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Best… Comments… Ever…

Posted in Movies, Pop Icons with tags , , on April 16, 2011 by The Quintessential Geek

On James Franco and the upcoming Planet of the Apes trailer:

“Try some new ideas. Also, stop casting James Franco. A box of wood carries a scene better.”

“It’s refreshing to know that there are other people in the world that believe James Franco will cause the apocalypse. ”

“Why don’t we just call it “Deep Blue Ape” and be done with it?”

“I could comment, but the NDA I signed with TCF prevents from doing so.”

“Meanwhile, there will have to be, in the history of the universe, a very last time someone says “meh”. I am patiently waiting.”

“It will be the last second before the heat death of the universe reduces all matter to dust, thus summing up the purpose of life as we knew it: “Meh.””

“I wanted to throw feces at the screen while watching that awful, awful remake with Marky Mark in it. ”

“I was waiting for those gorillas to form a giant monkey ball a la Endhiran.”

“This time, like every time, I secretly prayed for a ballistic miscalculation resulting in a dreadful mess sprayed over the camera lens.”

“Thank you, my dear fellow BoingBoingerz… I thought I was the only one who found Franco totally… nothing. I’m not sure he’s acting. I think he’s just saying stuff and being cute. Which I can do. Except for the cute part.”

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Avril Lavigne…a vampire ? [Vampires]

Posted in Culture, Pop Icons with tags , on August 3, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

“The Girlfriend singer – who is married to Sum 41 guitarist Deryck Whibley – is so worried about her pointy molars she is determined to have them corrected. A source close to the singer told America’s Star magazine: ‘Avril hates her fangs. She is planning on having them filed down by a cosmetic dentist.'”

[via Stuff]

Elton John in “Doonesbury” [Pop Icon]

Posted in Music, Pop Icons with tags , on July 30, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

December 10, 1979

Mike is hosting a “Fin de decade” party, and to stay consistent with popular places like Studio 54, he has hired a bouncer to weed out the riff-raff.

“Bouncer: Hey Mike! Elton John is outside. Should I let him in ?
Mike: Are you kidding ? He hasn’t had a hit in years! Rough him up!
Bouncer: Right.”

Karl Malden in “Doonesbury” [Pop Icon]

Posted in Pop Icons with tags , on July 30, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

August 29, 1979

Duke gets captured by Iranian rebels after attempting a parachute drop on behalf of Jim Andrews. While being interrogated, Duke makes reference to the actor:

Armed Iranian solider: A tourist ? With over $200,000 in cash ?
Duke: So I’m not Karl Malden. Sue me.

Karl Malden is an actor of Serbian origins that played roles in such classics as: Little Women (1949), A Streetcar Names Desire (1951), Polyanna (1960), The Sting II (1983), and has made guest appearances on many TV shows, including The West Wing in 2000.

John Denver in “Doonesbury” [Pop Icons]

Posted in Comics, Pop Icons with tags , on July 29, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

June 22-23, 1979 – John Denver
Jim Andrews to Duke, upon visiting Duke’s mansion:
“Jim: Duke! You’ve got John Denver in your backyard!
Duke: I’d like to explan. See, both the dobermans are at the vet’s…
John Denver (singing): Take me hoome, country road..
Jim: I can’t believe it! John Denver!
Duke: I hate to waste a good silver-tip, but this is an emergency..
John Denver (singing): West Virginiaa..
[BLAM!]
John Denver: Darn it all, Duke! Cut that out!
Jim: What a shot!
Duke (thinking): Oh, hell!
Jim: Clean through the guitar neck!
Duke (thinking): The darn sight must be off!”

Jeff Healey in Road House [Pop Icon]

Posted in Movies, Music, Pop Icons on July 26, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

I almost forgot what an amazing performance Jeff Healey gave in the 1989 hit movie “Road House“. He plays the role of Cody, a local guitarist playing in a very raunchy bar. We first meet Cody when James Dalton (played by Patrick Swayze) is hired as a bouncer. In addition to playing guitar like only Jeff Healey can, his character stays on-set, and appears throughout the movie, both as an artistic musician and a brilliant actor.

Born with cancer of the eye, he never let his blindness stop him from becoming one of the greatest blues and jazz musicians of the 20th century. Sadly, after being cancer-free for 38 years, the cancer spread to his legs, and he died shortly afterwards on March 2nd of this year.

If you haven’t yet heard the amazing talents of this great Canadian superstar, I invite you to do it now. His passing away has struck a chord in many people, and he will be missed.

John Travolta in Doonesbury [Pop Icon]

Posted in Comics, Pop Icons with tags , on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

August 15, 1979

Zonker is getting ready for his outing to Studio 54 with Mark:
“Mark: Serious boogie togs, man! You are definitely ready to roll!
Zonker [dressed in white polyester in front of a mirror]: You think it’s me ?
Mark: Sure. You and six million other John Travolta look-alikes!
Zonker: Who ?
Mark: Who ? Did you just say “Who”, Zonker ?
Zonker [thinking]: Uh-Oh.. Here we go again..”

Despite being a high school drop-out, John Travolta landed roles in Broadway musicals (including the popular Grease!). From there, his career blossomed, but he will always be remembered as the talented disco dancer Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever, which became a hit in 1977, one year after Travolta gained fame playing Danny Zuko in the movie Grease!, and two years before Zonker realizes who he is.