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[For relevance, see here] Dave in Texas asks: bq. In "The Flintstones - the Movie", did you see the growing conflict between Betty and Wilma as inevitable, a result of the endless dreariness of family responsibilities, financial stress as a result of single income working class status, and the natural heartache of the marriage relationships cooling from their initial intentities, or was Wilma just being kinda bitchy? Dear Dave, I admire your courage. Not many people would admit that not only did they watch The Flinstones movie, but they agonized over the psychological nuances as well. May I suggest some therapy, Dave? Go rent Quest for Fire. bq. A prehistoric adventure about a trio of warriors who travel the savanna, encountering sabre-toothed tigers, mammoths and cannibalistic tribes in search of a flame that would replace the fire their tribe has lost. Wilma and Betty's petty little dramA pales in comparison.

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Therapy is for people who are neurotic. I have massive character flaws, so the superiority thing keeps me whole. But thanks for the suggestion on Quest for Fire. Is it anything like One Million Years BC? That Raquel Welch...woohoo!

Little known fact: the dialogue for "Quest for Fire" was written by the author of "A Clockwork Orange." IMDB doesn't mention it - they credit just the guy who wrote the story, such as it was.

I know what you're thinking: they had to hire someone to write all those grunts and whoops? Only if they wanted the grunts to be part of a real language, and Burgess was an expert at that sort of thing. Too bad he never got the chance to invent Klingon.

Gah. There goes Lileks being all uber-geeky. Who knows that type of thing? Who, and why? WHY!?

time passes

Then again, I used to play Dungeons & Dragons, so I guess I'm not really of the geek hook here either.

more time passes

Jeez, I also used to wear Zubaz. So very geeky.

Not many people would admit that not only did they watch The Flinstones movie, but they agonized over the psychological nuances as well.

According to Senator Kerry, nuance is a good thing, not something one should agonize over.

"Jeez, I also used to wear Zubaz. So very geeky."

LOL....I actually dragged out my old pair of Zubaz in NY Giants colors to play Super-Fan for Halloween.

"Gah. There goes Lileks being all uber-geeky. Who knows that type of thing? Who, and why? WHY!?"

The same man who collects old matchbooks and enjoys unique architecture of 1920's Minnesota.

Still a pleasure to read though.

I liked Quest for Fire, but how old again was Rae-Dawn Chong when that movie was being made, and she was naked? And simulating doing the nasty?

Huh. I just looked it up on IMDB and turns out she was a good five years older at the time than I could've sworn I read somewhere back then.