I’m about a decade too old to be into boy bands, but I can’t help but kinda like One Direction. I like their accents, I like that they call Simon Cowell “Uncle Simon,” and I like how the heavily tattooed one conspicuously dumped Taylor Swift the same week that her single about getting dumped by bad boys was released. But mostly, I appreciate that although they have silly haircuts and sing songs that get stuck in your head, they haven’t nearly approached the level of awful that is Justin Bieber.
However, this band of merry Brits might want to consider getting a new publicist / wardrobe designer / photographer / whoever happened to be on set when they staged this promo image:
Hollywood doesn’t give the same kind of love to Thanksgiving as it does Christmas, or even Halloween. In fact, when it comes to the silver screen, Thanksgiving’s representation is comparable to that of St. Patrick’s Day, or the Fourth of July, which is odd considering that the only thing anyone wants to do in the hours leading up to Thanksgiving dinner is watch copious amounts of television.
I wanted to put together a list of Thanksgiving movies, but then I realized that there’d probably only be two movies on said list. Instead, I’ve fashioned a countdown that includes a bunch of movies that mention Thanksgiving in some form, no matter how insignificantly it contributes to the plot.
1. Planes Trains and Automobiles
When someone mentions “Thanksgiving movies,” this is pretty much the only film that comes to mind. It is the Citizen Kane of Thanksgiving movies. If we were all playing King’s Cup and someone designated “Thanksgiving flicks” as the category, everyone but the first person who took a turn would have to take a drink.
Lately we’ve all heard a lot about this new district A-F grading system for our public schools. We all also know that everyone from principals to lunch ladies think it’s unfair, doesn’t measure what it’s intended to, and openly and vocally hate the law in general. In fact, the only person who seems to think it’s a great idea is Governor Mary Fallin, but she also thinks wearing sheer tights with peep-toed flats is a sound decision.
Now that grades were released, parents have a reason to express their outrage too. Because of this, Jenks brought in some professional statisticians to help them confirm to parents that their childrens’ school isn’t in serious jeopardy because of their B+ score–it was just graded on a terrible and error-prone system that has little to do with what the district is doing.
From News on 6:
Everyone has a handful of insufferable co-workers. There’s always a crazy cat lady, and there’s always the woman who insists you eat one of the suspicious-looking cupcakes she brought for your team. There’s also that guy who discusses his fantasy team with an alarming amount of intensity, and everyone’s had a boss before that’s made them want to simultaneously cry and punch themselves in the face.
Chin up you guys! A) it’s already Wednesday, and B) to get you through the day, I’ve written up a list of people–err, movie characters–we all know that thank sweet Mary and Joseph you do not work with. Let’s get right to it.
1. Fredo Corleone, The Godfather I and II
Everyone has that co-worker who can’t do anything right. They ask stupid questions during conference calls, jam up the copy machine, and blind copy the boss on all of your email correspondence. Sure they’re aggravating, but at least they don’t do any real damage–in fact, they sort of do a good job of making you come off as way more collected and professional that you probably are.
When it comes to Corleone LLC, Fredo is said awful co-worker. Unfortunately for him, a simple termination isn’t typically how criminal enterprises rid themselves of bad employees.
2. The Narrator, Fight Club
Could you imagine working with this guy? At the water cooler, you’d ask him what he did last weekend and he’d say he couldn’t talk about it. You’d ask to borrow his stapler, and he’d punch himself in the face. You’d invite him to play some pick up basketball, and he’d invite you to help blow up large buildings.
3. Bill Lumbergh, Office Space
Ummm, I’m gonna need you to go ahead come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmk… oh oh! and I almost forgot ahh, I’m also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, kay.
Over the past year or so, we’ve established that TLO (Editor’s Note: For the most part) is #TeamBlakeShelton. There are very few reasons to dislike him. He’s best friends with Usher and Adam Levine, who are both universally liked and super foxy (Editor’s Note: Uhhhhh). He wins all the country music awards, and hosts all of their soirées. Blake’s married to a hottie, grocery shops at Wal-Mart in Tishomingo like a regular person, and even pulls his weight in the good fight against Westboro Baptist Church. But more than all of that, he seems like a good ol’ Oklahoma boy you could drink a Coors with and who’d give you rides on his pontoon boat. (Editor’s Note: Wait a second, I thought he was universally liked?)
Which is why I was pretty stoked last week when I saw this in the check out line at Reasor’s:
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