"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
I had an uncle who grew up in Detroit in the early '40's. He was very stern and dour and the only time I ever knew him to laugh was one holiday morning when he sat down and watched A Christmas Story with me. "Soap poisoning!" made him almost fall over. Then when a commercial came on he glared at me and snapped, "That's exactly how it was too!"And for Bob Clark films they really should have mentioned he directed Black Christmas, which Steve Martin once told Olivia Hussey was his favorite film.
Meh. Seemed to be grasping for bits to mock. Still a movie I can sit down and star watching at any point and enjoy it... kinda like The Blues Brothers.
The story is lifted from Jean Shepherd's "In God We Trust: All Other Pay Cash." Shepherd was a pioneer late-night radio host who pranked the NY literary scene by having his listeners rave about a non-existent book ("I, Libertine"). One of the greatest hoaxes of all time, more so because it was done in the open.