Things that stand the test of time: Wargames

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Last night, we were discussing things that do and do not stand the test of time.



What doesn’t stand the test of time? Per an earlier post, “The Heavenly Kid.” Tab soda doesn’t stand the test of time Free HBO in hotels doesn’t stand the test of time. Neither do T-Top cars.



So what does stand the test of time? Well, besides the fact that farts will always be funny (by the way — anyone who says that farts aren’t funny is lying), the early ’80’s Broderick vehicle “Wargames” stands the test of time.


wargames-1000-1.jpg

Last night, we were discussing things that do and do not stand the test of time.



What doesn’t stand the test of time? Per an earlier post, “The Heavenly Kid.” Tab soda doesn’t stand the test of time Free HBO in hotels doesn’t stand the test of time. Neither do T-Top cars.



So what does stand the test of time? Well, besides the fact that farts will always be funny (by the way — anyone who says that farts aren’t funny is lying), the early ’80’s Broderick vehicle “Wargames” stands the test of time.



“Wargames” was the “24” of 1982. Imagine: Matthew Broderick. Ally Sheedy. Dabney Coleman. Global Thermonuclear War. The guy who played the Bishop of Aquila in “Ladyhawke” (also with Matthew Broderick). The astronaut from “Northern Exposure.” Adam’s buddy Maury Chaikin.



Add to that a full-on onslaught of technology and computers from 1982 that are surprisingly unannoying.



“Put X in the Center square” — a guaranteed laugh with any group crowding around a laptop in the middle of a meeting. (The guarantee doesn’t extend to more than one person in said group).



Powers Booth on “24” is debating the same issues that “Wargames” raised over 24 years ago. The only way to win is not to play.



OH, DAMN! I almost forgot — you’ve got JOHN SPENCER and MICHAEL MADSEN in the opening sequence in the silo.



“You owe me a quarter!”

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