Pia, Pia, Pia

With apologies to Blackie Sherrod once again … Scatter shooting and wondering whatever happened to Pia Zadora.

If you want to play six degrees of separation of Kevin Bacon or whomever or however many degrees all you need is the Internet and Wikipedia for that matter. I was trying to remember who sang the 1965 novelty hit “The Name Game.” You know, Shirley, Shirley, Shirley, banana panna po pearly … Ah, those were the days of deep lyrics. Well, it was Shirley Ellis in case you are in deep suspense.

Reading about Shirley, Shirley, Shirley, probably much unlike Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, I was interested to learn that Pia Zadora had covered one of Shirley’s songs “The Clapping Song.” I have to confess that I don’t remember that one. Even more interesting than the fact that Pia, Pia, Pia and her first husband bought Pickfair, the home of legendary actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, the wiki article about Pia stated the famous (for something or other) actress and singer had donated to both Republican and Democratic candidates. The Open Secrets Web page listing her contributions do not exactly make her look like Jack Abramoff. Hint: Under the election cycle box, check all the years but not the “search all cycles,” then hit “search all cycles.” Don’t ask me why. I didn’t set up the database.

Okay just for fun. Let’s do one more famous contributor:

Mr. Sulu, that’s quite a chunk of change! Yes, it seems “Star Trek” actor George Takei has freely given cash to a number of politicos.

Speaking of George Takei, what’s the deal with William Shatner freaking out over Takei which apparently was rooted in the failure of the former Sulu not inviting the good captain to Takei’s wedding with his longtime guy friend? Oh my.

Yes, I am in need of a life.

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