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Independence Day Paradoxically Appeals to Disparate Worldviews

With the Fourth of July just a few days away, I’d like to share an uplifting observation about the 1996 film Independence Day. Today’s riots and feelings of animosity between people who disagree on political issues make me want to … Continue reading

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What Happens When We Fail to Heed Sir Thomas More’s Warning

Five years ago, I offered 10 timely lessons from A Man for All Seasons (1966), and I’m sure many of us recently observed a high-profile example of what happens when #1 on that list is violated. We’ll get to that … 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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Movies That Get Worse on Multiple Viewings: Field of Dreams

I used to think Field of Dreams was a deep movie. Then I grew up and realized there’s more to life than baseball and the 1960s. Today I’m going to explain why 1989’s Field of Dreams gets worse on multiple … Continue reading

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Why True Freedom Can’t Be Found in Either U.S. Political Party

I don’t like to get political on this website. I generally shy away from these discussions because I just want to have fun talking about movies. But the recent presidential election stirred powerful feelings in my heart, and they soon … Continue reading

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Joke of the Week: Election

Which actress endorsed a politician who was trying to get Detroit union members to vote for him? The answer is…

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Joke of the Week: Candidates

What happened when a lady tapped on the shoulder of a man she thought she knew and said, “Paul, who are you voting for?” The answer is…

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Joke of the Week: George Washington

Why was George Washington so concerned about everything he did in office? The answer is…

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Joke of the Week: Gerald Ford

What did the newspaper headline say when Gerald Ford decided to keep the former president’s spending cuts? The answer is…

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Joke of the Week: Political Polls

Why are political poll takers unbiased toward blue or red states? The answer is…

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