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Charlie Don’t Surf – so many pop culture inspirations

Sentimental as Anything

I’ve been busy surfing today – surfing the internet  – inspired to find out more about Charlie Don’t Surf.

Many things I DID know – still I discovered other things about this famous line.

Charlie DS back

Do you know:

1. What movie that line is from?

2. What band was inspired to write a song by the same name?

3. It’s also the name of a restaurant  – and an Irish band.

I haven’t thought of that line for years until I dug out an old surf shirt – and was inspired to “surf” the internet and found out so many pop culture references.

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That line is from Apocalypse Now where Kilgore (Robert Duval) orders some of his men to surf a break that’s under enemy fire.

From memory – the lines are something like:

That’s Charlie’s point – says a soldier.

Charlie don’t surf – says Kilgore.

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The  band The Clash

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