And it is not due to my age, as my interests have always been the periods of Romanticism and late 19th Century movements.  I tend to like more random stuff in music, art and literature, and in regards to 'must-see' movies, tend to feel very disappointed afterwards


The Big Lebowski - too many people had told me about this being the ultimate comedy, I got bored.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, have seen it quoted often

The Beatles - I am sorry, to me they are torture and I dislike them

Elvis- Don't start me on this one!

Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger


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Well, maybe it is my age, but for Elvis and the Beatles, I think maybe it helped if you were there when it happened! Both are kind of archtypal for the times. They both expressed the feelings, emotions, ideas of the time. And if you were me, you always associated certain good, great, weird, wonderful, things with the songs and music. <br />
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Lebowski was funny I thought, but maybe it's b/c i lived thru that too. Fear and Loathing was about Hunter Thompson and he was kind of an icon journalist for the 60's. he wrote about what was actually happening and was usually stoned when it happened, so people could relate to him/it?<br />
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Cathcher in the Rye was a shock for me when I first read it. He seemed to really write the way people thought and talked, esp teenagers. So it felt like areal life experience.<br />
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I hate to say it, but it may be your age and the fact that you haven't really lived thru some of things. It's foreign to you and doesn't ring any chords.


My list...<br />
1. Rocky Horror <br />
2. 80's Hair bands<br />
3. The Republican Party<br />
4. Star Wars

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I like the Beatles too!

***gasp***<br />
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The Beatles????<br />

I agree with you about all of those. Especially Elvis and the Beatles. They're murder on my ears! But all I hear is people talking about them non-stop saying they're the best of all time. UGH!

Well, at least neither of my favorite cult classic made your list!

I feel that way about "Dogma" -- EVERYONE thinks it's so edgy and hilarious. (shrug) Seemed fairly dull and typical to me. <br />
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It was almost like Kevin Smith sat down and said, "Okay! You know how everyone thinks God is, like, a man and has a white beard and is all serious? Check it out, what if we did, like, the total opposite of that? We make God a chick and instead of being all serious and **** we make her really silly and goofy and have her do cartwheels and wear a tutu! Wouldn't that be EDGY???"<br />
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Um, not really. Just doing the opposite of what's expected isn't necessarily "edgy" or "interesting" really.<br />
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Ugh. And Jay and Silent Bob! Same concept, wasn't it? Just do the opposite of what their characters are normally known for. "Jay & Silent Bob get religion! How crazy is that!?! EDGY!"

LOL Well, I would have to agree with you on all of those. The Beatles have one catchy tune, but that hardly accounts for their popularity.