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This week is the release of the all new Vacation films from National Lampoon. It features Rusty following in his father’s footsteps, when he decides to take his family on the same cross-country trip to America’s favorite family fun park – Walley World. What better way to honor the new release, than by remembering these 4 memorable scenes from the...

Posted on Jun 28 2015 - 8:00am by Laura Morrison
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Homophobic jokes bear porn and a Busby Berkeley-inspired song-and-dance number could only come to fruition in the mind of vulgar comedy king Seth MacFarlane. Mcfarlane unleashes all that and more in hyperactive fashion before the opening credits even finish in Ted 2. Boston working-class guy John (Mark Wahlberg) and his childhood-friend-come-to-life, the foul-mouthed...

Posted on Feb 16 2015 - 1:40pm by Celebhush Staff
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    A truly star-studded affair that seemed to have been on TV for the whole night: The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, which aired for a whopping 3 and a half hours last night, and the special guests didn’t disappoint. At times, many would agree that a few sketches went on for a bit too long and also didn’t hit their marks but the ones...

Posted on Feb 15 2015 - 9:11am by Susan Lee
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Steven Brykman On the eve of Friendly’s announcing they are filing for bankruptcy and closing stores in Massachusetts, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, let me offer them a little thanks…for nothing! Along with my deepest condolences to all who ever ate there, and my regrets this hadn’t happened a whole lot sooner. I worked at Friendly’s as a “cook”...

Posted on Dec 9 2014 - 1:10am by Susan Lee
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I sat down to read Dear Committee Members, Julie Schumacher’s second novel, on the same day a former student emailed asking for a letter of recommendation to become a resident assistant on campus. As I scrolled through the email, I had to chuckle. Not only did I vaguely remember this student, but as I searched my memory (and previous online grade book), I realized...

Posted on Dec 8 2014 - 1:11am by Susan Lee
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As the first snows of December drift across my South St Louis windows, and the last shards of Thanksgiving turkey find their way into the requisite casseroles, cold cuts, and cauldrons of stock, I find myself harkening back to early Advent Sundays of yore. My childhood, like so many others, was loaded with the humor of the holidays, but one of my family’s favorite...

Posted on Dec 7 2014 - 1:11am by Susan Lee
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The Grim Reaper got its start in English lore during the 14th century.  The symbol for death is a necessary reminder that death is always lurking in the shadows and that we may be its next suctim.  Perhaps this would have been a better post for October, but I have been collecting cartoons that feature the Grim Reaper, and I think it’s time that I opened...

I’m not sure that it ranks as high as pictures of baby animals, meme-based quizzes, “infotainment” listicles, or Kim Kardashian’s prodigious rump, but Kurt Vonnegut’s very name seems to have become a powerful form of clickbait in the twenty-first century. Judging from my own Facebook feed, there must be weekly (if not almost daily) blog posts or internet...

Posted on Dec 2 2014 - 1:11am by Susan Lee
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Steven Brykman On the eve of Friendly’s announcing they are filing for bankruptcy and closing stores in Massachusetts, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, let me offer them a little thanks…for nothing! Along with my deepest condolences to all who ever ate there, and my regrets this hadn’t happened a whole lot sooner. I worked at Friendly’s as a “cook”...

Some of the more meaningful Thanksgivings I have spent have been with strangers, far from home. Whether it be a mixed bag guest list peppered with other wayfarers, or being welcomed into the home of a friend’s extended family, there is something about breaking bread with strangers that lends a certain poignancy to the holiday. It’s sort of like a television special....