Trivia Bits for Apr 23, 2014 Guglielmo Marconi did a lot of work on radio, and may even have invented radio, depending on who you talk to. Which is awesome. He was also a fascist, which isn't so awesome. He joined the Italian Fascist party in 1923 and Benito Mussolini made him …Read more. Trivia Bits for Apr 22, 2014 In 1968, the Tigers' Denny McLain won 31 games, the Cy Young and the AL MVP. Two decades later he was pitching for his prison team. As of this writing, he is the last MLB pitcher to win 30 games in a season, but he was always controversially …Read more. Trivia Bits for Apr 21, 2014 Tom Cruise's career started to unwind as he became more publically identified with Scientology, partly because of its obsession with psychiatry and psychiatric medicines. In 2005, he began a war on anti-depressants by attacking Brooke Shields, who …Read more. Trivia Bits for Apr 19, 2014 After lead singer Michael Hutchence died in ... well, circumstances not worth relating here ... INXS found a novel way to replace him. After nearly 10 years of using various uninspired singers, INXS had a reality show. The winner was a Canadian, JD …Read more.more articles
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Richard Pryor's first film was going to be "Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales," about a white man on trial for raping a black woman. Yikes. Not surprisingly, the film, directed by Penelope Spheeris, never saw release, and it may be gone forever. Pryor's first wife apparently shredded most of the only negative, although a small bit of it appeared in a 2005 retrospective when the Directors Guild of America honored Pryor. This led to Pryor suing Spheeris and his own daughter, Rain. The suit was still pending when Pryor died in 2005.
Steven Schirripa wrote "A Goomba's Guide to Life." You may remember him as the goomba Bobby Bacala on what TV show?
A) "All in the Family"
B) "Everybody Loves Raymond"
C) "Jersey Shore"
D) "The Sopranos"
Previous answer: Look back in anger.
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