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Buzz Aldrin: Rapper


If you're interested, the song is available on iTunes for $0.99.

Posted By: mdb777 - Thu Jun 25, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Celebrities, Humor, Music

Woman in an Ape Suit

It takes a lot of confidence in your sexy image to start your number in an ape suit.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 13, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Celebrities, Movies, Sex Symbols, 1930s

That’s One Bad Lieutenant: Updated with Working Trailer

I'm sure some of you (if not most) know who Werner Herzog is and I thought I'd share the trailer for his next film with you. This film is not really a prequel/sequel of Abel Ferrara's "Bad Lieutenant" with Harvey Keitel, but I guess more of a reworking. I don't know, but it looks like a lot of fun. If you're at work, you might want to keep the volume down.



Original "Bad Lieutenant" trailer




More in extended >>

Posted By: mdb777 - Thu May 28, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Addictions, Celebrities, Movies

Zyzzyx Road

Zyzzyx Road will probably go down in history as the lowest grossing movie ever. On February 25, 2006, Zyzzyx Road was released in one theater and made a total gross of $30. According to boxofficemojo.com, the film made $20 opening weekend and got to the staggering total of $30 in it's six day theatrical run. Watching the trailer you can probably tell why it did so poorly even in it's one theater that it played in. Still not available on DVD and oft confused with a film of a similar name (Zzyzx), Katherine Heigl fans should be glad that this didn't ruin her career. I know I'd watch it if it were available though.



For further information on the subject:
http://www.chud.com/articles/articles/8442/1/AMERICA-HAS-ZYZZYX-FEVER/Page1.html
http://www.cinematical.com/2007/01/08/zyzzyx-road-gets-another-chance/

Posted By: mdb777 - Tue May 05, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Celebrities, Movies

The Dionne Quintuplets

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Everyone knows we're in the midst of a new Great Depression. But isn't it a little spooky that so many things from the 1930's are repeating themselves? Such as: a nation, mired in bad economic times, is distracted by a case of multiple births.

Today, we have the "Octo-mom."




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But some seventy years ago, it was the Dionne Quintuplets.




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Somehow I doubt we as a nation will be still following these 2009 kids six years from their birth.




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Nor will there be a mass rush to merchandise the unnatural octuplets.




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And of course, the ever-prophetic The Simpsons nailed it all ten years ago, with the episode entitled EIGHT MISBEHAVIN'.


Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 07, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Babies, Body Modifications, Celebrities, Drugs, Fads, Family, Human Marvels, Obsessions, Pop Culture, Technology, 1930s

Vampira Bonus!

Recommended by reader DownCrisis:

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 06, 2009 - Comments (0)
Category: Celebrities, Horror, Music, Reader Recommendation, 1950s

Vampira

Those end-of-the-year tributes to all who died in 2008 seem to be neglecting Maila Nurmi, aka Vampira, who passed away just a year ago. In memory, let's look at two short clips of the lady. She was weird enough, but when you add Liberace into the mix--!



Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 06, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Celebrities, Horror, Movies, Television, 1950s

Follies of the Mad Men #50

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What image could possibly be great enough for our milestone fiftieth installment? Only this one!

At one time, during either the seventies or the eighties, I believe, this campaign was ubiquitous. I would run across OJ and his boots in every issue of Playboy I intended to cut up for collages, whereupon I would promptly rip out the page intact and mail it to a friend. That's why I had to find a scan on eBay, for this post, and can't tell you the exact provenance of the advertisement.

Of course, today we laugh because of OJ's appearance. "So that's how he was able to escape so fast after the murders! He deployed his third leg!"

But consider the campaign even without OJ.

First you get the off-color allusion to "third leg = penis." Then you get the Addams-Family-style associations of "Our boots are worn by mutants and freaks."

Brilliant!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 10, 2008 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Celebrities, Death, Fashion, Shoes, Law, Lawsuits, Sports, Scary Criminals, Stupid Criminals, 1970s, 1980s

Ted Williams Estate Auction

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Of course you recall the baseball great, Ted Williams. Decapitated after death and head frozen, once the family quit squabbling in public...?

Well, now many of his possessions are up for sale at auction, including, ironically, a number of severed animal-head trophies. And also some fine "space alien" paintings and drawings by daughter Claudia, like the one at right.

Check out an article and photo gallery here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Nov 23, 2008 - Comments (0)
Category: Art, Celebrities, Death, Eccentrics, Collectors, Historical Figure

Yma Sumac, RIP

Goodbye, Yma Sumac, one of history's greatest and weirdest singers.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 04, 2008 - Comments (1)
Category: Celebrities, Eccentrics, Entertainment, Music, Foreign Customs, Obituaries

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