Is it too late to plant myself somewhere along Route 66 and lobby for the 20,000 clams?
It is? Well fuck.
I voted for the drive-in, but would have prefered the Blue Whale on the H-way toward Claremore, site of my aborted 5th birthday party. Evidently the parents of attendees refused to allow their children into the filthy water. Still feel cheated.
I know it's splitting hairs, but technically you didn't tell off Jon's dad, so much as you told Jon's dad that you were "terribly sorry, but I'm afraid your son has a very small penis." At which point you chucked Jon's phone at DeKinder's head, Staubach-esque, and screamed, "GO!!!"
Just, y'know. For the record.
i'm going to vote simply because i believe ANYTHING having to do with that shmaltzy and ridiculous "love" story should be destroyed, permanently, and everyone should forget that horrible book/ movie ever existed. yes, i do have feelings about it.
I'll always do it for Johnny.
There's a grant for everything! Is there a grant for a cool girl how likes to sit in bed and drink coffee and suft the Internet?
Hey! I'm from Marion County, Iowa, right next door to Madison County. And while I agree that The Bridges of Madison County was an unfortunately schmalz-and-twee-ridden book/movie, I beg of you not to take it out on the decidedly historical bridge! It's only an inanimate object, but if it could, I'm sure the Hogback would protest being linked to such swill! Don't punish the bridge!
Besides, several of the more historical bridges in Madison County have been destroyed by arson over the past 10 years...which authorities believe may be linked to negative reaction to the book/movie. I think enough bridge punishment has been done already.
And I quote: "Hogback is one of the five remaining bridges of the 19 originally built in the late 1800s."
Also being from Iowa, I can tell you with some confidence that it would be just fine to BURN THAT MOTHER DOWN. There would still be four left, for God's sake. And that's easily four too many.
HOGBACK, people, is not the name of a Historical Landmark.
i spent 3 years of my life living in tulsa. 4-6 years old, and 18-19. i dont think i remember the drive in though.....but hey, it cant hurt to vote for it.
yes, the quote from JP sums it all up. i remember my first trip to the admiral twin was to see Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which was replaying there in 80 or 81 for some reason. also saw ET the first time there. nothing like seeing ET on the drive-in screen when you're 5 or 6!
ahh the beauty that is the Admiral Drive corridor
I still can't believe that book was written by a woman.
I remember having a crush on Dally when I first read it.
Oh man, what kind of person has a crush on a character in a book?
Brian's right about the conversation with Mr. Valla. You were really telling off Jon.
I like to think at least one person has been stabbed at the Admiral Twin.
I have no idea what or where you are talking about, but I voted anyway!
Surely your interweb popularity will see you win this thing. Because it's got to be good for something, right? ;)
For you, I will be voting religiously for the drive-in of my second hometown. Just for the record, my first hometown is in Iowa and I say, let that stupid bridge burn - preferabley with a pile of those hideous books inside.
Sarah and I saw Grease at the Admiral Twin in college. Nothing like a hickey from Kenickie!
i mean, i'm not DISSING the iowa bridge. (well, i guess i am dissing the iowa bridge.) it's a lovely bridge. but this is a bloodmatch, iowa. this is 20,000 bucks and hometown honor. please, feel free to send mass e-mailings reminding folks you've never had a passionate but unrequited love affair at no drive-in in fucking oklahoma.
and i saw ET first there, too! the best times, though, were in the mid-nineties when the AT showed all the old B hacker-films and underground cartoons from midnight to 3 am. that they actually gave out SILKSCREENED AND HAND-NUMBERED BARF BAGS with each ticket is alone worth the $20,000...
god, you know this thing's hit critical mass when my MOM forwards it to me
dude, people have crushes on book characters all the time.
like, say, here: