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What are your five funniest movies of all time?

So I was talking with my brother and somehow we got on the topic of movies. I challenged him to tell me the movies he considers the five funniest of all time.

  1. Blazing Saddles
  2. Caddyshack
  3. Monty Python’s Meaning of Life
  4. Coming to America
  5. National Lampoon’s Vacation

Here’s the sheriff arrival scene from Blazing Saddles. (BTW, I don’t think that I typed my brother’s preferences in order.) What do you think? What would you add or subtract?

JW adds his list –

  1. Seven Chances
  2. Princess Bride
  3. Rocketman
  4. The Kid (1921)
  5. It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

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By |2012-07-27T23:38:48-04:00July 27th, 2012|Movies|26 Comments

McCain Pouring Money Into Britney Ad

Ever since former President Nixon showed the Republicans how to exploit race and racial fears to win elections, the Republicans have been doing it. Reagan had the famous “welfare queen.” Now, Senator John McCain is showing footage of Senator Barack Obama with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, two young and famous white women. Yes, the message of his commercial is about Obama being nothing but an empty suit, but there is a subtle undertone. (Where is Cleavon Little from Blazing Saddles?) It is clear that McCain is playing the race card. He is doubling down by pouring money into this ad. He thinks he has finally found a winner.

The down-side for McCain is if voters don’t buy his Fear-the-Black-Man strategy, then he is in trouble.

By |2008-08-02T22:45:49-04:00August 2nd, 2008|Election 2008|Comments Off on McCain Pouring Money Into Britney Ad
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