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May. 1st, 2010

02:59 pm - Guess the badly-described plots!

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There's this meme going around in which you describe a bunch of movies, TV shows, books, comic strips, videogames, etc., in confusing, silly, and even unappealing-sounding terms, and let people guess what they are. It started with people copying descriptions from TV Tropes' Better Than It Sounds page, but then people started making up their own, with an emphasis on making it hard to guess.

So, guess what these things are!

1. A bully with four arms cannot be fed by a community, hates his brother, and gets devoured by predatory birds. -- guessed by frameacloud

2. Dorky-looking men with colorful names hijack a conveyance that cannot be steered. -- guessed (close enough) by penh

3. A family man's island vacation is cut short by a malfunctioning machine. Meanwhile, he is hated intensely by an inventor. -- guessed by athelind

4. A gay man invites a concert to town, but never gets to see it. -- guessed by penh

5. A hungry, rotund man is plagued by ghosts. -- guessed by barberio

6. A man physically assaults a mail carrier, consumes excessive quantities of food, and becomes unconscious, all on a regular basis. -- guessed by the_gneech

7. A nobleman takes lessons in cooking and humility while he and his teacher are both nude. -- guessed by darksasami

8. An old woman interferes in and manipulates people's lives, and feeds them unidentifiable foodstuffs. They don't seem to mind. -- guessed by ipslore

9. A powerful man is forced to wear wool. A mayor has mixed feelings about helping him. -- guessed by athelind

10. A religious man is kicked out of his house and bribed by a Korean boy. -- guessed by wbwolf

11. Three birds enter a contest. One of them seeks help from a self-described dead bird, but the contest is won by a stoner. -- guessed by athelind

12. Two men argue, one gets hurt a lot, and they destroy many household objects and buildings. -- guessed by mocha_mephooki

13. A very thin dog must use his gift of gab to impress a vegetable, a ruminant, an amphibian, a bird, and an insect. -- guessed by mocha_mephooki and electronin



DING DING DING! ALL HAVE BEEN GUESSED! Great work, guys!

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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 1st, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
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This comment is full of spoiler space to help you try your hand at these without seeing other people's comments first.











































There, that should do it.
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From:houseboatonstyx
Date:May 1st, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Here's another:

14. A fundamentalist cleric, blaming her cleric brother's death on occupation forces, persuades her lover to a vehicle suicide bombing attempt.
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From:frameacloud
Date:May 1st, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)

My guesses

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1. Bug's Life
6. Garfield
11. Carlos Castaneda
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 1st, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)

Re: My guesses

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1. Correct
6. nope
11. Who?
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From:barberio
Date:May 1st, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
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5. Pacman.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 1st, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
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Correct!
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From:the_gneech
Date:May 1st, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
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#6 sounds like the "Blondie" comic strip to me. (The man being Dagwood.)

-TG
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 1st, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Correct!
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From:athelind
Date:May 1st, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
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Okay, I was feeling bad ENOUGH about the descriptions I came up with ...

... that said, after some hints (which really amount to better descriptions), there's only one left unguessed on my list.

3. The Incredibles
9. The Emperor's New Groove
11. Surf's Up
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 1st, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
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All correct!
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From:penh
Date:May 1st, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
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I'd say that #2 sounds a lot like The Taking of Pelham 123.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 1st, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
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Very good! To be precise, it's the original, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, in which the hijackers wore deliberately dorky disguises and were called Mr. Blue, Mr. Green, Mr. Brown and Mr. Grey. I believe that's where Quentin Tarantino got the idea for the names in Reservoir Dogs.
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From:ipslore
Date:May 1st, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
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#8 is Mary Worth. Could #4 be Milk?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 1st, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
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8: Correct!

4: No, there's no concert in Milk.
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From:wbwolf
Date:May 1st, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
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I recuse myself from number 7.

Number 4: The Music Man?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 1st, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
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Nope.

Hint: It's a recent, but rather obscure, movie.
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From:darksasami
Date:May 2nd, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
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Based solely on a comment you made once, and having never seen the movie, I'm going to guess #7 is The Princess and the Frog.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 2nd, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
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Correct!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 2nd, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Nope. Good guess, though. I can see that one's going to need a hint: It's a reality show.
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From:penh
Date:May 2nd, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Is #4 Taking Woodstock?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 2nd, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
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Yes!
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From:electronin
Date:May 2nd, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
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12. Tom and Jerry?
13. PaRappa the Rapper
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 2nd, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
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12, no.
13, correct!
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From:vermillionfox
Date:May 2nd, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
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#10 might be Up ?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 2nd, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
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Heh heh... no.
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