Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Inauguration B-list

As many of you already know, Obama's inauguration on tuesday is supposed to be a big deal. I do not dispute that. It will be. And, with a price tag more than twice any previous inauguration it better be a big deal. But, I thought it might  be fun to dig a little deeper. We all know that Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma will be there for the celebration, but what about all of those b-list celebs and other interesting people who no one seems to want to talk about? 

I have compiled  a list of possibly forgotten people who are sure to make this inauguration a memorable one:

Billy Blanks (the Tae Bo guy)

Eleanor Rigby (Of the Beatles song)

Falco (Austrian rap/pop/rock star from the 80s who made the song 'Rock Me Amadeus')

Richard Simmons (Flamboyant aerobics instructor)

Marty McFly (Character played by Michael J. Fox in 'Back to the Future')

Bruce Campbell (famous b-list actor who starred in 'Brisco County Junior' and 'Bubba Ho-tep')

Magnus Ver Magnusson (Icelandic Powerlifter who won Met-Rx World's Strongest man in '91, '94, '95, and '96)

Wilson (The volleyball who Tom Hanks' character befriended in the movie castaway)

Miles Standish Monument (a local South Shore Rock band named after a statue in Duxbury, MA)

Splinter (Famous Rodent Sensei of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

And there you have it. Those are some notables that have not been reported in the mainstream media. Honestly, I do not know why they would not get a shout out. It would be an honor to meet any of them. If you are going to the inauguration be sure to keep your eyes out, and try to refrain from hitting around beach balls, because, it could be Wilson.

1 comment:

squirrelyearl said...

I'd probably give Bruce Campbell the shout out for Evil Dead/Army of Darkness and Spiderman cameos. Of course he's now on Burn Notice and has put on some weight.