Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Challenge: Near Your Town

(This post is part of the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge. You can find links to other writers' answers over at Long and Short Reviews.)

Prompt: Book/Movie/TV Show set in or near your town

This may actually be the easiest prompt so far. 

I had a friend in school who went by his initials, RJ, and right around middle school there was a months-long period where he got very tired of people asking him, "So... who shot RJ?" (If you don't get it, don't worry -- it just means you aren't old enough.) Neither of us actually watched the show, mind you, but back in the mid-eighties it was... inescapable.

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  1. Oh, that is too funny! Did you ever go back and watch Dallas as an adult?

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    1. I never did. At this point, I don't think I could - not because of the show, but because apparently I've lost my ability to watch more than a couple of episodes of any kind of serial.

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  2. My step-dad had a bumper sticker that said "I Shot JR"... ah, the good old days...

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  3. I never watched it, but my sisters were fans, while living in England.

    If we're talking about where I live now, the obvious shows/movies are It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Story, and the Rocky movies. Trading Places also spent a lot of time in Philadelphia.

    If we're talking about where I grew up, well, the first thing that I think of is the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels which are set in and around St. Louis, MO.

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    1. Oh, I haven't thought about the Anita Blake books in years. I should go back and take another look at them.

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  4. Iconic, really. Who shot RJ? Very funny.

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    1. As with many jokes, it was funny the first dozen or so times. After that... not so much!

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