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Deee-lite

Submitted by: Stuntpope
2001-05-26

OHW: “Groove is in the Heart”, 1990. Very big, very catchy hit, Deee-lite was a quirky dance band who was often mistakenly believed to be the stage name of the singer, Lady Kier. Evidence of this misconception was had ...Read More

The Jamaican Bobsled Team

Submitted by: Stuntpope
2001-05-22

In the 1988 Calgary winter olympics a country who had never seen a snowfall sent a bobsled team. They did terribly, they crashed, but they were a media sensation, a merchandising wet-dream (I had a Jamaican Bobsled Team sweater my...Read More

The Rogue Trader

Submitted by: Stuntpope
2001-05-15

The man who single-handedly ruined England’s oldest bank, Barings, Nick Leeson made such an impession on the media that Ewan McGregor ended up playing him in the movie. In a nutshell, he made some bad derivatives trades whic...Read More

Chester Marcol

Submitted by: Stuntpope
2001-05-08

In 1980, Marcol’s last season of his nine-year career as the Packers’ placekicker, he led the team to a bizarre overtime win against the Chicago Bears. In a sequence that would quickly secure itself as one of football&...Read More

Mathias Rust

Submitted by: Stuntpope
2001-05-08

This is the guy who embarassed the Russians and astounded the world, when in 1987 at the age of 19 flew a Cessna 172B undetected all the way from Malmi airport in Helsinki, landing the craft in Moscow’s Red Square. He was se...Read More

Yahoo Serious

Submitted by: Stuntpope
2001-05-07

Yahoo Serious is best know for his weird hair and a movie called “Young Einstein”, lotsa hype, did the talk show circuit, the cover of Time magazine, and somewhere in a sea of quantum foam, the real Einstein rolled in ...Read More

Dan Quayle

Submitted by: Stuntpope
2001-05-07

Mr. Potatoe-head himself. He is possibly the reigning champion for All Time Butt of Most Talk Show Hosts, and selected outtakes of his genius still circulate the internet in the form of oft-forwarded “Actual Dan Quayle Quote...Read More

The Subway Vigilante

Submitted by: Stuntpope
2001-04-27

In 1984 on a NYC subway car four black youths asked asked an unassuming dorky looking white guy for $5. According to the four black guys, they were panhandling for money to play video games. According to the white guy, they were a...Read More

Cynthia Rothrock

Submitted by: Stuntpope
2001-04-26

“Rothrock, national gung fu forms champion in the 1980’s, parlayed a Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial into martial arts movie stardom. She was doing Hong Kong movies before Hong Kong movies were cool; before Hollywood...Read More

David Carradine

Submitted by: Stuntpope
2001-04-26

“David Carradine is probably best known for his role as “Kwai Chang Caine” in the 1970’s television show Kung Fu–a series that was originally supposed to star Bruce Lee. Studio heads felt Lee’s ...Read More