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My friend John Hanlon has a funny column on CNN today about why “Die Hard” is a perfect Valentine’s Day movie (for guys).

Men often imagine winning a girl’s affection by proving their worth in a battle against someone or something that threatens their loved one’s life. While many women want the men in their lives to be sensitive like Ryan Gosling’s “Notebook” character Noah, guys aspire to be like the renegade John McClane in “Die Hard.”

But he leaves out my favorite quote in the movie, Mrs. McClane’s tender but knowing assessment of her estranged husband: “He’s still alive.  Only John can drive somebody that crazy.”

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