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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 50

It’s Thursday, it’s late and it’s time for the 50th installment of the game that is sweeping the nation, GUESS THE THEME (insert raucous cheers and applause)! All the clips below have something in common…leave your best guesses in the comments section. Jack Johnson – Flake Bush – Machinehead Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart Isaac [...]

The Late Movies: Tom Jones and…

Welsh singer Tom Jones seems to keep going and going and going. In a half-century of performing, he has shared the stage with an amazing variety of singers, some of which may surprise you. Jerry Lee Lewis (1968) * Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (1969) * Janis Joplin (1969) * Little Richard (1969) * Joe Cocker (1970) * Aretha Franklin (1971) * Tina Turner (1977) * Isaac Hayes (1979) * Dolly Parton [...]

Tastes Like TV

The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV. When TV characters cook, the results are often disgusting. Drink: Flaming Homer Show: The Simpsons (1991) Origin: Homer is bored at home one night -forced to watch his in-law’s vacation slides- and he doesn’t have any beer, so he makes a cocktail from whatever he [...]

The Vice President Who Wrote a Hit Song

History buffs might know the name Charles Dawes, which probably sounds vaguely familiar but can’t-quite-place-him to the rest of us. Here’s a refresher: he was Calvin Coolidge’s vice president. They hated each other. Long before he was Coolidge’s second-in-command, however, Dawes was a pianist and composer. In fact, he was a member of Phi Mu Alpha [...]

The Late Movies: Soul Songs

For many religions following Western Christian principles, November 2nd is known as All Souls’ Day, an occasion to remember the dead, especially those who have not yet made it to heaven and need extra prayers to be saved from eternal life in purgatory. In celebration of this holiday, Late Movies brings you some songs about [...]

The Late Movies: The Three Kings

The “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” are Albert, B.B. and Freddie King (no relation). The three of them are among the greatest bluesmen and most influential guitarists of the late 20th century and are veritable American institutions (just as, if not more, important than barbecue and baseball). For each of the Kings, we’ve got [...]