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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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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Steven Colbert has become a star playing an exaggerated version of a conservative political pundit.  His shtick has been washing the masses who watch Comedy Central.  His show The Colbert Report has been leading the ratings for the network.  He says of his show, “I deliver my Truth hot and hard.” Of his character, Steven…

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