Tattoos, Telephones and Tabby-cats.

When Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere decided to have the Latin for "live without regrets" tattooed on her back, she was probably not expecting it to be a test of whether she actually would. Unfortunately her tattoo, which reads "vivere senza rimipianti" is misspelled, the correct phrase is "vivere senza rimpianti". Hayden is, to her credit, taking it all in her stride and told a reported from the UK's Daily Mirror "It is misspelled, whatever, vivere senza rimipiantic means live without regret in Italian. I just put my own spin to it." (Digital Spy).

Someone else who's - so far - taking misfortune in their stride are the family from Oldham in the UK who receive upwards of 60 phone calls a day from people hoping to reach the chart-topping rap artist Soulja Boy. This is down to the fact that SB's latest single, "Kiss Me Through The Phone", includes their 12 digit phone number as part of the chorus, causing many fans to try ringing out of curiosity. Given the near ubiquity of tie-in media in modern films and television programs (think of all the websites spun off from "Dr. Who" or "Lost"), this is perhaps understandable, if a little inconvenient for Gerry Matley and partner Catriona Smith. "It's easy to understand that, isn't it? When you look at me, I've got the perfect profile for a rapper," joked Matley, 54 (Guardian).

And surely if a 54 year-old Oldham man can make it as a rapper, a 1 year-old cat can be a political pundit? A woman whose cat had gone missing a few hours earlier was astonished find out that it had made an impromptu appearance on a weekly live UK political debate program. That week "Question Time" was being recorded at a community college in Newquay, close to where owner Jackie Ellery lives. She was wondering where Tango the cat had got to when he walked unnoticed into shot behind the host and his panel of MPs. "My friend phoned me to say, 'Have you seen your cat on the telly?' And there he was," said Ellery (Digital Spy).

Finally, it is with regret that I relay news of the death of the queen of the "pussy joke", Molly Sugden. Her most famous role was in the light-entertainment sitcom "Are You Being Served?" as the pompous, and frequently inept, shop assistant Mrs. Slocombe, who could not make an entrence without commenting on how the weather/busman strike/energy shortages were 'effecting' her pussy (BBC News).
     Posted By: Dumbfounded - Thu Jul 02, 2009
     Category: Music | Pets | Cats | Tattoos | Goofs and Screw-ups

RIP Molly Sugden
Youtube has an interesting documentary about her in the series
Funny Women (3 parts)
Posted by Tobester on 07/02/09 at 01:58 PM
Shame you've never seen the program, but while you've got your Webby's out, BB, you might want to look up the meanings of pompous and inept. It might provide a clue as what vital bit of information you're missing. Don't worry if Webster's doesn't come with an example for either word, you can always look in the mirror.
Posted by Dumbfounded on 07/02/09 at 06:30 PM
dumbfounded, once again you prove you are the coolest! :coolsmirk:
tat- doesn't getting one pretty much mean you need to 'live without regret.' they are very expensive and painful to remove.

phone#- isn't that why hollywood always uses the 555 exchange? because it does not exsist.

cat- politicians huh? that pretty much assures the cat was the smartest one on stage.

mrs. slocombe god bless and rest in peace. :down:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/02/09 at 09:50 PM
I love 'Are You Being Served'. I wish PBS was still playing episodes of 'Are You Being Served...Again.' It was a spin-off in which Grace Brothers had been sold and the money used to buy a farm where the remaining staff of the ladies' and gents' department ran a bed and breakfast. Hilarious! Mr. Humphreys was forced to share a bed with a pretty young farm girl!
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 07/03/09 at 01:44 AM
dumbfounded, how do you know a politician is lying?

his lips are moving. :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/04/09 at 12:25 AM
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