Nov 24 2017

Mark Hamill Thankful He Knew Carrie Fisher

Mark Hamill posted this lovely image on Twitter this Thanksgiving with the message “#Thankful4TheMemories”.

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher

Source: STAR WARS: Mark Hamill Shares Touching Thanksgiving Tribute To Carrie Fisher


Jul 16 2009

Famous Folks With Bad Boy Names

Bad BoysAccording to a report by “Shippensburg University professor David Kalist”, certain names for boys can lead to a rough life for the lad. (The name of the school sounds pretty suspect to me, frankly.) Names that are “unpopular, uncommon or feminine.”

Well.

Here’s a selected list of the offending male monikers. Let’s see if there are any famous people with these names, shall we?

Alec: Baldwin. A little kooky but a great actor. And Guinness. Not so kooky (as far as I know) and a great actor. Neither one seems like a nancy boy. And Baldwin is damn funny on 30 Rock:

Ivan: um, The Terrible? Hello?

Kareem: Abdul Jabar. ‘Nuff said.

Luke: Fictional characters include Skywalker, and Luke Spencer, of Luke and Laura fame. Neither one is terribly studly. So this one, maybe.

Malcolm: X. Malcolm freakin’ X.

Walter: Payton. Football player. Many people feel he was the greatest running back of all time. (I’d go with Jim Brown myself, but Payton isn’t exactly Reggie Bush or some other marginal player.) Here’s a video:

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Walter Payton died in 1999, but his coach, Mike Ditka, is still around. You tell him Walter is a “feminine” name. I dare you.

Source: Babble

Image: Amazon