“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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Jackie Chan has been making films since he was 5 years-old.  He is best known for combining action and comedy in such flicks as Drunken Master, Dragon Lord and Armour of God. He gained world-wide mainstream success in the series of Rush Hour films.  He has done what few in Hollywood have been brave enough…

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