Ah, the 90s. Technologically infantile, yet so full of future wonder. In those tottering years, I became a big fan/reg for 2 great (now defunct) AOL chat rooms. Movie Quote Trivia (MQT) was the first, and the reason I remember tonight these fond memories. The game was frequently chaotic, but order was restored by the famous “Get one to give one” rule. You give a quote, say “No one can eat 50 eggs.” And whoever guesses Cool Hand Luke first wins.
For reasons unclear to me, other than evolution, MQT transformed into GMBP (Guess Movie By Plot). This was a much more complicated game, as the “cluer” got to have fun giving out clues to the movie by being vague, yet dropping hints here and there. I think the first Plot I ever saw went something like:
Dune3Sea: THERE’S THIS FARMER
Dune3Sea: HE WANTS TO LEAVE THE FARM AND JOIN THE ARMED FORCES
Dune3Sea: HE FIGHTS IN THE WAR AND RESCUES A GIRL
CrAzYfRozENCorPse: Star Wars!
Dune3Sea: wtg crazy
wtg meaning “way to go”, a meme that I still say today, and just like then people say “what’s wtg?” We used to say things like “*something that starts with w* the goat” but that’s old now. Anyway, then it would be Crazy’s turn to plot, and 96% of all plots started with the line, “There’s this guy”. Soon the trend was to throw out Tron, Forrest Gump, Rocky, or whatever other cliche could be “this guy”. Fun, good times.
I miss those people that were like friends. They really were. The regulars would all know each others’ birthday, and if that person showed up in the room on that day, all titles clued would have to be answered with the birthday boy/girl’s screen name/real name in it. e.g. one of my roasts included the movie JFK, but it was awarded to someone who guessed JDK, because those are my intials. There was also the Twister Clue. A twister was when there would be two or more movies described at once, and the title would be a “twisting”, or a melding of those two or more titles, like The GodFather of the Bride of Frankenstein.
Anyways the reason I post tonight is because I found this cool widget on imdb that I never knew existed before. MOVIE QUOTE SEARCH, that would give any MQT player an advantage, because to misquote is always a sin worth scorning.
But my passion always lied with quoting movies, like this little 21st Century puzzle. What is this man saying?