The Wagon Queen Family Truckster is a station wagon created specifically for the 1983 comedy National Lampoon's Vacation. The Truckster is based on a Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon that has been heavily modified. The car was designed by George Barris and was deliberately built to exhibit ridiculously bad taste, with absurd styling, and lampooned American cars of the late 1970s. The Wagon Queen Family Truckster features a pea green paint scheme, an excessive amount of fake wood paneling, and eight headlights. The Truckster played a central role in National Lampoon's Vacation, a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron and Anthony Michael Hall. The screenplay was written by John Hughes, based on his short fictionalized account of his own family's ill-fated trip to Disneyland when Hughes was a boy. National Lampoon's Vacation was a significant box-office hit, earning more than $61 million in the United States with an estimated budget of $15 million. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted National Lampoon's Vacation the 46th greatest comedy film of all time. It is widely considered to be the best film in National Lampoon's series of Vacation films, and continues to be a popular film and a staple on cable television channels.
If you're a movie buff like I am, see if you get all of these movie references -- the National Lampoons Vacation, Knight Rider, BTTF and Kill Bill references made me LOLz -- but that wouldn't have been possible without some of the more mundane cars offered in GTA 5. And of course, here are 35 ways to die.
And speaking of Back To The Future, next week I'm heading up to Universal Orlando for this year's rendition of Halloween Horror Nights. I'm still pissy they took out the BTTF ride in favor of some lame ass Simpsons merchandising, but at least they're taking a little better care of the Delorean, unlike Sony and the ECTO-1 from Ghostbusters II. What strikes me a little odd about this year's HHN is they're repeating one of the themes from last year, The Walking Dead. Usually they don't do that, as each year enjoys its own unique theme based on what's hot and trendy. But since TWD's season 4 premire just came out -- watch it here -- strike while the iron is hot, I guess. Added bonus: the Harry Potter ride will be open at night, along with the new new Transformers ride, which I haven't been on yet.
Ernie. Here are some pics/videos From Million Vet March, including some video of the Vets marching past White House carrying baracades from the monument. Greg
hey Ernie. This definitely falls under WTF, but hey... It is art, and probably paid for with NEA funds. Enjoy. Eric
First, Wow that pickup truck was rather, uh, engaging. Almost as engaging as this water truck which we apparently have money for. Second, I laughed for 56 seconds, straight. Third, there's more, although unfortunately void of meat slapping.
Yvonne Strahovski is an Australian actress best known for her roles as CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC television series Chuck and as serial killer Hannah McKay in the Showtime series Dexter. And if you're never quite satisfied that she didn't gear down more, then perhaps you'll appreciate these 52 pictures of Ashlynn, who cor all intensive purposes could be Strahovski's doppelganger/stunt double.
Want to know what the fuck is wrong with the world today? Here's a rundown of the most-Googled musicians according to Google. The number one artist probably won't surprise you, but I guarantee it will disappoint you.
Two weeks after Breaking Bad's epic series finale aired, and the world is still discovering and obsessing over AMC's Emmy-winning series. Case in point: Anthony Hopkins, who reportedly binge-watched the entire five seasons in a recent two-week marathon: "I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant! Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen - ever. I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I've sort of lost belief in anything really." [read the letter in its entirety here.] Turns out, after gushing over Cranston, Sir Anthony Hopkins called Conan to dish out even more praise. I wonder if this letter will top Cranston's
here's one you don't hear often: 10 hero lawyers who helped the poor