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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.)

Antiques Roadshow, PBS

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Featured, TV Show | 1 comment

I have a beautiful dream. In my dream I take that dingy old painting in the gaudy frame out of the closet. I take it to Antiques Roadshow,...

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The Naked Gun

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on The Naked Gun

Ah, Leslie Nielsen as Detective Frank Drebin. One of the most brilliant and surprising casting choices in movie history helped produce...

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Richard Pryor

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Richard Pryor

It’s a pretty well accepted truth that well-adjusted people don’t turn out to be stand-up comedians. There’s often...

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WKRP in Cincinnati

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 in Featured, TV Show | Comments Off on WKRP in Cincinnati

Okay, who was your favorite character on WKRP in Cincinnati? (Okay, other than Loni Anderson, guys.) Gary Sandy as program director Andy...

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Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Spartacus

I don’t think it’s a spoiler for a 50-year-old film to mention the greatest part of the film. When members of the losing army...

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William Wyler, Director

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Director, Featured | Comments Off on William Wyler, Director

I can read your mind. Yes, you. You’re out there thinking, William Who? Admit it. Well, it’s not often that a film director...

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Leave It to Beaver

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Featured, TV Show | Comments Off on Leave It to Beaver

Ah, innocence. For reasons I can’t quite understand, people like to make fun of Leave It to Beaver. As if an America in which mothers...

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Dr. Strangelove

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Dr. Strangelove

  Stanley Kubrick was a groundbreaking, visionary director. So it’s not easy to select his greatest movie, but it would be hard...

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Ginger Rogers

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Ginger Rogers

The all-time greatest quote about Ginger Rogers, comparing her to partner Fred Astaire: “Sure he was great, but don’t forget...

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Raiders of the Lost Ark

Go back in time with me, waaay back to 1975, and the start of the George Lucas/Stephen Spielberg dueling blockbuster action movies. 1975:...

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