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"Mexican Samurai" is also the name of a mixed drink made with lime juice, TY KU Citrus Liqueur, and tequila.
As far as how appetizing it looks & smells, I'd say it ranks just below an Azteca Margarita (possibly made with real paint thinner) and just above a Green God (definitely made with real absinthe).
During the late 16th and early 17th centuries, the Spanish galleon trade crossed the Pacific ocean, exchanging goods from China and Japan for silver and gold mined in Central and South America. Many thousands of East Asians traveled along with the Spanish ships, mainly to Mexico, but with some settling as far away as Peru and Argentina.
In the Philippines, especially, the Spanish relied on the services of mercenary Japanese rōnin (masterless samurai) to protect inland trade roads and suppress rebellions. When the shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu enacted his policy of sakoku in 1636 and closed Japan's borders to foreigners, Japanese expatriates, many of them rōnin, became stranded wherever they were.
At least several hundred rōnin migrated to Mexico during this period. Initially, the Spanish viceroy had forbidden non-Spaniards from carrying weapons, but an exception was made for the samurai, allowing them to wield their swords to protect Spanish silver shipments.
Animator and director Dave Filoni, best known for his work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and Avatar: The Last Airbender, is an avid hockey fan, and participates in amateur hockey tournaments. Filoni is also a member of the 501st Legion Star Wars fan organization, occasionally appearing in costume as Jedi Master Plo Koon at events. In 2015, he made his live-action big-screen debut in a cameo appearance as a screaming Jakku villager in J.J. Abrams' film Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
Freehold DM wrote:
Seriously, a charismatic, energetic actor like Samuel L. Jackson was wasted playing a dull, poorly-written character like Mace Windu. George Lucas is famous for not letting his actors deviate from the script (sometimes leading to some truly awful line readings-- see Ewan McGregor's infamous "Did I miss something?" from Revenge Of The Sith, or Harrison Ford's "Part-time" line from Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull), but I think if he'd given Jackson a chance to better own the character, he would have been more memorable.
Mace Windu was a way better character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but there he was voiced by Terrence C. Carson (also known for playing Kratos in the God Of War series of video games), not Jackson. Actually, I think all of the film's characters were better-written on the animated series (especially Anakin and Obi-Wan). Just skip the prequels and watch the three recent animated Star Wars series instead.
I have feelings about Star Wars.
Prior to forming the heavy metal band Type O Negative, rock frontman Peter Steele (born Peter Ratajczyk in 1962 in Brooklyn, NY) worked for many years as a maintenance worker for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
Steele's main duties included driving garbage trucks and steamrollers, and he was eventually promoted to park supervisor of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. During his tenure at the park, a group of children took to calling him "Green Man," which later served as partial inspiration for the Type O Negative song of the same name. The track also includes audio samples of the New York City garbage truck once driven by Steele.
In later interviews, Steele described his time working for Parks & Recreation as the happiest time of his life. A year after Steele's death in 2010 at the age of 48, with the support of hundreds of Type O Negative fans, the Parks Department planted an oak tree in Prospect Park dedicated to the singer's memory.
This is very true...
The total area of the country of Canada, including its internal waters and territorial sea, is roughly 11,800,000 square kilometers, making it the second-largest country in the world, behind only Russia's roughly 17,000,000 square kilometers of total area.
However, when counting only total land area, Canada shrinks down to about 9,000,000 square kilometers, dropping it to fourth place behind Russia (~16,000,000 sq. km), China (~9,300,000 sq. km), and the United States (~9,100,000 sq. km).
Counting its internal waters and territorial sea, Canada is roughly 24% water. Canada also has the largest coastline in the world, roughly 250,000 kilometers, much of which is due to the many islands of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Actor Jason Ritter (often credited as Jason Morgan), best known for his roles as Kevin on the TV series Joan Of Arcadia and as the voice of main character Dipper Pines on the animated series Gravity Falls, is the son of actress Nancy Morgan (Lucky Luke) and actor & comedian John Ritter (Three's Company), as well as the grandson of famed "singing cowboy" and actor Woodward "Tex" Ritter.
A MUD (Multi-User Dungeon, with later variants Multi-User Dimension and Multi-User Domain) is a multiplayer real-time virtual world, usually text-based. MUDs combine elements of role-playing games, hack and slash, player-versus-player, interactive fiction, and online chat. Players can read or view descriptions of rooms, objects, other players, non-player characters, and actions performed in the virtual world.
Traditional MUDs implement a role-playing video game set in a fantasy world populated by fictional races and monsters, with players choosing classes in order to gain specific skills or powers. The objective of this sort of game is to slay monsters, explore a fantasy world, complete quests, go on adventures, create a story by roleplaying, and advance the created character. Many MUDs were fashioned around the dice-rolling rules of the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
A graphical MUD uses computer graphics to represent parts of the virtual world and its visitors. Graphical MUDs require players to download a special client and the game's artwork. They range from simply enhancing the user interface to simulating 3D worlds with visual spatial relationships and customized avatar appearances.
Games such as Meridian 59, EverQuest, Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot were routinely called graphical MUDs in their earlier years. However, with the increase in computing power and Internet connectivity during the late nineties, as well as the shift of online gaming to the mass market, the term "graphical MUD" fell out of favor, being replaced by "MMORPG," (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), a term coined by Ultima creator Richard Garriott in 1997.
Raven Moon wrote:
All I know is that when he reprised his role as Blair for the Wing Commander movie, he looked an awful lot like Freddie Prinze Jr.
Arcana Whupass wrote:
Dear gods, what kind of dreadful language are those wretched Britons speaking now?
Raven Moon wrote:
A conspiracy theory about Paul McCartney is that he died and a look alike was put in his place by the music industry executives. This in turn is the cause of the break up of the Beatles and the later formation of Wings and his solo career.
A similar theory exists involving a pre-Empire Strikes Back Mark Hamill (the actor's changed appearance in the second Star Wars film was due to facial injuries suffered in a serious car accident, and were explained in-universe as being the result of frostbite and mauling by a wampa ice creature). Both theories are almost certainly false, but can be fun to think about.
Just sent off an inquiring e-mail to one of my favorite creative professionals. Hopefully I'll get some kind of response, even if it's not on his web series.
The letter, in case anyone is interested:
Dear Mr. Victore,
I have been working as a professional illustrator since I graduated college three and a half years ago. While I have been more or less consistently working on projects for clients, it's never been particularly profitable, and I've always had to keep a "day job" in order to pay the bills.
However, due to chronic health issues, I was recently forced to leave my job as a tradesman, and given that nearly all of the jobs on my resume are in construction and factory work (which I can no longer perform), the likelihood of getting another "day job" in the near future are slim to none. As such, I've refocused my efforts entirely into making my art career into a full-time job.
In the several months since making the transition, my work and work habits have improved by leaps and bounds, and I've been making more money from creating art than I ever had before. However, my income is still not quite enough to cover all of my bills, and most of the money comes from selling original artwork and prints to friends and acquaintances, as opposed to creating illustrations for clients.
My worry is that my current income is unsustainable, and once my current buyers exhaust their funds and appetite for original artwork, I will have no more clients or buyers to pick up their slack. I'm torn between feeling like I could make a career out of being a fine artist and feeling like a charity case.
Based on your experience, how can I grow my business beyond my own circle of friends and turn it into a viable career option?
As an aside, I've been a big fan of yours since you came and spoke to the illustration and design departments at Syracuse University several years ago when I was a student. Since then I've been following your "Burning Questions" series and YouTube channel, and have found a lot of your advice to be very useful to me and my work. Regardless of whether or not you respond to my letter, I look forward to future advice & episodes.
Thank you for your time, and hope to hear from you in the future,
- David M. Mallon
The Simplified Spelling Board was an American organization created in 1906 by industrialist Andrew Carnegie to reform the spelling of the English language, making it simpler and easier to learn, and eliminating many of what were considered to be its inconsistencies.
The board's initial list of 300 words was published on April 1, 1906. Much of the list included words ending with -ed changed to end -t ("addressed" becoming "addresst," for example). Other changes included removal of silent letters ("catalogue" to "catalog"), changing -re endings to -er ("calibre" and "sabre" to "caliber" and "saber"), changing "ough" to "o" to represent the long vowel sound in the new words altho, tho and thoro, and changes to represent the "z" sound with that letter, where "s" had been used ("brasen" and "surprise" becoming "brazen" and "surprize"). Digraphs would also be eliminated, with the board promoting "anemia," "anesthesia," "archeology," and "encyclopedia," among others.
In August 1906, President of the United States Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt supported the plan, signing an executive order at his home in Oyster Bay, New York, mandating the use of reformed spelling in his official communications and messages to Congress. Roosevelt tried to force the federal government to adopt the system, sending an order to the Public Printer to use the system in all public federal documents. The order was obeyed; among the many documents printed using the system was the President's special message regarding the Panama Canal.
The press on both sides of the Atlantic had a field day with the "reform spelling crusade," and editorials and cartoons abounded. While the London press viciously mocked the executive order, the board received a significant spike in interest in the word list following Roosevelt's edict. The following summer, Roosevelt was watching a naval review when a press boat marked "Pres Bot" passed by, greatly amusing the president.
On the plus side, you all have a designated driver already assigned. There are PLENTY of places to have a drink at here in Savannah. Downtown has a lot of good places to eat as well as a few places that server local micro-brewery beer.
The best part is that during Spring Break, all of the SCAD students will be gone.
David M Mallon wrote:
From interviews I've seen, Ben Affleck is actually a pretty smart guy. Or, as the citizens of his home city would say, "wicked smaht."
Fully 58% of the vocabulary of the English language derives from either Latin or its descendant language French (in roughly equal portions). 26% of English vocabulary is of Germanic origin, 6% is of Greek origin, another 6% is derived from languages other than the ones previously mentioned, and 4% comes from proper names. However, due to its linguistic origins, English is categorized as a member of the West Germanic language family, alongside German, Afrikaans, Dutch, Frisian, Low Saxon, Scots, and Yiddish. Modern literary English contains Germanic and non-Germanic words in roughly the proportions listed above, but conversational English typically uses many more Germanic-derived words.
There is a hypothesis among some linguists (the Middle English Creole Hypothesis) that English is actually a creole language derived from both Old English and French. As Old English developed into Middle English, along with the entrance of numerous French loanwords, the grammar of English was greatly simplified, including a loss of grammatical gender and nearly all case endings (leaving only a genitive case and a "common" case). In addition, aside from the possessive "'s" and the plural forms, very few English nouns (and no adjectives) retained their inflection after the Old English period. However, due to the large number of remaining irregular verbs, it is more likely that English was only partially creolized during the period.
There's no reason why any of us can't revisit a particular theme. Michael Bay has been revisiting the same one for decades.
Michael Bay's 2001 war drama Pearl Harbor was a massive box office success, grossing $450,000,000 worldwide during its theatrical run. Despite its financial success, the highly-sensationalized and historically inaccurate film garnered largely negative reviews from critics, who praised the film's visual effects and production value but damned its exposition-laden script, campy melodrama, and wooden acting. The film currently holding a 25% "Rotten" rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Pearl Harbor was eventually nominated for four Academy Awards (Best Sound, Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Song) and six Golden Raspberry Awards (Worst Picture, Worst Actor [Ben Affleck], Worst Screen Couple [Josh Hartnett & Kate Beckinsale], Worst Screenplay, and Worst Director [Michael Bay]), eventually winning the Oscar for Best Sound Editing. This marked the first occurrence of a Worst-Picture-nominated film winning an Academy Award.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Now let's not go trying to inject logic into Michael Bay films. This is the guy who thought that it would have been better if Col. Doolittle had gotten a handful of unusually attractive fighter pilots to fly bombers, as opposed from drawing from the large pool of highly-qualified bomber pilots like he did in real life.
Patrick Curtin wrote:
More trying to distance myself from the times when I was just a kid posting on the forums, as opposed to now when I'm trying to be more professional.
If you think I say a lot of dumb s%!$ now, you should have seen me when I was 19. Wait, no, forget I said that.
With numbers that specific, it would have to be the end result of some pretty exhaustive research. Citation?
Trey Parker has played piano since the age of 12 and credits Elton John as a hero.
Speaking of Elton John, I thought I had imagined this until I heard it on the radio yesterday:
In 2003, Canadian alternative rock band Nickelback (featuring American singer Kid Rock) recorded a cover version of the Elton John hit "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting," which appeared on the Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle soundtrack and received significant airplay. The cover was later re-released that same year on the special edition of their album The Long Road, and then re-released again in 2008 as a B-side to their single "Gotta Be Somebody."
So that happened.
This one's unverified, but too funny not to post:
During the filming of director Michael Bay's 1998 sci-fi disaster film Armageddon, actor Ben Affleck, who had serious reservations about the script from the get-go, asked Bay why NASA would be training deep-core drillers to be astronauts instead of the other way around. Bay's response? "Shut the f+*& up."
The Star Wars Expanded Universe (Star Wars Legends) character Grand Admiral Thrawn made his first appearance in the new "canon" Star Wars universe in 2016 during the third season of the animated series Star Wars Rebels. In the series, Thrawn is voiced by Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen, the older brother of actor Mads Mikkelsen, who portrays the character Galen Erso in the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
. . . That if "potatoes" and "Irish" are mentioned in the same sentence, I feel a socio-cultural imperative to favorite the post?
There's an old joke in my family that the reason the Irish started eating potatoes is that they were using all of their grain to make booze. It would then follow that the Russians merely saw what the Irish were doing, skipped a step, and just made the booze out of potatoes.
Despite the similarities in shape and name, potatoes and sweet potatoes belong to entirely different families of plants (Solanaceae and Convolvulaceae, respectively). Sweet potatoes are more closely related to morning glories and Chinese watercress than to potatoes.
Both potatoes and sweet potatoes are native to the Americas, and after their introduction to the rest of the world became staple crops in many places, particularly China and northern Europe.
The name "potato" derives from the Spanish patata, which is a compound of the Taíno batata (meaning "sweet potato") and the Quechua papa (meaning "potato"). The name "potato" originally referred to sweet potatoes, though in many chronicles detailing agriculture and plants, no distinction is made between the two. The 16th-century English herbalist John Gerard used the terms "bastard potatoes" and "Virginia potatoes" for Solanum tuberosum, and referred to sweet potatoes as "common potatoes". Potatoes are occasionally referred to as "Irish potatoes" or "white potatoes" in the United States, to distinguish them from sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes are often mistakenly called yams, a similar-looking but completely unrelated plant of the order Dioscoreaceae.
When directors Joel and Ethan Coen approached Spanish actor Javier Bardem about playing the psychopathic killer Anton Chigurh in their 2007 film No Country For Old Men (an adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name), Bardem replied, "I don't drive, I speak bad English, and I hate violence." The Coens responded, "That's why we called you."
Bardem, who eventually won an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor), a BAFTA (Best Actor), and a Golden Globe (Best Supporting Actor) for his performance, said he took the role because it was his dream to be in a Coen Brothers film
captain yesterday wrote:
Of course, the real plot twist comes later, when you look through The Da Vinci Files, and realize you were Irish the entire time!
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Definitely been there before.
The Status Crow wrote:
And if you cross potatoes and tobacco, you might end up with this guy.
Id Vicious wrote:
Further note: due to the close relation of the genera Solanum and Nicotiana, viable crossbreeding is hypothetically possible.
David M Mallon wrote:
Note: while Jimsonweed can turn you into a living zombie and nightshade can make you actually dead, none of the plants listed can turn you into an undead creature. Better keep half an eye on those potatoes, though. You never can trust the damn things.
Only one English-language television show has ever been cancelled before the first episode finished airing:
Turn-On (US, February 5, 1969); ABC variety comedy series that was a racier derivative of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. The show alarmed broadcast officials and sponsors who immediately perceived the show as offensive because of its strong sexual and political humor. At least one station did not return to Turn-On after the first commercial break, and others in western time zones where the show would air later that evening refused to air the program at all.
Twenty-one English-language television series have been cancelled after only one episode:
Fun And Fortune (US, June 6, 1949); ABC game show in which contestants try to identify an item hidden behind a curtain based on four clues.
Who's Whose (US, June 25, 1951); CBS panel quiz show in which four celebrity panelists tried to determine which of three male contestants was married to which of three female contestants.
The Melting Pot (UK, June 11, 1975); BBC sitcom about a Pakistani illegal immigrant in London.
Co-Ed Fever (US, February 4, 1979); CBS sitcom that (unsuccessfully) attempted to imitate the then-successful film National Lampoon's Animal House.
K-9 And Company (UK, December 28, 1981); spin-off of the BBC's Doctor Who featuring companion Sarah Jane Smith and robot dog K-9.
Heil Honey I'm Home! (UK, eptember 30, 1990); Galaxy Network comedy that spoofed American sitcoms of the 1950s and 1960s by featuring caricatures of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun who live in matrimonial bliss until they become neighbors to a Jewish couple.
South of Sunset (US, October 27, 1993); CBS private eye series starring Eagles frontman Glenn Frey. (The remaining five filmed episodes eventually aired on VH1 in 1994.)
Public Morals (US, October 30, 1996); CBS sitcom about a vice squad unit of the New York City Police Department, featuring a character from ABC's NYPD Blue.
Lawless (US, March 22, 1997); Fox action series starring former football player Brian Bosworth as a private investigator.
Dot Comedy (US, December 8, 2000); ABC series featuring humorous material from the Internet. (Nearly a decade later, the similar similar series Tosh.0 would become wildly popular for no reason that I can fathom.)
Comedians Unleashed (US, October 8, 2002);An attempt by Animal Planet to mimic Comedy Central's stand-up comedy shows, but with animal-themed jokes.
The Will (US, January 8, 2005); CBS reality show in which family members and friends competed to be named the beneficiary of a will. (The remaining five episodes eventually aired on Fox Reality Channel.)
Emily's Reasons Why Not (US, January 9, 2006); ABC sitcom about a single career woman, unlucky in love, who employs a list-making system to help her determine when it's time to give up and move on.
The Rich List (US, November 1, 2006); Fox game show in which contestants attempt to list as more entries that the others in designated categories.
The Debbie King Show (UK, March 5, 2007); ITV Play phone-in quiz show in which viewers were invited to phone/text in views towards current events.
Quarterlife (US, February 26, 2008); NBC broadcast version of the popular MySpace web series about a group of twenty-something artists who are coming of age in the digital generation.
Secret Talents Of The Stars (US, April 8, 2008); CBS reality talent show where celebrities competed by participating in talents that differed from their profession.
Osbournes Reloaded (US, March 31, 2009); Fox variety show hosted by heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne and his family.
Ford Nation (Canada, November 18, 2013); Sun News Network talk show hosted by Toronto mayor Rob Ford (famous for a then-contemporary scandal involving crack cocaine) and his brother, Toronto City Councilman Doug Ford Jr.
Breaking Boston (US, March 13, 2014); A&E reality show produced by Mark Wahlberg four young women working to change their lives in the titular city. (Seven episodes were subsequently made available on the website Hulu.)
Mesmerised (Australia, October 15, 2015); Seven Network hypnosis show helmed by British hypnotist Peter Powers, the first episode of which featured a man marrying an alpaca as its centerpiece.
Five additional shows were cancelled on opening night after showing two back-to-back episodes:
Beware Of Dog (US, August 13, 2002); Animal Planet sitcom featuring Look Who's Talking-style observations by a stray dog named Jack who was adopted by a suburban family.
Anchorwoman (US, August 22, 2007); Fox comedy/reality series about Lauren Jones, a model-turned-television news anchor.
The Bussey Bunch (US, January 22, 2008); TLC reality show about a family of professional wrestling promoters in Texas.
The Xtacles (US, November 9, 2008); Adult Swim spin-off of Frisky Dingo, cancelled after the network decided not to fund future episodes. The creators of The Xtacles debuted the highly successful series Archer a year later.
The Hasselhoffs (US, December 5, 2010); A&E reality series starring David Hasselhoff and his two daughters. The full series aired in the UK on May 30, 2011 on The Biography Channel.
Because of more complex situations, such as shows canceled independently in separate countries, six programs can be said to have been canceled after one episode under a special set of circumstances only:
You're In The Picture (US, January 20, 1961); CBS game show starring Jackie Gleason, which received such negative reviews that Gleason used the same timeslot on January 27 to apologize. Gleason used the timeslot to revive The Jackie Gleason Show as a talk show for the remainder of his contract.
Hardwicke House (UK, February 24, 1987); ITV sitcom set in an anarchic school. Cancelled after a double-length pilot and one regular episode of a completed six-part series had aired on consecutive nights, with five episodes remaining unreleased in the UK - the series was and is available for overseas syndication but has never been purchased.
Who's Your Daddy? (US, January 3, 2005); Fox reality series that involved an adopted woman trying to identify her biological father among a group of impostors. The show attracted protest from adoptive families and adoption-rights groups before airing causing the episode to air as a "special", not a "series premiere."
Korgoth Of Barbaria (US, June 3, 2006);Adult Swim animated show parodying the postapocalyptic and sword and sorcery genres. Aired as an uncommitted pilot, the show was announced as having been picked up as a series on June 18 of the same year. However, no further episodes were actually produced, and a 2010 "bump" on the network listed Korgoth in its list of cancelled programming (for being "too expensive"). Though only one episode was ever produced, the show was formally picked up and later formally cancelled, making its distinction between pilot episode and cancelled series unclear.
Viva Laughlin (US, October 22, 2007); CBS musical comedy-drama that takes place at a casino in Laughlin, Nevada. While CBS canceled the series after two episodes had aired, Australia's Nine Network aired the first episode on October 22 and then canceled it the following day.
Soul Quest Overdrive (US, May 24, 2011); Adult Swim spin-off of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. After losing a 2010 online pilot contest, six episodes of the show were ordered by the network regardless. Four of them aired back-to-back at 4 AM on May 24, 2011 during Adult Swim's "DVR Theater" block, leaving at least one unaired. No further episodes of the show were made.
Finally, the following six shows were placed on indefinite hiatus after one episode, but were later brought back by the originating networks, and aired their remaining episodes on the originating networks some months later:
Melba (US, January 28, 1986); CBS sitcom starring Melba Moore as a single mother who runs a New York information bureau; the series premiered on the day of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The five remaining episodes aired during the summer.
The Great Defender (US, March 5, 1995); Fox legal drama about a loud-mouthed and incompetent lawyer. The premiere aired opposite 60 Minutes and received dismal ratings. Fox removed the series from the air after its first episode, later airing the remaining episodes during the summer.
Family Forensics UK (UK, November16, 2005); LivingTV reality show cancelled after one episode had been broadcast when the producers discovered that their private investigator was a convicted sex offender, and in breach of contract for not telling the producers about it. The show was re-filmed with another team, and broadcast in April and May 2006.
It's Now Or Never (UK, July 22, 2006); ITV1 light entertainment program presented by Phillip Schofield; two episodes were produced to be aired in a Saturday night timeslot during the summer of 2006, but only the first was aired owing low ratings. The second episode was eventually aired later in the year, on December 30, 2006.
The Master (Australia, August 16, 2006); Seven Network quiz show cancelled after the premiere received low ratings. The following six episodes were eventually broadcast on the network later in the year.
Proving Ground (US, ); G4 popular science reality show hosted by in which stunts from video games, films and comic books are tested in the real world. The series was pulled from G4's schedule after one of its hosts, daredevil Ryan Dunn, was killed in a car accident shortly after the airing of the first episode. G4 began airing the remaining eight episodes in July 2011 and it was discontinued after, with original co-host Jessica Chobot becoming a correspondent with X-Play to fulfill her contract with G4 for its last year of existence with original programming.
Fairly well-known, but:
The mask worn by fictional killer Michael Myers (Nick Castle), who first appeared in the 1978 film Halloween, was originally a William Shatner "Captain Kirk" mask painted white.
The mask worn by fictional killer Jason Voorhees (Steve Daskewisz), who first appeared in the 1981 film Friday The 13th Part 2, was originally a made from a 1970s Detroit Red Wings hockey goaltender mask.
The three main characters of the notorious TV bomb Cavemen (based on an ad campaign for the insurance company Geico) were played by actors Bill English, Sam Huntington, and Nick Kroll. English's career went basically nowhere after the show was cancelled, but Huntington went on to a starring role as Josh on SyFy's Being Human, and Kroll landed a recurring guest role on NBC's Parks And Recreation before helming his own sketch comedy series, Comedy Central's Kroll Show, for three seasons.