He Could’ve Been a Football Star

Uncle John is very thankful for his one talent—bringing trivia to the masses—so he’s amazed by these people who were artistically talented enough to become renowned actors and musicians…and who also had enough football prowess to almost turn pro. Dean Cain It’s not all that surprising that one of the handful of actors to ever […]


Put that competitive instinct and that deep-seated pathological need to win to the test: Here are some ways to increase the likelihood you’ll win at that classic battle of weapons and wits: Rock, Paper, Scissors.  (This article was first published in our 31st annual edition, Uncle John’s Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader.) THE MIND-CONTROL METHOD Most […]

A Star Isn’t Born

Right now, Lady Gaga is dazzling audiences with her first major role in a movie, a remake of A Star is Born, directed by co-star Bradley Cooper. It’s an auspicious first stab at film stardom, unlike these other attempts by pop stars who tried their hand at acting. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band A […]

When Celebrities Met Aliens

Well, according to those celebrities, that is. Sammy Hagar In his 2001 memoir Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, Van Halen singer and solo star Sammy Hagar (“I Can’t Drive 55”) recounted an encounter with what he believes to be extraterrestrials. While lying in bed as a kid, he looked out the window outside his […]