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    09/05/2015 4:58:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    “I didn’t feel good about it”. Washington loves waving away questions after a scandal with a commission or a review board. The so-called Accountability Review Board on Benghazi whose results the media trumpeted as answering all the questions about what happened was rigged from the start. Thomas Pickering is a highly partisan figure who, among other things, is a key Iran Lobby figure. A few scapegoats were served up without actually firing them. But the process was apparently even more tainted by the Clintons as the latest Gowdy hearings have shown. ... They were never independent, but this completes the...
  • The Godfather Remake Starring Johnny Depp As Vito Corleone Confirmed For 2016 (NOOOOOOOO!)

    03/04/2016 2:18:46 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 123 replies
    PortlyGazelle ^ | 3/4/2016
    More horses’ heads? – The beginning of a new Godfather trilogy scheduled for 2016 Paramount Pictures, one of the biggest players in Hollywood made a huge announcement this morning that will no doubt drive film fans into a frenzy – 44 years after it’s release, the legendary mafia crime-drama The Godfather is getting a remake – and what’s more, the flick is starring none other than Johnny Depp himself. In the press release, Paramount Pictures revealed that they had been planning a remake since 2002, but that they had not been able to find anyone who they thought could live...
  • Fast-Declining Joe Biden Now Believes He Was Sonny From ‘The Godfather’ As A Kid

    12/15/2014 8:55:35 AM PST · by Baynative · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/14 | Eric Owens, Education Editor
    Vice President Joe Biden demonstrated that he is slipping deeper into senility this week when he gave a speech swearing that he once violently ambushed an unsuspecting kid who allegedly kicked his sister off of her bicycle. The tale told by Biden bore a remarkable resemblance to a scene in “The Godfather,” in which Sonny Corleone pummels Carlo Rizzi for abusing Corleone’s pregnant sister, Connie.
  • Ten Ways the Mafia and Islam Are Similar

    12/09/2014 3:24:27 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | December 9, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    During a debate on HBO’s Real Time last October, host Bill Maher declared that Islam is “the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”
  • CTU prez Karen Lewis hospitalized for ‘discomfort’ (Emanuel's Opponent)

    10/07/2014 8:29:57 AM PDT · by illiac · 12 replies ^ | 10/7/14 | Kyle Olson
    CHICAGO – Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis was hospitalized over the weekend, citing “discomfort.” Karen Lewis 7Lewis is contemplating a run for mayor and polling indicates she’s the biggest threat to incumbent Rahm Emanuel. The union denied a rumor she had suffered a stroke. CTU spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin added Lewis would decide ” whether or not another public statement is warranted.” The Chicago Tribune notes “she underwent weight-loss surgery in Mexico in the spring.” Gadlin added Lewis is resting well, in good spirits and is “thinking of creative ways to secure the future and city our students and their...
  • Mentally Ill Man Saved After Swallowing Orange

    08/15/2014 9:51:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, 15 August 2014
    He was rushed to hospital with breathing difficultySaudi doctors saved a mentally retarded local man after he swallowed an unpeeled orange which settled inside his oesophagus. The man, in his 20s, was rushed to hospital having breathing difficulty after swallowing the orange at his home in the southern Saudi town of Baha. “Doctors managed to extract the orange out of his throat and saved his life without an operation,” Sabq Arabic language daily said.
  • 'Godfather' Cinematographer Gordon Willis Dies at 82

    05/19/2014 8:55:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 19, 2014 | THR Staff
    Gordon Willis, the acclaimed cinematographer behind the Godfather trilogy and such Woody Allen films as Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose and Zelig, has died. He was 82.
  • The New York Filming Locations of The Godfather, Then and Now

    01/27/2014 7:55:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies ^ | january 26, 2014
    On March 29, 1971, The Godfather, considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever made, began principal photography in New York City. Because the film is a period piece,The Godfather actually presents a fascinating record of what 1940s-era New York City locations still existed in the early-1970s. Sadly, many of them are now gone. What still remains? Let’s take a closer look.
  • Obama & OFA: politics,humor“Your enemies would become my enemies. And then, they would fear you.”

    Did you see Lady M’s “shout out” to Big Guy’s dedicated “grassroots army?”Not only was it an opportunity to thank OBOTS everywhere, butt it provided the little people with the first up close and personal look at the rest of the presents MO got from Big Guy for her Fabulous 50 birthday:An eyebrow lift and new eyebrows: Eyebrows from the exclusive road kill caterpillar linea little lip enhancement:Lips from the duckbill collectionand a bit of a cheek lift with filler:Cheeks from the chipmunk pouch-filler collection Unfortunately, the little eye is congenital and while we try out best to minimize it...
  • Favorite father and Son movies (Vanity)

    06/14/2013 7:11:14 PM PDT · by Sparky21555 · 116 replies
    These are five of my favorite movies with Father and Son. Name yours.
  • Obama's Godfather Speech: The president sounds more like a Corleone than a Roosevelt (Wow!)

    12/08/2011 12:06:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 8, 2011 | Daniel Henninger, deputy editor, editorial page
    Most press accounts of Barack Obama's speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, Tuesday described it as delivered by the "president of the United States." And indeed the person delivering it analogized himself to Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Bill Clinton. In fact, the Osawatomie speech was not given by the President of the United States. It was given by the leader of the Democratic Party. Most of the time, this distinction isn't a problem in the United States because historically people have tended to think that the office of the presidency represents "all the people." This doesn't mean everyone...
  • Secret Deal Between Boehner and "Don" Obama & Obama's Post-Prezzy Plans - Holywood!

    11/09/2012 8:28:06 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-9-2012 | MOTUS
    (snip)John-boy and BO have both been able to get in touch with their girly sides, it looks like they’ll be able to get together and work through their feelings on the pending fiscal Armageddon. I predict they’ll reach an amiable agreement on both tax increases and spending cuts. I smell an $18 trillion debt ceiling for Christmas! (snip)I can report that Big Guy’s already thinking about his next gig.(snip) (snip)Why can’t a two-bit politician who hit the political jackpot likewise be able to ply his trade in Hollywood?(snip) [A reading from the unreleased script for The Godfather IV(snip) Don Obama:...
  • Couple Endures Death Threat, Vandalism Over Romney Sign

    09/29/2012 10:26:52 AM PDT · by Signalman · 80 replies ^ | 9/28/2012 | Tad Cronn
    Business owners Dee and Gene Liboff of Woodland Hills, California, just wanted to show their support for Mitt Romney in the coming election by putting up a handmade sign in front of their home. But what they were shown in return is the ugly side of some Obama supporters. Ever since putting up the sign, the Liboffs, who are members of the San Fernando Valley Patriots, have been engaged in a running war with vandals who have cut, pulled down, torn apart and ripped the sign out of the ground. Every time it happens, the Liboffs get out the tape...
  • Why I’m Voting for Mitt Romney and Why You Should Too

    07/27/2012 3:37:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 363 replies ^ | 7/27/2012 | Gary DeMar
    The first reason is easy: Barack Obama. It is shocking to think that a Marxist could ever be president of the United States. But it happened. People always ask, “How could those people have sat back while ________________ came to power. That could never happen here.” Well, it did happen here. As a nation, we sat back and let Barack Obama win in 2008, and look at what we got. Granted, John McCain was not much of an alternative. Some people might argue that the reason I don’t like Barack Obama is because he’s black. There’s no truth it. There...
  • Paramount Allows The Godfather Prequel to Go Forward

    05/16/2012 3:45:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 14, 2012 | Sean O'Neal
    Paramount and the estate of Mario Puzo have come to an understanding on the release of the long-disputed, Puzo-outlined prequel novel The Family Corleone, after the latter made the studio a mediation offer it couldn't refuse, and other allusions to the movie that will soon follow. After the book detailing Vito Corleone's rise to power in Depression-era New York debuted in bookstores and online last Tuesday, the late author's son revealed that Paramount and the estate had reached a deal "several weeks ago" to put all of its profits in escrow until they can reach an agreement on the publishing...
  • Man Arrested After Cannoli Confrontation

    05/05/2012 6:35:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | May 02, 2012
    A Charlotte County man is accused of injuring his girlfriend during a domestic dispute over cannolis, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. According to reports, Scott DeCesare got into an argument with his girlfriend because she ate all of the cannolis. The girlfriend told deputies he was so angry he flipped over a coffee table in the living room, causing damage to it. She said she threw his dinner in the trash because she was mad at him. He then allegedly threw the food at her, hitting her in the shoulder and the face, reports said. DeCesare allegedly then...
  • Schumer: ObamaCare "Off The Table" For Romney As Campaign Issue

    03/28/2012 2:52:04 PM PDT · by Fred · 36 replies
    RTTNews ^ | 032812 | RTTNews
    A top Democrat in the Senate took a rare direct shot at GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday, arguing that Romney's past support of health care reform means the issue is "off the table" during the fall elections. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the Democratic Conference vice chairman and former head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, blasted Romney during an outdoor press conference near the Supreme Court. The court is spending this week reviewing the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law that is President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement. Schumer said Romney's support of a...
  • 'The Godfather': Francis Ford Coppola's Secret Family History

    03/23/2012 3:55:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Moviefone ^ | 03/23/2012 | Gary Susman
    One reason for the longevity of "The Godfather" over the past 40 years is that, behind its gangster plot, is a classic story of an American family, tracing its journey from immigration and poverty toward assimilation and success. In fact, it's not just the story of the Corleone family, but of the Coppola family as well. The movie feels like a personal glimpse into a family album, but it's director/co-screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola's family album as much as it is the fictional Michael Corleone's. True, the characters came from Mario Puzo's novel. But, on screen, Coppola not only invested them...
  • Herman Cain: I’ll make an “unconventional” endorsement two days before South Carolina votes

    01/07/2012 1:28:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 6, 2012 | Allahpundit
    The primary’s on Saturday the 21st. He’s promising to endorse on Thursday the 19th at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, which happens to be hosting a presidential debate that same day. He’s timing it for maximum impact, in other words, right down to his choice of which primary to target: As a Georgia native, he might have a bit more sway over voters in SC than he would have had over Iowans, assuming he has any sway left over anyone. Question: Who would value his endorsement the most? Perry’s desperate for positive buzz of any kind but Cain’s already ruled...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • Japanese Language News Coverage Takes Off Re: HERMAN CAIN Campaign Phenomenon (My Translations)

    10/13/2011 1:40:41 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies
    Starting with the "top of the fold" Japanese Version of the daily "Wall Street Journal", the Japanese vernacular press is brimming full of articles mentioning Herman Cain is the new front runner in the GOP race for the party's nomination for 2012. This news seems to have exploded overnight.It will be quite a task to translate all these in full. Here are some representative samples from today I saw, using "Google Japan (News)". I shall endeavor to provide a URL link and title translation for just a segment of them, which have all appeared in the last 48 hours, particularly...
  • Who is Herman Cain and why should we care?

    06/01/2011 2:00:54 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies
    I admit that when five of the Republican candidates for president appeared at their lecterns in the first televised debate of the season, I said to myself, oh no. Not another black guy. We’ve already been snookered into electing the first black president who has turned out to be a total flop at managing the country. I watched the entire debate, however, and by the time it was over, I was convinced we should have waited and made this guy our first black president. We should have withheld the honor until a black candidate appeared whose job application showed him...
  • Herman Cain To CPAC: 'Stupid People Are Ruining America' (VIDEO)

    02/12/2011 10:12:38 AM PST · by pissant · 24 replies
    TPM ^ | 2/12/11 | Jill Rayfield
    Former pizza chain CEO, tea partier and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain closed out CPAC on day two, declaring that "the American Dream is under attack," and that "stupid people are ruining America." Cain said that the American Dream is being attacked by what he calls "the -ations" -- legislation, regulation, and taxation. He continued that Republicans need to repeal and replace health care reform, and also "throw out" the "messed up tax code" and replace it with a new system. The "objective of the liberals is to destroy America," he Cain continued, but "if you can get...
  • Godfather star James Caan in support of arrested alleged Mafia boss (Scott Caan's godfather)

    01/26/2011 1:13:21 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Daily Telegrah UK ^ | January 26, 2011
    Caan, who appeared in the classic mobster film "The Godfather", even offered to stand bail for alleged Mafia hitman Andrew "Andy Mush" Russo. He revealed the alleged killer is godson to his son Scott, star of the TV crime series Hawaii 50. The 76-year-old Colombo family crime boss was among the more than 125 suspected mob members seized in a series of coordinated raids across New York and New Jersey last week. The takedown was the biggest operation mounted by US authorities to smash the five crime families running organised crime in New York. Russo is alleged to have killed...
  • 'Godfather' House on Sale in Staten Island

    12/03/2010 5:03:42 PM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 26 replies ^ | December 3, 2010 | Alec Foege
    Movie fans already know the "Godfather" house, located in the New York City borough of Staten Island, inside and out. It's where Don Corleone lived. But few ever imagined that they themselves could live in mafia high style. has the scoop. It takes a lot to get us interested in Staten Island property -- at least until that subway becomes a reality -- but when a house hits the market with its own English pub in the basement, and that's the second most interesting thing about it, we definitely take notice. The "Post" 's Jennifer Gould Keil reported today...
  • Pope Benedict chooses historic St. Patrick's Old Cathedral as New York City's first basilica

    12/03/2010 1:46:09 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 3, 2010 | JOANNA MOLLOY
    Arches of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral rise 85 feet. Read more: You can just picture Martin Scorsese as an awestruck boy inside St. Patrick's Old Cathedral on Mulberry St. - its arches flying heavenward, sunlight peeping through stained-glass saints, its organ pumping.He paid homage to Old St. Pat's in "Mean Streets" and in "Gangs of New York," where he depicted a night in 1844 when Archbishop John Hughes filled the street with 3,000 armed Catholics ready to fight an approaching mob of Protestants.When Francis Ford Coppola needed a beautiful sanctuary to contrast with his operalike multiple-murder scene in "The...
  • Ten Things You Didn't Know About The Godfather Trilogy

    11/25/2010 6:22:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 158 replies · 3+ views
    AMC TV ^ | 11/25/2010
    Everyone knows everything about the Godfather trilogy. Its quotability, alone, is astounding: legions of fans know every line, plot, subplot, and sub-subplot and can mimic the mannerisms of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro. But as familiar as the trilogy may be, there are still plenty of nuggets of Godfather goodness that may surprise you. Here are ten things you may not have known about Francis Ford Coppola's epic triptych. 1. Marlon Brando, James Caan, and Robert Duvall enjoyed mooning the cast and crew. The trio of actors engaged in a mooning competition during the course of the...
  • The Godfather-Goodfellas Pasta Sauce Smackdown

    02/27/2010 3:16:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 52 replies · 1,194+ views ^ | November 8, 2009 | The Portable Chef
    -snip By recreating the pasta sauce that Clemenza taught Michael to make in the Godfather, and pitting it against the sauce that Paulie and Vinnie made while in the slammer in Goodfellas, I could once and for all determine which pasta sauce was better and, by extension, which was the superior film. The first step was to capture the recipes. A ton of information is given out onscreen and in the dialogue, but it takes some digging to get at it. We see two cans each of tomatoes and tomato paste on the counter in Godfather;we hear Vinnie talk about...
  • Actor Trying to Get Shampoo Out of His Hair (John Martino- Paulie from The Godfather)

    11/12/2009 9:20:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,437+ views
    News-Journal ^ | November 10, 2009 | AUDREY PARENTE
    Golden, celebrity-endorsed shampoo for sale -- 13,000 bottles of it -- sits in the Ormond Beach garage of actor John Martino. Hollywood Movie Hair Products was his dream business, just coming into fruition when the venture was tarnished unexpectedly -- not of Martino's doing. Now he's hoping to polish the product with an image makeover. Martino -- most famous for his Godfather role of Paulie, a turncoat driver killed off in the first Godfather trilogy episode -- never expected part of his real life business to become involved in a new drama. But there he was on a sunny June...
  • Actor trying to get shampoo out of his hair

    11/11/2009 11:41:23 PM PST · by meowmeow · 6 replies · 631+ views
    news-journalonline ^ | November 10, 2009 | AUDREY PARENTE
    Golden, celebrity-endorsed shampoo for sale -- 13,000 bottles of it -- sits in the Ormond Beach garage of actor John Martino. Hollywood Movie Hair Products was his dream business, just coming into fruition when the venture was tarnished unexpectedly -- not of Martino's doing. Now he's hoping to polish the product with an image makeover. Martino -- most famous for his Godfather role of Paulie, a turncoat driver killed off in the first Godfather trilogy episode -- never expected part of his real life business to become involved in a new drama.
  • ‘Godfather’ singer Al Martino dies at 82

    10/14/2009 9:09:01 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 41 replies · 1,460+ views ^ | Wednesday, October 14, 2009 | Associated Press
    SPRINGFIELD, Pa. - Singer Al Martino, who played the Frank Sinatra-type role of Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather" and recorded hits including "Spanish Eyes" and the Italian ballad "Volare" in a 50-year musical career, died Tuesday. He was 82.
  • 'Godfather' singer Al Martino dies in Pa. at 82

    10/13/2009 8:53:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 2,072+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/09 | AP
    SPRINGFIELD, Pa. – The singer who played the Frank Sinatra-type role of Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather" has died at his childhood home in suburban Philadelphia. Publicist Sandy Friedman says Al Martino died Tuesday afternoon in Springfield, in Delaware County. He was 82. Starting in 1952, Martino was known for hit songs including "Here in My Heart," "Spanish Eyes," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Volare." Besides acting in the Marlon Brando classic "The Godfather," he sang the 1972 film's title score, "The Love Theme From The Godfather." His Fontane character is a singer and occasional actor.
  • Al Martino, dead at 82

    10/13/2009 8:49:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies · 1,025+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 13, 2009 | Robert Moran
    Al Martino, 82, the South Philadelphia bricklayer who became a chart-topping crooner and who also is remembered for appearing as Johnny Fontane in The Godfather, died today at his Delaware County home.
  • Coppola: 'Godfather II' shouldn't have been made

    06/22/2009 8:54:42 AM PDT · by RangerM · 56 replies · 2,861+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | June 19, 2009 | BARRY KOLTNOW
    "The Godfather, Part II" should never have been made. No matter that it won six Oscars, including best picture, and is widely considered the best movie sequel ever. According to Francis Ford Coppola, who won three of those Oscars, it was a movie that should not exist
  • Cracks appear in Obama foreign policy team

    12/09/2008 12:02:03 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 14 replies · 1,177+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | December 8, 2008 | Matthew Lee
    The first sign of cracks in President-elect Barack Obama's foreign policy team of rivals emerged on Monday as his choices for secretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations visited the State Department. As Secretary of State-pick Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.N. envoy-choice Susan Rice separately visited the diplomatic agency's headquarters in Washington's Foggy Bottom neighborhood, persons familiar with the transition said that Rice wants to install her own transition team inside the department. Such a move by an incoming U.N. ambassador is rare, if not unprecedented, because the job is based at the United Nations in New...
  • How they shot The Godfather (previously unseen pictures of the making of a classic)

    12/06/2008 5:51:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1,446+ views ^ | December 6, 2008
    The reason I wrote The Godfather was to make money. My first novel, The Dark Arena (1955), received very good reviews and netted me $3,500, so I thought I was going to be rich and famous. But when my second novel, The Fortunate Pilgrim, came out ten years later and netted me just $3,000, I was going downhill fast. While the book received some extraordinarily fine reviews, my publisher was not impressed. I asked them for an advance to start on my next book (which would be a big classic), and the editors were cool. They were courteous. They were...
  • The Godfather

    09/24/2008 9:39:24 AM PDT · by Borges · 84 replies · 912+ views
    NYT ^ | 09/23/08 | Dave Kehr
    The “Godfather” films remain the 20th-century answer to Shakespeare’s plays of royal succession, with the twist that here Prince Hal grows up, not into Henry V, but Richard III. Watching the first film, you are struck again by how little screen time Marlon Brando actually occupies. Most of his work is done in the 20-minute opening sequence, as the Godfather sits in his study, receiving supplicants on the day of his daughter’s wedding. This is a piece of superbly efficient expository writing, setting out an exotic milieu, describing its rules and moral configuration, and establishing the larger-than-life figure who presides...
  • Caption Time! Kerry Kowtows to the Kennedys<p>

    05/23/2008 9:47:58 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 39 replies · 59+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | May 23, 2008 | Mark Garfinkel
  • Rudy rattles some with Vito Corleone's voice

    04/07/2007 5:25:14 AM PDT · by mmanager · 16 replies · 372+ views ^ | April 6, 2007, 12:11 AM EDT | CRAIG GORDON
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Rudolph Giuliani launched into a California campaign speech recently with an opening line the crowd surely didn't expect -- his husky-voiced impersonation of Don Corleone in "The Godfather." "Thank youse all very much for invitin' me here tuh-day, to this meeting of the families from different parts'a California," Giuliani said, recycling his old New York gag to laughter and scattered applause. Then this week, Giuliani used the reference again, invoking the mob's code of honor to explain why reporters should lay off his wife. "I am a candidate. She's a civilian, to use the old Mafia distinction,"...
  • Giuliani Tells Silicon Valley He's In 2008 Race

    02/14/2007 4:24:28 PM PST · by rocksblues · 94 replies · 850+ views
    cbs5 ^ | 02/12/07 | unknown
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani coyly inched closer to a formal announcement of his presidential ambitions Monday, telling an audience of Silicon Valley business and technology leaders that he is "100 percent" running for president and thinks California is a great place to have an early presidential primary. "I am 100-percent committed," he said. "That official part, I still have to do a formal announcement. But we'll figure out how to do that. My idea is that I'm going to try to announce this in 100 different places," he said, noting that he wanted to tease out the...
  • Harlem fans honor 'Godfather of Soul'

    12/28/2006 1:39:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 603+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/28/06 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - Pallbearers lifted the gold casket carrying the "Godfather of Soul" into a horse-drawn carriage Thursday for a procession through Harlem to the historic Apollo Theater, where thousands of fans waited to pay their respects to the late James Brown. As the carriage began rolling, people followed in the street singing the chorus of Brown's anthem, "Say it Loud — I'm Black and I'm Proud." Brown, who died of heart failure Christmas morning at 73, will lie in repose from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday on the stage where he made his 1956 debut. As Norman Brand...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-21-06 (Steny Hoyer Seeks Protection Help From The Godfather)

    11/21/2006 1:42:12 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies · 1,135+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 21, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    Since Fox News is planning a new comedy show, I will occasionally be posting skit ideas as part of a blatant shilling attempt to get a writing position with that show. This is the first of my self-promoting attempts. I got the basic premise of this idea from Rush Limbaugh who recently speculated that with Steny Hoyer seeking protection for his supporters against the wrath of Nancy Pelosi, that it sounded like the Mafia was running the Congress. In that spirit, I now present a satirical script in which Hoyer seeks help from the Godfather in protecting his supporters......
  • Fox News Comedy Show Ideas 11-21-06

    11/21/2006 10:55:21 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 474+ views
    Self | November 21, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    As promised, I will be posting ideas for the new Fox News comedy show on a semi-regular basis. This is my idea here but feel free to add in your own ideas based on the recent news. I admit that I got the basic premise for this idea from Rush. He mentioned yesterday that Steny Hoyer seeking protection for his supporters from the wrath of Nancy Pelosi for voting for him reminded him of something out of the Godfather like maybe finding a horse's head in his bed. Anyway, here is what I would like to see the new comedy...
  • Horse’s head dumped in official’s pool (Authorities investigating possible ‘Godfather’-style threat)

    07/26/2006 3:14:12 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 715+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 26, 2006
    MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. - A councilwoman found a severed horse’s head in her swimming pool Tuesday, state police said. “We’re looking at a threat as a possible angle,” Lt. Pierce Gallagher said. “Certainly, we can’t rule that out.” There have been some prior instances of harassment directed toward Wawayanda Councilwoman Gail Soro, Gallagher said. One of the most famous scenes in “The Godfather” showed a movie mogul waking up with a horse head in his bed after he refused to bow to the will of the title character, played by Marlon Brando. Wawayanda is located 106 miles southwest of Albany.
  • Trashy 'Sopranos' glorifies violence (GREELEY LAUGH ALERT)

    05/06/2006 12:03:25 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 56 replies · 2,188+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bright One" ^ | May 5, 2006 | ANDREW GREELEY
    I see by the papers, as Mr. Dooley would have said, that Crazy Uncle Junior tried to put Tony Soprano down. The paper was in fact what Jimmy Breslin is pleased to call New York Times Newspaper. Since there apparently are no serious national or world problems about which the wise men and women of the Times could pontificate, they decided to discuss Tony's apparent downfall. Surely, they would not use the space to admit how drastically they have reversed (waffled) their stance of three years ago on the war in Iraq -- just as their predecessors had never admitted...
  • Godfather comes quietly after 42 years on the run (Sicilian Mafia Head arrested)

    04/27/2006 10:21:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 605+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Hilary Clarke
    Bernardo Provenzano's arrest, on the day Silvio Berlusconi lost power, provoked a storm of speculation The head of the Sicilian Mafia, Bernardo Provenzano, nicknamed "The Tractor" for the way he once mowed down his rivals, was arrested without a struggle yesterday after 42 years on the run. The 73-year-old was found in a small farmhouse near his home town, Corleone. A small earthquake shuddered through the hills minutes before the police arrived.At first he denied being the world's most wanted Mafia fugitive. But after an on-the-spot DNA test, he confessed: "Yes, it's true, I am Bernado Provenzano."He was then...
  • How Godfather was betrayed by his need for clean pants

    04/13/2006 3:46:14 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 4 replies · 513+ views
    The Times ^ | April 13, 2006 | Richard Owen
    HE eluded capture for 43 years. But in the end he was betrayed by the need for clean underwear. Bernardo Provenzano, the Mafia “boss of bosses” who was arrested this week, was traced to his Sicilian hideaway by police who tracked a delivery of laundry. Provenzano, who had not been seen since going into hiding in 1963, asked his wife to send him “a pack of washed and ironed clothes” — underpants, shirts, and socks. Police intercepted a telephone conversation between mafiosi indicating that Provenzano’s wife, Saveria Benedetta Palazzolo, who runs a laundry in Corleone, was about to return her...
  • 'Phantom of Corleone' nabbed after four decades (Mafia boss wanted in Italy since 1963)

    04/11/2006 7:23:41 AM PDT · by dead · 14 replies · 843+ views
    Reuters via Sydney Morning Herald ^ | April 11, 2006 - 9:13PM
    Bernardo Provenzano, the chief of the Sicilian Mafia who has been on the run for more than four decades and was Italy's most wanted man, was arrested near Corleone in Sicily on Tuesday, officials said. It was the state's biggest success against the Mafia in more than 13 years. Provenzano, known as the "Phantom of Corleone" after the hill town in Sicily made famous by the Godfather films, has been running the Mafia since 1993, when former "boss of bosses" Toto Riina was arrested in the Sicilian capital Palermo. The last known photograph of mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano taken in...
  • 'GODFATHER' ACTOR KILLED BY TOUR BUS (Richard Bright, played Al Neri)

    02/19/2006 12:15:41 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 53 replies · 10,483+ views
    nypost ^ | February 19, 2006 | TATIANA DELIGIANNAKIS and PERRY CHIARAMONTE
    A debonair 68-year-old actor — whose half-century career included a memorable role in all three "Godfather" movies — was last night dragged to his death in a horrific tour-bus accident on the Upper West Side, police sources said. Richard Bright, whose piercing blue eyes and dark hair saw him often cast as a cop or criminal, crumpled to the ground as he was hit by the rear wheel of an Academy bus at about 6:30 p.m. as it turned left on Columbus Avenue at 86th Street, according to witnesses. The driver was unaware of the accident until he reached the...
  • Tonight: "The Godfather: Part 2" at 8pm (New York) on channel 11/ A Very Brady Christmas (channel 9)

    11/26/2005 5:01:04 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies · 435+ views
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