Posts Tagged ‘J.D. Salinger’

Saturday Fluffernutter: Olivia Newton HockeyMom; Walking on Sunshine with Tegan and Sara; Pernell Roberts 1928-2010; J.D. Salinger 1919 – 2010

January 30th, 2010

All the fluffy news about those nutty celebrities

fluffincolorIn one of those “I knew I’d type this one day” moments, Olivia Newton John is set to start filming a hockey movie in Toronto. Hockey: The Musical will star John, and singer Marc Jordan as hockey parents helping their son the star hockey player come to terms with his new found fame and pressure to fight.

Because you become a star hockey player from years of never, ever, fighting.

fluffincolorWho the fuck are Tegan and Sara and why do I have the urge to email them an MP3 of Walking on Sunshine?

fluffincolorPernell Roberts 1928-2010

Most people know Pernell Roberts for his role as Adam Cartwright in Bonanza from 1959 -1965. Until his obituary this week, I had no idea he was in Bonanza. To me Roberts is the older wiser Trapper John MacIntyre from Trapper John M.D..

One of my favourite shows from the time, Roberts played the Trapper John role longer than Wayne Rogers (it was also played in the movie M*A*S*H by Elliott Gould). Roberts passed away this week, age 81, of Pancreatic cancer.

RIP Trapper John MacIntyre the 3rd.

fluffincolorJ.D. Salinger 1919 – 2010

I never liked Catcher in the Rye. Always thought Holden Caulfield was a whiny a******, and assumed if you were one of the many who related to him, you might be a whiny a******. Which is, I suppose, a roundabout way of saying the book didn’t speak to me.  However, it must be said that many, many young men did see themselves in the depressive misfit Caulfield and Catcher in the Rye very much spoke to them.

Like him or not, Salinger was undoubtedly a giant in writing and one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.  An eccentric recluse Salinger has not been seen in public in years. Catcher in the Rye was his only novel but the publishing world is hopeful of a treasure trove of written material.

May he rest in peace, because I suspect his legacy is about to get very active.

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