Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Who's Cary Grant?

Last week, I sat down to play an amusing game of Apples to Apples with a few of my roommates. We always play by putting down the most hilarious red cards that don't even match the green adjective cards. The word was repulsive. I don't exactly remember what I put down, but I remember seeing that someone had put down the Cary Grant card. Nobody laughed: it was a lame card (definitely not like putting down Helen Keller when the word is visionary). The girl who put it down laughed and said "I have no idea who that is!" I simply couldn't believe it because 1) Cary Grant=HOT and 2) Who doesn't know who Cary Grant is? I can understand people not knowing who Carole Lombard or William Powell are. But Cary Grant! It just goes to show how little my generation cares about classic films and why I feel I need to write this blog....because there are still people out there keeping the memory of Cary Grant alive.


Raquelle said...

Oh geez. How could that person not know who Cary Grant is? He's not just a movie star, he's an icon. But you'd be surprised to find how many young people enjoy classic films. You'd think they are not out there, but in my blogging journey I've discovered many.

I love playing Apples to Apples, although I always stink at it because I never come up with clever choices!

Wendymoon said...

Shocking! And yet, not. I too have run into a lot of people with no idea of how wonderful classic movies are. Let's keep the love for them alive!

Nicole said...

That's sort of sad, Cary Grant is an icon just like Raquelle said. It's hard for me to find young people that like classic films, the minute I start talking about one they look at me all confused.

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

Years ago in college, I was in a music appreciation class and I was the only one who knew who Bing Crosby was! Bing Crosby!

BTW, big Cary Grant (and Ginger Rogers) fan here....the man could do no wrong.