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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2011
Amid the tangle of slow-moving traffic, barbecue and purple jerseys that was Sunday's Baltimore Ravens tailgate party, Larry the Cable Guy, the working man's comedian, was talking food — and how to ease that ubiquitous heartburn pain. The funny-man and former radio host was in Baltimore to promote Prilosec OTC, an over-the-counter heartburn reliever. Clad in a Ravens jersey and his trademark camouflage trucker hat, Larry (real name: Daniel Lawrence Whitney) professed his love for all things greasy and saucy — and Baltimore.
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Peter Schmuck | November 15, 2013
Michael Phelps has nothing left to prove in a swimming pool. His place in Olympic history is assured, and anything he might accomplish during the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro - if he should decide to try and add to his record medal count - would just be, well, treading water. That said, if you're looking for someone to beg him to stay on the golf course, you came to the wrong place. Phelps has earned the right to never dip his toe into chlorinated water again if that's what he wants, but there is no reason for a 28-year-old guy to stop doing what he has done better than anyone as long as he still enjoys training and competing.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2011
Larry the Cable Guy's done some tailgating in his day. Naturally, he's got some advice to offer. "First off," says Larry, who will be at M&T Bank Stadium this Sunday to tailgate with Ravens fans as part of a promotion for Prilosec OTC heartburn medicine, "you always wait about an hour before you lick the grill. That's always a priority. " Wise words, indeed. Anything else? Larry thinks for a moment. "You know it's a good tailgate," he offers, "when you actually miss the game.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2011
Amid the tangle of slow-moving traffic, barbecue and purple jerseys that was Sunday's Baltimore Ravens tailgate party, Larry the Cable Guy, the working man's comedian, was talking food — and how to ease that ubiquitous heartburn pain. The funny-man and former radio host was in Baltimore to promote Prilosec OTC, an over-the-counter heartburn reliever. Clad in a Ravens jersey and his trademark camouflage trucker hat, Larry (real name: Daniel Lawrence Whitney) professed his love for all things greasy and saucy — and Baltimore.
FEATURES
September 23, 2004
You can't help but feel sorry for Steven Kovacs (Matthew Broderick), the unfortunate architect who becomes the target of The Cable Guy (10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., TBS). The cable guy (Jim Carrey) does Kovacs a favor, giving him free premium cable. In return, he asks only that Kovacs hang out with him. Some "only." At first, the cable guy is just overbearing, calling all the time, giving his new friend presents, showing up uninvited. But then he becomes dangerously "helpful," helping Kovacs win back his girlfriend by beating up her date.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1996
Don't buy into the hype that says "The Cable Guy" is some sort of stretch for Jim Carrey. It isn't.As a psychotic cable-TV installer desperate for a friend, Carrey uses pretty much the same acting muscles he's exercised in the "Ace Ventura" films, "The Mask" and "Batman Forever."He's over the top, acting on such a huge adrenalin high that his face seems constantly ready to explode. He mugs, he twitches, he screams. His eyes pop out, the veins in his neck bulge, his voice takes on the timbre of an air-raid siren.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | May 25, 1996
When Jim Carrey makes fun of you, it would be dumb to protest and dumber not to laugh along.That seems to be the consensus reached by the U.S. cable industry over the impending release of the elastic-faced comedian's movie "The Cable Guy." In the film, Carrey plays a crazed cable installer who makes a shambles of a hapless customer's life.Comcast Corp. announced this week that it is planning live coverage of the June 10 premiere. Its local affiliate is thinking of taking its employees to see the film.
FEATURES
February 22, 2008
The raunchy comedy Witless Protection starring Larry the Cable Guy was not screened for critics.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa | November 16, 2006
Larry the Cable Guy Known for his backwoods accent, slightly dirty humor, baseball cap and sleeveless button-front shirt, comedian Larry the Cable Guy will perform at the 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday. Last year, he released The Right To Bare Arms CD, and this year he has a new movie out on DVD: Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $44.75. The arena is at 201 W. Baltimore St. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 9, 2006
Pixar's beguiling comedy-drama Cars, the latest alternate universe envisioned by computer-animation pioneer John Lasseter (the Toy Story movies, A Bug's Life), contains no humans, only automobiles that have human features: eyeballs in the middle of their windshields, eyebrows at the top of them, and mouths and teeth under the grilles. These cars overflow with heart, wit and new ideas. And the picture has a moviemaking fearlessness that conventional directors would be wise to emulate. At a time when blockbuster directors panic at the thought of slackening their pace and giving an audience time to feel something, Lasseter turns a portrait of hot-shot Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson)
NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2011
Larry the Cable Guy's done some tailgating in his day. Naturally, he's got some advice to offer. "First off," says Larry, who will be at M&T Bank Stadium this Sunday to tailgate with Ravens fans as part of a promotion for Prilosec OTC heartburn medicine, "you always wait about an hour before you lick the grill. That's always a priority. " Wise words, indeed. Anything else? Larry thinks for a moment. "You know it's a good tailgate," he offers, "when you actually miss the game.
FEATURES
February 22, 2008
The raunchy comedy Witless Protection starring Larry the Cable Guy was not screened for critics.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa | November 16, 2006
Larry the Cable Guy Known for his backwoods accent, slightly dirty humor, baseball cap and sleeveless button-front shirt, comedian Larry the Cable Guy will perform at the 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday. Last year, he released The Right To Bare Arms CD, and this year he has a new movie out on DVD: Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $44.75. The arena is at 201 W. Baltimore St. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com.
FEATURES
By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 9, 2006
Pixar's beguiling comedy-drama Cars, the latest alternate universe envisioned by computer-animation pioneer John Lasseter (the Toy Story movies, A Bug's Life), contains no humans, only automobiles that have human features: eyeballs in the middle of their windshields, eyebrows at the top of them, and mouths and teeth under the grilles. These cars overflow with heart, wit and new ideas. And the picture has a moviemaking fearlessness that conventional directors would be wise to emulate. At a time when blockbuster directors panic at the thought of slackening their pace and giving an audience time to feel something, Lasseter turns a portrait of hot-shot Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson)
ENTERTAINMENT
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | July 3, 2005
What is Larry the Cable Guy's next big dream purchase? Forty head of bred heifers. What - no bling? No closet full of "Git-R-Done" ball caps and cut-off tees? "Call me crazy," says the popular comedian. In fact, if he weren't doing stand-up, he'd be raising cows in Oklahoma or in his home state of Nebraska. Yes, Nebraska. The comedian famous for his painfully thick Southern accent and redneck humor hails from Pawnee City, Neb., population 1,200. Born Dan Whitney, he grew up in a Midwest farming community where "everybody had horses and livestock."
FEATURES
September 23, 2004
You can't help but feel sorry for Steven Kovacs (Matthew Broderick), the unfortunate architect who becomes the target of The Cable Guy (10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., TBS). The cable guy (Jim Carrey) does Kovacs a favor, giving him free premium cable. In return, he asks only that Kovacs hang out with him. Some "only." At first, the cable guy is just overbearing, calling all the time, giving his new friend presents, showing up uninvited. But then he becomes dangerously "helpful," helping Kovacs win back his girlfriend by beating up her date.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | November 15, 2013
Michael Phelps has nothing left to prove in a swimming pool. His place in Olympic history is assured, and anything he might accomplish during the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro - if he should decide to try and add to his record medal count - would just be, well, treading water. That said, if you're looking for someone to beg him to stay on the golf course, you came to the wrong place. Phelps has earned the right to never dip his toe into chlorinated water again if that's what he wants, but there is no reason for a 28-year-old guy to stop doing what he has done better than anyone as long as he still enjoys training and competing.
NEWS
By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
CLARIFICATION An article on Page 1A of the Jan. 11 editions of The Sun about local cable television service described a Baltimore County couple's complaint over a $304 charge from Comcast for movies they said they never ordered. The quote, "This is mind boggling," and other comments critical of Comcast were made by the complaining couple. Attribution of these comments in the article was ambiguous and gave the impression the comments had been made by a county worker. In addition, the article did not carry the cable company's explanation for the disputed bill.
NEWS
By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
CLARIFICATION An article on Page 1A of the Jan. 11 editions of The Sun about local cable television service described a Baltimore County couple's complaint over a $304 charge from Comcast for movies they said they never ordered. The quote, "This is mind boggling," and other comments critical of Comcast were made by the complaining couple. Attribution of these comments in the article was ambiguous and gave the impression the comments had been made by a county worker. In addition, the article did not carry the cable company's explanation for the disputed bill.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1996
Don't buy into the hype that says "The Cable Guy" is some sort of stretch for Jim Carrey. It isn't.As a psychotic cable-TV installer desperate for a friend, Carrey uses pretty much the same acting muscles he's exercised in the "Ace Ventura" films, "The Mask" and "Batman Forever."He's over the top, acting on such a huge adrenalin high that his face seems constantly ready to explode. He mugs, he twitches, he screams. His eyes pop out, the veins in his neck bulge, his voice takes on the timbre of an air-raid siren.
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