“Don’t you take away my Academy Award you dirty goddamn j…”
~Mel Gibson Right Before We Hung Up the Phone On Him
We feel like we don’t really need to rehash this another time. The Oscars are sometimes wrong, so we went ahead and made them right. Go here, here, here, here or here for the first five segments of this feature. Once again, the years listed are for the year the ceremony took place, not the year the winning film was released. And the number in the parentheses after each name is just the IMDB user rating, which is one of many factors we take into consideration when doling out the final prizes.
So strap in, once again, for AFFotD’s…
Re-Awarding the Academy Award for Best Picture (1995-1999)
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Posted in America Fun Fact of the Day, Re-Awarding the Academy Award for Best Picture (1970-2009)
Tagged Academy Awards, America, Apollo 13, As Good as It Gets, Babe, Braveheart, Elizabeth, Fargo, Forrest Gump, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Good Will Hunting, Il Postino, Jerry Maguire, LA Confidential, Life is Beautiful, Oscars, Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, Re-Awarding the Oscars, Saving Private Ryan, Secrets & Lies, Sense and Sensibility, Shakespeare in Love, Shawshank Redemption, Shine, The English Patient, The Full Monty, The Thin Red Line, Titanic, Toy Story
“I think my heart attack is having a heart attack.”
~Oh God, Ordering Seconds Was A Horrible Idea
Many foreigners visiting America find themselves surprised at the amount of relatively fit and attractive people they can see on the street. In their mind, the typical American is fat, trudging around in clogs with grease stains on their shirt, probably eating a whole pizza right out of the box while they’re walking to the gun store. Instead, they find that Americans come in all shapes and sizes, and as much as restaurant portions seem larger than they’re used to, and the bread tastes much sweeter than anticipated, America’s culture of excess is largely confined to a very small but visible minority of people and restaurateurs who are fucking insane and are hellbent on cramming as many calories into your maw as is humanly possible before your heart explodes and showers the room with bacon bits like some Lovecraftian horror version of a piñata.
Naturally, our job is to help spread the gospel of this brave minority, these innovators who find ways to put a week’s worth of calories on a plate in front of you, these soldiers of fortune who push us to new limits, pushing our faces down into greasy heaps saying “eat your slop little piggies eat your slop!” And while we do our best to make each meal as unhealthy as possible using a variety of methods, one of the most time-honored and respected approaches involves the creation of hamburgers so excessive and absurd that the mere sight of them is enough to drive nutritionists to commit hara-kiri.
But we’re no amateurs. Sure, we could tell you about people who go to fast food restaurants and construct their own caloric monstrosities, or we could point out various chain restaurants’ burgers that double your daily allotment of fat, but that’s child’s play. If you really want to grab our attention, you’ve got to make something so obscene that even our own staff would have to take pause before diving in. But dive in we shall, because this is America, and we’ve always wondered if heart attacks really are as painful as they make it look on TV.
The Ten Most Caloric Burgers In The World
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Posted in America's Culinary Treats, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Steaks, Strange Foods
Tagged America, Bacon, Burger, burgers most calories, Diggers diner, England, Fifth Third Burger, Hamburger, Hamburgers, Heart Attack Grill, High caloric burgers, Hwy 55, Judgment Day Burger, Mega Mel, Minor League Baseball, most caloric burgers, over de flame, Pig'n-Chik, Quadruple Bypass Burger, State Champion Burger, the 55 challenge, The Sarge Burger, Titanic, Ulti-Meatum, West Michigan Whitecaps
“I want to see whatever movie is rated ‘Um holy shit.’”
~America’s movie going audiences
America likes going to see the movies. Granted, they don’t always like going to see good movies, but movies are still seen nonetheless. Of course, we don’t want children under the age of 4 seeing dismemberments, and we really like making it hard for thirteen year olds to see large projected breasts, so the MPAA is there to put arbitrary ratings on each movie.
Obviously, each of these ratings represents a different level of American values. Because some movies like to have vegetables talk to you about Jesus, and are rated accordingly, while other’s like to say “motherfucker” while they explode the shit out of a plane. That is why we are here with a handy guide to let you know what to expect when you’re watching a film of a certain rating.
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Tagged America, Bruce Springstein, Grenada, Indiana Jones, Motion Pictures, Movies, MPAA, Rated G, Rated NC-17, Rated PG, Rated PG-13, Rated R, Titanic
“What’s that? 100th day of the year? Sure you can use that as a reason to drink today. You know what else you can use as a reason? THIS IS AMERICA DAMMIT!”
~Johnny Roosevelt, Editor-in-Chief of AFFotD
Today is April 10th, which sources tell us, is the 100th day of the year. So, if your 2011 has been great, or terrible, either way that’s a cause to drink. And as as result, we’re going to do something very special at the America Fun Fact of the Day offices here today. We are going to let a separate AFFotD staffer inform you of what happened on previous April 10ths in America. Except most of them will be in various states of drunk. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know who you’re hearing from, and how much they’ve had to drink, and hopefully they’ll have done their research well enough that they’re not just drunkenly pulling shit out of their asses.
But then again, we can’t make any promises.
So, without further ado, here is…
The American History of April 10th in America (As Remembered By Drunk Americans)
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Tagged 80's Music, Absinthe, AFFotD, Alcohol, America, Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Franklin, Cheetos, Chicago Blackhawks, Civil War, Don't Stop Believing, Drunk, Drunk Staff, Dueling, Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death, Four Loko, Great Gatsby, Johnny Roosevelt, Journey, Mount Tambora, Patent System, Pittsburgh, Robert E. Lee, Stanley Cup, Super Volcano, The Wire, The Year Without a Summer, Titanic, Today in American History, Trumpet Flame Thrower