“Nothing New Ever Gets Discovered From Being Safe:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Charles Rahi Chun

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Charles Rahi Chun with James Franco and Seth Rogan promoting The Interview.

This week’s TDQ Q&A is with actor Charles Rahi Chun. Charles spoke with us about his role in and his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the movie “The Interview,” the differences in working on TV shows and movies and where he sees his career heading. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with actor Charles Rahi Chun: 

The Daily Quarterly: Who was your favorite actor growing up?

Charles Rahi Chun: John Travolta had a monopoly of cool TV and film roles when I was coming of age. “Saturday Night Fever” was one of the first films I saw in the theaters and he followed that up as Danny Zucko in “Grease,” who was the epitome of cool to a kid. All this after being “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble” and Vinnie Barbarino on TV. I also really dug Bill Bixby as “The Incredible Hulk” – the man had a deep well of emotion and a beautiful heart.

TDQ: What was your favorite movie growing up?

CRC: “Saturday Night Fever” was pretty cool, but my very first movie experience was “Bugsy Malone,” which was amazing to watch as a kid because the entire cast was children dressed up as adults. Later, as a teen-ager, I was really struck by the movie “Fame,” which also happened to be directed by Alan Parker.

TDQ: What made you want to be in show business?

CRC: I grew up watching a lot of television, so my heroes were TV characters. “The Six Million Dollar Man,” Starsky, Hutch, and Pa Ingalls from “Little House on the Prairie.” As I got older, I was fascinated with psychology and what drives us to do what we do as human beings, and the more I learned about acting, the more enthralled I became with the craft. When I got to Connecticut College and explored performing and choreography and using my body as a vessel for collaborative story-telling, all of these influences merged leading me to pursue acting professionally.

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

CRC: It wasn’t really advice that anyone gave me, but I’m told that athletes never think about winning or losing while in a game. They only focus on the next shot or hit, staying very present in the moment, and I like to live my life that way. Because ultimately, that’s all there is.

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

CRC: “Be safe.” Nothing new ever gets discovered from being safe. Continue reading

Dennis Rodman: “My Bad, I Thought I Was Going To North Dakota”

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Rodman’s first indication things were awry were the very sparse accommodations in the first class section of his North Dakotan Airlines flight.

Miami—Former NBA star and ex-Mr. Carmen Electra Dennis Rodman admitted to the media yesterday that during his recent foray into diplomacy and sit-down dinners with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, he mistakenly thought he was heading to North Dakota.

“I honestly, honestly thought, y’all, that I was going to North Dakota,” Rodman said. “I kept asking dude, ‘Hey, when we going to see the Mt. Rushmore?’ but everybody kept looking at me like I was nuts, which I’m used to actually. But then we finally landed after like three days on the plane, that was a long damn flight, and everybody was talking all crazy. And when we finally ate dinner after a couple hours, it dawned on me we wasn’t in no North Dakota.”
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North Korea Suing Psy Saying He Stole “Gangnam Style” Lyrics From Kim Jong-Il

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Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea—A spokesman for Kim Jong-un confirmed yesterday that the North Korean Leader has filed a civil lawsuit against South Korean recording artist Psy for allegedly stealing the lyrics and the horse dance made popular in the video for Psy’s worldwide smash hit, “Gangnam Style.” The suit said that Kim Jong-Il wrote the lyrics to the song and made up the popular horse dance just days before he passed away on Sept. 17th of last year.

“Before his honorable and heroic death last year,” the suit said, “the Supreme Leader wrote the words to ‘Gangnam Style’ in under five minutes as a joke to his family, and also created the horse dance that the defendant so blatantly stole, also to show to his family. There was video of the Supreme Leader singing and dancing at dinner just before he passed away, and it is believed the defendant stole that video as well.”
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North Korean Engineers Close To Completing LEGO Spaceship; Expect Completion By Next Month

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North Korean LEGO Program rumored to be near completion.

Pyongyang, North Korea—State-controlled media reports announced yesterday that “high-ranking engineers” within the country’s space program are “very close to completing” the 879-piece Alien Conquest Earth Defense HQ LEGO toy.

“Scientists, technicians and experts are now looking into the (instructions) as completion nears,” the official Korean Central News Agency said in a report, which was also read out in a news broadcast on state-run television.

Earlier this week, state media had heralded the building of the toy as “an inspiring deed and an event of historic significance of the nation as it demonstrates the leaping development of science and technology of the country.” Continue reading

North Korea To Keep Nuclear Warhead That Student Found And Turned In To Police

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Kim Choi (right) and a friend (left) pictured with the warhead (center).

Pyongyang, North Korea—The government of North Korea has announced via its state-run news agency that it has decided to keep a nuclear warhead found by a teenager in a parking lot last February, rather than return it to the young man who found it.

The warhead will go into the country’s general arsenal, not back to Kim Il-sung University student Kim Choi, who found the warhead in a cardboard box at the Kim Jong-il Pavillion Shopping Center in North Pyongyang.
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