Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sign It For Reb

After the death of Captain America, I re-discovered a man who probably had A LOT to do with why I fell in love with comic books as a kid.

The man who brought Captain America to life in a few movies, actor Reb Brown.


A couple of days ago, I received an email from a lovely woman who has created an online petition urging the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to honor Mr. Brown with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


The petition reads...


To: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

This is a petition to request that the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce present American film star, Reb Brown, with a plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Star of such seminal classics as "Yor the Hunter From the Future", "Space Mutiny", "RoboWar" and "Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf", he also embodied the spirit of America as the television incarnation of Captain America.

Reb Brown has contributed greatly to the entertainment industry, nay, the WORLD and it is time we gave back.


Only six people - - myself included!!! - - have signed the petition.

Ok, people. Get to it. Go the the online petition and sign it.

All you have to do it give them your name and email address and both are kept private so that they can't be picked up by those asshole spammers.

As incentive for the straight women and gay men, I offer this shirtless picture of Reb.




What's Gabe Kaplan doing in the picture? Who cares.

I love a man who has arms the size of my thighs.

8 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I wasn't going to sign until I saw that pic...

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - I ain't no fool! :)

Aaron said...

I dunno, I sort of thought Gabe Kaplan was kind of cute back in the day (I loved the beard! And I don't mean Marcia Strassman!). I'll sign anyway, though, cause Reb was hot!

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - How much do I love you? How much do I love a man who has such an incredibly high pop cultural reference level that he knows the name of the actress who played Gabe Kaplan's wife on WELCOME BACK KOTTER!?!?! THIS _________________________________ MUCH!!!!!!!

(Take into account that I am male and in my mind, an inch equals a mile) :)

Aaron said...

Awwww...right backatcha!

Well, actually she was also in "Honey I Shrunk The Kids," so that's when I discovered she was also Kotter's wife...otherwise, it woulda slipped right past me.

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - Serves me right for never watching any of the HONEY, I SHRUNK THE (insert noun here) movies! :)

Aaron said...

Believe me, the trade-off is not worth it...

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - Whew. I was afraid I was missing something. :)