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Nothing unites Americans in quite the same way as standing around the water cooler, saying, “Did you see Lost last night? That was so cool.” Or debating whether Adam Sandler can actually, you know, act. (Our conclusion: not much.)

Film: Fargo

Posted by on Jul 16, 2009 in Film | 2 comments

No one who’s seen this film will ever look at a wood chipper the same as before. You betcha. It’s a movie that begins by...

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TV Show: Seinfeld

Posted by on Jul 15, 2009 in TV Show | Comments Off on TV Show: Seinfeld

  Seinfeld is one of only three shows that went off the air while still number one in the ratings (The Andy Griffith Show, I Love...

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Actor: Clint Eastwood

Posted by on Jul 13, 2009 in Actor | 2 comments

Clint Eastwood is one of the toughest tough guys in Hollywood history. Throughout his movie career he’s been a man of few words and...

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Film: Animal House

Posted by on Jul 8, 2009 in Film | 3 comments

Let’s total up the number of Academy Award nominations Animal House accumulated. Hmm. None. Then surely it’s on the American...

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TV Show: American Bandstand

Posted by on Jul 7, 2009 in TV Show | Comments Off on TV Show: American Bandstand

Kids dancing to records. What a simple formula for a television show. And what an amazing run Dick Clark and American Bandstand had with...

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Actor: Dick Van Dyke

Posted by on Jul 5, 2009 in Actor, Featured | 1 comment

Which part of Dick Van Dyke’s career do you like best – early TV (The Dick Van Dyke Show), movies (Bye Bye Birdie, Mary...

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Singer: Reba McEntire

Posted by on Jun 30, 2009 in Singer, TV Show | 2 comments

I dare anyone to find anything bad to say about Reba. Now, you don’t have to like her music. In fact, I’ve never owned or...

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Film: The Shawshank Redemption

Posted by on Jun 29, 2009 in Film | 3 comments

Uplifting. That’s a word you don’t usually associate with the writings of Stephen King. And it’s not often you associate...

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TV Show: Johnny Carson

Posted by on Jun 28, 2009 in TV Show | 1 comment

With this week’s passing of sidekick Ed McMahon, it’s only natural that we remember his boss, the man who towered above...

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Actor: Steve Martin

Posted by on Jun 25, 2009 in Actor | 2 comments

Steve Martin has come a long way since his days entertaining crowds at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. He became a stand-up...

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