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TBNL Episode 5 - June 9, 2008

6/10/08 in Media   |   RockyTop   |   35 respect

All I can say is WOW.  By the end of this episode I was crying I was laughing so hard.

You can download it on iTunes or go to TBNLshow.com

And of course, what would this post be without the list of the nominations for Dumbass Of The Week?!

Cedric Benson
Joakim Noah
Marshawn Lynch
Gerald Sensabaugh
Terrell Owens

Go to TBNLshow.com and cast your vote!

Also, if anyone would like to make a guest appearance on the show PLEASE let me know!

One last thing.....  I have a correction to something I said on this podcast....  I said I thought that the movie Christine was about a car that killed people because it was jealous.....  Weeeeeeeell............  Not exactly.......

Christine (also known as John Carpenter's Christine) is a 1983 horror film about a supernaturally malevolent automobile and its effects on the teenager who owns it, adapted from a novel written by Stephen King. The film was directed by John Carpenter.

The movie stars Keith Gordon as Arnie Cunningham, a typical high school nerd with only one friend, a childhood companion named Dennis Guilder (John Stockwell), a popular jock. Arnie's life begins to change when he discovers Christine, a red 1958 Plymouth Fury in serious need of repair. Arnie begins to restore Christine to her original beauty, but as he spends more and more of his time repairing her, those in his life notice that he is changing as well. Formerly shy, Arnie develops a cocky arrogance. Dennis, as well as Arnie's new girlfriend Leigh Cabot, played by Alexandra Paul, discover that the car has a deadly past. The previous owner, Roland LeBay, became consumed with Christine and paid for it with his life. Leigh and Dennis try to save Arnie from a similar fate. They realize that the only way to save Arnie is by destroying Christine. Christine, however, isn't ready to give up Arnie without a fight.

During the film a group of bullies from school form together and tear the car apart with sledge hammers, pry bars and knives etc. The gang bears a grudge against Arnie after a shop class confrontation that results in the gang's leader, Buddy Repperton (William Ostrander), getting expelled for threatening Arnie with a switchblade.

The prolonged gang attack on Christine leaves her totally ruined, fit only for the smelter. Arnie sees the wreck of Christine the next day and is totally shocked that all the work he put into restoring the car has been destroyed. Arnie is determined to restore Christine yet again to her former glory. As Arnie looks her over, he turns his back and hears the crinkling of metal behind him. Arnie looks at Christine again and sees that part of her engine is now repaired. Arnie simply smiles and says, "Okay...show me." Christine then comes to life and restores herself so she looks good as new. Subsequently, Christine seeks out and kills the individual members of the gang who destroyed her, one by one.

In one incident, Christine has a long chase with one of the boys, during which Christine could easily kill the boy, but maliciously toys with the boy simply to terrorize him further. In the end, Christine tires of her game and crushes the boy to death against the wall of a building. In another incident, she destroys a gas station (trapping and burning one of the vandals inside) before running down another terrified gang member as he flees the scene in terror. She also kills Will Darnell (Robert Prosky), the owner of the garage where she resides. In each of these night-time attacks Christine is badly damaged (crushed or totally burned etc) but miraculously regenerates herself every time so she looks good as new, like she just drove off the production line in 1957.

Arnie pays the ultimate price when he dies after he crashes Christine into Darnell's office in an attempt to kill Leigh. Arnie is thrown through Christine's windshield and is impaled on a shard of glass, killing him. Christine continues to attack Dennis and Leigh, sustain damage, and regenerate even after Arnie is killed. After Dennis and Leigh destroy Christine, the car is compacted into a cube and tossed into a junkyard. As the camera zooms in on the crushed cube that was formerly Christine, a piece of the fender slowly bends back into shape.

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