[Jokes] things I learned at the movies

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Sun Sep 29 10:57:55 BST 2002


1. Large, loft-style apartments in New York City are well within the price 
range of most people, whether they are employed ornot.

2.. At least one of a pair of identical twins is born evil.

3. Should you decide to defuse a bomb, don't worry which wire cutwill 
always choose the right one.

4. Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the 
communications system of any invading alien society.

5. It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving 
martial arts: your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by by 
dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out 

6. When you turn out the light to go to bed, everything in your bedroom 
will still be clearly visible, just slightly bluish.

7. If you are blonde and pretty, it is possible to become a world expert 
on nuclear fission at the age of 22.

8. Honest and hard working policemen are traditionally gunned down three 
days before their retirement.

9. Rather than wasting bullets, megalomaniacs prefer to kill their 
archenemies using complicated machinery involving fuses, pulley systems, 
deadly gasses, lasers, and man-eating sharks, which will allow captives at 
least 20 minutes to escape.

10. During all police investigations, it will be necessary to visit a 
strip club at least once.

11. All beds have special L-shaped cover sheets that reach the armpit 
level on a woman but only to waist level on the man lying beside her.

12. All grocery shopping bags contain at least one stick of French bread.

13. It's easy for anyone to land a plane providing there is someone in the 
control tower to talk you down.

14. Once applied, lipstick will never rub off, even while scuba diving.

15. You're very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make 
the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.

16. Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German or Russian officer, 
it will not be necessary to speak the language. A German or Russian accent 
will do.
17. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.

18. A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating, but 
will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.

19. If a large pane of glass is visible, someone will be thrown through it 
before long.

20. If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange 
noises in their most revealing underwear.

21. Word processors never display a cursor on screen, but will always say: 
Enter Password Now.

22. Even when driving down a perfectly straight road, it is necessary to 
turn the steering wheel vigorously from left to right every few moments.

23. All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red 
readouts so you know exactly when they're going to go off.

24. A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from 

25. If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you meet will 
know all the steps.
26. Police departments give their officers personality tests to make sure 
they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.

27. When they are alone, all foreign military officers prefer to speak to 
each other in English. 

Chris 'Awkward' McKenna

cmckenna at sucs.swan.ac.uk
awkward at gmx.co.uk

The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes,
but with the heart

Antoine de Saint Exupery

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