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  •  I am reminded of a young man (3+ / 0-)
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    mayim, USHomeopath, Batya the Toon

    who was really annoyed when he saw "Jaws" about how cliched and derivative it was, and why did anyone think it was so great anyway?

    What he didn't get is that it was the source material for all those imitations.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 04:01:30 PM PDT

    •  I had a similar experience (1+ / 0-)
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      elfling

      the first time I saw Casablanca (in my late twenties, oh the shame of it).  Except I was perfectly aware that it was the source of all the imitators.  Very strange experience, withal.

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