"Team Wildfire" Geocaching Frenzy

posted Sep 5, 2011, 6:42 PM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Sep 5, 2011, 7:31 PM ]
GeoJewett joined up with BGTx, ZionZr2, Thenkengrene, as part "Team Wildfire", on September 5, 2011.  The team name was a salute out to all those affected by the September wildfires in Austin, Bastrop, and surrounding areas.  We went out hunting for the AFI 100 series, based on The 100 Funniest American Movies Of All Time, established by the AFI.  

From the cache page of Cache #1 (GC2B12P):


“Los Angeles, CA (HFR - June 14, 2000) -- The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the 100 funniest American films, as selected by a blue-ribbon panel of leaders from across the film community, last evening during a three-hour special television event. SOME LIKE IT HOT, the 1959 classic starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon which was written, directed and produced by Billy Wilder was ranked #1. Following SOME LIKE IT HOT in the top 10, in order, were: TOOTSIE (#2), DR. STRANGELOVE (#3), ANNIE HALL (#4), DUCK SOUP (#5), BLAZING SADDLES (#6), M*A*S*H (#7), IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (#8), THE GRADUATE (#9) and AIRPLANE! (#10).”

“Interesting facts about AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs include: Cary Grant is the most celebrated actor with eight films in the top 100; The Marx Brothers and Woody Allen star in five; Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Bill Murray each appear in four films. Katharine Hepburn and Margaret Dumont share the title of most represented actress in America's funniest movies, each with four films. Five Woody Allen films made the list, including the film ranked #4, ANNIE HALL, making him the most represented director; George Cukor, Charlie Chaplin and Preston Sturges all directed four films; Mel Brooks directed three films, all of which placed in the top 15. Woody Allen and Billy Wilder both wrote five films on the top 100 list. Four films, including both the #1 and #2 funniest films, involve cross-dressing -- SOME LIKE IT HOT, TOOTSIE, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, and VICTOR/VICTORIA.”

“"Recognizing the subjective and historical nature of comedy, AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs salutes the films that have enriched America’s film heritage," stated AFI Director and CEO Jean Picker Firstenberg. "Often overlooked for major film awards, it was time funny films had the last laugh. AFI hopes this list will continue to spark interest, dialogue and appreciation for this great American art form."”

"AFI's 100 YEARS...100 LAUGHS." American Film Institute. Web. 30 June 2010. .

We found 23 other caches the same day, bringing the day's geocaching frenzy total to 123.