13 Movie Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Childhood:
The website Buzzfeed.com put together a list of 13 Movie Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Childhood. These are leaps in logic that, when you think about them, really mess up the movies you loved as a kid. Here they are . . .
--"Toy Story": Buzz Lightyear spends the movie believing he's not a toy, but he still freezes whenever people are around. What do you really believe, Buzz?
--"Back to the Future": Why doesn't Marty's mom recognize her son as the guy who . . . you know . . . she tried to sleep with years before?! It would be pretty hard to forget someone who came into your life for a week and completely changed it.
--"Waterworld": Despite paper being the most valuable resource, the characters smoke cigarettes, which we can only assume are rolled with paper, the whole movie. Also, if almost the entire Earth is water, why is everyone so damn dirty?
--"The Santa Clause": The parents in the movie don't believe in Santa . . . so where do they think the gifts under their trees come from each year?
--"Raiders of the Lost Ark": Indiana Jones is totally unnecessary to the film's events. Without Jones, the Nazis still would have gone to Nepal, they still would have killed Marion, they still would have taken the amulet to the map room, and they still would have found the ark.
--And you know what? They still would have killed themselves at the end.
--"Gremlins": Don't feed the gremlins after midnight? IT'S ALWAYS AFTER MIDNIGHT SOMEWHERE!"
--"Aladdin": Aladdin's first wish is to be a prince, but he spends most of the movie freaking out about how Jasmine can't marry a prince (despite him just wishing to be one) and whether or not to use his final wish to free the genie or make himself a prince (AGAIN).
--So, did the genie's magic just not work? What is going on here? What was his first wish for? Also, why didn't he just let Jasmine use the genie and get more wishes?
--"Karate Kid": If the main rule is "No kicks to the face," how does Daniel win with a kick . . . to the face?
--"Mean Girls": If everyone thinks Cady made the burn book, how did she get all those pictures of everyone if she was a new student?
--"Home Alone": THERE IS NO WAY KEVIN GOT THAT SLED THROUGH THE DOOR. Also, if the phones aren't working, how does Kevin order pizza???
--"Harry Potter": (--Here, Buzzfeed has a picture of Harry and Hermione talking about how there was a magical charm that allowed them to travel back in time and change events, yet they never used it, even when "major friends die preventable deaths.")
--"Jurassic Park": Why is the T-Rex level with the fence when it breaks through and starts to attack, but when it starts pushing the car over the edge, there's a huge hundred-foot drop?
--"Air Bud": Dogs can't play basketball. COME ON, NOW. Ridiculous.
JUNK FOODS YOU WISH STILL EXISTED
It’s definitely the golden age of junk food. Go to any grocery store and you’ll be overwhelmed by all the choices. There’s just so much good stuff out there.
In fact, there’s so much good stuff that some awesome junk foods have come and gone and already been replaced.
Here’s a rundown of some junk foods you might wish still existed:
7 Phrases Men Love To Hear
You look great.
Men have insecurities, just like women. And whether he shows it or not, sometimes he's wondering if his shirt looks better tucked in or out, or if his belly is sticking out a little too far over his belt. This is an especially good compliment if he's been going to the gym—why do you think he's doing all that working out?
I love your [insert body part].
Sometimes it helps to get specific—see the above tip. And, we're not gonna lie, one of the best fill-in-the-blanks here is, "I love your you-know-what" (or whatever word you can say without laughing or blushing too much.) Men are sensitive about their manly bits and they want to know that you're attracted to what they have.
I love it when you [insert action].
This is one that can benefit you as much as him. Men are the traditional initiators, and even if your man isn't the one to make the first move, chances are he sometimes feels like he should. If you don't tell him what you like, he's just flying blind. In fact, if you haven't complimented him he might even think you don't like what he's doing. And of course, the more you tell him you love it when he scratches your lower back, or runs your fingers along your chest, the more he'll do it.
That woman just checked you out.
Yes, this helps his self-confidence. But it also tells him that you just saw another woman looking at him and you're not afraid to tell him. It shows that you're confident enough to know that he won't be lured away by another gal. Plus, what guy can resist the thought women are giving him the once-over?
We all like to be right, men included. And you know what? Sometimes they are. It probably happens less often than he thinks, but when he is right, it's nice to tell him, especially if you were arguing. Sure, it might make you feel a little sheepish, but it's worth it in the end. It'll make him feel good, and showing that you're a reasonable creature who can admit when you're wrong will help temper future disagreements.
Will you help me unscrew this?
Men like to feel manly. It might not be PC, but it's ingrained in our culture. Helping women with simple tasks makes them feel macho and noble. We're not saying you should ask him to do things you can easily do yourself, but if you do need assistance, it's a little ego-booster he'll be happy to accept.
You're not going bald.
About one-quarter of men start losing their hair at age 25 and two-thirds have begun balding by 60. Losing his locks is one of a man's greatest fears. So even if he is getting a bit naked up top, tell him he's not. It's the male equivalent of "Do these jeans make me look fat?" No honey, of course not.
The Four Best Places to Meet Someone:
It seems like EVERYONE is dating online now. But there ARE still ways to meet people in the real world. Here's a list from Yahoo of the four best places to meet someone when you're NOT in front of your computer.
#1.) The Grocery Store. The old "frozen food aisle" thing is kind of cliché. You know . . . single people buying frozen meals might run into each other. But everyone has to buy groceries. So keep your eye out while you're there, and don't be afraid to flirt.
#2.) A Sporting Event. Obviously it's not the best place to meet WOMEN. But tailgating is a good way to meet GUYS. You just need to avoid the ones who are hammered drunk, and the ones who look like they're WAY too into the game.
--Or just go to a sports bar on any Sunday during football season, and the same rules apply.
#3.) Any Large Body of Water. This doesn't do you much good in the fall, but maybe there's still time. A lake, the beach . . . you KNOW a lot of single people will be there. And chances are, they'll be looking to have some fun.
#4.) A Wedding. The reasons are pretty obvious: It's romantic, there's dancing, there's alcohol, and a lot of people have hotel rooms.
Scientists Say Yes, Time Travel Actually is Possible:
Time travel seems like one of those things that only exists in movies . . . along with teleportation, UFOs, and KRISTEN STEWART saying something interesting.
--But it's NOT. The consensus among scientists is that yes, time travel IS possible . . . according to the laws of physics. At least time travel FORWARD could happen. They still aren't sure how you'd time travel backwards.
--Edward Farhi is the director of the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT. He says, quote, "There's no question that you can skip into the future. It's actually consistent with the laws of physics."
--To travel forward, you need to be in a vehicle traveling several hundred thousand miles per hour. Then you'd be moving faster than everyone else on Earth, experiencing the passage of time in a different way. It's complicated: Think Einstein's theory of relativity.
--Farhi says to travel backwards, you'd need energy that's as powerful as half the mass in the entire UNIVERSE. And you'd actually destroy the universe in the process.
--Of course this is all VERY theoretical and it doesn't seem like anyone's really trying to do work on building a super-fast vehicle for time travel. But it COULD happen.