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  • The Greatest Golf Photo of all Time? Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra

    11/02/2013 3:26:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 | Sam Weinman
    Why it qualifies: -- Because it is two members of the Rat Pack, both radiating awesomeness, looking like they might have headed to the golf course straight from another all-nighter on the Vegas Strip. -- Because both men look unfazed that they may be in violation of the 14-club limit (Really, who's going to tell the Chairman of the Board he needs to take out that extra wedge?). -- Because one of the woods in the background might not be a wood at all, but an Al Czervik-style beer tap. -- Because other than maybe Tony Gwynn, no one else...
  • Winner of Hoboken's annual Sinatra Idol contest learned to speak again by singing crooner's songs

    06/15/2012 7:00:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | Friday, June 15, 2012 | Matthew McNab
    Winner of Hoboken's annual Sinatra Idol contest learned to speak again after accident by singing crooner's songsIn his third appearance in Hoboken's annual Sinatra Idol Contest last night, James Anthony, of Bristow, Va., was named the winner from among 15 contestants. Anthony received a perfect score, 25, for "Blues in the Night," which earned him the crown of best Sinatra-style singer. A Las Vegas native, Anthony worked in his teens as an usher at several Sinatra concerts at Caesar's Palace, but he never made the connection with Sinatra until a near-death experience seven years ago. Anthony said he started listening...
  • Sammy’s South End History (Davis Jr.)

    06/15/2012 7:04:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    MySouthEnd ^ | Thursday Jun 7, 2012 | Alison Barnet
    Sammy Davis, Jr., as a child, tap danced outside Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe at night for dimes. Local lore says he lived nearby on Columbus Avenue, but could there be anyone more nomadic than Davis? "We rarely remained in one place more than a week," Sammy Davis, Jr. told a biographer, referring to his childhood as a dancer in the Will Mastin Trio and hard times during the Depression. Another reported that by the time he was 15, Davis had crossed the country twenty-three times. Born in Harlem in 1925, Davis was out on the road with his father and Will...
  • Dean Martin’s Custom 1962 Ghia L6.4 Can Be Yours

    05/14/2012 9:59:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | Sun 13 May 2012
    It's no secret famed Rat Packer Dean Martin is still about as cool as it gets, so it only makes sense he would choose a vehicle as cool and unique as a 1962 Ghia L6.4 as a mode of transportation. After getting his hands on the car, Martin decided his Ghia—one of 26 L6.4s built—still needed a little bit more unique personality and enlisted famed custom car builder George Barris to add a few subtle touches. Whether you love the styling of the Ghia or hate it, it's impossible to dispute it's one of a kind nature. Under the hood...
  • Ted Kennedy accused of having sex parties with brothers, Marilyn Monroe

    06/14/2010 3:32:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 3,068+ views
    ny post ^ | 6/14/10 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    Previously secret FBI records released today reveal that Sen. Edward Kennedy may have participated in steamy sex parties with his two brothers, Marilyn Monroe and "Rat Pack" crooners Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. A racy memo from 1965 notes that a New York woman reportedly had "considerable information about sex parties" involving the Kennedy brothers John and Robert, Monroe, Sinatra and Davis. While the source of the information is not described fully in the documents, "it was reported" that Jacqueline Hammond, the wealthy ex-wife of a former US ambassador to Spain, knew about the raunchy parties at the upscale...
  • Death of the World's Greatest Entertainer

    07/16/2009 3:52:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies · 4,482+ views ^ | July 16, 2009 | Larry Elder
    The world's greatest entertainer died -- 19 years ago. His name is Sammy Davis Jr. At Michael Jackson's memorial, Motown founder Berry Gordy called the late, incredibly talented Jackson "the greatest entertainer that ever lived." Someone once said that Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire's famous dance partner, did everything he did -- except backward and wearing high heels. Well, Sammy Davis Jr. did everything Michael Jackson did -- and more, much more -- except during Jim Crow and with one eye. Davis sang. He danced. He acted. He played piano, drums and trumpet. He did impressions of the popular celebrities of...
  • Funnyman Joey Bishop dies at age 89

    10/18/2007 8:17:37 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 19 replies · 117+ views ^ | 10-18-07
    Stone-faced comedian was last surviving member of the Rat Pack. LOS ANGELES - Joey Bishop, the stone-faced comedian who found success in nightclubs, television and movies but became most famous as a member of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack, has died at 89. He was the group’s last surviving member. Peter Lawford died in 1984, Sammy Davis Jr. in 1990, Dean Martin in 1995, and Sinatra in 1998. Bishop died Wednesday night of multiple causes at his home in Newport Beach, publicist and longtime friend Warren Cowan said Thursday. The Rat Pack became a show business sensation in the early 1960s,...
  • Joey Bishop, Last of the 'Rat Pack,' Dies at 89

    10/18/2007 11:04:05 AM PDT · by NOOBIE · 11 replies · 216+ views
    LOS ANGELES — Joey Bishop, the stone-faced comedian who found success in night clubs, television and movies but became most famous as a member of Frank Sinatra's boisterous Rat Pack, has died at his home, his publicist said Thursday.
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Life I Learned from the Rat Pack

    05/10/2004 6:27:31 AM PDT · by billorites · 17 replies · 206+ views
    Modern Drunkard Magazine ^ | March 2004 | Frank Rich
    It took me a long, long time to learn what I now know, and I don’t want that to die with me.” —Frank Sinatra Pundits often speculate why the Rat Pack remains so deeply embedded in popular culture.Some reckon it was because the heart of the Pack, the holy trinity of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., were peaking in their respective careers precisely when they forged their fateful union. Others claim their rise hinged upon the testosterone-fueled reaction of the fading Macho American Male against the encroaching, decidedly un-macho hippie revolution. Yet others believe it was the...
  • Frank Rich: The right rides the Rat Pack revival

    10/17/2003 5:52:54 PM PDT · by ambrose · 10 replies · 204+ views
    Int. Herald Tribune ^ | 10-18-03 | Frank Rich
      Copyright © 2003 The International Herald Tribune | Frank Rich: The right rides the Rat Pack revival Frank Rich NYT Saturday, October 18, 2003   NEW YORK Rush Limbaugh trades cigar boxes stuffed with cash for his fixes of "baby blues" in Palm Beach. Bill Bennett bets everything but the milk money on the slots in sex-drenched Vegas. A Kennedy-by-marriage movie-star-turned-governor freely admits to a "rowdy" past of soundstage gropings in Hollywood. Ring-a-ding-ding! The Rat Pack is back! This is good news for the right, if not necessarily the United States. Pop culture has long been a...
  • Wilson, wife have tight ties to Democrats. (When Civil Servants Put Partisan Affiliation First!)

    10/02/2003 6:46:36 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 15 replies · 160+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 2 Oct 03 | By Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Joseph C. Wilson IV, the man accusing the White House of a vendetta against him and his wife, is an ex-diplomat turned Democratic partisan.</p> <p>President Bush, he wrote in an article in the far-left Nation magazine that was published before the Iraq war began, is not interested in democracy in the Middle East but "this new American imperialism."</p>
  • Gephardt Is No Millionaire Candidate

    06/20/2003 10:35:38 PM PDT · by lainie · 14 replies · 170+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 16, 2003
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri on Monday reported a net worth of between $153,000 and $545,000, far below that of most of his fellow Democratic presidential hopefuls in the U.S. Congress, who include three multimillionaires. The only announced White House contender on Capitol Hill who has reported a lower net worth than Gephardt, a former minority leader in the House of Representatives, is Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, who puts his at between $2,000 to $32,000. Annual financial disclosure statements by House members were released on Monday, three days after U.S. senators made theirs public. Gephardt's...
  • Joe DiMaggio died convinced JFK had Monroe killed

    02/10/2003 6:02:21 PM PST · by MadIvan · 82 replies · 1,688+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | February 11, 2003 | ANNETTE WITHERIDGE
    HE WAS only married to Marilyn Monroe for nine turbulent months, but Joe DiMaggio, the reclusive US baseball legend, vowed he would never forgive the Kennedys for her death. Now, four years after his own demise, the man immortalised by Simon and Garfunkel in the song Mrs Robinson appears to have his revenge. A new book, written by his long-time lawyer and close companion Morris Engelberg, reveals he really did believe the Kennedy clan killed Monroe. "They murdered the one person I loved," DiMaggio confided to Mr Engelberg. Officially, Monroe, who allegedly enjoyed affairs with both John Kennedy, the US...