It was only about six weeks ago that Thom Yorke teamed up with Prime Minister and Conservative party leader David Cameron, to commemorate Britain’s Remembrance Day together with two minutes of silence. But as Stereogum points out, Yorke has turned heels and chastised Cameron now for not attending the COP16/CMP6 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Yorke wrote on Dead Air Space, “Please note that our current prime minister who once made such positive noises to us and to me personally about his party’s commitment to tackling climate change will not be attending.” The Smiths’ guitarist Johnny Marr piled on in a tweet saying, “David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you to like it.”
15 That ’70s Show Quotes to Help You Unleash Your Inner Jackie
Catch That '70s Show Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-10P on IFC.
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When life gets you down, just ask yourself: what would Jackie do? (But don’t ask her, because she doesn’t care about your stupid problems.) Before you catch That ’70s Showon IFC, take a look at some quotes that will help you be the best Jackie you can be.
15. She knows her strengths.
14. She doesn’t let a little thing like emotions get in the way.
13. She’s her own best friend.
12. She has big plans for her future.
11. She keeps her ego in check.
10. She can really put things in perspective.
9. She’s a lover…
8. But she knows not to just throw her love around.
Adam Sandler followed the classic comedy career path of “star on SNL, then in every comedy movie ever made.” Or at least it seems that way. The entertainment icon’s prolific output has taken in over two billion dollars and given pals Rob Schneider, David Spade and Norm Macdonald plenty of cameo time. Before you catch Billy Madison on IFC this month, check out a few things you might not know about the man who made swans, lunch ladies and Bob Barker funny.
1. Billy Madison Really Hit Those Kids With A Dodgeball
Be honest: Billy Madison spiking those kids with a dodgeball was funny. At least Adam Sandler thought so, going for full method acting by hitting the tykes full force according to director Tamra Davis.
2. His First Role Was a Cruise Ship Comedian
Nowadays Adam Sandler makes millions just by showing up, but his first movie sank pretty fast. In Going Overboard, he starred as an unsuccessful stand-up comic on a cruise ship that gets hijacked by terrorists. The film — which also featured Billy Zane, Milton Berle and Billy Bob Thornton — failed to make waves upon its release in 1989, but was later released on home video during the post Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore years.
3. He was a College RA
Sandler was a Resident Adviser for fellow students while at New York University, a fact which has somehow not become the plot of one of his comedies.
4. Hotel Transylvania Features His Real Wife and Child
Sandler provided the voice of Dracula in the hilarious computer-animated comedy Hotel Transylvania. Early appearances of Drac’s wife and infant child have audio recorded from Adam’s wife Jackie and his daughter Sadie Sandler.
5. He almost starred in a Tom Cruise movie
Adam Sandler had a chance to be taxi driver Max in the literal Tom Cruise vehicle Collateral, but had to pass on the role due to other commitments. Jamie Foxx would score an Oscar nomination for the part.
6. Conan O’Brien appeared on his first comedy album
Sandler’s first comedy album, They’re All Gonna Laugh at You!, featured many of his SNL cohorts providing comedic riffs. Former SNL writer Conan O’Brien can be heard as the deadpan voice of the Dean of Admissions who encounters Sandler’s Buffoon character.
7. Pac-Man’s Creator Is in Pixels
Adam Sandler’s videogame comedy Pixels had an actor playing Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani. But the real deal also appeared, with the genuine Toru appearing as an arcade machine repair man.
8. He got his start on MTV
Hardcore Sandler fans remember his appearances on the wacky MTV game show Remote Control opposite his comedy pal Colin Quinn. Adam performed characters on the show, many of which would inspire future bits on SNL.
9. He played Smitty on The Cosby Show
Before MTV, however, Sandler made his TV debut as Theo’s smooth-talking classmate Smitty. Several years later, Sandler would spoof The Cos and his unique speech patterns on SNL. It was a simpler time.
10. He once played a crazy clown
Before Billy Madison, Sandler played a small part in Bobcat Goldthwait’s cult comedy Shakes the Clown. It’s worth seeking out. Trust us, it’s awesome.
Watch David Cross Engage Seth Meyers In an Epic Stand-Off
Catch the final three episodes of Todd Margaret season three this Thursday, January 14th at 10P ET/PT.
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Here’s a tip for any budding late night hosts who are trying to break into the business: Never let a guest learn the program’s stringent rules on etiquette, lest they use it to their advantage. Case in point: Last night, Todd Margaret star David Cross stopped by the Late Night set to chat with Seth Meyers about the third season of the IFC series in what was to be, for all intents and purposes, a normal interview setting. But prior to his appearance, Cross learned one crucial rule: The host cannot sit down before the guest. And if the host must be as uncomfortable in their respective stations as the guest, well, then there’s fun to be had.
Watch David Cross guilt Seth Meyers into standing, squatting, and discussing David’s unique body hair grooming regimen in the video below. And be sure to catch the final three episodes of Todd Margaret this Thursday, January 14th starting at 10P ET/PT.