Jordan Peele's 'Us' is a Creepy Tale That Sadly Mirrors Our Reality

On May 25, 1986, approximately 6.5 million Americans stood hand in hand forming a human chain that stretched from New York to California for an event called Hands Across America. It was a fundraiser project from USA for Africa (the same people who produced the “We Are the World” single the year before) in hopes of raising $100 million to fight hunger and homelessness. The hope was that everyone who participated would donate $10 for the cause. Families stood and sang together for 15 minutes. And then it was over.

I had trouble remembering if Hands Across America really happened or if it was a gimmick for the film when the original commercial for the event flashed on the big screen during the opening of Us. I only vaguely remember the event, which might have to do more with the fact that I have lived in Washington State my whole life and we weren’t involved in the project. I doubt that I’m the only one and I suspect that was also some of Jordan Peele’s reasoning as well whe…

Iconic ‘Brady Bunch’ House May Be Torn Down

The Brady Bunch House
The Brady Bunch house as it looks today. (Zillow)
One of the most well-known houses in America (though many have never entered its doors for real) is not only up for sale, but one of the prospective buyers is thinking of mowing it down. The house, located at 11222 Dilling Street, Studio City, CA was once the home of Mike and Carol Brady or at least the outside of it was. From 1969 to 1974, the exterior of the house was shown in the TV series, but not the inside. In fact, the inside looks nothing like the TV version which was filmed on a studio soundstage. (You can see photos of the inside of the home at Zillow.

This is the first time that the Brady Bunch house has been up for sale since the current owners bought it in 1973. Unlike the show, it features two bedrooms with three bathrooms and has two master suites. It is speculated that it is the second-most photographed house in the U.S. after the White House. The house is listed for $1.85 million and while the current owners are hoping that whoever purchases will preserve the house, at least one potential buyer is thinking of uprooting it. Stay tuned.


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