June 6, 2009

Every time I see a "People" magazine with a headline like "Where Are They Now?" or "Then & Now" , I buy it. I am not into celebrity stuff and gossip, I mean, what do I care if someone did this and that. Not my business.. But what happened to those children are probably the only thing that really interested me when it comes to celebrity, because I grew up watching some of these kids in shows like "Land of The Lost". It's interesting to find out what these child stars have become. Some became teachers, others, company chairmen, ministers, lawyers, colleges and the list goes on and on.

Sadly, others, like Brad Renfro, and many others have gone astray and are no longer with us or have had brushed with the law. If you like to find out about your favorite child star, you might him or her here at "Former Child Star". I admit I only know of a few names, but that doesn't mean it's less fun. Just a bit more useless education ;-)

I won't go on and on about what happened to whom, but I'll tell you one thing. Amy O'neill from "Honey, I shrunk the Kids" joined the circus. There is a YouTube clip of her performance.

BTW, some of these child stars are from decades ago, like Freddie Bartholomew. I better stop here, before I end up quoting more names and ruin my post ;-)

Oh, I forgot, I do often wonder whether or not actors and actresses like Zsa Zsa Gabor are still alive. I visit the "Dead People Server" ( http://dpsinfo.com/dps/ ) every now and then, to find out. It's is pretty well known site. It's the best in my opinion. I discovered that site years ago when it was still "young".

Oh yeah, I've gotten teased about that... heh

Former Child Star

June 2, 2009

on hold

Hello readers,

I won't be able to post until Thursday or Friday due to technical issues. So meantime, have a good half weekend, In case you are wondering, I'm outside the library, using their wireless while sitting in my car. Nice having privacy and free wireless.

From the Linkster and her new dog Shelby - lick lick

May 31, 2009

Blog - Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century

A nice blog called Mustaches of the nineteenth century. I appreciate all the hard work this blogger bring us. Not an easy subject to blog about, I'd think. These may be belong to the 19th century, but not surprising, some of them still popular today. I know someone with the handlebar mustache. It's amazing. If you are deaf, I guarantee you that lip reading is a drag. There are pictures of men and their 'groomed" mustaches. I've seen other sites about the same topic, including one that is about a mustache competition. This blog also have terms for the mustache (under "confused?"). I can't believe some of the names they have and the terminology. Here is one, and I am quoting this from the site's glossary page:


A mustache grown to have long sides that is held rigid by wax or other products to keep it from dropping below the mouth. Term originated amoung shocked travelers who were gravely assaulted when natives mistook their faces for bicycles." I also love this term: Oh fiddle'stache!


I did some searching about the man in the photograph. Charles Jacotin was the name of the photographer from Strasbourg, France (I originally thought it was the name of the person in the picture). The man with the handlebar mustache is the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este, Austro Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia. Until his assassination in June 1914, along with his wife in Sarajevo who was with him in a car, was a heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. What is incredible about his assassination (indirectly by an assassin group called "The Black Hand" more info at the links provided) that it was the first step of incidents that started the WWI. Basically, the trigger that led to the ripple effects. I never knew that!!

*These info are both from Wikipedia and Uncyclopedia



Of course, I could be all wrong and it could be someone else. But I am pretty sure that's him since the photos resemble him.

Well, this is about a blog and mustaches, not the Archduke. The photograph just intrigued and fascinated me that I got carried away. Now I can see why the natives thought it was a bike handlebar ;-) .

So have fun looking at the cool mustache photos, really some good stuff, and the glossary is fun too!