Lists of All Kinds

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CONCENTRATION
Hugh Downs (1958-1969)
Jack Narz (1973-1978)
Alex Trebek (1987-1991)

DATING GAME
Jim Lange (1965-1980)
Elaine Joyce (1986-1987)
Jeff MacGregor (1987-1989)
Brad Sherwood (1996-1997)
Chuck Woolery (1997-1999)

FAMILY FEUD
Richard Dawson (1976-1985, 1994)
Ray Coombs (1988-1994)
Louie Anderson (1999-2002)
Richard Karn (2002-2006)
Steve Harvey (2010-

GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Nancy Dussault (1975-1977)
David Hartmann (1975-1987)
Charles Gibson (1987-2006)
Sandy Hill (1977-1980)
Joan Lunden (1980-1997)
Lisa McRee (1997-1999)
Kevin Newman (1998-1999)
Diane Sawyer (1999-2009)
Robin Roberts (2005-
George Stephanopolis (2009-

HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
Peter Marshall (1966-1981)
Jon Bauman (1983-1984)
Tom Bergeron (1998-2004)

I’VE GOT A SECRET
Garry Moore (1952-1964)
Steve Allen (1964-1973)
Bill Cullen (1976)
Stephanie Miller (2000-2001)
Bil Dwyer (2006)

JEOPARDY
Art Fleming (1965-1975, 1978-1979)
Alex Trebek (1984-

JOKER’S WILD
Jack Barry (1972-1984)
Bill Cullen (1984-1986)
Pat Finn (1990-1991)

KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS
Art Linkletter (1945-1969)
Bill Cosby (1998-2000)

LET’S MAKE A DEAL
Monty Hall (1963-1991)
Bob Hilton (1990)
Billy Bush (2003)
Wayne Brady (2009-

MARCH GAME
Gene Rayburn (1962-1984)
Ross Shafer (1990-1991)
Michael Burger (1998-1999)

NAME THAT TUNE
Red Benson (1952-1954)
Bill Cullen (1954-1955)
George DeWitt (1955-1959)
Richard Hayes (1970-1971)
Dennis James (1974-1975)
Tom Kennedy (1974-1981)
Jim Lange (1984-1985)

NEWLYWED GAME
Bob Eubanks (1966- various to 1999)
Jim Lange (1984)
Paul Rodriguez (1988-1989)
Gary Kroeger (1996-1997)
Carnie Wilson (2009-2010)
Sherri Sherwood (2010-2013)

PASSWORD
Allen Ludden

PRICE IS RIGHT
Bill Cullen (1956-1965)
Bob Barker (1972-2007)
Drew Carey (2007-

QUEEN FOR A DAY
Jack Bailey (1948-1964)

$64,000 QUESTION
Hal March (1955-1958)

$10,000 PYRAMID
Dick Clark (1973-1988)
Bill Cullen (1974-1979)
John Davidson (1991)
Donny Osmond (2002-2004)
Mike Richards (2012)

THIS IS YOUR LIFE
Ralph Edwards (1952-1961)

TIC TAC DOUGH
Jack Barry (1956-1958)
Gene Barry (1956-1957)
Jay Jackson (1957-1958)
Win Elliot (1958)
Bill Wendell (1958-1959)
Wink Martindale (1978-1985)
Jim Caldwell (1985-1986)
Patrick Wayne (1990-1991)

TODAY SHOW
Dave Garroway (1952-1961)
John Chancellor (1961-1962)
Hugh Downs (1962-1971)
Barbara Walters (1962-1976)
Frank McGee (1971-19740
Jim Hartz (1974-1976)
Tom Brokaw (1976-1981)
Jane Pauley (1976-1989)
Bryant Gumbel (1982-1997)
Deborah Norville (1990-1991)d
Katie Couric (1991-2006)
Meredith Viera (2006-2011)
Ann Curry (2011-2012)
Matt Lauer (1997-
Savannah Guthrie (2012-

TONIGHT SHOW
Steve Allen (1954-1957)
Jack Parr (1957-1962)
Johnny Carson (1962-1992)
Jay Leno (1992-2009)
Conan O’Brien (2009-2010)
Jay Leno (2010-2014)
Jimmy Fallon (2014-

TO TELL THE TRUTH
Bud Collyer (1956-1968)
Garry Moore (1969-1977)
Joe Garagiola (1977-1978)
Robin Ward (1980-1981)
Gordon Elliott (1990)
Lynn Swann (1990-1991)
Alex Trebek (1991)
John O’Hurley (2000-2001)

WHAT’S MY LINE
John Charles Daly (1950-1967)

WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Chuck Woolery (1975–81)
Pat Sajak (1981–
Rolf Benirschke (1989)
Bob Goen (1989–91)

WHO DO YOU TRUST?
Johnny Carson (1957-1962)
Woody Woodbury (1962-1963)

YOU BET YOUR LIFE
Groucho Marx

November 29, 2013 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Lead Vocals

Bon   Scott AC/DC
Steven   Tyler Aerosmith
Gary   Alexander Association
Debbie Peterson Bangles
Steven   Page, Ed Robertson Bare   Naked Ladies
Mike   Love, Brian Wilson Beach   Boys
Michael   Diamond Beastie   Boys
Gibb   Brothers Bee   Gees
Fergie,   will. i. am. Black   Eyed Peas
Ozzy   Osbourne Black   Sabbath
Debbie   Harry Blondie
Brad   Delp Boston
Roger   McGuinn Byrds
Peter   Cetera Chicago
Joe   Strummer Clash
Eric   Clapton Cream
John   Fogerty Credence   Clearwater Revival
Mike   Smith Dave   Clark 5
Ian   Gillan Deep   Purple
Mark   Knopfler Dire   Straits
Natalie   Maines Dixie   Chicks
Michael   McDonald Doobie   Brothers
Jim   Morrison Doors
Don   Henley Eagles
Maurice   White Earth,   Wind and Fire
Greg   Lake Emerson,   Lake and Palmer
Rod   Stewart Faces
Billy   Davis, Marilyn Davis Fifth   Dimension
Roland   Gift Fine   Young Cannibals
Stevie   Nicks Fleetwood   Mac
Frankie   Valli Four   Seasons
Freddy   Garrity Freddy   and the Dreamers
Phil   Collins Genesis
Gerry   Marsden Gerry   and the Pacemakers
Jerry   Garcia Grateful   Dead
Chad   Allan, Burton Cummings Guess   Who
Axel   Rose Guns   and Roses
Ann   and Nancy Wilson Heart
Peter   Noone Herman’s   Hermits
Bill   Kenny Ink   Spots
Jay   Black Jay   and the Americans
Grace   Slick, Paul Kantner Jefferson   Airplane
Steve   Perry Journey
Dave   Guard, Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds Kingston   Trio
Ray   Davies Kinks
Gene   Simmons Kiss
Bob   McBride, Ralph Cole Lighthouse
John   Sebastian Loving   Spoonful
John   Phillips, Cass Elliott Mamas   and Papas
Paul   Jones, Mike d’Abo Manfred   Mann
Adam   Levine Maroon   5
Mike   Rutherford Mike   and the Mechanics
Davey   Jones Monkees
Ray   Thomas Moody   Blues
Chad   Kroeger Nickleback
David   Cassidy Partridge   Family
Mark   Lindsay Paul   Revere and the Raiders
Neil   Tennant, Chris Lowe Pet   Shop Boys
Chrissie   Hynde Pretenders
Matthew   Fisher, Gary Brooker Procol   Harum
Freddie   Mercury Queen
Eddie   Brigati, Felix Cavaliere Rascals
Anthony   Kiedis Red   Hot Chili Peppers
Michael   Stipe REM
Veronica   Bennett Ronettes
Carole   Pope Rough   Trade
Geddy   Lee Rush
Carlos   Santana Santana
Sid   Vicious Sex   Pistols
Jon   ‘Bowser’ Bauman Sha   Na Na
Shirley   Owens Shirelles
Mick   Hucknall Simply   Red
Linda   Ronstady Stone   Ponies
Dennis   deYoung Styx
Diana   Ross Supremes
Roland   Orzabal, Curt Smith Tears   for Fears
Robbie   Robertson The   Band
Brandon   Flowers The   Killers
Sting   (Gordon Sumner) The   Police
Bobby   Kimball Toto
Steve   Winwood Traffic
Roy   Orbison, Jeff Lyne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison Travelling   Wilburys
Mark   Volman, Howard Kaylan Turtles
Dee   Snider Twisted   Sister
Bono   (Paul Hewson) U2
Lou   Reed Velvet   Underground
David   Coverdale Whitesnake
Roger   Daltrey, Pete Townsend Who
Keith   Relf Yardbirds
Jon   Anderson Yes
Rod   Argent Zombies
Billy   Gibbons ZZ   Top

November 12, 2013 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Surprise. They Are Canadian

Adams, Bryan
Anderson, Pamela
Anka, Paul
Avril, Lavigne
Aykroyd, Dan
Bain, Conrad
Baruschel, Jay
Bellows, Gil
Bieber, Justin
Bublé, Michael
Bujold, Genevieve
Burr, Raymond
Campbell, Neve
Candy, John
Cariou, Len
Carrey, Jim
Cattrall, Kim
Cavanaugh, Tom
Chalke, Sarah
Chong, Rae Dawn
Chong, Tommy
Christensen, Hayden
Clark, Susan
Cook, A.J.
Cronyn, Hume
Cuthbert, Elisha
David, Steinberg
Davis, William B.
Dion, Celine
Doohan, James
Dressler, Marie
Durbin, Deanna
Elliott, Daved James
Fillion, Nathan
Finnigan, Jennifer
Ford, Glenn
Fox, Michael J.
Fraser, Brendon
Garber, Victor
Gosling, Ryan
Green, Tom
Greene, Lorne
Greenwood, Bruce
Haim, Corey
Hall, Monty
Hartman, Phil
Helfer, Tricia
Hennessy, Jill
Henstridge, Natasha
Hill, Arthur
Huston, Walter
Ireland, John
Ironside, Michael
Jennings, Peter
Jepson, Carly Rae
Jewison, Norman
Joy, Robert
Katic, Stana
Kidder, Margot
Kreuk, Kristin
Levy, Eugene
Lilly, Evangeline
Lockhart, Gene
Lombardo, Guy
Macdonald, Norm
Mandel, Howie
Massey, Raymond
Matchett, Kari
Maxwell, Lois
McAdams, Rachel
McDermott, Dean
Michaels, Lorne
Monteith, Corey
Moss, Carrie-Ann
Murray, Anne
Myers, Mike
Nielsen, Leslie
Oh, Sandra
Page, Ellen
Paquin, Anna
Parkins, Barbara
Perry, Matthew
Pickford, Mary
Pidgeon, Walter
Plummer, Christopher
Priestly, Jason
Reeves, Keanu
Reynolds, Ryan
Rogen, Seth
Shatner, William
Shearer, Norma
Short, Martin
Silverheels, Jay
Smith, Alexis
Stewart, Catherine Mary
Sutherland, Donald
Sutherland, Keifer
Thicke, Allan
Trebek, Alex
Twain, Shania
Tweed, Shannon
Warner, Jack
Wray, Fay

April 3, 2013 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

2012 OBITS

Lincoln Alexander
Neil Armstrong
William Asher
Carmen Basillio
Fontella Bass
Turhan Bey
Maeve Binchy
Ernest Borgnine
Ray Bradbury
Peter Breck
Helen Gurley Brown
Dave Brubeck
Harry Carey Jr.
Herb Carnegie
Gary Carter
Henry Champ
Dick Clark
Gary Collins
Don Cornelius
James Coyne
Judith Crist
Hal David
Ben Davidson
Richard Dawson
Phyliss Diller
Michael Clark Duncan
Angelo Dundee
Charles Durning
Chris Economaki
Nora Ephron
Chad Everett
James Farentino
Fern Flaman
Trent Frayne
Don Fullmer
Ben Gazzara
Don Grady
Andy Griffith
Larry Hagman
Marvin Hamlisch
Jean Harris
Levon Helm
Sherman Helmsley
Robert Heyges
Celeste Holm
Whitney Houston
Daniel Inouye
Davy Jones
Pierre Juneau
Alex Karras
Rodney King
Jill Kinmount
Jack Klugman
Laurier LaPierre
Mort Lindsey
George Lindsey
Herbert Lom
Peter Lougheed
Weibo Ludwig
Scott MacKenzie
Dave Mann
Tony Martin
George McGovern
Dorothy McGuire
Lee McPhail
Marvin Miller
Art Modell
Cal Murphy
LeRoy Nieman
Ron Palillo
Joe Paterno
Jean Piggott
Dory Previn
Deborah Raffin
Winston Reikert
Sally Ride
Bud Riley
Vidal Sassoon
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
Tony Scott
Barbara Ann Scott
Earl Scruggs
Maurice Sendak
Ravi Shankar
Carroll Shelby
Bill Skowron
Sam Sniderman
Larry Solway
Joe South
Randy Starkman
Ron Stewart
Donna Summer
Eric Sykes
Phyliss Thaxter
Jerry Toppazzini
Gore Vidal
Mike Wallace
Simon Ward
Kitty Wells
Andy Williams

January 2, 2013 Posted by | Obits | Leave a comment

TV Families

FAMILY NAME

MEMBERS

SHOW

Addams Gomez, Morticia, Puglsley, Wednesday, Lurch, Uncle   Fester, Grandmama Addams Family
Aldrich Henry, Sam, Alice, Mary Aldrich Family
Anderson Jim, Margaret, Betty, Bud, Kathy (Kitten) Father Knows Best
Anderson Anthony, Joe, Tugg, Flo, All About the Andersons
Arnold Jack, Norma, Wayne, Kevin, Karen Wonder Years
Banks Philip, Vivian, Carlton, Hilary, Ashley, Nicky Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Barkley Victoria, Jared, Nick, Heath, Audra Big Valley
Barone Ray, Debra, Robert, Marie, Frank, Ally, Michael,   Geoffrey Everybody Loves Raymond
Baxter George, Dorothy Hazel
Bellamy Richard, James, Lady Marjorie, Hazel, Virginia, Upstairs, Downstairs
Bluth Michael, Lindsay, Gob, George-Michael, Buster,   George Sr., Lucille, Annyong Arrested Development
Bradford Tom, Mary, Susan, Joanie, Elizabeth, Nicholas,   David, Nancy, Sandra Sue Eight is Enough
Bradley Betty Jo, Kate, Bobbie Jo, Billie Jo Petticoat Junction
Brady Mike, Carol, Marcia, Jan, Cindy, Greg. Peter, Bobby,   Alice Brady Bunch
Bundy Al, Peggy, Bud, Kelly Married with Children
Bunker Archie, Edith, Gloria, Michael All In the Family
Camden Rev. Eric, Annie, Lucy, Ruthie, Simon, Matt, Mary, David,   Sam, 7th Heaven
Carrington Blake, Krystle, Alexis, Adam, Steven, Sammy Jo Dean,   Fallon, Danny, Leslie, Steven, Ben, Dynasty
Cartwright Ben, Adam, Hoss, Little Joe Bonanza
Clampett Jed, Jethro, Daisy Moses (Granny), Elly May Beverly Hillbillies
Cleaver Ward, June, Wally, Beaver (Theodore) Leave It to Beaver
Conner Roseanne, Dan, Darlene, D.J,, Becky, Crystal Roseanne
Crane Fraser, Niles, Martin, Daphne Moon Fraser
Crawley Robert, Lady Edith, Lady Mary, Cora, Violet, Isobel Downton Abbey
Cunningham Howard, Marion, Richie, Joannie, Chuck Happy Days
Douglas Steve, Robbie, Ernie, Mike, Uncle Charlie, Bub My 3 Sons
Drummond Philip, Kimberly, Willis, Arnold Different Strokes
Evans Michael, Thelma, James, Florida, James Sr., Good Times
Ewing J.R., Sue Ellen, Bobby, Pamela, Lucy, Jock, Miss   Ellie Dallas
Findlay Maude, Arthur, Carol Maude
Fisher Nate, David, Ruth, Claire Six Feet Under
Flintstone Fred , Wilma, Pebbles, Dino Flintstones
Forman Kitty, Red, Eric, Laurie That 70s Show
Griffin Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg Family Guy
Heffernan Doug, Carrie King of Queens
Huxtable Cliff, Clair, Sondra, Theo, Rudy, Denise, Vanessa Cosby Show
Ingalls Charles, Caroline, Mary, Laura, Carrie, Albert,   Grace Little House on the Prairie
Jefferson Louise, George The Jeffersons
Jetson George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Rosie the Robot, Astro Jetsons
Keaton Elyse, Steve, Alex P. Mallory, Jennifer, Andrew Family Ties
Kim Margaret, Katherine, Benny, Stuart, Eric All-American Girl
Lane Patty, Natalie, Martin, Ross Patty Duke Show
McCoy Luke, Grandpa Amos, Kate Real McCoys
Mitchell Dennis, Henry, Alice Dennis the Menace
Munster Herman, Lily, Grandpa, Eddie, Marilyn, The Munsters
Nelson Ozzie, Harriet, David, Ricky Ozzie and Harriet
Partridge Shirley, Keith, Laurie, Danny, Chris Partridge Family
Petrie Rob, Laura, Ritchie Dick van Dyke Show
Pritchett Jay, Gloria, Mitchell, Lily, DeDe Modern Family
Reagan Henry, Frank, Danny, Erin, Jamie, Linda, Jack, Sean,   Nicky Blue Bloods
Robinson John, Maureen, Judy, Will, Penny Lost in Space
Romano Ann, Barbara, Julie One Day At A Time
Rubble Barney, Betty, BamBam Flintstones
Russo Blossom, Anthony, Joey, Nick Blossom
Salinger Charlie, Bailey, Julia, Claudia, Owen Party of Five
Sawyer Boone, Merit, Faye, Susannah, Squirt Boone
Seaver Dr.Jason, Maggie, Mike, Carol, Ben, Chrissy Growing Pains
Sheffield Maxwell, Maggie, Brighton, Grace, Fran The Nanny
Simpson Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie Simpsons
Solomon Dick, Sally, Harry, Tommy 3rd  Rock From the Sun
Soprano Tony, Carmella, A.J., Meadow, Junior, Janice, Livia Sopranos
Stevens Darrin, Samantha, Tabitha Bewitched
Stone Donna, Dr. Alex, Jeff, Mary Donna Reed Show
Stratton Ricky, Edward, Kate Silver Spoons
Sugarbaker Julia Suzanne Designing Women
Tanner Willie, Kate, Lynn, Brian, Gordon Shumway ALF
Tanner D.J., Stephanie, Danny, Michelle, Full House
Tate Jessica, Chester, Eunice, Billy Soap
Taylor Andy, Opie, Aunt Bee Andy Griffith Show
Taylor Tim, Jill, Mark, Brad, Randy Home Improvement
Walsh Brenda, Brandon, Jim, Cindy Beverly Hills 90210
Walton John Sr., Olivia, Jason, Erin, Ben, Mary Ellen,   Jim-Bob, Elizabeth, John-Boy, Cora Beth, Grampa, Esther The Waltons
White Walter, Skyler, Walter Jr. Breaking Bad
Williams Danny, Kathy, Rusty, Linda Make Room for Daddy
Winslow Carl Otis, Laura Lee, Eddie, Harriett, Family Matters

June 4, 2012 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

APHORISM: a short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise or clever observation or a general truth.

1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

3. If you don’t have a sense of humor, you probably don’t have any sense at all.

4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.

6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

9. Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job.

10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy who wants to buy a car.

11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m. – like, it could be the right number.

13. No one ever says “It’s only a game” when their team is winning.

14. I’ve reached the age where ‘happy hour’ is a nap.

15. Be careful about reading the fine print there’s no way you’re going to like it.

16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

17. Do you realize that, in about 40 years, we’ll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)

18. Money can’t buy happiness — but somehow it’s more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a Yugo.

19. After 60, if you don’t wake up aching in every joint, you’re probably dead.

20. Always be yourself because the people that matter don’t mind and the ones that mind don’t matter.

21. Life isn’t tied with a bow but it’s still a gift.

April 16, 2012 Posted by | Humour | Leave a comment

Their Best Roles

Al Pacino Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day   Afternoon”Badass” Buddusky   in The Last DetailMichael Corleone in The   Godfather Part II

Lt Colonel Frank Slade in “Scent of a Woman”

Anthony Hopkins Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs
Audrey Hepburn Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Bette Davis Margo Channing in All About Eve
Bill Murray Phil Connors in Groundhog   Day
Carole Lombard Maria Tura in To Be or Not to Be
Cary Grant T.R. Devlin in Notorious
Charlie Chaplin Tramp in City Lights
Clint Eastwood “Dirty” Harry Callahan   in Dirty Harry
Daniel Day-Lewis Christy Brown in My Left FootBill “The Butcher”   Cutting in Gangs of New York
Denzel Washington Malcolm X in Malcolm X
Diane Keaton Annie Hall in Annie Hall
Dustin Hoffman “Ratso” Rizzo in   Midnight CowboyRainmanMichael Dorsey/Dorothy   Michaels in Tootsie
Faye Dunaway Evelyn Cross Mulwray in   Chinatown
Gene Hackman Harry Caul in The   ConversationPopeye Doyle in The French   Connection
Gene Wilder Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein
George C. Scott General George S. Patton Jr.   in Patton
Gloria Swanson Norma Desmond in Sunset   Boulevard
Greta Garbo Ninotchka in Ninotchka
Henry Fonda Tom Joad in The Grapes of   WrathMister RobertsOn Golden Pond
Humphrey Bogart Fred C. Dobbs in The Treasure of the Sierra MadreSam Spade in The Maltese   Falcon
Jack Lemmon Jerry/Daphne in Some Like It   Hot
Jack Nicholson Randle Patrick McMurphy in   One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestTerms of EndearmentA Few Good Men
James Cagney George M. Cohan in Yankee   Doodle DandyMister RobertsWhite Heat
James Dean Jim Stark in Rebel Without a   Cause
James Stewart George Bailey in It’s a   Wonderful LifeJohn “Scottie”   Ferguson in VertigoHarvey
Jamie Foxx Ray Charles in Ray
Jane Fonda Bree Daniels in Klute
Jessica Lange Frances Farmer in Frances
Jodie Foster Sarah Tobias in The Accused
John Travolta Tony Manero in Saturday   Night Fever
John Wayne Ethan Edwards in The   SearchersRooster Cogburn in True Grit
Johnny Depp Edward Scissorhands in   Edward ScissorhandsCaptain Jack Sparrow in The   Pirates of the Caribbean:
Judy Holliday Billie Dawn in Born   Yesterday
Katharine Hepburn Eleanor of Aquitaine in The   Lion in WinterTracy Lord in The   Philadelphia Story
Laurence Olivier Richard III in Richard III
Madeline Kahn Lili Von Shtupp in Blazing   Saddles
Malcolm McDowell Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork   Orange
Marlon Brando Terry Malloy in On the   Waterfront
Meryl Streep Sophie Zawistowska in   Sophie’s Choice
Meryl Streep Karen Silkwood in Silkwood
Nicole Kidman Suzanne Stone Maretto in To   Die For
Paul Newman Frank Galvin in The VerdictFast Eddie Felson in The   Hustler
Peter O’Toole T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of   Arabia
Peter Sellers Chance the Gardener in Being   ThereDr. StrangeloveInspector Clouseau in Pink   Panther movies
Philip Seymour Hoffman Truman Capote in Capote
Ralph Fiennes Amon Goeth in Schindler’s   List
Reese Witherspoon Tracy Flick in Election
Robert De Niro Jake La Motta in Raging BullTravis Bickle in Taxi Driver
Robert Duvall Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies
Rosalind Russell Hildy Johnson in His Girl   Friday
Russell Crowe Jeffrey Wigand in The   Insider
Samuel L. Jackson Jules Winnfield in Pulp   Fiction
Sidney Poitier Virgil Tibbs in In the Heat   of the Night
Sigourney Weaver Ellen Ripley in Aliens
Spencer Tracy Henry Drummond in Inherit   the Wind
Steve Martin Navin Johnson in The Jerk
Tom Hanks Josh Baskin in BigForest GumpPhiladelphia

Chuck Noland in Cast Away

January 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2011 Obits

Knut, Cute Polar Bear
Roger Abbott, Air Farce
Joel Aldred, Announcer
James Arness, Actor
Nick Ashford, Singer
Seve Ballesteros, Golf
John Barry, Composer, Bond Films
Wade Belak, Hockey
Osama Bin Laden, Terrorist
Allan Blakney, Politician
Charlie Callas, Comedian
Warren Christopher, Sectry of State
Diane Cilento, Actor
Jeff Conaway, Actor
Jackie Cooper, Actor
Royal Copeland, Football
Barney Danson, Politician
Keith Davey, Rainmaker
Al Davis, Football
Peter Falk, Actor
Geraldine Ferraro, 1st Female VP Nominee
Mike Flanagan, Baseball
Betty Ford, 1st Lady
Betty Fox, Terry’s Mom
Anne Francis, Honey West
Joe Frazier, Boxing
David Frye, Nixon Impersonator
George Galllup Jr., Pollster
Pete Gent, Writer
Cookie Gilchrist, Football
Farley Granger, Actor
Tommy Grant, Football
Paul Harney, Golf
Roy Hartsfield, 1st Blue Jays Coach
Vaclav Havel, Poet, Politician
Dave Hill, Gold
Christoper Hitchens, Journalist
Dolores Hope, Bob’s Wife
Ferlin Husky, Singer
Steve Jobs, Thinker
Kim Jong iL, Leader
Bil Keane, Family Circus
Jack Kevorkian, Dr. Death
Harmon Killebrew, Baseball
Don Kirshner, Record Producer
Ken Kostick, What’s For Dinner
Bobby Kuntz, Football
Jack LaLanne, Fitness Guru
Michael Langham, Stratford Festival Director
Jack Layton, NDP Leader
Sidney Lumet, Film Director
Kenneth Mars, Actor
Anne McCaffrey, Writer
Wallace McCain, Food
Brad McCrimmon, Hockey
Earl McRae, Reporter
Sid Melton, Actor
Eleanor Mondale, Bob’s Daughter
Harry Morgan, Actor
David Nelson, Ricky’s Brother
John Neville, Actor
Clifford Olson, Serial Killer
Barbara Orbison, Roy’s Wife
Hal Patterson, Football
Pete Postlethwaite, Actor
Johnny Preston, Singer (Running Bear)
Gerry Rafferty, Singer
Cliff Robertson, Actor
Andy Rooney, Commentator
Mason Rudolf, Golf
Jane Russell, Actor
Ken Russell, Director
Rick Rypien, Hockey
Michael Sarrazin, Actor
Randy Savage, Wrestling
Sherwood Schwartz, Gilligan’s Island
George Shearing, Jazz Pianist
Sargent Shriver, Politics
Bubba Smith, Football
Duke Snider, Baseball
Phoebe Snow, Singer
G.D. Spradlin, Actor
Kaye Stevens, Singer
Leonard Stone, Actor
Alan Sues, Laugh In
Elizabeth Taylor, Actor
Dan Wheldon, Racing
Dick Williams, Baseball
Roger Williams, Piano
Amy Winehouse, Singer
Googie Withers, Actress
Susannah York, Actress
Elwy Yost, TV Host
Larry Zolf, Journalist

January 3, 2012 Posted by | Obits | Leave a comment

The Laws of Golf

LAW 1:No matter how bad your last shot was, you should have Inner Peace knowing that a worse one is yet to come. This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and, eventually, a lifetime.

LAW 2:Your best round of golf will be followed almost immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former.

LAW 3:Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic. Though this cannot be proven in the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf ball, the greater its attraction to water. Expensive clubs have been known to be partly made with this most unusual natural alloy.

LAW 4:Golf balls never bounce off of trees back into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down.

LAW 5:The higher a golfer’s handicap, the more qualified he deems himself as an instructor.

LAW 6:A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than anyone in your group. Likewise, a group you accidentally hit into will consist of a football player, a professional wrestler, a convicted murderer and an Revenue Canada agent — or some similar combination.

LAW 7:All 3-woods are demon-possessed. Your Mother in Law does not come close.

LAW 8:Golf balls from the same “sleeve” tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into the water. See LAW 3.

LAW 9:The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your score to what it really should be.

LAW 10:Golf should be given up at least twice per month.

LAW 11:All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until the sunset.

LAW 12:Since bad shots come in groups of three, your fourth consecutive bad shot is really the beginning of the next group of three.

LAW 13:If it isn’t broke, try changing your grip.

LAW 14:It’s surprisingly easy to hole a 50-foot putt when you lie 8.

LAW 15:Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.

LAW 16: Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.

LAW 17: It’s not a gimme if you’re still 4 feet away.

LAW 18: The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree.

LAW 19: You can hit a 2-acre fairway 10% of the time, and a 2-inch branch 90% of the time.

LAW 20: Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make a double or triple bogey to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe.

LAW 21: If you want to hit a 7-iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to use it to lay up just short of a water hazard.

LAW 22: There are two things you can learn by stopping your backswing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove.

LAW 23:A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.

LAW 24:Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it.

November 21, 2011 Posted by | Humour, Sports | Leave a comment

They Really Said It!

“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.”
— Dr. Lee DeForest, “Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television.”

“The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives.”
– – Admiral William Leahy , US Atomic Bomb Project

“There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”
— Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”
— Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” — Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

“I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.” — The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

“But what is it good for?” — Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” — Bill Gates, 1981

This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us,” — Western Union internal memo, 1876

“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?”
— David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible,”
— A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary Cooper,” — Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in “Gone With The Wind.”

“A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make,”
— Response to Debbi Fields’ idea of starting Mrs. Fields’ Cookies.

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out,”
— Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible,” — Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

“If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can’t do this,”
– – Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M “Post-It” Notepads.

“Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy,” — Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” – –
Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University , 1929.

“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value,” — Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre , France .

“Everything that can be invented has been invented,”
— Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899.

“The super computer is technologically impossible. It would take all of the water that flows over Niagara Falls to cool the heat generated by the number of vacuum tubes required.”
— Professor of Electrical Engineering, New York University

“I don’t know what use any one could find for a machine that would make copies of documents. It certainly couldn’t be a feasible business by itself.” –
– the head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to found Xerox.

“Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.”
— Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse , 1872

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” — Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

November 18, 2011 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment