Hasil "Haze" Adkins was a wild man of
rockabilly and friends with Billy Miller and Miriam Linna of Norton Records.
One thing they noted about him was that he was a meat eater. Miriam says,
"Hasil Adkins eats more meat than any other human being we've ever met; he
carries Vienna sausages in his pocket."
Dee Snyder is best known as the lead singer of the heavy-metal group
Twisted Sister, although he is active in many other projects. His wife
once asked him to write a Christmas song for her, and although most
people don't think of heavy-metal lead singers writing Christmas records
since they are more likely to be associated with Satanism than
Christianity, as a Christmas present for her he wrote "The Magic of
Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)."
On the WWW is the
"Bikini Kill Archive" in which fans of Kathleen Hanna's riot grrrl group Bikini
Kill are invited to do this: "Please add your Bikini Kill story to
this blog! It can be totally off the top of your head and doesn't need to be
fancy. Maybe it's your reaction to a song we wrote, something weird that
happened at one of our shows, a personal anecdote or just WHATEVER. Feel free
to send images too!"
society woman once made the mistake of announcing that Anna Pavlova would dance
at one of her affairs. Afterward, she asked Ms. Pavlova how much she would
charge for a dance, and she was shocked when Ms. Pavlova said the price would
Ralph Nader's mother used to give her children
chickpeas as a snack, and she used to scrap the sugary frosting off of birthday
cakes before giving them a piece. In addition, because she didn't know what hot
dogs were made of, she never fed her kids hot dogs.
many ways, Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was a lucky man. In the
1920s, he created a cartoon for the humor magazine Judge. The cartoon showed a knight in armor lying in bed while a
ferocious dragon hovered above him.
Bob Newhart is known for his comic delivery, which is deadpan, frequently slow,
and occasionally stuttering. Once, a director tried to make him speed up his
delivery, but Mr. Newhart told him, "This stutter built me a house in Bel-Air.
Terry Colangelo had been told that a good reporter knew what was going on and
so he or she needed to read lots of newspapers thoroughly. She followed this
advice, and she read this in the classifieds ad section of a newspaper: "$5,000
Reward for killers of Officer Lundy on Dec. 9, 1932."
The last time Erik Henrikson, critic for The Portland Mercury, thought that MAD Magazine was funny was when he was
12 years old — that is, until George W. Bush, whose incompetence was a boon to
all satirists, became president of the United States.