For all the social scientists, political observers, media analysts: Are there any direct parallels to be drawn between Toledo's history and this 1983 movie starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy ?
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Do you want to trade places with my life? Is that what your asking?
Hehehe even without knowing the circumstances of your life have no desire to swap with anyone living or from the past. Blemishes and all it's still mine. Had more in mind comparisons with the movies' plot line, character development, etc. but was simply curious where the thread might lead.
I am still clueless about the connections here; could you elaborate further?
Historymike I would really rather have the TT'ers tell me what it is am after.
Ok. I will swing at one pitch.
Trading places: A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires, Randolph and Mortimer Block, er, Duke?
OK, I get that part. Is there more to this story? Did one or both of the Blocks lose all their money or get conned when I was grading papers last night?
couple of thoughts,
1- yes, as long as I got to see someone similar to Jamie Lee Curtis topless like in the movie.
2- trade places? I'd love to switch places, not so much in the format from that movie, but like the movie "Dave". "Dave" was where the real president went into a coma and they replaced him temporarily with an almost exact double. He approaches things from an "average guy" stand point and doesn't get into all the political games. Anyway, switch places with maybe the mayor. For once have a person who is not looking for a career in politics, not having to scratch someone's back for votes, and to take an objective look at what's being done and what can be done to improve Toledo.
Other than that, I'm lost on what you're asking. There's no snooty filthy rich jerks that I'm aware of locally that get driven everywhere and have a butler.
Dan Aykroyd reacts to the ambuguity of Mariner's question: