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All is Ducky at A&E

The ducks will be quacking again and the A&E Network has egg on its face … as expected. After a week-long, politically correct drama where A&E climbed on its high horse and suspended “Duck Dynasty” megastar Phil Robertson for what it claimed were insensitive remarks toward gays, the network made an about-face and reinstated the hugely popular reality show’s patriarch over the weekend. As reported on Fox News’ “The Five,” A&E released a statement chock-full of more PC rhetoric, pointing out that it had consulted with numerous advocacy groups before making its decision. “The Five’s” Andrea Tantaros took exception to the press release, saying, “It’s a bunch of baloney. If you take a look at this, it’s about profit, profit, profit. But even more than that, it’s not about money. The fact that A&E tried to silence them, even before the scandal, shows that they have different political beliefs. It’s bigger than money. They don’t want them praying, they don’t want them talking about Jesus. They don’t get that talking about Jesus is actually profitable and what made them profitable.”

Naruto the Movie!

In honor of Geek Week…a fake, but fun trailer tribute to one of the most beloved shows of all-time.

Groucho, Dino and Raquel

Groucho Marx, Dean Martin and Raquel Welch meet on the inaugural season of TV’s THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE in 1964. By and large, television ever since has been pablum — a nice bowl of cream of wheat.

 

Is That a Stake in Your Pocket?

We’ve all seen them — the trailers that are 10 times better than the movies they market. Here’s one such delicious and duplicitous trailer, from 1989, released by the late and lamented Vidmark.

How to Get Revenge

This instructional video, starring Linda Blair from THE EXORCIST, starts out with a jokey premise, but the revenge tips that Blair and company offer are far too well-thought-out and far too illegal to be anything but real.

 

Hollywood’s Closet Libertarians

“A lot of my friends are pro-marijuana legalization, [believe that] prohibition is a nightmare, and that the prison industrial complex is terrible. They won’t describe themselves as libertarian but when you lay out all their points of view for them, that’s what the platform is,” explains Los Angeles-based writer and comedian Heather Anne Campbell. “And then I found out, some of my closest and best friends are just straight-up libertarian.”

Campbell has written for Saturday Night Live, Cartoon Network’s Incredible Crew, The Mightnight Show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, performed with Drew Carey’s Improvaganza and the CW’s Who’s Line is it Anyway? Currently, she writes for a new block of animated programing called Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) on the Fox network.

Hugh Jackman, Dancing Fool

A swig of ice tea not only helps Hugh Jackman beat the summer heat, but also transforms the actor into a dancing fool. H/T CulturePub

Dumbest Rings Moments

The Nostalgia Critic risks fan-boy rage by counting down the 11 dumbest moments in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

 

Before They Were Stars

Vintage car and cosmetic television ads by before-they-were-famous stars. The lineup:

Robert De Niro – AMC Ambassador (1969)
Farrah Fawcett – Union 76 (1972)
Dustin Hoffman – Volkswagen (1966)
Kim Basinger – Bright Side Shampoo (1972)
Lindsay Wagner – Twice as Nice Shampoo (1967)
John Travolta – US Army (1973)
Cybill Shepherd – Cover Girl (1969)

Calvin and Hobbes: The Movie

While growing up, Calvin’s imagination always kept him sane. He didn’t have many friends, so he created one. As he got older, he tried to leave childish things behind. But his imagination had a different plan.

This is a fan-made trailer devoted to our favorite comic strip. We are deliberately not monetizing the video in honor of Bill Watterson. H/T Gritty Reboots

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