Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day


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As a veteran, I appreciate those who also wore the uniform.  And, I particularly wish to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we might enjoy the freedoms that the rest of the world envy.  Keep them close to your heart this Memorial Day!

 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Philadelphians Dip their Diphthongs?

Holy Etymology Batman! You mean to tell me that, as a person born in the City of Brotherly Love, I dip my diphthongs? Whaddaya youse tawkin?



She Don’t Throw Like No Girl!

If you are a baseball fan, you have probably heard of Eri Yoshida.

Eri is a female Japanese baseball player who throws a knuckle ball at 55 mph!

Check out the video of the girl wonder in action below:




Saturday, May 29, 2010

Weekend Sale

R.I..P. Dennis Hopper

I became a fan of Dennis Hopper¹s last endeavor... his Starz series Crash. While the series seemed to lose its equilibrium in the second and final season, Hopper’s character seemed to find balance. We had no idea of knowing that life was about to imitate art.

Entertainment Weekly eulogized the late Mr. Hopper as the most visionary of Hollywood’s legendary bad boys.

Hopper exited the planet at the age of 74 in the midst of battles with his fifth wife and...

Well, check out the thoroughly crafted final ride at The Los Angeles Times.

A great talent who will be missed...


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Friday, May 28, 2010

R.I.P. Gary Coleman

Star of TV Land classic Diff’rent Strokes Gary Coleman has exited the planet.

When we heard of his latest hospitalization, we immediately began to pray.  It seemed that Coleman had more than his share of troubles in life... and this one just felt like it could be serious.

It was.

Hospitalized after a reported fall caused a head injury in Utah.  He was 42.

The Los Angeles Times published an obituary that includes highlights of Coleman’s tumultuous life and career.

Below is a video tribute from the Associate Press that appeared on the USA Today web site:





Prayers for Gary’s family, friends and fans...

Deadly Sushi?

I have eaten shark... and I have eaten octopus... but this video of an octopus devouring a shark is a shocker... and gives me a new level of respect for those tasty invertebrates. Check it out:






Thursday, May 27, 2010

R.I.P. Art Linkletter

Sad to read the obituary in the New York Times about the passing of Gordon Arthur Kelly, otherwise known as TV legend Art Linkletter at the age of 97.

Like his contemporary Ed Sullivan, nobody could figure out why Art was so popular. To look at him critically, it defied logic that he was so famous for so long. And yet... even today people remember his many television appearances.

A Canuck born a decade into the 20th Century, Linkletter leaves his wife and two of his children behind.  Those of us of the TV generation will have many fond memories of this pioneer of broadcasting.

Read more about Art at NPR.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Most Annoying Girl on the Planet!

Long before the invention of Ritalin, there was a loud, hyperactive teenage girl who loves her dad so much, she knocks him down and smothers him with kisses. And, child protective services... well, they didn’t exist then.

Candy Moore takes on the role that helped make Patty Duke a star... and it turned out to be a turkey that never made it to television. But, thanks to the internet... you can see this monumental flop of 1962... featuring the typical sitcom family with the Wicked Witch of the West as their maid.

Huh?

After watching the video below, drop us a comment to let us know how many times (and with what implement) you think this girl should have been slapped...


Frank and Ella

Ella Fitzgerald has to be one of the greatest female performers ever! And here she is doing what only she could do along with my patron saint, Francis Albert Sinatra. You wanna see genius? Play the video!








Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hollywood Sirens Singing for Jesus

Maybe you didn’t believe when I said that former Snootie Little Cutie Connie Haines sang gospel music. Well, here is your opportunity to hear a performance she did with Beryl Davis, Rhonda Fleming and Jane Russell (spokeswoman for Playtex back in the day) back in the 1950’s.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

A-Team Auditions

Steven J. Cannell posted this video of some of our favorite basketball commentators from Turner doing their best Mister T impersonations.

Check it out:





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