Friday, January 30, 2009

There really was a Chef Boyardee!

It seems that the "Chef Boyardee" brand was really based on a real person. Chef Ettore "Hector" Boiardi's spaghetti sauce was so popular that restaurant patrons wanted to take it home with them, so he created what he called the Chef Boy-Ar-Dee brand to sell it, giving joy to kids from then on.

Here's Chef Boiardi giving a demonstration on TV:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just like we ran the play in practice

Coventry City scores a unique--to say the least--free kick goal in a 1970 soccer game.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The mystery of the "Paul is dead" song

Terry Knight, best known as the manager for Grand Funk Railroad, recorded the song "Saint Paul" in 1969 that may have started the great wave of "Paul McCartney is Dead" rumours of the late 1960s.

Here's the song, spliced to footage of a Beatles performance of Hey Jude (which the writer of Saint Paul liberally cribs from!):

(I'm more familiar with the cover version by Shane, which was a monster hit in New Zealand.)

You may see the Shane version here:

If all this interests you, I suggest that you read the fascinating book I Am The Walrus, which examines the history of the rumour.

(The late Mr. Knight, when asked whether he knew that the song had contributed to the rumour, is reported to have smiled and said "Yes, I'd heard that...")

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This blog is rated NC-17!

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(Two "fart"s and a dead will do that. :))

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Uh oh, The Shotgun is PG-13!