Tuesday, July 31, 2012

R.I.P. Mary Tamm

English actress Mary Tamm, most famous for being the first actress to play the character of Romana opposite Tom Baker on the first Doctor Who series, finished her final generation on June 26 at age 62.

She will be missed.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

R.I.P. Lupe Ontiveros

Latina actress Lupe Ontiveros, best known for her roles in such films as Selena and As Good as It Gets as well as for her guest spot on the TV series Desperate Housewives, took her last bow the day before yesterday at age 69.

She will be missed.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pop Song of the Week: "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"

In memory of the late Kitty Wells.

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Movie Quote of the Week

You really are quite bright despite what people say.
--Michael Gough, Batman Forever (1995)

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TV Quote of the Week

Men, two obstacles stand between me and you and a life of splendor and plenty. Eradicate them!
--Julie Newmar, Batman, "Catwoman Goes to College"

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

R.I.P. Sherman Hemsley

American actor Sherman Hemsley, best known for his role as patriarch George Jefferson on the 1970s sitcom The Jeffersons, delivered his last zinger yesterday at age 74.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. Sally Ride

American astronaut Sally Ride ended her last mission Monday at age 61.

She will be missed.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

R.I.P. Kitty Wells

American country singer Kitty Wells, best known for her hit song "It Was Not God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", sang her last note on July 16 at age 92.

She will be missed.

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R.I.P. Donald J. Sobol

Author Donald J. Sobol, best known for his series of children's books about the kid detective Encyclopedia Brown, solved his final case on July 11 at the age of 87.

He will be missed.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pop Song of the Week: "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"

Kelly Clarkson goes all Friedrich Nietzsche on us -- which is odd, considering the fact that old Friedrich was hardly the most philogynistic philosopher who ever lived.



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Movie Quote of the Week

I've told you this before, haven't I?
--Guy Pearce, Memento (2000)

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TV Quote of the Week

You can't be a killer and a hero. It doesn't work that way.
--Christian Camargo, Dexter, "Born Free"

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Movie Titles That Will Never Be Used by Christopher Nolan

A Dark Knight's Tale
A Tale of Two Gothams
A Specter Is Haunting Gotham
Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right
Dark Knight Invisible
Dark Knight Unbound
Fear and Loathing in Gotham City
Gotham Revisited
O Dark Knight, Where Art Thou?
Reflections on the Revolution in Gotham
The Dark Knight Also Rises
The Dark Knight Always Triumphs
The Dark Knight Strikes Back
The Doom That Came to Gotham
The Masque of the Dark Knight
The Queen of Air and Dark Knights

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Movie Song of the Week: "The Kangeroo Hop"

I'm not all that crazy about most of what I've seen of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother but I do like this number. It's hard to imagine Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law topping this version.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

R.I.P. Celeste Holm

American actress Celeste Holm, best known for her Oscar-winning supporting role in the 1948 film Gentlemen's Agreement, took her last bow Sunday at age 95.

She will be missed.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Pop Song of the Week: "My Alcoholic Friends"

Hey, it's Friday the 13th and I haven't posted a music video in a long while. So let's start with an oldie but a goodie.

After all, it is the start of the weekend.

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Movie Quote of the Week

You belong to the people who taught you the world and my heart... my heart is Mexican.
--Yareli Arizmendi, A Day Without a Mexican (2004)

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TV Quote of the Week

This is no place for a Mexican.
--Laura Cerón, ER, "Night Shift"

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine

American actor Ernest Borgnine, best known for his Oscar-winning role in the 1955 film Marty and his lead role on the popular TV comedy series McHale's Navy, finished his last scene the day before yesterday at age 95.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. Andy Griffith

American actor Andy Griffith, most famous for his iconic role as Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show, took off his badge for the final time last Tuesday at age 86.

He will be missed.

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Saturday, July 07, 2012

Movie Quote of the Week

I don't like bullies. I don't care where they're from.
--Chris Evans, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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TV Quote of the Week

America doesn't have a monopoly on bad taste.
--Colin Baker, Doctor Who (The First Series), "Revelation of the Daleks"

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Friday, July 06, 2012

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Tonio Kruger!


Lupe Velez is wondering what she will get me for my birthday this year. I'd give her some suggestions, but alas, modesty forbids.

Anyway, I hope my loyal readers have had a good week in my absence. Please be sure to help yourselves to some cake today in my honor -- providing, of course, that you have no medical reasons that prevent you from doing so.

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