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glatt 05-07-2012 12:54 PM

This just took me on a journey looking up all those guys. I remembered that both Shearer and Guest were on SNL. But I thought it was before Spinal Tap, not after. I guess I wasn't aware of Spinal Tap until years later on video.

And one bizarre thing I learned was that Christopher Guest (who is married to Jamie Lee Curtis) is a freaking Baron. But because he and Jamie Lee Curtis couldn't have kids and adopted them instead, his kids won't inherit the title. It will go to his brother when he dies.

And apparently he's a bit of a prick.

infinite monkey 05-07-2012 01:04 PM

Really? The ever-funny Guest is a Baron, and a prick to boot?

He and Jamie have been married for like, ever.

infinite monkey 05-07-2012 01:07 PM

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Harlan Pepper: I used to be able to name every nut that there was. And it used to drive my mother crazy, because she used to say, "Harlan Pepper, if you don't stop naming nuts," and the joke was that we lived in Pine Nut, and I think that's what put it in my mind at that point. So she would hear me in the other room, and she'd just start yelling. I'd say, "Peanut. Hazelnut. Cashew nut. Macadamia nut." That was the one that would send her into going crazy. She'd say, "Would you stop naming nuts!" And Hubert used to be able to make the sound, he couldn't talk, but he'd go "rrrawr rrawr" and that sounded like Macadamia nut. Pine nut, which is a nut, but it's also the name of a town. Pistachio nut. Red pistachio nut. Natural, all natural white pistachio nut.

infinite monkey 05-08-2012 10:37 AM

Rest in peace, Maurice Sendak. :(

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/08...-83/?hpt=hp_t3

infinite monkey 05-17-2012 12:50 PM

Donna Summer dead at 63. Fuck cancer.

Thanks for She Works Hard For the Money, Donna, it was an anthem for many of us 80s girls.

Already knows, she's seen her bad times
Already knows, these are the good times
She'll never sell out, she never will
Not for a dollar bill
She works haaaaard (for the money)

DanaC 05-17-2012 12:59 PM

God Damn that's no age.

Gravdigr 05-17-2012 02:58 PM

Yeah, I hated, HATED disco, but I was kinda bummed when I read Donna Summer died.

infinite monkey 05-17-2012 03:07 PM

We ALL hated disco, after junior high.

But I like that old stuff now. ;)

Cyber Wolf 05-17-2012 03:26 PM

Speaking of disco(-era) music, Chuck Brown left us yesterday.

Gravdigr 05-17-2012 03:53 PM

Bass player for Booker T. & The MGs, Donald "Duck" Dunn died a few days ago also.

DanaC 05-17-2012 04:18 PM

Chuck Brown? No way. that makes me sad.

monster 05-17-2012 05:50 PM

And nobody had her on their celeb death list! UT, you missed one!

Gravdigr 05-28-2012 11:38 AM

Johnny Tapia, boxing champ five times over, found dead.

This guy was The Underdog From Hell. Watched him fight, albeit on tv, several times.

Dude had a sad life.



ETA: YahooSports article.:sniff:

Gravdigr 05-30-2012 05:16 PM

Guitar legend Doc Watson died yesterday.

glatt 05-30-2012 08:27 PM

His musical accomplishments are cool and all, but I want to know how a blind man wired his house himself. How do you tell the black wire from the white wire?

monster 06-03-2012 09:45 AM

The white one can't jump?

Nirvana 06-03-2012 10:30 AM

RIP Richard Dawson
 
Richard Dawson known best for hosting the “Family Feud” and starring in “Hogan’s Heroes” has died, ABC News has confirmed. He was 79. Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm in Gosport, Hampshire England on Nov. 30, 1932. Dawson hosted several incarnations of the popular game show the “Family Feud”

Gravdigr 06-03-2012 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glatt (Post 813421)
His musical accomplishments are cool and all, but I want to know how a blind man wired his house himself. How do you tell the black wire from the white wire?

He also repaired the shingles on his house after storms.

Gravdigr 06-03-2012 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monster (Post 813732)
The white one can't jump?

Dat's wacist.:lol2:



ETA: One article I read about the late Mr. Dawson said he kissed around 20,000 different women.

He also met his wife on Family Feud. Kissed her before they knew each other.

DanaC 06-06-2012 10:45 AM

RIP Ray Bradbury.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18345350

Sundae 06-06-2012 10:53 AM

Wow.

Not meaning to speak ill of the dead but I thought he was dead longh since.
I identified him with my Grandad's generation (eta he was older).

Still - RIP all the same.
He had some killer stories in him.

wolf 06-06-2012 12:42 PM

Ray is off to the Halloween Tree. He taught me about wonder, that reading is to be cherished, and that frightening is not the same thing as horrible.

Sundae 06-06-2012 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolf (Post 814112)
Frightening is not the same thing as horrible.

My gosh yes. Excellent distinction.

DanaC 06-06-2012 12:44 PM

And surely has to be up there on the list of best ever story titles, with 'Something Wicked, This Way Comes.

TheMercenary 06-06-2012 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolf (Post 814112)
Ray is off to the Halloween Tree. He taught me about wonder, that reading is to be cherished, and that frightening is not the same thing as horrible.

Sad. What a great author. Timeless.

TheMercenary 06-06-2012 06:36 PM

Music inspired by Bradbury's writing.


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/musi...y-writing.html

Happy Monkey 06-06-2012 06:47 PM

That's the ABCs of classic science fiction grandmasters all gone; Asimiov, Bradbury, and Clarke.

maineiac04631 06-07-2012 06:08 PM

R.I.P. Bob Welch





Dead of an apparant suicide.:(:(:(

infinite monkey 06-07-2012 06:17 PM

omg...two of my old favorite songs. I always liked to imagine they were both written for me. ;)

RIP Bob.

(in the first vid it says "Bob Welsh.")

Gravdigr 06-10-2012 10:47 AM

I was in Friend's backyard Thursday evening when "Ebony Eyes" came on the radio. We talked for a minute about how great a song it was, and I told my unaware Friend that Mr. Welch used to be in Fleetwoood Mac.

Turns out Bob Welch was less than forty miles away killing himself about that time.

BigV 06-10-2012 03:55 PM

and yet, you stood there, doing nothing but jawbonin...

Sundae 06-10-2012 04:33 PM

:headshake

maineiac04631 06-10-2012 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 814659)
I told my unaware Friend that Mr. Welch used to be in Fleetwoood Mac.

He left the band in 1974, this may be the biggest Fleetwood Mac song he played on.


wolf 06-11-2012 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 814114)
And surely has to be up there on the list of best ever story titles, with 'Something Wicked, This Way Comes.

One of my favorites. And the reason for my obsession with Jonathan Pryce.

Gravdigr 06-11-2012 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigV (Post 814673)
and yet, you stood there, doing nothing but jawbonin...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sundae (Post 814676)
:headshake

Eeehhh, fuck da bofe o' ya's. We weren't "doing nuffin, but jawbonin"...

...we wuz also drankin and smokin and trade-fuckin the dawg.

BigV 06-11-2012 06:42 PM

**chortle**

Sundae 06-12-2012 01:52 PM

You wasn't helping!I'll bet he carked it with your name on his lips too...

Gravdigr 06-13-2012 04:03 PM

Remember the movie 'Good Fellas'? Ray Liotta played mobster Henry Hill.

Henry Hill died yesterday in Los Angeles.

He was 69.

Trilby 06-17-2012 01:57 PM

Rodney "can't we all just get along?" King went to the riot in the
sky. He was only 47!!!!

Gravdigr 06-17-2012 02:12 PM

Yep.

He made a splash, though.

Apparently.

Gravdigr 06-21-2012 11:19 AM

Sports painter LeRoy Nieman - dead at 91.

ESPN.go.com article

wolf 06-21-2012 11:45 AM

I remember his paintings when they were featured during one of the Olympics ... 72 or 76? Very distinctive style with a lot of movement and energy.

Gravdigr 06-21-2012 12:24 PM

I have to confess, my first introduction to the man's work was in Playboy.

Sundae 06-21-2012 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 816134)
I have to confess, my first introduction to the man's work was in Playboy.

Say five Hail Marys O’Connor and you will be healed.

BigV 06-22-2012 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 816134)
I have to confess, my first introduction to the man's work was in Playboy.

This post, absent the context of the thread title and current subject thereof (because I'd forgotten when I clicked the "last post" button in my precaffeinated stumbling), gave me a big laugh. Good for you Gravdigr. Always learning!

Gravdigr 06-22-2012 02:02 PM

If you do anything and don't get something out of it, you've just wasted time. I try to learn something everyday, even if it's just hitting the "Random Article" button at Wikipedia.


"...precaffeinated stumbling..."

:D

SamIam 06-27-2012 04:54 PM

RIP Norah Ephron. Remember that great scene in When Harry Met Sally?

Sheldonrs 06-27-2012 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamIam (Post 817305)
RIP Norah Ephron. Remember that great scene in When Harry Met Sally?

I loved her work but "When Harry Met Sally" ruined my life for about 2 years! LOL

wolf 06-28-2012 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sheldonrs (Post 817308)
I loved her work but "When Harry Met Sally" ruined my life for about 2 years! LOL

Why, did you harbor a burning desire to fake an orgasm for Billy Crystal?

Sheldonrs 06-28-2012 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolf (Post 817373)
Why, did you harbor a burning desire to fake an orgasm for Billy Crystal?

no. It was because I had to hear THIS every fucking day!!!:



Harry Burns: With whom did you have this great sex?
Sally Albright: I'm not going to tell you that.
Harry Burns: Fine, don't tell me.
Sally Albright: Shel Gordon.
Harry Burns: Shel? Sheldon? No, no, you did not have great sex with Sheldon.
Sally Albright: I did too.
Harry Burns: No you didn't. A Sheldon can do your income taxes, if you need a root canal, Sheldon's your man... but humpin' and pumpin' is not Sheldon's strong suit. It's the name. 'Do it to me Sheldon, you're an animal Sheldon, ride me big Shel-don.' Doesn't work.

Lamplighter 06-28-2012 10:24 AM

:D --- Poor baby. That must hurt! :(

wolf 06-28-2012 10:27 AM

Yabbut, Billy Crystal was a big gay icon, back in the 70s. One of the first openly gay TV characters ...

footfootfoot 06-28-2012 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamIam (Post 817305)
RIP Norah Ephron. Remember that great scene in When Harry Met Sally?

That's a bummer. She was a very funny writer.

ZenGum 06-29-2012 07:51 AM

Wolf, that must have made it hurt even more.

Gravdigr 06-29-2012 04:11 PM

:lol2: I read Wolf's post about Billy Crystal and saw 'characters' and all I heard was '-acters'...Oh, well, if that's the worst I do today, it was a good day.

Sheldonrs 07-03-2012 10:24 AM

RIP Mr. Griffith:

https://plus.google.com/102898672602...ts/AZ24CVmJR5J

Gravdigr 07-03-2012 01:09 PM

Damn. Just heard.

Any time I hear the words 'Andy Griffith', I don't think about "The Andy Griffith Show", or "Mayberry, RFD".

I think of "What It Was, Was Football".


infinite monkey 07-03-2012 01:16 PM

:mecry:


infinite monkey 07-03-2012 01:21 PM


Ibby 07-03-2012 05:20 PM

/= just got this as the cookie at the bottom of the page..
Quote:

Kinda looks like a big, dumb Andy Griffith. Well, a big Andy Griffith." "Just plain old Andy Griffith!"
- Tom Servo/Crow, "Mad Monster" (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
oof. too soon guys.


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