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  • Close Call (Not Really)

    10/21/2019 7:21:33 AM PDT · by TnGOP · 17 replies
    This morning I was awakened by the Civil Defense sirens and my phone going off with alerts. Tornado Warning for Memphis. I immediately jumped into action and did the usual thing - I went outside to see how bad it was. I was caught up by the wind and carried to the top of an ancient Hickory tree in the yard. Its at least 80 ft tall. I was surprised to find that my cell phone service and the view were both amazing. My girlfriend came to the rescue. She was yelling "Jump, I'll catch you". (never should have made...
  • Woman Found Dead, Suspect Shot at Santa Barbara County Home of ‘Tarzan’ Actor Ron Ely

    10/16/2019 11:36:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/16/2019
    Deputies shot and killed a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman at the California home of "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said. The sheriff's office received a call about a family dispute at the actor's home in Hope Ranch, California, on Tuesday night, Lt. Erik Raney told CNN. When deputies arrived, they found an elderly woman dead from apparent stab wounds, Raney said. The victim's husband, whose speech was impeded because of a medical condition, said that another family member was involved in the stabbing, Raney said.
  • Tarzan: Happy 130th Birthday

    11/22/2018 1:40:23 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 63 replies ^ | November 22, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Tarzan (John Clayton, Viscount Greystoke) is a fictional character, an archetypal feral child raised in the African jungle by the Mangani great apes; he later experiences civilization only to reject it and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes (magazine publication 1912, book publication 1914), and subsequently in 25 sequels, several authorized books by other authors, and innumerable works in other media, both authorized and unauthorized. The film version of Tarzan as the noble savage (“Me Tarzan, You Jane”), as acted by Johnny Weissmuller,...
  • Why Don’t More Men Take Their Wife’s Last Name?

    07/25/2018 9:54:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 25, 2018 | Caroline Kitchner
    In the run-up to marriage, many couples, particularly those of a more progressive bent, will encounter a problem: What is to be done about the last name? Some have attempted work-arounds: the Smiths and Taylors who have become Smith-Taylors, Taylor-Smiths, or—more creative—Smilors. But there just isn’t always a good, fair option. (While many straight couples fall back on the option of a woman taking her husband’s last name, same-sex couples have no analogous default.)
  • Ronald Reagan Smacks the Hippies

    08/20/2016 11:15:28 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies now boys and girls by popular demand, Califonria Governor Ronald Reagan at his best!!
  • John Guillermin, ‘Towering Inferno’ Director, Dies at 89

    10/02/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Daniel E. Slotnik
    John Guillermin, a prolific British director best known for blockbusters like the 1974 disaster movie “The Towering Inferno” and the 1976 remake of “King Kong,” died on Sunday at his home in Topanga, Calif. He was 89. The cause was a heart attack, his wife, Mary Guillermin, said. In addition to big-budget extravaganzas, Mr. Guillermin (the name is French, but he pronounced it GILL-er-min) directed a raft of films in various genres from the end of the 1940s until he retired from filmmaking in the 1980s.
  • Man on Meth Claims to Be Tarzan, Tries to Enter Monkey Exhibit: Cops

    08/07/2015 10:31:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 6, 2015
    A man who claimed to be Tarzan has been arrested after he allegedly climbed a tree and tried to get into the monkey exhibit at a Southern California zoo. A zookeeper called 911 Tuesday morning to report that a shirtless man plastered in mud had climbed about 20 feet into a tree at the bird exhibit at the Santa Ana Zoo
  • Shirtless Man Claims to Be Tarzan, Tries Swinging Into Monkey Exhibit at O.C. Zoo...

    08/05/2015 10:31:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    ktla ^ | tracybloom
    Officers responded to the zoo — which is located at 1801 E. Chestnut Ave. — at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and discovered 37-year-old John William Rodenborn covered in mud, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. He told them he was the fictional character Tarzan. Before authorities arrived, a shirtless Rodenborn had allegedly attempted to get into the zoo’s bird exhibit before he tried to swing into the monkey exhibit, Bertagna said. Kent Yamaguchi, the director of the zoo, told KTLA that the man was initially walking through the bird aviary, but then walked over to...
  • NFL ref uses wrong mic, calls official ‘Jungle Boy’

    01/04/2015 1:02:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | AP
    Referee Ed Hochuli referred to replay official Tom Sifferman by his nickname “Jungle Boy,” which was heard on the in-stadium microphone during the Cardinals-Panthers NFC wild-card game Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.
  • RIP Joe Kubert, comic book artist extraordinaire (Sgt. Rock, Tarzan, Hawkman)

    08/13/2012 1:15:39 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 15 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 08/12/12 | Mark Frauenfelder
    Sgt. Rock and Easy Company are saluting comic book legend Joe Kubert, who passed away today at the age of 85.
  • Cheeta, chimpanzee and Tarzan movie star, dies at 'roughly 80'

    12/27/2011 11:28:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Annie Barrett
    Cheeta the chimpanzee, who starred in Tarzan movies alongside Olympic swimmer-turned-actor Johnny Weissmuller in the 1930s and ranked #1 on’s list of the 10 Best Monkeys at the Movies, died of kidney failure Saturday. According to the Suncoast Primary Sanctuary’s outrach director, Cheeta was “roughly 80 years old, loved fingerpainting and football and was soothed by nondenominational Christian music.” Roughly 80?! Way to live, chimp! That’s amazing! (Cheeta was an anomaly; the average zoo chimp dies around age 35-45.) I sure hope my favorite chimp lives that long.
  • Cheetah the chimp from 1930s Tarzan flicks dies

    12/28/2011 4:01:38 AM PST · by mkleesma · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/28/2011 | AP Wire
    PALM HARBOR, Florida (AP) — Cheetah, the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s, has died at age 80 a Florida animal sanctuary said. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor announced that Cheetah died Dec. 24 of kidney failure.
  • NBC's Naked Ambitions

    04/09/2011 9:50:37 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 09, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    As the network TV barons peruse through a menu of pilots for new fall shows, some just jump out of the pile. Some Tinseltown pundits have already pegged it as “likely” that NBC will pick up a show for fall called “The Playboy Club.” Just like it sounds, the show is based in Hugh Hefner’s original Playboy Club in Chicago in swinging 1963. If that doesn’t sound porn-friendly enough, the pilot’s producers at 20th Century Fox TV required all actors on the show to sign a nudity clause – virtually unheard of in broadcast television. "Nudity” in this contract is...
  • Young soldier's grandfather at center of famous survival tale

    12/26/2010 6:53:43 AM PST · by Saije · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Gadsen Times ^ | 12/26/2010 | Jimmy Smothers
    His name is Weissmiller, Adam J. Weissmiller, which is what first caught my attention when I met this young soldier the other day at a Subway restaurant on base at Fort Benning, Ga... Although the name was spelled a little differently I still had to ask: “You any kin to Tarzan?” The reference was to Johnny Weissmuller, who was the most famous ape man of the movies. “Cousins,” he replied with a grin...Weissmiller said his father was a retired lieutenant colonel and he grew up a military brat. “A lot of my family were military men, so I never considered...
  • 'Tarzan' actress Brenda Joyce dies at 92

    07/22/2009 6:26:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,683+ views
    hosted ^ | Jul 22,
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Brenda Joyce, a movie actress who played Jane in five "Tarzan" films, has died. She was 92.
  • 'King of the Apes' swings again

    06/18/2009 9:48:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 549+ views
    bbc. ^ | Thursday, 18 June 2009 | Vincent Dowd
    in Paris has a new exhibition looking at Tarzan's popularity and influence almost a century after the character was first created. The two-dozen Tarzan novels by American author Edgar Rice Burroughs are not much read any more, but the character remains famous worldwide through television, films and comics. The Musee du Quai Branly is an important centre for the study of the arts and cultures of Africa, Asia and the Pacific, so an exhibition about a fictional Brit created by an American might seem an odd choice.In fact the museum's head, Stephane Martin, insists the Tarzan phenomenon is well worth...
  • Mystery surrounds Cheeta, purportedly the world's oldest chimpanzee

    02/18/2009 2:04:50 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 1,989+ views
    latimesblogs ^ | February 14, 2009
    Could Cheeta the chimp, the famous performing primate who's said to have starred alongside Johnny Weissmuller in the Tarzan films and Rex Harrison in Dr. Doolittle, be an impostor?It's a story whose plot resembles a 1930s screwball comedy, but author R.D. Rosen says it's true: Cheeta the chimp, said to be the oldest nonhuman primate in the world at 76, is not who he claims to be. (Or rather, he's not who his deceased trainer, Tony Gentry, claimed he was.) In 2007, Rosen set out to write a book about Cheeta: his abduction from the wilds of his native Liberia;...
  • 'Tarzan' chimp celebrates 74th birthday in SoCal desert - HaPPy BirthDay, Cheeta!

    04/10/2006 1:19:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 528+ views
    Cheeta the chimp, star of a dozen "Tarzan" movies in the 1930s and 1940s, celebrated his 74th birthday with sugar-free cake. Although healthy and active, Cheeta is diabetic. "He had a good time. The party went real good," said keeper Dan Westfall, operator of the primate sanctuary Creative Habitats and Enrichment for Endangered and Threatened Apes - or CHEETA. Representatives from a Spanish film festival also showed up for Sunday's party to present Cheeta with the first award of his career - an International Comedy Film Festival of Peniscola prize. Cheeta has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World...
  • From Golden Sunrise to the West {Black History Month in Cheyenne, WY}

    02/27/2005 8:19:19 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 485+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 02-27-05 | Milner, Kelly
    From golden sunrise to the West By Kelly Milner Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Frankie Jones hoped a speaker Saturday helped put Tarzan to rest. "The only concept most people have of Africa is a white man swinging on a tree to save the black people," Jones said. "Every time I see it, it makes me fighting mad." Jones is a member of the Love and Charity Club Inc. that sponsored a Black History Month event Saturday called "Looking Back and Moving Forward." The Rev. Clinton Lewis was the speaker for the service, which was held at...
  • Tarzan's Escaped Tiger Eludes Capture

    07/13/2004 5:15:52 AM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 11 replies · 653+ views
    AP ^ | 7/13/04
    Tarzan's Escaped Tiger Eludes Capture POSTED: 5:23 pm EDT July 12, 2004 UPDATED: 7:56 am EDT July 13, 2004 LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. -- A 6-year-old tiger eluded capture Tuesday after escaping a day earlier from the residence of an actor who played Tarzan, even though officials said the cat had only roamed about 200 yards from his home. Deputy sheriffs and state game officials set up a perimeter around a search area that was a half-mile wide and 2 1/2-miles long, and started beating the bush again at daybreak, said Willie Puz, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission....