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Dan Aykroyd sworn in as Hinds County (MS) deputy
WAPT.COM ^ | 24 JANUARY 2014 | WAPT.COM

Posted on 01/24/2014 4:52:25 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist

JACKSON, Miss. —Dan Aykroyd may have dodged the police in "The Blues Brothers," but in Hinds County, he carries a badge.

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis swore the legendary actor and comedian in as a deputy during a ceremony Friday.

"It's an honor to join these ranks today. I understand the challenges that law enforcement face in today's world," Aykroyd said. "I had some experience in Louisiana. I was down there for almost 16 years under two chiefs helping with some initiatives. I know that resources are challenged and that every day there is something that comes up that the executives have to deal with that surprises them."

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1 posted on 01/24/2014 4:52:25 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He’s still a Canadian citizen.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 4:53:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

An older Beber?


3 posted on 01/24/2014 4:58:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Is he focused on the paranormal crimes?


4 posted on 01/24/2014 4:59:29 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He has played a judge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apjvf9YNzEM&list=PL0kwvionZe9APgOw0xrS0h9S8vNKjHM23


5 posted on 01/24/2014 5:00:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dfwgator
He’s still a Canadian citizen.

He's got the gut to be a cop. Has he ever killed any dogs?

6 posted on 01/24/2014 5:01:09 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

BTW John Belushi would have been 65 today.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 5:04:36 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It’s got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It’s got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It’s a model made before catalytic converters so it’ll run good on regular gas.

Elwood: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark... and we’re wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 5:04:43 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: dfwgator

HINOS COUNTY!
BEWARE OF HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE!


9 posted on 01/24/2014 5:07:32 PM PST by golux
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To: golux

Will he pull people over for not writing their insults in both French and English?

10 posted on 01/24/2014 5:10:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
OMG really? Just looked it up. Wow.

They're supposed to be making a Belushi movie, but Jack Black said no. He does not want to do a Belushi movie.

11 posted on 01/24/2014 5:13:36 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

In honor of John

“Don’t Look Back in Anger” (Where he is portrayed as the last surviving member of the original ‘Not Ready for Primetime Players’)

http://screen.yahoo.com/dont-look-back-anger-000000945.html


12 posted on 01/24/2014 5:16:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; dfwgator
He was on a mission....

Aykroyd is in Jackson filming the James Brown biopic, "Get On Up." He plays Ben Bart, the president of the agency that represented Brown for 40 years.

Aykroyd has been spotted several times around Jackson. Earlier this month, he ate dinner at Parlor Market, where "Get On Up" producer Mick Jagger was seen Thursday night. Last weekend, hundreds of Aykroyd fans lined up at Wine and Spirits in the Quarter to have Aykroyd sign bottles of his Crystal Head Vodka.

Crews have been in Mississippi for the past few months and have filmed scenes in Jackson and Natchez for "Get On Up."

Give tha drummer some.....

13 posted on 01/24/2014 5:18:16 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Sheriff Tyrone Lewis swore the legendary actor and comedian in

He's both an actor (poor) and a comedian (fair) but you cannot call him legendary in either role.

14 posted on 01/24/2014 5:18:28 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta

“legendary” could just mean OLD these days when anyone appearing on TV can be called a “star”...


15 posted on 01/24/2014 5:21:05 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Lizavetta

I don’t really care for him or Hanks but “Dragnet” was a funny movie.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 5:21:11 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Don’t suppose Dan has any interest in a ride-along with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department or the Jackson PD. Metro Jackson has the highest crime rate in Mississippi; think of a small version of Detroit and you’ve got the idea. Virtually everyone who can leave the city for safer locations (such as nearby Madison County) has already done so.

Dan really ought to take a camera and go along with the cops who are battling the bad guys in Hinds County. It would be an eye-opening experience.


17 posted on 01/24/2014 5:26:49 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd is sworn in as an honorary deputy by Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis
18 posted on 01/24/2014 5:26:59 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

Elvis, was DEA, I think.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 5:32:36 PM PST by guyfromjrz (fresh breath, it speaks for itself.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They need to get an old Mt. Prospect police cruiser for him to drive. Cop tires, cop shocks...runs on regular gas...


20 posted on 01/24/2014 5:38:42 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: guyfromjrz

I think Dan is working on a collection of honorary badges.
Makes good publicity for the locals I guess.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 5:39:52 PM PST by deport
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Wow, I sure didn't see that one coming. Wasn't he one of SNL's Ex-Police? In Mississippi no less. Just damn.
22 posted on 01/24/2014 5:49:09 PM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Dan really ought to take a camera and go along with the cops who are battling the bad guys in Hinds County.

They should make sure he uses a police dept cam that automatically breaks down at the first sign of misbehavior.

23 posted on 01/24/2014 6:02:03 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: guyfromjrz

Elvis was a narc...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOg7jWSOmHU


24 posted on 01/24/2014 6:12:32 PM PST by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Tainan

My B-I-L who lives in Natchez,(not the Lib one), got a Part in the Movie playing the Stage Manager in the Concert scenes.

He worked with Dan for a couple of days and couldn’t believe what a nice guy he was. Dan was friendly and helpful and he worked his butt off making sure the scenes worked. No Actor “attitude”. They got along very well.

Outside of being an Illegal Invader with a Hockey fetish, Ackroyd seems like an OK Guy.


25 posted on 01/24/2014 6:16:45 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: VR-21
Wasn't he one of SNL's Ex-Police?

"Another drug-related death."

26 posted on 01/24/2014 6:21:01 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Rio

And maybe a Falcons fan because Gerry Glanville always left tickets for him @ the window on game day.


27 posted on 01/24/2014 6:25:25 PM PST by guyfromjrz (fresh breath, it speaks for itself.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Coming to a theater near you, soon - “The Boys In Blue” starring Dan Akroyd and Steven Siegal.

I’ll bet that criminals are heading for the border right now.


28 posted on 01/24/2014 6:40:09 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: deport

This is too funny.

For years, many of us in the autism community have theorized that Akkroyd has Aspberger’s syndrome with a particular interest and focus on things having to do with law enforcement.

This would fit with that idea.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 7:07:02 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Lizavetta
He's both an actor (poor) and a comedian (fair) but you cannot call him legendary in either role.

I'll settle for "immortal". Ghostbusters, Coneheads, SNL ... You know I'll never forget the very first moment I saw him as a Conehead. It was a cold intro. He was dressed as a leprechaun on some kind of glittery dais, and wearing floppy shoes and a big stovepipe hat. He flopped his way down the stairs and lifted the hat straight up to reveal his Conehead ... LIVE! Made no sense whatsoever ... never forget it.

30 posted on 01/24/2014 9:42:54 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: guyfromjrz
Elvis was a LEO groupie/ wannabe.

He asked for, and received several "honorary badges", and even asked Nixon for one.

Rumor has it that Elvis would even pull people over for traffic infractions, flash his badge, and let them off with a "warning".

O/T, wasn't Aykroyd's dad a Mountie?

I know he's probably a lefty, but he's donated to a few republicans.

Maybe he has some respect for "law and order".

At least in a conservative/ honor sense.

Not the recent years "cops doing what they please" sense.

Heck, a joke actor like Steven Segal has been a real sheriff for many years.

31 posted on 01/24/2014 11:38:41 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; WKB

Lord have mercy Missippy bump and ping!


32 posted on 01/24/2014 11:43:33 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Yitbos ~ BBM~ RIP Lancey Howard)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

33 posted on 01/24/2014 11:52:02 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: boop

We ran into Aykroyd in Manhattan at *
Hello Deli* waiting to go into a Letterman show, where Dan appeared as a guest ...[I can’t recall what new movie he was promoting.]

We chatted briefly, and he was very lovely. Quite the regular guy.....unlike the likes of Alan Alda who is rude and unengaged to fans.


34 posted on 01/24/2014 11:57:59 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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What do you expect from Alan Alda? He's a pinko. You'd be lucky if he even "allowed" you the honor to gaze upon him and his gloriousity.

And the ultimate liberal elitist? Al Franken.

Even his fellow cast members say he was a total a$$hole, back in the '70s when he was a NOBODY.

Harry Shearer (of Simpsons fame) was asked who the biggest jerk was at SNL and he said it was hard to say, but Franken was one of the top two.

I forget whether Billy Crystal was #1.

I've never heard a good word about Franken. Either in the '70s or today.

And these are people who WORKED with him.

Heck, Michael Medved, as squishy as he is, and hates nobody, actually hates Franken. He threw a chair at Michael once.

I can't believe that Minnesota "elected" this freak.

You can tell a person's character by how they treat the 'little people'.

Aykroyd is apparently a "good guy" in real life.

Don't think I've heard anyone say he was mean.

35 posted on 01/25/2014 12:20:00 AM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: boop

By and large, you are spot on. Alda would come into our business on a crowded weekend and immediately get recognized b/c of his basketball height....folks would get rebuffed and told * I don’t give autographs, I’ll shake your hand*....his wife OTH was lovely and *normal* [I believe she is/was a photographer in her own right.]

Another celeb who came in every weekend was Alan Arkan [his wife boarded horses nearby]....he was the loveliest gentleman.....funny and willing to engage anyone....people would look at him, do a double-take and look back again.... [he’s not the most recognizable personality in the world]....he’d always laugh and say *yes, It’s me*.....reach out and introduce himself and shake hands....perfectly willing to sign autographs]

Another guy who was a delight was Art Carney...when he was alive, lived in Westbrook, CT...drove an old beat-up Chevy station wagon. He loved to talk to the joe-sixpacks. Lovely, lovely man and one was apt to run into him at any of the local businesses.... chit-chatting.

Kate Hepburn was an elusive recluse....she hated being with the public and interacting with locals in Old Saybrook. No one in their right mind would try to engage her, probably for fear she’d bite their head off.

Once I was behind Paul Newman in a checkout line in a gourmet store in Westport. I didn’t know it was him, but others did, he turned around to look at me, saw my jaw drop and said *Yes, they are that blue*. I never said a word. LOL

I’ve had several encounters w/ Don Imus....and like his radio persona....he’s a jerk. So much for my encounters with celebs...boring...it’s unfortunate that they forget from whence they came.


36 posted on 01/25/2014 2:20:32 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: boop

I think Dan is probably a closet conservative. I liked him in a variety of things blues brothers, my girl, the great outdoors.

And, really, its almost unamerican to not like Elvis, IMHO.


37 posted on 01/25/2014 4:56:18 AM PST by guyfromjrz (fresh breath, it speaks for itself.)
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He behaves pretty conservatively in his private life as he's been married to actress Donna Dixon for 30 years.
38 posted on 01/25/2014 9:09:52 AM PST by hout8475
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