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1. Worthless, false, or ridiculous speech or writing; nonsense.

2. Garbage fed to hogs; swill.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Congrats to Ed ‘The Eagle’ Belfour lands in Hockey Hall of Fame

‘‘Eddie the Eagle’’

Eddie drunk with Tie Domi aka Tie Dummy

Winning the Calder (top rookie) and Vezina (top goalie) trophies in 1990-91

Eddie at University of North Dakota

Happy 43th Birthday to the Rat, I mean Theo Fleury

Happy 58th Birthday to Colin Hay, Lead Singer of Men At Work

Who's going to save us???????

Maybe the Birthday Boy

Happy 67th Birthday!!!! Gary Busey

Busey at Point Break live the play. This is the best play ever!!!

Point Break LIVE!, the Brechtian blockbuster which garnered a "Seattle P-I Best of Seattle 2004" award, as well as rave reviews across the nation, tells the story of former college football star Johnny Utah -- Keanu Reeves in the film -- who goes in pursuit of the surfing, bankrobbing, skydiving, bare-hand-fighting adrenaline-junkie-cum-Zen-master Bodhi Sattva. The show features armed robbery, big-wave surfing, car chases, explosions, and no less than two extended skydiving sequences.
Best of all, the starring role of Keanu will be selected at random from the audience each night, with the lucky winner reading their entire script off of cue-cards. This method manages to capture the rawness of a Keanu Reeves performance even from those who generally think themselves incapable of acting.

Their next play is going to be Predator: The Musical.

He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in 1978 for his role in The Buddy Holly Story.

Happy Birthday, Slim Pickens

Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. (June 29, 1919 – December 8, 1983), better known by the stage name Slim Pickens, was an American rodeo performer and film and television actor who epitomized the profane, tough, sardonic cowboy, but who is best remembered for his comic roles, notably in Dr. Strangelove, 1941 and Blazing Saddles.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

To Bowen.....A Tribe Called Quest documentary a labor of love for Michael Rapaport

Michael Rapaport (left) and A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Chicago on June 17, 2011. (Chris Sweda/ Chicago Tribune)

Shortly after running into Vince Vaughn down the street from the Ritz-Carlton hotel Friday afternoon, Michael Rapaport, director of “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest,” relayed the experience to Tribe Called Quest rapper Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor. Rapaport was clearly excited about the encounter, not only because he’s a Vaughn fan, but because he learned Vaughn is A Tribe Called Quest fan.

“You know that dude, Vince Vaughn?” Rapaport told Phife as they sat down in one of the hotel’s suites. “I just saw him on the street. He loves Tribe. He said ‘Yo, heard about the movie — I love A Tribe Called Quest.’ He might come the 24th.”

June 24 is when the documentary, which revolves around the legendary New York hip-hop group, will premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival (the movie hits Chicago theaters July 15). As much as Rapaport would like the “Wedding Crashers” star to be there — as would Phife, who puts Vaughn and Will Ferrell at the top of his funniest actors list — they would be happy just to have the three other members of the band in attendance.

ATCQ broke up in 1998 due, in part, to friction between Phife and frontman Q-Tip. This tension is depicted in the 98-minute documentary, which features footage from the group’s 2008 reunion tour, but the drama didn’t stop there. Q-Tip spoke out against the documentary, and insisted the band members get a producer credit on the film and input in the final edits. Rapaport gave in on the producer credit but not the edits.

“We’ve talked about all the guys coming to the L.A. Film Fest, but I don’t know if they’re going to come,” said Rapaport, a long-time ATCQ fan. “I would love for them to all be there and watch it in front of an objective audience.

“I think the issues that happened with me and Q-Tip … if I bended, I would regret it the rest of my life. I wouldn’t be able to take myself serious as a filmmaker and neither would anyone else. … I know what I did was best for the film.”

Although Rapaport believes the drama surrounding the documentary isn’t all bad (“Maybe it’ll make people more curious about the movie,” Rapaport said), he wishes it had never happened. He admitted there have been enough headaches during filming and the post-production process, whether it was trying to tell the story from four people’s points of views or getting music clearances, and said there were times when he wanted to throw in the towel.

Phife is glad he didn’t. The 40-year-old rapper is diabetic and underwent a kidney transplant in 2008, which was documented in the film, and has had a new outlook on life and the band’s legacy. That’s why he joined Rapaport on the film’s press tour.

“I just felt like we need to embrace our legacy, if that’s what people want to call it,” Phife said. “I want to have fun and enjoy it while we’re still here. If nothing more ever happens with Tribe and we don’t tour or do another album and this is the last hoorah, let’s enjoy that (expletive) to the fullest.”

How does Phife think ATCQ’s story will end?

“I don’t know,” Phife responded. “I’m waiting to figure that one out myself. Hopefully it doesn’t, but all good things do come to an end. I think this whole press run says it all being that the rest aren’t here right now. That could be a sign, but I’m hoping it’s not.

“I just think that if this is it for A Tribe Called Quest, we need to go out with a bang. There aren’t too many rap groups saying they had a documentary done about them. I think we need to count that as a blessing and keep it moving forward.”

To Gina, This day in 1979, The Charlie Daniels Band release "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

To Scott

Hey, Norman Sucks!!!

Happy 56th Birthday, Glenn Danzig

MOTHER!!!!!! Will you bang heads with me....

Happy Birthday June!!!

Valerie June Carter Cash (June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was an American singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, comedienne and author who was a member of the Carter Family and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. She played the guitar, banjo, harmonica, and autoharp and acted in several films and television shows.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Toxicology report: 'Jackass' star was drunk

"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn had a blood-alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit when he and a passenger died in a fiery one-car crash this week, according to a toxicology report.

Dunn's Porsche may have been traveling as fast as 140 mph in a 55 mph zone when it jumped a guardrail, flew into a wooded ravine, struck a tree and burst into flames, police said.

His blood-alcohol level was 0.196 at the time of the Monday morning crash, according to the toxicology report released Wednesday by West Goshen Township Police. The legal limit for drivers is .08.

Dunn, 34, and his passenger Zachary Hartwell, 30, died early Monday after they left a West Chester bar called Barnaby's of America. Hours before the crash, Dunn tweeted a photo from the bar of the pair and a third man drinking. The photo has since been taken down.

Employees at the bar said Dunn was not visibly intoxicated at any point that night and surveillance video shared with police supported those observations, said Frank Herron, the bar's general manager.

"He spoke clearly. He walked clearly. He came in hop, skip, jumping. He left hop, skip, jumping," Herron told The Associated Press. "If these results are true, I'm shocked at it. We were very confident that he had not had that much."

Herron said the bar contacted thePennsylvania Liquor Control Board right after the death and was cooperating with state and local officials in the investigation.

According to court documents, Dunn was charged in April 2005 with driving under the influence after crashing his car in West Whiteland Township, about two miles from Monday's crash site. The documents show he successfully completed a program designed for first-time, nonviolent offenders that allows charges to be dismissed after defendants finish the program.

More court documents showed that Dunn had been cited for speeding several times since 1998.

Dunn appeared onMTV shows "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" and the three "Jackass" big-screen adaptations. He also was the star of his own MTV show, "Homewrecker," and just began hosting the show "Proving Ground" on the G4 cable network.

G4 said it pulled "Proving Ground" and would decide whether to continue airing it.

Dunn also starred in the yet-to-be-released film "Living Will." The film's website describes Dunn's character as a "party bum slacker (who) returns from the dead as a mischievous and perverted ghost."

The force of Monday's crash shattered Dunn's 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 into several twisted and blackened pieces, leaving the car unrecognizable except for a door that was thrown from the crash. A 100-foot-long tire skid marked where the car left the roadway.

Both Dunn and Hartwell, a production assistant for the second "Jackass" movie, were severely burned. Police said they identified Dunn because of his tattoos and hair.

The toxicology report said Dunn did not have "drugs of abuse" in his system. The term encompasses illegal drugs likeheroin, cocaine and marijuana, said Chief Deputy Coroner David Garver. The coroner's office was still awaiting the results of tests that would indicate the presence of prescription drugs, Garver said.

Dunn was born inOhio and moved at age 15 to Pennsylvania, where he met fellow "Jackass" cast mate Bam Margera on his first day of high school, according to a biography posted on his website.

Margera visited the crash site Tuesday, telling WTXF-TV that he was devastated by Dunn's death.

"I've never lost anybody that I cared about. It's my best friend," he told WTXF, weeping. "He was the happiest person ever, the smartest guy. He had so much talent, and he had so many things going for him. This is not right, not right."

Smoque now sells its BBQ sauce in a bottle

Late last week the Old Irving barbecue mecca started selling their Memphis style sauce ($5.95) in original and spicy at the restaurant, online and, soon, at City Provisions in Ravenswood.

The first run is only 4,000 bottles. So get them while you can and tell The Stew if the bottled version is as good as the stuff you get at the restaurant.

A first run bottle of Smoque BBQ sauce could make an excellent hostess gift for the next barbecue party you attend, especially if it's at the Teamster's house.

I bet this is still better than Hawgwash BBQ's 2nd place at the Red, White & Blue BBQ Event.

But Bowen will beg to differ.

To Nats,

RIP, George Carlin, 3 years ago today

RIP, George Carlin 3 years ago today

Happy 53rd Birthday, Bruce Campbell

Happy 58th Birthday, Cyndi Lauper

Goonies 'R' Good Enough Part 2 - Cyndi Lauper

Happy 75th Birthday, Rubber Duck

Happy 75th Birthday, Kris Kristofferson

Happy Birthday to The 2nd best Basketball player, "The Pistol"

He is from Aliquippa, PA, a home to a certain Man that coached a certain Team, Da Coach

Peter "Pistol Pete" Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was an American professional basketball player of Serbian descent. Born and raised in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Maravich starred in college at Louisiana State University (LSU) and played for three NBA teams until injuries induced him to retire in 1980. He is still the all-time leading NCAA Division I scorer with 3,667 points scored and an average of 44.2 points per game. (All of his accomplishments were achieved before the 3 point line was introduced to NCAA basketball.) Maravich died suddenly at age 40 during a pick-up game as a consequence of a previously undetected congenital heart defect. One of the youngest players ever inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Maravich was cited by the Hall as "perhaps the greatest creative offensive talent in history". In an April 2010 interview, Hall of Fame player John Havlicek said "the best ball-handler of all time was (Pete) Maravich."

Happy Birthday to John Dillinger

To Summer....Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime

Monday, June 20, 2011

"Jackass" Star Ryan Dunn Dies in Car Accident at age of 34

This picture was taken at the scene of the accident.

This picture was taken about two hours before the accident took place.

Ryan Dunn died when his Porsche flew over a guardrail on Route 322 in West Goshen, Pa. slammed into a tree and burst into flames around 2:30 Monday morning, Officer Geiger with the West Goshen police department told us.
Dunn was known primarily for his dangerous antics and practical jokes in the "Jackass" movies with his long-time friend Bam Margera. He is also a member of the CKY Crew with Margera.
Ryan Dunn was 34.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy 42nd Birthday!!! Ice Cube

Ice Cube, whose real name is O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), is an American rapper, actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He began his career as a member of C.I.A. and later joined the rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music, and also as a writer, director, actor and producer in cinema. Additionally, he has served as one of the producers of the Showtime television series Barbershop and the TBS series Are We There Yet?, both of which are based upon films in which he portrayed the lead character.

Happy 57th Birthday to "The Funniest Living Belushi."

Hottkowskyi With Belushi!!!

Happy Birthday Waylon!!!

Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. He started out as a bassist for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. Jennings escaped death in the February 3, 1959, plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, when he gave up his seat to Richardson who had been sick with the flu. Urban legend and Hollywood folklore have it that Jennings and The Big Bopper flipped a coin for the last seat on the plane, with Jennings losing. It was, in fact, Tommy Allsup who flipped the coin for the fated plane trip, losing his seat to Valens.
By the 1970s, Jennings had become associated with so-called "outlaws," an informal group of musicians who worked outside of the Nashville corporate scene. A series of duet albums with Willie Nelson in the late '70s culminated in the 1978 crossover hit, "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys." In 1979, he recorded the theme song for the hit television show The Dukes of Hazzard, and also served as the narrator ("The Balladeer") for all seven seasons of the show.
He continued to be active in the recording industry, forming the group The Highwaymen with Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. Jennings released his last solo studio album in 1998. In 2001, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.