Wednesday, July 01, 2009

SC6 Tests Your Trivia IQ - Or As We Call It, Your Knowledge of Useless Information..


What Do Karl Malden and Michael Jackson Have In Common ?
No, Karl Malden wasn't an expert Moonwalker, he didn't sleep in a hyperbaric chamber (although to live to 97, he must have been doing something) , and he doesn't have 8 brothers and sisters. Karl Malden was one of those guys in Hollywood that just stuck around for decades. Most people remember him for the American Express ads in the 70's and 80's. But, he was an Academy Award winner for 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. Not too shabby....
What do I remember him mostly for? Two things: Mainly, I watched 'The Streets of San Francisco' in the 70's, with a much younger Michael Douglas. It wasn't all that realistic though... I don't remember getting the true 'flavor' of SF watchign that show, if you catch my drift.... The other movie I remember him in was the NBC movie , 'Fatal Vision', where he played Freddie Kassab, the dad who eventually proved that his son-in-law murdered his daughter and 2 granddaughters at Ft. Bragg in 1970. Good TV movie, even for the 80's....
Thanks for reading the latest installment of what appears to be our newsest continuing series, "Celebrity Deaths and Mark Sanford"...... When does Congress get back in session, for Pete's Sake !!! But for now, see if you can correctly guess the King of Useless Information's trivia quiz. What do Karl Malden and Michael Jackson have in common ?? Good Luck.
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3 comments:

pluvlaw said...

My stepdad grew up in Fayetteville and I was like nine when that movie came out. We made Corbett take us by the house at Bragg where it happened and I read the book cover to cover like 3 or 4 times. Malden will always be the relentless, bulldog Freddie Kassab to me.

And Gary Cole will always be McDonald. Not even a great role like Lumberg from Office Space can change that.

Here's what's funny. Being the GI Joe, Able Team, Phoenix Force, Mack Bolan dork that I was as a kid, I used to beg Corbett to drive me around Bragg whenever we went there. And back then, it was a pretty damn open base. I can remember our whole family cruising way back up in that base and in the same little 2 mile stretch rolling by three things we obviously should have been nowhere near.

1) What appeared to be some kind of pilot briefing on a Cobra Gunship where there were about 30 guys sitting indian style on a helipad in the middle of nowhere while an instructor appeared to be lecturing them while pointing out features on an actual Cobra Gunship. They all just stared in disbelief as this Buick sedan rolled by with a family with two kids in the back cruised by. Perhaps they were shocked because...

2) a hundred yards down the road, on either side, was what appeared to be live fire training exercises (at least live smoke rounds and training explosions) with troops running around the woods on either side of the road within 10 yards of the car. After seeing this, we figured maybe it was not a good idea to be there, so we turned around on...

3) What appeared to be a dirt road, but after going over a hill just 25 yards in, looking for a turnaround, we realized it was a tank trail, as an M1 Abrams came barreling towards us.

No way that shit happens now. We'd be shot. Way to go Al-queda...

pluvlaw said...

Since I neglected to answer in my Malden rant...here goes: they both needed nose work.

Mike Reino said...

Yes, Gary Cole was EXCELLENT in that movie. Dude, you are lucky to be alive right now.

However, your answer is incorrect. Thanks for playing..