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My brother just sent me a picture he took in my apartment in 1991. While I vaguely remember having a chalk board hanging in my kitchen back then, I have no specific memory of this usage of it. According to my brother, it was showing how many times I'd seen T2 in the theater. Wait, what? I always thought I saw it a mere eight times in the theater. I guess my memory is a little fuzzy.

Go ahead, count the hash marks. I'll wait.


My brother wasn't sure why there was a "NO" symbol draw over it, but after thinking about it for a minute, we both concluded the man had drawn it on there. Seems likely he would've weighed in negatively after my eleventh contribution to the T2 box office ;)


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Sep. 11th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
If I didn't have to drive 55 miles to see it, I might have seen it more than once. (Maybe not 11 times.)
Sep. 13th, 2012 06:59 am (UTC)
An hour's drive would certainly hamper obsessive trips to the movie theater! We had to drive about 45 minutes to get to a theater when I was growing up. Thankfully, I was living much closer to civilization by the time T2 came out ;)
Sep. 11th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
LOL - that's funny.
Sep. 13th, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
I was amused that my brother, who'd merely visited me for a weekend, remembered it all.
Sep. 12th, 2012 05:52 am (UTC)
11 times!

You really are as bad-ass as Sarah Connor, I don’t think I’ve seen T2 11 times on video/TV/DVD/Blu-ray…well, maybe I have but I didn’t keep count.
Sep. 13th, 2012 07:05 am (UTC)
Really? Oh my. If I add in at-home viewings of T2, I can't even imagine how many times I've seen it. It must be dozens.
Sep. 13th, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
That's devotion ...

the most times I ever saw a movie in the Theaters is five and that's The Dark Knight and Hunger Games and THG has more to do with me being stuck somewhere with nothing better to do.
Sep. 13th, 2012 07:18 am (UTC)
Meanwhile, I haven't even seen The Dark Knight. I hated the second movie, which made me shy away from the third one. I thought Hunger Games looked kind of lame, but there was so much hype that I watched a cam/pirated copy just to see if it might be worth seeing for real. I thought it was terrible and that was that.

I know there are a few movies I saw twice in the theater, but none were because I loved the movie so much that I had to see them again. It was just situations where I went to the movies with different people and ended up seeing the same movie again because it's what they wanted to see. Two that come to mind are Rambo and Phantom Menace.
Nov. 29th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
never saw it @ the theater...
i have however seen it over 50 times by now. possibly more. i've lost count. it is my favorite cyborg movie! i still notice new things every time i watch it.
Nov. 29th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
Re: never saw it @ the theater...
I have no idea how many times I've seen it by now. It's probably upwards of 50 for me as well. It is a pretty damn awesome movie, isn't?
Nov. 30th, 2012 08:20 am (UTC)
Re: never saw it @ the theater...
yes it is. i think it shows what can happen when you take technology for granted. i have seen several news stories (articles) about AI becoming smarter and computers taking over the world. i look at the similarities between those and the movie and can't help but think it's getting closer and closer. if the singularity does happen i just hope that humanity is prepared to deal with it.
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Re: never saw it @ the theater...
I think the bigger concern in our advancement and increasing reliance on digital tech is the possibility, however remote, of an EMP event. Life as we know it would end. Oh hey! Maybe the Resistance can win future war against the machines by getting their hands on a ballistic missile and affix an EMP device. Or if Skynet didn't launch every nuke and the Resistance could get to one and program it for a high altitude detonation, that'd do the trick... beat Skynet with a nuke ;)
Dec. 2nd, 2012 07:22 am (UTC)
Re: never saw it @ the theater...
interesting idea. though what if EMPs have no effect? i think Skynet would be smart to enough to make itself and it's creations immune to EMP attacks.
Dec. 2nd, 2012 08:52 am (UTC)
Re: never saw it @ the theater...
Yeah, Skynet itself probably would be designed to withstand an EMP. The endos would probably be susceptible, though, I'd think. Since the metal could be zapped out of commission from an electrical jolt, I bet an EMP could disable them permanently.

Edited at 2012-12-02 08:53 am (UTC)
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