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Don Cherry’s Christmas Suits   Leave a comment


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Known for shopping at Fabricland (where he once took Rick Mercer for a little Don Cherry Style 101 lesson), the hockey lover gets his beloved suits custom-tailored at the Coop, a Toronto men’s store where he’s been shopping for more than a decade.

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I think this is Christmasy, they look like emergency lights though.

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Some suits with nothing to do with Xmas. But had to be included. MacLean is having eye trouble.

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Posted December 19, 2016 by markosun in Celebrities

Sir Mick Jagger passing out the cigars, again   Leave a comment


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Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger has become a father again at age of 73, his publicist has confirmed.

The singer already has seven children whose ages range from 17 to 45 and he became a great-grandfather in 2014.  His 29-year-old girlfriend, American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, gave birth to a boy in New York on Thursday, the singer’s publicist Bernard Doherty said.

A statement said Hamrick and Sir Mick were “both delighted” at the birth. It added: “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival.

“Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”
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Sir Mick began dating Hamrick after the suicide of L’Wren Scott in 2014, his partner of 13 years. The music star had his other children with Marsha Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall and Luciana Gimenez Morad.

He has five grandchildren and became a great-grandfather in May 2014 when his granddaughter Assisi, daughter of Jade Jagger, gave birth to a baby girl.

The Rolling Stones recently released a new blues album called Blue & Lonesome.

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Posted December 8, 2016 by markosun in Celebrities

America’s Strangest and Weirdest Conventions   Leave a comment


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For the last three years, American photographer Arthur Drooker has been to a dozen conventions across the country, photographing some of the quirkiest gatherings such as mermaids, clowns, Santas, fetishists and Lincoln look-alikes. Yet, he has barely begun. According to one estimate, America holds a staggering 1.2 million conventions, conferences, and trade shows every year. That’s nearly 3,000 gatherings every day! These unusual gatherings allow like-minded people to congregate, bond, and express themselves.

“Regardless of what they’re about, where they’re held or who attends them, all conventions satisfy a basic human urge: a longing for belonging,” says Arthur Drooker. “At conventions, people who share similar interests, even obsessions, come together to bond and to be themselves without fear, apology or explanation. The outside world doesn’t matter. In fact, for the weekend duration of most conventions, the outside world doesn’t even exist.”

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Association of Lincoln Presenters, Natchez, Mississippi, 2014.

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Santa Drill Team, Santa Celebration, Tampa, Florida, 2013.

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Brony Parade, BronyCon, Baltimore, 2013.

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At Ease, Military History Fest, St. Charles, Illinois, 2014.

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Mermaid Matrimony, Merfest, Cary, North Carolina, 2015.

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Zoo, Anthrocon, Pittsburgh, 2014.

Anthrocon (abbreviated AC) is the world’s largest furry convention, taking place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania each June or July. Its focus is on furries: fictional anthropomorphic animal characters in art and literature. The convention was first held in 1997 in New York State, and draws over 5,000 attendees annually. Anthrocon 2016 drew 7,310 attendees, with 2,100 fursuiters participating in the fursuit parade.

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Fetish Con, at Tampa Hilton, Florida

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World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships, Springfield, Illinois

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 Las Vegas convention stats:

How many conventions are held per year?

21,306 were held last year.

That is 58 conventions a day being held in Las Vegas, however, since conventions usually last 2-3 days, there would be well over a 100 conventions on the go on any given day.

How many delegates attended?
2015 saw 5,891,151 attendees.
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 The 37th ‘Vent Haven Convention bills itself as ‘the oldest and largest annual gathering of ventriloquists’ This one in Cincinnati.

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And last, but not least, the Celebrity Impersonator Convention.

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opening night at the International Guild of Celebrity Impersonators & Tribute Artists' fourth annual World Convention of Famous Reflections at the Stardust Resort & Casino August 7, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


 

Posted October 17, 2016 by markosun in Bizarre, Celebrities

Celebrities Then and Now   Leave a comment


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Posted October 5, 2016 by markosun in Celebrities

Paul Williams sings in his ‘Planet of the Apes’ makeup   Leave a comment


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Paul Williams, the witty and diminutive singer-songwriter (Carpenters, Three Dog Night)  would often appear on 70s talk shows, games shows, on The Love Boat, in Smokey and the Bandit, on The Muppet Show, celebrity roasts—not to mention his greatest role as “Swan” in Brian DePalma’s campy cult classic Phantom of the Paradise. He was in, or on just about anything back then, including heaping mountains of cocaine (Hence all of that manic energy he used to exhibit back then.)

Williams also played “Virgil” the smart orangutan in Battle for the Planet of the Apes. He wore his makeup straight from the 20th Century Fox movie set for this memorable appearance promoting the film on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1973 and sang in costume.

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Posted June 28, 2016 by markosun in Animals, Celebrities, Music

Prince Philip on the Warpath   Leave a comment


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Elizabeth is celebrating her 90th birthday. But what about Prince Philip, he is 95! The old Royal just keeps steaming along.  And unlike the Queen, the Prince says very odd things:

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To President of Nigeria, who was in national dress, 2003: “You look like you’re ready for bed!”

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His description of Beijing, during a visit there in 1986: “Ghastly.”

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To a tourist in Budapest in 1993: “You can’t have been here long, you haven’t got a pot belly.”

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On the Duke of York’s house, 1986: “It looks like a tart’s bedroom.”

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On the 1981 recession: “A few years ago, everybody was saying we must have more leisure, everyone’s working too much. Now everybody’s got more leisure time they’re complaining they’re unemployed. People don’t seem to make up their minds what they want.”

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On Tom Jones, 1969: “It’s difficult to see how it’s possible to become immensely valuable by singing what are the most hideous songs.”

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To then Paraguay dictator General Stroessner: “It’s a pleasure to be in a country that isn’t ruled by its people.”

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To Scottish driving instructor, 1995: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?”

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To Susan Edwards and her guide dog in 2002: “They have eating dogs for the anorexic now.”

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On Princess Anne, 1970: “If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she isn’t interested.”

Posted June 12, 2016 by markosun in Celebrities

How Long Does a Queen Last?   Leave a comment


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Reign 6 February 1952 – present
Coronation 2 June 1953
Predecessor George VI
Heir apparent Charles, Prince of Wales

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Posted April 14, 2016 by markosun in Celebrities