“…You mean we have to watch Geostorm for this article?”
Welcome to a series of articles with so many entries that we’re not even bothering to count them. This is, what, the tenth one of these? That sounds right, ballpark at least? Anyway, we decided (thanks, Jack Daniels and a surprise divorce) that we should find every single fictional president who has been portrayed in a movie, and decide which one of those was the best at presidenting. And THEN we decided we should arbitrarily rank each president against each other, for reasons that don’t sound quite as compelling now that we’ve sobered up.
So if this is the first article in this series you’ve come across because you Googled “Gregory Peck President” then, well, we honestly don’t know if you are our prime demographic or not. Just keep in mind that all these fancy links at the beginning of this paragraphs link to previous entries to our latest series in which we, and maybe you already know where we’re going with this, because we literally just said it, rank every fictional movie President arbitrarily.
We’re now getting to our better fake Presidents, the ones who stand tall and stay strong, no matter how much things fall apart around them.
Every Fictional President in Film History: Ranked (#50-41—Strong During a Crisis)
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Posted in America Fun Fact of the Day, Every Fictional President in Film History: Ranked
Tagged Airline Disaster, Amazing Grace and Chuck, America, Andy Garcia, Captain America, Fictional President Rankings, Fictional Presidents, George Clooney, Geostorm, Gregory Peck, Independence Day: Resurgence, Iron Man 3, Jeff Bridges, Meredith Baxter, Presidents, Ronny Cox, Sam Waterston, Spy Kids, The Contender, The Enemy Within, US Presidents, William Fichtner, William Sadler
“Prrrrfftt plabber prrrftt sorry my glorious mustache was in my mouth, you see.”
Every great war leaves behind a cultural legacy. The Vietnam War spurned on counter-culture and PTSD. World War II developed and hardened the so-called “Greatest Generation.” The Korean War led to M*A*S*H*. The impact of these conflicts have been scorched into our memory, making irreplaceable connections in our minds. So, while we were riffling through the Smithsonian website looking for blueprints (we heard they have the Fonzie’s jacket there, and we fucking want it) we stumbled across this little item regarding the Civil War. Because, when you think of the Civil War, clearly the one thing you associate with it is slavery glorious facial hair.
We were going to do a fun fact on the importance of office safety, ever since we had to send [REDACTED] to the hospital when he started shouting, “GONZO JOURNALISM” and licking our supply of poison arrow frogs, but really, we figure this is more important. So, let’s rate some facial hair, everyone.
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Posted in America's Greatest Fun Facts, Fighters
Tagged Adelbert Ames, Alexander Shaler, Alpheus Williams, Ambrose Burnside, America, Andrew Johnson, Anton Chigurh, Cavalry, Cheers, Civil War, Cliff, Family Guy, J.E.B. Stuart, Jeff Bridges, Jim Henson, John Haskell King, John McAllister Schofield, John Worden, Koren War, M*A*S*H*, Muppet, Mustache, NASCAR, No Country for Old men, Peter Griffin, Playmobile, Potato Chips, PTSD, Rear Admiral, Redacted, Ridiculous Mustaches, Ringo, Samuel Carroll, Sideburns, Smithsonian, The Fonz, The Village People, Tom Selleck, Vietnam War, Wikipedia, World War II
“And the Oscar goes to…”
~William Shakespeare, probably
In 1929, Hollywood held the first, “Hey guys, aren’t we awesome?” party that eventually went on to be known as the “Academy Awards.” Ever since that point, the Oscars have become a yearly tradition meant to celebrate brilliant films, powerful performances, and weird dresses. And while the Academy Awards carry with them a lot of prestige and respect within the film circles, there is one little problem with them. They are not nearly American enough.
Every year, there are notable Oscar snubs, but worse than the snubs is fact that, throughout the past 82 years, some of the most quintessential American roles have never been recognized by the Academy. We at AFFotD are here to fix that. We’re giving out official Oscars to the four American actors who have been repeatedly screwed over (most of them are on staff) by the Academy, and for good measure we’re going to commit copious amounts of assault and rob the awards from other recipients who are not nearly American enough to deserve the honor.
While this isn’t a black-tie event, tuxes are recommended (it really classes up the part where we mercilessly beat other actors). We’ll wait for you to change.
That’s better. And now, to name our post-award recipients of Academy Awards. America style.
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Posted in The Best of the Rest
Tagged 25th Hour, Academy Awards, America, America Runs on Dunkin', American History X, Armageddon, Babe Ruth, Batman, black-tie event, Bruce Banner, Christian Bale, Coen Brothers, Coyote Ugly, Deep Impact, Donny, Edward Norton, Fight Club, Futurama, Indiana Jones, Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Mark Walberg, Matt Damon, O Brother Where Art Thou, Oscars, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robot Santa Claus, Rosanne, Rounders, The Big Lebowski, The Dude, The Fighter, The Incredible Hulk, Timothy Hutton, Truman Capote, tuxedo, Vietnam War, Walter Sobchak