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The recently deceased Harold Ramis' beloved anti-authoritarian comedies of the late ’70s and the ’80s (including "Animal House" starring John Belushi, pictured) were pop trojan horses of then-emerging right-wing cultural values, former Harper's Magazine columnist Thomas Frank writes at Salon.

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As reader Ender points out, Fred Thompson bears a striking resemblance to Vigo the Carpathian (played by Wilhelm von Homburg) from the movie "Ghostbusters II," a character who, coincidentally, also had delusions of grandeur.

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