Shia LaBeouf Opera — Hollywood superstar Shia LaBeouf is in the news again for insane, violent public behavior. Apparently the inauguration of President Trump has sent him over the edge. The below article was originally posted on Dec. 11, 2014 and it is quite newsworthy so we are republishing it.
We were wrong about Rob Cantor though.
Musician Rob Cantor — whose name we expect will be as recognizable as anyone’s by next year — wrote a goofy song concerning actor Shia LeBeouf as the protagonist of a horror film.
He made a cartoon of it and put it on YouTube in 2012 where it became moderately popular.
Well, someone cooked up the idea of making a highly polished live version of it featuring an orchestra, choir and extremely skilled professional dancers.
LeBeouf himself even makes an appearance.
Did everybody get their standard rates in making it? LeBeouf certainly didn’t. It involved at least two dozen professionals and took more than a few man-hours.
It’s free on YouTube and we didn’t see any adverts when we watched so the cash certainly isn’t flowing in from it.
It’s gotten 6.9 million views as of this writing, however, so Cantor’s visibility has increased and LeBeouf has shown himself to be a good sport. Count them as beneficiaries. We guess money isn’t everything.
Anyway, if you are one of the 6.9931 billion who hasn’t seen it, here it is:
Bill Cosby Charged Says Biz Journal — The Philadelphia Business Journal has just reported that Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has charged disgraced celebrity Bill Cosby with aggravated indecent assault for a 2004 incident in which he allegedly sexually attacked Andrea Constand at his Cheltenham home after drugging her with wine and pills. Ms. Constand was then the director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team.
The charge is a first degree felony which means that if convicted the Cos theoretically faces a 20 year sentence in a state prison.
This is a racial thing. If Cosby was a white guy like Bill Clinton, his wife would be running for president and he’d still be going hey, hey, hey.
James Bond Actors Include Names You Might Not Consider William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-29-15
Can you name all the actors who played James Bond in movies? Try. Betcha forget David Niven who had the role in the 1967 version of Casino Royale, which strangely enough, was made as a comedy. It also featured Wo0dy Allen who played Jimmy Bond. No Jimmy does not count as James.
Actually, a plot point involves Niven naming all the spies James Bond to confuse the enemy so one could argue that those spies played by Terence Cooper, Joanna Pettet, Daliah Lavi, Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress also played James Bond.
The Burt Bachrach song, The Look of Love, comes from the movie. It was a hit and got an Oscar nomination.
If you really want to get technical stuntman Bob Simmons played Bond in the opening credits of the first few movies.
And yes, Barry Nelson played him in a 1954 television CBS special based on Casino Royale. Peter Lorre played his adversary, Le Chiffre.
Here’s another TV theme song that should have been a hit. It’s by Rob Duncan and called Gunfight Epiphany and was used as the theme to Terriers, an under-rated detective show that ran for 13 episodes in the Fall of 2010 of FX.
We were able to catch it on Netflix. It is worth watching.
House Of Cards Delco Connection — Netflix released its second season of its excellent Emmy-winning House of Cards series at 3:01 EST this morning, Valentine’s Day 2014.The series concerns an evil Democrat senator, his Lady Macbeth-type wife and their Machiavellian schemes.
It has an extremely strong Delaware County, Pa. connection in that one
of the major characters in the first season was a congressman who
represented the 1st District of Pennsylvania, which includes most of the Delaware County waterfront along with Philadelphia-bordering communities such as Darby and Yeadon.\
Oh yeah and Swarthmore and Nether Providence i.e. hooty-tooty Wallingford.
Anyway, what happened to the congressman is best not revealed as there are those who might want to catch up with season one, although we can say he did look the least bit like Bob Brady.
Richard Matheson, one of the most influential writers of the last century, died June 23 at the age of 87. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. In the name of courageous journalism we present this tribute:
Matheson, by the way, also gave us that Trilogy of Terror episode where the little voodoo doll chases around Karen Black, and, of course, zombies with his short story I Am Legend adopted to the big screen numerous times under several names.
What sadder words are there in the English language? It’s a craven phrase but ultimately a useful one.
A polar bear fell on me.
The phrase is the final sentence in the script from the docudrama Road House and is used by the only witness to a vile murder to escape from having to testify.
Road House is based on the cold-blooded killing of a disruptive person in a Missouri town done in broad daylight before many witnesses all of whom denied knowledge of it. Granted none of them used the phrase “a polar bear fell on me” as it would not have made much sense unlike in the dramatization in which a polar bear did literally fall on the witness, a man by the name of Tinker.
Still, as is too often unfortunately the case, it is Hollywood that writes the history and “a polar bear fell on me” is what we remember from the crime.
One wonders why it is not used more.
Would not Herman Cain still be in the running if when confronted with the allegations of Ginger White, rather than issue a blanket denial, simply said “a polar bear fell on me”?
Would not Bill Clinton have avoided impeachment if he said “a polar bear fell on me” rather than “I did not have sexual relations with that woman . . .”
Al Gore, when confronted with the discrepancies in the evidence for global warming could use the phrase with ironic aptness.
Thank you for allowing me to get this off my chest.
Ed Note: All who think Hawthorne should hug a polar bear raise your hands.