Matt Van Wyk

March 20th, 2006

Matt Van Wyk (b 1972- )

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Best known as a fervent Hawkeye supporter, Matt Van Wyk grew up on the mean streets of rural Iowa. He studied science at the University of Iowa and eventually became a science teacher in Naperville, Illinois. Van Wyk married his true love Jenni and had two kids, Nick and Ella. But something was missing from Van Wyk’s life, and that was beer. Read the rest of this entry »

Angela Lansbury

March 12th, 2006

Angela Lansbury (b. October 16th, 1925- )

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Lunesta, the prescription sleep aid, (the one with the green lunar moth that touches you in your bedroom when you are all alone), was actually created to help people keep their minds off of today’s daily hero. Swarms of young men across the country couldn’t function after that fateful day in 1984 when “Murder She Wrote” debuted. Armies of sex-starved youth across the country were obsessed with this blonde-haired bombshell. Read the rest of this entry »

Marc Summers

March 5th, 2006

Marc Summers
(b. Marc Berkowitz, Nov 11, 1951- )

Follow along here

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Marc: ON your Mark

GET SET

GOOOO

Harvey: It’s a hoopin and hollerin good time as these two teams wish the swish five balloons in the basket, the first couple to accomplish this wacky goal will break away with $25 and control of the first round on the QUICKEST game show on television.

DING DING DING DING DING

Marc: You can stop right there, no you don’t need to do that any more… you got $25 Come over here let’s play some family Double Dare

Harvey: IT’S FAMILY DOUBLE DARE And here’s your host of Family Double Dare, Marc Summers

Marc: Hi There! Nice to see you, It’s Family Double Dare

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Tycho Brahe

February 26th, 2006

Tycho Brahe
(b.1546-d.1601) 

Dear Readers, Raise your hand if you had a pet moose that got drunk, fell down the stairs of your castle, and died. Keep them raised it you employed a midget court jester. And, if you ever had your nose sliced off in a duel and wore a metal replacement nose, you can also keep your hands raised. Finally, if any of you still have your hands in the air, keep them up if you are considered one of the grandfathers of modern astronomy. I didn’t think so.

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Jesse Ventura

February 19th, 2006

Jesse “The Body” Ventura (b. July 15, 1951- )

a.k.a. Jesse “The Brain” Ventura
a.k.a. Governor of Minnesota
a.k.a. James George Janos (legal name)

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Jesse Ventura is a renaissance man, a jack-of-all-trades, a man who can do nearly everything and anything. He has been a Navy S.E.A.L, a professional actor, a professional wrestler, Radio talk show host, NFL commentator, and governor of Minnesota. In addition to saying whatever he wants, no matter whom it would offend, Jesse Ventura, like many Daily Heroes, is a total badass.

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Terry Hulk Hogan

February 12th, 2006

Terry “Hulk” Hogan
(b. Aug 11th, 1953- )

a.k.a Terrence Gene Bollea
a.k.a Hollywood Hogan

Hulk Hogan is the greatest American wrestler ever.  Ever. Let’s go through his theme song to find out why he is today’s daily hero.  To fully appreciate today’s hero, you should follow along while listening to Hogan’s theme song here or here.

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Christopher Walken

February 5th, 2006

Christopher Walken
(b. March 31st, 1943- )

The most versatile and creative man in Hollywood is hands down, Christopher Walken.  His legendary range of skills, which some have even called heroic, have propelled him to mythic heights as an actor and dancer.

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We were first drawn in by his boyish good looks as a brother in Annie Hall, but he really tugged on our heart strings as a Vietnam vet making a living playing Russian Roulette in The Deer Hunter.  Christopher Walken’s list of films is disgustingly long and rightly so, not many other actors can slide in and out of roles.  Some say that only Lon “Man of a Thousand Faces” Chaney, and Jim Carrey rival him as actors with excellent facial expression, but I say they don’t even hold a candle to Walken’s raw and mesmerizing talent. Read the rest of this entry »

Bosco “Bad Attitude” B.A. Baracus

January 29th, 2006

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In the years before B.A. Baracus came into our world, our lives were filled with fools who no one felt pity for, necks, fingers, and wrists that wore no gold jewelry, and heads adorned not with Mohawks, but with regular boring haircuts.

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But then the A-team came along, “Ten years ago, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… THE A-TEAM” Read the rest of this entry »

Richard Roundtree

January 22nd, 2006

Richard Roundtree AKA Shaft
(b. July 9th 1942-)

Richard Roundtree is a bad mother -shut your mouth-I’m just talking bout Richard Roundtree -we can dig it!  Although most people know Roundtree as John “MF’in” Shaft, in Shaft, Shaft’s Big Score, Shaft in Africa, or Uncle Shaft in the 2000 version of Shaft, he has had a long and expansive career.  And on top of being in over 80 films, he has scored with countless women.  At the peak of his career, Roundtree scarcely had to look at a woman to make her melt.  Look at the way he shoots a gun!

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The persona of John Shaft was based on Roundtree’s real life as a total hard-ass.  No one was tougher than RR.  He invented the idea of 1970s toughness.  Read the rest of this entry »

Angus MacGyver

January 15th, 2006

It is not often that a man’s impact on society is so dramatic, that his very name is entered into the public lexicon. MacGyver was just such a man. He was an amazing hero because he hated violence, guns, injustice, and did everything in his powers to right wrongs across the world. For seven glorious seasons we got to watch “Mac,” as his best friends liked to call him, fix heavy machinery, diffuse bombs, save maidens in distress, and avert international incidents using everyday objects like eggs, duct tape, window cleaner, candy bars, paper clips, and a trusty pocket knife.

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The Urban Dictionary defines the term “MacGyver” as: Read the rest of this entry »