R.I.P. Elly May Clampett

Posted onJanuary 2, 2015
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TMZ is reporting that Donna passed away this morning. She recently visited the Henderson Ky area back in May of 2014 at a local church.

From TMZ:

http://www.tmz.com/2015/01/02/donna-douglas-dead-beverly-hillbillies-elly-may-clampett/

Donna Douglas — who famously portrayed Elly May Clampett on the legendary 60s TV series “The Beverly Hillbillies” — passed away Thursday at her home in Louisiana with friends and family by her side.

Douglas’ granddaughter confirmed the death to TMZ.

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Donna starred on “The Beverly Hillbillies” for all nine seasons and even returned for the 1981 reunion TV movie.

Douglas also appeared in several other iconic TV series, including “Mister Ed,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” “Adam 12,” and “Route 66.”

She also co-starred with Elvis Presley in “Frankie and Johnny.”

Douglas filed two famous lawsuits over the years. In the 1990s, she sued Disney claiming they stole the idea for “Sister Act” from her. In 2011, she sued Mattel for making a Barbie doll with her likeness without her permission. She lost the “Sister Act” case and settled the Barbie case.

Donna was 81.
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Elly May Clampett visited Henderson 05/18/2014…  Actually it was Donna Douglas that played the character “Elly May Clampett” on the 60’s sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies”. She was invited to share and preach at a local church (Calvary Baptist) here. Tim Raber attended the service and took the photograph. Tim said that even at 80 years old she can still whistle like she did on the show! Henderson has been blessed to receive so many famous people over the years!

chuck

 

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Holy BATMAN! Every window guest in one video!

Posted onDecember 4, 2014
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Can you name them all? I recognized most of them but not all of them.

My brother and I came home from school one day (Jr high) and our grandparents had finally ordered cable TV for 8 dollars a month back in the 70’s! (Wow, I pay over a 100+ now for DirectTV ;( …The first thing that came on the TV was the channel WGN and BATMAN was playing! David Gee, you remember that?? And Bat girl was one sexy BATCHICK!

http://youtu.be/d85gkOXeXG4

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Star Trek and Equality.this is truely a profound statement

Posted onDecember 5, 2013
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uhuraPretty amazing what I just learned but somehow already know about Star Trek but this makes it even clearer… Gene Roddenberry was a visionary. But who was the Trekkie that helped change history when one of the crew was giving up?

Please share and re post 🙂

 

Little Richard retires…

Posted onSeptember 4, 2013
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He is a legend. He stepped out on stage when times where different and he made a difference. Hats off to Little Richard! He even gave Paul McCartney a singing lesson! WHOWWW!

Here is the link:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/little-richard-retiring/

LIBERTY BOWL LOUISVILLE BOISE STATE LITTLE RICHARD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFKvwdAZVZg

Apollo 10 and poop

Posted onApril 18, 2013
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So you think Astronauts are all business and no fun and games? Can you imagine having to dodge poop in zero gravity? Well, just like the song says I guess, “ssshhh  it” happens. Here is the transcript from Apollo 10.

 

“Give me a napkin, quick,” Stafford says. “There’s a turd floating through the air.”

“I didn’t do it,” Young says. “It ain’t one of mine.”

“I don’t think it’s one of mine,” Cernan says.

“Mine was a little more sticky than that,” Stafford replies. “Throw that away.”

The astronauts discuss the finer points of waste disposal in space, and then move on to other business. But minutes later, it’s “Houston, we have a problem” all over again.

“Here’s another goddam turd,” Cernan says. “What’s the matter with you guys?”

For the rest of the wipe go here:

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The Original Batmobile is for sale

Posted onJanuary 17, 2013
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(Kickacts would like to Thank my long time friend  Benny Junker for the story idea…)

 

Actually it is going up for auction at Barrett Jackson’s Auto Auction House on January 19th 2013. This iconic car is reported to be one of the actual show cars that was featured on the 60’s TV series Batman.

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If you are interested in the car you are going to have to dig deep into your pockets. It’s expected to go for several million bucks. But you know what? What the hell, if you got it, buy it. Call me I would like to take a ride around the block in it and if you by chance also own Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, I would like to take a ride in that car too and relive some of my childhood.

I can be reached here

chuck@kickacts.com

 

My Superheros’ and the people that played them…Hit or miss?

Posted onNovember 20, 2012
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First off, Hollywood wants to remake everything on what appears to be 15 to 20 year recycle cycles. They ran out of ideas a long time ago. But here at work we got into a discussion on who “really” played the part better in the superhero movies… There have been what, 5 different people that have played batman in the last 20 years? That’s too many and some are better than others but which one is “batman”? Christian Slater? Val Kilmer?George Clooney? Get my point? So I thought I would compile my list of characters I liked and the people who I thought played the role the best.  Jump in on the conversation.

Here they are

Superman.

Christopher Reeves…Hands down. Those movies were awesome. He “became” Superman. I watched the reruns from the 50’s of George Reeves. George was too old and too heavy to be Superman. Christopher Reeves was perfect…I loved the scene were Clark was building the fire and he accidentally “burnt” his hand and Lois Lane reached for it and saw that it wasn’t burnt and realized he was Superman..

The Joker.

   Cesar Romero, was the “funny” Joker. I remember growing up and enjoying watching those Batman shows on WGN. He played the perfect part for the 60’s version of batman. His character was perfect for that style. But saying that, Jack Nicholson did an ok job of revisiting the role in 1989. But having said all that. The winner goes to Heath Ledger. He took it to a whole new level. His portrayal of the Joker was over the top.”You know how I got these scars”?

The Hulk.

   The recent CGI movie about the incredible Hulk was awful. I realize it was more inline with the comic book version but to me it was just too unbelievable. Way too fake. As far as I am concerned there has only been one Hulk and that Hulk is Lou Ferrigno.

Ben Grimm. (The Thing)

  No doubt Michael Chiklis is Ben Grimm. There is really no comparison out there but his way of portraying the “Thing” is as great as Heath Ledger playing the Joker. He was meant for the role. “It’s Clobbering TIME!”

Spiderman.

  Here we go with another movie that has been recycled a few times through. We currently have “another” Spiderman movie out. I will have to say that I thought Tobey Maquire made the best Peter Parker and Spiderman. He had that innocence about him as Peter Parker and the web slinger.

Wonder Woman.


There is no other so don’t even ask. Lynda Carter is “Wonder woman”. For a young male ( and probably some young females too) growing up in the 70’s, she did it for me. With her good looks and that outfit, well, no need to say anymore…

 

Iron Man.

   No doubt Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark. He is the perfect person to play the role. AS Tony Stark, he is rich and arrogant and has the brains to back it all up.Once again, hands down. No one else is noble enough to grace that role…Agree?

Batman.

   I am kinda partial to Adam West as campy as he was. Being that when we got cable at the house when I was in the 5th grade the first thing to come on the TV was batman. It really was. My grandparents were hooking up the cable box and Batman appeared! So, Adam West is Batman to me. However,  Val Kilmer and Michael Keaton did a great job of playing the role. Christan Slater I think is too dull and plain. His voice is all wrong and he doesn’t animate the character well at all to me. George Clooney himself has said he single handedly almost ruined the Batman franchise with his portrayal of him.

Batgirl.

  Once again I gotta go with old Skool. Yvonne Craig was hot back in the day as Commissioner Gordon’s daughter Barbara by day and Bat girl by night. It’s the same twist as Clark Kent by day and superman by night, or better yet, Librarian by day and erotic chick at night…Alicia Silverstone just didn’t rock the costume like Yvonne did in my opinion.

Robin.

   Not sure about Chris O’Donnell being Robin. I remember Burt Ward but that’s going old skool. So I will this one open.

Alfred.

  Alan Napier did a great job but so did Michael Caine. What about Michael Gough? Which one would you pick?

chuck@kickacts.com