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'A Christmas Story,' 'A League of Their Own,' 'Slacker' Selected for Preservation by the National Film Registry

Today, the titles of 25 films selected to be preserved in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry were announced by the Librarian of Congress (yes, that's a real job/person), and a few well-known comedies made the list. Six of the 25 films this year were comedies (or comedy-dramas), and they are A Christmas Story (1983), A League of Their Own (1992), Slacker (1991), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Sons of the Desert (1933), and Born Yesterday (1950). Also, a bunch of non-comedies like The Matrix and some other stuff made the list too, but that junk doesn't concern us here because this is a comedy website, and we [...]

Laugh Like Your Great-Grandparents With The Library Of Congress' National Jukebox

In case you've ever wondered what your great-grand Memaw and Pepaw were laughing at during the box social (or smiling awkwardly at while their friends played it ad naseum), the Library of Congress' National Jukebox is your new old-timey Pandora. The Jukebox features 188 audio comedy sketches and counting from the early 1900s, and boy did you have to be there! Certain bits like "Casey at the bat" are timeless for a reason; others require a wealth of pop culture that hinges largely on a knowledge of box cars, though I will throw down for Nat M. Wills' "A father of 36." Wordplay! Twenty-three skedon't listen to any [...]