Francis Scott Key is best known for writing our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner.  According to legend, the music used in the song was lifted from an old bar room ballad. I don’t think it was “100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”. Francis Scott Key was both a lawyer and a poet, so he…

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Dave Thomas gained fame by being a part of SCTV, the Canadian sketch comedy show that gave SNL a run for it’s money in the 1980s.  Along with such comedy performers as John Candy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and Harold Ramis, they proved that people from the higher latitudes can bring the funny. Perhaps his…

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“A lot of people ask me what my favorite episode of Full House was. I always tell them: it was the last one,” is a quote from today’s birthday boy Bob Saget. At one time, he was on two television programs in the 1980s.  He was part of the cast of Full House and the host…

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Kevin McDonald was a member of the sketch comedy troupe Kids in the Hall.  He and Dave Foley met at the Second City stage in Toronto where they began Kids in the Hall.  Kevin is quoted saying, “Actually I got picked because I was the only one who fit the wedding dress–they had my size.”…

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George Lucas will be forever tied with two different cinema events.  He is the man who created the Star Wars universe and the Indiana Jones franchise.  Every actor in Hollywood would kill to be in one of those series.  Land that gig and you can sell your autograph to sci-fi geeks at conventions for $20…

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