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RIP Ken Ober

Ken Ober on The Set of Remote Control

In a previous life of mine, back when MTV didn’t suck balls (i.e. before you were born), I used to watch a tacky, low-budget game show on that network called Remote Control. Basically your standard Pop Culture Trivia-themed game show where contestants answered fun questions about Rock music and classic TV  shows  for points, while sitting in easy chairs flanked by bowls of snacks, Remote Control was just awesome. The show helped to launch the careers of exploitation film actress and spokesmodel Cari Wuhrer (Who? Exactly), comedian Colin Quinn and box office poison Adam Sandler, and was hosted by a guy named Ken Ober. Ken Ober continued to work in the entertainment industry in his post-Remote Control career, but never achieved the “household name” status of some of his costars: and now he’s dead. Yes, Ken Ober, best known as the former host of MTV’s Remote Control passed away over the weekend of as yet unspecified causes. He was 52. Read more on this sad story and reminisce about the rad genius that was Remote Control at This Link.

What I Want For Christmas: A Remote Control Tissue Box Device!

Remote Control Tissue Box
Express To Your Nose

Even though I do not get that many colds, I like to have box of tissues at arm’s length or closer just about everywhere I go. Because here in The City, you never know when you are going to need a tissue: this much I have learned. In this never-ending flu season we’ve been experiencing for what seems like most of my adult life, it might be a good idea – if you are flat backing it in on the sofa and near death – to get yourself one of these remote control tissue box conveyor thingies. That way you can bring the tissue box of sweet relief to your sick and dying self by merely extending your weakened arm down to the floor. Comes in red, black or white, and sells for ¥3,690.00 (Japanese Yen) or approximately $40.71 USD from Geek Stuff 4 U Dot Com, what a bargain!