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Quiz: The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family

Today is National Stuff That Was Popular When You Were a Kid Day! To celebrate, we’ll be posting quizzes all day about — you guessed it — stuff that was popular when various writers were kids. Keep checking back for more! The Brady family had a cool house (with one bathroom?); the Partridges had the cool [...]

The Late Movie: Hugh Laurie

My husband is a House fan. He didn’t believe me when I told him Hugh Laurie was a British comedian. I had to show him some clips. Laurie had quite a career at the BBC with Stephen Fry and the series A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster. Then he took [...]

If Rupert Murdoch Had Never Been Born

(YouTube link) In light of the recent fortunes of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, {wiki} here’s a 1995 parody of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life that inserts Murdoch as the principle character. The sketch is from the BBC TV series A Bit of Fry & Laurie, starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, but still contains language [...]

Laurel & Hardy’s Last Film Footage

(YouTube Link) This short video is thought to be the last footage of comedians Laurel and Hardy; it was shot in 1956 at the home of Stan Laurel’s daughter, Lois. Also featured in the clip: Stan Laurel’s wife Ida Kitaeva Raphael Laurel, Hardy’s wife Virginia Lucille Jones, Andy Wade (who shot the film), Laurel’s daughter Lois, [...]

The Quick 10: Pam Anderson: Literary Genius (and Nine Other Celeb Authors)

It seems like once you’re a celebrity, you can pursue any venture you want to whether you have the talent for it or not (Lauren Conrad, anyone?). But there are a few stars out there who really are multi-talented. There are a few of those on this list… and a few of the former. 1. [...]