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An even fishier coincidence of the week.... - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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An even fishier coincidence of the week....
Yesterday,  I posted about an unusual connection between a bankruptcy lawyer I saw at 9 a.m. and a story about him I read close to 12 hours later. (I sent him a link to it, which he thanked me for.)  Today's linkage is even weirder.

This week's New Yorker features a brief profile of the actor Bill Paxton.  (Sorry about the damn paywall.) Among other things, it mentions a recent appearance of his at a local museum, and a number of his "military... doughty crew" roles in movies like Aliens and Apollo 13. Yet it does not mention the thing I probably know him best for, without even realizing it until today:

In 1979, Bill Paxton directed, and starred in, this:

I've known the song since soon after it was birthed from the warped minds of musician Robert Haimer and actor Bill(y) Mumy, formerly of Lost in Space and later of Babylon 5. "Fish Heads" was in regular rotation on the Dr. Demento show when we listened to it in college (scraping in a Rochester signal from our Ithaca apartments) and I continued listening on Buffalo's Z-98. Eventually, Eleanor and I acquired a Dr. Demento tape set, and Emily was serenaded to sleep many a night with the dulcet tones of "eat them up, yum."

Houston, we have no problem with that:)
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fiddlingfrog From: fiddlingfrog Date: July 10th, 2014 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Have you seen his interview on Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins? Really entertaining.


Edited at 2014-07-10 12:46 am (UTC)
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: July 10th, 2014 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for fixing the link. Got it saved to watch tomorrow.
thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: July 10th, 2014 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I have got to show this to students. If for no other reason than to watch their heads explode. :)
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