September 5, 2008
'Animal House' at 30: O Bluto, Where Art Thou?
A gentleman does not steal horses, spit food across the table, or pee on peoples' shoes. By that definition, John "Bluto" Blutarsky is not a gentleman, but something more extraordinary.
The fictional antihero of National Lampoon's Animal House, Bluto is a slovenly symbol of irreverence, a bloated personification of the id. Bored by the past and future, he lives to party in an endless now. Alas, even icons must turn 30.
Animal House, the most infamous movie ever made about