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

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...

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis Born March 19, 1955   Bruce Willis is a part of pop-culture. From the Seagram's ads back in the 80s and Moonlighting to the Die Hard movies, he has shaped how we look at leading men and what those leading men can look like and what they can do on screen....

Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders Born April 3, 1982   Cobie Smulders is a comedic genius. Impeccable timing, great delivery and able to hold her own with heavyweights like Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel. Did I mention she is the head of SHIELD in the MCU as well? Noteworthy How I...

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar Born April 14, 1977   Sarah Michelle Gellar is was and will always be Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now that that is out of the way. SHe is super talented and has been involved in a lot of other projects. Very seldom do I go with the 4 "known for"...

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....
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

Josh Brolin is Cable

As of today, Josh Brolin is Cable. Just in case you missed the wonderfulness of this statement... Josh Freakin Brolin is Cable. Now, in case you missed it, Josh Brolin has been acting in Hollywood for a long time. He was a huge part of my childhood, appearing in one...

The Geek and I

The Geek and I As a little girl, growing up playing with Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite and Barbie.  I thought for sure I would live in my Malibu Barbie Dream House with my hot pink Barbie convertible, but in March 2009, I met my geek. He opened a whole new world...

Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea Born April 13, 1964   So I have a bit of a crush on Caroline Rhea. It is not only her looks, it is her wit, and her intelligence. Comedians have to be smart to be funny in my book and she certainly fits that bill. Noteworthy Sabrina, the Teenage Witch -...

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman Born April 29, 1970   Uma Thurman first slid into my view as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction and though I have not been as obsessed as Tarantino, I do tend to seek out movies that she is in. There is something raw about the way that she delivers dialogue and...

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr Born April 4, 1965   Robert Downey Jr (RDJ from here on out) has become much more of an actor than in the 2.0 version of his career than he was during the original version. I don't think that he is necessarily a better actor but I think he has allowed...
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

Rob Zombie Renaissance Man

Rob Zombie Let's talk about Rob Zombie Renaissance Man. He is a musician, a filmmaker and a screenwriter. He is amazing at all three and while I really dig his music, I want to celebrate his birthday (January 12, 1965) by talking about his movies. Noteworthy House of...

Clark Gregg

Clark Gregg Born April 2, 1962   Clark Greg first sauntered onto the small screen for me as Richard on The New Adventures of Old Christine. Sinc that time, he has taken a much bigger role in our geeky universe playing the ever-recurring role of Agent Coulson in the...

Michael B Jordan

Michael B Jordan Born February 9, 1987   Michael B Jordan is one of those actors that has already made a huge impact early in his career. From working with Sly Stallone on Creed to being in his second Marvel Comics Movie (Black Panther) you can bet that we will just...

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning Born February 23, 1994   Dakota Fanning popped onto my radar when she appeared in either The Cat in the Hat or Man on Fire. Man on Fire certainly stood out more to me at the time. Since that point, she has continued to turn out good work and is one of...

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

Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell - Born February 5, 1967 I love Chris Parnell. He is like white wine vinegar, he brightens the whole recipe. He is like a chili pepper in the chili - you miss it when it is not there. He, much like Vince Vaughn should just make an appearance in every...

What Kind of Gamer are You?

What Kind of Gamer are you? What kind of gamer am I? I was asked this recently and it made me stop in my tracks. What kind of gamer am I? One that plays games, isn't that enough? Now, in a day with so many games to choose from and all falling into different...

The Undertaker

The Undertaker Born March 24, 1965   The Undertaker debuted as a gimmick for Mark Calaway in 1990. By that point, Calaway had been wrestling for about 6 years in various territories under various gimmicks. They call The Undertaker the Phenom and they are right. He is...

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 Kill a Mocking-Jay

Oh, to Kill a Mocking-Jay. A few minutes of DragonCon exposure and my mind is unfurling in ways it hasn’t since my first warehouse rave in the year 2000; a psychotropic may or may not have had something to do with the trippiness of that former experience.  Likewise,...
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...

Blurry Photos Podcast – Episode 157 Numerology

I am jumping ahead of myself but I need to share a podcast that I listened to today - Blurry Photos Podcast: Episode 157 Numerology. I have not taken the time to give them a full review on the website yet, or even to delve into my deep love of podcasts or podcasting...

LL Cool J aka Ladies Love Cool Jams

LL Cool J LL Cool J aka Ladies Love Cool Jams is one of those artists whose song still run through my head years later. Catchy beats, great rhymes, and a certain style that make him stick out in the minds of the youth of the late 80s and early 90s. By the 2000s, LL...

No Mods for Fallout 4 on PS4 – WTF

I have received bad news that is affecting my ability to play a video game. No Mods for Fallout 4 on PS4 - WTF. I mean really Sony, WTF! Early in the summer, XBOX One made the jump with the folks from Bethesda, they turned on Mods for a console. Fallout 4 players on...

What if the Flintstones Were More Realistic?

Slate.com had a great review of DC Comics new version of The Flintstones. Gone is the goofy group of cave people that lived in a little town called bedrock. Wilma and Fred are still here but they are less like the Honey Mooners and more up to date in a 1 million year...