1. President Obama Slips 'Caddyshack' Quote Into Harold Ramis Tribute, Because That's What Nerds Do
While paying tribute to the legendary comedian and filmmaker Harold Ramis—who died yesterday at the age of 69—Barack Obama, like so many of us dorks who grew up memorizing every aspect of his films, couldn't resist dropping a little of Bill Murray's dialogue from the Ramis-co-scripted classic Caddyshack in at the end. So, Ramis has got that going for him, which is nice:
"Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Harold Ramis, one of America's greatest satirists, and like so many other comedic geniuses, a proud product of Chicago's Second City. When we watched his movies—from Animal House and Caddyshack to Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day—we didn't just laugh until it hurt. We questioned authority. We identified with the outsider. We rooted for the underdog. And through it all, we never lost our faith in happy endings. Our thoughts and prayers are with Harold's wife, Erica, his children and grandchildren, and all those who loved him, who quote his work with abandon, and who hope that he received total consciousness."