• Sun, Jan 6 2013

Lessons From The Movies

Movie
Mary Poppins
Purported Lesson
Everyone who works in finance should quit their jobs to spend more time with their kids; suffragism.
Actual Lesson
If you feed a pigeon ever, even once, your life will become absolute garbage and you will become a shabby, decrepit old wanderer because pigeons are disgusting.

Movie
The Music Man, It’s a Wonderful Life
Purported Lesson
Small-town values are more important than travel or success.
Actual Lesson
Becoming a librarian is the saddest possible thing that can happen to anyone.

Movie
Singin’ in the Rain
Purported Lesson
Never sign a five-year contract without reading it; always be nice to your co-workers..
Actual Lesson
It is incredibly easy to blackmail studio heads.

Movie
Gone With the Wind
Purported Lesson
Land is the only thing that matters, the only thing that lasts.
Actual Lesson
If you have ever been hungry, you are allowed to steal your sister’s fiancé.

Movie
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Purported Lesson
Wearing large sunglasses and owning a cigarette holder is the same thing as being an interesting person.
Actual Lesson
Anyone who lists this as their favorite movie can never be trusted; Audrey Hepburn was a very pretty, very mischievous deer.

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