'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' was the third, and considered by many to be the best, installment in the 'Vacation' franchise.
Like its predecessors, it was written by John Hughes and starred Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. Unlike the other movies in the series, the "vacation" took place at the Griswold's home during the holiday season.
When an image of a police officer goes viral, it's often for something the police department isn't going to be very proud of. But that's certainly not the case with the above photo of New York City police officer Lawrence DePrimo that has been circulating the internet.
The holiday season presents a bit of a greeting conundrum. Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy holidays"? This decision weighs particularly heavily on retailers, who want to use verbiage that encourages the widest swath of Americans to spend money at their stores.
Ever heard the expression "that and a dime will get you a cup of coffee"? Well, not that long ago a cup of coffee did cost a dime. (And you can still get a cup for well less than a dollar in many places.)
Of course, Starbucks began blowing the lid off the coffee price structure about 15 years ago. Now the average latte at the ubiquitous chain costs around four bucks. And if java lovers want a Grande-sized cup of Starbucks' newest coffee, Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, they will have to shell out $7.
We're probably at the point where just about every parent with a school-age child has a certain level of Internet sophistication. This means that it is fairly easy for most parents to check up on what their kids are getting into online. But are they?
Last Friday police in North Providence, Rhode Island were called by a woman who had spotted a group of teenagers damaging her mailbox. The cops quickly located the yellow sports car which had been at the crime scene and apprehended the suspects.
Over the past 46 years, Joe Lueken has built a successful chain of grocery stores in Minnesota and North Dakota. Having recently turned 70, it's time for Lueken to retire and enjoy the good life with his wife.
It used to be that we only heard about the interesting names that celebrities bestowed upon their children. (Hello, Apple!) However, thanks to the vastness of the internet, now when normal folks give their kids questionable names we can catch wind of that too.
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