Ricardo Montalban dies at 88

I have sad news for you all. Your favorite “Fantasy Island” host, and greatest villian in the Star Trek universe has passed away at the age of 88 in his home in Los Angeles, California.

He was best known for his roles in Fantasy Island and the Star Trek series, among many of roles.

Montalbán established the Nosotros Foundation, which attempted to highlight and recognize Latino participation in the arts and entertainment. In 1970, the foundation created the Golden Eagle Awards, an annual awards show that recognizes Latino stars.

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Barry Manilow Rick-Rolling America! Wait, what?

Barry Manilow, you know, singer and song writer extraordinaire, is releasing a new album on November 24th called “Greatest Songs of the Eighties”. Yep, he is… Why? I don’t know… so, umm… yeah.

Here is the track list for the new album:

  • “Islands in the Stream” duet with Reba McEntire 
  • “Open Arms” 
  • “Never Gonna Give You Up” 
  • “Have I Told You Lately” 
  • “I Just Called to Say I Love You” 
  • “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)” 
  • “Careless Whisper” 
  • “Right Here Waiting” 
  • “Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do)” 
  • “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” 
  • “Time After Time” 
  • “I’ve Had the Time of My Life”
So how did I come across this gem of information? Well, I usually get useless knowledge through out the day, and I saw a video link on epicfu.com that said “the new rick roll?”. “A new Rick Roll?” I thought, “interesting”, then I saw the description “Barry Manilow does Never Gonna Give You Up.” I clicked on it and Mani-rolled myself. Take a look, it’s pretty funny. Note the heavy use of makeup on Barry.


(SNL) Saturday Night Live: What happened last night?

I watched SNL last night, hosted by Paul Rudd, with Beyonce performing, and I found the show to just not be funny for most of the show. What happened? The first three skits were just crass, and were more uncomfortable and tasteless than funny. It felt like they were going in a comedic direction of some of the newer comedies and it failed.

Beyonce’s first performance was really good, and I probably would have enjoyed it more, but I was still numb from the skits.

The only thing that was funny was Justin Timberlake on weekend update. Now, I really like the Weekend Update segment. It is pretty much the only segment on SNL that packs so many laughs into a short period of time. Seth Meyer’s performance last night felt blah. The redoing of the joke of guy robbing a store with no arms was just below their usual quality. The fourth run of the joke “he was unarmed”, was delivered at a time of “yeah thanks, but the joke was over by the second version of it.”.

Seriously, was Lorne Michael’s sleeping, on vacation, locked up in his office? What happened. My girlfriend asked me the turn off the TV after she had enough, and you know what, I agreed. I hope next week will be better. I hope they can do some better stuff now that the elections are over.