When I’m Right and You’re Wrong

He still hasn’t learned, I keep hoping one day it will sink in but alas it has not. I’ve tried to explain to him that I am the movie guru and I have an abundance of movie knowledge. Nothing useful in everyday life but I tend to remember obscure stuff like some minor character in some movie that nobody else saw like 15 years ago.

Of course every time he thinks he recognizes some guy in some movie he becomes adamant he knows who it is and what he was in. 99.999% of the time he’s wrong and I’m right but that never stops him. Like last night:

Him: What was that Holocaust movie with that guy and that kid?
Me: Jacob the Liar?
Him: Yeah, it had Adam Brody in it.
Me: You mean Adrian Brody?
Him: Yeah!
Me: You mean The Pianist?
Him: No, Jacob the Liar.
Me: I think that had Robin Williams in it.
Him: No, that guy with the nose.
Me: That’s The Pianist!!! That’s not what you are talking about!
*As usual I go and look it up on imdb.com and show him The Pianist and Jacob the Liar and that he’s wrong
Him: You know, that guy with the nose he was playing games with his son.
Me: *sigh/rolleyes/groan* You’re talking about Life is Beautiful.
Him: Does that have Adam Brody in it?

I still have to have faith he’ll learn someday, he will…right?

  1. Jade

    November 20, 2008 at 9:48 am

    See, you are like my friend. He’s that way with movies and music and quite frankly, I will never get it right! lol He eye rolls at me too….

  2. H.

    November 20, 2008 at 10:01 am

    No. He won’t. He’s a man. Men are incapable of learning life skills beyond sixth grade. 😀

  3. gemini

    November 20, 2008 at 10:36 am

    I just have to let you know that I was there during this instance… and it is soo amusing to see the dynamics of his head and how it works… HAHA

    I couldn’t stop laughing… Maybe he has to know you longer in order to admit that he knows nothing of the Film world and to accept that you do… Kind of like I did Years ago… HAHA :bow:

    (although I think that Heather is right… he is a guy he will never admit it… haha) :lmao:

  4. Amanda

    November 20, 2008 at 10:45 am

    I agree with Heather

    I used to work at Blockbuster and I’d have this conversation with strangers at least five times a day.

  5. Robin

    November 20, 2008 at 10:50 am

    @Jade – I’m only that way when someone pushes something that I KNOW is wrong, otherwise I just correct them and let it go.
    @H. – Yes, that is true. He is so smart about so many things and I believe everything he tells me, why can’t he just accept the stuff I know?
    @B – Too hard maybe.
    @gemini – You don’t usually push things like he does, if you are wrong I’ll just correct you but he won’t let it go and is so SURE he’s right :banghead:
    @Amanda – We should start a business, a site people can come to for movie help. Although I’d need people who know answers to like Star Trek and Twilight.

  6. Avitable

    November 20, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I thought he was the one who knew all of the trivia? :avi:

  7. H.

    November 20, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Men can be extremely intelligent about certain things. My man is. But, they’re men and their intelligence is selective AND, like I said, they’re life skills don’t mature any further than the sixth grade. That is why they need us women!! 😀

  8. metalmom

    November 20, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    I likewise have a head full of obscure movie trivia.

    Hubs, however knows alot about….umm….wait, I’ll think of it….ummm…

    Shit. :dunno:

  9. Robin

    November 20, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    @Avitable – He’s got Jeopardy trivia or rather a walking talking encyclopedia. I just know the movie trivia or not even that, just completely useless information that never does me any good other than being right with my husband.
    @H. – Damn straight!
    @metalmom – Maybe it’s a chick thing…

  10. Gwen

    November 20, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    The only person who ever can ever beat me at movie trivia is my brother, but we’re pretty evenly matched and yet his girlfriend STILL hasn’t figured this out. Most memorably was when my brother called and asked “Who directed batman?” I asked him to repeat the question because I think my brother is the only person who loves batman more than me and the only person who loves Tim Burton (almost) as much as I do.
    “Tim Burton.”
    He burst out laughing and tells me to tell her. He hands the phone to her and I repeat my answer.
    “Damit!” and I can hear my brother laughing and yelling “I told you so!”
    “Julie,” I said. “For the love of God, don’t ever argue movies with my brother. You’ll never ever win.”
    She still tries tho. It’s almost cute.


  11. Robin

    November 21, 2008 at 8:57 am

    @Gwen – I’m starting to think it’s a little game they play, maybe because it annoys the shit out of me.

    Oh and you should know Manly Man ADORES Tim Burton and Edward Gory…obsessed. He saw Sweeney Todd the other day and couldn’t stop talking about it. So cute.

  12. Gwen

    November 21, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I knew there was a reason I liked him.


  13. Robin

    November 21, 2008 at 10:28 am

    @Gwen – Back when we celebrated the holidays I used to get him something Gorey every year, he has quite a collection.

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