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A Big Lesson in Money Management

Remember that scene in Big where Josh Baskin receives his first paycheck? He’s a 12-year-old boy trapped in the body of a 30-year-old man. He has never had more than a few dollars to his name in his whole life, … Continue reading

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Star Trek’s Whales and Wails

Star Trek’s literary references and intense drama combine to form a little thing I like to call Star Trek’s Whales and Wails. Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice at The Office

I enjoy good books and witty TV shows. And wouldn’t you know it, I found that two of my favorite pieces of entertainment that fall into these two categories resemble each other in surprising detail. Many of the characters in … Continue reading

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Terminator 2 and The Spy Who Shagged Me Are Pretty Much the Same Movie

I’m feeling much better this week, and I am stoked to share this movie comparison, which was also inspired by a conversation with another of my brothers. I had just finished watching Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me for … Continue reading

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The Muppet Movie Is an ‘Isn’t It Funny That’ Comedy

There are many kinds of comedies. Slapstick, romantic, dark, road trip, parody, satire. You might think that 1979’s The Muppet Movie is a road trip comedy because at first glance it seems to be all about Kermit the Frog traveling … Continue reading

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My Kids’ First Time Watching a Star Trek Film

Last week, my oldest son (who is 8 years old) told me he was really interested in whales. He’s been learning about them in school, and once something piques his interest there is no stopping him in his quest for … Continue reading

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A Joke from Top Secret! (1984) Becomes Reality

I am always on the lookout for interesting comparisons between films, and it was surprising to find such a striking parallel between fiction and real life. I never thought a joke could be taken so seriously. Continue reading

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