davidl on July 3rd, 2015

As a recovering Trekkie, I have long recognized the Prime Directive for hiring a Trekkie actor is the willing to sign a long term contract, for the run of the series, and do so cheaply. Save for the captain characters, former Trekkie actors virtually disappear from the screen after the run of the series. Having […]

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I’ve held off on commenting in the minutiae surrounding the Michael Jackson affair, and trial, mostly because it simply didn’t interest me.  I have kept a loose eye on it, however, enough to understand that they had his doctor on trial for the death. He’s now been convicted. The verdict here seems to me a […]

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Eric Florack on May 30th, 2010

From Sky News: Celebrites and friends have been paying tribute to actor Gary Coleman who has died after suffering a brain haemorrhage. The former star of 70s sitcom Diff’rent Strokes was reportedly treated in hospital for a serious head injury after a fall at his home in Utah. The 42-year-old was taken off life support […]

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Eric Florack on March 19th, 2010

Fess Parker has died. He was more than a bit of an American Icon, who started a whole wave of coonskin caps and buckskin outfits with his mid-50’s TV portrayal of Davy Crockett, and later, Daniel Boone. Parker’s been living in Santa Barbara where he was apparently a decent winemaker and real-estate developer. No cause […]

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davidl on March 4th, 2010

Rat’s losing the Fat Vote? Micheal Moore has crisis of faith, from Sahil Kapur, Raw Story: Just over a year ago, Michael Moore vigorously campaigned for President Obama and the Democratic Party. But watching them jettison the public option from health care legislation appears to have been the final straw. “These Democrats are a bunch […]

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davidl on January 16th, 2010

Fausta: I have been reading on the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, and of course, soon enough one finds stupidity strewn along the path. First Danny Glover, who believes the earthquake was caused by global warming and climate change: Video: Hat tip: Tim Blair, Daily Telegraph(UK). If Glover has half the brains of a […]

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Eric Florack on January 9th, 2010

The LA Times is reporting: Art Clokey, the creator of the whimsical clay figure Gumby, died in his sleep Friday at his home in Los Osos, Calif., after battling repeated bladder infections, his son Joseph said. He was 88. Clokey and his wife, Ruth, invented Gumby in the early 1950s at their Covina home shortly […]

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Eric Florack on October 15th, 2009

Big Lou is gone. The LA TIMES is reporting: Albano, who was sent home from the hospital earlier this week and place under hospice care, was 76 years old. Albano is best known to non-wrestling fans as the father in Cyndi Lauper‘s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” video. That helped kick off the Rock ‘n […]

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If you thought that parade of Hollywood perverts was long, it just got longer, video: Hat tip and more,  Fausta: Somehow I had managed to not know about Mackenzie Phillips’s heroin addiction and her 10-yr long incestuous sexual relation with her own father. Ten years. The word wrong doesn’t begin to describe it. Phillips is […]

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Eric Florack on September 14th, 2009

No, the truth is, I didn’t watch the MTV VMA’s. Mostly because I’d have to make a serious effort at caring less about something than I care about what MTV thinks about much of anything. The fact that they allow a slimeball like Kanye West to be within miles of the hall the awards are […]

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Eric Florack on July 3rd, 2009

Trust me when I tell you I will not be turning this website into all Michael Jackson all the time.  At the same time one cannot be bombarded with all the information we have been without at least giving a passing thought. From Fox, today: The powerful sedative Propofol — also known as Diprivan — […]

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Eric Florack on June 23rd, 2009

You knew this couldn’t be far off. WHAM-TV is reporting: (New York) — ABC’s Good Morning America has just announced that TV personality Ed McMahon has died at the age of 86. McMahon is probably best known as Johnny Carson’s longtime sidekick on “The Tonight Show.” He was later seen as the face of the […]

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Eric Florack on May 5th, 2009

Dom DeLuise, a face well known for many decades to most Americans died today, at age 75. The New York Daily News is reporting it this way: Brooklyn-born Dom DeLuise, the roly-poly movie foil to best buddy Burt Reynolds during a comedic career that spanned the last half-century, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was […]

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Eric Florack on March 17th, 2009

Most people had already heard about Natasha Richardson’s ski accident in Canada, and her head injuries. The NY Post is now reporting: Actress Natasha Richardson is brain dead, after falling in a ski accident in Canada, friends told The Post today. Liam Neeson, husband of the Broadway and screen star, left shooting of his movie […]

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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2009

Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his roles as Mr. Roarke on ABC’s “Fantasy Island” and the villainous Khan of the “Star Trek” franchise, died Wednesday. He was 88. So says the SanFran Chron. The […]

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