Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Faces Behind Disney's Greatest Villains (Of The Day)

From my friends over at The FW.

PAT CARROLL as URSULA (THE LITTLE MERMAID)


Then: By 1989 when The Little Mermaid premiered, Carroll was already 41 years into her screen acting and voicework career. A gifted comedienne, she moved from nightclub acts to Broadway, film, and television.

Now: Nearly 86 years old, Carroll is still going strong with a recent cameo in Bridesmaids and a role in the upcoming indie comedy BFFs.

 

KEITH DAVID as DR. FACILIER (THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG)


Then: After breaking into movies in 1982 in John Carpenter's The Thing, David has appeared in numerous films including Platoon, Amageddon, and There's Something About Mary.

Now: A popular character actor, David has more than 200 credits to his name, including narration for Ken Burns' The War and the voice of Sgt. Foley in the popular video game Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

 

ELEANOR AUDLEY as MALEFICENT (SLEEPING BEAUTY)


Then: An established Broadway performer, Audley made her breakthrough in film in Disney's Cinderella in 1950, playing the wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine.

Now: Despite playing Disney villains, Audley appeared in numerous TV comedies including Mr. Ed, Green Acres, and My Three Sons. Audley died in 1991, and has not appeared in anything since.



DAVID OGDEN STIERS as GOVERNOR RATCLIFFE (POCAHONTAS)

Then: Best known as Major Charles Winchester in TV's M*A*S*H, Stiers' first Disney role was as Cogsworth the uptight clock in Beauty and the Beast.

Now: Since Pocahontas, Stiers has gone on to voice characters in Disney animated movies such as Lilo & Stitch and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

 

JEREMY IRONS as SCAR (THE LION KING)


Then: An acclaimed actor of stage and screen in the U.S. and in his native U.K., Irons had already won an Oscar (as Klaus Von Bulow in Reversal Of Fortune) and a Tony (The Real Thing) when he took the 1994 role as mean old Uncle Scar.

Now: Irons followed one villainous brother role with another, moving from Scar to Simon Gruber, the revenge-seeking brother of Die Hard villain Hans Gruber, in Die Hard With a Vengeance. In 2013, Irons will star in his third season of the historical drama, The Borgias.



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Sneeze Attack Of The Day

Bears can't buy Allegra. Just sayin'...




Craigslist Ad Of The Day: You Farted In The Dairy Section

Thanks for the link, Jody Love.


CL > madison > all personals > missed connections

Posted: 2013-01-26, 1:51PM CST


You farted in the dairy section - m4w



I needed some milk. You were there. And you were cute.

I noticed you as I neared the shelves. How could I not? Petite, pretty, poised... other good things that start with p... there was a lot to like. You saw me approaching and smiled (p)olitely. I smiled back. I thought there might be a connection, but I wasn't sure where to go with it.


Then it hit me.


At first I thought some eggs had gone bad. My timid "hello" was cut short by gag reflex. My nostrils burned. Interest gave way to survival as I grabbed a half gallon and hastily fled the corner. A shame, I thought, with watery eyes.


Five minutes later, in clearer skies and with clearer head, I realized I'd grabbed 1% instead of the 2% I'd wanted. Not enough percents. I would have to go back.


So go back I did. I winced as I again neared the shelf, but this time no insidious aroma assaulted my senses. I leaned apprehensively toward the eggs and sniffed. Nothing. Everything as it should be.


Only then did the unthinkable occur to me: that cute little butt had birthed a monster, cloaked in a veil of brimstone incense. I was astonished... and, in spite of myself, impressed. You had floated an air biscuit of a stupendous caliber, the kind spoken of in hushed tones over flagons of mead in firelit taverns of yore.

Had those men of men been witness to such flatulence - from such a fair specimen of womanhood, no less - surely new legends would have circulated that day. Or at least new air.


I understand now why your hair is so curly. Should you want companionship when you shop for new undergarments - surely the ones you wore that day are now scorched and charred - I would be honored to accompany such a remarkable creature.


You were magnificent.


Trolling Parents Of The Day

We live for this kinda stuff. My daughter is at the age now where almost everything I do in public embarrasses her. If I even act like I'm going to dance or do the walrus imitation with chopsticks, she freaks out. Fish in a barrel, man. Fish in a barrel. 

From Buzzfeed and Rich Girl Red.
















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