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This scene above was the first time I ever heard the phrase, â€œStay Frostyâ€œ. It probably was for a lot of people. Iâ€™m sure the screenwriter for Michael Biehn in â€œAliensâ€ probably didnâ€™t dream that up. Dan Oâ€™Bannon probably heard it somewhere â€“ being in LA, probably at Venice Beach, as uttered by some surfer dude â€“ but everybody instantly knew what it meant. As a handy alternative to â€œBe cool!â€ (â€œThirty Days to a More Powerful Vocabularyâ€, doncha know?) it was dead-bang perfect and it stayed with me ever since. I canâ€™t use it in everyday speech, of course, because Iâ€™ve never been Cool a second of my life but Biehn pulled it off with a ton of Ã©lan, and so have a few others Iâ€™ve heard use it.
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