DIF-DBS Memorials

Saturday, December 31, 2005

John Ostrum

John Ostrum was an American Paleontologist who discovered the dinosaur "Deinonychus" in Montana in 1964. His discovery is the inspiration to the name of the Cretacoeus Class Starship I designed called the USS Deinonychus NCC-2920-A

Friday, December 23, 2005

Soldiers Not Coming Home For Christmas

This will keep a count on the number of US Soliders who will not be coming home for Christmas. It will be updated daily until Christmas.

I hope all of them come home as soon as possible. This carnage MUST END!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman will always be best know to fans of the Simpsons as the voices of the B-Movie actor Troy McClure and the inept lawyer Lionel Hutz. Ironically, he was offerted to do the voice of the even more inept Space Captain Zapp Brannigan on Futurama. He also did numerous characters on NBC's Saturday Night Live!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

John Candy

John Candy, best known to Canadians by his many characters on SCTV, including "Billy Sol Hurok" on "Farm Celebrity Blowup" (May the good Lord take a liking to you, and BLOW YOU UP REAL SOON! (KABLOOIE!)); "The Shmenge Brothers"; "Dr. Tongue", who starred in really bad 3-D horror movies, like "Dr. Tounge and the 3D House of Pancakes"; the vain bloated variety star "Johnny LaRue", whom Santa finally got him a television camera crane shot; "Harry, the man with the snake on his face" who ran "Harry's Sex Shop"; and the lovable "Hey Yorgi" which ran on CCCP1 (three C P one), Russian Television, which had illegally jammed SCTV for one episode.

John will also be remembered from his many film roles, but to me espically from Michael Moore's infamously funny "Canadian Bacon", where John was "Bud B. Boomer"... a sheriff in Niagara, NY, USA who almost turned a phony war with Canada into a deadly serious one. Sadly, this was John's last offical movie.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor, american stand-up comedian and actor, who is best remebered by his pushing the envelope comedy routines, and the movies "Stir Crazy" and "Silver Streak" with Gene Wilder, Superman III with Christopher Reeve, and Brewster's Millions with John Candy.

Lane Smith

Lane Smith is best remembered from being Editor-In-Chief Perry White on ABC Television's "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman". His best known catch phrase was a modified version of "Great Caesar's Ghost" which was "Great Shades of Elvis".

John Morgan

John Morgan was a member of Canada's famous comedy troop, the Royal Canadian Air Farce. He was best known as Jock McBile, who's catch phrase was "Ach! Get Stuffed", and the lovable Mike.... From Canmore, as well as numerous other characters.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George was a well known and respected Canadian stage and movie actor, as well as a writer. He was an Officer of The Order Of Canada.

Robert Clothier

Robert Clothier
Canadian stage and television actor who is best known as "Relic", Nick Adondias' rival on CBC televisions' series "The Beachcombers"

Ray Walston

Ray Walston
Ray Walston was a televison, stage and movie actor. He is best known as "Uncle Martin" the Martian from the television series "My Favorite Martian"; the hard nosed school teacher "Mr. Hand" from the movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"; and Starfleet Academy's aged groundskeeper "Boothby" from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Voyager.

McLean Stevenson

McLean Stevenson
Best known as "Lt. Colonel Henry Blake", commander of the 4077 M*A*S*H unit on the CBS television series (M*A*S*H), from 1972 - 1975. Henry Blake was killed when the plane he was in crashed in the Sea of Japan, on his way back home. One of the saddest moments in the entire series.

Oddly enough, the very next night on CBS' "The Carol Burnett Show", the opening shot was of Henry Blake in a smoking raft, waving his arms, hollering, "I'm OK! I'm OK!" (Found on Wikipedia)

Maurice Evans

Maurcie Evans
Best known as Samantha Steven's "daddy" on ABC's "Bewitched", Maurice's character (With the same first name) was a warlock (AKA a male witch) who always was a classy dresser.

Larry Linville

Larry Linville
Best known as the obnoxious, belligerent, self-important "Major Frank (Ferret Face) Burns" on the CBS television series "M*A*S*H". He really was a friendly guy off camera!

Elizabeth Montgomery

Elizabeth Montgomery
American television and movie actress, best known the suburban witch "Samantha Stephens" on ABC television's "Bewitched"

Dick York

Dick York
An American film and television actor, he was best known as the first "Darren Stephens" on the ABC television series "Bewitched"

Dick Sargent

Dick Sargent
An American actor best known as "The Second Darren Stephens", who replaced Dick York in 1969 on ABC television's "Bewitched"

David White

David White
David White was an American stage, film and television actor, who was best known as Darren Stephens boss, "Larry Tate" on the ABC television series "Bewitched".

Bruno Gerussi

Bruno Gerussi
Bruno was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and was a Canadian television actor. He is best known as "Nick Adondias" on the CBC series "The Beachcombers". He also hosted a popular cooking show called "Celebrity Cooks" during the late 1970's.

Billy Van

Billy Van

Billy was a prolific Canadian comedian and actor, who had regular appearances on "The Sonny and Cher Show", "The Hudson Brother's Razzle Dazzle Hour", and CTV's "Bizarre". He was best known as playing almost every character on CHCH TV in Hamilton, Ontario's "The Hilarious House of Frightenstein".

Here's a quick list of all of his characters:

Count Frightenstien - A pizza and toast eating vampire, head of the castle Frightenstone
Bwana Clyde Batty - Host of the Zany Zoo
Grizelda, the Ghastly Gourmet - The castle witch, who's lair is the kitchen. Possibly one of the world's WORST cooks!
The Librarian - An old crumudgeon who haunts Castle Frankenstone's library. He is convinced that fables and nursey rhymes are the most horrifying tales ever.
The Oracle - Using a crystal ball and a Zodiac wheel, he tries to fortell the future.
Dr. Pet Vet - The castle veterinarian
The Wolfman - Disk jockey for radio station EECH, who played a tune from the 60's or early 70's, with a kaleidoscope light show.

Alberta Elevators

In memory of Alberta's Grain Elevators, which there are only 239 left (including the ones in this memorial), out of the 1755 which were in the province back in 1933-1934.

Agnes Moorehead

Agnes Moorehead
She was best known as Samantha Stephens mother "Endora" on the ABC TV series "Bewitched". She was always interfering with Sam and husband Darren, whom Endora kept calling "Durwood".

Friday, December 02, 2005

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin - Soviet Union Cosmonaut, who was the first human in space aboard the spacecraft "Vostok 1".

Ted Knight

Ted Knight - Best known as Ted Baxter, the news anchor for WJM TV, from the Mary Tyler Moore Show. He was also well known for playing the obnoxious "Judge Smail" from the classic 19080 comedy "Caddyshack"

Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield - A very funny comedian and actor who's catch-line was "I don't get no respect!!" He was best known from the classic comedies "Caddyshack" and "Back To School". He also appeared on the Simpsons as Mr. Burns' son "Larry Burns"

Robert Young

Robert Young - Best known to my generation as Dr. Marcus Welby. One of my all time favorite television doctors.

Paul Lynde

Paul Lynde - Paul was an extremely funny comedian and actor, best known as Samantha Stevens Uncle Arthur on "Bewitched", and as the center square on "Hollywood Squares". He also did a famous halloween special in the late 1970's which featured the band KISS. When talking to them, he told them he figured out how they got their characters.... "I guess you were all fighting, and your parents told you to KISS and Make Up!... Nervous laughter" Gene Simmons, in full gear, leaned down to him and growled "We Don't WEAR MAKEUP!!!" Classic moment.

Space Shuttle Columbia

The Crew of Columbia - In memory of the valiant crew who were lost when the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry on February 1, 2003. The crew is memorialized on Mars with a plaque on the on of the Martian Rovers.

Space Shuttle Challenger

The Crew of Challenger - In memory of the valiant crew who were lost when the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed during it's launch from pad 39-B at Cape Canaveral. Christa McAuliffe (Payload Specialist 2) was to be the first teacher in space. The memorial is located at Arlington Cemetery in Washington D.C.

Apollo 1

The Crew of Apollo 1 - In memory of the crew of the Apollo 1 spacecraft who were killed in a fire in the command capsule during a ground test.