Demon Drop To Knott's?

Mamoosh's avatar

Getting off-topic here but....

Acoustic Viscosity said: Spaceballs is still the funniest movie of all time.

Spaceballs is funny...can't argue that. But funniest of all time? Come on, Matt. I can think of four Mel Brooks movies with more laughs and gags: Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, and the aforementioned History.

Off the top of my head, movies that are in my opinion much funnier than Spaceballs: "What's Up Doc?" "A Fish Called Wanda," "Airplane," "The Women" (original 1939 version), "The Jerf," "The Princess Bride," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"....

Here is Bravo's list of 100 Funniest Movies. I don't necessarily agree with the order and there are a lot missing but still a pretty good list and a lot arguably better than Spaceballs (which did not make the list):

http://www.listsofbests.com/list/7092

For a more comprehensive list, here's AFI's take on funny movies:

http://www.afi.com/tvevents/100years/laughs.aspx

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Since we have veered off course I would like to say that almost all of my favorite movies and music are from the 80's. I still watch and listen to them and have seen many of the bands this decade, which I did not have the chance to see prior to that.


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

Anybody got any Aqua Net and a Bon Jovi mix tape? :)


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http://www.ushsho.com/detailedsteelrollercoasterpollresults2008.htm

http://www.ushsho.com/detailedwoodrollercoasterpollresults2008.htm

Since you're the one who brought it up I think it would be fascinating for you to go through this and find the highest ranking coasters pre-1990. ;) Have fun with that.

Okay. Just to make it easier, I'll just use the coasters in the USA.

And the answer is, according to Mitch's '08 poll is NOTHING in the top 25.

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Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

I don't have a Bon Jovi mix tape but I do have their greatest hits CD and I saw them at the Arrowhead Pond in Feb, 06. Not surprised that there are no coasters from the 80's in the top 25 either. Everything I have rode which was built post-1990 has been much better and some coasters from the 70's or earlier have been better too.


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

Hopman said:

On the music side, tell me you haven't jammed out to Van Halen (or Van Hagar), early U2 (loved "Where the Streets Have No Name"), a-ha's "Take on Me" now and then?

Great, now I have A-Ha stuck in my head. Thanks.


And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

In that case Cris, "Take Me On!!!" :) :cue syth riff:


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Acoustic Viscosity said:
Spaceballs is still the funniest movie of all time........

Ahhh, a kindred spirit :-)! Ludicrous Speed! Gooooooo!

"What the heck was that?"

"Spaceball 1! They've gone to plaid!!!!"

Man, I could keep quoting Spaceballs all day. Think Mel Brooks would give his blessing to "Spaceballs: The Rollercoaster?"


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Hopman said:
early U2 (loved "Where the Streets Have No Name")

You think "Where The Streets Have No Name" is early U2?


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It's the earliest one I REMEMBER HEARING!!! I'm sorry if I'm not the music nut you are.


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You should be. ;)


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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kpjb said:

You think "Where The Streets Have No Name" is early U2?

LOL, I loved that one myself. They actually played a gig on campus here at UF in...'83 I think? I got here in '84 and only HEARD about it...bummer. I'm just happy that, thanks to the intrawebs, I managed to track down "Party Girl". :)

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Gator - I have the U2's entire catalog on my hard drive. Everything from their earliest demos to the newest release, including B-sides and a few complete live shows, the earliest of which is Boston in 1980. If there's anything you need let me know!

Since we're on the subject of U2, I watched about two hours of last night's concert and was blown away. They played just about every one of my favorite songs in that time span, and ending with With Or Without You was amazing. Still don't know if U2 can top Trans-Siberian Orchestra for best concert, though. I'll have to actually attend one in person to decide.


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kpjb's avatar

Odd how songs slip in and out of your radar. I've been listening to "Wire" (the U2 song, not the band) a lot lately, after forgetting about it for years.


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So anyway....How about that demon drop?


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Hands down.....Blazing Saddles.

crazy horse said:
So anyway....How about that demon drop?

It's moving to Knott's? Did you hear? :)


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