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The Favorite Movies of 42 Famous People

Presidents & Politicians What’s with presidents and High Noon? 1. Barack Obama – The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) When Katie Couric asked then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama what his favorite movie is, he replied, “Oh, I think it would have to be The Godfather. One and Two. Three not so much. That saga — I [...]

The Missing Links: The Last Moment Robot

Let’s Save These 11 Places, Shall We? On this day of amazing lists of 11 here at mental_floss, it seems fitting to share another notable compilation of that number. here National Geographic presents a photo rundown of the 11 Most Endangered U.S. Historic Places. Also, I checked out the Wikipedia page for the number eleven – [...]

Bottle Rocket: Dignan’s Notebook

In Wes Anderson’s first movie Bottle Rocket, a young Owen Wilson plays Dignan, a wannabe criminal whose prior work experience includes lawn maintenance — before he was fired. Early in the film, Dignan shows his 75-year plan for developing a criminal enterprise, written in a spiral-bound notebook using multiple colored pens. Among my friends, Dignan’s [...]