“Welcome True Believers!“ I recently had the luck to travel over to Los Angeles with Podwits contributor J. Blake on what proved to be one of the most exciting, and rewarding trips that I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. The bulk of that is due to the GREAT content we were able to gather and will be [...]
Archive for the ‘Celebrities’ Category
Tags: Batman, Boris Karloff, Captain Blood, Daredevil, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Errol Flynn, Frankenstein, Galactus, Iron Man, Jack Kirby, Jim Starlin, Marvel Comics, Professor Xavier, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Spider-Man, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Storm, Sub-Mariner, Superman, The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, The Hardy Boys, The Heap, The Human Torch, The Incredible Hulk, The Silver Surfer, The Thing, Thor, Wolverine, X-Men, X-Men First Class
Tags: Borgnine Moment, Borgninian Moment, Ernest Borgnine, Obituaries
On July 8, the world lost another pillar of greatness, a link to a lost and nearly forgotten world, a connection to a time when legends walked the earth. Sunday morning, Ernest Borgnine peacefully passed away of renal failure, surrounded by his family. He was 95 years young. Where can one begin to discuss the life of the [...]
Tags: Apple iPod, John Malkovich, Sirri, The Aristocrats
In the popular new iPhone ads, John Malkovich asks Siri two one-word questions, to which she replies about the meaning of life, the weather, and then a joke. But in this parody courtesy of the Slacktory channel on YouTube, Mr. Malkovich is not impressed by her two jokes, so Siri decides to recite the stand-alone classic “The Aristocrats”, as applied [...]
Tags: John Baldessari, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Tom Waits
I stumbled across this and couldn’t believe how marvelous it was. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art commissioned this film for a night honoring photographer and artist John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood, narrated by the man, the myth, the legend: Tom Waits. I wish filmmakers would use this as an example of how good a short [...]
Tags: Bobby Hatchett, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason
Here at the Podwits, we try our best to bring our interests to you, the reader (and listener), while trying to then attach our spin on the subject, and perhaps shed light on something our audience might not have been aware of. Today’s subject is a profile on a man who, unless you’ve lived under a [...]
Tags: Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, The Brady Bunch, The Monkees
The death of Davy Jones on February 29th, 2012 really hit me hard…
Tags: Battlestar Galactica, Ralph McQuarrie, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back
So many of the images I love were born out of an artist whose work is known by so many, but whose name is not. Ralph McQuarrie created many of the worlds movie and television fans dream of visiting. Our first impressions of the STAR WARS films are thanks to him!
Tags: 1960's, 1970's, Circle of Six, Film, George Carlin, Harlem, Korean War, Lenny Bruce, NYPD, Officer Phil Cardillo, Randy Jurgensen, The Brink's Job, The French Connection, The Godfather, William Friedkin
So the name Randy Jurgensen doesn’t sound familiar to you? Well, believe it or not you know him. The retired NYPD Detective 1st Grade and film icon has acted in and produced dozens of films, and has worked on some of New York City’s most famous cases. His book, Circle of Six, is his real-life [...]
While that new Superman looks ridiculous so far, albeit I’ve only seen still photos, the newest incarnation of Spider-Man looks… wait for it… AMAZING!
Tags: Carrie Fisher, George Takei, Shatfish, Star Trek, Star Wars, William Shatner
OK, so that headline was about as irresponsible as the one I cribbed it from, but the sentiment still stands as the Shatfish debacle just got serious.