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Turban Tuesday: Lawrence of Arabia

by Chexy on June 26, 2012

Peter O’Toole, who will be 80 on August 2, as he appeared 50 years ago in David Lean’s epic, “Lawrence of Arabia.”

Here’s a scene from “My Favorite Year,” with my old friend, comedy writer Selma Diamond, who was said to be the inspiration for the Sally Rogers character played by Rose Marie on the old Dick Van Dyke Show. Some of you may remember her as the bailiff on “Night Court.”

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Ke$ha and Calli$ta

by Chexy on May 22, 2012

Alleged singer Ke$ha as she appears on her Twitter page (where she posted a picture of herself urinating in the street), and Callista and Newt Gingrich (who has no shadow), whose businesses are apparently going bankrupt.

One pees poorly and one’s piss poor.


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Janet Charlton Doesn’t Do Irony

by Chexy on May 15, 2012

Gossip blogger Janet Charlton made fun of the new Patricia Krentcil doll, without irony, on her site next to her photo.


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Blind and Dumb

by Chexy on May 2, 2012

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, and dumb Republican race quitter Newt Gingrich.

One was exiled within China, the other should be.


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Am I Blue?

by Chexy on February 29, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (left) addressing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday about why men make wars, and Smurfette (right).

One was magically created from blue clay, sugar and spice but nothing nice, crocodile tears, half a pack of lies, a chatter of a magpie, and the hardest stone for her heart.

ty Johnny Lopez


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I’ll Be Back… Right after Surgery

by Chexy on February 9, 2012

No, that’s not LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian in 2052… that’s LeAnn and Sly Stallone… I mean Arnold and Sly.

Arnold posted this picture saying that the two ran into each other on the way to shoulder surgery, much the same way his dick accidentally ran into the maid.

That’s LeAnn and Eddie on their wedding day.

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Odd Couples

by Chexy on December 21, 2011

Scientolodrones Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes as seen at the opening of his latest film that no one wants to see… and Jack Klugman and Tony Randall as “The Odd Couple.”

One is a mismatched pair put together by Hollywood executives.

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Princesses at the Taj Mahal

by Chexy on December 4, 2011

Scientololoco Tom Cruise on a visit to the Taj Mahal on Saturday, alone, and Princess Diana alone at the shrine in 1992.

One died too young.

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Real Gone Places: Zucca’s Italian Garden

by Chexy on October 17, 2011

The oddly ornate Zucca’s on West 49th Street, offering an Italian smorgasbord.

Proprietor Louis Zucca’s daughter Rita was better known as one of the “Axis Sallys,” who allegedly broadcast Axis propaganda out of Italy, signing on to each show with “Hello, suckers!”

She probably stole that bit from nightclub owner Tex Guinan.

Mildred Gillars, another “Axis Sally” (for Nazi Germany), spent 12 years in prison.

Rita’s cousin says it’s not true, that all Rita did was sing American songs on the government run RAI radio out of Rome, which picked up Mildred’s propaganda transmissions out of Berlin and relayed them to the front.

Here’s what Zucca’s looks like today… Oceana, part of a massive skyscraper.

The interior of Oceana…

The Italian Badoglio government tried Rita for collaboration, on the basis of her employment with RAI during the war. She had renounced her American citizenship, so Hoover didn’t prosecute her for treason.

Lovely but cross-eyed Rita was sentenced to 4 and a half years and released after nine months. She was portrayed by Alexandia Maria Lara in the Spike Lee movie, “Miracle at St. Anna.”

Mildred Gillars later became a music teacher in Columbus, Ohio.

At Oceana, try the Manhattan Clam Chowder.

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Duchess of Alba: Wedding Video! And Jackie!

by Chexy on October 6, 2011

The Duchess of Alba, dancing the flamenco for her fans yesterday after her wedding…

And 45 years ago, as hostess to Jackie Kennedy…

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