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Jun 26th 2011 11:42AM He was the consumate variety actor. Thanks for reminding us of his one of many cast against type roles he had even though many people will remember him as Columbo.
Jun 20th 2011 7:59PM Yes, I was about to write about Colma where there are more dead than living in town. I have relatives buried at Holy Cross and Cypress Lawn. Many of people who are part of the history of the SF Bay Area are buried there, like the Strauss family, sugar family magnates, the Spreckels, Former mayor George Moscone, who along with Supvr. Harvey Milk was assassinated in SF City Hall by ex-Supvr Dan White, and Wyatt Earp who had a second or 3rd headstone replaced on his grave. The only cemetery in SF?
The Presidio Cemetery in the former US Army Base by the Golden Gate. Nice view of the GG Bridge. There is also the Golden Gate National Cemetery down in San Bruno which to me is awesome since I visit mostly military national cemeteries anyway after having visited Arlington in Wash., D.C. Yes, most of the bodies were bought down to Colma as a result of the 1906 quake and fire since a law was passed that there would never be a cemetery within the SF City limits with the exception of the Presidio Cemetery.
Jun 20th 2011 12:05AM Thank you, Alphia, couldn't have said it better myself. WE ALL have to start somewhere in our chosen profession especially in the show biz of acting.
Jun 19th 2011 11:45PM John,
Some actors like Ms. Bullock or even Jennifer Aniston(who did
the dud,"Leprechaun")b4 "Friends" don't want to acknowlege the "B" work they did before making it BIG, because it perhaps discredits their current work and is seen as a blemish or a rash on their "spotless" careers? Even George Clooney before "ER" came along was doing B movies and even Tom Cruise and Tim Robbins did such work as well as Jack Nicholson. The actors may not be as embarrassed as the their female counterparts. You have to start somewhere, even if it is a bad commercial or bad small film. There are even actors who have done blue movies, i.e. adult films who have crossed over
into clothed roles and some have acknowledged their past in the sex film industry. Ashley Gere was one actress who did that in both the TV and adult film industry, she did a series on Fox TV called "Space, Above and Beyond" several yrs ago in a recurring role while still doing adult films. It surprises me that some female and male actors in Hollywood are more embarrassed about a b movie or commercial they did than an adult performer who recognizes their work. Shows you whose "real" and actual, go figure.
Jun 19th 2011 11:19PM I agree. As a burger guy, that is a tasty looking one! I would
never see the Golden Arches, BK, Jacque en le Box, or any other burger joint do this type of commercial. Carl's Jr. was daring using Paris Hilton and Audrey Partridge of "The Hills" to do their ads, specially when at the end all three woman including
Salma in this ad sink their luscious mouths into the burgers.
That is called food sex. The ads target the men who eat hamburgers.
Jun 19th 2011 11:08PM Actually, Penelope Cruz is from Spain whereas Salma Hayek considers herself Mexican but her father is MidEast Lebanese.
Hayek is not a Spanish name. The singer Shakira is of Syrian-Columbian descent. Explains her bellydancing from her Mideast side. But I guess the examples above wounldn't matter to you EVEN if WE ALL AS AMERICANS come from somwhere on boat or across the border from Canada or even need I say again south of le border, YEEHAA!!
Jun 13th 2011 7:37PM Rosemary Hirsch,
I could have written it any better. Thank you.
Jun 13th 2011 7:24PM Tristan,
I am not surprised in the SF Bay Area since most people have English as a non-second language. As an American of Asian descent, I am familiar with my parents' native country's language but I speak English primarily. Your son would do well elsewhere where they still speak English. But if he wants to work in fast food, there are a lot of other fast food franchaises other than McD's. Boycotting McD's is one thing but writing a letter to the world headquarters or even doing what was done with FaceBook in the MidEast is another. This reminds me of a joke I heard recently, "What do
you call a European who speaks only one language?"
"An American." But this can apply to ANYONE who ONLY speaks THEIR NATIVE tongue and stubbornly refuses to learn/speak the language of the country they are living/working in. So if you are in China, LEARN to SPEAK MANDARIN which is the most widely spoken language worldwide(NO, NOT ESPANOL' which my grandparents spoke or any Latin or popular language)Being bilingual doesn't always help since some languages don't have an English
word counterpart in the respective vocabularies. Sorry to read about what your son has learned in applying at McD's, but best of luck in his work search elsewhere.
Jun 13th 2011 6:38PM Thank you, Rainydays.
Jun 13th 2011 6:33PM Jean, McDonald's is going to do just fine, bottom line. It's VERY PATHETIC that someone(s) so low should stoop even much lower than that in doing this. If it all, this situation should put the other fast food frachaises and the restaurant industry in general on alert and use the electronic media to put down such hoaxes and slights. Once the responsible are found, sue the the parties involved for libel and slander. Taco Bell could have done this since the controversy of
whether or not the Mex fast food chain was actually using 100 percent pure beef in their menu.