Sunday, January 31, 2010

Harold Lloyd

Harold Lloyd dangling from a rooftop set near the intersection of 9th and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, 1923. (SIDE NOTE: The theater in the background — The Majestic — is where Lon Chaney, Sr. gave his last stage performance, in 1913.)

A silent clown whom
one might never wish to ask,
"How is it hangin'?"

DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME: Lloyd climbed this building while missing the thumb and forefinger of his right hand, the tragic result of a real bomb being mistaken for a prop, and wore a flesh-tone glove to conceal his handicap.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Three Stooges

THE THREE STOOGES: Larry, Curly (Babe) and Moe performing their novelty song, "Swinging The Alphabet," in a clip from the 1938 short film, "Violent Is The Word For Curly." The film was directed by Charley Chase.

Larry, Moe, Babe, Shemp...
A bunch of slaphappy guys
in a hard knock world.

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Marx Brothers

THE MARX BROTHERS ON FILM (clockwise from upper right): Groucho, Harpo, Chico and sometimes Zeppo (but never Gummo).

Here's to Minnie's boys!
Four of The Three Musketeers,
with a fifth out back.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dear Heidi

Twenty-three-year-old reality TV personality Heidi Montag as interviewed by Entertainment Reporter Billy Bush on "Access Hollywood."  Montag underwent an incredible ten cosmetic procedures in one day.  (Copyright © 2010 NBC Universal.)

Real transformation
occurs from within the soul,
not under a knife.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Imperfect Beauty

Leave your face alone.
Too many plastic bombshells.
Be you. Be unique!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ONE Good Guy

Actor George Clooney with refugees in Darfur.  (Photo: The Huffington Post)

Darfur in crisis.
Who will come to the rescue?
George Clooney, for ONE.

Monday, January 25, 2010

2010 A.D. Arrest

Andy Dick (at left) in happier times.  (Image courtesy of

Andy may have earned
the role of sex offender.
Befitting last name?

(See FOX News for more information.)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dim Bulb on the "Today" Set

Gifford thinks Conan
was really gouging "Tonight";
called him "no class." Pffft!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Not "Tonight"

No hand for Triumph.
Network pooping on Conan.
Jay is the Big Dog.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Telethon For Haiti

Hollywood calling.
Mass destruction in Haiti.
It's time to help now.

(To learn more, visit

...Always A Trouper

"Move more to your right,"
the director said to me.
"I'm hiding a light."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Once A Trouper...

Not yet SAG; no lines.
I was cast to play the part
because the dress fit.