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Question: What did it say on the bench in the garden they climbed over the fence for?

Chosen answer: "For June who loved this garden - from Joseph who always sat beside her." And below that, "June Wetherby 1917-1992" with a picture of a three leaf clover underneath. Upon seeing the inscription, Julia Roberts comments, "some people *do* spend their whole lives together."

Michael Albert

Question: Are those ski trails on the mountains at the beginning of True Grit?

Chosen answer: The mountain in the background appears to have two vertical grooves down the surface facing the camera. Those grooves are far too wide to be ski trails. They are simply a natural part of the mountain. Mountains are subjected, over hundreds of thousands of years, to a variety of natural forces, such as wind erosion, water erosion, tectonic shifts and earthquakes, just to name a few. These cause mountains to have irregular shapes, and irregular surfaces.

Michael Albert

Question: Why did Jay look like she was going to swim out to the boys on the boat to have sex with them if it turned out she never did?

Chosen answer: The scene was meant to show that Jay was seriously considering having sex with a stranger and passing the curse on, as she was told to do. At the last minute she changed her mind, presumably due to guilt.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Was it John's intention to get Wild Bill killed when he made Percy lose his mind?

raph

Chosen answer: It would appear so. He even says "I punished those bad men."

Jason Hoffman

Question: What kind of car did Ashton Kutcher borrow from his friend at the end of the movie?

Question: Why didn't Stacker Pentecost yell at or punish Chuck for being a jerk to his adopted daughter Mako?

Chosen answer: Mostly because he's trying to maintain a professional distance between him and Mako. That aside, it's not unlikely that he can trust Herc to take care of that, and it really were Raleigh and Mako that needed yelling at first.

Friso94

Question: How are Jaeger pilots grounded by Stacker Pentecost? They're not children and he is not their father.

Chosen answer: Because he is their commanding officer and he makes a strategical call: he thinks Raleigh and Mako are unfit for combat. As for the whole 'grounding', that is a phrase that most likely stems from the Air Force. If a pilot is punished by not letting him fly, he is grounded.

Friso94

Question: After Kingsley gives Harry the Daily Prophet, is it Sirius or Arthur who says Fudge is attacking Dumbledore as well?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Its Sirius. You can see Lupin nodding at Sirius as he says it.

lionhead

Question: In the Sabbath backstage scene when Stillwater is leaving, is that the band manager played by Jimmy Fallon following the band out, before he was introduced as their manager in the timeline?

Question: Can someone please explain the scene where Bond says something is "As bad as listening to The Beatles without earmuffs?" Were The Beatles unpopular in 1964, or is Bond just a snob?

raph

Chosen answer: The Beatles were wildly popular with the youngsters of the time and not so with the older generation, of which Bond is part. Obviously, Bond's comment shows the Beatles were not to everyone's taste in music, especially his. And it was a good line for comic relief.

Scott215

Question: At Whitecap bay, Barbossa says: "I cannot! Ever walk on the beach, look back, and see your footsteps in the sand? It's like that except the footsteps lie before me." Then a sailor says: "Footstep, actually." What does the sailor mean? How is that grammatically incorrect?

Chosen answer: It isn't a grammatical correction. He's pointing out that Barbossa only has one foot.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Is License To Kill the first Bond movie that isn't based on a novel or short story?

raph

Chosen answer: "License to Kill" is partly based on the novel "Live and Let Die" and the short story "Hilderbrand Rarity". However, it is the first Bond film not titled after a book. While "The Spy Who Loved Me" shares its name with a book, it was the first Bond film not based on a book (though subsequently, there was a novelization of the film.) "Goldeneye" is the first film not based on a book AND not titled after a book.

Question: When Silva blew up M's office, was he trying to kill her, or just send a message?

raph

Chosen answer: Send a message. He knew she was out of her office and wanted her to see it.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: When Riff-Raff and Magenta interrupt Frank-N-Furter's floor show, Riff-Raff says that Frank's mission was a failure. What exactly was the mission?

Chosen answer: It has never been expressly stated, though many theories exist, the primary one being that Frank and the others were sent to Earth simply to experiment on human life and possibly reproduce it (Frank is a scientist, they have a lab, he creates Rocky etc.) and to test their technology on humans. This would require a level of covertness, which Frank disregards by flaunting his hedonistic lifestyle, and thus could have been seen as a failure.

Purple_Girl

Question: In 'Razzle Dazzle', Billy holds up a hand signal to the judge and he allows his objection. What is the hand signal?

Chosen answer: The shots are actually unrelated. Billy objects, it is sustained, and the prosecuting attorney expresses outrage that he hasn't even asked a question to object to yet. This is meant to humorously demonstrate how effective Billy is as a defense attorney. Then we see Billy cross-examining a witness who claimed to have seen something. Billy holds up three fingers, Razzle Dazzle Billy switches the gesture to a thumb then back to the three fingers, and the witness is unable to state how many fingers Billy is holding up. This indicates her eyesight is poor and therefore her testimony untrustworthy. But the two displays are only related insofar as they occur during the same trial, otherwise they have nothing to do with one another.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Who is the man in the military uniform who is going to introduce Wonder Woman to the president? I also noticed him in the end while the Justice League is being presented to the people, where Wonder Woman and Superman are talking and the man in the military uniform walks away as if he were jealous or just bothered about something. Is he suppose to be a very well known character?

Nayla628411

Chosen answer: He's Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman's liaison. In the comics and some other shows he's the primary love interest of Wonder Woman.

Bishop73

Question: Why did Del say Mr Jingles is going to make him rich when he gets out? Does he understand the concept of death row?

raph

Chosen answer: Del (like every other prisoner on death row) was hoping for a last-minute pardon from the Governor or some sort of stay of execution from a court. The chance of that was slim to none, but they can always hope.

Scott215

Question: Why did Paul run outside when he had a urinary tract infection instead of to the toilet?

raph

Chosen answer: He WAS heading for the toilet. He and his wife had an outhouse instead of an indoor bathroom.

Scott215

Question: When the guards are talking to Percy in the restraint room, Paul says he knows he sabotaged Del's execution. Why did he let him get away with it?

raph

Chosen answer: Percy's aunt is married to the state Governor, giving Percy powerful connections. All it would take is one phone call from Percy and Paul and the other guards could lose their jobs and if Percy wanted to, never find jobs again. Something Paul or his friends didn't want to happen.

Question: Why didn't Victor scream for help? He was held captive in a populated apartment. If he had screamed for help while John Doe was away, eventually someone would have called the police. None of the photos show him with a gag in his mouth, either - not even the first one, which was shown in the film.

Chosen answer: It's reasonable to assume John kept him gagged until he was too weak to call out. He would've removed the gag for the pictures.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: Victor chewed off his own tongue, and the doctor states that they found a wide variety of drugs in his system. Perhaps before his tongue was gone, he was not coherent enough to cry out because of all the drugs in his system.

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