HG´s Christmas Captives – Harry Lime


We continue to see a spirited discussion surrounding Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and submissions may continue until the delivering of verdicts on Christmas Day. However, now entering the dock is Harry Lime. We are not concerned with the Harry Lime of The Third Man, but instead the memorable character from Home Alone and Home Alone 2 (Christmas films second only to Die Hard). 

Is Harry a narcissist, narcissistic, normal or empath? Let’s have the summary of information for Harold “Harry” Lime and then your submissions and arguments can commence ahead of voting


One half of The Wet Bandits and one half of The Sticky Bandits

Redistributor of wealth in Chicago suburbs and a New York toystore

Carer of the Intellectually Hampered Marvin “Marv” Merchants

Taunts Kevin McAllister

Police officer impersonator

Exhibits cunning

Known to be hotheaded (literally)

Home lighting system analyst

Lives in the “oh-Kay Plumbing and Heating Van”

Obsessed with shiny items – his gold tooth, residents jewellery and “The Silver Tuna”

Regards Marv´s habit of turning on the faucets in the houses they visit as “sick”

Dislikes children “Kids are stupid”

Has an 8 year old as his nemesis

Surprisingly durable to physical violence

What is Harry Lime?

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146 thoughts on “HG´s Christmas Captives – Harry Lime

  1. AnneB says:

    John Cusack is very attractive!. Probably an N…

  2. Bubbles 🍾 says:

    Dear Mr Tudor,
    There was no voting opportunity on this page !
    Thanking you
    Luv Bubbles 😘

    1. HG Tudor says:

      There is now.

      1. Bubbles 🍾 says:

        Dear Mr Tudor,
        Thank you boss ! All good now !
        Luv Bubbles xx 😘

  3. SMH says:

    No idea who Harry Lime is and am wondering if hahaha is better than lol (or if lol is better than LOL)

    1. AnneB says:

      SMH, I often worry about hahaha, I want to use it but it often seems, with people who you don’t know well (in the digital sense) that it sounds sarcastic or something when in print digital. Truly, to denote genuine open laughter, appreciative laughter, the relevant emoticon really does work, but for reasons I cannot fully understand I refuse to use these too.

      1. AnneB says:

        And as NA, has pointed out, when she uses laughoutloud she feels sometimes like it is incorrect because she is not laughing out loud, but smiling inwardly or appreciating the humour with an unloud laugh. I think H.G. was correct when he said that it is used in a passive aggressive way, but that is only sometimes. I see it more often used to denote a more self deprecatory laugh at oneself, as a smile which in real life communicates something along the lines of “what I am saying is said in wit, I am laughing with you, not at you or I am also laughing at my own part in this”. I’m sure that makes little sense (laughoutloud). I see what NA means. it seems that it does not often mean what it actually denotes. Probably that other one Iam laughingmyassoff or rollingongroundlaughing is actually closer to meaning having a loud, hearty laugh about something.

        What an effing diatribe, hey (here I could put ? to end my comment or laughoutloud – and each would convey a distinct meaning). But this is one more moment in my day where NC in total fullness has been maintained. so I am feeling content!

        1. Mercy says:

          AnneB, since we’re putting aside solving world hunger and peace to figure out the meaning of lol and haha, I’ll put my 2 cents in. I’ve never used lol. It’s always been haha for me. Usually the haha is inserted when I’m conveying humor. Sometimes my humor comes off as sarcastic so the haha needs to be there in case I’m taken seriously. If I give a haha it’s because I’m amused by what Ive read. If I give a hahaha I actually laughed. Sometimes I’ll say “I literally LOL at your comment” LOL is used too often and how many people do you actually see staring at their phones laughing out loud? I rarely use emojis but again, my humor is sarcastic so I’ll insert one once in awhile. I love bitmojis! I wish I could only speak in bitmoji.

          Congrats on another day NC. I’m right there with you. Let’s treat ourselves to a narc free holiday. It’s the best gift we can give ourselves.

          1. AnneB says:

            Mercy, I use hahaha too (or variant), with ! to try and deal with fear of misread of sarcasm.
            Back to solving world peace…

            My NC is exclusively centred on ‘though crime’ at present whilst avoiding relapse to social media spying. Even writing that is dangerous. Yep, N free holiday, N free life! Have a lovely Xmas.

          2. Mercy says:

            AnneB, Thank you and you have a Merry Christmas as well (stay off social media!!)

        2. FYC says:

          Hi AnneB, I have never used lol passive aggressively. When I have used it, it is because I actually did lol, sometimes heartily sometime softly, but lol nonetheless. I often lol when reading the humor here on the blog, then go share it with others. Laughing is literally good for your health, whether inward or outward. Humor is one of the many aspects of this blog that I truly enjoy and appreciate. As for passive aggressive, I have no use for that. I am direct. When so compelled, you will hear from me.

          1. AnneB says:

            Hey FYC, I agree, laughter is one of the best medicines. I laugh often at some of the comments here and also when reading some of the articles, H.G. is very dry at times!. I also enjoy it if others express amusement with comments I make that are intended that way. I think I will just continue using forms of hahaha. I’m sure you have no use for PA behaviour FYC, either in cyber or real life! I hope you did not think I was implying that about you or anyone else here. I was commenting more about the meta use of that acronym, as it is not a straight initialisation so I guess its meaning/s are still evolving. That sort interests me, I have an analytical bent, not to mention keeping me from committing thought crime aka thinking about ex.

          2. FYC says:

            Hi AnneB, No, I did not think you were intimating I am PA. I just spoke up because I use lol on occasion and if others do too, I might be speaking for them. I abhor insincerity. I have no problem with any sincere expression.

            AnneB, I am thrilled with your NC regime. If you ever need help passing the time analyzing anything, I am here for you. I am analytical by nature too. Pick a topic and I’ll serve you up something complex to consider so you won’t think of that person for days. Keep up the good work, we are all pulling for you.

          3. Mercy says:

            AnneB, FYC is stating the truth! She’s always giving me things to think about.

          4. FYC says:

            Haha Mercy, likewise.

    2. K says:

      I thought LOL was mainly used for brevity but I have seen it used by someone recently, who I suspect is a narcissist, in a passive aggressive way. My children informed me that “ha ha ha” was incorrect so I have switched to “hahahahaha..”

      1. AnneB says:

        K, did your kids explain the diff between “ha ha ha” and “hahahaha”? Is the first even a…thing? I could talk about this all night…hahaha!….right?

        1. K says:

          Hahahaha…honestly, I had no idea it was a thing. I googled it and, apparently, it is a big thing because there is an etiquette about laughter, how to write it and what it means. This whole time I have been sarcastic without even knowing it! Oops!

          1. AnneB says:

            K, I nod. There have been times (not here) where I have been sarcastic and known it only after the event via the response.

          2. K says:

            I was mortified after reading the lexicon for text/online laughter. I was like: Oh, shit! I have been sarcastic the whole time!!!

      2. Mercy says:

        Haha K!

        1. Mercy says:

          Kids keep it real for us

          1. Notme! says:

            I’m informed Abahahaha! Is a REAL laugh. Whereas haha is ‘ah yeah sort of funny’, ha ha ha is sarcastic, no emotion (best for narcs maybe?) Lol – passe

          2. K says:

            I had no idea that “ha ha ha” was sarcastic until I googled it! So if I offended anyone, I am truly sorry!

          3. SMH says:

            Mercy, K, AnneB, FYC, Hmmm. I use lol (read somewhere that LOL is too aggressive!) when I really have laughed out loud. I use haha when I remember that lol is not cool anymore. And I use a smiley face for a lighter touch. I can see how HG would believe that using your words to convey your feelings is more sophisticated, but I don’t think I am passive aggressive. Just lazy. Ha! Plus I think that it’s too easy to misunderstand the written word by striking the wrong tone, so I use all of those for clarity as well.

          4. K says:

            When texting, I understand the use of acronyms and I don’t mind them, also, I have noticed that people are quite fond of both emojis and bitmojis.

          5. SMH says:

            K, no idea what a bitmoji is so I looked it up. It’s hard to remain relevant, never mind hip!

          6. K says:

            I am very lucky my children keep me relevant and semi-hip.

          7. SMH says:

            K, Mine just get annoyed. Lots of eye rolls. Kidding. Actually, what they do is ignore me.

          8. K says:

            Hahahaha…sometimes my oldest daughter rolls her eyes and, occasionally, they make fun of me but I don’t mind it at all. I call them smart-asses.

          9. SMH says:

            K, I call them brats!

          10. K says:

            Hahahaha…yeah, that too! Merry Christmas!!!

          11. SMH says:

            And to you, K! I can’t wait until they are all 30!

          12. K says:

            Better Off Dead with John Cusack.

            The PaperBoy: I want my two dollars!!

          13. K says:

            Hahahaha…they keep it real all day and night!!!

      3. BL says:

        K, my kids have told me the same thing! No spaces between ha! Who knew?!

        1. HG Tudor says:

          It’s called breathing.

          1. Mercy says:

            Hahaha HG, you always pull the extra ha out of me.

          2. BL says:

            If kids say it’s not cool, then I don’t breathe! And it’s never ha (not really amused) or hahaha (trying too hard), it’s always haha. The perfect amount of amused.

        2. AnneB says:

          “I’m informed Abahahaha! Is a REAL laugh. Whereas haha is ‘ah yeah sort of funny’, ha ha ha is sarcastic, no emotion (best for narcs maybe?) Lol – passe

          Notme!, useful! I want to avoid unintentionally coming across sarcastic in digital land, knew it had something to do with ! use and spacing. Just realised we probably have inherited cultural norms about this through comics and graphic novels that predate cyber world and text speak.

        3. K says:

          Hahahaha…they informed me of my online faux pas so I changed it, then I googled it and found out that “ha ha ha” could be perceived as sarcasm. So, I hope I didn’t offend anyone with my “ha ha ha” !!!

          1. AnneB says:

            K, from my own perception if the hahaha or ha ha ha has an ! after, its a push to read it as sarcastic. My son (mid-teen) just told me he either uses ‘that which I refuse to write’ or an emoji which smiles and has tears running down its cheeks if he finds something extremely amusing. So moving on…heh heh

          2. K says:

            Hahaha…well, it looks like we have been schooled! Usually, I google idioms to make sure I have them correct, so I will now confer with the children before using Text Speak, emojis or bitmojis just to be safe.

      4. AnneB says:

        FYC, (K no reply button above for FYC but found one here), Thank you for that offer!

  4. Pati says:

    HG, your so right LOL and LMFAO is ridiculous. I have to admit i have used it. Its my kids fault they starting using it in their texts and it rubbed off on me. This generation cant communicate properly . They text for everything . The other day they texted me from their bedroom to ask me what is for dinner. They couldnt come up to me to do that . Just crazy .

  5. Kelly says:

    Harry a lesser narcissist he’s so trifling. Mentioned John Candy in Uncle Buck. With him trying to work the washing machine. Liked him in Planes,Trains and Automobiles. Said he was a shower curtain ring salesman. Selling the shower curtain rings for earrings. And shared a room with Steve Martin hilarious.

  6. BL says:

    Initially I thought this was HG throwing us a lesser narc softball, but then I considered the following:
    -Not liking kids may be the sign of a narc, but it’s just as easily someone who just hates kids. I was that person before I had my own, and I’m not a narc to the best of my knowledge.
    -Narcs want to socialize with impressive people so it reflects well on themselves. Would a narc choose to hang around with Marv?
    -Narcs feel they deserve the best – living in a van? Come on… unacceptable!
    -Where is the huge fuel boost in stealing? A narc would seduce Kevin’s mother into handing over the riches, then bask in the added fuel at watching her life fall apart after she left her family only to be devalued and discarded and her life broken and shattered.
    -We all saw Harry as a lesser narc because of his temper and stupidity, but a lesser wouldn’t exert this much energy to get what he wanted. His ego would be wounded by failure and he would quickly scamper away to look for an easier target.stupidity

    Me verdict: normal, just a stupid kid-hater normal.

    1. BL says:

      I don’t remember typing “stupidity” at the end of my assessment! I feel like I am telling myself I am way off base!

    2. Mercy says:

      BL, All I fun but I disagree.

      1. Hating kids would be a narcissist trait. Even normals that do not want kids don’t hate them. They have normal compassion for them as they would any other living being, they just don’t have a need to have them around.

      2. Marv is a lieutenant. Marv will do what Harry wants Marv to do. Marv probably doesn’t get to hang with Harry’s main group of people. Harry doesn’t have to hide his nasty side around Marv because Marv is a loser. My x N always had a Marv. I called them go-bitches.

      3. A lesser would live in a van temporarily. They are not resourceful enough to hold jobs or find fuel sources that will support them for long.

      4. See #3. He could never seduce Kevin’s mother. She out of his class range.

      5. You got me there. All I can say is you can’t fix stupid.

      1. Pati says:

        My favourite line in the movie

        1. Mercy says:

          “You wear too much eye makeup. My sister wears too much. People think she’s a whore” – Boy from the police station (Charlie Sheen)

          1. Pati says:

            Mercy ,i remember that line from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

          2. Mercy says:

            Pati, I watched funny FBDO clips on YouTube today haha. It’s really bad humor, like really bad but its cracking me up. The principal’s secretary is the best!

          3. Pati says:

            Hi Mercy,
            Especially the teacher ,he is so boring.
            He would ask a question and say
            ANYONE ANYONE?
            The class would be falling asleep.
            I miss the 80’s i was Narc Free then.

          4. AnneB says:

            Pati, when the teacher is calling the role huh? Brilliant. Adams?, Adams? Bueler? …I can still here his voice and all the students looking bored out of their minds.

          5. AnneB says:

            and Mister Rooney!

          6. Mercy says:

            “Uhm, he’s sick. My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.” – Simone

          7. Mercy says:

            Pati, Haha the dry eyes guy! I think he ended up being the most famous out of all of them. 80s fashion is coming back and I’m not sure how I feel about that. My middle daughter asked for hair scrunchies and slouch socks for Christmas. I asked her if she wanted some aquanet to go with those scrunchies. She was lost there.

          8. SMH says:

            Mercy, Great to know that the 80s are back. Thanks for the tip! I am looking for small stocking stuffers for a young 20 something. Scrunchies it is (already got her tights so the socks would make it seem like I am overly focused on her feet/legs). She is not a very colorful dresser so now I only have to decide whether to match her hair color or go all out with a rainbow assortment.

          9. Mercy says:

            SMH, Get a multi color package. You can’t go wrong there. I don’t do alot of Christmas presents for my girls anymore. I do baskets. It’s so much more fun loading up hair product, makeup and pretties. Alot of the items are things they already use but I love finding new stuff they haven’t tried or won’t spend the extra money on. They look forward to their baskets every year. I’ve always enjoyed buying for the girls.

          10. SMH says:

            Mercy, I really like that idea – a nice basket for the goodies too!

          11. Mercy says:

            SMH, Eeek I’m probably going to get in trouble for being off topic soon but I thought of you the other day. Dating tip for you: My SIL asked for fishing lures in his basket this year (holy fish, men are worse than women with all the different options. Who knew fish were so picky) Anyway I found the ultimate place to meet men. I was there for over an hour (7 freaking isles of fishing lures and jigs). I am not sure why, but these men are not shy. I bet I talked to 5 different guys and they came up to me. So there you go, sporting goods, Christmas time. Better than online and the hardware store.

          12. HG Tudor says:

            Aisles. They were wondering what on earth you were doing there.

          13. Mercy says:

            HG, I was taking one for the team. It’s my mission to keep SMH off the dating sites.

          14. SMH says:

            Mercy, Aren’t dating sites the same thing? Men fishing? (not allowed to include a giggle in the form of an lol or a hahaha so hope it is understood!) You are a good catch!

          15. Mercy says:

            How about a hoho

          16. SMH says:

            Mercy, I’m afraid that would have a double meaning in this scenario!

          17. Mercy says:

            SMH, I thought that too but I’m not sure if you’re the ho or I’m the ho. Better stick with lol and haha. Haha

          18. SMH says:

            Mercy, Hehehe

          19. Violetta says:

            The minor characters were much more interesting than Ferris himself. The secretary (“He’s a righteous dude!”), Sheen (“Drugs?”–ironic, and he was SO pretty then), the slimy principal, the neglected sister (love when she takes out the principal with a double martial arts kick).

            My favorite moment has to be Simone’s 31 Flavors speech.

          20. Violetta says:



          21. Mercy says:

            Violetta, let’s hope banana combs and hair crimpers don’t come back!

          22. Pati says:

            Mercy, Madonna fish net stockings,lots of.bracelets,huge belts,pointy shoes,and big bows in teased hair. Dont forget lots of black eyeliner.

          23. Mercy says:

            Pati, this is addicting. Jean skirts, Jean jackets with band buttons, lace and leather, the flower poof bangs, desperately seeking susan, MTV, Headbangers Ball!! The moon walk, purple rain, purple passion!!, smoking in the boys room, boom boxes, electric boogaloo.

          24. NarcAngel says:

            Frilly socks in high heels. Yes. Yes I did.

          25. Mercy says:

            NarcAngel and Violetta, I bet you rocked those frilly socks!!

          26. Lorelei says:

            Remember blue or green eye shadow with pink lip color! I still like a little hint of azure eyeliner with charcoal blended in but I had straight up blue eyeshadow. I also had huge hair. I put on heavy pan stick foundation and looked like a blow up doll.

          27. Pati says:

            Haha I remember frosted lip stick wirh bright blue eyeliner. The brand was Wet and Wild

          28. Lorelei says:

            I had wet and wild frosted lipstick. It was an aberration.

          29. Pati says:

            Mercy, over large sweaters,tights,cowboy boats
            Leg warmers, flashdance

          30. Mercy says:

            Big hoop earrings, mood lipstick, valley girls, outsiders, hello Emilio Estevez, parachute pants, tight rolled jeans (coming back btw).

            Gag me with a spoon, groody, bitchin, righteous, duuuude

            Ok I’m done. I’ve never been threatened the dungeon but I think I’m getting close.

          31. Pati says:

            Mercy I enjoyed talking to you about the 80’s
            Merry Christmas !

          32. WiserNow says:

            Pati & Mercy,

            This conversation about the 80’s was great… it brought back memories.

            I was a junior in my first job after leaving school and I blew a whole week’s pay on a ‘very cool’ (ha ha ha) tight leather pencil skirt that was almost impossible to walk up stairs in. I wore the skirt on a first date and wore it with panty hose that had a white background with raised flock-like black dots all over and patent white ballet flats. Probably with a frilly pirate blouse that had shoulder pads… lol

            I thought I looked very cool at the time. The boy who I went on the date with commented on my luxury emu-skin leather skirt and said it looked like it had a disease! hahahahahaha

          33. Mercy says:

            Pati, Thank you and Merry Christmas to you! I enjoyed the convo as well.

          34. Mercy says:

            Pati, I remember coming home one day and my very religious dad had ripped down all my Vince Neil posters. I was heart broken.

          35. Pati says:

            Thats awful Mercy sorry to hear that ,my dad did the same with me he wanted to paint my room and I didnt want to take my posters down and ripped them off too. I had Bananarama,NKOTB,Kirk Cameron,John Stamos,Madonna,Michael Jackson Prince,Duran Duran,Wham,and Rob Lowe

          36. Lorelei says:

            Banana combs were huge at weddings!

          37. Violetta says:

            Frilly white socks with white patent ballerina flats.

            While wearing Capri jeans.

          38. Violetta says:

            Lorelei: speaking of weddings… The Bridesmaid Butt Bow.

            What kind of sadistic psychopath came up with that?

      2. Violetta says:

        Watch “Heavy Metal Parking Lot.” Short documentary, still free on YT as far as I know.

  7. Alexissmith2016 says:

    HG is Lorraine Kelly an E?

  8. K says:

    Hahahaha…He is a narcissist and a lesser at that!

    1. Bubbles 🍾 says:

      Dearest K,
      I can’t help but agree with you once again
      Are you my twin sister from another mother 🤣
      Luv Bubbles xx 😘

      1. K says:

        Dearest Bubbles,
        Hahahaha…great minds think alike!
        Of course I am your twin sister from another mother.
        Luv K xoxox

        1. Bubbles 🍾 says:

          Dearest K,
          I used to run a library 📚
          Luv Bubbles xx 😘

          1. K says:

            Dearest Bubbles,
            See, we are twins!
            Libraries are beautiful.
            Luv K xoxox

          2. Bubbles 🍾 says:

            Dearest K,
            Every time I go into an op shop … it’s straight to the books … haha
            Books are beautiful…you never know what treasure you’ll find !
            Luv Bubbles xx 😘

          3. K says:

            Dearest Bubbles,
            I could spend hours in a bookstore.
            Luv K xoxox

        2. Bubbles 🍾 says:

          Cute ❤️

    2. Lorelei says:

      I think so too, a lesser narcissist. Interestingly, I am more in tune to the cognitive function piece HG discusses and how it coincides so neatly with behaviors. I’m not saying I observe people and inwardly say, “What an idiot..” What I tend to observe and process is that yes there does appear to be a gap in education/aptitude and culture etc. It’s obvious in many that I work with due to environmental factors that are no fault of their own. But.. There is a correlation that is undeniable. With the mid rangers HG hits another home run. They aren’t generally intellectually impaired per se—it’s a total obliteration of self awareness. I got messages from one the other day and HG could have written the dialogue. I was amused. It started with, “I don’t think I’ve ever been myself around you.” And then—“I’ll just have to be myself and show you over time..”
      Now I already knew this person to be a very clear narcissist so it was no surprise—it’s a long standing friend from childhood. (I’ve found no reason or benefit to disengage 100% but there is minimal contact, and our families are close..) Normal people don’t say dumb shit like that! I just rolled my eyes!

  9. FYC says:

    Your Honor, may I approach the bench?

    Per your conditions of my Contempt of Court citation, I have made every effort to defend one Harry Lime. However, Mr. Lime has dismissed my counsel and asks me to provide you with his written statement:

    “So you wanna piece of me? Ha! You can’t touch me. I didn’t do nothin. I was just helping myself, er, I mean helping the poor, when suddenly I was brutally attacked by that snot-nosed kid. That little delinquent oughta be locked up. And I don’t need no help from some broad. I fired her *ss. I’ll do my own talking. You got that? I am innocent I tell ya. Case dismissed! – Harry Lime”

    Your Honor, I asked the public defender to provide counsel after my dismissal, but Mr. Lime punched him in the nose when he suggested to Mr. Lime that he needs help. As a result your Honor, that lower lesser is now your headache. Good luck.

    1. AnneB says:

      Just too clever, most very learned colleague! I don’t even know who this person is, but the reindeer Rudolph sounds much more palatable. I have requested bail for Rudolph whilst we await sentencing, however His Honour is a busy man and I doubt that Rudolph will see the light of day before sentencing.

      1. FYC says:

        Esteemed colleague, that was a noble effort, but I agree that Rudolph is in for a long wait.

    2. Violetta says:

      FYC: He who represents himself in court has a fool for a client.

      PS That was beautiful.

      1. FYC says:

        Violetta, so true, and Lime has exactly that. These are fun exercises. Thank you for your kind compliment.

  10. Chihuahuamum says:

    Id say hes a narcissist but ive not watched the movie fully from start to finish. He looks like a lesser 😄

  11. santaann1964 says:

    Just a meany!

  12. Notme! says:

    Ok Harry the Lesser Narcissist
    – Engages in physical violence and destruction of property
    – Repetitive anti-social behaviour with no remorse
    – Sense of entitlement by stealing other people’s property
    – Small fuel matrix, Marv is his NISS, his mum is probable NIPS
    – no empathy or accountability for his behaviour
    – Hoover triggers responded to in sequels
    – Malign hoovers at same time of year when hoover triggers present
    – Need to exert control over Kevin but also Marv
    – Grandiosity and magical thinking – assuming they can best Kevin

    I rest my case

    1. HG Tudor says:


  13. Alexissmith2016 says:

    From memory and the above a lesser. Sense of entitlement. Unable to hold down his temper, stupid believing he can get away with it, unable to outsmart and 8 year old. Mean to others even when they’re trying to help. Needs to be in control and needs it now. FAils to learn from mistakes.

    1. Pati says:

      Outsmarting an 8 year old was priceless
      My favourite part was when Harry looked like a chicken!

      1. Alexissmith2016 says:

        Hahhaah yes! I’d forgotton that Pati

  14. Pati says:

    I totally love this movie. Harry is I believe is also a middle lesser. Low empathy towards Kevin,and Marv his partner in crime.
    In the beginning of the movie he pretended to be a Police Officer trying to gather information from the owners of the house ,so he can then break in when they were on holidays,(fake empathy) He demonstrated violent behavior.
    I laughed so hard when he lost his gold tooth st the end of the movie and Mr. McCallister found it.
    The look on his face when he went to jail at the end really ignited his fury.
    A must watch film this holiday season.
    Part 2 Lost In New York was hilarious too

  15. AnneB says:

    Haven’t watched these. H.G. can Rudolph get bail while his fate is being decided? He could wear a tracker hooflet.

    1. Violetta says:

      Or a tracker nose ring.

      1. AnneB says:

        hahaa 🙂 Violetta

  16. NarcAngel says:

    I am not familiar with this character, so will be looking on with as much neutrality as is possible for someone who is less than enamoured of Christmas lol. I can’t wait to hear the arguments. So much fun paired with learning. Kudos HG.

    1. ANM says:

      What?!?! Home Alone is one of the best christmas movies ever. John Hughes wrote the screenplay. He made Ferris Buellers Day Off, The Breakfast Club, etc.

      1. AnneB says:

        ANM, Love Ferris Bueller (as does everyone in the movie), but I can live without Breakfast club -yawn – and Home Alone.

        1. HG Tudor says:

          Don’t forget Uncle Buck.

          1. Pati says:

            HG, i totally love Uncle Buck!
            John Candy was a great actor.
            Meet him in real life . He gave me a big bear Hug !
            He died to soon.
            Thanks for sharing HG!

          2. AnneB says:

            Hi H.G., I don’t know who you are referring to.

          3. AnneB says:

            ok. I see from comments, a movie with John Candy. Never heard of it. I noticed the reference to Die Hard in the material here. I agree that Die Hard 2 is an excellent Christmas movie.

          4. Pati says:

            Its the Christmas movie Home Alone. The Narcissist is Harry one of the burglars that try and rob the families home. The parents ended up going on Christmas Holidays to Paris when they forget their 8 year old son Home Alone.
            The boy does everything he can so they dont go through with the robbery. The movie is hilarious.

        2. ANM says:

          John Highes wrote movies for the actors he wanted to work with, he didn’t write them for the plot. Quintin Terrantino is the same way. They are super nerdy guys who found a way to utilize their talents to make money and surround themselves with the connections they wanted.
          Quintin Terrantino had a crush on Uma Therman, so he went out of his way to write the Kill Bill script for her. She probably did it because she was an aging actress, and it was a chance for fame. But he didn’t stop there, he made Kill Bill 1, 2, and 3, so she would be stuck with him for years.
          John Hughes did that for Molly Ringwald. He wrote movies specifically to start her. The movie, Pretty In Pink was supposed to end with her falling for the nerd, that’s what was John Hughes fantasy. But Molly Ringwald told Hughes that he had to rewrite the ending with her getting together with the popular guy, and the nerd stayed in “friend status” …..ouch .

          1. AnneB says:

            Thanks for that interesting info Anm! IMO, M. Broderick was perfect as the sweet Ferris Beuller so to me it makes sense if the role was written for him. I didn’t like the Breakfast Club mostly because I found it exceedingly boring but I think also because I found The Molly Ringwald character and most of the others annoying at least at that time. The Kill Bills are too violent for me, but I get where the Uma character was coming from, I love a good revenge fantasy – though of less violent nature – and I admired Uma’s physical strength, poise and skill from some of the scenes that I managed to stomach. I know nothing about it, but I hope Quentin Tarantino did not pester her too much or cross any lines she may have drawn.

      2. Pati says:

        John Hughes was the best. I also like Uncle Buck and Pretty In Pink and Sixteen Candles.

        1. Violetta says:

          Pretty in Pink, but for all the wrong reasons.

          Ooh, Steff….

          1. Pati says:

            That movie was cool. James Spader was a Narcissist in that movie and the movie Secretary .

          2. Violetta says:

            Totally. I commented on another thread about the way he played the scene where Andie and Blaine walk in on him in bed with the same rich bitch who was bullying Andie at school, but there’s another very narcy moment. After he’s manipulated Blaine into cancelling his prom date with Andie, he has a grin while he hears them fighting, but when Andie faces Steff with wordless accusation in her eyes, knowing he’s behind it, he’s not gloating or smirking. Again, it only makes sense after reading Narcsite: she’s miserable over Blaine, not him. He controlled the situation, but her broken heart (and therefore fuel) focussed on somebody else.

            He has some contempt for Blaine, which I share. If you think about it, nobody could have talked Steff out of taking Andie to the prom, if he’d decided to do that. He might make a date and stand her up just to be an asshole, but nobody could embarrass him out of it.

        2. K says:

          Although not a John Hughes film, Adventures in Babysitting was another great 80s flick.

        3. AnneB says:

          Pati, couldn’t see a reply button on your comment to me above. Just wanted to thank you for the info about the Home Alone movie. I’ll get around to watching it sometime or other, just not this Xmas though.

          1. Pati says:

            Hi Anne B,
            When you can watch it you will laugh. Another movie I reccomend that Joe Pesci played in was My Cousin Vinnie,not a Xmas,movie but very funny!

          2. Violetta says:

            Oh God, I love that movie!
            That’s my dream relationship. Not Romeo and Juliet, not Catherine and Heathcliff. Lisa and Vinny. Underneath the snotty banter and the Bensonhoist accents, they have total faith and trust in each other. Consider the voir dire scene: when the prosecutor asks her a trick question, before she can even answer, Vinny’s elbowing the defendants and saying, “Watch this!” He knows she’s going to fillet the guy, and he’s proud of her.

            To Wannabe Playuh-Narc, a girl with a grease monkey mind in a bimbo body would be false advertising. To Vinny, it’s his dream girl.

          3. Pati says:

            I loved that movie too Violetta, especially when she testified. Marisa Tomei got an Oscar for her role in that film. They were a cute couple.

      3. NarcAngel says:

        I have watched The Breakfast Club and thought it a pretty good mix of characters I knew from high school. A friend told me FBDO was her fav movie so I watched it. It was lost on me and I never looked at her the same. I have to add Home Alone to the list of other movies I have never watched (save for a minute or two that I happened upon). Jaws and Star Wars are on that list. I tried to watch Star Wars more recently and just couldn’t do it.

        1. AnneB says:

          NA, Jaws is quality cinema IMO but my unsolicited advice is to avoid the second to last scene; even for a film made in the late 70s with quite a fake looking shark it is truly horrific. I loved FBDO, don’t look at me/imagine weird things about me ;-)haha (haven’t yet managed to bring myself to use that laughoutloud initially thing).

          1. NarcAngel says:

            You’re not alone there. I don’t like using lol as it’s disingenuous in that I seldom do actually laugh out loud (although I have many times at comments here and HG is the usual culprit, but there have been many other contributors). I usually just smile or laugh inside, but alas, lol can be helpful in conveying the mood or intent here in a comment where we know little about the person or persons we are interacting with. It’s just easier/shorter that having to explain that I wasn’t being a bitch (this time). LOL.

            I do love irony.

        2. Anm says:

          Jaws was only a good movie for it’s time. It was impressive for the special effects for the 1970s.
          I’m not a huge Starwars fan, the original movies with Carrie Fischer were good, but I don’t get why they keep making all of these sequels. I wish they would just leave Starwars alone.

          1. AnneB says:

            NA, this comment is for you, am replying under Anm (excuse me Anm) as no reply button under your name. I have noticed that the laughoutloud acronym does convey irony effectively. As I am still too stubborn to use it (yes, yes that’s my ET hijacking the logic of text speak), I try using a ;-} to convey, if not irony, then at least that a comment is well intentioned, but this is not as effective as that laughoutloud thingy and that is annoying to me!

          2. HG Tudor says:

            The LOL acronym is moronic. It’s also used by people to mitigate something controversial in a passive aggressive manner, I detest its use.

          3. AnneB says:

            On the topic of sequels (prequels also in the case of Star Wars btw ANM!) the sequels to Jaws were all sh…te in my view.

          4. Violetta says:

            The original movies had strong characters we cared about. The later ones are all sfx. Nobody really cares about the characters.

        3. blackunicorn123 says:

          Ditto NA.

        4. Mercy says:

          “Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism’s in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, “I don’t believe in The Beatles, I just believe in me.” Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus and I’d still have to bum rides off of people.” – Ferris Bueller

          NA, I agree. I hated FBDO when I watched it as a kid. As an adult I wouldn’t put myself through the torture of watching it again. There was a few good one liners that came from that movie though.

  17. ANM says:

    Harry is a Middle Lesser. If Home Alone were a rated R movie, I believe that they would show that Harry is incredibly single, and is misogynistic. He spends his extra cash that he makes during the holiday season, on cheap cocaine, and strippers who work the dayshift. He hates his mom, and he never knew his father.

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