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I get TechRepublic's daily newsletter and yesterday's had a bunch of top 10 and Top 15 lists in it. But one was hilarious. Not the article per se, but the comments below it with all the reader favorites was really entertaining. Read the comments

 

Some examples, and there are more in yesterday's TechRepublic newsletter. The comments under each are entertaining to say the least.

 

Excerpt:

 

"The Top 10 Most Quotable Geek Films...Ever!

 

SFSignal and reddit both pointed me to this entry in the Houston Chronicle Tech Blog, which lists "Fifteen geek movies to see before you die." As you might expect, I take issue with the list:


Brazil,The Matrix, The Fifth Element, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Serenity, Dark City, 12 Monkeys, Shaun of the Dead, Darkman, Army of Darkness, War Games, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Office Space, Repo Man.

 

Setting aside the fact that no geek list is complete without either Star Wars or The Empire Strikes Back, but seriously, Dark City? I mean, if you're going to pick an Alex Proyas film (and I'm really not sure you have to), it would be The Crow, not this Fritz Lang-wannabe vanity project. Also, any healthy list would have more directorial diversity, so there wouldn't be two Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys) and two Sam Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness) films. It's like a list of films that geeks need to see to become more obscure. Thanks, but we got that covered.

 

Anyway, spend fifteen minutes with geeks and you'll realize we brandish movie quotes like a samurai wields a katana. If you want a true geek movie list, you need a Top 10 of source material for all the best one-liners. Here's mine, The Top 10 Most Quotable Geek Flicks...Ever!:"

 

HIs list and the lists of the readers in comments is here: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/geekend/the-top-10-most-quotable-geek-filmsever/?ftag=TREd8c0fa8

 

I never knew so many folks liked the same lines I did. Others? MEH

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"Harry & Maude"??? How can it be a favorite is he doesn't know it's Harold. I don't think I've ever quoted from that movie but I still love what he did to his car.

 

How about "The only way to win is not to play," from WarGames? Not your philosophy in that situation, I know, but it made me think and that still comes into my mind sometimes when confronted with prejudiced people.

 

Linda Sand

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