461 The Ace.

Truth be told, Brooksie may have bent the rules a little.  That’s Mike’s fault for not rigidly defining them at the start. 

There are many variations of this game.  Fenn mentioned the version I prefer in an earlier comment.  You start with a title and then the next person has to add to it.  Of course that’s way too easy, so my friends had extra rules.  Like, if you can’t add to the list yourself then you lose instead of the one you stump.  Meaning that you can’t use ringer titles that end with unchainable words.  Then, if it came to it, you had to be able to prove that the film exists.  So if a title was disputed we had to wait till someone could find a movie guide, or access the internet. 

There’s also a super version where you can link the titles of any media together.  Those games tend to go on forever, and you can’t keep track of the score very well.


Here is a thing I wrote for no reason, that has nothing to do with the above:

“Every person in this room is your enemy.” He said passing his eyes over the class. “Careers in art are extremely rare. One third of you are wasting your time, money, and effort by trying to be professionals.”
The students were as still as the dead. Professor Brown strode into the classroom proper and up to the podium. He had the look of an aging hippy, but spoke with all the authority of a general sending troops to war.
“I can already tell which of you have futures. I know which of you will spend the better part of your lives trying, desperately, to escape the horrors of the work a day world. Deep inside you know who you are. You’ve doubted your skills every moment of every day; seen other surpass you in every discipline. To you I say save yourselves now! Give up on art! Go to your counselor and transfer into business courses. Become chefs, mailmen, laborers. You will simply become lifeless husks, spending each day wishing you had the talent to have been someone, but you will survive. If survival is important to you tarry not in this place. I assure you… only the strongest will ever do more than simply survive.”

The room was as silent as a tomb. Brown stood on his point; his cold gaze meeting with the eyes of random students. Then, near the back of the room, the sound of chair legs grinding across tile. A tall, lanky, boy stood quietly, gathered his things and strode, silently, from the room. Moments later a blonde girl followed. Obviously choking back tears. A few seconds later a boy with long, stringy, black, dyed hair rose and walked calmly towards the door. Just before he left he paused, looked the class over, and gave the assembled a single digit salute. His gaze met Professor Brown’s last. Brown simply smiled and waved back.

“Ta-Ta,” He chirped. “I look forward to seeing you at Starbucks.” The boy grimaced, muttered something, and strode out.

“Well,” He continued. “Now that the drama is out of the way the rest of us can set to work. In the adjoining room you will find easels already prepared with paper and charcoal. Please find one for yourself and I shall join you presently.”

Slowly, almost cautiously, the class filtered into the drawing room. Brown waited till they were all inside before making his way towards the door. Pausing briefly, he looked over the list of names his clipboard. “Only three this year.” He thought. “I’m losing my touch.”






Like trying to play a fun game of beach volleyball and getting a spike from Misty May. OUCH! Game over.

I think that was 40 titles. Brooksie is adorable in each frame. Mike and Ed less so, but I think that’s what you were going for.

I like the additional rule to prevent “gotcha” titles.

That’s a good story. Reminds me of that old guy from Paper Chase.

J.T. – Thank God someone else remembers that movie. I’m pretty sure that’s what caused the speech that inspired that story.

Okay… let’s see

Father of the Bride
Bride of Frankenstein
Frankenstein meets Wolfman
Man for All Seasons
**** that’s 5 ****
Seasons of the Heart
Heart of Darkness
Darkness Minus Twelve
Twelve o’clock High
High School, USA
**** that’s 10 ****
A Year To Remember
Remember The Titans
Titans of the Deep
Deep Blue Sea
Sea of Love (great Pacino movie)
**** that’s 15 ****
Love Story
Story of Your Life (is this one even out?)
Life as a House
House of Pain (um… eww, didn’t think Brooksie would be into that kind of movie if it’s the ’95 one and not the ’04 Dr. Moreau’s House of Pain)
Pain as You Enter
**** that’s 20 ****
Enter the Dragon
Dragon Half (Brooksie breaks the rules here, since Dragon Half is a Japanese miniseries, not a movie)
Half Past Dead
Dead Man Walking
Walking Tall
**** 25 ****
Tall Tales and Legends (um… TV show, not movie, but she’s already broken the rules earlier)
Legends of the West
West Point
Point Break
Break of Day
**** 30 ****
Day of the Dead
Dead End
End of Days
Days of Thunder
Thunder Mountain
**** 35 ****
Mountain of Fire
Fire in the Sky
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Tomorrow Never Dies

39, but Brooksie first broke the rules on #22 by using a non-movie, so she only gets credit for 21, but still aced anything most anyone else could do without the internet, so she’s still the ace…

Hmm… Rat Race to Witch Mountain of Fire Fox Hunt for Eagle One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest of Virgins and Vampires: The Turning Point of No Return to the Planet of the Apes of Wrath of Gods and Monster’s Ball in the House of Sand and Fog Island of Dr. Moreau… and I’m done… better than Ed, but still not as good as Brooksie.

If you remove the two TV show titles, you end up with three good strings: one with a score of 21 (Godfather through Enter the Dragon), one with a score of merely 3 (Half Past Dead Man Walking Tall) and one with a score of 9 (Legends of the West Point Break of Day of the Dead End of Days of Thunder Mountain of Fire in the Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Never Dies). Suggestion: memorize these, and then play this game with your friends. First dish out the three, then the nine, then the 21. It’s doubtful that anyone will be able to beat 21 off the top of their head.

I must admit, your good. But could you say all of those as fast as Brooksie could???
Oh, by the way. For the love of all things still sacred. DON’T let anybody start that
with anime series. It will go on forever. My budy and I got to almost 106 before
we had to stop. We got hungry ;}

Umm… Okami… I think you’re thinking of Dragonball Z, there’s only two episodes of Dragon Half. That’s why I called it a miniseries. It’s about a half-dragon named Mink who’s fallen in love with the dragonslayer Dick Saucer.

er where are you from? remind me to avoid it.. anyplace where anime is that messed up is evil… i’m with okami on this one… even though he still is a bastard…

man that teacher in your story would not have had anywhere near that much impact. that’s all any arts student (fine arts, music, dance, theater, anything else) ever hears from anybody in their whole life, especially in the college sort of setting.

Good lord! I can actually HEAR Brooksie rattle them off in rapid fire, with one breath no less! My reaction to this is: O.O All worship Lady Ace!

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