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Does anyone remember the Urban Legend about the drive-in theatre showing Twister, that got hit my a tornado?

I'm pretty sure Snopes disproved it, but I remember thinking it happened at the local drive-in when I was a kid (granted I was 10 when it came out).
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I kind of liked Twister. It wasn't a great movie, but it was my introduction to hurricanes, and specifically people doing crazy things around hurricanes, so, naturally, I liked it. I wanted to be one of those stormchasers, but unfortunately (ish) we don't have those huge ones, over here. Although, relative to land mass, we do have the most hurricanes in the world - even more so than that hotspot in the US (I think it's called tornado alley), but ours just aren't that big.

I'm feeling all alone in these 'what are your favourite ...' threads. I don't do favourites! Crying or Very sad


You call them hurricanes? We call them tornadoes. Because hurricanes to us are a whole other matter. While Louisiana people don't experience tornadoes very often, we are very educated on hurricanes. Trust me...our whole timeline now revolves around them. Neutral
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I've never really thought about it. On the few times I've talked of ... the twister things ... the names of hurricane and tornado have been used interchangeably.

Here's the definitions according to dictionary.com:

Hurricane - 1. a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 miles per hour (32 m/sec). Compare tropical cyclone, typhoon.
2. a storm of the most intense severity.
3. anything suggesting a violent storm.

Tornado - 1. a localized, violently destructive windstorm occurring over land, especially in the Middle West, and characterized by a long, funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground and made visible by condensation and debris. Compare waterspout ( def. 3 ) .
2. a violent squall or whirlwind of small extent, as one of those occurring during the summer on the west coast of Africa.
3. a violent outburst, as of emotion or activity.

That about right?
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Haha. Yes. The idea of a tornado is that it is a localized swirling cone that can actually be seen. Hurricanes, on the other hand, are also swirling storms, but they are so large that the actual storm cannot be seen except from above. Way above. For instance:

Tornado:


Hurricane:

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I see. I had presumed that tornadoes were more in-land, while hurricanes were closer to the coast. Yours makes much more sense as a definition. In that hurricane photo, can you see your house from there? Laughing
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Sorry to step on people's memories, but all of the Home Alone movies are rubbish.
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wot,no way. the 1st 2 home alone films r classics. ive never seen the 3rd home alone film i think they took it a bit to far.


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DannikJerriko wrote:
Sorry to step on people's memories, but all of the Home Alone movies are rubbish.


Oh, come on. The first Home Alone movie was hilarious and touching.

And the 2nd was pretty funny in how they played on the parents forgetting Kevin again.

Btw, I forgot one of my kids one time too. My sister forgot all three of hers, and my brother forgot the same kid twice.

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Le gasp! Home Alone is a Christmas tradition! Along with It's a Wonderful Life and Elf.
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*adds to the series of gasps* Home Alone is an amazing movie! As is the second one. Any of the ones after that were terrible, but the originals are classics. We watch them every Christmas. Smile

I suppose I need to be careful not to break my own rule of respecting your opinion, though. Wink
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I'll admit that the first 20 minutes or so of the first two Home Alones are pretty obnoxious, but still! The hijinks.
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Troll....

and to think they even made a Troll 2....
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
Le gasp! Home Alone is a Christmas tradition! Along with It's a Wonderful Life and Elf.

Elf?! Confused

The first two Home Alone movies are classics. Cool
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is our Christmas movie tradition. Very Happy
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that is definately one of the best christmas films ever made, chevy chase is a legend. I preferred european vacation to the christmas one though. On about christmas films did anyone like bad santa? Hilarious film.


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