The Politico: John Edwards Will Drop Out Of The Race In... Last March | Main | Caucus Thread
January 03, 2008

"You say history considers me dead. Who am I to argue with history?"

You're William Shatner, baby! I thought we could use some lighter fare on this caucus night. It turns out Shatner has been doing Priceline commercials for ten years. Has it really been that long?

His career appeared to be winding down when he started in 1998. Shatner thinks the commercials may have had something to do with his recent success:

"It's possible that when I was being amusing in these commercials, David Kelly saw them and brought me to mind for a part in 'Boston Legal,' " Shatner said on the set in Koreatown.

[...]

Shatner said he turned down commercials early in his career "because they lacked purity or art" -- and then realized commercials could be art too.

I suspect his attitude change also helped. Since he met a sense of humor, he's been in a bunch of movies and TV shows, some serious, but many in which he plays a caricature of his old self. I especially liked him as Stan Fields in Miss Congeniality and on his Comedy Central roast.

When he started the Priceline commercials, I was in high school and spending all my time on diving and band. What were you doing?


digg this
posted by Gabriel Malor at 09:00 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
FenelonSpoke: "Posted by: buzzion at October 20, 2017 01:35 PM (c ..."

Apple Fritters While Rome Burns: "72. 'When I consider how my light is spent' & etc ..."

illiniwek: "'Can you explain the Greek word doulos and its mea ..."

Patrick Flynn: "Something in my eye, dammit. Thank you. ..."

steve walsh: "Truth. ..."

Christopher R Taylor: "[i]I wish I hadn't been 30 before I figured that o ..."

G. Gnome, with the red pointy hat: "Aw. Made me cry. Lots. *sniff* Just lovely. ..."

The Clinton Crime Family: "Nice shout-out to ACE from Sarah Hoyt at Insty: ..."

FenelonSpoke: "Posted by: wooga at October 20, 2017 01:32 PM (sNz ..."

buzzion: "[I]I had nothing to do with Buzzion's demise. I th ..."

Grump928(C): "[i]Is this a thread where we post hundreds of mock ..."

Cold Civil War: "Banana Splits Guy, I've never had Blanton's but I' ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64