Learning from Movies: Tremors

Posted on February 7, 2011


  • Everybody uses rock-paper-scissors
  • You’ve got to plan ahead. You’ve got to take the long view.
  • If you worry too much, you’ll have a heart attack before you have a chance to survive world war 3.
  • When somebody offers free beer, it may be too late.
  • Pay attention. If it seems like there’s a higher force at work, you better think about the consequences of your decisions.
  • Animals’ senses are different from ours. If your pets get spooked, then pay attention.
    • By the same token, don’t assume that what would hide you from a human will protect you from the animal that’s hunting you.
  • You shouldn’t assume the dead ones smell worse than the living ones.
  • Running is not a plan. Running is what you do when a plan fails.
  • You’re going to be sorry if you don’t give it a name.
  • It doesn’t matter where they came from.
  • You don’t know how it works.
  • Community, and communication, save us when disaster strikes.
  • Sometimes “getting away from it all” is more dangerous than you think.
  • Sometimes “the simpler life” is more complex than you think.
  • Sometimes the paranoid people are the best prepared to save your skin.
    • Well, I guess we don’t get to make fun of Burt’s lifestyle anymore.
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