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Now he said “Sic ‘em, boy.” But what I heard was “Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day, sic balls.”

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

I owe much to my early exposure to Stand By Me. Much to my mom’s chagrin, I owe some of my more colorful phrases (crazier than a shithouse rat jumps immediately to mind), but I also owe my love for coming of age films to this flick as well. Not that there was a shortage of coming of age films in the ‘80s, but Stand By Me in particular stands at the top of the pile for me.

Now I’m a sucker for the genre. Stand By Me is the definition of lightning in a bottle;  a perfectly cast drama from the genuinely threatening bad guy Kiefer Sutherland to adult Gordie’s narration from Richard Dreyfuss and everybody in-between. The film features career best performances from each kid (I might give River Phoenix Mosquito Coast or My Own Private Idaho) and is an impeccable adaptation of Stephen King’s novella The Body.

But you guys know all that already. Stand By Me’s great, yadda-yadda-yadda. Here’s today’s pic, which features all four kids hanging out. Literally. (Psst, Wil Wheaton wrote a piece about this photo which you can read here)

Thanks to “Tom Joad’s Ghost” for sending this one along!



If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at

Since I wasn’t sure if Howard Berger was in that Night of the Creeps pic from earlier this week, I’m going to guarantee that he’s in tomorrow’s BTS pic.

-Eric Vespe
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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One
(warning: there are some broken links that will be fixed as soon as I can get around to it)

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  • March 30, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    cool beans

    by james

  • March 30, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by Topher4801

  • March 30, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Now THAT is an awesome Behind the Scenes Pic! Very Cool!

    by Topher4801

  • March 30, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Fresh from wil wheatons twitter.

    by Eric

  • March 30, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Here is the story behind the pic.

    by Eric

  • March 30, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Love Stand By Me......but

    by shran

    that was sure hard to read, Quint. Was I missing something or did you forget to put all the words in there?

  • March 30, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Looks sweet on Blu Ray.

    by wattos new hat

  • March 30, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Great pic!

    by Kelly Grimes

    Thanks for that. Don't care if it was a recent post elsewhere. Just glad to have seen it--is now one of my favorites of this great column.

  • March 30, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    how many people are dead in that pic?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Spinal Tap, The Sure Thing, Princess Bride, Misery, A Few Good Men, ... The man had an amazing run. Maybe it all went south after North...

  • March 30, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Even as a kid River Phoenix looked so fucking cool.

    by loafroaster

  • March 30, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    yourstepdaddy Just one so far, River Phoenix

    by Ricardo

  • March 30, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by electraglide

    Just one isn't it?

  • March 30, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Pick the kid who would marry a supermodel

    by thelordofhell

    If you said the fat are correct!!

  • March 30, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST


    by Robert Evans

  • March 30, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    A true masterpiece.

    by Randy

  • March 30, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Such a great film.

    by eric haislar

    I know most people will not agree with me. But the scene where they tell the story of the eating contest. Grinds the film to a halt. Everything before and after is amazing.

  • March 30, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    King weaved some of the characters into other stories...

    by Darth Macchio

    Four Seasons is an all around fantastic book - they had planned on making the last one into a movie "The Birthing Method" (or something like that) but it's never panned out. Lots of indirect Straub involvement in that particular one too. But "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption", "The Body", "Apt Pupil" are some of Kings's best, if not best, non-supernatural works. And it's also interesting that the movies of those novellas, are some of the better, if not best, King stories put to film.

  • March 30, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    @yourstepdaddy You mean like mortality or career-wise?

    by tangcameo

  • March 30, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    It didn't age too's pretty 80's corny now

    by Mel

    like pretty much everything from the 80's

  • March 30, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    It's eerily fitting that River Phoenix is the one hanging on the outer edge...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    like he's close to falling to his...death. Eerie.

  • March 30, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Hwil Hweaton

    by TheGangBangTheory

    This movie seriously needed a ghost, or a giant alien spider, or something other than a dead body and an assholish Kiefer.

  • March 30, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST


    by elsewhere

    It's aged fine.

  • March 30, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    LOVE this movie.

    by Nice Marmot

    Soundtrack is epic. And between this and Lost Boys, I used to think Kiefer Sutherland was the biggest bad-ass in the world.

  • March 30, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Seriously? Now you guys are turning on cult classics?

    by wcolbert

    movies in the 80's were often exactly what they needed to be or COULD be in the 80's. People didn't require copious amounts of CGI aliens and explosions to enjoy a movie for what it is. This is not a story about ghosts, dragons, aliens, strippers, zombies, or anything of the like. This is a coming of age road movie set in a time most of the talkbackers are too young to even remember, much less have the right to comment on. I'd rather watch this or The Sandlot than subject myself to another shoddy reboot with an emo, "grungy" Spiderman. Come to think of it, maybe I will watch that tonight. Or The Goonies.

  • March 30, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    nah, River would have been Van Sant's muse for a few years

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

  • March 30, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    darth macchio

    by Nice Marmot

    It was The BREATHING Method and I remember finding it the weakest of the 4 stories. Not bad, but after plowing through the first 3, it was kind of a letdown. And I remember Apt Pupil being wonderfully f'd up. The movie did it no justice even w/ Ian M.

  • March 30, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST

    this is the same age as me and i watch it every time its on.

    by ThehandthatBites

    And hasn't aged well, jump off a bridge please. Thats the most retarded cliche anyone can use. You could say that about The Terminator, Escape from New york (hell, most Carpenter flicks), The breakfast club (most Hughes too) but that doesn't matter. Films like this outlive their shortcomings and no one who loves this film cares about it not aging well.

  • March 30, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    richard dreyfuss and family guy

    by Bouncy X

    Actually, I'm not even joking about that. The fat kid from Stand By Me is now married to Rebecca Romjin. Can you believe that? I swear to God. Look it up on the internet. Doesn't that piss you off?

  • March 30, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    hmm AICN cut my post significantly

    by Bouncy X

    i wrote much more than the dreyfuss quote..weird. anyway i was saying i love the way he says the last line.

  • March 30, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    The fat kid from Stand By Me married a super model

    by Bobo_Vision

  • The Steven King episode was much better than the Star Wars parodies

  • March 30, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Sleeper hold! Sleeper hold! NO ONE gets out of the sleeper hold!

    by DewMan89


  • March 30, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I love this Film

    by lookylookymoontard

    Its the only Movie i can watch now that takes me back to what it was like to be a kid with no responsibilities and that feeling of adventure,the endless summer's spent with your mates,its a perfect feel good movie with emotion in bucket loads. Hasn't aged well?.fucking pond life

  • March 30, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Pez. Cherry flavored Pez

    by Ryan Fink

  • March 30, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    I shoulda been you, Gordon.

    by Ryan Fink

  • March 30, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I always liked this movie.

    by Ryan Fink

  • March 30, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    A pile of shit has a Thousand eyes!

    by Ryan Fink

  • March 30, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Suck my fat one, you cheap dime store hood.

    by Ryan Fink

    you never told me you had a fat one, LeChance.

  • March 30, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    This is such a great flick

    by Rick Webb

    Hasn't aged well? Stop being a douche.

  • March 30, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST


    by Rick Webb

    Are you telling me you didn't answer your phone by saying "Thrill me!" at least once after watching NOTC?

  • March 30, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Stephen King's dialogue is so obvious

    by AlienFanatic

    I can hear his phraseology grating against my brain every time I stumble upon one of his malformed speeches. I know he's extremely popular, but not once have his conversations rung true. Ugh, one popular author I will NEVER enjoy. Sadly, the only thing I can remember about Stand By Me is the pie barfing scene. How sad.

  • March 30, 2012, 8:58 p.m. CST

    re: planetran_fan

    by beamish13

    I'm with you on THE GOONIES. I've never understood why that film is so venerated while the genuinely fun and inventive YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES is semi-forgotten.

  • March 30, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST


    by Jason Adkins

    The Quintessential Coming of Age Film in my book. Rob Reiner really hit all the right notes making Stand BY ME, especially setting aside the long rehearsal period before filming began so the boys could really form a bond with one another. It in my opinion, was what really helped the entire film seem so genuine.

  • March 30, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the link Claxdog. Cool read.

    by David Duchovny

    Alienfanatic either you're a trolling cunt or just fucking stupid.

  • March 30, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    The edited-for-TV version of this is hilarious

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Like they shortened Lard-Ass Hogan's name to just Lard-[empty space] Hogan, so in the pie-eating contest, the crowd is just chanting, "Lard-LARD, Lard-LARD, Lard-LARD..."

  • March 30, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I heart this movie

    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

  • March 31, 2012, 12:27 a.m. CST

    If Feldman knew what was ahead for his career, he would've jumped.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • March 31, 2012, 12:59 a.m. CST

    People that hate on timeless, popular movies.....

    by Nuck81

    Are so hardcore. Really I just envy the awesomness they inspire every day. How can I be that amazing? I guess applying for disability from obesity would be a good start...

  • March 31, 2012, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Feldmans career best performance...

    by Nuck81

    Actually this guy was gold for a run of about five years. Sure he played basically the same character in every movie, but he had this, Goonies, One of the Jason Movies, The Lost Boys, and his swan song Donatello

  • March 31, 2012, 1:53 a.m. CST

    I agree that the best King stuff is non-supernatural

    by Turingtestee

    Any medium.

  • March 31, 2012, 2:47 a.m. CST

    THE Fat Kid

    by luis

    Jerry O´Connell, the fat kid from Stand By Me that really made anything of himself, he has a really cool career!

  • March 31, 2012, 4:02 a.m. CST

    My father stormed the beach at Normandy!

    by teddy_duchamp

    Ahh great memories, i miss Chris and the other guys.

  • March 31, 2012, 4:12 a.m. CST

    this movie is great. it broke my heart when i first saw it.

    by AsimovLives

    i simply could understand everything the kids were going through. the dramas, the inner conflicts, the sadness. it really hit my heart. still does. by far Rob Reiner's best movie. he never topped it.

  • March 31, 2012, 4:49 a.m. CST

    I seriously love Wheaton's writing.

    by gotilk

    If you would have told me 20 years ago that I'd write that somewhere in 20-odd years, I would have said you're full of shit. And then I'd knock you out and look for your time travel gadget. And damned right, asimovlives. Damned right. It is heartbreaking on some primal level. Reiner was hoping to strike gold but ended up striking a vein of rare magic instead. There's just something special about that movie, huh?

  • March 31, 2012, 4:52 a.m. CST


    by gotilk

    O'Connell gets a pass from me because of Stand By Me. Lifetime pass. I'll even sit through something just because he's in it (90% of the time). Same with the rest of the surviving cast.

  • March 31, 2012, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Reiners best for me will always be....

    by Righteous Brother

    This is Spinal Tap. Although I do like Stand By Me very much.

  • March 31, 2012, 6:36 a.m. CST

    The epilogue

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    The epilogue spoken by Dreyfuss at the end of the film is one of the most heartbreaking scenes in movie history. It's just so well written and rings true with almost everyone who sees it on some primal level because it perfectly encapsulates loss of innocence. We're made to watch as these four best friends who share everything together go through this incredible emotional journey with each other that will affect the rest of their lives forever. Then we're told how in a few short years these friends will be broken up No huge dramatic moment to justify or explain them not remianing the best of friends like some lesser movie would have done. He simply states that in the next few years he and Chris saw a little less of Vern and Teddy as time went by until they became, "just other faces in the hall." There's power in that because everyone can relate, we al had those deep, impactful friendships that just wore down over time until it got to the point where we would walk by them in school and just a simple nod would do. Then he talks about Chris dying, and how he hadn't seen him in 10 years but still considered him his best friend and said he would miss him always. Who here doesn't look back to their best friend from that age as one of the main friends of their lives? Then it's all wrapped up with one of the best and most poignant lines King ever wrote. "I never had friends again like I did when I was twelve...Jesus, does anyone?" I understand the TB's on this site in particular are usually here just to rail on shit. You all seem to do it whther you like the shit or not. I;m guilty of it myself. Stand By Me, though? Were you never 12? Grow a fucking soul.

  • March 31, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST

    well said dancetothebeatofthelivingdead.

    by adeceasedfan

    Haters gonna hate. I'm just glad they're the minority on this one.

  • March 31, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    You have no soul, lisab.

    by John Maddening

    This is how 12-year-old boys have talked and acted since time immemorial.

  • March 31, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST


    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    THEY WERE KIDS!!!!!! Jesus Christ, your anger and disillusionment are showing through that nazi feminist facade that you're throwing up. Now go mop the floor, make me a steak, and give me a blowjob. Get over yourself, stop taking yourself and your angry jaded life so seriously

  • March 31, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    men are pigs

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    because when we were twelve we thought stories about puking were funny. Christ

  • March 31, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I tell you what indicates a problem with our society.

    by loafroaster

    When someone classifies STAND BY ME as sexist and misogynistic. I despair sometimes, I really do.


  • I don't get it, how is it offensive? Well, other than to those who find offense in Sesame Street?

  • March 31, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Apologies, someone just explained 'trolling' to me.

    by loafroaster

    It all makes sense now.

  • March 31, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    PBS and Disney are guilty of leftist propaganda?

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    I grieve for your niece on the nights you babysit. My dear, it seems to me that you are guilty of too much college and not enough high school. Boys swear. I have sisters around my age and it may be a shock to you considering you seem to have gone through life without a human emotion or negative character trait, and admittedly no soul, but girls swear too. Girls get pretty nasty when they're together. You seem to have missed the point of the movie entirely. The film is about innocence and innocence lost. There is no hidden agenda, despite having stoked your right-wing everyone is againt me paranoia. The movie could have been a lot more hard-core and still been true to life. Instead, King picked a more innocent time to set the story in to magnify the themes of innocence lost. You wanna prepare your niece for the real world? She may wanna start watching some of this stuff. No, you're right, better to shield her from the harsh realities of the real world and raise her in a bubble believing that the world is there to protect her so she ends up on fucking MTV knocked up at 15.

  • March 31, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST


    by loafroaster

    If you think the final point of Stand By Me is "having a gun makes you awesome", you really need to watch it again. I watched it when I was 12 and what I didn't take aay from it was "having a gun makes me awesome". Far from it.

  • March 31, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST


    by loafroaster

    Let's switch that nasty Sesame Street off, how's about watching The Killing Fields with your Aunt?

  • March 31, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    The irony is the fat kid had the most successful career.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    He slimmed down, married an actress/model, and has had a great career. The two most well known of the four got their asses kicked by drugs. One died, one almost did, and almost has no career now.

  • March 31, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    River is in a class apart

    by Mickster_Island

  • a very nice and polite young man.

  • March 31, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST


    by teddy_duchamp

    hey man your original post was great, I agree whole heartedly with what you said. I find the film even more emotional as I get older and closer to the age of older Gordy. It will always be a brilliant film about childhood friendship.

  • March 31, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    =I should've been you, Gordon.=

    by flax

    To this day, that is the most chilling and realistically *primal* nightmare scene I have seen in any film. No CGI, no monsters. Just a kid's deepest fears and insecurities boiling to the forefront of his mind.

  • March 31, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by teddy_duchamp

    can I ask, what did you think of River Phoenix's acting in the movie, were you not at all moved by his role? Only I find you views on the film quite astonishing.

  • March 31, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST


    by flax

    It's intriguing that you've chosen not to let your kids watch the standard left-wing programming. Are you some sort of fiscally conservative feminist?

  • March 31, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I like to imagine that Teddy Duchamp talk backer is the FeldMAN himself.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • March 31, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    One of my favorite BTSPotD. @mikeyeieio I used to be the same as a kid.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • March 31, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch either trolling or didn't understand To Live and Die in LA at all. It's a neo-noir with a final message that makes it clear that to survive the streets these characters live in you need to be brutal, get all the leverage you can, trust no one and still be lucky. To even compare that to the bittersweet nostalgia of Stand By Me is just...strange. Me, I like them both. The critics mostly didn't like To Live and Die in LA when it came out, but its reputation has improved some over the years. It deserves it. It isn't Friedkin's best, but it deserves to stand in their presence.

  • and boy did it make me think about a few things. About 13 years ago a childhood friend of mine was killed - and reading "The Body" stirred up a lot of emotion in me. Powerful story. I really should get this movie on blu-ray shouldn't I?

  • March 31, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    i HATE that Family Guy episode!

    by tangcameo

    If you're going to parody Stephen King MOVIES, just say it. Don't say your parodying Stephen King novels. Lazy ass Seth McFarlane. *grumble grumble grumble*

  • March 31, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Ultimately it doesn't matter...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...if LisaB is a troll or not. Odds are good her comments made a few folks think about Stand By Me more than they would have otherwise. If they love the movie that certainly isn't a bad thing.

  • Ideas and beliefs and expressions of art/literature/film and television that were the norm 20 to 30 years ago are now labelled left-wing. The very fact that we have people labelling things left-wing makes me think we're at the start of a very slippery slope. Look at our world now. Thought is frowned upon. Turn on your tv and you're more likely to see entertainment that requires no thought (American Idol, The Voice, America's Got Talent, and a host of channels that once focused on arts, entertainment and history now focusing on pawn shops, the mentally ill, and bullshit ancient aliens) or, and forgive me for thinking left-wingedly, caring about your fellow man (every fucking reality competition show and shallow Kardashian-RealHousewives show). We are at such a level of ignorance and apathy and hostility and cynicism that I fear we'll pull the trigger on something, with great delight and self-righteousness, and not be able to stop.

  • BINGO.

  • March 31, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch the point where conservatives attack Muppets for portraying an oilman as evil I think we may be entering the end of the line for this iteration of the Birchers/Flat Earthers. I know you can never be too careful about that old Overton Window, but at this point the right wing noise machine has reached a point of self parody. Twenty or thirty years? By the new Fox News standard Stagecoach and It's a Wonderful Life would be pilloried as socialist propaganda for their portrayals of evil bankers stealing money from the 99%. Funny that you call LisaB a fascist, though. I have no idea whether LisaB is a boy or a girl but her sentence construction is very similar to that of a first generation Greek emigre I briefly dated when I was a kid and she was, in fact, a real live fascist. Her dad had been a member of some extreme right wing party (Christian Democrats's been more than twenty years) and she was a true believer. Didn't last long. She was smart and very nice looking and edumacation had not yet radicalized me to the extent I am today but even so she expressed opinions too vile for even a horny seventeen year old to endure.

  • March 31, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST

    lisab and killik, on the topic of friendship...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...I don't know how old either of you are but your sentiments on friendship seem to me to betray a lack of life experience. There are myriad reasons for best friends to grow apart. There are loves that gutter with the passage of time. As you live you grow, and ofttimes two people grow in different directions. There are events that can pull even the best of friends apart, not just tragedies but the ebb and flow of life's necessities. None of these things invalidate what went before.

  • March 31, 2012, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Ok I'm not sure if I used the correct term but...

    by tangcameo's come to a point where I wish some people would stop and truly listen to themselves and what they've been spouting for the last 10-15 years. And look around and see what society has become in that time period too. The cynicism, the unwarranted rage, the euphemized racism/sexism/homophobia, people demanding their right to hate their fellow person, the buzzwords, the painting of thought as bad, etc etc etc. I don't know if we're backsliding, watching our dark sides rage in a final dying gasp, or sliding further and further into some deliberate darkness.

  • March 31, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    The movie always reminded me of my group of best friends

    by tangcameo

    Who only stopped being my best friends because I moved away and didn't get to talk to them ever again. So I guess they still are my best friends. And for the record I was somewhere between Gordie and Vern. But we definitely had Teddy, named Eddie.

  • March 31, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    of my great friends, i met the last of them when i was 15. that's 1986 then. and to this day we are still great friends. we see each other quite regulary. even today i saw two of them. we meet every saturday, and for me it's the best part of the week. you know those great friends you had at high school who you though were your greatest friends and they completed you in ways not evne your close family can? i still have them, after 25 years of friendship. they are my most precious thing in the whole world. the epicurians of ancient grece believed that the most important thing in life was not welth, sucess or fame, but health and true friendship. i agree.

  • March 31, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST

    LisaB you stupid cunt.

    by FluffyUnbound

    It probably doesn't occur to you that equating violence and *bad language* as comparable harms proves that you're a moron and a worthless cunt. A nice shorthand way of knowing if someone's insights into issues will be completely worthless? Check their attitude about cursing. You're really extraordinarily brittle and neurotic. Try to realize: if you're really, really upset about the word *fuck*, it's actually all in your head. The trick is not caring.

  • March 31, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Depressing as fuck - but great movie

    by fat_rancor_keeper


  • March 31, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    River sure looks like a young Harrison Ford there

    by HapaPapa72

    Even more so than Last Crusade.

  • March 31, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    lisab is a penis swinging troll

    by Jeremy Jar Binks

    FACT! S/he is only a cancer when you respond to him/er/it. I know, so am I... part of the problem

  • March 31, 2012, 11:44 p.m. CST

    when you sink to lisab's level or lower...

    by tangcameo

    ...then yes you're not helping. Honestly, personally, I think this right wing swing could've got nipped in the bud a while back but those against it started fighting fire with fire would help, instead of just standing back and let them burn out on their own or just letting them show what extremist fools they've been. Although the internet didn't help. I could start my own cult on here if I wanted to and find unquestioning followers.

  • Didn't see an episode of Have Gun Will Travel until 2008.

  • April 1, 2012, 6:25 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    with due respect, go fuck yourself. thank you very much. the irony is that i nearly got this close to be born in USA. but i would had been born and raised in New Jersey. talk about being raised in hell! i actually got it easy.

  • April 1, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    The Body

    by Hemi23

    As a teen I was a huge King fan and when I qwould mention to friends that Stand by me was based on Stephen King's short story 'The Body' I had to actually bring the damn book to school to prove it. Used to get my goat so much. Funny though that as I got older I slowly went off King. The only novel I've considered reading since about 1992 is 'Black House' as 'The Talisman' was one of my favourites but I have always been woried that it would spoil my memories of The Talisman. Anyone reccomend it? Also I always thought his short stories were way better than his novels, he had a propensity to overdescribe things so in the short stoies it got to the point and you didn't have to read what colour the wallpaer was, the placement of an ashtray and a million other pointless details.

  • April 1, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Where is....

    by BooCocky

    Skrillex's MacBook?

  • April 1, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Re: dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    by SK229

    That post brought tears to my eyes. My wife is weeks away from giving birth to our first child, so maybe that also has something to do with it, too, just realizing that now I'll have a daughter with her own memories and (mis)adventures growing up. But I swear, the best thing facebook ever did for me was reunite me with the group of friends from that same age, that I also happened to grow up with before moving far away in 8th grade for one night. Was like something out of a John Hughes movie... except it was real! The amazing thing was how, in our early 30's, everything fell RIGHT back into place, even with people having kids, wives, and in some cases, DECADES since we'd seen each other. Rose colored glasses for sure, but damn if we didn't just have so many fun little adventures building forts, riding bikes, watching all those 80's movies (remember my dad taking my best friend at the time and I to see Ghostbusters as soon as we got home those last weeks of school that year), and dealing with the constantly shifting alliances that seem so important at that age.

  • April 2, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Love this flick! Lard-Ass story should have been cut...

    by ZodNotGod

    I saw this film when I was 14 in 1986 and it beat me down, kicked me in the gut and owned my sorry ass. I adore this film and find that I can identify with all four boys. I am/was all four of these kids. • Gordy was the shy, talented one. • Teddy was the insecure one • Chris was the rebellious one • Vern was the stupid one. I had all those qualities at some point of my growing up and this film, spot on nails those male beats. The film is very much male; it has a male sensibility and knows how young boys speak and what they feel. Yes, young boys find farting, puking, and shitting, funny. That’s why they are KIDS! The great thing about this flick is that it moves beyond their likes or their crushes on a female classmate, it examines their hearts and reveals a powerful set of emotions I had never seen in a movie before starring kids. Emotions that felt real, honest, and full of fear, hope, vulnerability and humor. I became a River fan after this, his performance is one of the most heartbreaking ever put on film; you know he's doomed, but he tries so hard not to be. Ironic, today since he too was fated to die young. My only problem with the film is that it’s too short. The best of all of King's adaptions, and the novella, my favorite of all of King’s stories, had such a wealth of background for Chambers and his rotten family. Even though I hated his family, I wanted the film to let us meet that deadbeat father and his evil bastard brothers, (in the their home life) I just wish the film had spent more time with Chris and his plight as he had a lot of crap to deal with, would have made the perfect scene when he breaks down to Gordy all the better. I still think, the initial set-up would make a for a fantastic television series; after they bid their goodbyes at the end of the film, the series could start off with Gordy and Chris taking the college courses and Chris fighting to survive his shitburg family. I've known kids like CHris, I am related to a guy like Chris who had everything going against him. How can a period film not age well? That’s the dumbest remark I’ve ever heard. Learn to read, fuck holes! Who can dislike this film? An idiot, soulless freaks is my guess.