Thursday, October 04, 2007

Danny Bonaduce is My Anti-hero

Mr. Bonaduce, forever known as Danny Partridge from the TV show, has always had my grudging respect for pulling an entertainment career back from the void by sheer brute force. I wouldn't necessarily wanna be stuck on a road trip with the guy, but I find most of his exploits and shows pretty damned funny.

And then he does this, covers himself with glory, and I just gotta admire him.


For those of you who had better things to do, Jonny Fairplay was one of the most notorious contestants on "Survivor" ever. Right before one vote, especially one where he was probably going to get axed, he had a friend come on and announce that his grandmother had died. She hadn't (or had even been warned of the scam), and Fairplay did it just to get the sympathy so he wouldn't get voted off. When the host, Jeff Probst, found out, he was clearly pissed and impressed all at the same time. Well, when the secret got out it made Fairplay one of the most hated people in the media. As you can see in the vid here, he has a slimy, simpering personality anyway - and thinks he's way cuter than he is. So he was at a deficit, personality-wise, before the grandma scam.

Also from the link on about the aftermath of the above: "Fairplay was taken to the hospital, and then to the dentist, where he underwent 2 1/2 hours of surgery. According to Fairplay, the body slam knocked one tooth out and moved three others and he now has to undergo multiple root canals."

Karma, baby. Karma.


Whisky Prajer said...

Oh, man. Did not know the "Survivor" history, but even without the background this guy comes across as utterly repugnant -- no small feat next to Bonaduce. Something about the whole spectacle, though, makes me want to wash out my eyes with lye soap.

Yahmdallah said...

I know. It's horrific. But, gosh, even though it's nasty, it is nice to see a smarmy smartass get what's coming. Then, pass the eye wash.