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15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in November

Turkey day may be the main event in the second-to-last month of the year, but there are plenty of unusual holidays to fill your November days with celebration. 1. November 2nd: National Plan Your Epitaph Day Getty Images Whether you’re morbid or just really on top of planning ahead, take the day to decide which of your [...]

The Late Movies: Colonel Sherman T. Potter

By now, you’ve heard that actor Harry Morgan died on Wednesday at age 96. Morgan had over 150 acting credits, but his best known role was as the commanding officer of M*A*S*H 4077 in the hit TV series from 1975 to 1983. Colonel Potter, the fictional character, has his own biography at the M*A*S*H wiki. [...]

Who is Sadie Hawkins and Why Does She Have Her Own Dance?

Every October, we indulge in a month-long horrorfest at our house. Zombieland was the movie of choice a few nights ago, and the scene came up where Columbus explains how one of his worst moments of 1997 was when his school held a Sadie Hawkins dance. “No one asked you?” “It was girls’ choice,” he [...]