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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 02 February 2004 11:25 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i couldn't make this up ...

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The actor and producer, who says he is working on a film version of TV series Knight Rider, claims he is partly responsible for the fall of the Berlin Wall. He said: "I find it a bit sad that there is no photo of me hanging on the walls in the Berlin Museum at Check-Point Charlie.


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 02 February 2004 11:38 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Hasselhoff said he doesn't mind that Americans make fun of his popularity in Germany and says he feels it is his second homeland.

I wonder if he minds if we Canadians do

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lagatta
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posted 02 February 2004 12:00 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is there a museum for the truly inane?

I'm trying to imagine this beside a memorial to people killed trying to cross the wall, various Nazi sights, and other historic and tragic Berlin locations.

Will future historians debate the Hasselhoff Thesis, and future statespersons proclaim the Hasselhoff Doctrine?


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 02 February 2004 12:03 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Of course, there was also his less well known role in liberating East Berliners... by smuggling them out over the wall in K.I.T.T.

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lagatta
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posted 02 February 2004 12:07 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did he then proclaim: "Ich bin ein Hasselhoffer!"?

Never heard of the guy - the blurb on the linked website has him making even more inane comments, though perhaps less insulting to the East Berliners taking great risks.


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Sisyphus
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posted 02 February 2004 01:53 PM      Profile for Sisyphus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
One of the late-night comedians of the day (mid '80s, Leno?) referred to him as stretching his acting craft to the limit trying not to be upstaged by a car. It was Hasselhoff's job to "fill in with bits of moronic dialogue, the down time between car chases".

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Mandos
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posted 02 February 2004 02:32 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've recently admitted to being an MacGyver ex-fan. I guess I ought to go the whole way and say that I'm a Knight Rider ex-fan. The talking car was my favorite character.
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Michelle
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posted 02 February 2004 02:40 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I used to watch Knight Rider too.

(embarassment cringes)


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mighty brutus
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posted 02 February 2004 04:04 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Those Germans are a different lot, all right...
Did you know that MOR legend Roger Whittaker (The Last Farewell) has sold 10 million records in Germany in the last six years??

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