Tuesday, July 12, 2005

"The First Bulldog Marine Mascot Name Was . . . ?"

Fredericksburg.com - A sharp salute to Quantico: "Sgt. Maj. Jiggs, the first of the English bulldog mascots that have inspired Marines since the 1920s."

--add this to your trivia file!

We Heard Marlon Brando was Eccentric . . .!?

Feathers fly in the latest legal dust-up over Brando: "'Marlon, when he was talking to someone � it didn't matter if it was Warren Beatty or the king of Siam � he'd say, 'Jo An, here is my friend so-and-so. I want them to hear the chickens.' Now, I had to take a portable phone to the chicken pen and hang it over the pen so he could hear the chickens making all this noise. This went on for three years.'

Her Brando website also contains a photograph of a 92-pound English bulldog named Simba. Corrales said that when Brando was mad at her, he would call late at night and ask to talk to the dog instead. 'He would call and say, 'This is Marlon Brando. I'd like to talk to Simba. Simba, I just want to say 'I love you' and 'Good night.' And then he'd hang up and wouldn't talk to me,' Corrales recalled."

--Apparently, Marlon Brando had about 30 chickens and felt they were good communicators!

Ellie Scott with the latest bulldog news!