Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jan-Michael Vi-what the f**k happened to you?

Driving up 395 to work today a military copter decided to fly at northbound traffic, oh, about 20 feet above us. I had this (awesome) flashback...

14 comments:

Dennis said...

Oh, and speaking of Catfish, if you find yourself in Western (very, very western) Loudoun County this Friday night, you should check this out for your "local" high school hoops fix.

http://tinyurl.com/6fvruhq

I'd join you, but I'll be at The Avett Brothers show downtown...my most anticipated event of the young music season.

T.J. said...

DENNIS LIVES!

rob said...

very jealous of dennis - guarantee the show will be awesome.

and, um, st mary's, huh?

Dennis said...

The 70 degree weather has thawed my corpse...Oh, so while I was gone, I had a Cortisone shot in my shoulder to relieve some pain from the crazy shit going on in there after 30 years of aggressive abuse of my slender frame (hey, Tim Lincecum, prepare yourself for a lifetime of hell, post-baseball career). Question: Can someone please explain to me how these shots are legal under any sport's steroid policy? They are effing fantastic...and are undeniably cheating.

T.J. said...

HULK DENNIS SMASH!!!

Dennis said...

I'm having what TJ had for breakfast....for lunch.

Dave said...

i just made really witty comment on SoD.

Danimal said...

Jan Michael, if memory serves, became a drunk and drug addict. He was involved in a bad accident a while back which led to his problems. He became ugly too.

T.J. said...

And Miss Lippy's car is green.

Igor said...

How often you figure that "AIRWOLF" tag's gonna get used?

TR said...

Point of correction on Danimal's JMV comment - it should say "has become" instead of "became". He has been on a Sheen-esque run for a couple decades.

On that note, you all should go see Big Wednesday. Young JMV, young Busey, dude from Greatest American Hero and Robert Englund. Dig it.

T.J. said...

AIRWOLF

Is Ollie Williams involved?

Mark said...

Cortisone shots are amazing. But they're just a band aid really. They don't heal shit. Your pain will be back and as bad as ever.

But with that said, I don't have any idea how they're legal for sports.

Igor said...

Fast facts on JMV:

- Vincent also starred in the 1974 romance Buster and Billie as the romantic anti-hero Buster Lane, where he startled audiences with his full-frontal nudity.

- In Hooper with Burt Reynolds, which is one of Dave's favorite movies, Vincent played a young stunt man.

- After an acclaimed performance in the 1983 television miniseries The Winds of War, Vincent was cast as Stringfellow Hawke for the action-espionage series Airwolf, in which Vincent co-starred with Ernest Borgnine and is the role for which he is best known and remembered, as well as for his rate of pay. It was noted, at the time, that Vincent's salary for his work on Airwolf was the highest paid (rumoured to be $200,000 per episode) of any actor in American television. While filming Airwolf, Vincent admitted to drug and alcohol problems for which he has sought help.

- Jan-Michael Vincent worked with Traci Lords in the 1991 suspense film Raw Nerve.

- In the latter half of the decade, Vincent was involved in two severe automobile collisions which he barely survived. As a result of one accident in 1996, in which Vincent broke three vertebrae in his neck, he sustained a permanent injury to his vocal cords from an emergency medical procedure. This has left him with a permanently raspy voice. Vincent was involved in another automobile accident in 2008.

- A notable exception to the downward trend in Vincent's post-Airwolf career was his small role in the critically acclaimed, independent film The Zman Story, also known as Buffalo '66, in 1998.

- In an interview on the TV program The Insider on September 18, 2007, when asked about the 1996 car accident, he answered, "Y'know, I have no idea what you're talking about. I don't remember being in an accident." He later discussed being an alcoholic.

And here is what he looks like now...

http://fisherwy.blogspot.com/2007/11/jan-michael-vincent-fallen-hollywood.html