Haaaaave you met Jules? I can’t remember if we first bonded over our mutual love for Glee or vodka, but we definitely cemented our bloggy friendship with vodka at BlogHer.
Please give her a warm welcome today. If you’re nice to her, she’ll probably make you one of her chief chipmunks.
When Thoughtsy asked if I’d write a “Movies Teach Us” guest post, I didn’t hesitate. Movies have taught me so much. Thanks to the silver screen, I wasn’t long in this world before learning that killer bees really can kill, Reese’s Pieces are otherworldly-level yummy, and men fall in love with girls who actually would let you put them in a corner if it was up to them.
I recently watched my all-time favorite movie for the
10th 20th 30th time, and I thought it would be the perfect pick for today.
Here’s what I learned:
- “Showing a little skin” will only prolong your realization that yes, that hot guy who likes to shop really is gay.
- The correct pronunciation of “Hatians” is HAY-tee-uns.
- If you don’t wear your most capable-looking outfit, you will fail that driver’s test.
- Only yellow plaid goes with yellow plaid.
- They don’t speak Mexican in El Salvador.
May 21st, 2013 at 7:30 am
[…] of my adorable and hilarious bloggy friends, Thoughtsy of Thoughts Appear, propositioned me […]
May 21st, 2013 at 7:32 am
Get OUT. We unwittingly picked the same title for our posts! Oh, Thoughtsy. You complete me. Wait. Wrong movie.
Thanks so much for having me – this was a blast!
May 21st, 2013 at 7:36 am
Ha! Great movie and great pick, Jules. However, I do not recall any chipmunks OR vodka present in the flick. Are you sure you have the right film? 😉
I also learned from this movie that if you ever want to get an accurate representation of what you look like, you must take pictures. Oh no . . . I think Cher may be the ultimate cause of the present day duck face. Crap.
May 21st, 2013 at 8:12 am
You might really be onto something with that theory, Misty. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go check on my roll of cookie dough.
May 21st, 2013 at 7:47 am
Reblogged this on Adithya Entertainment.
May 21st, 2013 at 7:57 am
See? The fact that you both love Clueless is just another sign that we should all be (international) buddies because I LOVE CLUELESS (said just like Cher says “I love Josh” in front of the fountain while “All By Myself plays in the background). So…how’s about it? International buddies??
(If it helps, I will provide Canadian treats: Smarties, Coffee Crisp, Ketchup Chips.)
May 21st, 2013 at 8:13 am
DESPITE those Canadian treats, Sandy, you know I am your international buddy. Do you want to be Dionne or Ty?
May 21st, 2013 at 8:37 am
I’ll be Ty. We sorta have the same eyes and in real life, she’s old too. 😉
May 21st, 2013 at 8:38 am
OOPS. DIONNE. I MEANT DIONNE.
I’ll be Dionne. We sorta have the same eyes and in real life, she’s old too.
May 21st, 2013 at 9:04 am
ha ha ha Oh thank god you caught that. I didn’t want to be the one to break the bad news about Ty…
May 21st, 2013 at 8:03 am
I didn’t see the movie, but I can never get enough of a woman taking a slushie in the face. That’s just high quality entertainment right there.
May 21st, 2013 at 8:14 am
I’m still amazed Thoughtsy was willing to sacrifice a slushie.
May 21st, 2013 at 8:55 am
Well good, look at how much I’ve just learnt because you learnt from movies 😀
May 21st, 2013 at 9:03 am
Sireeusly. Formul edumacation is soooo overratted.
May 21st, 2013 at 9:12 am
I recently learned that Clueless was based on the book Emma by jane Austen. Mind blown!
May 21st, 2013 at 9:41 am
Get out. I thought it was based on Cliffs Notes.
May 21st, 2013 at 9:29 am
You know this movie is one of my favorites. I have seen it at least 31 times. It taught me that Egg McMuffins are NEVER a good idea,knee socks are always trendy, and “sporadically.”
(“Only yellow plaid goes with yellow plaid.” hehe.)
May 21st, 2013 at 9:41 am
Rache, you could rock the Cher-knee-socks-look like nobody’s business. Way more than sporadically.
May 21st, 2013 at 9:43 am
Clueless is the movie that introduced me to my best friend, Paul Rudd. Oh Paul, were we ever that young?
May 21st, 2013 at 9:45 am
It took every ounce of will power I don’t actually have to NOT make this entire post about Paul Rudd.
He says you don’t look a day over 45 1/2.
May 22nd, 2013 at 7:19 am
Oh how I heart Paul Rudd! (he was sooooo good in This Is 40)
May 21st, 2013 at 9:50 am
To this list I would add — searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie. That is some serious good life advice.
May 21st, 2013 at 10:08 am
Having that line at the beginning of the movie makes it seem like she’s going to eat her words, but I love that she does actually wind up with a college boy. Because that college boy is Paul Rudd. Yes.
May 21st, 2013 at 10:19 am
I had the toughest time learning the difference between Alicia Silverstone and Reese Witherspoon, but they’re both adorable. Cher is one of my favorite movie characters.
May 21st, 2013 at 12:22 pm
They are both adorable. But I think Cher wins for all-time most adorable movie character (over the age of 8. ‘Cause Drew Barrymore in E.T….come on).
May 21st, 2013 at 11:21 am
Aaaaaw! I haven’t seen this movie in years, but I can picture all these
scenesteaching moments as if I watched it yesterday.
I WILL be watching it tonight!
Thanks for the burst of happy.
May 21st, 2013 at 12:23 pm
Ooh, Deb, this comment gives me a burst of happy! I hadn’t watched it in several years, and I just couldn’t get over how much I STILL loved it. Every morsel is pure gold.
May 21st, 2013 at 11:29 am
I love this movie. I even named my car Dionne, after Cher’s bestie.
And thank you for putting Rollin with the Homies in my head.
May 21st, 2013 at 12:25 pm
That is AWESOME, Jess. I’m now regretting not naming my most adorable car Cher.
P.S. – http://youtu.be/CLC5voGUp0I
May 21st, 2013 at 2:32 pm
Thank you for that. I was needing some Brittany Murphy today.
May 21st, 2013 at 12:27 pm
It also taught us that it is OK to fall in love with a guy who you’ve considered as your brother.
Seriously, was I the only one creeped out by that?
May 21st, 2013 at 12:34 pm
I knew a guy who married his step-sister. ::shudders::
May 21st, 2013 at 12:35 pm
THAT AIN’T RIGHT
May 21st, 2013 at 3:00 pm
No joke. How do you explain that you only have three sets of grandparents, or that your dad is also your step-uncle? Are your siblings also your step-cousins?
May 21st, 2013 at 1:33 pm
But! But! Her dad was barely even married to his mom, and that was, like, 5 years ago.
May 21st, 2013 at 3:28 pm
Still…just a little too close to incest for my liking.
May 21st, 2013 at 12:33 pm
I kid you not: my wardrobe freshman and sophomore year in high school was patterned after this movie… I mean as much as a middle-class girl with a dress code can do. I loved this movie… chin pubes and all.
May 21st, 2013 at 1:35 pm
I was a rotund 13-year-old when this movie came out, and the closest I could get was white tights and an elastic-waisted skirt.
I looked HOT.
May 21st, 2013 at 3:03 pm
I bet you rocked those tights. I don’t even need white tights to give the appearance of white tights. My naked legs will do. They also have a cool spidery effect (well, they’re varicose veins, but who’s looking?). I also tend to gravitate toward elastic waist bands, thanks to my child-bearing days.
May 21st, 2013 at 3:09 pm
Haha! Great Movies Teach Us, Jules! That’s a go-to movie from my collection as well. It never gets old! Even though I do.
May 21st, 2013 at 3:39 pm
I was a little worried about watching it again now, for that very reason. Another birthday has just come and gone… But. It’s STILL so damn funny, it overshadowed my fading eyesight and sore back. The only difference now is that I refer to all of the actors as “ol’ whatshisface.”
May 21st, 2013 at 3:51 pm
Hmmm, I dressed so capably for my drivers test, I knew it wasn’t my skill which made me pass 😉
Choc Chip Uru
May 22nd, 2013 at 7:22 am
I wish I could remember what I wore to mine. All I can remember is failing parallel parking and being SURE I wouldn’t pass, but apparently you can fail that… I’ve lived a parallel parking-free life since then.
May 21st, 2013 at 5:37 pm
Hey, I just rewatched this the other day! Love it. It’s based on one of Shakespeare’s plays, but I can never remember – which one is it? The one about the yellow plaid, forsooth?
May 22nd, 2013 at 7:23 am
Duh, it was based on Cliffs Notes.
P.S. – I’m repeating jokes here in the comments section and I don’t even care.
May 21st, 2013 at 6:39 pm
Oh yay! I love this movie! It’s up there with Buffy The Vampire Slayer (movie, not TV show)
‘Sporadically’ is going to be my word of the day today!
May 22nd, 2013 at 7:24 am
NICE. I love that movie, too, but also the TV series. It’s the only show where I own every season on DVD.
One of my all-time favorite lines from a movie, EVER, is from Buffy: “Kill him a lot.”
May 22nd, 2013 at 6:10 pm
Oh – I love the TV show too. I did an assignment on Buffy in my film class at University.
But the movie was epic. Luke Perry! Kristy Swanson! Donald Sutherland!
Now I have a pressing urge to go and watch it.
May 22nd, 2013 at 6:14 pm
My work here is done.
P.S. – That’s AWESOME that you did a Buffy assignment. Final grade was an A+, I presume?
May 22nd, 2013 at 6:17 pm
I actually think I did get an A! Hahaha
May 21st, 2013 at 6:53 pm
I love Clueless. I was mainly upset that you didn’t teach me how to be as awesome as Cher. Or her hair secrets. 😦 Maybe next time?
May 22nd, 2013 at 7:24 am
If I knew Cher’s secrets, I wouldn’t need a blog for attention. 😉
May 21st, 2013 at 8:01 pm
OMG its been way too long since I’ve seen that movie. I used to dream about her closet. I do still own a pink puffy pen that I have in my office. I don’t use it, it’s more for decor =)
May 22nd, 2013 at 7:25 am
Do yourself a favor and watch it again, Marta! It had been a few years for me, and I thought, “There is no WAY I’m going to still love this movie as much as I think I love this movie.”
I am jealous of your pen decor.
May 22nd, 2013 at 7:17 am
I’ll have to dig this movie out and watch it again (for the 100th time) Reminds me I used to be young once….sigh….
May 22nd, 2013 at 7:27 am
Surprisingly, watching it didn’t make me feel old. I was too busy being amazed at how bizarrely timeless this movie is.
May 22nd, 2013 at 12:24 pm
So I totally used the phrase ‘rolling with the homies’ way too much after this movie came out….
May 22nd, 2013 at 4:32 pm
You say “too much,” I hear “just enough.”
May 22nd, 2013 at 6:00 pm
In the 70’s, my mom had napkins that looked like that dress.
May 22nd, 2013 at 6:14 pm
I have napkins that look like that right now. …I really do love that movie.
May 23rd, 2013 at 12:09 am
Best movie ever. You totally nailed it.
May 23rd, 2013 at 7:40 am
Ha! Thanks, Nina! As usual, your good taste knows no bounds.
May 24th, 2013 at 7:32 am
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May 24th, 2013 at 8:45 am
Ha ha! SO true – they speak El Salvadoran in El Salvadore. And they speak Brazilian, not Spanish, in Brazil. ‘Obragado!’ That’s thank you in Portuguese.
May 24th, 2013 at 8:55 am
Exactly. Very bueno.