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"Do you enjoy throwing up every five minutes, Claude?" -Aunt Edna, "National Lampoon's Vacation"

Archive for December, 2014

Bradley Knows Best

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

fkb7Well, sometimes I do. Sometimes I don’t. In this case I did. There have certainly been times when I was rather nearsighted when it came to celebrity encounters, autographs, and photo ops. Would you believe I walked right by Fred MacMurray once in 1985 and didn’t even stop to say hello even though I knew full well who he was? Or that I got an autographed photo from Steve Allen and his wife Jayne Meadows, who were all too willing to chat it up with me in 1997, and I didn’t get a picture with them even when I had a camera with me? Those are the dumb moves. But then I got smarter. Read the rest of this entry »

Protected: Thanksgiving 2014

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

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zuzu1At least that’s what Teacher says. At least that’s what Zuzu says. I’m referring of course to the classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life, and for those who have lived under a rock all their lives and never seen it, you can actually catch this clip as a film within the film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Ringing a bell? Well good, another angel just took flight. Read the rest of this entry »

Protected: November Blip 2014

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

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Striker, Striker…

Friday, December 19th, 2014

ap6Airplane! is one of those movies that just never seems to get old. Its utter zaniness and self-referential comedy was unprecedented at the time that it came out in 1980 and it spawned not only its own sequel, but countless films that approached humor in the same way. At the center of the film is actor Robert Hays, who portrayed the film’s protagonist Ted Striker. It would be hard to imagine the part in the hands of any other actor, but it might also be argued, that this, Hays’ first feature film role, typecasted him so badly that he scarcely found additional film work. Read the rest of this entry »