Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0050-0067

Frank Sinatra, Jr., 72, son of a famous singer and kidnapping victim.

Fucks given: 0.

Larry Drake, 67, noted that guy actor.

Fucks given: 3, I recognize him from some things, some of which were entertaining.

Joe Santos, 84, another that guy actor.

Fucks given: 3, he was definitely in some stuff.

Scabs, 41, drummer for Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13.

Fucks given: 0, never heard of him or them.

Bob Ebeling, 89, guy who said “Hey, the Space Shuttle is going to blow up.

Fucks given: 5

Phife Dawg, 45, was in A Tribe Called Quest.

Fucks given: 0, I have heard of A Tribe Called Quest but have no idea what songs they have done.

Ken Howard, 71, the coach on The White Shadow.

Fucks given: .5, I vaguely remember the show, not sure if I ever watched it, but I do remember the Saturday Night Live parody.

Antoine Demoitié, 25, bicycle racer.

Fucks given: 0, and I only mention him because I was looking for video of the crash and stumbled upon some weird news “videos” that are actually a series of still pictures with apparently a text-to-speech app reading printed news stories, which I didn’t even realize was a “thing”.

Toni Grant, 73, radio psychologist.

Fucks given: 0.

Winston Moseley, 81, murdered Kitty Genovese, the popular story of which is complete bullshit.

Fucks given: -1.

James Noble, 94, played the Governor on Benson.

Fucks given: .5

Patty Duke, 69, had her own show back in the 60s.

Fucks given: oh wow, she’s Sean Astin‘s mom.

Erik Bauersfeld, 93, voice of Admiral Ackbar.

Fucks given:

Bill Henderson, 90, jazz singer who was also in a bunch of movies and TV shows.

Fucks given: 0, I don’t recognize him.

Joe Medicine Crow, 102, Native American historian and War Chief.

Fucks given: 8

Merle Haggard, 79, country singer and former inmate of San Quentin prison.

Fucks given: 1

Blackjack Mulligan, 73, professional wrestler.

Fucks given: 0, don’t remember him.

David Gest, 62, freaky looking guy who was married to Liza Minelli.

Fucks given: 0.

Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0033-0045

Peter Mondavi, 101, ran Charles Krug Winery in Napa.  Had a fight with his brother Robert in the 1960’s, which led to his brother starting Robert Mondavi Winery.

Fucks given: 3

Eric Brown, 97, British test pilot, set world records for most types of aircraft flown, most aircraft carrier landings, and first jet aircraft carrier landing.

Fucks given: 3

Lennie Baker, 69, saxophone player for Sha Na Na.

Fucks given: 1, same as for Frederick Greene.

Tony Burton, 78, played Apollo Creed’s trainer in a bunch of Rocky movies.

Fucks given: 0, I’ve never actually watched a Rocky movie from beginning to end.

George Kennedy, 91, actor, was in a bunch of movies.

Fucks given: 7

Frank Kelly, 77, played Father Jack on Father Ted.

Fucks given: .025, I never watched Father Ted but was aware of its existence.

Gil Hill, 84, Detroit policeman and politician who played Axel Foley’s boss in Beverly Hills Cop.

Fucks given: 2

Lee Reherman, 49, Hawk on American Gladiators, plus some other roles.

Fucks given: apparently he also did voice work for video games and people I know who work for video game companies and who met him said he was a cool guy.

Tony Dyson, 68, special effects designer who built R2-D2.

Fucks given: 1

John Thomas, 63, guitarist for Budgie.

Fucks given: despite being a big NWOBHM fan, I’m only familiar with Metallica’s covers of Breadfan and Crash Course in Brain Surgery and haven’t really listened to Budgie directly.  Also this guy wasn’t in the band when those songs were originally recorded, so who cares.

Pat Conroy, 70, wrote The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, and some other books that were not made into movies.

Fucks given: 0

Ray Tomlinson, 74, invented email.

Fucks given: 3

Nancy Reagan, 94, former First Lady.

Fucks given: just say no to giving fucks.

Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0025-0028

Edgar Mitchell, 85, Apollo 14 Astronaut, walked on the moon.

Fucks given: 20, srsly the dude walked on the fucking moon.

Alethea McGrath, 96, played the librarian at the Jedi library in Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones

Fucks given: none whatsoever.

Antonin Scalia, 79, Supreme Court Justice.

Fucks given: $10 says the next judge doesn’t understand what the words “shall not be infringed” means.

Vanity, 57, singer for Vanity 6 and actress in Action Jackson and The Last Dragon,who almost married Nikki Sixx but then went full-on Jesus after ODing on crack.

Fucks given: .05.

Recent Activities

Work

Saw the new Star Wars movie.  In 3D.  Drank while watching it.  Enjoyed it.

Rode on one of the boats in the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.  It was raining part of the time.  This was much less exciting than it sounds.

Woke up in the middle of the night with my sinuses on fire.

Helped Mrs. Kapital’s grandfather move from her aunt and uncle’s apartment to a shared apartment in the local retirement village.  Not a lot of stuff to move, but did have to deal with the family drama from all sides.  His new roommate has a shiba inu.

Sinus issues continued to progress.  Began taking medication.

More work.  A minor project that I should have been involved with for about 4 hours, 2 months ago, has turned into a raging continuous shitstorm due to vendor dumbassery and now has “executive attention” from all sides.

More sinus issues.  More medication.  Finally progressed from sinus medication to cough medication, which is good because I have some prescription cough syrup with codeine that is quite lovely.

Just spent 2 hours wrapping presents.

Will try not to flake on Friday Night Video tomorrow.

Celebrity Deathwatch 2015 #0088

Christopher Lee, 93, played Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, Scaramanga in The Man With the Golden Gun, Count Dooku in Star Wars II&III, the voice of Death in some animated Discworld movies that I did not know existed until just now, Dracula, etc.  Also fought with the SAS during WWII and hunted Nazi war criminals after the war.

Filming a scene in Return of the King (seen only in the extended version), when Grima Wormtongue (Brad Dourif) stabs Saruman in the back on top of the tower, Christopher Lee corrected Peter Jackson on the fact that when a person is stabbed in the back of the chest, they do not scream (as the director wanted), in fact the air is pushed out of their lungs and they “groan” with an exhalation of air, very quietly, as their lungs have been punctured.

From Peter Jackson’s DVD commentary: “When I was shooting the stabbing shot with Christopher, as a director would, I was explaining to him what he should do… And he says, ‘Peter, have you ever heard the sound a man makes when he’s stabbed in the back?’ And I said, ‘Um, no.’ And he says ‘Well, I have, and I know what to do.’”

Fucks given: All of them.

UPDATE: