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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Family Guy Blue Harvest

I admit that I am a Star Wars geek. I have seen Episode IV : A New Hope too many times to count. I pretty much can recite the movie line for line along the the characters. This is my 3rd viewing of this spoof and I’ve loved it more each time. It is absolutely hysterical I haven't seen any episode of Family Guy before or since nor will I but I love this episode nonetheless. The celebrities that spoof themselves in this episode are too numerous to mention. They Include Chevy Chase, Judd Nelson, Helen Reddy, and the ever so slimy Rush Limbaugh. Rush is the only pre mentioned star I am not afraid of. The other movies they spoof pay homage too) are Airplane, The Breakfast Club, Dirty Dancing and The Hunt For Red October. Those are the only movies I’ve seen and recognize the homage to. Seth Green even makes light of his other TV show Robot Chicken in the closing scene. This episode of Blue Harvest is perfect in every way. It is dark with out being pitch black. It is funny and entertaining, It even makes fun of our current U.S. President and Vice President by putting a Bush/Cheney bumper sticker on the back of the Star Destroyer. I want to see this movie over and over again. It was only 47 minutes of footage and manages to perfectly spoof a 121 minute movie. I can’t imagine a better T.V. watching experience. I laughed I cried I almost peed my pants. Go out and rent it today. Grade A+

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm