A great David Letterman segment last night with Joaquin Phoenix, who’s still trying to convince us he’s given up acting for rapping. Phoenix might just be our next great comic genius.
In 1994, Jim Rome wasn’t a well-known guy. Then, on his ESPN2 talk show, he interviewed NFL quarterback Jim Everett.
At the time, Rome had developed the shtick of referring to Everett as “Chris” (after the great female tennis player Chris Everett), because of Everett’s perceived aversion to taking a hit. The quarterback did not take this with good humor. And Jim Rome was soon radio’s best-known sports talk host.
Let’s bring on the Super Bowl rage!
Nintendo Cereal. Fuel up, kids!
Let’s go back to 1986, and the classic Hathos spawned by Super Bowl XX, a battle that gave us this bit of unforgettable ugliness:
… as well as this lesser-known–though no less horrible–song:
William Shatner gives his stirring rendition of Harry Chapin’s “Taxi” on the “Dinah!” show.
A compilation of “Great Moments in Presidential Speeches” segments, from the Late Show with David Letterman.
Yesterday brought the sad news that hathos-facilitator Ricardo Montalban has died at age 88. As Mister Roarke on “Fantasy Island,” he kept B-list actors in the public eye for years beyond when they would have otherwise faded away. And, he invented the term “corinthian leather” to describe one of the the joys of the Chrysler Cordoba in the ’70s.
Rest in peace, Mr. Montalban.