Harrison Ford Blames Navicomputer For Plane Crash On California Golf Course

Harrison Ford Golf Course Crash

A craft piloted by smuggler Harrison Ford set down hard in a sand trap at the Penmar Golf Course. Course representatives say they will hold Ford responsible for replacing his divot.

Santa Monica, CA—Preliminary reports as well as released radio transmissions indicate that actor Harrison Ford, best known for portraying Indiana Jones in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls,” is blaming his airplane’s navicomputer for his crash on a California golf course Thursday afternoon.

Ford’s press agent released a statement quoting the 72 year-old thespian and star of “The Mosquito Coast,” who explained the intricacies of air flight, saying, “Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova, and that’d end your trip real quick, wouldn’t it?”

It is unclear at this point what exactly caused the crash, with the NTSB still investigating. But sources close to the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, are also blaming the plane’s controls, which would back up the “Sabrina” star’s conversation with airport employees near the crash site.

Recordings of radio transmissions made between Ford and air traffic controllers showed Ford insisting everything had returned to normal working order, with the actor saying, “We had a slight malfunction, but uh… everything’s perfectly all right now. We’re fine. We’re all fine here now, thank you. How are you?”

A hospital spokesperson confirmed Ford’s condition yesterday, saying “Yes, he’s alive, and in perfect hibernation.”

When asked to describe the aircraft being flown by Ford at the time of his crash, his publicist again quoted Ford, who said of the Clone War II vintage craft, “She’ll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.”

Ford’s publicist ended his press release by quoting the “What Lies Beneath” actor, who remained in stable condition at last reports, as re-iterating, “I shot first! Remember, I shot first!” Continue reading

Poet, Singer, Photographer Leonard Nimoy Has Died At 83

Leonard Nimoy

Recording artist Leonard Nimoy, left, in the studio with RECOiL writer/director Brian DiMaio, right. DiMaio convinced Nimoy to pursue acting as a way to promote his music. In turn Nimoy convinced DiMaio to record an album to promote his writing and directing.

Los Angeles—Famed singer, poet and photographer Leonard Nimoy has died Friday from complications from COPD. He was 83.

Best known throughout the world for his writing, Nimoy wrote several volumes of poetry, some published along with a number of his photographs. A later poetic volume called “A Lifetime of Love: Poems on the Passages of Life,” was published in 2002.

He put out five records between 1967 and 1970.

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy first considered acting after reading an early draft of the RECOiL script.

Nimoy also dabbled in acting. He was in such famous films as “Kid Monk Baroni,” “Zombies of the Stratosphere,” “RECOiL” and “Francis Goes to West Point.”

He also acted on television, and appeared in such classic television programs as “Gunsmoke,” “The Twilight Zone” and “The Simpsons.”

He is survived by his second wife, Susan Bay, and his children, Adam and Julie.
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NFL Films Founder And Groundbreaking Filmmaker Ed Sabol Dies

Ed Sabol

Ed Sabol, right, with aspiring filmmaker and future RECOiL writer/director Brian DiMaio, left, at the 1968 NFL championship game.

Scottsdale, AZ—Ed Sabol, who founded NFL Films with his son, Steve, died at his home Monday. He was 98.

Sabol was a former overcoat salesman (like Jerry’s dad on “Seinfeld”) who enjoyed filming Steve’s high school football practices. By adding the voice of John Facenda, a few more cameras and exciting music, he forever changed the face of sports films.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Over the course of his career, he won 52 Emmy Awards.

His most famous titles include “Pro Football’s Longest Day,” “They Call it Pro Football” and “RECOiL

He also started the sports blooper genre.

Sabol also served as a rifleman in Europe during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey and their daughter, Blair. Steve died in 2012 at the age of 69 from brain cancer. Continue reading

Four Years And Counting, People

Four Years of The Daily Quarterly

Four Years of The Daily Quarterly.

February 11, 2011: A day which will live in awesomeness. It’s been four years, people, four years since we first informed you and stressed that you should do likewise. Four years of exposing the ridiculousness rampant in Karlsfield, Vermont; four years of bringing you the hard-hitting interviews that Diane Sawyer only wished she could land and four years of touting how amazingly hot Canadian women are.

Since we started this site, we’ve written our first book, shown CNN to be the terribly unprofessional, hack journalists they are and started the ball rolling on getting Brian Williams ousted over at NBC.

And the future looks even brighter. We can’t yet comment on “Harnessing the Power of Spite to Achieve Your Goals” being optioned as movie, but if the big-screen adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Gray” is as big a sensation as they expect it to be, then there’s a good chance our little gift to literature will be box-office gold.

We know plenty of you want to send us gifts for this momentous day, but please, know: the mere fact that you still take 10 or 15 minutes three to eight times a day to read our site, and click on every single one of our ads on here, that is gift enough.

And re-tweeting all of our witticisms is just icing on the cake.

We’ll keep giving you the terrific interviews you’ve come to expect, and we’ve got plenty more big-name, pompous anchor jack-asses both on cable and network TV that we can take down a rung or two. There is absolutely no shortage of those.

Plus, the elections are just now getting revved up, so there will be plenty of political commentary and punditry we will be bringing you that you know us so well for. Don’t worry, this fifth year has a good chance to be our best one yet. At least until the next year.

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“Fashion Is A Freedom Of Expression:” A TDQ Q&A With Blogger And Fashion Designer Heather Hahn

Heather Hahn

Heather Hahn

In this week’s TDQ Q&A, we chat with blogger and fashion designer Heather Hahn. Heather spoke with us about working with fashion icon Oscar De La Renta, the ups and downs of writing her blog and the joys of the fashion industry. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with fashion designer and blogger Heather Hahn:
The Daily Quarterly: Who was your favorite fashion designer growing up?
Heather Hahn: My favorite designer growing up…hm…that’s a tough one. I have always looked up to a different variety of people, and not just one person or one certain style. I guess who I looks up to is honestly always changing for me. It’s a different person every day.

TDQ: What made you want to work in fashion?

HH: I wanted to work in fashion because I love the fact that “what you wear” can really express who you are as a person. You don’t even have to speak, how you dress just tells a person who you really are. Fashion is a freedom of expression.

TDQ: What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

HH: The best advice that I have ever received would be the daily advice I receive, which would be to “never give up”, and to keep going, not only in my career, but throughout life as well.

Heather Hahn

Rumor has it that Heather Hahn is working on a deal to style a couple of rising stars.

TDQ: What’s the worst advice you’ve ever gotten?

HH: To this day, I hate when people say, “You’re so young, you have plenty of time.” Nobody has “plenty of time,” you never know what could happen every day. You just never know. Something can change for you like that!

TDQ: Who are your influences?

HH: My mom always. She’s always encouraging me, daily. I’m not sure where I’d be without her, and I don’t even want to think about that. Also other people that have a mind of succeeding in the industry, it always allows me to push myself that much harder.

TDQ: Tell us about your fashion blog “Chiffon Souffle“… Continue reading