While under contract to play James Bond, Pierce Brosman wasn’t allowed to wear a tuxedo in any other non-Bond film.
Who would be so evil as to prevent a 6 foot 1’’, handsome, built-like-a-statue man from wearing a tuxedo? Surprisingly (or not that surprisingly, if you’ve read the title), the producers of James Bond would.
After being chosen to play James Bond, Brosman was contractually obligated to refrain from wearing a tuxedo in any other film.
This is because the producers wanted James Bond to have a very distinct appearance, one that could not and would not be replicated in any way in any other film. Though it seemed like a rather random request at the time, it did pose a problem for the wardrobe staff of The Thomas Crown Affair; the 1999 movie in which Brosman played a successful art-stealing playboy.
Due to a loophole in the US constitution, the Vice President would preside over his own impeachment trial
Impeachment in the United States is when the legislature presses formal charges against a civil officer of government for crimes committed in office. These civil officers are often given a trial that is presided over by some other government official.
When the impeachment trial involves a US president, the Chief Justice is required to preside over the Senate trial. In other trials, the Vice President presides in his capacity as President of the Senate.
Due to this unintended omission in the Constitution, however, the Vice President would also have to preside over his own impeachment trial. Guess we all know the result of that trial.
While much of pre-history is an unseen spectacle, while dinosaurs look and seem like the stuff of children’s nightmares, we have an unshaken belief that they were indeed here once upon a time. However, new evidence suggests that a third of of all known dinosaur species never existed in the first place.
According to new analyses by paleontologists at the University of California, Berkley, young dinosaurs did not look like minatures of their parents. Like birds, fish, and arguably, human beings, the juveniles went through dramatic physical changes at the threshold of adulthood.
This means that many fossils of young dinosaurs, including the T-Rex relatives, may have been misidentified as unique species.
If you donate $500 or more to a Scottish heritage foundation, Sir Sean Connery will send you a personal signed letter of thanks.
Sean Connery is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA awards, three Golden Globes, and has helped support literally hundreds of charities.
He has donated his entire salary (over $1 million) from his Bond film Diamonds Are Forever to the Scottish International Education Trust, which he also co-founded.
He has developed a non-commercial website on which he provides visitors with electronic greeting cards, wallpaper, and insider information about his career. In exchange, he requests that they take time and support a charity encompassing education, culture, and/or Scotland.
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In 2012, the Ku Klux Klan, the United State’s most notorious white supremacy group, took a brief break from spreading hate to write and send an application to sponsor a one-mile section of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains.
Some, naturally, were very angry at this possibility. If the KKK sponsored a highway, this would give them permission to erect signs advertising their work. Civil rights leaders have asked the Georgia Department of Transportation to deny the group permission.
However, litigation in a similar case favors the KKK’s position. In 2005, the Missouri Department of Transportation lost a case in the U.S. Supreme Court after denying a high-way adoption application from another KKK chapter.
The KKK successfully argued that the First Amendment barred the Department of Transportation from denying an application because it disagreed with an organization’s political agenda.
However, immediately after the highway was adopted, the DOT renamed the road after civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Will Georgia try a similar tongue-in-cheek approach?