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  •  Nope, never saw it. (4+ / 0-)
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    cfk, Brecht, RiveroftheWest, Youffraita

    I used to, a long time ago, volunteer for a suicide hotline in Orange County.  There was one girl that called frequently, and she was a big fan of Pink Flamingos.  

    You might wonder why somebody would call a suicide hotline to talk about their favorite films.  You've got a point, but that's exactly what they do.  And after every call like that, I had to fill out a form.  "Talked about Pink Flamingos."

    So I think I know that film by heart without ever having seen it.  I think she was trying to talk me into asking her out.  I didn't love my (unpaid) job so much I wouldn't have considered doing something so unethical in order to get laid, because back then I did many unethical things to get laid on a regular basis.  But based on intuition it had the feeling of a VERY BAD IDEA.  

    Another time she called me up to tell me how she had taken a skydiving course, and how hot her instructor was.  "So why did you decide to take a skydiving course?"  "Uh, it sounded fun.  You know, it raises your self-esteem!"  More paperwork to fill out.

    •  Thank you for documenting (2+ / 0-)
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      cfk, RiveroftheWest

      why I never want to do a suicide hotline.

      But she doesn't sound suicidal, she sounds crazy. NOBODY likes Pink Flamingos that much, not even its auteur.

      Who went on to make actual GOOD movies, once he had the budget to do so.

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 10:51:50 PM PDT

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