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The 10 Things We Learned This Summer

As we approach Labor Day weekend, the official symbol of summer's end (if you don't count Jerry Lewis' telethon for muscular dystrophy), it's time again to survey what the entertainment season has taught us. What can you learn from all those blockbuster movies, those page-turning beach reads, those cable-TV shows, and those mind-blowing events? You'd be surprised. Hey, we may have even raised our IQs a few points. Among the things we discovered:

1 Four of a kind beats a full house; a straight flush beats four of a kind. (Maverick)

2 L.A. has a subway.(Speed)

3 Forrest was the last name of the first leader of the Ku Klux Klan.(Forrest Gump)

4 In the 1870s, there was no convenient way to look up an address in New York City.(E.L. Doctorow's The Waterworks)

5 Wavy Gravy is not just a Ben & Jerry's flavor. (Woodstock '94)

6 Quoting the scriptures is an attention-getter: ''And the truth shall make you free.''-John 8:32''An eye for an eye ''Exodus 21:24(The Client)

7 Even the most hideous ensemble is fashionable if it's Lacroix, sweetie. (Absolutely Fabulous)

8 We no longer need K-Tel-we have movie soundtracks.(Forrest Gump)

9 A squid is a cephalopod, not a fish. (Getting Even With Dad)

10 Hakuna matata is Swahili for ''no worries.'' (The Lion King)

Originally posted Aug 26, 1994 Published in issue #237-238 Aug 26, 1994 Order article reprints
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