Tag Archives: Celebrities

Mr. T

Mr. T just turned sixty. Turns out the first twenty-something years of his life were pretty interesting. Tureaud next worked as a bouncer. It was at this time that he created the persona of Mr. T. His wearing of gold neck chains and other jewelry was the result of customers losing the items or leaving […]

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RIP Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, has died. Grieving commentators on the AV Club’s news report pointed to this amazing video for Shadrack as a memorial. The fact that a screechy white-boy rap band could conceive of a video so unusual and artistic should’ve been a good indication than there was a lot […]

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Mad Men Bowling

If you ever wanted to see Weird Al face off against Don Draper in bowling, your dreams have come true. I don’t bowl, but I do watch Mad Men, so this clip was an acceptable risk of my time.  Turns out, it was far more entertaining than it had any right to be.  I guess […]

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“Doing it the hard way”

I had the pleasure and privilege of seeing James Hunter tear up the stage last weekend, and heartily recommend anyone within shooting distance of his remaining shows take advantage.  He’s the last of the genuine 60’s soul men, despite being a 90s Englishman. British soulman James Hunter isn’t one to complain. It took him 20 […]

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Becoming Marilyn

The name was a façade, and it seems the façade was a façade, too. Poor girl. It took a lot of work to “be” Marilyn Monroe. The starlet slathered on layers of Vaseline, hormone cream, Erno Laszlo Active pHelityl Cream, or Nivea (meaning “snow white”) to give a glow under studio lights, followed by a […]

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Mel & Dave

Only David Letterman could host Mel Blanc (and all of his audible entourage) and look this bored.  I’ve never understood Letterman’s appeal – he’s a bitchy, unhappy, unfunny guy.  Luckily Mel Blanc is fun, funny and charming. You almost forget the guy in the suit isn’t there. via Mel Blanc’s cartoon voices VIDEO – YouTube.

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Grace-ful Star Wars Prequels

Despite his tendency to pick terrible scripts, I’m quite a Topher Grace fan. I’m even more so, now.  Someone leak this to the Internet now, damn it!  (Aside: These posters are of far better quality than the films they represent.) For those of you who don’t know, Topher Grace is a film geek. He loves […]

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Dame Edna to Retire

Barry Humphries is hanging up the rhinestone specs. I used to love staying up late to howl at the Dame Edna shows, so I find this sad news, but as Barry is almost 80 I suppose we can grant him some rest. This is just one of Everage’s comedic techniques, which have occasionally spurred controversy, […]

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Elmo Costello

Sesame Street has increasingly relied upon celebrity appearances for content, and while some of these are incongruous (Mark Ruffalo? Really?), others seem perfect for the role. Witness Elvis Costello update an old classic for Muppet audiences.

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The Voice

I’m catching up on links I meant to Stumble for months, but an extended absence from Firefox (and now, an eternal avoidance of StumbleUpon) left them lingering in my to-do list. A few months ago, a “celebrity” unknown outside Toronto died. Within Toronto, though, everyone knew and loved Mark Dailey: A giant with a deep […]

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