Words of Wisdom, From a Guy That Doesn't Know A Whole Lot.
June 30, 2009 9:52 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for cliches and stereotypes from movies and television about weddings, marriage, home ownership, raising children...
posted by backseatpilot to Society & Culture (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
As best man at my younger brother's wedding, I have to give a speech at the reception. I've decided on a theme: "things your older brother is responsible for teaching you, except you've gone and done it before him". Brother is getting married, they bought a house, and I fully expect him to have children soon; I have done none of these things.
So, for part of the speech, I plan on imparting some life lessons to him and his bride. Having never done any of the things that I need to be teaching him about, I plan to take all of these "life lessons" from popular movies and television. I'm looking for some cliches and stereotypes that fit the bill. Think of the "Things I Learned From the Movies" list that was very popular back in the early days of the internet, e.g. "Every trip to the grocery store always includes at least two loaves of French bread". I want things like that, applied to marriage, owning a home, and children (and anything else that fits within the theme).
If you have still photos that exemplify the cliche, I'd love to see those. There will be PowerPoint.