Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Phallic Snack Of The Day

A photo from Lisa, who writes, "I was hard boiling eggs the other day. When I pulled them out of the water, one was VERY happy to see me."

Well, he was happy. Until it broke. Ouch.



7 Worst Rock Band Games Of The Day

From my pals at BigStupidIdiot.com (a Comedy.com site). But that's not the real reason I posted this. Keep reading...

Link from Tink.


BOBBY McFERRIN


You thought you hated that song in the 80s?


JOHN TESH


Gamers complained it caused drowsiness, suckage. It was a hard decision between Tesh, Kenny G or Yanni but most gamers asked “is there a difference?”


RICK ASTLEY


Apparently the game was one massive joke. They got us!


C***** D***


Players developed cases of massive self-hatred and horrific French Canadian accents. Plus it turns out Dion’s songs don’t really have lyrics, they consist of screaming and heavy breathing.


(List continues at BigStupidIdiot.com)

WOLOTD Update


Many thanks to everyone who has sent pictures for the 2nd Annual Women Of LOTD post. I think we have close to 90 or so now -- incredible. And let me just say - we have some HAWT-ASS HOTTIES in this place. I had no idea. I would've mopped or something.

The post will begin on Friday and go through the weekend in 4-6 installments.

If you haven't sent me your pic, it's not too late. Please join the fun. Pics to listoftheday@yahoo.com.

Those who sent pics -- I will link your entry to your blog or website unless: 1) I'm not aware of it; or 2) You don't want to be linked. In either case, please let me know. If you're already on my blogroll, I am aware of you and will link your pic. If not, you might want to remind me of your site (and I will also add you to the blogroll).

I can also link to your Facebook profile or any other site if you don't have a blog.

Thanks, ladies. Get ready, folks. I predict very high temperatures in here this weekend. Hubba hubba!

CM


80s Music Video Of The Day

I never much cared for this song but it certainly stands out. When I saw The (New) Cars in concert a couple of years ago, Blondie was supposed to open for them, but who did they trot out instead? Berlin. Please. What a rip. Not even the same ballpark.


Suggestive Print Ad Of The Day

Actually, "suggestive" is probably an understatement. I'm surprised they didn't work the creepy king into this -- "Try The King's 7-Incher!", with the sandwich sticking straight out of his crotch. But the King knows that seven inches is not that big a deal and likely refused.

From Cleve and Berit.




TV Show Open Of The Day: Lost - The 80s Version

If "Lost" had aired in the 80s, here's what the open might look like -- except they forgot the freeze frames for the star names.

From CollegeHumor.com

Where Are They Now? Lost Ladies of 80s Movies

It's not too hard to keep up with the bigger stars of 80s movies. We get regular updates on Molly Ringwald, Phoebe Cates, Elisabeth Shue, etc. But I was watching Better Off Dead not long ago and thought, I wonder whatever happened to Diane Franklin? And then I started thinking about some of the other supporting actresses of 80s movies that I liked, and wondered what happened to them, too. And then I started working on this post. And then it took forever to finish. And now here it is. I hope you like it. If not, eat me.


DEBORAH FOREMAN

80s breakthrough
A former Maybelline model, Foreman is best remembered as the title character and object of Nic Cage's affection in Valley Girl (1983).

After That
Played weekend party host (and killer?) Muffy St. John in April Fool's Day and had small parts in Real Genius and My Chauffeur. Foreman continued to work sporadically through the late 80s and early 90s, but never had another hit.

Today
Foreman is a yoga and pilates instructor in L.A., and returned to the screen after 13 years to appear in 2008's Beautiful Loser.

Web
DeborahForeman.net



DIANE FRANKLIN

80s breakthrough
Made her 1982 film debut in The Last American Virgin (though not as the titular virgin), followed by a role in Amityville II: The Possession.

After That
Played exchange student Monique in Better Off Dead (1985), and has continued to work in film and television off and on since the 80s, including parts in "Matlock," "Charles In Charge" and "Murder, She Wrote." She also played Princess Joanna in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).

Today
Franklin is married with two kids and does occasional acting gigs. In a nod to her Better Off Dead character, the L.A. Dodgers-loving Monique, Franklin sang the National Anthem at a Dodgers game in 2004.



HAVILAND MORRIS

80s breakthrough
As high-school hottie Caroline Mulford in Sixteen Candles (1984), the obstacle between Sam (Molly Ringwald) and her crush, Jake (Michael Schoeffling).

After That
Morris has worked consistently in movies (Who's That Girl, Gremlins 2, Home Alone 3) and TV series ("Family Ties," "Cosby," "Sex And The City").

Today
Married with a daughter, Morris recently appeared in "One Tree Hill" and "Canterbury's Law," and has parts in the upcoming films, Fighting Fish and Adam. She also sells real estate in New York City.



KERRI GREEN

80s breakthrough
A cum laude graduate of Vassar College, Green was discovered by Steven Spielberg and cast as Andy Carmichael in The Goonies (1985).

After That
Another 1985 hit, Summer Rental, and a memorable performance in David Seltzer's Lucas (1986). Since then Green has appeared in Three For The Road (1987), and episodes of "ER," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Mad About You." She also wrote and directed Bellyfruit in 1999.

Today
Producer, screenwriter and mother of three, Green lives in L.A.



AMANDA WYSS

80s breakthrough
As Judge Reinhold's girlfriend Lisa in Fast Times At Ridgemont High, although she'd already been in several TV shows and movies before that.

After That
Became Freddie Kreuger's first-ever victim in 1984's A Nightmare On Elm Street. Also appeared in Better Off Dead and Silverado in 1985 before dropping off the radar and appearing mostly in low-budget films and guest roles on TV series ("ER," "The Division," "Cold Case," "CSI").

Today
Wyss will appear later this year with Joe Pantoliano in To Live And Die, and recently did an episode of Showtime's "Dexter."

Web
An interview with Amanda from last year's Comic Con.



CATHERINE MARY STEWART

80s breakthrough
As Maggie Gordon, girlfriend of Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) in 1984's The Last Starfighter, although she had appeared in several TV series and movies prior to that, including a bit part in Sylvester Stallone's Nighthawks.

After That
Catherine continued to work after Starfighter, with parts in Mischief, Weekend At Bernie's, "The Outer Limits" (TV), "The Guiding Light" and more. She also married and became a mother to two children, a boy and a girl.

Today
On her blog, Catherine says that after taking time off to raise her kids, she is now focusing on work again. She appeared in 2008's Generation Gap, a made-for-cable movie starring Ed Asner, John Heard and Rue McClanahan.



CLAUDIA WELLS

80s breakthrough
As Marty McFly's girlfriend, Jennifer, in Back To The Future. Wells did not appear in the sequels, choosing instead to take care of her cancer-stricken mother. (Elisabeth Shue took over the role for Back To The Future II and III.)

After That
Wells appeared in only a handful of projects, including the short-lived TV series, "Fast Times," based on the movie, Fast Times At Ridgemont High. She left show business in 1986, but recently appeared in Still Waters Burn, a low-budget indy film.

Today
Owns Armani Wells, a men's clothing store in L.A.

Web
ArmaniWells.com



MIA SARA

80s breakthrough
Her first movie was Legend (1985) with Tom Cruise, but her breakthrough was Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) as Ferris' girlfriend, Sloane.

After That
Sara has enjoyed steady work since the 80s: A Stranger Among Us, Timecop, "Time Trax," The Pompatus Of Love, "Chicago Hope," "CSI: NY," a recurring role on the WB series, "Birds Of Prey," and more.

Today
Still working; recently appeared in "Tinseltown" (2007) and "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" (2006). Has one daughter, 11, with ex-husband Jason Connery.



HELEN SLATER

80s breakthrough
1984's Supergirl, followed by The Legend Of Billie Jean (1985)

After That
Scored two more hits with Ruthless People (1986) and The Secret Of My Success (1987), and has continued to work steadily in movies (City Slickers, Happy Together, Betrayal Of The Dove), TV ("Seinfeld," "Will & Grace," "Grey's Anatomy") and Broadway.

Today
Slater is married with a daughter and still acts; she appeared last year in episodes of "Crossing Jordan" and "Smallville." An accomplished pianist, singer and songwriter, she has two CDs out, "One Of These Days" and "Crossword."

Web
HelenSlater.com

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