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The Dirty Harry Story

The Dirty Harry Story

Eddie Deezen December 20, 2012 1

In a 2009 MTV poll, Dirty Harry was voted the “Greatest Movie Badass of all-time”…  Not exactly an Academy Award, but nonetheless, Clint Eastwood’s maverick police detective “Dirty Harry” Callahan was to become one

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The Guy Who Did the Voice for Tony the Tiger also Sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

The Guy Who Did the Voice for Tony the Tiger also Sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

Daven Hiskey December 18, 2012 2

Today I Found Out the guy who did the voice for Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger also sang the iconic “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” song in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Was One of the Bond Girls Really Formerly a Man?

Was One of the Bond Girls Really Formerly a Man?

Daven Hiskey December 13, 2012 25

Brenda asks: Did one of the Bond girls really used to be a man? That depends on how you define “man” and “Bond girl”.  If you define “man” as a person who was born

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Bigger Than Jesus

Bigger Than Jesus

Eddie Deezen December 6, 2012 1

It seems only appropriate that the single most controversial quote from the Beatles, by any Beatle, was uttered by John Lennon, the group’s unspoken leader and most colorful member. On March 4, 1966, the

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Brenda Lee was Just 13 Years Old When She Recorded the Christmas Staple “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Brenda Lee was Just 13 Years Old When She Recorded the Christmas Staple “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Daven Hiskey December 5, 2012 4

Brenda Mae Tarpley (a.k.a. Brenda Lee and “Little Miss Dynamite”) was born to an extremely poor family in December of 1944.  Things took a turn for the worse when her father, a onetime semi-pro

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What Did Barney Rubble Do for a Living

What Did Barney Rubble Do for a Living

Eddie Deezen November 29, 2012 2

In 1960, the first ever prime-time animated TV series took to the air. The Flintstones was, pretty obviously, a blatant, albeit animated, take-off (read rip-off) of the legendary TV series The Honeymooners. The similarities

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The Only Mother and Son to Each Have #1 Records

The Only Mother and Son to Each Have #1 Records

Eddie Deezen November 27, 2012 2

In November of 1966, The Monkees‘ first single, “Last Train to Clarksville”, went to number one on the charts two months (to the day) after The Monkees TV series premiered.  The Partridge Family (a series

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The Beatles Song Named for a Woman that was About a Man

The Beatles Song Named for a Woman that was About a Man

Eddie Deezen November 15, 2012 0

The Beatles were famous for their beautiful, inspired love songs dedicated to women- “Michelle”, “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “Julia”, “Lovely Rita”, “Lady Madonna”, “Dear Prudence”.  Even other Beatles’ classics, not

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15 Famous People Who’ve Spent Time in Jail

15 Famous People Who’ve Spent Time in Jail

Eddie Deezen November 14, 2012 1

1) Mark Wahlberg: Wahlberg, born the youngest of nine children all living in a three bedroom apartment, dropped out of school around the age of fourteen and joined a gang.  During this time, he

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Why Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Split Up

Why Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Split Up

Eddie Deezen November 1, 2012 5

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were, in my own humble opinion, the greatest comedy team in the history of show business. I like Laurel and Hardy very much; I love the Marx Brothers and

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Sleeping Beauty is Based on a Story Where a Married King Finds a Girl Asleep and Can’t Wake Her, So Rapes Her Instead

Sleeping Beauty is Based on a Story Where a Married King Finds a Girl Asleep and Can’t Wake Her, So Rapes Her Instead

Daven Hiskey October 29, 2012 2

Today I Found Out Sleeping Beauty is based on a story where a married king finds a girl asleep and can’t wake her, so rapes her instead. The story is called The Sun, the

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How the Marx Brothers Got Their Nicknames

How the Marx Brothers Got Their Nicknames

Eddie Deezen October 1, 2012 2

Today I Found Out four of the five Marx brothers got their nicknames during a poker game. The famed Marx family comedy act was made up of Julius, Adolph, Leonard, Milton, and Herbert Marx.

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The Leonardo DiCaprio Haircut That Had the Taliban in a Rage

The Leonardo DiCaprio Haircut That Had the Taliban in a Rage

Eddie Deezen September 24, 2012 21

Today I Found Out about the Leonardo DiCaprio haircut that had the Taliban in a rage. Titanic was released in December of 1997.  Many Hollywood insiders and naysayers predicted doom for the film.  After

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The Guy Who Played Luke Skywalker Has Played the Character of the Joker Longer Than Any Other Actor

The Guy Who Played Luke Skywalker Has Played the Character of the Joker Longer Than Any Other Actor

Daven Hiskey September 18, 2012 2

Today I found out Mark Hamill currently holds the record for playing the Batman character of “Joker” longer than any other actor and in more spinoffs. “I’ve never seen him play the Joker”, you

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The Beatles Were Once Banned from Playing in Israel

The Beatles Were Once Banned from Playing in Israel

Eddie Deezen September 13, 2012 3

Today I Found Out the Beatles were once banned from playing in Israel until finally in 2008 a formal letter of apology was sent out to the two surviving members and certain relatives of

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Stephen King’s Children of the Corn was First Published in Penthouse Magazine

Stephen King’s Children of the Corn was First Published in Penthouse Magazine

Daven Hiskey August 24, 2012 3

Today I Found Out the Stephen King short story Children of the Corn was originally published in Penthouse Magazine. While to date Stephen King has managed to sell about 350 million copies of his

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The James Bond Movie Goldfinger was Once Banned in Israel

The James Bond Movie Goldfinger was Once Banned in Israel

Eddie Deezen August 20, 2012 4

Today I Found Out the James Bond movie Goldfinger was once banned in Israel. Ask most any James Bond fan to name his or her favorite James Bond film and chances are they’ll reply

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John Lennon Once Almost Beat a Man to Death

John Lennon Once Almost Beat a Man to Death

Eddie Deezen August 1, 2012 12

Today I Found Out John Lennon once almost beat a man to death. Was John Lennon gay? “Why are you bringing up such a ridiculous question? Who cares if he was gay? I thought

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