I confess and very proud to say that I haven't seen Top Gun, E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind and like the earlier respondent I haven't listened to ELP (or is it ELO), never attended an opera though I have endured a ballet with a female acquaintance once -- and that was once too many!
Why would you be proud not to have seen Top Gun?
I haven't seen it either. Came out when I was splitting up with my first true love, so "Take my breath away" still brings back bad memories..
Plus, I'm sure it'd be a god awful film too.
Something that I've never tried, and never will, and most people love, is bacon.
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Don't really see how you can form the opinion that you are "proud" when you have not actually seen the said films.
I am keen on eating offal. Kidney, liver and heart are my limit though.
I have also eaten black pudding and fresh (made on the premises) f-aggots* from our butcher. (Covered in some membrane or other from the inside of a pig.) Delicious with onion gravy.
But I have neven eaten tripe or brains or trotters. Odd that I can be 'squeamish' about some things but not, say, a nice stuffed heart or fried liver and onions.
I am told that calves brains are delicious but I know I am never even going to try them.
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Chebby, if you fancy doing offal in style, I can highly recommend a visit to the St John in Smithfield in London. It's been rated as one of the top restaurants in the world, so isn't stupidly expensive for that. Food is great, as is the wine, and it's got a very relaxed atmosphere.
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Not seen a James Bond film, Terminator, Matrix, Robocop.... and I'm a film fanatic.
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I find that a little hard to believe, I don't think it's possible to grow up in this country without seeing a Bond film on TV at some point in your life.
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Not seen Star Wars, lot of the 70s music the OP mentions and Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.
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Great radio show, except when they get someone on who loves everything (sorry Evelyn, I do like you but it was a dull show...), anyway it got me thinking about what popular things people have never got round to experiencing.
Music: I've made a joke of this a couple of times in the last week or so that nobody picked up on but - I've never heard Dark Side of the Moon (half the forum falls off their chairs). Or in fact Wish You Were Here (although I got snatches of it from the BBC Four program the other night) or ANY Pink Floyd, other than Another Brick in the Wall, none of it. I wouldn't recognise a Floyd song on the radio. Come to think of it that whole era has passed me by completely, Jethro Tull, no idea, ELP, not a clue, I only listen to a Black Sabbath album for the first time two weeks ago (Sabbath Bloody Sabbath on 2009 vinyl re-issue, pretty good).
Cinema: I've never seen Psycho. I feel like I have, just because "that" scene gets shown so often but I haven't. I actually haven't seen a number of cinema's "Classics", again mostly from the 70s, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist etc. I haven't seen any Friday the 13th or Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street (not saying they're classics but you couldn't move for people talking about them when I was at school).
So, how about you, what's the thing that everyone raves about that you've never seen or listened to?
Never seen The Godfather.
Don't be silly, you can see them in any supermarket!
I don't think I've watched any of them all the way through, I've seen bits, presumably when they've been on TV but always given up after five minutes and flicked over. I guess it would help if I saw them from the beginning though...
I hadn't thought about TV shows, good point. Never seen a single episode of the Sopranos as it happens.
It's not going to happen any time soon, I don't get a lot of TV time.
Or that one!
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