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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

100 Favorite Movies: 88

It's a slow movie and it's a long movie. It's the kind of movie you need to appreciate, but you also need to be able to appreciate it. It's simple, really. A basic premise with a much deeper content. The characters are strong and compelling and the story is framed exceptionally well. Most consider it the best ever, so I'm sorry it's at eighty-eight for all you New York Times critics out there, but hey. Six years ago, I would have been too young to include it at all. Progress.

Romantic drama directed by Michael Curtiz and written by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard E. Koch, and Casey Robinson in 1942.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Dooley Wilson, and Peter Lorre.

Tune in tomorrow for number eighty-seven!

If Andy Dwyer Quotes Were Motivational Posters

Buzzfeed has done it again. Their latest great recurring post is turning sitcom quotes into motivational posters. It started with Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation (with one of my favorites shared above). There are even more at this link (two I recommend have to do with lemons and the country of Peru). It's actually pretty funny and I'm sure we'll see them on Buzzfeed frequently!

Also, check out:

If April Ludgate Quotes Were Motivational Posters
If Nick Miller Quotes Were Motivational Posters
If Ron Swanson Quotes Were Motivational Posters

September 2014 Covers of the Month

This has to get the nod. I almost gave it to the Baltimore/Washington D.C. spread, but this Jeter cover. It's just so poignant.

The first Entertainment Weekly cover of September is the best. Bart and Stewie were one of three Simpsons/Family Guy covers, but they were the most aesthetically pleasing.

Monday, October 20, 2014

100 Favorite Movies: 89

Vacation or National Lampoon's Vacation? What should I refer to it as? Ah, who cares? You know what movie I'm talking about. The comedy classic that spawned a franchise. In all of the iconic roles Chevy Chase has ever had (Gerald Ford, Pierce Hawthorne, Fletch, Chevy Chase), this might be the best. And on the trip to Wally World, that's where it all started. Clark. Griswold. (We've seen a lot of Clark here on the blog today.) Tremendously funny.

Comedy directed by Harold Ramis and written by John Hughes, Harold Ramis, and Chevy Chase in 1983.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Randy Quaid, Christie Brinkley, and John Candy.

Tune in tomorrow for number eighty-eight!

A Griswold Cameo

During a recent matchup between the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Tennessee Volunteers in college football, a famous film character made an appearance. Clark Griswold showed up on the field, but unfortunately the Red Wolves still lost 34-19. Those nineteen points must have come from some kind of a chase. But not a car chase. No Chevys involved in that chase.

So serendipitous!

This Week's Sports by David

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Quest for Season Forty's Best Sketch Begins

Every year, Entertainment Weekly hosts a weekly set of polls to eventually determine the Saturday Night Live season's best host by the end of the year. Jimmy Fallon won the first year's poll, then Justin Timberlake won the next, and most recently, Jimmy won again. I want to do something similar, so I have begun this task. Each weekend when SNL airs a repeat at 11:30, I will post the two best sketches from the episodes that aired prior to the break. If the reader desires, I would hope he would choose the one of the two he prefers. Eventually, in May, we will hold a tournament! Doesn't this sound fun? Without further ado, here are the two best from each most recent episode.

Chris Pratt/Ariana Grande: September 27

Sarah Silverman/Maroon 5: October 4

Bill Hader/Hozier: October 11

Vote for one for each episode if you don't mind, if you please, and if you want to! Thanks!