Archive for the 'People' Category

18
Sep
07

Girlfriend from a past life: Gloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson was the star of several films of the silent era. She was also a three-time Academy Award nominee. And, as you can see, totally hot. I can’t help but wonder what she’s playing on the phonograph, though. I’ll bet that it’s probably Black Sabbath.

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15
Aug
07

Fate is a cruel mistress, Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell in the early days

By now you’ve probably seen trailers or television spots for the upcoming remake of Halloween. Not surprisingly it looks pretty forgettable. One thing that struck me, however, was the presence of Malcolm McDowell in the film. McDowell is most famous for playing the role of Alex in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, a film adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s novel of the same name. Unfortunately, McDowell hasn’t been in anything truly remarkable in the 36 years that have passed since A Clockwork Orange, with the possible exception of playing the emperor Caligula in the eponymous 1979 film. It’s really a shame that such a good actor should be relegated to playing the villain in such movies as Tank Girl and I Spy.

05
Aug
07

Tourette’s Guy: In Pace Requiscat

I recently (i.e. five minutes ago) came across some sad news. Danny, known and loved by millions as the Tourette’s Guy, passed away yesterday from complications of an injury sustained in an automobile internet. I discovered this from an official statement on the Tourette’s Guy website. According to the statement, the administration of the Tourette’s Guy website will be releasing a DVD compilation of all the videos from the website, along with one final unreleased video. All proceeds collected from sales of the DVD will go to Danny’s family.

A caricature of the late Tourette's Guy

The Tourette’s Guy was one of my favorite internet celebrities–as unwitting as his fame might have been–and he will be sorely missed.

26
Jun
07

Girlfriend from a Past Life: Tamara de Lempicka

Aside from having that certain je-ne-sais-quoi that I find irresistible, Tamara de Lempicka (born Maria G√≥rska) was also one the most prominent painters from the Art Deco movement (which, coincidentally, happens to be one of my favorite styles of art). Sure, her womanizing (and I do mean womanizing) ways might be something of an obstacle to a healthy relationship, but I think we’d be able to work through it.