Except. EXCEPT. I might use the IMDb app even more than any other. And even if I write about my most used websites, IMDb is RIGHT UP THERE.
You guys. Do you remember when IMDb didn’t exist? NEITHER DO I. Not really. I don’t think I became aware of it until college. Before I even knew it existed, my goal was to become a living, breathing IMDb, so when I stumbled upon it during one magical web journey, it was like I’d discovered The Holy Grail. Or opened The Ark of the Covenant, only instead of melting my face off, it EXPLODED MY BRAIN WITH MOVIE KNOWLEDGE.
Like most college students, I spent an inordinate amount of time watching movies with my friends. And, oftentimes, while watching these movies, someone would say, "Who is that guy?" and I’d be all, "Joshua Jackson," and they’d be like, "What else has he been in?" and I’d be all, "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005045/" because back then I spoke in URL only.
Note: these were the days that Joshua Jackson was on Dawson’s Creek, but apparently none of my friends watched that? I don’t know. And, yeah, we were watching Urban Legend DON’T JUDGE ME. All I remember is everyone was super excited to learn that Pacey was also Charlie Conway from The Mighty Ducks, which they would have known if, like me, they’d spent most of their tween years reading BOP magazine.
Anyway, IMDb only made me more obnoxious. If, for some reason, I blanked on an actor’s name or why he looked familiar, I could go straight to IMDb and my curiosity was instantly satisfied. (Hey It’s That Guy helped, too.) What did people do before they could look up any piece of information whenever they wanted? Just NOT KNOW STUFF? THE HORROR.
After I got a smartphone, I immediately downloaded the IMDb app. Now when Joe and I watch movies together, I can look up the movie as we’re watching it (not in the movie theater, though, I’m not a complete asshole...only partial) and astound him with trivia about the movie, which he hates because he likes to look up trivia only after the movie is over. Me? I don’t even care if I get spoilered, I just like to know everything first.
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