Don Rickles is the last man standing from the Rat Pack Days. This insult comic has been hurling barbs at audience members for decades.  Typical jokes are “Who picks your clothes? Stevie Wonder?” and “Eddie Fisher married to Elizabeth Taylor is like me trying to wash the Empire State Building with a bar of soap.”  He admits…

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“Without obsession, life is nothing,” said John Waters, the avant guarde film maker who seems to do art for arts sake. Starting with an 8mm camera, he began making films with his stock company called The Dreamlanders, which included drag queen Divine.  Setting his work in Baltimore, Maryland, Waters has explored some of the more depraved…

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At one time, many years ago David Letterman had a funny parody of a talk show  It was called Late Night with David Letterman.  He did crazy stunts such as a jump on a wall in a Velcro suit, the Monkey-Cam and ‘Stupid Pet Tricks’. Eventually, he went to CBS after the powers at NBC…

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Louise Lasser will be known for two major things. One, she was Mary Hartman on the soap opera parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. While the Norman Lear show lasted for only over a year with Louise, it is still considered a classic cult television program, helping launch the career of Martin Mull. The show evolved into…

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If one had ever listened to the Dr. Demento Radio Program on various FM rock stations at the end of the 20th century, then Professor Tom Lehrer should be a well known name.  This mathematics educator had a second career as a musician, recording parody songs and comedy bits. Some of his tunes were “I…

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