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Dennis Donovan

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Me mum's surname is Quinn:

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Aug 11, 2018, 04:36 PM (0 replies)

Chris Cuomo's response to Laura Ingraham's white power speech was exquisite!

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:50 PM (15 replies)

The Last WAMPAS Baby Star, Mary Carlisle dies at 104


Mary Carlisle, a Hollywood actress who enjoyed popularity in the 1930s as a wholesome ingenue in musical comedies opposite singer Bing Crosby, died Wednesday at a retirement community for actors in Woodland Hills.

Her son, James Blakeley III, confirmed the death but did not provide an immediate cause. She was believed to be 104 but never confirmed her age, even to her family. As a centenarian, she was known to tell visitors that her true age was “none of your business.”

With her blond hair, blue eyes and alabaster skin, Carlisle had the delicate beauty of an all-American porcelain doll. “This girl has the most angelic face I ever saw,” Universal studio production chief Carl Laemmle Jr. reportedly declared upon spotting the unknown Carlisle at the company’s canteen. “I’ve got to make a test of her right away.”

A prolific if little-heralded actress, Carlisle appeared in more than 60 films in a career that lasted about a dozen years. Much to her dismay, she was typecast as the perpetual innocent, a decorative virgin.



Posted by Dennis Donovan | Wed Aug 1, 2018, 07:37 PM (4 replies)

My dog is a Jedi...

My rescue pup, Jack, has Type 1 diabetes and has lost his sight because of it.

However, this am, as I was playing fetch with my other rescue pup, Logan, I threw the ball and, inexplicably, Jack jumped up and caught it in mid-air!

Did Obi-wan tell him to "use the force"?

(PS - that made my day )
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jul 28, 2018, 09:55 AM (21 replies)

so... you're one of "those" who dissed the landline and went 100% mobile...

...like me. But my @#$%^& phone went south.

What the FUCK do you do? A payphone? Good luck finding one.

So I'm reduced to going to the neighbor's house, the one you're convinced is a serial killer.

*knock knock*


...anyone see Dennis lately?

I'm starting to dig why a few people pine for the 80's. The 1880's...
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Jul 27, 2018, 08:27 PM (34 replies)

Every POTUS, even Andrews Johnson and Jackson, had more class than...

Every POTUS, even Andrews Johnson and Jackson, had more class than this hateful, dysfunctional family and its shitgibbon patriarch has:

I wrote that (in response to this: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210902273 ) in a text to my SO just now, and thought it deserved to be an OP.

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:12 PM (1 replies)

Everytime I talk to a known Trump supporter, I'm reminded of this (and so want to scream it at them)

That line just RINGS in my ears as I listen to them...
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Fri Jul 13, 2018, 06:05 PM (0 replies)

Happy 78th Birthday Sir Ringo!

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jul 7, 2018, 10:37 AM (10 replies)


Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 23, 2018, 06:39 PM (6 replies)

Blues Brothers Guitarist Matt 'Guitar' Murphy Dead at 88


Matt "Guitar" Murphy, guitarist for the Blues Brothers and noted sideman for blues legends like Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Memphis Slim, died Friday at the age of 88.

Murphy's death was first announced in by his nephew Floyd Murphy Jr, who performed alongside his uncle. "He was a strong man that lived a long long fruitful life that poured his heart out in every guitar solo he took," Floyd Jr. wrote of Matt Murphy in a Facebook post (via Deadline). No cause of death was provided. In 2002, Murphy suffered a stroke that forced the guitarist into semi-retirement.

A veteran of the legendary Chicago blues scene of the Forties and Fifties, Murphy worked alongside artists ranging from Ike Turner (as members of Junior Parker's Blue Flames) and Etta James to blues musicians like James Cotton, Willie Dixon and Sonny Boy Williamson.

Murphy is best remembered as the indispensable guitarist in the 1980 comedy classic The Blues Brothers; in the film, soul food chef Murphy and his waitress wife Aretha Franklin have a disagreement about him reuniting with the Blues Brothers, resulting in Franklin's iconic "Think" performance:

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 16, 2018, 11:44 AM (5 replies)
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