When Cameron Crowe was a young writer at Rolling Stone magazine he went undercover for a year at a high school in San Diego, an experience that became a book called 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High.' Crowe then adopted his tale into a screenplay, and thus was born the Amy Heckerling-directed movie 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High.'
The 1992 movie 'The Mighty Ducks' not only spawned two theatrical sequels and an animated TV series, but when the Disney-owned Anaheim franchise joined the NHL in 1993, they were named the Mighty Ducks in honor of the film. Take that, 'Big Green.'
'The Mighty Ducks' starred Emilio Estevez as a lawyer who is sentenced to coach a youth hockey team after being convicted of drunk driving. Because you need a lot of players to fill a hockey roster, the film's cast featured a metric butt-ton of young actors. See what they're up to these days now.
Even if you've never seen the Paul Newman classic 'Cool Hand Luke,' you're probably aware of its famous scene in which Newman's title character wins a bet by downing 50 hard boiled eggs in one sitting. We're not sure how much they know about 'Cool Hand Luke' in Tunisia, but a man there named Dhaou Fatnassi tried to replicate Newman's feat. Needless to say, it didn't end well.
When Aubrey Ireland left for college she had a good relationship with her parents. They had always supported her interest in music and acting and offered to pay her tuition to the University of Cincinnati's prestigious College-Conservatory of Music, even though she had received scholarships from other schools.
The bathroom isn't necessarily the worst place for a teeth cleaning. In fact that's where most folks regularly brush their teeth. Nevertheless, you wouldn't want to show up for a dental appointment for your checkup and be taken into the bathroom.
Christmas culinary traditions differ from nation to nation, but you'd probably be hard-pressed to find one more surprising than the one in Japan. On December 25th, residents of the island nation line up to buy buckets of KFC for their yuletide celebrations.
On the White House's website there is a "We The People" section, which allows citizens to "petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country." If any submitted petition gets 25,000 E-signatures, then the White House will review the proposal.
Our favorite of these petitions this month has to be from Colorado man “John D" who, as we reported last week, wants the government to secure resources and funding to begin the construction of a Death Star by 2016.
George Johannesen is very much alive. Which is why it was so surprising when the Canadian man received a letter addressed "To the Estate of George Johannesen." Even more surprising is that it came from his insurance company, who should really be on top of such things.
A trip to find a Christmas tree turned into a potential disaster for young Peyton Myrick.
The two-year-old's grandfather had taken the boy to find the perfect tree on a 300 acre plot of family land in Clover, South Carolina when they got separated and, suddenly, Peyton was nowhere to be found.
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