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Much to my amazement, the answer probably is Grease. When I was young, a friend and I had an unnatural fascination with the movie. It is also the only movie I have ever sneaked into a theater to see. I believe I have seen the film fifteen times. Thirteen of those times were before I was ten. As an adult, I don't understand what my fascination was, although it is a solid and surprisingly complicated movie.

The Dark Crystal might actually hold the record, but I never counted the times I have seen it. There are points where the movie gets a bit slow, but over all, I could see this one another dozen times easily.

Other contenders are When Harry Met Sally, The Blues Brothers and Harold and Maude.
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Much to my amazement, the answer probably is Grease. When I was young, a friend and I had an unnatural fascination with the movie. It is also the only movie I have ever sneaked into a theater to see. I believe I have seen the film fifteen times. Thirteen of those times were before I was ten. As an adult, I don't understand what my fascination was, although it is a solid and surprisingly complicated movie.

The Dark Crystal might actually hold the record, but I never counted the times I have seen it. There are points where the movie gets a bit slow, but over all, I could see this one another dozen times easily.

Other contenders are When Harry Met Sally, The Blues Brothers and Harold and Maude.
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So, this brings up one of my many anecdotes. While I was living abroad in the Czech Republic, I went out to have lunch and as is the custom, decided to order a beer. I glanced at the beer sizes and noticed they came in Musky .5L, Zensky .3L, and Detsky .1L. Thinking nothing of the category, I ordered a Musky and then looked again, and laughed - The sizes were men's, women's and kids'.

This sort of thing had become standard while I was living there. For the average Czech, beer is like air, and more common than water.

While I do acknowledge that alcoholism is a problem there, the general attitude towards alcohol seems a bit healthier. Really, the illegality of alcohol does not impede binge drinking or experimentation. I think the drinking age should be lower and alcohol should be demystified.

I always offer my kids beer when we have dinner and my wife asks me if I would let them have one if they wanted. My answer is, "One? Sure. A six pack and we have a problem, but one is a reasonable thing to request."
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So, this brings up one of my many anecdotes. While I was living abroad in the Czech Republic, I went out to have lunch and as is the custom, decided to order a beer. I glanced at the beer sizes and noticed they came in Musky .5L, Zensky .3L, and Detsky .1L. Thinking nothing of the category, I ordered a Musky and then looked again, and laughed - The sizes were men's, women's and kids'.

This sort of thing had become standard while I was living there. For the average Czech, beer is like air, and more common than water.

While I do acknowledge that alcoholism is a problem there, the general attitude towards alcohol seems a bit healthier. Really, the illegality of alcohol does not impede binge drinking or experimentation. I think the drinking age should be lower and alcohol should be demystified.

I always offer my kids beer when we have dinner and my wife asks me if I would let them have one if they wanted. My answer is, "One? Sure. A six pack and we have a problem, but one is a reasonable thing to request."

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