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Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:05 am

I thought it'd be fun for people to post videos/articles/pictures with explanations, about local celebrities. Especially due to the international nature of this forum.

By "local," I mean city/state/province level.... someone even your fellow countrymen have likely never heard of, but everyone in your town or district would know.

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For me, I'm channeling my time in White Castle, Louisiana, USA back in the early '90s.

There, we had a news anchor by the name of Vernon Roger (that's pronounced "ROH-zjay," for you non-Cajun types)

He was also a well-known cook, from a family with restaurants throughout the state. On Fridays, he'd devote some time to highlighting classic Cajun and Creole recipes, which was a local must-see among many a Louisianian.

He tragically committed suicide in 2002, after losing both his wife and his job in the same week.  

Here he was in happier times, cooking up some frogs.
And at 2:51, his locally famous catch phrase of "Mmmm-mm! Tonnerre mais ca c'est bon!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvcWSl0RlGo



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RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:15 am

Jan Wahl is the entertainment host on KPIX 5. She also records commercials for Sleep Train and ties in movie history. She wears fantastic red hats and says "mmmm... Tempurpedic" like Mae West. Hilarious.

I saw Guy Fieri at Oliver's Market here on the east side one time. Seems like a nice guy, but he had an entourage so I didn't even try to get near him. My mom didn't speak to me for a month....

The local celebs here are not as approachable as they are in Portland or Seattle. People still talk about Kim Singer, Gary Hill, Mike O'Brien, Kathy Smith, Ramblin' Rod (my he rest), etc.
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RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:50 pm

well that would be Oscar Goodman, he was a mob lawyer, who became mayor of Las Vegas

he opened the mob museum here in Vegas. He used to be a criminal defense attorney who helped organized crime, he had a list of well know criminals that he got off. Then he ran from mayor and won . Lets see his wife is now mayor of Vegas.

When i first moved here, we had to go a public dinner where my husband company was being honored for community service. At the table there were about 7 other government officials and i found out that 4 of the 7 were under indictment. got to love Vegas.
 
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RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:57 pm

Well, Yadier Molina (STL Cardinals catcher) and I have something in common: we're from Puerto Rico...and we'll probably be deported soon. (JK).
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Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:28 pm

In Grand Forks we have Monique and Jocelyn Lamoureux. The twin women's ice hockey players who won silver at the Olympics. Jocelyn came into my work right after they got back from the Olympics and we were all sitting there with our jaws dropped. She was extremely polite and nice. The whole town was rooting for them that's for sure.
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RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:56 am

Houston has many well-known figures. This week it lost one of its most genuine, likable and esteemed residents...Dr. Red Duke. A trauma surgeon, US Army vet and Texas A&M graduate, Dr Duke gained a world-wide recognition for his skills not only in the emergency room but on TV hosting periodic syndicated health reports always delivered with his signature Texas twang.

Duke was a aviation pioneer as well. His leadership led to development the air ambulance service known as Life Flight.
http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/05/65/30/1529375/3/920x920.jpg

Here's classic Dr. Duke
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bArK3SdROJ4
 
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RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:31 pm

Post about local celebrities? Gee, wouldn't that be considered self-gloss? 
 
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RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:35 pm

Here in Austin, we had a famed homeless transvestite by the name of Leslie Cochran. (Or "Leslie" to us locals.) He was a key figurehead of downtown Austin, and was almost always seen at most city traditions such as SXSW and Eeyore's Birthday. Sadly, he died 3 years ago after being beat by drug addicts; yet his death rang over the city almost as strongly as did other Austin fixtures such Stevie Ray Vaughn.


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RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:36 pm

Quoting photopilot (Reply 6):
Gee, wouldn't that be considered self-gloss?

I think that that would be even more interesting, to be honest.
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RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:48 pm

Johannes Gutenberg (~1400-1468)  

He wasn't even born in Strasbourg, but I don't think about anybody else ...

Oh, you have jean-baptiste Kléber, who I don't know anything about, except that he gave his name to the main square in central Strasbourg.
 
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RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:44 am

Another Houston icon was Marvin Zindler. He was with ABC 13 for several decades, and unfortunately died from pancreatic cancer in 2007. In Houston, he was most well known for his iconic , "Slime in The Ice Machine" Friday restaurant report. He also helped close the Chicken Ranch, a well known brothel in Fayette County.

His last report:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJm4DykNPOg
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RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:42 am

Well, a Z-list celebrity who's name eludes me know, recently advised she'd be going into porn. Having, apparently, had a long held affinity for disrobing her boobs in public, she's now decided to make a buck shagging in front of the camera. Only reason I know about this, is because someone posted a link to the story in his FB feed. Me, I couldn't tell one 'celebrity' from another if my life depended on it.

Which reminds me, we need to bring up the definition of 'celebrity': Someone without any skills or talent who is famous for being known.

I detest celebrity culture.
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RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:37 pm

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 11):
Which reminds me, we need to bring up the definition of 'celebrity': Someone without any skills or talent who is famous for being known.

But that is YOUR definition, it is not THE definition of celebrity. To whit I refer to Moderart's post above:

Quoting modernart (Reply 5):
Dr. Red Duke. A trauma surgeon, US Army vet and Texas A&M graduate, Dr Duke gained a world-wide recognition for his skills not only in the emergency room but on TV hosting periodic syndicated health reports always delivered with his signature Texas twang.

Duke was a aviation pioneer as well. His leadership led to development the air ambulance service known as Life Flight.

This is (was) a person most definitely WITH skills and talent.

To me a "celebrity" can be anyone the public recognizes and "celebrates" in someway. And as with everyone each person is different with different skills etc.

Here in San Diego we have quite a few celebrities, some vacuous some highly skilled. Probably the best known are:

Tony Gwinn
Phil Mickelson
Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

And then of course there is Ron Burgandy.... 

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