Michael Rapaport

Michael Rapaport

Michael Rapaport

Born March 20, 1970

Michael Rapaport has been around since 1990 as part of our pop-culture. Starting with China Beach, he has appeared on TV, on the big screen, been pumped into your ear on his own podcast and is a documentarian in his own right. You hear that very New York accent and you have to look around and wonder if it is Rapaport that you are hearing.

Noteworthy

  • ER – Literally just watched this as my wife and I are burning through ER on Hulu. Rapaport is an injured man that wants to see his daughter. You drift in and out of his story throughout the show. May have been the first thing I saw him in back in the day. Damn, he is a good actor.
  • Friends – Phoebe’s boyfriend for a while. Probably the longest running relationship until Paul Rudd shows up at the end of the show. He is a New York cop. He might have been born to play this role.
  • When Garden Was Eden – Rapaport’s documentary on the Knick’s championship runs in the 1970s. Very well directed and a hell of a good watch.

So to compare the Beatles, obviously, the Beatles are the Beatles, but in hip-hop terms, Tribe is the Beatles. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are the Beatles. Big Daddy Kane is Jimi Hendrix. It means that much to people that grew up with it.

-Michael Rapaport

The Way I Heard It Podcast with Mike Rowe

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will.i.am

will.i.am Born March 15, 1975   will.i.am musician, songwriter, music producer, actor, a founding member of The Black Eyed Peas - damn is he busy! If what I am is what's in me Then I'll stay strong - that's who I'll be And I will always be the best "me" that I can be....

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It Do you think you can tell when someone is interested in your conversation, or into you just by looking at their eyes? Today we will use the science of eye reading to either understand what someone thinks of you, or to improve your ability to let...

Jason Lee

Jason Lee Born April 25, 1970   Jason Lee has been someone I have watched in everything they have been in since I saw him in Mallrats back in the day. Love his acting style and love the way he approaches a character. Noteworthy Mallrats - Lee is Brodie. Brodie is Lee....

Mad Men – Post Binge Watch

Mad Men Creator: Matthew Weiner Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka, and so many more that I don't have room to list them all. MPAA Rating: TV-MA Release Year: 2007-2015 I...
Brian Quinn

Brian Quinn

Brian Quinn

Born March 14, 1976

Brian Quinn, BQQuinn to some, will always be part of the trio that is Tell Em Steve Dave. This is where I got to know him first and this is where he will always belong in my head. From listening to that podcast I learned about Impractical Jokers and fell backward into binge-watching in while on a business trip to Palm Springs.

Noteworthy

  • Tell Em Steve Dave – One of my favorite podcasts of all time. The relationships between the main cast (Bry, Walt, and BQ) is what makes this podcast work. They are at home with each other and fell comfortable enough with each other to let down their guards and talk about anything and everything.
  • Impractical Jokers – I love this show. Four friends play jokes on each other, in public. These jokes are not intended to injure anyone just to embarrass. Such a fun good show.

Shut your face, Grandma!

-Brian Quinn

Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen - Born January 23, 1974 Tiffani Thiessen was one of those crushes that I had as a kid watching TV. I think most boys wanted to date Kelly from Saved by the Bell. Over the years, Thiessen has kept her career going with guest roles on TV, starring roles...

Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe Born March 18, 1962   Dirty Jobs is still my favorite Mike Rowe vehicle. Noteworthy Dirty Jobs - Rowe got down and dirty doing those jobs that you probably would not want to do and in some cases, jobs that you didn't even know were being done, to begin with....

Like a C5 Like a C5 Rocket

On this day, 1962, NASA made a big announcement. They said they were gonna rocket it Like a C5 Like a C5 Rocket. Ok, forgive my bit of punniness, but I am and always have been a fan of the US Space Agency, NASA. In 1962 they did announce that they were going to create...

Binge Watching TV

Right now my wife and I are stuck in the middle of another binge watching spree. We have been binge watching TV now for several years and by years I mean since we got married in 2010. With today's busy schedules, with the fact that as a society you have to fit in...

Blurry Photos Podcast – Episode 157 Numerology

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DL Hughley

DL Hughley

DL Hughley

Born March 6, 1963

DL Hughley first dropped onto my radar when he was part of the Original Kings of Comedy. I had probably seen him before that but this was my first exposure to his style of comedy, his perspective, and his brilliant mind.

Noteworthy

  • Original Kings of Comedy – D.L. Hugley, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac. These four comic geniuses killed it during this special.
  • Comedy Specials – Over the years Hughley has put out many of his own comedy specials for various networks. When you watch him on stage prepare to laugh and to have a lot of truth winged at you at the same time. Find all of his ‘stuff’ at his website.
  • Political Commentary – Hughley works with CNN and other networks. Like most comedians, this guys mind is sharp as a tack. He puts that mind toward social justice, civil rights causes, and injustice in general. Again, when he talks, get ready to listen.

One of the most beautiful things in the world I’ve ever seen or heard is people laughing, even when there seems to be so little reason for them to laugh.

-DL Hughley

The Way I Heard It Podcast with Mike Rowe

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Forgotten Books – Sorta

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Geena Davis

Geena Davis - Born January 21, 1956 I love and admire Genna Davis. She is an amazing actress and thoughtful human being, and one of those people that I think it would be fun to break-bread with. Just picking her brain on the topics of the day would be mind-blowing....

Top 5 Bill Paxton Movies

We lost an iconic actor in February of this year. As many have said if you saw Bill Paxton's name on something, it was going to be good. He brought a certain professionalism and depth to every character he played whether it was the leading role or part of the...

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

I am very behind the times and I am sure that most of you have seen Lee Daniels' The Butler - probably, you even saw it when it came out in 2013. I didn't watch it until recently and it makes me said that I didn't see it in the theater. Incredible . star-studded,...
Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg

Born February 24, 1968

Mitch Hedberg left us too soon. He was a funny, funny guy and his delivery made him completely memorable. He is still one of my favorite stand up comedians and his albums are still on rotation on my Spotify – downloaded and ready to go. Below is part of one his concert videos. If you are not familiar please take the time to watch the whole thing. After you get used to his delivery you will be sucked in for sure.

Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool Opotamus?

-Mitch Hedberg

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston Born March 7, 1956   Bryan Cranston hit my radar when he was on Seinfeld, one of the best sitcoms ever. Then he was on Malcolm in the Middle - another of my favorites that I have binge-ed through several times. Then he changes gears and he is the lead...

Matt Mullenweg YOU are my hero!

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Brian Quinn

Brian Quinn Born March 14, 1976   Brian Quinn, BQQuinn to some, will always be part of the trio that is Tell Em Steve Dave. This is where I got to know him first and this is where he will always belong in my head. From listening to that podcast I learned about...

The Eyes Have It

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And It Is Patrick Dempsey for the WIN

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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch

Born February 22, 1966

Rachel Dratch has been on SNL since 1999. It is 2018 as of the time of this writing. That is a long damn time. She is not a regular cast member now but she is still beloved enough to make an appearance from time to time. I just choose to focus on a couple of my favs from her time on SNL as a regular. They are also two of my favorite characters in SNL history.

Noteworthy

  • SNL – Debbie Downer – That always finding the grey side of the cloud person is prevalent in all of our lives. Debbie Downer is the epitome of this real-life person… personified.
  • SNL – The Love-ahs – She and Will Ferrell are perfect together. Calling each other Lover and talking about their trysts together… classic.

I had always wanted to be on SNL, it’s not always great, but it’s this leftover childhood dream.

-Rachel Dratch

Chris Farley

Chris Farley Born February 15, 1964   Chris Farley... I don't know where to start. I miss Chris Farley. He was funny as hell. He was as good a physical comedian as anyone ever saw. Noteworthy Saturday Night Live - Some of his skits on SNL are the funniest ever. They...

Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch Born February 22, 1966   Rachel Dratch has been on SNL since 1999. It is 2018 as of the time of this writing. That is a long damn time. She is not a regular cast member now but she is still beloved enough to make an appearance from time to time. I just...

Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser Born March 30, 1957   Paul Reiser has helped to shape our popular culture through his comedy, his writing, his roles in movies or television. Whether you are enjoying Reiser trading quips with a talk show host or appearing on the large or small screen,...

Reddit from a Redditor

Reddit from a Redditor Jenny was a\only looking for kisses, waiting to see what was in the safe the guy found in his house, and Kevin showing up at the front door to ask for bananas. If you understood those references then hello fellow redditor and if not let me...

Sean Astin

Sean Astin Born February 25, 1971   Sean Astin is, was, and will always be the leader of the Goonies for me. As a kid, hell right now, I would follow Mikey into the pits of hell to find One-Eyed Willy's treasure. I still pine for a Goonies 2 and I still want Brand to...