth Are The Strongest Known Biological Structures
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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    Probably. I know what yo meme and gif game is all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Deadpan View Post
    No, not the mediocre at best 80s movie, but anything that sends a tickle through your cerebral cortex or straight up gives you a full on nerd boner.

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    Weird Science mediocre at best? Kelly Lebrock (In 1985) was not mediocre. And what about the amazing Bill Paxton (RIP) as the dickhead older brother Chet, soon after to portray the immortal wisecracking colonial marine Hudson in James Cameron’s 1986 classic Aliens?

    For shame young lady! For shame.
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    I enjoyed the 90s tv series reboot of the 80s movie (which was itself something of a reboot of the 60s TV series "I Dream Of Jeanie" thereby bringing the show back to its TV series roots) that aired on TNT or USA (I don't recall which). My favorite episode was the one that highlighted transgenderism by turning the boys into beautiful women, wherein they spent most of the episode squeezing their own pecs in the mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Population: 1 View Post
    Weird Science mediocre at best? Kelly Lebrock (In 1985) was not mediocre. And what about the amazing Bill Paxton (RIP) as the dickhead older brother Chet, soon after to portray the immortal wisecracking colonial marine Hudson in James Cameron’s 1986 classic Aliens?

    For shame young lady! For shame.
    I actually haven't seen this movie in probably 20+ years, so I just assumed it's in the "mediocre at best" category.

    Everything that came out of 1985 is crap.
    *whistles awkwardly*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Population: 1 View Post
    Weird Science mediocre at best? Kelly Lebrock (In 1985) was not mediocre. And what about the amazing Bill Paxton (RIP) as the dickhead older brother Chet, soon after to portray the immortal wisecracking colonial marine Hudson in James Cameron’s 1986 classic Aliens?
    Not to mention him wiping out an entire bar as a cocky vampire in "Near Dark." (Damn, he owned that scene.)
    Or memorable Master Sergeant Farrell from Science Hill, in "Edge of Tomorrow."

    Bill Paxton was/is a national treasure. Booya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Deadpan View Post
    Everything that came out of 1985 is crap.
    *whistles awkwardly*
    wtf man
    - Back to the Future
    - Breakfast Club
    - The Goonies
    - Brazil
    - Clue
    - Better Off Dead
    - a Nightmare on Elm Street
    - Pale freakin' Rider

    Okay. So we also had Rambo 2 and Police Academy 2, but dissing 1985 is like lining up Gen X along a wall and shooting us in the head.

    Even with the sucky movies like Commando, 1985 had some flair.

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    @Totenkindly - I was talking about myself.

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