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  • Trump’s Quest For Fame

    08/07/2016 3:10:12 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 7th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In common speech, we tend to use the terms glory, honor, famous and fame as if they were interchangeable. They share the common ingredient of praise, and of an independent audience that judges behavior. Where they differ is as to what that audience is and when the praise is awarded. In the simplest of definitions, glory is associated with God. Honor involves respect from a small group, such as one’s family or fellow professionals in law, sports, writing, broadcasting, etc. Famous people are typically celebrities who enjoy shallow admiration from a wide group. That leaves the quality of fame. In...
  • The hero mom of Baltimore dropped off the radar quickly

    10/31/2015 8:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hot ^ | October 31, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Remember the “Hero Mom of Baltimore” who smacked down her son on the evening news and dragged him out of the Baltimore Riots? (Ed had the video of the interview with her and some early observations on how this wasn’t going to be a panacea for all of society.) It’s been six months since all of that madness unfolded and the Washington Post got to wondering what ever happened to the lady. She seemed to be all over the cable dial for a short while after her fifteen seconds of fame, but then… nothing. She was supposed to be...
  • 67,000 Packer fans at Lambeau Field to Honor Brett Favre induction in the Football Hall of Fame

    07/19/2015 5:16:46 AM PDT · by hondact200 · 10 replies
    july 19, 2015 | hondact200
    67,00 Packer fans show up at Lambeau Field to honor the retiring of Packer jersey #4 and the induction of Brett Favre into the Football Hall of Fame. Local news station carried the program.
  • The Woes of Socialism ... Famous Venezuelan Ice-Cream Store Closes Over Milk Shortage

    12/29/2014 4:30:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 27, 2014 | Corina Pons
    Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage CARACAS - An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis. "We are closed during the season due to shortage of milk," the famous Coromoto ice-cream store in the highland town of Merida announced on its Facebook page. Locals confirmed that the shop, hugely popular among tourists for its exotic and strange flavours ranging from beer to beans, had been closed since Christmas Eve. A sign on the door asked customers' forgiveness "for not attending you due...
  • GRL Singer Simone Battle's Death Ruled a Suicide

    09/08/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 9/7/14
    The death of pop singer and former "X-Factor" contestant Simone Battle, a member of G.R.L., has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the Los Angeles County coroner said today..... "Simone was an exceptional young talent and human being, and we are all devastated to learn of her passing," the statement said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones at this time." Battle grew up in Los Angeles, where she did some part time modeling and work in television and movies before ending up on tour with the Black Eyed Peas after high school, according to RCA...
  • Guy, Brooks, Jones among 7 elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/01/2014 4:49:53 PM PST · by Doogle · 46 replies
    foxnews ^ | 02/01/14 | AP via FOX
    NEW YORK – Ray Guy has become the first punter elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Joining the long-time Oakland Raider were two first-time eligible players, linebacker Derrick Brooks and offensive tackle Walter Jones. The class of 2014 also included defensive end Michael Strahan, receiver Andre Reed, defensive back Aeneas Williams and defensive end Claude Humphrey, who like Guy was a senior selection.
  • Report: Scottie Pippen questioned by cops over alleged fight [NBA star will get away w/ assault]

    06/25/2013 6:56:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 6/24/13 | SCOOBY AXSON
    NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen was questioned by authorities on Monday in relation to a fight with an autograph seeker that happened in Malibu, Calif., reports The report states that Pippen turned himself in to authorities in Malibu and the police decided against arresting Pippen after speaking with him. Pippen, 47, was a seven-time NBA All-Star in 17 seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, and Portland Trail Blazers. He won six NBA titles with the Bulls.
  • Reese Witherspoon apologizes, "deeply embarrassed" after arrest

    04/22/2013 6:01:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/22/13
    Reese Witherspoon said she is "deeply embarrassed" about what she said to police during the arrest of her and her husband during a traffic stop in Atlanta. "Do you know my name?" Witherspoon is quoted as asking the state trooper who stopped the couple. She also said, "You're about to find out who I am" and "You're about to be on national news," according to the arrest report. The Oscar-winning actress released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her behavior to police
  • Bestow obscurity on Sandy Hook shooter and other mass murderers

    01/06/2013 8:57:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-5-13 | mike nichols
    It doesn't matter; people will forget them again because we have become inured. I don't think we've completely lost our ability to be shocked. People will always remember that 20 children died at Sandy Hook. But the murderers are running together, fusing themselves into the obscurity they so badly wanted to escape. Maybe there are just too many of them. Maybe it is a collective self-defense mechanism on our part, our way of making them less real. Or maybe it is our little protest, our refusal to give anything of value -- even the effort to recall a name --...
  • ‘Are you famous?' Woman doesn't recognise Jay-Z on New York subway (Watch Video)

    12/05/2012 12:47:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 12/05/2012 | Chris Paine
    WHEN hip-hop superstar Jay-Z boarded a crowded subway to his show in Brooklyn everybody knew who he was. Everybody except for the person sitting next to him. In Jay-Z's new 24-minute YouTube documentary Where I'm From, a woman named Ellen innocently asks Mr Beyonce: "are you famous?" as he takes his seat. Jay-Z, taken aback, politely replies: "Yes. Not very famous you don't know me." "I'll get there some day." He then tells Ellen he makes music and that he's on the way to his eighth and final show. "I'm on my way to the performance in Brooklyn and the...
  • It’s a Good Day… El-Rushbo Inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

    05/14/2012 12:35:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 5-14-2012 | Jim Hoft
    Despite a fierce petition drive by the femi-Nazie, American hero Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians today in Jefferson City, Missouri. KSDK reported: Controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh will be inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians at the State Capitol in Jefferson City Monday afternoon. Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley (R-Perryville) alerted media statewide less than half an hour before the ceremony’s scheduled start time at 1 p.m. Rush Limbaugh, a Cape Girardeau native, achieved national prominence over the last three decades as a syndicated conservative talk radio host. Women’s rights groups have gotten more...
  • 'Even though it hurts me, it makes me feel good': Girl who can't stop drinking GASOLINE

    03/11/2012 5:14:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    If smelling gasoline weren't a health hazard enough, meet the girl who drinks it. Lifting a red gas canister before the cameras, a girl named Shannon demonstrates her claimed addiction of drinking gasoline for TLC'S television program My Strange Addiction. 'It tingles at first and then it, it burns the back of my throat,' Shannon says describing her toxic habit which reaches up to 12 teaspoons a day. 'Even though it hurts me, it makes me feel good,' she says, of either licking the cap or drinking it straight out of the canister which she says is her favorite way.
  • Herman Cain’s Next Move: Emulate Palin & Huckabee with TV Show

    12/24/2011 7:19:58 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 37 replies ^ | December 24, 2011 |
    *Despite being ousted from the GOP presidential race, Herman Cain believes that his opinion matters to somebody. So the former candidate plans to broadcast his ideas on TV soon. “The doors to radio or TV, those doors are open,” Cain said in an interview with Fox News, considered by media watchers to be the most likely place the conservative former pizza magnate would go. “I’m considering all of these options because I want to create the biggest platform for me to be talking about the trifecta: replacing the tax code with 9-9-9, energy independence and national security,” Cain said.
  • Palin: Wait a While Longer (Sun Tzu: You choose the battlefield, not your opponent)

    09/29/2011 4:58:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Washington WIre ^ | 09/29/2011 | Danny Yadron
    In case you were wondering, Sarah Palin has no plans to announce tomorrow whether she’ll run for president . “This is a serious decision, and I’ve engaged in serious deliberations. So within the next 24 hours don’t look for me to make a decision,” she said, according to excerpts of an interview on Fox Business Network set to air tonight.
  • 'I hate my babies and my older children are animals,' says Octomom Nadya Suleman

    06/29/2011 12:00:26 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 67 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5:31 PM on 29th June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    She is the mother of fourteen children, who gave birth to the longest surviving octuplets in U.S history. But in disturbing comments sure to alarm social services, Octomom's Nadya Suleman has said she 'hates' her eight babies. The 36-year-old single mother also calls her six older children 'animals'
  • Five to be Added to Wisconsin Meat Hall of Fame

    03/03/2011 3:56:36 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Ag Connection ^ | 2-18-11 | WI AG
    Glorious Malone, Meinhardt Raabe, Gary Underwood, and Roger and Pat Van Hemelryk will be inducted into the Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall of Fame on May 12 at a luncheon in Madison. Malone, who owns Malone's Fine Sausage of Milwaukee, began her pioneering journey in the 1960s by making headcheese in her home kitchen. Unbeknownst to her, the product was being resold and served in stores and taverns as far away as Chicago. Glorious passed away four years ago. She used the popularity of that product to found a successful business that today produces a variety of meat products sold throughout...
  • Sanders, Faulk make Hall of Fame

    02/05/2011 5:33:13 PM PST · by Raymann · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 02/05/2011 | BARRY WILNER
    Deion Sanders and Marshall Faulk led a class of seven voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Joining them were Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Ed Sabol, Les Richter and Chris Hanburger. Sanders, the outstanding cornerback/kick returner and sometime wide receiver known as "Prime Time" with five teams, is a two-time Super Bowl winner and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1994. Faulk won a Super Bowl with the 1999 Rams, was the 1994 Offensive Rookie of the Year, 2000 NFL MVP and a three-time Offensive Player of the Year (1999-2001). Faulk is the 10th leading...
  • Alomar elected to Hall of Fame Former Jays starjoins pitcher Blylevenon road to Cooperstown [sic]

    01/06/2011 8:59:49 AM PST · by Raymann · 4 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Jan 6, 2011
    After coming painfully short in the voting a year ago, former Roberto Alomar got the news he wanted to hear Wednesday. The former Toronto Blue Jays star infielder is headed to Cooperstown. Alomar and Bert Blyleven were selected for induction into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. "It's been a happy day for me, for my family, for Puerto Rico and hopefully for the city of Toronto," Alomar said at a news conference at the Rogers Centre. Alomar, a 12-time all-star who helped lead the Blue Jays to World Series titles in 1992 and 1993,...
  • Finally, Bert Blyleven is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    01/05/2011 12:36:36 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 14 replies ^ | 1-5-11 | Tom Pelissero
    Finally, Bert Blyleven is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The longtime Minnesota Twins pitcher received 463 votes (79.7%) from the Baseball Writers Association of America -- surpassing the 75% mark required for induction in his 14th year on the ballot. He'll be inducted along with infielder Roberto Alomar and executive Pat Gillick on July 24 in Cooperstown N.Y. Blyleven, 59, will become the fourth player in Twins history to have a plaque in the Hall, joining Harmon Killebrew (1984), Rod Carew (1991) and Kirby Puckett (2001).
  • Teens are getting pregnant to get on MTV’s ‘Teen Mom’ show

    12/07/2010 4:23:28 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 25 replies
    Popeater ^ | December 7 2010 | Popeater
    If you’ve ever seen Teen Mom, you know that it in no way glorifies teen parenthood. Those young moms and dads are struggling, and despite the rumors that MTV pays them around $60,000 a season, (which MTV refuses to comment on) many of them are shown relying on government assistance to get by. The young women on the show, as much as their lives are put under the microscope, do get famous in their way.
  • New Trier Hall of Fame, Rumsfeld In, Emanuel Out

    12/02/2010 8:59:46 AM PST · by PBRCat · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2010 | Staff
    Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, actor Rainn Wilson and ex-Playboy executive Christie Hefner are among the entering class in New Trier Township High School's alumni Hall of Honor awards. Among those not making the cut were actress Ann-Margaret and Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel. The honorees were said to embody the Winnetka school's mission "to commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion and lives to the service of humanity."
  • Stressed single mother Charlotte Church is showing the strain.

    06/21/2010 11:47:58 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:57 PM on 21st June 20 | By Chris Johnson
    Charlotte Church today showed signs of her strain at being a single mother bringing up two little ones. Charlotte, 24, struggled with a host of bags, toys and bottles as she took her two children out for the day. Meanwhile her estranged fiancé, peramatanned Gavin Henson, has been out living it up, looking relaxed and care-free.
  • Susan Boyle sparks complaints with London airport meltdown

    01/16/2010 3:07:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies · 1,264+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 15, 2010 | THE SUN
    British singing sensation Susan Boyle stunned passengers in a VIP lounge at London's Heathrow Airport after she started shouting swear words and singing into a mop, The Sun reported Friday. The singer, 48, whose debut album I Dreamed a Dream has sold more than three million copies worldwide, suddenly grabbed the mop from a cleaner and began to treat it as a makeshift microphone as she suffered another public meltdown on Tuesday. During her bizarre performance, which sparked complaints to British Airways (BA) staff, she also used the mop to polish passengers' shoes. Airline employees tried to calm her down...
  • Andre Dawson Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    01/06/2010 11:22:07 AM PST · by GreatOne · 39 replies · 1,102+ views
    Baseball Hall of Fame ^ | January 6, 2010 | Unknown
    Andre Dawson, a five-tool player who won eight Gold Glove and four Silver Slugger Awards in a career spanning 21 seasons with the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in balloting verified by Ernst & Young. He will be inducted into the Hall July 25 at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, N.Y. Dawson was listed on 420 ballots (77.9%) to win election in his ninth year on the ballot. His election brings to 292 the number of elected members...
  • Billy Ray Swaps Daughter's Purity for Fame

    08/11/2009 7:16:06 AM PDT · by Comedylover · 49 replies · 2,385+ views
    In a remarkably disturbing display of what happens when Hollywood is in control of a child, the once-sweet Miley Cyrus, in shorts that would make Madonna blush, did a pole dance on the Teen Choice Awards. Miley, the Hanna Montana star, is just 16-years-old.
  • Vanity and Dust in the Wind - In Light of the Passing of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett

    06/26/2009 2:43:56 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies · 489+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 6/26/09 | DJP I.F.
    In Light of the Passing of Those of Great Fame and Fortune. (i.e., Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett etc…) The Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes is the tragic biography of Adam’s fallen race (i.e., humanity) told by the wisest of all men, King Solomon. King Solomon possessed it all: wisdom, brilliance, discernment, authority, prestige, riches/ wealth, property/ possessions, power, fame, women and glory. Amazingly, as he was reflecting on his life in his last days, he made this very sobering and tragic statement: “Vanity of vanities…all is vanity” (Eccl. 1:1-15, 12:7-8). In possessing all of this stature and achievement, it never...
  • From Susan Boyle To Hitler: Why Some Simply Can’t Hack Fame

    06/04/2009 8:22:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1,165+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/4/2009 | Rachel Marsden
    If we should be learning anything from the Susan Boyle meltdown phenomenon, in the wake of her inpatient treatment for “exhaustion” a mere weeks after coming to prominence, it’s that the average person isn’t cut out for fame. The same holds true for political leaders. What precisely makes one person succeed while another cracks? Susan Boyle lived a quiet, simple country life alongside companions of the mainly feline persuasion, until she was thrust into the spotlight on Britain’s Got Talent and instantly became the focus of fantasy projections by every single fat slob splayed out on the couch with a...
  • True art vs. fame for fame's sake

    07/01/2008 9:53:11 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 9 replies · 81+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 01, 2008 | The Stranger
    True art vs. fame for fame's sake by The Stranger On 6/1/08, in the Sunday Times was a book review of a new bio: POSTHUMOUS KEATS, the life and work of poet John Keats who died at the age of 25, far from home, poor, in Rome. Family members were either dead, or estranged from him. The woman he loved was convinced they had no future together. He had no reputation, or success. What must it be like to die at that age, in those circumstances? The review mentions that today Keats “ranks with Shakespeare now, in talent if not...
  • Monkey Business

    06/12/2008 11:48:12 AM PDT · by fings · 2 replies · 102+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: Monkey see, monkey do. That’s the explanation I come up with as to why a damn, dirty ape won’t keep his mitts off the honor of being on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Clearly driven by the sight of Lassie’s and Rin Tin Tin’s names between his toes as he peruses the shops on Hollywood Blvd, Cheeta the monkey actor is pushing to get his name put there as well. (LOS ANGELES - Three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame have gone to the dogs, so why can’t Cheeta the chimp get some love? The...
  • Face of Defense: Women’s Aviation Hall of Fame Inducts Air Force Pilot

    03/19/2008 4:41:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 383+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee, USAF
    SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2008 – In the months since her last flight in the No. 3 jet for the Air Force’s Thunderbirds, Maj. Nicole Malachowski has had a hard time attaching perspective to being the first woman to fly on a service-level U.S. military flight demonstration team. Air Force Maj. Nicole Malachowski holds her plaque after being inducted into the Women in Aviation International's Pioneer Hall of Fame on March 15, 2008, in San Diego. The major, who piloted the Thunderbirds No. 3 jet, was recognized for being the first woman pilot to be part of a service-level...
  • Ashley Dupre Offered $1 Million By Girls Gone Wild

    03/18/2008 10:32:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies · 1,809+ views ^ | 03.18.08
    The seedy Joe Francis’ empire, Girls Gone Wild, has made an offer to the most famous prostitute in America, 22-year-old Ashley Alexandra Dupre. The hooker caught in the middle of the prostitution ring busted by the government that brought down New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has become an Internet sensation - and received a $1 million offer from Girls Gone Wild.
  • The Death Effect: The mystery of posthumous fame

    01/22/2008 3:13:30 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 90+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 19, 2008 | TERRY TEACHOUT
    Is dying really a shrewd career move? Cynics, art dealers and humorists seem to think so. The French painter Jean-François Millet fakes his own death in Mark Twain's play "Is He Dead?" in order to push up his prices: "A painter has so much more talent when he's dead. Indeed the deader he is, the better he is." Dawn Powell used a similar plot device in her comic novel "The Wicked Pavilion," in which an unsuccessful artist touches up the half-finished canvases of a deceased colleague and passes them off as authentic. Both of these examples are, of course, fictional...
  • Rich "Goose" Gossage Elected to Hall of Fame

    01/08/2008 11:17:53 AM PST · by GreatOne · 34 replies · 198+ views ^ | January 8, 2008 | News Services
    NEW YORK -- Rich 'Goose' Gossage became only the fifth relief pitcher elected to the Hall of Fame, earning baseball's highest honor Tuesday on his ninth try on the ballot. Gossage appeared on 86 percent of the ballots. Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice had 72.2 percent of the vote, just short of the 75 percent needed for enshrinement.
  • In Private Sector, Giuliani Parlayed Fame Into Wealth [Washington Post Sunday lead; four pages long]

    05/12/2007 7:17:56 PM PDT · by jdm · 58 replies · 1,336+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2007; Page A01 | John Solomon and Matthew Mosk
    On Dec. 7, 2001, nearly three months after the terrorist attack that had made him a national hero and a little over three weeks before he would leave office, New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani took the first official step toward making himself rich. The letter he dispatched to the city Conflicts of Interest Board that day asked permission to begin forming a consulting firm with three members of his outgoing administration. The company, Giuliani said, would provide "management consulting service to governments and business" and would seek out partners for a "wide-range of possible business, management and financial services"...
  • The Sanjaya Fanjayas (Indian Media analyze 'Why Sanjaya?')

    04/17/2007 2:48:10 PM PDT · by voletti · 22 replies · 1,092+ views
    Outlook India ^ | 4/17/07 | S Sirohi
    Initially I thought Indian Americans are mobilizing as armies of Fanjayas, voting in large numbers to keep the 17-year-old on the show. After all, most other barriers had been broken by the community. They were on Wall Street and on main street, in political parties and Silicon Valley, in government and in management, in hotels and motels, in medicine and in space. They were writers, analysts, advisers and policy makers. Perhaps the one last hurdle was for an Indian American to become a pop icon. When they saw Sanjaya, they felt he had a shot. But as weeks went by...
  • Jim Souhan: No masking this character(Gump Worsley dead)

    01/29/2007 3:08:14 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 10 replies · 452+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 1-29-07 | Jim Souhan
    Gump Worsley, the Hall of Fame goalie who played for the Minnesota North Stars, died on Friday, five days after suffering a heart attack. He was 77. Worsley is remembered by local hockey icons as a jovial anachronism, a throwback to an era when a goalie could carry a potbelly but no facemask.
  • Brandy May Be Charged in Vehicle Death

    01/29/2007 11:35:04 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 156 replies · 4,369+ views
    Fox 11 News ^ | 1/29/07 | wires
    LOS ANGELES — The California Highway Patrol recommended Monday that actress-singer Brandy be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a freeway crash that killed a woman motorist last month, a city attorney's spokesman said. The CHP referred the matter to the city attorney's office for review, said spokesman Nick Velasquez. "The office is currently reviewing the case and determining whether the evidence warrants the filing of a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter," Velasquez said. A message seeking comment from Brandy's publicist, Courtney Barnes, was not immediately returned. Brandy, whose real name is Brandy Norwood, has publicly expressed condolences to the...
  • Fame and Faith

    12/15/2006 8:19:20 AM PST · by occu77 · 162+ views
    The Missal ^ | 12/15/06 | JWG
    What is it about the various human spheres of activity, Fame and Faith, which makes the achievement of one so detrimental to the progress of the other? What is it about the obtainment and grasping of money, wealth, power, and notoriety that makes it so difficult for those who have achieved some measure of each to maintain some ensuing sense of decorum, dignity and respect? I would like to make pronouncement of some simplistic, and usually misquoted platitude to explain this phenomenon, such as; “money is the root of all evil,” or “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” But that would not...
  • Hennings elected to College Football Hall of Fame

    05/16/2006 4:34:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 257+ views
    /16/2006 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFPN) -- Former Air Force great Chad Hennings received one of the highest honors a college football player can earn May 16. He was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame. Hennings is one of 13 players and two coaches to be selected to the hall of fame from a ballot of 77 candidates and a pool of hundreds of eligible nominees, according to Ron Johnson, chairman of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. Hennings, a 1988 graduate of the Academy, is considered one of college football’s great...
  • Samuel L. Jackson Cements Hollywood Fame

    01/31/2006 2:03:25 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 407+ views ^ | 1 30 06 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Actor Samuel L. Jackson left his mark on Hollywood Boulevard on Monday, sinking his hands and feet into wet cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where many other stars have been honored. "It's an awesome sort of experience, the kind of thing you don't really think about as a young actor," Jackson said at the ceremony. "You sort of stop to pause and say to yourself, 'Wow, you're in a very elite club.'" Jackson began his film career in 1972 with "Together for Days," and has appeared in more than 100 movies, including "Do the Right...
  • Star search: Why so few Cowboys in Hall?

    01/29/2006 9:31:40 AM PST · by Bender2 · 142 replies · 951+ views
    The Dallas Morning sNoozs ^ | Sunday, January 29, 2006 | BRAD TOWNSEND
    Star search: Why so few Cowboys in Hall? By Brad Townsend Many Cowboys fans are among the suspicious. They believe that only bias and conspiracy can explain the relatively paltry number of Cowboys in the Hall of Fame. No franchise has won more playoff games (32) or played in more Super Bowls (eight), and only one other team has won as many championships (five). But only five Cowboys players are in the Hall. No Cowboy has been elected since Mel Renfro in 1996, but that could change Saturday. Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Rayfield Wright are among the 15 finalists....
  • Two Sierra Vistans added to Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame

    11/03/2005 9:40:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 276+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Nov 3, 2005 | Amanda Baillie
    SIERRA VISTA — The names of two more Sierra Vistans have been added to the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame. Duane R. Brofer and Gerd S. Grombacher were honored at an event last weekend in Phoenix, which saw the fifth annual induction ceremony. They were joined by Henry F. Hauser, who was inducted in 2003 but was too ill to attend at the time. The Hall of Fame is sponsored by Unified Arizona Veterans, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and the Office of the Governor. “It recognizes state veterans who have honorably served their country through military service and who...
  • Civil Rights Walk of Fame inducts 11 (Barfus Maximus Alert!)

    08/26/2005 6:10:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 358+ views
    AP - Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/26/05 | Charles Odum - AP
    ATLANTA (AP) - Ted Turner, Henry Aaron and the later former Mayor Maynard Jackson Jr. were among 11 people inducted to the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame on Friday. Members of the diverse group stood at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site with a plaque containing their footprints and had their shoes preserved in display cases. "This is the celebration of a few brave and courageous souls, men and women, whose personal sacrifice and commitment to justice was free of malice, greed and self-promotion," Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin said. Xernona Clayton, who created the Walk of Fame,...
  • Today in the NFL- LIVE! Hall of Fame Game thread from Canton, Ohio

    08/08/2005 10:26:03 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 25 replies · 480+ views
    Ladies and Gentlemen, we have ZERO days until the preseason. The NFL season officially kicked off on Saturday with the American Bowl game in Japan between the Atlanta Falcons and the Indianapolis Colts. Despite Peyton Manning leading a touchdown drive on the first series of the game, the Colts didn't have what it took and Matt Schaub led the Falcons to a victory.(Note: Manning, Vick, and other stars didn't play much of the game. If you are a Falcons fan, don't get too excited, if you are a Colts fan, don't get upset)Today the Bears play the Dolphins in the...
  • A Case of the Much-Too-Famous - (written BEFORE the verdict; stunning study of Michael Jackson)

    06/14/2005 8:02:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 725+ views
    Michael Jackson is surely not sleeping well these nights. In lieu of having him take the stand at his child-molestation trial in Santa Maria, his attorneys played nearly three hours of outtakes from the infamous Martin Bashir TV documentary, in which a tipsy Jackson revealed that the way he really loves to sleep is onstage under seven spotlights, all on him. Presumably, when the spotlights dim, what's next best is getting an endless string of little boys to share his bed. The sad truth is that were Jackson any other 46-year-old man with a history of alcohol use and prescription...
  • Rock Star Judges Usurp Power for Fame - (Rush Limbaugh read this column by John Plecnik today)

    03/31/2005 2:49:00 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 640+ views
    Countless conservatives fear the quickening onset of judicial activism. Challenges that never would have passed the laugh test in days of yore are passing the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to find sympathy from our Supreme Court. We all remember Michael Newdow, aptly named “America’s least favorite atheist” by Time Magazine. The man had the hubris to charge that our Pledge of Allegiance was an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion, due to the inclusion of the phrase, “under God.” While it is unremarkable that a wannabe Perry Mason would allege anything to argue before our nation’s highest court, the...
  • Lobsters tale shows tragic ebb and tide of fame (Eulogy)

    03/04/2005 4:56:21 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 44 replies · 871+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 03/04/05 | Eric Heyl
    The end, when it came, was not entirely unanticipated.But it left others around him wondering what they might have done to halt the downward spiral from which he seemed on the verge of emerging.Bubba the lobster was found unresponsive in a tank of water Wednesday at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. His death eerily recalled the demise of Brian Jones, the Rolling Stones guitarist, who was discovered at the bottom of his swimming pool in 1969.....
  • 2005 Snowmobile Hall of Fame inductees

    02/25/2005 1:15:48 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 365+ views
    Scott Eilertson and Norman Lee Busse, both from Minnesota and Grigoiry Shulik from Russia are being inducted as adventurers. Fifteen years ago this group completed a life long dream of an inter-continental snowmobiling experience come true. Also to make a World Record and promote friendship and understanding between snowmobilers world wide. It took three years of planning and the support of Arctic Cat, Tousley Sports Center, Minnesota based 3M, Eureka Tents, Scott Eyewear along with the hundreds of individuals, families, and small businesses that provided food, shelter, and support. Eilertson was the route-planner, the arranger of lodging, and public relations...
  • "Catastrohpic Coverups Hall of Fame" CARTOON featuring Dan Rather

    11/24/2004 2:28:33 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 18 replies · 1,700+ views ^ | 11/24/2004 | IPWGOP
    Catastrophic Coverups... Hall of FameCBS gives Gunga Dan the boot! This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Magazine cover brings whirlwind of fame and attention to soldier

    01/28/2004 9:46:28 AM PST · by Veritas_est · 49 replies · 349+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2004 | Lisa Burgess
    Wednesday, January 28, 2004 Magazine cover brings whirlwind of fame and attention to soldier Spc. Billie Grimes By Lisa Burgess, Stars and Stripes European edition, Tuesday, January 27, 2004 Lisa Burgess / S&S Spc. Billie Grimes, one of three 1st Armored Division soldiers featured on Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” cover in December, during a Monday visit to the Pentagon. ARLINGTON, Va. — At 26, Spc. Billie Grimes is too young to remember Andy Warhol, the New York artist who once said, “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” After appearing on the Dec. 23 cover...