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In a conversation this weekend with a friend who shall remain nameless, it was revealed that he had never seen The Princess Bride.

At first, I didn't believe him. But he insisted. This information slowly sunk into my mind and the top of my head has now healed quite nicely, thank you very much, from when it blew right off.

There are people out there who have never seen The Princess Bride? There are nerds out there who have never seen The Princess Bride? I have been associating with people who haven't seen The Princess Bride?

It is so important to know these important things about the people that you are friends with, so that they won't lead you down the path of the Un-PBed - a path that will only lead to sorrow and eternal damnation!

If you have a friend who is on the wrong path, it is your duty to instill in them the teachings of the One True Film!

Yea, though I walk through the Fire Swamp, lead me not into lightning sand, but deliver me from ROUSes, for thou art the something or other blah blah blah AS YOU WISH.

srah - Monday, 12 April 2004 - 11:22 AM
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Comments (19)

gravatar Erica - April 12, 2004 - 11:45 AM -

And these are real people?


gravatar srah - April 12, 2004 - 11:50 AM -

Shun them not! But open your heart to them and show them the DVD to true salvation.

gravatar Smuj - April 12, 2004 - 12:29 PM -

What could be worse than finding out that a loved one hasn't seen The Princess Bride? I'll tell you what: I once experienced the horror of showing someone the movie for the first time, and being told that it's "not very good".

gravatar Jez - April 12, 2004 - 12:41 PM -

I've never seen it either.

gravatar The Urstodian - April 12, 2004 - 1:44 PM -

"and being told that it's 'not very good'"



Like Matt said, I feel bad when I can't quote the entire thing

And let me rest any thoughts that it is a "chick flick" - back during my senior year of HS, we watched TPB for our English Lit class and Adam Bushmaker, a TOTAL jock, was VERY excited to see that in class. So there :P'

gravatar katie - April 12, 2004 - 1:45 PM -

Srah dear, this is how I felt back before you had seen Star Wars. I thought you were trying to kill me with shock, or something.

gravatar srah - April 12, 2004 - 1:48 PM -

Stop besmirching my character like that, you ho'. I saw Star Wars in, like, 1984 or something. Actually, I don't know when. Mommy?

gravatar alfie - April 12, 2004 - 2:13 PM -

I would assume so. I've been watching them for what seems like my entire life, so 1984 or 1985 seems like a reasonable guess.

gravatar Matthew the Young - April 12, 2004 - 5:23 PM -

But srah wouldn't have even been in kindergarten in 1984! So watching Star Wars before you can understand it doesn't count... :)

gravatar alfie - April 12, 2004 - 5:39 PM -

If she could read at that point, who is to say she couldn't understand Star Wars?

gravatar srah - April 12, 2004 - 5:50 PM -


gravatar alfie - April 12, 2004 - 6:20 PM -

I think I could read in 1987. But I can't remember for sure and I was too stubborn to give up the being read to thing.

gravatar The Urstodian - April 12, 2004 - 6:56 PM -

"I was too stubborn to give up the being read to thing."

to thing? what is that, some new-fangled dance? I swear, these kids....

gravatar Matthew the Young - April 12, 2004 - 8:40 PM -

Being able to read and being able to understand the rich narrative underpinnings of StarWars are two different things -- what were srah's parents giving her to read at that age - stuff by Frank Herbert and Arthur C. Clarke? Maybe *that's* why she's so smart now... :)

gravatar Justin - April 12, 2004 - 10:50 PM -

Hasn't seen The Princess Bride!?


*I can't believe that after 14 comments, I'm the first one to make this connection.

gravatar The Urstodian - April 13, 2004 - 12:46 AM -

OMG I am SO mad at myself right now

gravatar Matthew the Young - April 13, 2004 - 4:21 AM -

"You keep using that word -- i do not think it means what you think it means..."

gravatar Mommy - April 13, 2004 - 7:44 PM -

You saw Star Wars when you were three. I was in the hospital, Daddy had a class, and the Keplers bought a VCR and Star Wars when they were babysitting you. You loved it! I believe you did understand the deep narrative underpinnings.

gravatar srah - April 13, 2004 - 7:46 PM -

:p: to the naysayers!

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