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Brandon Bird

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Brandon Bird is an artist whose style might best be described as "pop culture Norman Rockwell." Pictured above is one of his most famous works, No One Wants to Play Sega with Harrison Ford. Head on over to his website to see more of his work, including a Law & Order themed coloring book, children's letters to Christopher Walken, and a version of The Last Supper featuring 12 James Woodses (and RoboCop).

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Thu Feb 25, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Pop Art, Surrealism, Celebrities, Pop Culture

Shrunken Head Kit

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Purchase yours now!

Spotted by Regina Orio.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 05, 2010 - Comments (10)
Category: Body Modifications, Celebrities, Horror, Toys, Reader Recommendation, 1960s, 1970s

Shaking Hands With Death

Each year the BBC broadcasts the Richard Dimbleby Lecture, a 50 minute speech by a well-known figure on a topical subject they feel strongly about. Previous speakers include Richard Dawkins, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Bill Clinton and the Prince of Wales; this year the lecture was by author Sir Terry Pratchett, and read for him by actor Tony Robinson. Read for him because Pratchett has a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease called PCA, and is facing a future where his mental faculties will desert him piece by piece until all language, memory and reason are gone. Ranged against that ending is Pratchett’s own wish, to die in a chair in his garden, with a brandy in one hand and Thomas Tallis playing on his iPod. Hence his lecture is a frank, powerful and impassioned call that he and others in similar situations be allowed to die their way, and that those who assist them to do so not be prosecuted for their cooperation.



For those not able to sit through all 6 parts, an edited transcript is available here.

Posted By: Dumbfounded - Wed Feb 03, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Celebrities, Death, Hospitals, Medicine

Separated at Birth



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When I saw famed photog Annie Leibovitz in today's New York Times, I instantly flashed on famed director Martin Scorsese. Has anyone ever seen these two masters of the lens in the same room together?

(Pic of Leibovitz from Flickr user maxnoy.)

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 11, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Celebrities, Movies, Photography and Photographers, Hair Styling, Men, Women

Two Disneys

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Have you ever seen a bicycle-built-for-two where the riders sit side-by-side? Me neither! And the fact that this one is ridden by Walt Disney and wife Lillian makes the whole scenario even more tantalizing.

From the Life photo archives.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 07, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Celebrities, Couples, Transportation, 1940s

Biblical Re-enactments

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[From Life magazine for April 4 1949.]

Here Peggy Lee plays Salome and Dean Martin plays John the Baptist.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 02, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Celebrities, Food, Religion, 1940s

Riding with Hunter

A little tribute from the man who always reminded us: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 01, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Celebrities, Death, Drugs, Guns, Regionalism, Cars

Billy Mays

This has been the weirdest month with (in)famous people dying. First, David Carradine was found dead hanging naked in a hotel closet in Thailand, then Ed McMahon dies of pneumonia, both Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson die on the same day and now Billy Mays has sold his last tub of Oxiclean. May they all rest in peace.


Posted By: mdb777 - Sun Jun 28, 2009 - Comments (17)
Category: Celebrities, Death, Video

The Shortest Marriage(s) Ever

Just a few days ago, a newly wed couple from Poland had an argument shortly after cutting the cake at their wedding reception and left the party to seek an annulment. Could this be the shortest marriage on record? Perhaps. I suppose it will depend on how quickly an annulment is granted... if they even qualify for one. But at least this couple is in good company. Robin Givens ended her marriage to Svetozar Marinkovic (who?) on the same day. Did he need a green card or something? Zsa Zsa Gabor's marriage to Felipe De Alba was a twenty-four hour deal, ruled illegitmate because Zsa Zsa was still technically married to Michael O’Hara. This will teach you all to double-check that the ink on your divorce papers is actually dry. Britney Spears taught us that you can get divorced in Las Vegas as quickly as you can get married, when she ended her fifty-five hour marriage to Jason Alexander. And who could forget Drew Barrymore's short-lived marriage (28 days) to Jeremy Thomas? You can read about the Polish couple here. Aren't you glad to see that the sacred institution of marriage is being taken so seriously?

Posted By: Nethie - Fri Jun 26, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Celebrities, Divorce, Marriage, Goofs and Screw-ups, Weddings

Michael Jackson on THE SIMPSONS

Goodbye, Gloved One!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 26, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Celebrities, Death, Music, Cartoons

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