Tonight, The Guy and I popped in Iron Man and started to watch. The Guy was in the other room puting something away as the beginning credits rolled. I became very excited when I recognized an actor that I love and tried to tell The Guy who it was.
me: Hey! The Bridges actor that I love is in this. Um, what's his name? The sexy one? Beau? No, that's the chubby one. Lloyd? No, that's not it. Jeff! Jeff. Jeff Bridges is in this.
The Guy: Who? I didn't see him.
me: Jeff Bridges. You know, "The Dude".
The Guy: ---- [blank look]
me: The Dude. The Big Lebowski? The Dude.
The Guy: I have no idea who you are talking about.
me: Seriously? The Dude. Come on. Everyone knows The Dude.
The Guy: I've heard of it.
me: Heard of it? HEARD OF IT????? Every guy I know quotes from The Big Lebowski. It's like the freaking Godfather. For crying out loud, heard of it.
me: How can you not have seen The Big Lebowski?? I don't understand.
The Guy: You have to remember I have only watched 10% of the movies you have seen.
me: Still. It's a cultural icon.
The Guy: Really? Can you tell me what engine that is right there? [points to the screen]
me: No. But that is so not the same thing.
The Guy: How can you not know that? It's a cultural icon. [now he's mocking me, see how he does that?]
me: Shut up. It's not the same thing.
me: I can't believe you've never seen it...