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I Used to Be a Clown

Eric Trules | Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy
Eric Trules

"Gino Cumeezi." That was my name. Great grandson of the infamous and toothless "Gums" Cumeezi. A cross between Charlie Chaplin, Jack Kerouac, and Grand Central Station. I like to think of Gino as a subversive public fool. A comic outlaw. A provocateur to the max. Truly one of New Yawk's "finest."

Feds: Ex-Cops Caught On Tape Making Shocking Torture Plans For Victim

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Federal officials say they have two ex-Chicago area cops on record discussing a shocking torture and mutilation plan of a wealthy businessman they wan...

No Sex, Not Quite the City

Patricia Aranka Smith | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Aranka Smith

Here's a sentence I never thought I would write: "My sex life is like Texas" -- it's not hot, but for what seems like ages it has been awfully dry." I guess it's called the Lone Star state for a reason.

Chats With George Benson, John McLaughlin, Fred Schneider of The B-52's, and L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns, Plus Lisa Hannigan's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Soupy Sales,The First Birdbath: From the Detroit Stories

Lester Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lester Sloan

Soupy's pies were the great equalizers. Everyone wanted to be hit with a pie thrown by Soupy, even Sinatra. No one was too big or important to get a pie in the face.

Remembering Soupy Sales

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marshall Fine

I'm not ashamed to say that Soupy Sales was a formative influence on my sense of humor as a preteen and adolescent, along with Rocky & Bullwinkle and the early Mad.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

There are cracks in the concrete walkways at the new Yankee Stadium. Hey, what do you expect for $1.5 billion?

Dead Folks, 2009: The Missed and the Not Missed

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Here's my own brief look at some of the more notable celebrity deaths of 2009. As always, they fall into two categories: "The Good Riddance List" and "The Folks We'll Miss List."

Soupy Sales Dead At 83

AP | DAVID N. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

DETROIT — Soupy Sales, the rubber-faced comedian whose anything-for-a-chuckle career was built on 20,000 pies to the face and 5,000 live TV appe...

Soupy Sales, Rod Serling -- Prophets Who Raised a Generation

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bradley Burston

This was an era when the original Mad Men ruled the collective unconscious, when a gleaming pastel future, and, by extension, a lavishly sterile present, were held up as ideals and goals.