Clint Howard

Clint Howard

Clint Howard

Born April 20, 1959

Clint Howard has been acting, small screen and large screen, since he was a child. His unique look, his acting chops, and the fact that he has been literally acting for his entire life makes Howard someone to look like whenever he shows up in a movie.

Noteworthy

  • Star Trek (TOS) – Balok – Howard played an alien and an adversary to Kirk and the Enterprise.
  • Gentle Ben – This was the first place that I remember seeing Clint Howard. I saw it in reruns but I do remember my mom telling me that he was Opie’s brother off the Andy Griffith Show.
  • Tango & Cash – Howard has a brief cameo in this 80s action film.
  • Backdraft – Another cameo and you can see in his career that it has become a badge of honor having Clint Howard show up in your movie.
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me – He has one of the best running bits in all of these movies. The radar operator bit is a classic.

One of my earliest memories is being inside the recording studio and I see the shadow of a figure that looks an awful lot like Walt Disney. Then the door opened and Mr. Disney walked in and said, ‘Hi Clint.’ I won’t ever forget that.

-Clint Howard

Gene Wilder – You Will Be Missed

We lost a star in the comedy firmament on August 29, 2016. I thought about getting this article out the day e passed but I wanted to make sure I had time to think about what I wanted to write, how I wanted to pay tribute, so I waited. All of that being said, Gene...

Clint Howard

Clint Howard Born April 20, 1959   Clint Howard has been acting, small screen and large screen, since he was a child. His unique look, his acting chops, and the fact that he has been literally acting for his entire life makes Howard someone to look like whenever...

Linda Blair Exorcisms Original Bad Girl

Linda Blair - Born January 22, 1959 An icon of the horror genre, Linda Blair Exorcisms Original Bad Girl, will always be tied to The Exorcist from 1973. This movie set her in the limelight but I am not sure that it actually did her any favors. Noteworthy The...

My Podcast Playlist

I am a podcast junkie. Not a day has gone by that I have not listened to a few podcasts a day over the last several years. I use Beyond Pod to control my podcast habit. I usually listen them at 1.5 times the normal speed. Each of the podcasts below will get its own...

Star Wars: The FanBoy Awakens

I am a bit late to the party when it comes to Star Wars: The Force Awakens but it certainly is enough of a pop-culture phenom that I want to take some time to give it some love. For me this could have been renamed - Star Wars: The FanBoy Awakens! First things first,...
Rowdy Roddy Piper

Rowdy Roddy Piper

Rowdy Roddy Piper

Born April 17, 1954

Rowdy Roddy Piper is my all time favorite professional wrestler. He was the best bad guy. He was the logical voice of reason… most of the time. He was completely unpredictable. I was an idiot and did not go to see him when he came to a fan show in Knoxville, TN. I missed meeting him, as he passed away a short time later.

Hot Rod – YOU WILL BE MISSED!

Piper Quotes

  • I came here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubble gum.
  • Just when you think you know the answers, I change the questions.
  • Sooner or later, everybody pays the piper.
  • I’m the reason Hulk Hogan lost his hair.
  • I don’t need to know how tough I am to know how tough I am.
  • My business, in the beginning, was very lawless and the more trouble I go into, the more the promoters liked me back then. I was on the front page for doing something wrong, the arena was full. Then, all of a sudden, everything changed somehow and they put rules in. You put rules in a gunfight? I’m not so good at following those rules. I don’t’ know what will happen at WrestleMania.

I’m so quick, I could spit int he wind, duck, and let it hit the old lady behind me.

-Rowdy Roddy Piper

Manimal

CBR.com had an article called: 15 CLASSIC SUPERHERO SHOWS THAT NEED TV REBOOTS. They covered a plethora of shows most of which I saw when they came out or at least caught them in reruns. There was something missing though. One show that came out in 1983 that was...

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...

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert - Born January 29, 1975 Sara Gilbert - I remember watching her a spunky kid on Roseanne. Watching her grow up on a show that I didn't watch all the time. Seeing her pop back up years later on The Big Bang Theory and then seeing her really take the...

Overdrive App

My latest obsession on my phone is the Overdrive App. This is the fault of one my co-workers (Amy you know who you are). I was using Audible, and I love Audible - if there is a book that I want to keep, that I want to listen to more than once, or once a year, I will...

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...
Sarah Michelle Gellar

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” spots on IMDB but they are my favorites so I am rolling with those.

Noteworthy

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Freaking Buffy! This is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. For 7 seasons she was all girl power all the time. Though I would still claim the show was really about the redemption of Spike.
  • Cruel Intentions – SMG as a bad girl. We knew she had it in her.
  • Scooby-Doo – There is not a better Daphne then SMG. This cast was perfect together and it is my favorite of the live-action Scooby-Do movies.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer – Though she was not the lead in IKWYDLS, she was so stinking good in this. Not as good as Scream but SMG kicked it up a notch.

I actually go to the gym much more now than I did when I was on Buffy. I like to stay fit, because that’s when I feel really healthy. But I never worked out for any kind of image. People have said to me, ‘Do you starve yourself before photo shoots?’ And I always say, ‘No way.! That’s what airbrushing is for. I had french fries last night.’

-Sarah Michelle Gellar

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...

Christian Finnegan

Christian Finnegan Born Aril 1, 1973   New York native Christian Finnegan is a brilliant stand up comedian. Ad to that his acting chops and his writing abilities and you have someone at home in front of the cameras or on a stage. A matter-of-fact delivery and...

Things About Goats You May Not Know

I guess we should start off with the biggest and most believed misconception of them all. Goats will eat anything including tin cans, cardboard boxes and in the case of “The Andy Griffith Show”, dynamite. The truth of the matter is that they are fairly picky...

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...

Gene Wilder – You Will Be Missed

We lost a star in the comedy firmament on August 29, 2016. I thought about getting this article out the day e passed but I wanted to make sure I had time to think about what I wanted to write, how I wanted to pay tribute, so I waited. All of that being said, Gene...
Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon

Born April 12, 1971

Nicholas Brendon , playing Xander, was one of my favorite characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The episode entitled The Zeppo is the best Xander-centric episode in my opinion. The whole plot revolves around him and it isTV perfection.

Xander Quotes

  • Who’s a little fear demon? Come on, who’s a little fear demon?
  • Are you ready to get down, you funky party weasel?
  • You know what day is great for a break-up? Any day but Valentine’s Day!
  • I don’t handle rejection well. Funny, considering all the practice I’ve had, huh?
  • I’m sorry, but let’s not forget that I hated Angel long before you guys jumped on the bandwagon. So I think I deserve a little something for not saying ‘I told you so’ long before now. And if Giles wants to go after the, uh, fiend that murdered his girlfriend, I say, ‘Faster, pussycat, kill, kill.

It was nice to make things right, and I went to prom and actually had a good time in the TV world – the real world wasn’t so much fun.

-Nicholas Brendon

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter In honor of President's Day, I figured I would talk about a truly presidential movie: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Now, this is a film about a president that can really protect our domestic interests... from the UNDEAD HORDES! Go...

Christopher Walken

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Movie Collections

Raise your hand if you still have physical movie collections. I only ask because I think it will become a thing of the past in years to come. A movie collection will become as anachronistic as a Super 8 projector - a VHS tape - a VCR - a laser disc - or a vinyl...

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes Born March 5, 1974   Eva Mendes really can do it all. She is an amazing actress, a business person, and a mom. She is also devastatingly funny. Noteworthy Hitch - Mendes is the perfect leading lady and counterpart to Will Smith in Hitch. She is so...

Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald Born February 18, 1968   Molly Ringwald was one of the Brat ack and one of the IT girls when I was growing up. She played teen angst better than almost anyone else. Noteworthy Sixteen Candles - Great cast as we see Molly Ringwald's dream of the...
Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson

Born April 11, 1960

Jeremy Clarkson

Noteworthy

  • Top Gear – As part of the Top Gear Trinity he and May and Hammond were amazing and they contributed to one of the most watched and most downloaded shows on TV. The fact that they were not sponsored by a car company meant that they could say what they wanted without fear of sponsorships being pulled. Add to that the challenges and you have one of the best shows ever on TV.
  • The Grand Tour – After Clarkson got sacked from Top Gear, the Trinity started an Amazon original called The Grand Tour. Much like Top Gear, they look at cars and they have outlandish challenges but unlike Top Gear, they are not connected tot he BBC and can literally do whatever they want.
  • The Toy-Boat-A – This is not a show. This was the amphibious car that Clarkson brought to two of their challenges. A Toyota truck with an outboard motor. It is bad ass.

I like to be loved by my children, and I quite like the ‘Guardian’ hating me. I like it when I read they want me to die painfully. Then I think I’ve really got under their skin. It’s like annoying a teacher. Once they’ve shown signs of weakness, you really can go for them.

-Jeremy Clarkson

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...

Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon Born April 12, 1971   Nicholas Brendon , playing Xander, was one of my favorite characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The episode entitled The Zeppo is the best Xander-centric episode in my opinion. The whole plot revolves around him and it...

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley - Born February 2, 1954 Christie Brinkley is one of the dream-girl models of my youth. She was everywhere when I was a kid. Sports Illustrated, TV, movies, music videos - literally everywhere. She was the bubbly personality wrapped in bombshell...

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Born March 10, 1971   Jon Hamm played Don Draper with a huge amount of heart, passion, and a certain charisma that most actors strive for. Draper aside, Jon Hamm rocks! Noteworthy Mad Men - Don Draper was the first role that I ever saw Jon Hamm in. He...

Rachel Dratch

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