Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Famous Objects from Classic Movies

WARNING: MAJOR TIME SUCK AHEAD. Last week we got another email directing us to a website that features a fun little game for movie fans. We thought, "Why not give it a whirl?" Forty-five minutes later we came up for air.

FamousObjectsFromClassicMovies.com seems simple enough and at first glance does not sound all that engaging. An image is displayed on the screen that represents a famous film. Sometimes the image is quite obvious like the Volkswagon bus from Little Miss Sunshine. Other times is it much more obscure, representing a prop in one scene, like the sledgehammer from Misery.

But the clincher for us, is that game play is similar to Hangman (a childhood favorite) where each letter in the title is represented by a dash. Then as you type in your alphabetical guesses, the letters appear in the correct slot. If you miss three letters, you lose that round.

So far we've gone through 75 titles and correctly guessed 50 of them. Can you beat our score? Just remember, you might want to set the alarm clock on your iPhone or have a friend come over at a designated time and bodily remove you from your desk. Otherwise you could be there for a while.

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